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Republicans Demand Answers from FBI & DOJ over Raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago

HeadlineAug 10, 2022

An attorney for former President Donald Trump says FBI agents took about a dozen boxes of material from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate on Monday while executing a search warrant. Few new details have emerged about the raid as Republican lawmakers called on the FBI and Justice Department to publicly answer questions about the unprecedented raid. Trump is believed to be in possession of a list of what was taken from his property, but he has not made this public. According to multiple news organizations, the raid focused on recovering documents Trump illegally removed from the White House last year. On Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said President Biden only learned about the raid from public reports.

Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre: “The Justice Department conducts investigations independently, and we leave any law enforcement matters to them. It would not be appropriate for us to comment on any ongoing investigations.”

This comes as Donald Trump is expected to be deposed today by lawyers from the office of New York Attorney General Letitia James as part of a probe into the Trump Organization’s financial practices.

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