Trump says FBI conducting search of Mar-a-Lago estate
@ap.news Former President Donald Trump speaks at a rally Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, in Waukesha, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

By ERIC TUCKER and MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump says the FBI has conducted a search of his Mar-a-Lago estate and he is asserting that agents broke open a safe.

A person familiar with the matter said the action is related to a probe of whether Trump had taken classified records from his White House tenure to his Florida residence.

Monday’s action, which the FBI and Justice Department have not immediately confirmed, marks a dramatic escalation in law enforcement scrutiny of Trump and comes as he has been laying the groundwork to make another bid for president.