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Donald Trump’s legal team demolished the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) media spin that denied having the former president’s passports in their possession following the FBI’s raid on Mar-a-Lago last week.
On Monday, former President Trump claimed on his social media site TruthSocial that the FBI “stole” his passports during the raid that shook the political world last week.
The article goes on to state the following:
“In the raid by the FBI of Mar-a-Lago, they stole my three Passports (one expired), along with everything else,” he said. “This is an assault on a political opponent at a level never seen before in our Country. Third World!”
According to Breitbart News, the passports were “not independently itemized on the FBI’s property receipt of the 28 inventory items federal agents seized” and the warrant approved by Attorney General Merrick Garland “did not state that they could take Trump’s passport,” the report noted.
“Typically, the government needs a separate court order to seize someone’s passport, even temporarily.”
After reports about the passports went public, the DOJ denied having the passports.
“According to a DOJ official, the FBI is NOT in possession of former President Trump’s passports. Trump had accused the FBI of stealing his three passports during the search of his Mar-a-Lago home,” Norah O’Donnell of CBS News announced on Monday.
We are also learning tonight that if any items not contained in the warrant were retrieved during the FBI search at Mar-a-Lago, they will be returned.
— Norah O’Donnell 🇺🇸 (@NorahODonnell) August 15, 2022
Taylor Budowich, Trump’s communications director, disputed that claim, sharing an email from Jay Bratt, the top counterintelligence official in the Justice Department’s national security division. The email included confirmation that three passports were taken in the raid. The email said the passports would be returned.
“We have learned that the filter agents seized three passports belonging to President Trump, two expired and one being his active diplomatic passport. We are returning them, and they will be ready for pick up at WFO at 2 PM today,” the email read.
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
The email also contradicts trolls on Twitter, including journalist David Leavitt, who speculated about Trump having a “Russian passport.”
Leavitt tweeted, “Why does he need THREE passports?🤔 Let’s guess: Russian Passport (Active) Saudi Passport (Active) US Passport (Expired).”
Former FBI agent Peter Strzok also mocked the report, asking why the former president had multiple passports.
Strzok tweeted, “And why does he have two passports? The Russian passport, of course, is kept in a vault at Yasenevo and only swapped out at third country meets, so it can’t be that one.”
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