United States: Donald Trump announces that his residence in Florida has been “searched” by the FBI

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Former US President Donald Trump said Monday that federal police conducted a search of his residence in Mar-A-Lago, Florida. He denounces a “useless and inappropriate” measure, without explaining the reasons.

Donald Trump evokes a “political persecution”, a “useless and inappropriate” measure. The former American president announced on Monday August 8 that his famous Florida residence, Mar-a-Lago, had been “searched” by the federal police (FBI). She has not yet confirmed this search.

“Our nation is living in dark times, my beautiful home, Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, is under siege and has been raided and occupied by numerous FBI agents,” he said in a statement. “They even broke into my safe.”

“After working and cooperating with the appropriate government agencies, this unannounced search of my home was unnecessary and inappropriate,” castigates the former White House tenant, without specifying the reason for this search.

But it is linked, directly or indirectly, to several ongoing legal cases. A parliamentary committee is seeking to shed light on the role that the billionaire played in the assault on the Capitol on January 6, 2021.

Poor management of classified documents

The intervention would concern the potential mishandling of classified documents, which had been sent to Mar-a-Lago, a source familiar with the matter told the Washington Post.

The way the billionaire managed his official documents when he was at the White House is at the heart of several investigations.

The former president is accused of having deliberately neglected some of his files before their obligatory transmission to the American National Archives.

This federal agency had asked the American justice to open an investigation into these facts, according to several American media. She had to recover in Florida fifteen boxes of documents that Donald Trump had taken with him when he left Washington in January 2021.

In these boxes, letters from Barack Obama and the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, a map of the United States which had been the subject of heated exchanges with the American weather service, but also, according to the Washington Post, several documents marked “defense secret”.

The National Archives assure that the Republican had no right to leave with these boxes: under a 1978 law, any American president must transmit all of his e-mails, letters and other working documents. to this agency, responsible for keeping them.

With AFP and Reuters


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