President Joe Biden’s unit claimed Monday they did not cognize astir the FBI raid connected erstwhile President Donald Trump’s location astatine Mar-A-Lago.
“No beforehand knowledge. Some learned from aged media immoderate from societal media,” a elder White House authoritative told CBS newsman Ed O’Keefe erstwhile asked astir the raid.
Fox News writer Pat Ward besides cited a remark from a White House authoritative denying they did not person announcement of the raid and referred reporters to the Justice Department.
President Joe Biden returned to the White House from his travel to presumption flood harm successful Kentucky astatine astir 6:00 p.m. and his unit called a “lid” for the time astatine 6:29 p.m.
Trump announced the quality of the raid successful a connection released conscionable earlier 7:00 p.m.
“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. “Nothing similar this has ever happened to a President of the United States before.”
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Trump was not contiguous astatine Mar-a-Lago during the raid, according to reports, arsenic helium typically spends his summers astatine his play nine successful Bedminster, New Jersey, and Trump Tower successful New York City.