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The warrant to search the figurehead’s residence marks a significant step forward in the investigation of the potentially unlawful extraction of records from the White House following his replacement by Joe Biden last year.
In the house were possibly clogged toilets and a safe, but not Trump. The former president is currently staying at his golf club in New Jersey but issued the following statement:
My beautiful home, Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, is currently under siege, raided, and occupied by a large group of FBI agents
The significance of the potentially-clogged porcelain privies? Trump has reportedly been known to dispose of documents that are supposed to be protected under the Presidential Records Act by ripping them up and flushing them, as released by The Guardian just yesterday.
Nonetheless, Trump seems more concerned about his estate, known during his presidency as the ‘winter White House’…and his safe. Furious, the ex-president declared:
They even broke into my safe!
The Love Letters
Inside his precious safe, will there be additional exchanges between Trump and Kim Jong Un? Such written exchanges were previously retrieved from Mar-a-Lago in February.
Described as ‘love letters’ by the billionaire himself at a West Virginian rally in 2018, the correspondence between the world leaders outlined the possibility of de-nuclearizing North Korea. Trump says he and his pen pal ‘fell in love’ as per The Guardian.
Punishment for the improper removal and/or destruction of presidential documents can include being fined, serving time in prison, or – perhaps most daunting to Trump, who has been planning his 2024 campaign – being disqualified from serving in office. Whether the statue specifying these penalties will be enforced is another question.