Trump is now accusing the FBI of "stealing" his passports

Palm Beach, Florida - In the wake of last week's FBI search of his Mar-a-Lago estate, ex-President Donald Trump first complained that agents "even broke into my safe." Now, he's going one step further and accusing the feds of stealing his passports.

Ex-President Donald Trump is now saying the FBI took his multiple passports during their Mar-a-Lago raid.
Ex-President Donald Trump is now saying the FBI took his multiple passports during their Mar-a-Lago raid.  © Brendan Smialowski / AFP

"Wow! In the raid by the FBI of Mar-a-Lago, they stole my three Passports (one expired), along with everything else," Trump wrote on Monday on the Truth Social network he co-founded.

"This is an assault on a political opponent at a level never seen before in our Country. Third World!" he raged.

It's not obvious why Trump is only griping about this a week after the search of his property.

The raid followed suspicions that Trump may have violated the Espionage Act and other laws by taking classified documents from the White House when he left office in January 2021. A court in Florida published the list of seized items as well as the search warrant last Friday at the request of US Attorney General Merrick Garland.

The list of seized items includes documents and several boxes. Passports are not explicitly listed there.

On Sunday, Trump tried a different but equally bizarre tact.

"By copy of this Truth, I respectfully request that these documents be immediately returned to the location from which they were taken. Thank you!," he wrote on Truth Social, demanding the return of what he said was "privileged 'attorney-client' material."

Whether the post was supposed to be treated as an official request is unclear.

Cover photo: Brendan Smialowski / AFP

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