Donald Trump last night claimed that FBI agents searching his home in Mar-a-Lago confiscated his passports, calling it a “political attack”.
The former president wrote on his website Truth Social a week after federal agencies recovered classified documents from his Florida home that “they stole my three passports (one of them expired) along with everything else. This is an attack on a political opponent on a level unprecedented in our country. Third World.” The claim was not immediately confirmed by the FBI.
Mr Trump (76) is likely to have a regular blue passport for US citizens and a red diplomatic passport for official government travel. Without a legal passport, Mr Trump would not be able to travel outside the US.
A search warrant issued by a court on Friday showed 11 sets of classified documents were removed by agents from Trump’s Florida home. The warrant was issued after the FBI identified a probable cause of possible violations of the Espionage Act.
Mr Trump has been urged to tone down his rhetoric amid a surge in threats against law enforcement. He vowed yesterday to “do whatever we can” to help “lower the temperature” before repeating his attacks on the FBI.
Agents have been inundated with an unprecedented avalanche of threats following the office’s search of Mar-a-Lago, which Mr Trump has branded a politically motivated “witch hunt”.
In his first interview since alleged classified documents removed from the White House were recovered from Mr Trump’s home, he told Fox News: “Whatever we can do to help – because the temperature needs to come down in the country . If not, terrible things will happen.”
Mr Trump said his office contacted a Justice Department official on Thursday to deliver the message. At the same time, however, he called for calm, repeated attacks on the FBI and defended the actions of his supporters. witch hunt”.
“People are so angry about what’s happening,” the former president said.
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https://www.independent.ie/world-news/north-america/trump-claims-fbi-seized-his-three-passports-during-raid-on-mar-a-lago-mansion-41914202.html Donald Trump claims the FBI confiscated his three passports in a raid on the Mar-a-Lago mansion