FBI Raids Mar-a-Lago; Florida Officials React

FBI Raids Mar-a-Lago; Florida Officials React

Trump receives yet another investigation.

Jackson Bakich
Jackson Bakich
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August 8, 2022

News organizations around the nation, including The Floridian, have reported that former President Donald Trump’s (R) private estate, Mar-a-Lago, has been raided by Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents.

Politicians and pundits across the nation have responded, with some accusing the FBI and the Department of Justice (DOJ) of authoritarian practices. Reports have found that the possible reason for the raid is that Trump could be in possession of classified information that he has kept since his last days in office.

Either way, the raid on a former sitting U.S. president is entirely unprecedented in the United States.

After the raid, the former President stated that the nation has encountered “dark times” and compared the event to Watergate. Trump’s full statement can be seen here:

Immediately following the announcement, former Florida Governor and now Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) stated in a tweet that the FBI has some explaining to do.

“The @FBI’s raid of Mar-a-Lago is incredibly concerning, especially given the Biden admin’s history of going after parents & other political opponents. This is 3rd World country stuff. We need answers NOW. The FBI must explain what they were doing today & why," stated Sen. Scott

Current Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) and rumored 2024 hopeful called the actions by the FBI similar to that of a ‘banana republic.’

“The raid of MAL is another escalation in the weaponization of federal agencies against the Regime’s political opponents, while people like Hunter Biden get treated with kid gloves. Now the Regime is getting another 87k IRS agents to wield against its adversaries? Banana Republic," tweeted DeSantis

“It’s time for us in the Florida Legislature to call an emergency legislative session & amend our laws regarding federal agencies. Sever all ties with DOJ immediately. Any FBI agent conducting law enforcement functions outside the purview of our State should be arrested upon sight," added Rep. Sabatini.

Jackson Bakich

Jackson Bakich

Born in Orlando but raised in Lake County, Florida, Jackson Bakich is currently a junior at Florida State University. Growing up in the sunshine state, Bakich co-hosted the political talk radio show "Lake County Roundtable" (WLBE), and was a frequent guest for "Lake County Sports Show" (WQBQ). Currently, he is the co-host of "Tomahawk Talk" (WVFS), a sports talk radio program covering Florida State athletics in Tallahassee.

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