Trump news – live: FBI chief breaks silence on Mar-a-Lago raid as Trump pleads fifth and hunts for informant


Graeme Massie,Arpan Rai and Andrew Naughtie

Wed, 10 August 2022 at 9:18 pm

As the fallout from the FBI’s raid on his residence at Mar-a-Lago continues with rumours of a Trumpworld informant tipping off authorities, Donald Trump today pleaded the fifth amendment in his sworn deposition to the long-running New York State probe into his real estate dealings.

Mr Trump has repeatedly condemned the probe as a politically motivated “witch hunt”. His children Ivanka and Donald Jr both recently gave depositions in the civil investigation after months fighting against subpoenas for their testimony.

Meanwhile, reports have revealed that before its raid on Monday, the FBI had already obtained surveillance tapes from Mar-a-Lago via a subpoena to the Trump Organization. Mr Trump and some on his legal team are now suggesting that the bureau may have planted evidence during its search, but they have provided no evidence to support their claims. FBI Director Christopher Wray broke his silence on the search of the former president’s Palm Beach residence on Wednesday but said it was not something he could talk about.

Mr Trump has also accused Joe Biden of knowing in advance that his Florida residence estate was going to be raided, but the White House dismissed the claim as false.

Key Points

  • Report: FBI previously obtained Mar-a-Lago CCTV tapes
  • GOP backs Trump’s 2024 election pitch after FBI raid
  • White House not informed prior to search of Trump’s home
  • FBI seized 10 boxes of evidence in raid on Mar-a-Lago
  • Trumpworld informant told FBI about classified docs at Mar-a-Lago, report says
  • FBI director speaks out on Mar-a-Lago raid

FBI director makes first public response to search of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home

22:02 , Oliver O’Connell

FBI Director Christopher Wray spoke publicly on Wednesday afternoon for the first time about his bureau’s search of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence.

He couldn’t offer much.

FBI director Wray makes first public comment on search of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home

‘Dark Brandon’ rises

21:49 , Oliver O’Connell

During a post-race interview with Nascar driver Brandon Brown in October 2021, newscaster Kellie Stavast believed the crowd behind him – clearly chanting “f*** Joe Biden” – was instead cheering him on with “let’s go, Brandon”.

“Let’s go, Brandon” or even just “Brandon” quickly became shorthand on the American right to broadcast a middle finger to the president, a rallying cry plastered on T-shirts, bumper stickers, yard signs and across the internet.

It was later adopted broadly to criticise the administration and express disappointment with a president critics perceived as woefully ill-equipped for reality.

Alex Woodward reports on how after a string of “good news” for the Biden agenda, White House officials elevated a meme from terminal online obscurity, reclaiming ironic images of a tired and gaffe-prone president cast as a demi-god-like figure.

FBI director speaks out on Mar-a-Lago raid

21:09 , Oliver O’Connell

FBI Director Christopher Wray has spoken out for the first time since the bureay searched former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate.

Mr Wray, who was appointed by Mr Trump, told reporters in Omaha, Nebraska, that he couldn’t get into the details.

“Well, as I’m sure you can appreciate that’s not something I can talk about,” he said.

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