Politics: Trump returning to Mar-a-Lago, says he will ‘see for myself’ FBI search scene

Billionaire investor and Trump megadonor Peter Thiel praises Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis as 'the best of the governors' for offering 'a real alternative to California'

  Billionaire investor and Trump megadonor Peter Thiel praises Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis as 'the best of the governors' for offering 'a real alternative to California' Records show that Thiel — who has given millions to Senate candidates — has not donated to the Republican governor's reelection campaign.In a speech delivered at the National Conservatism Conference, Thiel painted a bleak picture of his home state of California and said at least one governor was going about alternative policymaking the right way: Florida's Ron DeSantis.

Former President Trump on Sunday said he is returning to his Mar-a-Lago residence, and promised to provide updates on the impact of the FBI’s search last month in which agents seized classified documents taken from the White House.

  Trump returning to Mar-a-Lago, says he will ‘see for myself’ FBI search scene © Provided by The Hill

“I’ll soon be heading to the scene of the unwarranted, unjust, and illegal Raid and Break-In of my home in Florida, Mar-a-Lago. I’ll be able to see for myself the results of the unnecessary ransacking of rooms and other areas of the house,” Trump said on his Truth Social platform.

“It has already been proven that so much has been wrongfully taken, it is not a ‘pretty thing.’ So sad! The 4th Amendment, and much more, has been totally violated, a grave invasion of privacy. I will keep the American public informed on TRUTH!” Trump continued.

What we learned from the newly released, less redacted Trump raid affidavit

  What we learned from the newly released, less redacted Trump raid affidavit The newly released, less redacted Trump Mar-a-Lago raid affidavit shed new light on the investigation into the former president — and why the FBI stormed his Florida home. Crucial new details, including information on security footage obtained by the FBI from inside Mar-a-Lago, were hidden inside the 32-page affidavit, which was released on Tuesday. One of the key pieces of information learned from the filing is that Trump previously handed over documents to the FBI in a way that made officials think even the former president's team knew the records were classified.

The former president has long painted the search as politically motivated and criticized the FBI and Justice Department for conducting it, though his defenses for how and why the classified material ended up on the property have varied.

FBI agents recovered over a hundred classified documents and dozens of empty folders marked classified, according to unsealed records.

Trump at one point suggested the evidence against him had been planted by the FBI, but has also argued that he declassified the documents in order to lawfully bring them to Mar-a-Lago.

Trump’s legal team is now trying to block the Justice Department from reviewing the seized documents.

Trump’s lawyers successfully argued, before the Trump-appointee judge overseeing their case, for the appointment of a special master to review the documents for possible executive privilege.

The DOJ has been fighting back to gain access to the materials and move forward in its underlying investigation.

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Trump attorney told National Archives boxes at Mar-a-Lago held only news clippings: reports .
A former White House lawyer told the National Archives last year that boxes former President Trump took from the White House to his Mar-a-Lago residence held only news clippings, multiple outlets reported Friday. The Washington Post first reported, citing people familiar, that former deputy White House counsel Pat Philbin told the Archives in a September 2021…The Washington Post first reported, citing people familiar, that former deputy White House counsel Pat Philbin told the Archives in a September 2021 call that Trump had only 12 boxes of news clippings at his Florida home, information Philbin said was relayed to him by former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows.

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