Former United States President Donald Trump suggested this Wednesday on his social network that the federal police (FBI) may have “planted” evidence against him during the raid of his residential complex in the state of Florida, earlier this week.
“The FBI and the other agents of the federal government did not allow anyone, not even my lawyers, to approach the areas that were searched and examined during the raid at Mar-a-Lago,” protested the Republican on his Truth Social platform.
“They asked everyone to leave the place, they wanted to be alone, without witnesses to see what they were doing, taking or, what I hope didn’t happen, ‘planting’” evidence, he said, without substantiating his statements.
“Why did they insist so strongly that no one could observe them and get everyone out?” Trump insisted.
On Monday night, federal police raided the billionaire’s residence in Florida, sparking a wave of outrage among conservatives.
Neither the Department of Justice nor the FBI have clarified whether the operation of the federal police was related to the search for the numerous boxes of documents that Trump took when he left the White House, in January 2021, with the investigation into his responsibility in the assault on Capitol Hill or with the suspicions of financial fraud to which the Trump Organization in New York is subjected.
The former president, who pleads not guilty in each of these cases and hints more and more openly that he will present a new candidacy for the White House in 2024, claims to be the victim of a witch hunt and “political persecution.” (YO)