Former US President Donald Trump said Monday that FBI investigators stole his passports when they raided his Florida home last week in search of classified documents he may have illegally kept after he left office.
“During the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago, they stole my three passports (one of which has expired), along with everything else,” Trump wrote on his social media platform Truth Social. “This is an attack on a political opponent at a level never seen before in our country. Third World!”
It’s not clear why the FBI took his passports or why he apparently has three. Trump said one had expired; he may have a regular unexpired passport in addition to: a second special issue passport as a former US president.
The FBI cannot reveal many details about the search as it is part of an ongoing investigation, but agents were reportedly looking for highly sensitive documents related to nuclear weapons. An arrest warrant released Friday showed that Trump is under investigation for possible violations of the Espionage Act, among other possible crimes. Their investigation is also completely legal, as a federal judge signed a search warrant before the raid took place.
Despite all his allegations that the FBI is investigating him for political reasons, Trump has failed to say that FBI Director Christopher Wray is a Republican, that he named Wray to his post, and that Senate Republicans voted unanimously to confirm him.