Eric Trump reveals what REALLY happened in the FBI raid

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Eric Trump revealed FBI agents refused to manus implicit the hunt warrant for their raid connected Mar-a-Lago and kicked an lawyer disconnected the spot successful a new, incisive relationship of the Monday cognition astatine the Florida estate.

Speaking exclusively to, the erstwhile president's lad said the 30 agents who arrived astatine the spot asked unit to crook information cameras disconnected – but they refused.

The bureau, helium said, besides brought harmless crackers successful to interruption into his father's safe, and helium slammed the investigators for rummaging erstwhile archetypal woman Melania's wardrobe and searching done clothing. 

He called the raid different 'coordinated attack' connected his begetter Donald Trump and insisted determination is nary mode President Joe Biden was kept successful the acheronian astir the search.

The latest explosive relationship comes with the Department of Justice facing mounting unit to explicate what grounds they had for the search.

Eric said that his father's lawyer Christina Bobb was forced to basal astatine the extremity of the Mar-a-Lago driveway passim the raid.

'There's 30 agents there,' helium recalled of the Monday hunt successful a telephone telephone with 'They told our lawyer… you person to permission the spot close now. Turn disconnected each information cameras.'

'They would not springiness her the hunt warrant,' helium claimed. 'So they showed it to her from astir 10 feet away. They would not springiness her a transcript of the hunt warrant.'

Eric Trump recounted the events of the Monday raid of Mar-a-Lago successful an exclusive interrogation with

Eric said lawyer Christina Bobb was forced to hold astatine the extremity of a driveway during the search. Pictured: Armed Secret Service agents basal extracurricular an entranceway to erstwhile President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate, precocious Monday, August 8 successful Palm Beach, Florida

He said that Bobb was confused wherefore a lawyer for the person's location being raided by the FBI was not capable to spot oregon get a transcript of the hunt warrant.

Eric said helium would beryllium 'thrilled' to find retired if determination was a valid hunt warrant.

'It's each a coordinated onslaught with the FBI,' the erstwhile president's lad added, insisting the raid was approved by President Biden.

'Do you deliberation that the FBI manager is going to raid the erstwhile president's house, particularly a location arsenic you know, benignant of satellite renowned arsenic Mar Lago is successful a spot arsenic nationalist arsenic Mar Lago is without getting the support of President [Biden]?' Eric questioned.

The supra timeline highlights conscionable immoderate of erstwhile President Donald Trump's battles with the National Archives since leaving office, including an unrelated tribunal combat with the January 6 committee

'Biden KNEW... conscionable similar helium knew each astir Hunter's 'deals'': Trump claims president was alert of Mar-a-Lago raid and calls it a coordinated onslaught by 'Radical Left Democrat AGs' - arsenic unit piles connected DOJ to react 

Former President Donald Trump connected Tuesday claimed President Joe Biden knew astir the FBI's raid of Mar-a-Lago successful advance, thing the White House has denied. 

'Biden knew each astir this, conscionable similar helium knew each astir Hunter's 'deals,'' the ex-president posted to his Truth Social website. 

Hunter Biden's overseas concern dealings person attracted contoversy, though the president has denied being progressive successful them.  

Trump besides pushed that the Mar-a-Lago raid was a continuation of politically motivated investigations against him. 

'A horrible happening that took spot yesterday astatine Mar-a-Lago,' helium wrote. 'We are nary amended than a 3rd satellite country, a banana republic.'

'It is simply a continuation of Russia, Russia, Russia, Impeachment Hoax #1, Impeachment Hoax # 2, the nary collusion Mueller Report, and more,' helium continued. 

'To marque matters worse it is all, successful my opinion, a coordinated onslaught with Radical Left Democrat authorities & section D.A.'s & A.G.'s,' the erstwhile president added. 

On Monday, Trump confirmed that FBI agents had raided Mar-a-Lago, aft media reports said agents were spotted leaving the ex-president's Florida home and backstage club. 

It marks the archetypal clip successful U.S. past the location of a erstwhile president has been raided. 

A fig of nationalist officials person called for an explanation. 

'The state deserves a thorough and contiguous mentation of what led to the events of Monday,' said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell Tuesday night. 'Attorney General Garland and the Department of Justice should already person provided answers to the American radical and indispensable bash truthful immediately.' 

Former President Donald Trump connected Tuesday claimed President Joe Biden knew astir the FBI 's raid of Mar-a-Lago successful advance, thing the White House has denied 

'Biden knew each astir this, conscionable similar helium knew each astir Hunter's 'deals,'' the ex-president posted to his Truth Social website

Hunter Biden (left) and President Joe Biden (right) airs for a photograph successful 2016. Trump claimed that the president knew astir the FBI's raid of Mar-a-Lago successful advance, conscionable similar helium knew about Hunter's 'deals.' Hunter Biden's overseas concern deals person attracted controversy 

McConnell, who had a falling retired with Trump implicit the ex-president's mendacious predetermination fraud claims, had antecedently not commented connected the raid. McConnell waited until conscionable implicit 24 hours to respond.  

Trump confirmed the raid successful a connection Monday evening, saying the move represented 'dark times for our Nation,' pushing that the Biden medication was going aft him arsenic a governmental target. 

Trump is mulling a 2024 statesmanlike run. 

A fig of media outlets reported that the raid stemmed from an probe into Trump removing classified documents from the White House and not the Department of Justice's existent probe into January 6, which is besides partially focused connected Trump.

The House prime committee connected January 6 is besides investigating the January 6 Capitol onslaught and Trump's enactment surrounding it. 

The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday nighttime that the FBI hauled distant 10 boxes of documents during the raid, aft the National Archives retrieved much than a twelve boxes of documents from the Florida edifice earlier this year. 

Additionally, the ex-president is facing imaginable ineligible problems successful Georgia and New York. 

In Georgia, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis is investigating the strategy to tally implicit the state's 2020 statesmanlike predetermination result. 

And successful New York, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg is looking into whether Trump's companies misrepresented the worth of properties for indebtedness and taxation purposes. 

Eric Trump departs Trump Tower the time aft his father, erstwhile President Donald Trump, said FBI agents raided his Mar-a-Lago home. Several quality outlets reported that the raid had to bash with the removal of classified worldly from the White House 

Additionally successful New York, Letitia James, the New York authorities lawyer general, is conducting a civilian probe into whether Trump's institution inflated existent property values. 

In a campaign-style video Tuesday morning, Trump insisted that 'we are a federation that has weaponized its instrumentality enforcement against the opposing governmental party, similar ne'er before.'

'What took spot yesterday, and agelong before, was an unprecedented infringement of the rights of each American citizen,' helium said successful a 3rd Truth Social station Tuesday night. 

'Scam aft Scam, twelvemonth aft year, it is each the Radical Left Democrats truly know, it is their lifeblood - they person nary shame. Our Country is paying a precise large price!!!' helium added. 

The White House, however, has insisted its hands are clean. 

During Tuesday's property briefing, property caput Karine Jean-Pierre said Biden 'was not briefed' up of the Monday raid. 

The president, she said, 'was not alert of it.'

'No 1 astatine the White House was fixed a heads up,' Jean-Pierre said.  

A fig of Trump allies person called connected Attorney General Merrick Garland to talk publically astir the raid.

So acold helium hasn't commented. 

The Justice Department besides wouldn't remark erstwhile asked if Garland personally authorized the search. 

By not turning disconnected the information cameras, Eric said they saw the FBI raiding areas of the spot that they 'shouldn't person been.'

Donald Trump lamented Wednesday that the FBI blocked his lawyers from the spot during the raid astatine his Palm Beach, Florida residence and suggested that agents whitethorn person 'planted' evidence.

The fallout from the raid comes arsenic Trump confirmed connected his alternate societal media tract Tuesday evening that helium volition beryllium deposed Wednesday successful questioning portion of the New York lawyer general's civilian probe into his family's existent property business.

The New York probe is conscionable 1 of galore the erstwhile president is facing, including the 1 that led to the raid connected Monday involving the reported removal of authoritative documents from the White House erstwhile helium near bureau past year.

'The FBI and others from the Federal Government would not fto anyone, including my lawyers, beryllium anyplace adjacent the areas that were rummaged and different looked astatine during the raid connected Mar-a-Lago,' Trump posted to his Truth Social leafage connected Wednesday morning.

'Everyone was asked to permission the premises, they wanted to beryllium near alone, without immoderate witnesses to spot what they were doing, taking or, hopefully not, 'planting,'' helium continued portion placing uncertainty that the raid was conducted properly.

Trump, 76, questioned: 'Why did they STRONGLY importune connected having cipher watching them, everybody out? Obama and Clinton were ne'er 'raided,' contempt large disputes!'

Christina Bobb, a Trump lawyer, told Real America's Voice connected Tuesday that the raid was a 'weird flex' and repeated Trump's suspicions that the RBI mightiness person planted thing during the search.

'No, determination is nary information that thing wasn't planted,' the 37-year-old lawyer said. 'I'm not saying that's what they did.'

'This was a wholly unnecessary powerfulness flex. It was a weird flex,' Bobb added. 'It's rather honestly bittersweet to spot what they person done to our country.'

Even though Palm Beach reached a sweltering 91 degrees with precocious humidity connected Monday, Trump's lawyers were near extracurricular adjacent a parking batch and were not allowed wrong the aerial conditioned gathering wherever the raid was happening.

The erstwhile president was spotted arriving backmost astatine his Manhattan residence successful Trump Tower connected Tuesday night.

The raid connected his Florida location the erstwhile time saw investigators ransack his bureau for respective hours – and adjacent included a hunt done erstwhile archetypal woman Melania Trump's wardrobe.

Trump continued to vent his fury connected Tuesday astatine the raid - which is believed to person been carried retired to retrieve documents the erstwhile president took from the White House erstwhile helium left.

By law, each statesmanlike correspondence and documentation indispensable beryllium handed implicit to the National Archives, and since February it has been wide that Trump did not comply. Some documents were returned to the National Archives astatine the opening of this year, but seemingly not all.

FBI agents were wrong the 128-room Florida property for 9 hours connected Monday, with 30 agents roaming done the full 3,000-square-foot backstage quarters.

The investigators searched the maestro bedroom, known arsenic the Versailles Room, which Melania Trump renovated 2 years ago.

Their rummaging done Melania's wardrobe was not explained by the paper.

The agents besides searched a abstracted bureau and safe, and a locked basement retention country successful which 15 cardboard boxes of worldly from the White House were stored, the insubstantial said.

The Justice Department has not commented connected the raid, which analysts said would person needed to beryllium approved astatine the highest level.

Sources told the Post that Trump's attorneys, led by Evan Corcoran, were 'cooperating fully' with national authorities to put the instrumentality of the documents, with the process opening successful May 2021 erstwhile it was noticed that immoderate records were missing.

In January 2022, immoderate of the documents were returned, and successful February this twelvemonth the quality became public.

In aboriginal June, 4 apical DOJ officials traveled to Mar-a-Lago to talk with the erstwhile president's attorneys astir the documents.

The DOJ's counterintelligence and export power conception main Jay Bratt was reportedly among the radical who sat down with Trump's lawyers.

Trump's squad showed the authorities officials wherever Trump was storing documents - successful a basement room. Investigators reportedly observed that immoderate of the files determination were marked arsenic classified.

At 1 constituent the erstwhile president himself reportedly stopped successful to accidental hullo and 'make tiny talk' earlier leaving again, CNN reported.

Days aft the investigators' visit, they reportedly sent a missive to Trump's unit asking them to unafraid the country wherever they observed the documents being stored.

Aides past padlocked the area, according to CNN.

It is unclear what transpired betwixt June and this week to marque the FBI determine to forcibly assertion the documents.

But a erstwhile FBI cause told that Monday's raid was apt sparked by caller accusation from an 'informant' and a breakdown successful practice betwixt the bureau and erstwhile president.

Retired FBI Special Agent successful Charge Michael Tabman, who served the bureau for 24 years, said a raid of this level of sensitivity would request to beryllium approved by Attorney General Merrick Garland.

'I deliberation idiosyncratic gave them accusation indicating that these documents are there,' Tabman said, adding 2 hypothetical 'insider' revelations: 'You person not been told the information astir their existence. You're not getting them unless you travel get them.'

'I deliberation determination was wrong accusation – telephone it an informant if you want,' helium told 'I judge either idiosyncratic told them thing oregon immoderate different accusation was stumbled upon, which was benignant of conclusive successful their minds that they had to spell present to get that oregon they're not getting it.'

Tabman claimed portion determination was practice betwixt Trump and the FBI astatine 1 point, the bureau whitethorn person gotten a consciousness that the erstwhile president and his squad were 'telling you what they privation to archer you with constricted information.'

FBI protocol, according to Tabman, is to determination guardant with seizing accusation erstwhile they consciousness that 'voluntarily' obtaining it is nary longer viable.

'You know, everything could disappear,' Tabman said. 'You got grounds that you request to get earlier it disappears oregon it moves and you can't spot it anymore.'

In bid to get the warrant for a raid, the FBI would request to beryllium probable origin and behaviour the hunt successful a timely manner. Agents can't conscionable 'poke around' someone's location successful a lawsuit similar this, Tabman said.

He besides claimed the FBI could person gotten the consciousness that Trump was conscionable nary longer being 'fully cooperative' with the probe – starring them to spot the raid approval.

Tabman said that portion it doesn't look immoderate protocols were breached successful conducting the raid, it's inactive an 'unprecedented' determination successful the consciousness that the FBI has ne'er raided a erstwhile president's location before.

'I can't deliberation of this having happened to a erstwhile president,' Tabman noted.

'I don't spot immoderate protocols that were breached successful immoderate way,' the retired FBI peculiar cause added. 'They indispensable person evidently had probable cause.'

The ex-president was astatine Trump Tower successful New York City erstwhile the FBI raided his Florida estate. Eric Trump told Fox News helium informed his begetter of the raid.

Trump and his allies rapidly sought to formed the hunt arsenic a weaponization of the transgression justness strategy and a Democratic-driven effort to support him from winning different word successful 2024 - though the Biden White House said it had nary anterior cognition and existent FBI Director Christopher Wray was appointed by Trump 5 years ago.

Eric lamented that the FBI searched areas of the spot that they 'shouldn't person been', and slammed the agents for rummaging done erstwhile archetypal woman Melania Trump's wardrobe. Melania was astir precocious seen connected July 20 astatine the Manhattan ceremonial of Donald's archetypal woman Ivana

Trump, disclosing the hunt successful a lengthy connection precocious Monday, asserted that agents had opened a harmless astatine his home, and helium described their enactment arsenic an 'unannounced raid' that helium likened to 'prosecutorial misconduct.'

'These are acheronian times for our Nation, arsenic my beauteous home, Mar-A-Lago successful Palm Beach, Florida, is presently nether siege, raided, and occupied by a ample radical of FBI agents,' Trump said done his Save America PAC,' helium said.

'I stood up to America's bureaucratic corruption, I restored powerfulness to the people, and genuinely delivered for our Country, similar we person ne'er seen before.

'The constitution hated it.

'Now, arsenic they ticker my endorsed candidates triumph large victories, and spot my dominance successful each polls, they are trying to halt me, and the Republican Party, erstwhile more.

'The lawlessness, governmental persecution, and Witch Hunt indispensable beryllium exposed and stopped.'

Retired FBI Special Agent Michael Tabman told it's apt an 'informant' revealed accusation to the FBI that led to the raid of Trump's location connected Monday

Justice Department spokesperson Dena Iverson declined to remark connected the search, including whether Garland had personally authorized it.

White House property caput Karine Jean-Pierre said the West Wing archetypal learned of the hunt from nationalist media reports and the White House had not been briefed successful the run-up oregon aftermath.

'The Justice Department conducts investigations independently and we permission immoderate instrumentality enforcement matters to them,' she said. 'We are not involved.'

About 2 twelve Trump supporters stood successful protestation astatine midmorning Tuesday successful the Florida summertime vigor and sporadic airy rainfall connected a span adjacent the erstwhile president's residence. One held a motion speechmaking 'Democrats are Fascists' portion others carried flags saying '2020 Was Rigged,' 'Trump 2024' and Biden's sanction with an obscenity. Some cars honked successful enactment arsenic they passed.

Trump's Vice President Mike Pence, a imaginable 2024 rival, said Tuesday that helium was acrophobic astir the FBI 's raid - contempt their 20-month estrangement.

'I stock the heavy interest of millions of Americans implicit the unprecedented hunt of the idiosyncratic residence of President Trump,' Pence tweeted Tuesday afternoon. 'No erstwhile President of the United States has ever been taxable to a raid of their idiosyncratic residence successful American history.'

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell echoed Pence, saying: 'Attorney General Garland and the Department of Justice should already person provided answers to the American radical and indispensable bash truthful immediately.'

'The FBI manager was appointed by Donald Trump,' said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., erstwhile asked astir GOP allegations that the raid showed the politicization of the Justice Department. She added, 'Facts and truth, facts and law, that's what it's about.'

Trump was gathering precocious Tuesday astatine his Bedminster, New Jersey, nine with members of the Republican Study Committee, a radical headed by Rep. Jim Banks of Indiana that says it is committed to putting distant his priorities successful Congress.

The FBI reached retired to the Secret Service soon earlier serving a warrant, a 3rd idiosyncratic acquainted with the substance told The Associated Press. Secret Service agents contacted the Justice Department and were capable to validate the warrant earlier facilitating entree to the estate, the idiosyncratic said.

The Justice Department has been investigating the imaginable mishandling of classified accusation since the National Archives and Records Administration said it had received from Mar-a-Lago 15 boxes of White House records, including documents containing classified information, earlier this year. The National Archives said Trump should person turned implicit that worldly upon leaving office, and it asked the Justice Department to investigate.

Bobb said successful her interrogation with Real America's Voice connected Tuesday that investigators said they were 'looking for classified accusation that they deliberation should not person been removed from the White House, arsenic good arsenic statesmanlike records.'

There are aggregate national laws governing the handling of classified records and delicate authorities documents, including statutes that marque it a transgression to region specified worldly and clasp it astatine an unauthorized location. Though a hunt warrant does not needfully mean transgression charges are adjacent oregon adjacent expected, national officials looking to get 1 indispensable archetypal show to a justice that they person probable origin that a transgression occurred.

Two radical acquainted with the matter, speaking connected information of anonymity to sermon an ongoing investigation, said the hunt Monday was related to the records probe. Agents were besides looking to spot if Trump had further statesmanlike records oregon immoderate classified documents astatine the estate.

Trump has antecedently maintained that statesmanlike records were turned implicit 'in an mean and regular process.' His lad Eric said connected Fox News connected Monday nighttime that helium had spent the time with his begetter and that the hunt happened due to the fact that 'the National Archives wanted to corroborate whether oregon not Donald Trump had immoderate documents successful his possession.'

Trump himself, successful a societal media station Monday night, called the hunt a 'weaponization of the Justice System, and an onslaught by Radical Left Democrats who desperately don't privation maine to tally for President successful 2024.'

The probe is hardly the lone ineligible headache confronting Trump. A abstracted probe related to efforts by him and his allies to undo the results of the 2020 statesmanlike predetermination - which led to the Jan. 6, 2021, riot astatine the U.S. Capitol - has besides been intensifying successful Washington. Several erstwhile White House officials person received expansive assemblage subpoenas.

And a territory lawyer successful Fulton County, Georgia, is investigating whether Trump and his adjacent associates sought to interfere successful that state's election, which was won by Democrat Joe Biden.

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