Trump’s home raided

Donald Trump says that the FBI has raided his home in the Florida resort of Mar-a-Lago.

The FBI executed a search warrant around 6pm ET at Trump’s residence, which appears to have been related to an investigation into Trump unlawfully taking White House documents with him to Mar-a-Lago after his presidency, according to a source familiar with the matter.

“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 said in a bitter statement lashing out at the raid, adding: “They even broke into my safe!”

In a furious statement, Trump compared the FBI raid to “Watergate” and blamed it on “Radical Left Democrats” who he said “desperately don’t want me to run for president in 2024 … who will do anything to stop Republicans and Conservatives in the upcoming midterms elections”.

Even at a time like this, Trump has to describe himself and his stuff grandiosely, referring to his ‘beautiful’ home.

I must confess that I did not expect this. I am puzzled as to what documents he would have thought he needed to remove.

Another bizarre report has photos that show Trump’s toilet with papers stuck in them, supporting allegations that his toilets used to get blocked because he would try and destroy official documents by tearing them up and flushing them down the toilet.

Remember our toilet scoop in Axios AM earlier this year? Maggie Haberman’s forthcoming book about former President Trump will report that White House residence staff periodically found wads of paper clogging a toilet — and believed the former president, a notorious destroyer of Oval Office documents, was the flusher.

Why it matters: Destroying records that should be preserved is potentially illegal.

That raises the question: Who goes around taking photos of Trump’s toilets? Is this part of their official duties? If so, how much do they get paid?

Can the Trump presidency get any weirder?

UPDATE: There is a livestream of the street in front of the gates of Mar-a-Lago where pro and anti-Trump people are hanging out.


  1. anat says

    Even at a time like this, Trump has to describe himself and his stuff grandiosely, referring to his ‘beautiful’ home.

    Clearly authorities should only be allowed to search less beautiful homes.

  2. Tethys says

    I’m guessing he was destroying documents to hide evidence of his multiple crimes. I am pretty chuffed that he gets to be the first POTUS to ever get his beautiful ketchup smeared hotel home raided by the FBI.

    I can’t wait for the perp walk episode!!

  3. larpar says

    A little weirder.
    In a story I read earlier today on CNN, I can’t find it now, it’s been buried by other news, Trump told Gen. Milley that he wished his generals were as loyal as Hitler’s generals were during WW2. Miley responded that Hitler’s generals tried to assassinate him 4 different times. Trump then called Miley a liar.

  4. Ridana says

    I am puzzled as to what documents he would have thought he needed to remove.

    Well, back in Feb when the National Archives recovered 15 boxes of docs he took with him, some were so highly classified they couldn’t be described in any list that wasn’t also classified. Apparently they think they’re still missing docs, which are probably even more classified and surely damning enough that he felt the need to take them. Maybe a full, unredacted recording of the perfect phone call before he got someone to wipe it from the super-secret server. Or the translator’s notes of his private meeting with Putin in Helsinki.

    Or it’s very possible that he took them hoping to sell their contents to the Russians or the highest bidder.

  5. Holms says

    I had long been convinced that any legal repercussion against Trump was vanishingly unlikely, due to being both wealthy and an ex-president. Now… those odds have changed.

  6. billseymour says

    Oh, yes, please…the perp walk.  That would be great fun to watch, especially if there are folks along the route chanting “lock him up”.  Just the thought of it makes me grin.

  7. Ichthyic says

    I’m torn between Trump spending the rest of his life in prison for treason, literally, or just “disappear” to never be heard from again.

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