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Eric Trump says he was the ‘guy who got the call’ that the FBI was executing a search warrant at Mar-a-Lago

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Eric Trump said Monday night that he was the one who informed his father that Mar-a-Lago was wanted.Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images

  • Eric Trump says he was the one who got the morning call about the FBI search at Mar-a-Lago.

  • He said the FBI searched a desk, closet and safe at Mar-a-Lago.

  • Trump said there was “no family in American history that has taken more arrows in the back” than his.

Eric Trump, the son of former President Donald Trump, said Monday night that he was the one who informed his father that Mar-a-Lago was wanted by the FBI.

Trump – speaking to Fox News host Sean Hannity – said he was “the guy who got the call this morning”.

“I called my dad and let him know it happened,” Trump said. “So I’ve been involved in this all day.”

Trump was commenting on Monday on a high-profile FBI search of Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago, Florida home. The former president said the FBI ‘broke’ into his safe while executing the search warrant and denounced the raid as ‘politically motivated’ – although he himself named the Current FBI Director Christopher Wray.

After the search, Eric Trump complained to Hannity that he believed there was “no family in American history that has taken more arrows in the back than the Trump family”.

“Every day we get another subpoena,” Trump said. “That’s what it’s all about today, having 30 FBI agents – in fact, more than that – descend on Mar-a-Lago without any notice. Walk through the door, start trashing an office, ransacking a closet. You know, they broke into a safe. He didn’t even have anything in the safe. I mean, give me a break.

trump then commented on what he thought the FBI was looking for, claiming his father kept “newspaper clippings” and other paraphernalia.

“You would have, you know, newspaper articles, photos, notes from us. When my mother passed away a few weeks ago, you know, he still had all the notes,” Trump said. “You know, over the years they kept all the notes she wrote to him. Hey, man, that’s a beautiful thing. My dad keeps clippings and things like that.”

Trump then said his father took “boxes” with him when he left the White House in a hurry.

“If you want to search for anything, if you think of anything, like, go ahead,” Trump said. “It was an open door policy.”

Contrary to Trump’s account of his family’s “open door policy,” the Trumps don’t have a long history of handing over documents and cooperating with investigators.

In April, Donald Trump was found in contempt of court in New York and ordered to pay the New York Attorney General a fine of $10,000 a day for failing to comply with a subpoena to deliver personal business documents. In June, the contempt order was lifted after more information was provided by Trump’s attorneys.

It’s unclear what the FBI search specifically related to, though three sources told CNN it related to documents that may have been inappropriately brought to Mar-a-Lago.

The National Archives asked the DOJ in February to investigate whether Trump broke the law by taking government records from the White House to his residence in Florida.

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