Trump says FBI conducting search of Mar-a-Lago estate
August 8, 2022 7:16PM CDT
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.