The former president accused his predecessor of doing the same thing that supposedly got his Florida home raided
Trump supporters rally near his Mar-a-Lago home after FBI raid © Getty Images / Eva Marie Categui
Former US president Donald Trump has decried the apparent double standard at play after the FBI raided his Florida home earlier this week, supposedly seeking classified documents relating to nuclear weapons. Trump argued that his predecessor, Barack Obama, had taken some 33 million pages of documents – many classified, some nuclear-related – without a whisper of protest from the agency when he left the White House.
“President Barack Hussein Obama kept 33 million pages of documents, much of them classified. How many of them pertained to nuclear? Word is, lots!” Trump declared in a statement released to his followers on Friday.
Trump had earlier on Friday declared that the “nuclear weapons issue” was “a Hoax, just like Russia, Russia, Russia was a Hoax, two impeachments were a Hoax, the Mueller investigation was a Hoax, and much more.” He suggested the FBI may have planted information, claiming his lawyers were not permitted to “get close” to the agents doing the searching.