Donald Trump’s son Eric appeared on Sean Hannity Monday evening to discuss the FBI’s raid on Mar-a-Lago.
30+ federal agents ransacked Trump’s Florida residence on Monday, including an agent with a machine gun.
FBI agents were searching for classified documents that Trump may have taken from the White House while he was president, according to the Associated Press.
The FBI searched Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate as part of an investigation into whether he took classified records from the White House to his Florida residence, people familiar with the matter said, a dramatic and unprecedented escalation of law enforcement scrutiny of the former president.
Trump, disclosing the search in a lengthy statement, asserted that agents had opened a safe at his home and described their work as an “unannounced raid” that he likened to “prosecutorial misconduct.” He planned to meet later Tuesday at his Bedminster, New Jersey, club with members of the Republican Study Committee, a group headed by Rep. Jim Banks of Indiana that says it is committed to putting forth his priorities in Congress.
Fox News reported:
Legal scholars are questioning whether the FBI’s raid on former President Donald Trump’s Florida home over classified White House documents was necessary.
Some experts told Fox News Digital the basis for the raid, which centers on Trump’s purported failure to hand over potentially classified documents to the National Archives, is unprecedented.
“Based on what we now know, it was totally unjustified, even one FBI agent would have been too many,” said Alan Dershowitz, a professor at Harvard Law School who served on Trump’s legal team for the president’s first impeachment case. “The whole process was wrong and Trump was away at the time, so they can’t say he was going to destroy anything.”
Legal scholars note that when individuals previously violated the law regarding classified documents, the Justice Department has opted to either not prosecute or settle for lesser charges.
“The Presidential Records Act is not commonly a subject of criminal prosecution, even in the most egregious cases,” said Jonathan Turley, a professor at the George Washington University Law School. “These incidents have generally been handled administratively.”
The Gateway Pundit reported that FBI agents “looked in every single office, safe, and grabbed documents and boxes without going through them on the property.”
President Trump said in his statement that the feds broke into a safe.
According to Eric Trump, the safe breached by the FBI was empty.