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FBI raid on Trump's resort: Biden says he had no notice

Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore

Former President Donald Trump's resort was raided by the FBI on Aug. 24 without his knowledge, according to Joe Biden.

It is the first time that the president has commented on anything regarding the raid himself since the White House said that Biden was not aware of it beforehand.

“I didn’t have any advance notice. None. Zero. Not one single bit,” Biden told reporters during an unrelated press conference in Washington.

A letter released this week indicates that the White House backed the department's efforts earlier this year to obtain records transferred from Mar-a-Lago to the National Archives and Records Administration, despite White House officials claiming the Department of Justice is independent.

“NARA will provide the FBI access to the records in question, as requested by the incumbent President, beginning as early as Thursday, May 12, 2022,” acting Archivist Debra Wall told a lawyer for Trump in the May 10 missive.

25 August 2022


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