- Trump’s lawyer said the former president watched the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago from New York.
- Christina Bobb said the property’s security cameras transmitted a live feed from the Florida home.
- Bobb complained earlier this week about not being able to look into the FBI search.
Former President Donald Trump’s attorney said Trump watched from New York as the FBI searched his Mar-a-Lago home in Florida on Monday.
Christina Bobb, one of Trump’s lawyers, made this comment to us look thursday on the right-wing media network Real America’s Voice. Bobb told host Gina Loudon that contrary to rumors that the security cameras were turned off, the property’s security feeds were on for most of the FBI search.
“I think the people in New York – President Trump and his family – probably had a better view than I did. Because they had the CCTV, they were able to see,” Bobb said.
She said she did not see the raid because she was busy answering questions from investigators, but added that “the Trump family saw the whole thing”.
“So they have a better idea of what happened inside,” Bobb said.
She added that the cameras were only turned off for a “very short period of time” and agents spoke to lawyers about them being on.
Bobb complained this week that he was not allowed to watch the search. she too being claimed without basis that the FBI may be trying to “make stuff up” about what they found at Mar-a-Lago.
“We will see what they come up with. If they did, it will be interesting – especially since they prevented me from looking at what they did,” said Bobb.
The FBI has not given a reason as to why Trump’s former residence was searched, although this may soon become clear if the DOJ’s motion to seal court records related to the raid moves forward.
Several media outlets have suggested that Trump’s son, Eric, was searching for material that Trump may have brought to Mar-a-Lago from the White House. The Washington Post also reported that the FBI was searching for classified documents about nuclear weapons.
In February, the National Archives received 15 boxes of documents from the former president’s Florida residence. He also called for the Justice Department to investigate whether Trump had broken the law by bringing official White House documents to Mar-a-Lago.