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Trump says FBI did 'deep and ugly search' of teenage son Barron's room

Trump said agents left "everything they touched in far different condition than it was when they started."

Published: September 4, 2022 1:47pm

Updated: September 4, 2022 5:42pm

Former President Donald Trump said FBI agents searched the room of his 16-year-old son, Barron Trump, during their raid of Mar-a-Lago early last month. 

Speaking at a rally Saturday in Pennsylvania, Trump said the United States is "like a third-world nation" after officials "trampled upon" his civil liberties throughout the raid.

"They even rifled through the first lady's closet drawers and everything else, and even did a deep and ugly search of the room of my 16-year-old son, leaving everything they touched in far different condition than it was when they started," Trump said.

"Can you believe it? The FBI and the Justice Department have become vicious monsters controlled by radical left scoundrels, lawyers and the media who tell them what to do ... and when to do it," the former president said during his nearly two-hour-long speech in support of Pennsylvania GOP nominee for U.S. Senate, Dr. Mehmet Oz.

Trump previously claimed FBI agents "stole" three of his passports and rummaged through the closets of his wife, Melania Trump, during the raid.

In a search for classified documents, FBI officials also reportedly broke an extra lock that the agency had asked Trump's legal team to install on a door to a storage room containing important documents.

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