A DISLOYAL aide was said to be behind classified documents allegedly stored at former U.S. President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, Politicalite can reveal.
The claims by a top Trump source came after FBI agents raided Mar-a-Lago amid claims 45 had taken classified records from the White House.
The action, which the FBI and Justice Department did not immediately confirm, marks a dramatic escalation in law enforcement scrutiny of the former president and comes as he has been laying the groundwork to make another bid for the White House.
Speaking exclusively to Politicalite, the source claimed: “They [the FBI] won’t come out empty handed.”
“As if Trump were stupid enough to do what they said he did. The only thing that could have happened is that a disloyal aid planted it in a box that was moved out in January of 2021.” the source claimed.
“They wouldn’t have gone in without expecting a result.”
Though a search warrant does not suggest that criminal charges are near or even expected, federal officials looking to obtain one must demonstrate that they have probable cause that a crime occurred.
“After working and co-operating with the relevant government agencies, this unannounced raid on my home was not necessary or appropriate,” Mr Trump said in his statement, claiming agents broke into a safe during the search.
DARK TIMES IN AMERICA
He added: “These are dark times for our Nation, as my beautiful home, Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, is currently under siege, raided, and occupied by a large group of FBI agents. Nothing like this has ever happened to a President of the United States before.”
Justice Department spokesperson Dena Iverson declined to comment on the search, including about whether Attorney General Merrick Garland had personally authorised it.