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Former President Donald Trump lashed out on the FBI on social media Saturday evening, calling their integrity into query days when they carried out a raid on his non-public Florida place of dwelling.
In a sequence of posts, Trump referred to as the FBI “corrupt” and claimed their raid at Mar-a-Lago on Monday was once simply the most recent in a sequence of makes an attempt to undermine him. These claims are unsubstantiated.
“The FBI has a long and unrelenting history of being corrupt. Just look back to the days of J. Edgar Hoover,” the previous president wrote on TRUTH Social, referencing the primary director of the federal bureau.
Trump added: “In the modern era, nothing has changed except that it has gotten far worse.”
FBI SEIZED CLASSIFIED RECORDS FROM MAR-A-LAGO DURING RAID OF TRUMP’S FLORIDA RESIDENCE
The former president then made a sequence of unverified claims involving former FBI Director James Comey, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, former FBI agent Peter Strzok, and previous FBI lawyer Lisa Page. He additionally referenced the best way the FBI impacted the 2016 presidential election.
“Look at Comey, McCabe, Strzok and lover Lisa Page. Check out the brilliantly written but damning I.G. Reports. See what they were willing to do in order to get Crooked Hillary Clinton elected (they failed), and got caught! They spied on my campaign, pushed the FAKE Dossier, and illegally used the FISA Court,” Trump claimed.
FBI SEIZES PRIVILEGED TRUMP RECORDS DURING RAID; DOJ OPPOSES REQUEST FOR INDEPENDENT REVIEW: SOURCES
“I was fully vindicated in the Russia, Russia, Russia SCAM, the “No Collusion” Mueller Investigation, Impeachment Hoax #1, Impeachment Hoax #2, and all else. NOW THEY RAID MY HOME, ban my lawyers and, without any witnesses allowed, break the lock that they asked us to install on the storage area that we showed them early on, which held papers that they could have had months ago for the asking, and without the ridiculous political grandstanding of a ‘break in’ to a very storied, important, and high visibility place, just before the Midterm Elections,” he persisted.
Trump additionally conspiratorially instructed the FBI will have planted proof towards him all the way through their raid, regardless that there’s no proof to indicate this.
“The whole World was watching as the FBI rummaged through the house, including the former First Lady’s closets (and clothing!), alone and unchecked. They even demanded that the security cameras be turned off (we refused), but there was no way of knowing if what they took was legitimate, or was there a ‘plant?’ This was, after all, the FBI!”
FBI SEIZED CLASSIFIED RECORDS FROM MAR-A-LAGO DURING SEARCH OF TRUMP RESIDENCE
The former president additionally “ReTruthed” or shared a sequence of posts that additional condemned the FBI, calling it a “criminal RICO [Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act] enterprise.”
Another publish that Trump shared claimed with out evidence that the FBI commits “collusion” in addition to “treason, espionage [and] sedition.”
On Monday, the FBI spent a number of hours executing a seek warrant on Trump’s Florida property the place they discovered bins that contained various levels of classification, together with, best secret and confidential knowledge.
The seek warrant, unsealed by means of a pass judgement on days later, confirmed the FBI seek was once hooked up to a conceivable violation of the Espionage Act.
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The incident was once the primary time in U.S. historical past the FBI carried out any such raid at the place of dwelling of a former U.S. president.