Crowds gather after FBI raid Donald Trump’s Florida resort

Supporters and opponents of former President Donald Trump gathered near his Palm Beach resort for a second day on Tuesday after hearing the FBI searched the property on Monday. The search warrant was part of an FBI investigation into whether Trump took classified White House files for his Florida residence, people familiar with the matter said Monday. FBI search for Trump estate in Florida: Why now? ABC News has confirmed that the search is linked to the 15 boxes of documents Trump took from the White House to Mar-a-Lago. He also confirmed Tuesday morning that the White House had not been notified of the search. The Palm Beach Police Department tweeted on Tuesday that it was “not aware of the existence of a search warrant.” They also said they did not assist the FBI in his execution. Sources said the search warrant was given to resort personnel and Secret Service agents later escorted the FBI to the property but did not participate in the search. On Tuesday, the White House said it also had no details. the White House learned of this FBI search through public reports,” said press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre. “We learned just as the American public did.” ‘Maybe it never happened in modern history’: Former FBI agent discusses rare Mar-a-Lago searchTwo people familiar with the matter, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation, said the search took place earlier Monday and was linked to the probe of the records. Agents were also looking to see if Trump had any additional presidential files or classified documents on the estate. The National Archives has previously said some of these documents are classified. Trump had released a statement on Monday, alerting people to what he called a search of his Mar-a-Lago property. The statement read, “These are dark times for our nation” and called it “an attack by the radical left-wing Democrats who desperately do not want me to run for president in 2024.” Trump released a second statement late Tuesday afternoon, calling the research “a horrible thing.” personally authorized it. The search intensifies the months-long investigation into how the classified documents ended up in more than a dozen boxes located in Mar-a-Lago earlier this year. It comes amid a separate grand jury investigation into efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election and adds to potential legal peril for Trump as he lays the groundwork for another race. Political ResponsesFormer Vice President Mike Pence tweeted on Tuesday, saying “yesterday’s action undermines public confidence in our justice system and Attorney General Garland must be held accountable to the American people for why this action has been taken and he must do so immediately”. South Florida political experts: It’s too early to know how the FBI’s research into Mar-a-Lago will affect the election Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, a Republican considered a potential 2024 presidential candidate, said in a communicated on Twitter that it was “an escalation in the militarization” of US government agencies. Video below: Governor Ron DeSantis and other gubernatorial candidates notice the search warrant executed in Mar- a-LagoIn Politics: WPBF 25 to Produce Florida US Senate, Gubernatorial Debates in 2022ProtestsMonday and Tuesday, as the days dragged on, the crowds grew – as did the intensity of opinions.” I think It’s high time we saw the government finally take action against this man,” Michael Kennedy of West Palm Beach said Monday. “That’s not true. It’s wrong. That’s not true,” Jupiter’s Stephen Moise said Monday. “They shouldn’t do this to him.” On several occasions, the two sides clashed with blasphemous arguments. It was never violent. “I think it’s politically motivated,” said John Inganamort of West Palm Beach, who was outside Mar-a-Lago on Monday after hearing about the incident. Palm Beach police continued to block the entrance to the complex and encourage people to keep moving. Many people chose to continue arguing instead. Latest: WPBF 25 Political news coverageThis is a developing story and will be updated as information becomes available.___This article contains information from The Associated Press.

Supporters and opponents of former President Donald Trump gathered near his Palm Beach resort for a second day on Tuesday after hearing the FBI had searched the property on Monday.

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FBI search at Mar-a-Lago

The search warrant was part of an FBI investigation into whether Trump took classified White House records from his residence in Florida, people familiar with the matter said Monday.

FBI search for Trump estate in Florida: Why now?

ABC News has confirmed that the search is linked to the 15 boxes of documents Trump took from the White House to Mar-a-Lago. He also confirmed Tuesday morning that the White House had not been notified of the search.

The Palm Beach Police Department tweeted on Tuesday that it was “not aware of the existence of a search warrant.” They also said they did not assist the FBI in his execution.

Sources said the search warrant was given to resort personnel and Secret Service agents later escorted the FBI to the property but did not participate in the search.

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On Tuesday, the White House said it also had no details.

“The president and the White House learned of this FBI search through public reports,” said press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre. “We learned just as the American public did.”

‘It may never have happened in modern history’: Ex-FBI agent discusses rare Mar-a-Lago search

Two people familiar with the case, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation, said the search took place earlier on Monday and was related to the investigation into the cases. Agents were also looking to see if Trump had any additional presidential files or classified documents on the estate.

The National Archives has previously said some of these documents are classified.

Trump had released a statement on Monday, alerting people to what he called a search of his Mar-a-Lago property.

The statement read, “These are dark times for our nation” and called it “an attack by the radical left-wing Democrats who desperately do not want me to run for president in 2024.”

Trump released a second statement late Tuesday afternoon, calling the research “a horrible thing.”

Video below: an overview of the history of Mar-a-Lago


Justice Department spokeswoman Dena Iverson declined to comment on the search, including whether Attorney General Merrick Garland personally authorized it.

The search intensifies the months-long investigation into how the classified documents ended up in more than a dozen boxes located in Mar-a-Lago earlier this year. It comes amid a separate grand jury investigation into efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election and adds to potential legal peril for Trump as he lays the groundwork for another race.

Policy responses

Former Vice President Mike Pence tweeted on Tuesday, saying “yesterday’s action undermines public confidence in our justice system and Attorney General Garland must be held accountable to the American people for why this action was taken and he must do so immediately”.

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South Florida political experts: It’s too early to tell how the FBI’s research into Mar-a-Lago will affect the election

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, a Republican considered a potential 2024 presidential candidate, said in a statement on Twitter that this was “an escalation in the militarization” of US government agencies.

Video below: Governor Ron DeSantis and other gubernatorial candidates take notice of search warrant executed at Mar-a-Lago


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Demonstrations

Monday and Tuesday, as the days progressed, the crowds grew – and so did the intensity of the opinions.

“I think it’s high time we finally saw the government take action against this man,” Michael Kennedy of West Palm Beach said Monday.

“Wrong. Wrong. Wrong,” Jupiter’s Stephen Moise said Monday. “They shouldn’t be doing this to him.”

On several occasions, the two sides clashed with blasphemous arguments. It was never violent.

“I think it’s politically motivated,” said John Inganamort of West Palm Beach, who was outside Mar-a-Lago on Monday after hearing about the incident.

Palm Beach police continued to block the entrance to the complex and encourage people to keep moving. Many people chose to continue arguing instead.

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This is a developing story and will be updated as information becomes available.

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This article contains information from The Associated Press.

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