When former President Donald Trump has returned to his Mar-a-Lago resort residence for the first time since FBI agents searched his home for documents he illegally took upon leaving the White House in 2021, he saw yet another chance to lash out against the Department of Justice/FBI.
Trump took his social media platform, Truth Social, to announce his return and air his grievances, and his motorcade was spotted heading to the Palm Beach estate around 9:00pm on Sunday.
After thanking his supporters for greeting him, he again went after the feds:
“Arrived in Florida last night and had a long and detailed chance to check out the scene of yet another government ‘crime,’ the FBI’s Raid and Break-In of my home, Mar-a-Lago. I guess they don’t think there is a Fourth Amendment anymore, and to them, there isn’t.”
The Fourth Amendment actually only protects against unlawful search and seizure, not search and seizure that is conducted after legally obtaining a warrant, as was the case in the Mar-a-Lago raid.
Trump spent last weekend in Ohio, campaigning for J.D. Vance’s run for congress, thanking his supporters and saying he’d “never forget the great people of this Country.”
Laurence Leamer, who wrote “Mar-a-Lago: Inside the Gates of Power at Donald Trump’s Presidential Palace,” believes that Trump came back to Mar-a-Lago earlier than normal for specific reasons:
“Mar-a-Lago is Trump’s spiritual home. It’s the one place in the world where he feels totally comfortable. He’s never come back so early as he has this year, but I think it’s a function of how much he is in need of this. He’s in a very difficult place in his life.”
The FBI has said it took around 11,000 documents from Trump’s Florida residence, including somewhere around 100 marked as classified that were found in a storage room and an office.