The FBI acknowledged it had had the passports the same day Trump said on his social media platform that FBI agents who conducted the search on Aug. 8 took them.
Looks like Trump wasn’t lying this time, the FBI did take the passports.
Also Norah O’Donnell got the below tweet wrong.
Former President Donald Trump announced that the FBI confiscated his passports when the bureau conducted its search of his Mar-a-Lago residence last week.
“Wow! In the raid by the FBI of Mar-a-Lago, they stole my three Passports (one expired), along with everything else,” Trump posted to Truth Social. “This is an assault on a political opponent at a level never seen before in our Country. Third World!”
Trump’s claim comes about a week after the FBI searched Mar-a-Lago and seized several boxes of “top secret” materials that the former president previously claimed he did not possess. This all follows Trump as he continues to stoke vitriol against federal law enforcement with shifting attempts to defend his handling of classified materials.