After searching for the property
Trump got his passports from the FBI
08/16/2022, 9:28 PM
When the FBI took his passports, among other things, during a search of the property of former US President Trump, the 76-year-old was loudly angry. Reports now indicate that Trump knew at this point that he would recover the documents soon – which has since happened.
Media reports say the FBI has returned ex-President Donald Trump’s confiscated passports. This was stated by broadcasters NBC and CBS citing employees of the Department of Justice and law enforcement agencies. Federal police seized both passports last week in connection with searches at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.
Trump accused the FBI of “stealing” his passports during the raid. “Wonderful! During the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago, they stole my three passports (one expired) along with everything else,” Trump wrote on the Truth Social, which he co-founded. According to CBS, a team of investigators examined the confiscated materials to ensure they were important and irrelevant and discovered the passports. The radio reported that Trump informed on Monday, before posting it on social media, that the passports had appeared and would be returned.
The FBI said Monday that it will “follow court-ordered search and forfeiture procedures” when carrying out search warrants and will return items that do not need to be kept for law enforcement purposes. A Florida court issued the receipt of the confiscated items as well as a search warrant on Friday at the request of US Attorney Merrick Garland.
The list of confiscated items includes documents and several boxes. Passports are not explicitly listed there. The FBI found classified documents at Trump’s home. The basis for the operation was the suspicion that Trump may have violated the Espionage Act and other laws, the search warrant showed.