FBI raid on Donald Trump’s home sees him become even more popular with Republicans
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Agents removed ‘top secret’ documents from his Mar-a-Largo property last week and it could cause massive headaches for the former US President.
But Trump has since seen a boost over the Florida governor and likely rival Ron DeSantis with GOP primary voters, according to The Independent.
A new Politico and Morning Consult poll showed that Trump had 57 per cent of voters who said they’d elect him if the 2024 primary was held today. Last month, he was sitting on 53 per cent.
In addition, Mr DeSantis’ popularity had decreased from 23 per cent to 17 per cent.
Close sources say that the FBI raid was part of an inquiry into the former President’s unlawful removal from the White House that led to property destruction and documents being removed, according to The Guardian.
Trump issued a statement confirming the operation, stating: “My beautiful home, Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, is currently under siege, raided, and occupied by a large group of FBI agents.
“They even broke into my safe!”
He also slammed the investigation as unprecedented, writing: “Nothing like this has ever happened to a President of the United States before.
"After working and cooperating with the relevant government agencies, this unannounced raid on my home was not necessary or appropriate.”
A search warrant revealed Donald Trump is being investigated by the FBI for a potential violation of the Espionage Act, as well as obstructing justice, a search warrant has revealed.
According to Politico, a receipt accompanying the FBI's search warrant of Mar-a-Lago shows that the 76-year-old possessed highly classified government documents.
The raid comes as the 76-year-old teases that he will run for President once again.
Last month, Trump returned to Washington for the first time in 18 months since his loss to Joe Biden.
ABC News reports that while speaking at the America First Policy Institute agenda summit at the Marriott Marquis, Trump fired up the crowd and repeated false statements about the 2020 US election.
"I ran the first time and I won, and I ran a second time and did much better," he said. "We may just have to do it again."
The Republican said the country is riddled with crime, violence, drugs, and illegal immigrants while adding the nation is ‘doomed’ unless he leads.
"I have to save our country. I'm not doing this for me, I had a very luxurious life," he said.
"I'm doing it for America. It's an honour to do it. Because if I don't do it, our country is doomed."