While Trump was quick to condemn the move to search his luxurious and spacious home in the “Palm Beach” area called “Mar-a-Lago”, politicians took the initiative Republicans To sympathize with the former president who views the inspections as a political orchestrated act in order to avenge him for his views and policies when he was the 45th President of the United States.
According to the American “Washington Post” network, the inspection culminated in the seizure of about ten boxes, while the search document taken by FBI agents to the house indicated a possible violation of the Presidential Record Act, as well as a violation of laws related to dealing with things of a confidential nature.
The seizure of about 10 boxes of documents and items at Trump’s home on Monday came as the former president returned 15 boxes of items listed in the presidential registry.
The Presidential Record Act requires that all letters, telegrams, memoranda, and texts relating to the duties of the President of the United States be preserved, and he may not take them with him when his duties are terminated.
The newspaper, quoting two unnamed sources, reported that officials in the American archives communicated with people from Trump’s circle for months and tried to persuade them to return things included in the presidential record, surrounded by secrecy, but the response of the former president was not sufficient and reassuring.
Questions were raised in Washington On whether the inspection process will lead to the unveiling of mistakes made by Trump during his tenure in charge, or will this step enhance his political credit, while hinting at the possibility of running for the presidency in 2024, by portraying himself as a victim of what he calls the “radical left” in reference to to the Democrats.
and showed Trump Who leads a political initiative in the name of “Save America”, determined to confront his opponents, so he asked his supporters and supporters to donate money for his benefit.
According to the New York Times, the inspection process represents the culmination of a long dispute, between a president who disdains the rules, on the one hand, in reference to Trump, and officials who perform their mission of protecting the documents and secrets of the American state.
The New York Times added that US Justice Department officials suggested that Trump did not respond positively to requests to return classified documents that he likely removed from the White House after his term expired.
A move against Trump’s ally
Meanwhile, an American politician close to former President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that three FBI agents confiscated his mobile phone while he was traveling with his family.
US Representative Scott Perry said in a statement to “Fox News” that his phone was confiscated a day after the search of Trump’s home, “Mar-a-Lago” in Florida.
The Republican Representative from Pennsylvania added that he was traveling, so three FBI agents came and then handed him a note and asked to seize his mobile phone.
Scott Berry expressed his anger, surprising that he had not contacted his lawyer in order to do the matter, saying that he was angry about what happened.
He expressed his dissatisfaction with the confiscation of the phone of a representative in charge of Congress, saying that the device includes information on legislative and political matters, as well as private conversations with his wife and friends, “and the government has nothing to do with this.”
Banished from the White House
On Tuesday, the White House commented on the FBI search of Trump’s home in Florida, saying that US President Joe Biden believes in the rule of law and the independence of the Department of Justice.
White House spokeswoman Karen Jean-Pierre told reporters that Biden had no prior knowledge of the storming of Trump’s home, indicating that he learned of the case through the media.
She explained: “The Department of Justice is conducting investigations into Trump independently, and therefore cannot comment on any ongoing investigation.” And she continued: “President Biden believes in the rule of law and the independence of the Department of Justice.”
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