Monday evening, former President Donald Trump confirmed that the FBI had raided his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla.
According to reports, the nation’s chief law enforcement agency’s search warrant-executed raid of the 45th president’s home included the seizure of multiple boxes of documents.
It has been reported that the raid was executed in part based on the National Archives and Records Administration’s assertion that Trump had taken certain documents from the White House as his term ended in January 2021.
Stating that his home had been “under siege,” Trump contended that the raid was purely politically motivated.
“Nothing like this has ever happened to a President of the United States before. After working and cooperating with the relevant Government agencies, this unannounced raid on my home was not necessary or appropriate,” said Trump. “It is prosecutorial misconduct, the weaponization of the Justice System, and an attack by Radical Left Democrats who desperately don’t want me to run for President in 2024, especially based on recent polls, and who will likewise do anything to stop Republicans and Conservatives in the upcoming Midterm Elections.”
“Such an assault could only take place in broken, Third-World Countries. Sadly, America has now become one of those Countries, corrupt at a level not seen before,” added the former president.
The raid sparked concern among numerous Republican elected officials in the state of Alabama.
In a statement, Republican U.S. Senate nominee Katie Britt blasted the “politicization” of the American justice system and said that the citizenry needed “full transparency” from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).
“The American people deserve answers immediately,” declared Britt. “The politicization of the Department of Justice has been escalating steadily since President Biden took office, but today was completely unprecedented. While this was avoidable and foreseeable, the result is undoubtedly an erosion of many Alabamians’ faith in our justice system. Everyone in our country should want justice to be blind. We need full transparency now.”
According to U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn), the actions of the “Deep state” in raiding Trump’s residence had marked “a new low.”
The Deep state has reached a new low today by raiding a former president’s home.
This is a step too far when politics turns into a personal war against a large part of the American people.
— Tommy Tuberville (@TTuberville) August 9, 2022
Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth took to social media to compare the “ambush raid” of the 45th president’s estate to political warfare commonly seen in banana republics.
It’s obvious the liberals, RINOs, and fake news media want to destroy Donald Trump, but an ambush raid on a former president’s home is unconscionable. Those kinds of political attacks take place in Third World banana republics, not the USA. It’s time to Make America Great Again.
— Will Ainsworth (@willainsworthAL) August 9, 2022
U.S. Reps. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile), Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) and Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) all lambasted the FBI’s unprecedented raid of a former president’s home.
An FBI raid on a former president’s private residence is totally unprecedented. The American people need answers NOW!
— Rep. Jerry Carl (@RepJerryCarl) August 9, 2022
Every single American should be outraged. No perceived enemy of this lawless administration – whether a concerned parent deemed a “domestic terrorist,” a struggling taxpayer, or a political rival – is safe from the full force of the federal gov’t being used to persecute them.
— Rep. Barry Moore (@RepBarryMoore) August 9, 2022
Mar-a-Lago #FBI raid: Someone in BAD trouble:
Magistrate/judge who issued warrant?
Witness(es) who gave statement(s) on which warrant based?
Time will tell who criminal(s) are. This is SERIOUS, unprecedented conduct.https://t.co/tN6g8ydIwt
— Mo Brooks (@RepMoBrooks) August 9, 2022
Dylan Smith is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @DylanSmithAL