Trump accuses FBI of “stealing” passports

Trump accuses FBI of “stealing” passports

Former US President Donald Trump has accused the FBI of “stealing” his passports during a search of his Mar-a-Lago home. “Wow! During the FBI’s Mar-a-Lago operation they stole my three passports (one expired) along with everything else,” Trump wrote yesterday on Truth Social, a platform he co-founded. “This is an attack on a political adversary on a level unprecedented in our country. Third World!”

It is still unclear why Trump only spoke a week after the search for his property in the US state of Florida. A Florida court released the receipt for the confiscated items as well as the search warrant on Friday at the request of US Attorney General Merrick Garland. The list of confiscated items includes documents and several boxes.

Passports are not explicitly listed there. The FBI had found secret documents in Trump’s home. The basis of the operation was the suspicion that Trump might have violated the Espionage Act and other laws, as the search warrant showed.