West News Wire: Former President Donald Trump has complained that FBI agents trampled on his constitutional rights and caused mayhem at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. Early in August, the organization conducted a search of Trump’s property as part of an investigation into how the former president handled secret materials.
The Republican firebrand announced on Truth Social on Sunday that he was “soon be headed” to Mar-a-Lago to look into the “unnecessary ransacking of rooms and other portions of the house.”
The former head of state reportedly felt “completely violated” by the law enforcement’s incursion, according to a post on the social networking website, which Trump started in February.
In a string of consecutive messages, Trump accused the agents of violating his Fourth Amendment rights, adding that his estate would “never be the same” after their visit.
“It was ‘ransacked’, and in far different condition than the way I left it,” he lamented.
He also mentioned that the agents who searched his residence “didn’t even take off their shoes in my bedroom.”
Earlier this month, Trump claimed the FBI had purposely scattered documents on the carpet before taking a picture of them to make the former president look sloppy.
“They dropped them, not me Very deceiving,” he wrote at the time, adding in a separate post: “Perhaps pretending it was me that did it!”
Last month, Trump also accused the agents of leaving the closet of his wife, Melania Trump, in a “mess” and searching his 16-year-old son’s room.
According to a search warrant, the federal agents seized more than 11,000 government documents and photographs during the raid on August 8. Some of the materials recovered are said to be marked “top secret” and some may allegedly concern nuclear weapons.
The court records listed three criminal laws which Trump is suspected of having breached, including the Espionage Act.
Trump, in turn, strongly denies any wrongdoing and insists that the FBI raid was politically motivated.