(Jacob Bruns, Headline USA) After the FBI assault on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home earlier this week, his son Eric Trump has revealed that FBI agents spent hours ransacking the property.
According to Eric Trump, the security team at Mar-a-Lago refused to turn off the security cameras around the property, as requested by the FBI, Newsweek reported.
“There’s 30 agents there,” he said, recounting the raid. “They told our lawyer…’You have to leave the property right now. Turn off all security cameras.'”
Trump noted the secrecy of the FBI agents as they rummaged through the property, suggesting that they may have been up to something.
“The FBI and others from the Federal Government would not let anyone, including my lawyers, be anywhere near the areas that were rummaged and otherwise looked at during the raid on Mar-a-Lago,” Trump wrote on Truth Social.
“Why did they STRONGLY insist on having nobody watching them, everybody out?” he added.
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The agents spent hours in Trump’s private office, and even searched through Melania‘s closet.
The FBI also apparently refused to show Trump’s lawyer, Christina Bobb, a copy of the search warrant, initially making her try to read it from 10 feet away.
“When I arrived and kind of announced myself as the legal representation for President Trump. I asked to see a copy of the warrant,” Bobb recalled.
When she was finally granted access to see the warrant, it was partly sealed, so she could not see why the judge allowed the raid to occur.
“Initially they refused and said, ‘You know, we don’t have to show it to you,'” Bobb said.
“And there was a little bit of an exchange about whether it was appropriate to withhold the warrant when you’re searching the residence of the former president, who’s likely to be the Republican nominee in the next election, though they conceded and let me see it, they did not give me a copy of it right away, but they did let me see it.”