PALM BEACH, Florida (LifeSiteNews) – Former President of the United States Donald Trump in a statement this evening said his Florida home has been raided by the FBI and is “under siege.”
In his statement, Trump said that his Florida home, located in Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, is “currently under siege, raided, and occupied by a large group of FBI agents.”
“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,” Trump wrote.
“Nothing like this has ever happened to a President of the United States before.”
Trump noted that he has been “working and cooperating with the relevant Government agencies,” adding that the “unannounced raid on my home was not necessary or appropriate.”
“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,” wrote Trump.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has officially crossed a line by weaponizing the FBI to target America’s most influential conservative leader — former president Donald Trump, a private citizen — without due process and with obvious political bias.
SIGN this petition to FBI Director Christopher Wray - condemn this blatant political policing againt former President Trump.
This single act has sent an unmistakable signal that anyone who holds a dissenting political belief from the leftist regime can have his or her life ruined by the Deep State — forcing them to defend themselves from a faceless FBI attack-arm of the federal government.
The FBI just proved that Donald Trump was right. He’s always been right.— Benny Johnson 🍊 (@bennyjohnson) August 9, 2022
No one will ever forget this.
We cannot stand for the complete corruption and weaponization of America's law enforcement, and especially not the FBI. We must stand united, bold, and patriotic — in the name of liberty, the rule of law, and American Greatness.
SEND A BOLD MESSAGE TODAY: WE ABSOLUTELY CONDEMN THE DESPICABLE FBI RAID ON A PRIVATE AMERICAN CITIZEN — AND WE WILL NOT STOP FIGHTING FOR AMERICA FIRST!
This kind of weaponization of federal agencies against private citizens who hold a dissenting worldview is seen only in third-world countries.
This is exactly why Americans must use their voices and shout even more loudly that this country is worth saving from the ideologues on the radical left who care only about power and control.
We won’t know how fully insane the FBI raid on Trump is until we see the warrant and warrant application. But after Russiagate – years of investigation predicated largely on Clinton campaign misinformation -- if the basis for this isn’t bedrock-solid, there should be hell to pay.— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) August 9, 2022
Destroying 30K classified emails with a hammer and bleach doesn’t get your home searched. Remember that.— Erielle Davidson (@politicalelle) August 9, 2022
American patriots will continue standing in the way of the left's attempt at hostile takeover, and will always defend America from her enemies — both foreign and domestic.
SIGN NOW: Our Founding Fathers added their names to the Declaration of Independence, and now more than ever is it important to add your name to the growing list of patriots who uphold our inalienable rights and the promise of self-government.
The @FBI raid on President Trump was approved by Director Wray, who also claimed that the illegal FISA warrants used to spy on Trump were constitutional.— Rand Paul (@RandPaul) August 9, 2022
Today’s raid is outrageous and unjust, but predictable.
Stand up against the targeting of private American citizens from FBI raids - we refuse to back down!
P.S. — Nobody is safe from politically motivated attacks under the current DOJ. And with 87,000 new IRS agents joining the executive branch, the unaccountable federal government is only growing. Now is the time to push back before it’s too late! SIGN NOW AND STAND STRONG TOGETHER!
After todays raid on Mar A Lago what do you think the left plans to use those 87,000 new IRS agents for?— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) August 9, 2022
Reaction to the news came swiftly from Trump’s family.
“We truly live in a third world country,” tweeted Trump’s son Eric.
Trump’s eldest son and child, Donald Trump, Jr., blasted President Joe Biden’s “out of control DOJ” as “ripping this country apart with how they’re openly targeting their political enemies.”
“This is what you see happen in 3rd World Banana Republics,” tweeted Trump Jr.
Biden’s out of control DOJ is ripping this country apart with how they’re openly targeting their political enemies.
This is what you see happen in 3rd World Banana Republics!!! https://t.co/tNIsinyutr
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) August 8, 2022
The former president wrote that “[s]uch 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. They even broke into my safe! What is the difference between this and Watergate, where operatives broke into the Democrat National Committee? Here, in reverse, Democrats broke into the home of the 45th President of the United States,” wrote Trump.
Trump then said that he has been facing “political persecution” for years, “with the now fully debunked Russia, Russia, Russia Scam, Impeachment Hoax #1, Impeachment Hoax #2, and so much more, it just never ends. It is political targeting at the highest level!”
“Hillary Clinton was allowed to delete and acid wash 33,000 E-mails AFTER they were subpoenaed by Congress,” the former president recalled.
“Absolutely nothing has happened to hold her accountable. She even took antique furniture, and other items from the White House.”
As it stands now, Trump, along with many who worked in his administration, have been under a continued investigation by the U.S. House January 6 Committee.
The Conservative Treehouse recently wrote about the committee, “We all know why they want Donald Trump removed as a threat to their echo-chambered system of corruption and governmental graft. The entire D.C. system, including the Stasi Department of Justice (DOJ) and FBI state police is based on financial influence, power, greed, and corrupt sales of offices.”
As for Trump, he said in his statement that he stood “up to America’s bureaucratic corruption” and “restored power to the people, and truly delivered for our Country, like we have never seen before.”
“The establishment hated it. Now, as they watch my endorsed candidates win big victories, and see my dominance in all polls, they are trying to stop me, and the Republican Party, once more. The lawlessness, political persecution, and Witch Hunt must be exposed and stopped,” concluded Trump. “I will continue to fight for the Great American People!”
JUST IN 🚨 The White House did not get a heads up about the FBI’s raid at Trump’s home. DOJ declines to comment, CNN’s WH correspondent reports
— Insider Paper (@TheInsiderPaper) August 8, 2022
Using government power to persecute political opponents is something we have seen many times from 3rd world Marxist dictatorships
But never before in America
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) August 9, 2022