FBI Seized Trump’s Passports During Mar-a-Lago Raid
President Trump posted on his social-media site Truth Social that the FBI confiscated his passports during the raid of his Mar-A-Lago home in Florida.
The two active passports he was referring to appear to be his personal and his diplomatic passports.
Not unusual. He probably has a personal passport and a diplomatic one. I'm not sure if the diplomatic one would still be active — it may well be a courtesy that State extends to former presidents to ease them through security.
— Gregory Korte (@gregorykorte) August 15, 2022
Mar-a-Lago was raided on August 8 (Monday) based on a search warrant that Biden’s Attorney General Merrick Garland said he personally approved.
“Wow! In the raid by the FBI of Mar-a-Lago, they stole my three Passports (one expired), along with everything else. This is an assault on a political opponent at a level never seen before in our Country. Third World!”
It’s possible that Trump retained his red “government official” passport, and a black “diplomatic” passport, which he no longer has a right to. Those would be “government records” seizable pursuant to the warrant. https://t.co/TggjnFLSpY
— Frank Figliuzzi (@FrankFigliuzzi1) August 15, 2022
One personal, one diplomatic perhaps. Or could be a 4 year passport which is issued for certain circumstances pic.twitter.com/sRFTEZDfap
— Kerry VanScoik (@VanscoikKerry) August 15, 2022
BREAKING: The passports were not itemized on the FBI’s property receipt of items seized. The warrant did not state the FBI could take Trump’s passport. Typically, the government needs a separate court order to seize someone’s passport, even temporarily. https://t.co/QfdtEd7oOo
— Wendell Husebø (@WendellHusebo) August 15, 2022
This is how Fake News works, folks. Biden admin actively feeds half truths & lies that the media willingly amplifies—advancing a partisan narrative to attack Trump.@NorahODonnell, did your “source” read you this email? Did you bother asking if they indeed seized the passports? https://t.co/DlzkagN0ie pic.twitter.com/VwCU7DPCvg
— Taylor Budowich (@TayFromCA) August 15, 2022
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