Trump returns to Mar-A-Lago estate ‘ransacked’ by the FBI

Former President Donald Trump had the chance to survey his Florida home for the first time on Sunday night since it was “ransacked” by the FBI, he said.

In a Truth Social post, Trump said he had a “long and detailed” opportunity to look at the aftermath of the “break-in.”

Mar-A-Lago “ransacking”

The former president accused the FBI of trampling on his constitutional rights and leaving his estate in an unrecognizable condition.

He made the interesting note that agents “didn’t even take their shoes off in my bedroom.”

“I guess they don’t think there is a Fourth Amendment anymore, and to them, there isn’t,” Trump said. “In any event, after what they have done, the place will never be the same. It was ‘ransacked,’ and in far different condition than the way I left it. Many Agents – And they didn’t even take off their shoes in my bedroom. Nice!!!”

Trump had previously accused the FBI of inappropriately rifling through his wife’s closet and his son Barron’s bedroom.

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The feds ended up seizing over 11,000 records, about 100 of which the government alleges were classified.

Trump has been locked in a legal back-and-forth with the DOJ over the documents, which Trump says were declassified. A “special master” appointed to review the seized material challenged Trump’s lawyers Tuesday to explain how that is the case. 

A filing from Trump’s lawyers earlier in the day called the government’s probe “unprecedented and misguided” and accused the DOJ of seeking to avoid transparency.

“The Government has criminalized a document dispute and now vehemently objects to a transparent process that simply provides much-needed oversight,” the filing said.

While the DOJ has routinely cited national security concerns in its court battle with Trump, the department has continued to leak secrets about its investigation to the media, fueling Trump’s claims of a “deep state” plot to destroy him.