‘Biden KNEW… just like he knew all about Hunter’s “deals”‘: Trump claims president was aware of Mar-a-Lago raid and calls it a coordinated attack by ‘Radical Left Democrat AGs’ – as pressure piles on DOJ to react
- Former President Donald Trump claimed Tuesday that President Joe Biden knew about the FBI’s raid of Mar-a-Lago in advance
- ‘Biden knew all about this, just like he knew all about Hunter’s “deals,”‘ the ex-president posted to his Truth Social website
- The White House has said President Joe Biden didn’t know about the FBI’s raid of Mar-a-Lago in advance
Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday claimed President Joe Biden knew about the FBI‘s raid of Mar-a-Lago in advance, something the White House has denied.
‘Biden knew all about this, just like he knew all about Hunter’s “deals,”‘ the ex-president posted to his Truth Social website.
Hunter Biden’s foreign business dealings have attracted contoversy, though the president has denied being involved in them.
Trump also pushed that the Mar-a-Lago raid was a continuation of politically motivated investigations against him.
‘A horrible thing that took place yesterday at Mar-a-Lago,’ he wrote. ‘We are no better than a third world country, a banana republic.’
‘It is a continuation of Russia, Russia, Russia, Impeachment Hoax #1, Impeachment Hoax # 2, the no collusion Mueller Report, and more,’ he continued.
‘To make matters worse it is all, in my opinion, a coordinated attack with Radical Left Democrat state & local D.A.’s & A.G.’s,’ the former president added.
On Monday, Trump confirmed that FBI agents had raided Mar-a-Lago, after media reports said agents were spotted leaving the ex-president’s Florida home and private club.
It marks the first time in U.S. history the home of a former president has been raided.
A number of public officials have called for an explanation.
‘The country deserves a thorough and immediate explanation of what led to the events of Monday,’ said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell Tuesday night. ‘Attorney General Garland and the Department of Justice should already have provided answers to the American people and must do so immediately.’
Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday claimed President Joe Biden knew about the FBI ‘s raid of Mar-a-Lago in advance, something the White House has denied
‘Biden knew all about this, just like he knew all about Hunter’s “deals,”‘ the ex-president posted to his Truth Social website
Hunter Biden (left) and President Joe Biden (right) pose for a photo in 2016. Trump claimed that the president knew about the FBI’s raid of Mar-a-Lago in advance, just like he knew about Hunter’s “deals.” Hunter Biden’s foreign business deals have attracted controversy
The former president called the raid a ‘coordinated attack with Radical Left Democrat state & local D.A.’s & A.G.’s.’ Trump is facing legal problems in Georgia and New York over the scheme to turn over the 2020 election and real estate fraud, respectively
McConnell, who had a falling out with Trump over the ex-president’s false election fraud claims, had previously not commented on the raid. McConnell waited until just over 24 hours to respond.
Trump confirmed the raid in a statement Monday evening, saying the move represented ‘dark times for our Nation,’ pushing that the Biden administration was going after him as a political target.
Trump is mulling a 2024 presidential run.
A number of media outlets reported that the raid stemmed from an investigation into Trump removing classified documents from the White House and not the Department of Justice’s current probe into January 6, which is also partially focused on Trump.
The House select committee on January 6 is also investigating the January 6 Capitol attack and Trump’s action surrounding it.
The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday night that the FBI hauled away 10 boxes of documents during the raid, after the National Archives retrieved more than a dozen boxes of documents from the Florida resort earlier this year.
Additionally, the ex-president is facing potential legal problems in Georgia and New York.
In Georgia, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis is investigating the scheme to run over the state’s 2020 presidential election result.
And in New York, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg is looking into whether Trump’s companies misrepresented the value of properties for loan and tax purposes.
Eric Trump departs Trump Tower the day after his father, former President Donald Trump, said FBI agents raided his Mar-a-Lago home. Several news outlets reported that the raid had to do with the removal of classified material from the White House
Additionally in New York, Letitia James, the New York state attorney general, is conducting a civil investigation into whether Trump’s company inflated real estate values.
In a campaign-style video Tuesday morning, Trump insisted that ‘we are a nation that has weaponized its law enforcement against the opposing political party, like never before.’
‘What took place yesterday, and long before, was an unprecedented infringement of the rights of every American citizen,’ he said in a third Truth Social post Tuesday night.
‘Scam after Scam, year after year, it is all the Radical Left Democrats really know, it is their lifeblood – they have no shame. Our Country is paying a very big price!!!’ he added.
The White House, however, has insisted its hands are clean.
During Tuesday’s press briefing, press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Biden ‘was not briefed’ ahead of the Monday raid.
The president, she said, ‘was not aware of it.’
‘No one at the White House was given a heads up,’ Jean-Pierre said.
A number of Trump allies have called on Attorney General Merrick Garland to speak publicly about the raid.
So far he hasn’t commented.
The Justice Department also wouldn’t comment when asked if Garland personally authorized the search.