Headline RoundupAugust 9th, 2022

Trump Says FBI Raided Mar-a-Lago Home

Summary from the AllSides News Team

Former President Donald Trump said Monday that the FBI had raided his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida.

The verified @TrumpWarRoom Twitter account tweeted a statement from Trump Monday night saying that the house was "under siege, raided, and being occupied by a large group of FBI agents," and that the "unannounced raid on my home was not necessary or appropriate. It is prosecutorial misconduct, the weaponization of the Justice System, and an attack by Radical Left Democrats who desperately don't want me to run for President in 2024." He also said that "Nothing like this has ever happened to a President of the United States before."

Multiple news outlets reported that the search pertained to classified documents that Trump allegedly took from the White House, which the National Archives accused him of doing in a letter sent to the Department of Justice in February.

Outlets across the political spectrum covered the news as their top story Monday. Many highlighted how the FBI, the White House and Trump's office all had yet to return requests for comment on the raid. Most sources from left to right used the word "raid" in their headlines; CNN's headline said the FBI "executed a search warrant."

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