Trump proves FBI wrongly took his passport during Mar-a-Lago raid

Former President Donald Trump appears to have just caught the Biden administration in a lie.

It turns out that, contrary to recent reports, the FBI did in fact wrongly take Trump’s passports during its raid of Mar-a-Lago, Breitbart News reports

Background

On Monday, Trump put out a social media post claiming that the FBI “stole” his passports during the raid of his Mar-a-Lago estate.

“In the raid by the FBI of Mar-a-Lago, they stole my three Passports (one expired), along with everything else,” Trump wrote. “This is an assault on a political opponent at a level never seen before in our Country. Third World!”

The property receipt – listing what the FBI seized during the raid – did not independently list passports. So, for a while, it was unclear whether Trump’s claim was true.

The DOJ responds

Later that day, Norah O’Donnell, the CBS News reporter, put out a tweet claiming that a U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) official told her that the FBI did not take Trump’s passports.

“According to a DOJ official, the FBI is NOT in possession of former President Trump’s passports,” O’Donnell wrote. “Trump had accused the FBI of stealing his three passports during the search of his Mar-a-Lago home.”

O’Donnell, though, hastened to follow this tweet up with another one that read, “we are also learning tonight that if any items not contained in the warrant were retrieved during the FBI search at Mar-a-Lago, they will be returned.”

“Fake news”

Taylor Budowich, Trump’s communications director, responded to O’Donnell’s so-called reporting with a bombshell, namely, an email from Jay Bratt, the top counterintelligence official in the Justice Department’s national security division.

“We have learned that the filter agents seized three passports belonging to President Trump, two expired and one being his active diplomatic passport,” the email reads. “We are returning them, and they will be ready for pick up at WFO at 2 PM today.”

“This is how Fake News works, folks,” Budowich captioned the tweet. “Biden admin actively feeds half truths & lies that the media willingly amplifies—advancing a partisan narrative to attack Trump.”

It makes one wonder what else the administration is lying about.

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