Former President Donald Trump is considering releasing the footage he has of the FBI raiding his home, according to reports.
CNN cited unnamed Trump “allies” and people “close to Trump” who encouraged the president to release the footage.
Speculation about what Trump will do with the FBI footage continues to mount.
The former president confirmed on social media that the FBI demanded that all security cameras be turned off during the raid, but they did not remain off.
“What does it mean?” He asked. “We said no!”
Former son of President Eric Trump Told Fox News host Sean Hannity said Monday they would release the footage, “At the right time.”
NEW: Eric Trump Says FBI Requested Security Cameras Be Turned Off While Executing Search Warrant At Mar-A-Lago; says Trump will release images ‘at the right time’pic.twitter.com/XejnDS4dt7
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Trump’s attorney, Christina Bobb, suggested the Trumps likely had the opportunity to watch the New York footage,
“They were actually able to see everything… They actually have a better idea of what went on inside,” she said in an interview on The real voice of America.
She said the security cameras were initially turned off, but turned them back on after a “short period of time”.
As Trump’s public information campaign on the FBI raid continues, the former president is likely realizing that he still holds a major card in his hand.
It’s unclear exactly what type of FBI activity the Trumps may have captured on camera.
Footage of the FBI rummaging through his office and seemingly through his wife Melania Trump’s wardrobe would play endlessly on cable news as the Justice Department continues to struggle to defend the raid as essential to national security.