Eric Trump, son of former President Donald Trump, claimed on Tuesday that the dozens of FBI agents who raided his father’s Florida home refused to give their lawyer a copy of the search warrant, instead allegedly forcing the lawyer to take a look at the warrant from about 10 feet away.
Trump’s Florida residence at Mar-a-Lago was raided by the feds on Monday morning — though news broke about the incident in the evening. Agents reportedly went into numerous offices, checked safes, and took boxes of documents.
“There’s 30 agents there,” Eric told the Daily Mail. “They told our lawyer (Christina Bobb) … you have to leave the property right now. Turn off all security cameras.”
“They would not give her the search warrant,” the businessman alleged. “So they showed it to her from about 10 feet away. They would not give her a copy of the search warrant.”
Eric seemed to question to the Daily Mail if the feds indeed had a valid search warrant.
Bobb has spoken out about the raid, too, telling Real America News on Tuesday that she initially did not receive a physical copy of the warrant and was unable to see what the probable cause was that persuaded a judge to sign off on the warrant.
“When I arrived and kind of announced myself as the legal representation for President Trump, I asked to see a copy of the warrant,” she recalled.
“Initially they refused and said, ‘You know, we don’t have to show it to you,’” Bobb claimed. “And there was a little bit of an exchange about whether it was appropriate to withhold the warrant when you’re searching the residence of the former president, who’s likely to be the Republican nominee in the next election, though they conceded and let me see it.”
The feds “did not give me a copy of it right away, but they did let me see it,” she added.
It’s unclear if Bobb is currently in possession of a copy of the warrant.
“It was very, I would say, thin,” she added. “And as you can tell from public records, the affidavit, the supporting documentation of what the probable cause was to obtain the warrant has been sealed.”
Later in the interview, Bobb called the federal raid “a weird flex.”
“This was a completely unnecessary power flex,” she said. “It was a weird flex. It’s quite honestly sad to see what they have done to our country.”
Even more curious, as highlighted by The Daily Wire, Trump claimed on Wednesday that the Department of Justice and the FBI asked the former president’s legal team in June to put an extra lock on the door to safeguard the classified documents.
That lock was allegedly busted during the raid on Monday.