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Trump Haters Duped By Fake DOJ Media Over Seized Passports

Trump’s haters immediately fell in love with the Justice Department’s spin on Donald Trump’s seized passports before the former president’s team proved it.

On Monday, former President Trump claimed on his social media site TruthSocial that the FBI “stole” his passports in the raid on his home that rocked the political world last week.

“During the FBI Mar-a-Lago raid, they stole my three passports (one expired), along with everything else,” he said. “This is an assault on a political opponent on a level never seen before in our country. Third World!”

Hours later, CBS News’ Norah O’Donnell said a DOJ official said the former president’s passports were not in their possession, one of which was likely to have been a diplomatic passport.

“According to a DOJ official, the FBI is NOT in possession of former President Trump’s passports. Trump had accused the FBI of stealing his three passports during the search of his home in Mar-a-Lago” , O’Donnell announced on Monday.

Shortly after Norah’s post, Taylor Budowich, the president’s former director of communications, shared an email from Jay Bratt, the top counterintelligence official in the Department of Justice’s National Security Division. Justice, confirming that three passports had been seized during the raid and that they would soon be returned to the former president.

“We have learned that screening officers seized three passports belonging to President Trump, two expired and one being his active diplomatic passport. We are returning them and they will be ready for pickup from WFO at 2 p.m. today,” the email to Trump’s attorneys read.

Ahead of the debunked claim that Norah O’Donnell immediately edited, some of the former president’s biggest haters surged, claiming he had lied or that his passports had been legitimately seized.


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