Since original reporting on this matter, CBS News anchor and managing editor Norah O’Donnell has released a tweet saying, “NEW: According to a DOJ official, the FBI is NOT in possession of former President Trump’s passports. Trump had accused the FBI of stealing his three passports during the search of his Mar-a-Lago home.”
NEW: According to a DOJ official, the FBI is NOT in possession of former President Trump’s passports. Trump had accused the FBI of stealing his three passports during the search of his Mar-a-Lago home.
— Norah O’Donnell 🇺🇸 (@NorahODonnell) August 15, 2022
O’Donnell also adds, “We are also learning tonight that if any items not contained in the warrant were retrieved during the FBI search at Mar-a-Lago, they will be returned.”
We are also learning tonight that if any items not contained in the warrant were retrieved during the FBI search at Mar-a-Lago, they will be returned.
— Norah O’Donnell 🇺🇸 (@NorahODonnell) August 15, 2022
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Donald Trump’s unhinged fear, panic, and anger have reached a fever pitch last night, into this morning, and now into this afternoon with regard to last week’s explosive FBI search warrant raid against his Mar-a-Lago country club he now calls home in Palm Beach, Florida.
While new reports have indicated that Trump was originally “upbeat” about the raid — under the notion that the search warrant was the biggest “overreach” in FBI history, and would surely serve to get him elected to the White House again when the time came — the ex-president’s proverbial bubble was quickly popped, as he began to realize that this was no joke… The United States government is coming for him, hot and heavy.
As such, Trump has given us all flashbacks to his Twitter days, as he continually takes to his Truth Social profile and treats it like a personal diary, where he continues to say the quiet part loud.
Trump himself was pretty much the first one to confirm the FBI search warrant raid at Mar-a-Lago when he released a statement to CNN, as well as in a “Truth,” yelling and screaming about how persecuted he is. This move served to screw the guy, when Attorney General Merrick Garland held an impromptu, albeit explosive press conference at the end of last week, where he announced that he had filed a motion with the DOJ to unseal the search warrant that was executed at Trump’s compound — citing the fact that Donald Trump himself had already publicly confirmed its existence.
Any normal person with a shred of common sense would’ve taken this as a lesson to keep their mouth shut moving forward. Silence is golden in a situation such as this, as the ordeal plays out. But this isn’t any normal person we’re dealing with here. Obviously.
Once again, the former president has raised further suspicions against himself, when he took to his Truth Social platform this afternoon to accuse the FBI of seizing his passports during their search warrant raid:
Wow! In the raid by the FBI of Mar-a-Lago, they stole my three Passports (one expired), along with everything else. This is an assault on a political opponent at a level never seen before in our Country. Third World!”
It doesn’t take a genius to know that you have to have a passport to leave the country. Trump’s clear upset over his passports being taken has led a lot of people to rightfully just what he was planning to do with them amid this mounting scandal:
Wow, the FBI seized Trump’s passport effectively preventing foreign travel. This is HUGE.
His foreign travel had to be the subject of the investigation. This would indicate he either already did or was about to sell national secrets. pic.twitter.com/sy7TH3nNYh
— 🇺🇸 John Anthony Castro (@realJohnACastro) August 15, 2022
Lots of People are saying that Vladimir Putin will offer Donald Trump, Russian citizenship and a new Russian passport just like he did with Edward Snowden! https://t.co/kviGaQfQL4
— Lev Parnas (@levparnas) August 15, 2022
The FBI confiscated Trump’s passports.
So, now if he wants to flee the country he’s going to have to get a fake passport like a peasant criminal.
— dara faye (@darafaye) August 15, 2022
It’s a good thing the FBI seized Trump’s passport. He was preparing to slip out of the country with his plane’s very discreet new paint job. pic.twitter.com/2EH3fbzn7X
— Whispers of Dementia (@mgEyesOpen) August 15, 2022
Trump says he had 3 passports, 1 expired, and 2 others. Of the other 2 active passports, was one of them for “Donald Trump” and the other passport for “John Barron” (his also known as identity)?
Seems like Trump was considered a flight risk.
— Lorenzo (@Mile_Marker_0) August 15, 2022
(Trump having two unexpired passports and one expired passport isn’t the issue—government officials generally have two passports. What is interesting, if this news is true, is the FBI is acknowledging what I’ve long said, which is that as a factual matter Trump is a flight risk.)
— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) August 15, 2022
Anyone else find it interesting that Trump looked for his passport in the first place?
— Jon Cooper (@joncoopertweets) August 15, 2022
I have no idea whether or not TFG is making shit up, if the FBI did seize his passports it would mean prosecutors see him as a flight risk and that an indictment would be imminent#wtpBLUE #DemVoice1 #DemCastFL #OurBlueVoicehttps://t.co/EaYApo956M
— Betsy & Minnie🐾🐶 🇺🇸🇺🇦 🌻☮ 💉🌊🚫DM/Crypto (@MinnieResists) August 15, 2022
Trump is a flight risk & his passport should be confiscated
According to his friends, he’s been obsessing about his plane in the wake of the FBI search of Mar-a-Lago
Interesting to note that the United States has NO EXTRADITION TREATY with Saudi Arabia or the Russian Federation
— Lindy Li (@lindyli) August 14, 2022
Allow me to note here that we have no concrete evidence or reporting as to why Donald Trump’s passports were taken by the FBI during the execution of the Mar-a-Lago search warrant, or if the former president is even telling the truth here at all. However, it’s certainly not out of the question to think that the man could be a serious flight risk, as his world comes crashing down around him.
What says you?
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