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Why Did The FBI Raid Mar-a-Lago? Legal Experts Weigh In

The FBI raided and served a search warrant on failed, one-term former president Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago golf club, which currently serves as his residence.

We know the raid took place because Trump confirmed it, belching out an angry harangue he released to the media which read in part:

“These are dark times for our Nation, as my beautiful home … is currently under siege, raided, and occupied by a large group of FBI agents,” said Trump. “Nothing like this has happened to a President of the United States before … They even broke into my safe! What is the difference between this and Watergate, where operatives broke into the Democrat [sic] National Committee? Here, in reverse, Democrats broke into the home of the 45th President of the United States.

“The lawlessness, political persecution, and Witch Hunt must be exposed and stopped. I will continue to fight for the Great American People!”

What was the FBI looking for? Most legal experts believe the raid was due to revelations that the ex-president took classified documents with him when he left office and allegedly destroyed them, with Axios reporting:

Maggie Haberman’s forthcoming book about former President Trump will report that White House residence staff periodically found wads of paper clogging a toilet — and believed the former president, a notorious destroyer of Oval Office documents, was the flusher.

Why it matters: Destroying records that should be preserved is potentially illegal.

That led to these remarks from several legal eagles and top-notch reporters:

By Andrew Bradford

Proud progressive journalist and political adviser living behind enemy lines in Red America.

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