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Why Searching an Ex-President's Estate is Not Easily Done - 4 Important Things to Know About the FBI's Search of Mar-a-Lago

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The Conversation (United States)

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Popular Press

Publication Date

8-9-2022

Abstract

The FBI’s raid of former President Donald Trump’s estate on Aug. 8, 2022, caught Trump by surprise – and prompted immediate speculation about exactly why and how the law enforcement agency secured a search warrant.

“My beautiful home, Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, is currently under siege, raided, and occupied by a large group of FBI agents. … They even broke into my safe!” Trump said in a statement released through his political action committee, Save America.

Trump brought 15 boxes of classified materials with him to Mar-a-Lago when he left the White House, and delayed returning the materials to National Archives officials for months.

The FBI and the Department of Justice have not commented on the raid, but the Justice Department is known to be investigating how Trump possibly mishandled government secrets. Trump is also facing other potential charges from the state of Georgia stemming from his alleged interference with the 2020 elections.

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Clark D. Cunningham, Why Searching an Ex-President's Estate is Not Easily Done - 4 Important Things to Know About the FBI's Search of Mar-a-Lago, The Conversation (Aug. 9, 2022 2:12 AM), https://theconversation.com/why-searching-an-ex-presidents-estate-is-not-easily-done-4-important-things-to-know-about-the-fbis-search-of-mar-a-lago-188438

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