August 11, 2022 11:27am
Updated: August 11, 2022 1:36pm
Former President Donald Trump said the FBI broke the extra lock that the agency and the Department of Justice asked his legal team to put on the door to the storage room containing boxes of important documents at his home in Mar-a-Lago, Fla.
"In early June, the DOJ and FBI asked my legal representatives to put an extra lock on the door leading to the place where boxes were stored in Mar-a-Lago - We agreed," Trump wrote Wednesday on his platform, Truth Social. "They were shown the secured area, and the boxes themselves. Then on Monday, without notification or warning, an army of agents broke into Mar-a-Lago, went to the same storage area, and ripped open the lock that they had asked to be installed. A surprise attack, POLITICS, and all the while our Country is going to HELL!"
Trump's post confirms what sources have told Just the News.
After Trump received a secret grand jury subpoena in late May, he invited federal officials "to see the 6-foot-by-10-foot storage locker where his clothes, shoes, documents and mementos from his presidency were stored at the compound," Just the News Editor-in-Chief John Solomon reported.
Trump allowed the FBI to conduct a search at that time, and days later, the DOJ asked him to install a more secure lock.