Tuesday 16 August 2022 06:22 AM " rel="tag">Donald 's spokesman publishes email from DOJ official showing FBI DID ... trends now

Tuesday 16 August 2022 06:22 AM " rel="tag">Donald 's spokesman publishes email from DOJ official showing FBI DID ... trends now
Tuesday 16 August 2022 06:22 AM Donald Trump's spokesman publishes email from DOJ official showing FBI DID ... trends now

Tuesday 16 August 2022 06:22 AM Donald Trump's spokesman publishes email from DOJ official showing FBI DID ... trends now

Donald Trump's spokesman has shared an email from an official in the DOJ appearing to admit the bureau did seize his passports when they raided his Mar-a-Lago home.

Taylor Budovich shared the message from the National Security Division's Jay Bratt apparently saying two expired passports and an active diplomatic one were taken.

The post goes on to say agents would return the documents and they would be available to be collected at 2pm.

It comes after CBS news anchor Norah O'Donnell said a source in the DOJ had told her the FBI did not have his passports.

She also claimed her insider told her whatever items were seized that were not part of the warrant would be handed back.

Trump furiously blasted the DOJ throughout Monday for an 'assault on a political opponent' by taking the documents, meaning he could not leave the country.

The former president has been battling back since he announced his Palm Beach residence was raided by federal agents last week.

Donald Trump's spokesman has shared an email from an official in the DOJ appearing to admit the bureau did seize his passports when they raided his Mar-a-Lago home

Donald Trump's spokesman has shared an email from an official in the DOJ appearing to admit the bureau did seize his passports when they raided his Mar-a-Lago home

It comes after CBS news anchor Norah O'Donnell said a source in the DOJ had told her the FBI did not have his passports

It comes after CBS news anchor Norah O'Donnell said a source in the DOJ had told her the FBI did not have his passports

Taylor Budovich shared the message from the National Security Division's Jay Bratt apparently saying two expired passports and an active diplomatic one were taken

Taylor Budovich shared the message from the National Security Division's Jay Bratt apparently saying two expired passports and an active diplomatic one were taken

Budovich shared the email exchange with Bratt on his Twitter account late on Monday.

The message read: 'We have learned that the filter agents seized three passports belonging to President Trump, two expired and one being his active diplomatic passport. We are returning them.'

Budovich said: 'This is how Fake News works, folks. Biden admin actively feeds half truths & lies that the media willingly amplifies—advancing a partisan narrative to attack Trump.'

He added in a statement to Fox: 'This is a perfect example of how the vital institutions of media and justice are being destroyed from within by the lazy, the corrupt, and the ill intent.

'Sadly, it's not going to be fixed from the outside. It's up to the remaining good people within these institutions to expose these bad actors and hold them accountable, or else be complicit in their destruction.'

He also rounded on O'Donnell, adding: 'Did your ''source'' read you this email? Did you bother asking if they indeed seized the passports?' 

The journalist had earlier tweeted: 'According to a DOJ official, the FBI is NOT in possession of former President Trump's passports.

'If any items not contained in the warrant were retrieved during the FBI search at Mar-a-Lago, they will be returned.'

Donald Trump claimed his passports were 'stolen' in the FBI raid at Mar-a-Lago last week

Donald Trump claimed his passports were 'stolen' in the FBI raid at Mar-a-Lago last week

Melania Trump arrives at Trump Tower in New York on Monday in a pants suit, Chanel bag and face mask

Melania Trump arrives at Trump Tower in New York on Monday in a pants suit, Chanel bag and face mask

In all, FBI agents took 27 boxes of documents when it raided Mar-a-Lago last week, according to the federal warrant

In all, FBI agents took 27 boxes of documents when it raided Mar-a-Lago last week, according to the federal warrant

The 'Receipt for Property' lists items seized, including an 'Executive Grant of Clemency: Re Roger Jason Stone Jr' - a former Trump adviser who was pardoned in the last days of Trump's presidency - 'info re: President of France ' and a 'handwritten note'

The 'Receipt for Property' lists items seized, including an 'Executive Grant of Clemency: Re Roger Jason Stone Jr' - a former Trump adviser who was pardoned in the last days of Trump's presidency - 'info re: President of France ' and a 'handwritten note'

Trump earlier on Monday took to his Truth Social account to post a series of livid comments on the raid.

He wrote: 'Wow. In the raid by the FBI or 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 before seen in our country. Third World.'

Earlier on Monday he told Fox he has offered to do 'whatever he can' to fix the simmering tensions because people are 'so angry at what is taking place'. 

Federal law enforcement agencies are

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