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Trump’s Team Rejected FBI’s Requests To Turn Off Mar-a-Lago’s Cameras During Raid

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Former President Donald Trump revealed how one major FBI demand was foiled during the Mar-a-Lago raid of his Florida estate just over a week ago.

“In the Raid of Mar-a-Lago, the FBI demanded that all security cameras be turned off. What is that all about? We said no!” Trump said in a post on his Truth Social platform.

One of Trump’s lawyers, Christina Bobb, revealed that the cameras were not turned off at Mar-a-Lago despite multiple requests from FBI agents.

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As such, Trump and his family, who were in their Trump Tower residence at the time of the raid, could watch what was taking place.

“I think the folks in New York — President Trump and his family — probably had a better view than I did because they had the CCTV, but they were able to watch. I was stuck in the parking lot there to collect paper and answer questions,” she said.

“But they were actually able to see the whole thing, so they actually have a better idea of what took place inside,” she said.

“So initially, [the agents] said you need to turn off all the cameras, and then, of course, the staff complied,” she added.

“Then the lawyers jumped in and said, you actually don’t have to turn them off. So shortly after they turn them back on. So the cameras were only off for a very short period of time,” she said.

Eric Trump said he encountered people who are furious about the FBI raid of Mar-a-Lago and has some information that the family is going to share.

Appearing on Fox News, Eric Trump told host Sean Hannity that they ignored the FBI’s request to take off the surveillance cameras and that they have video of the search.

“Will you — you still have the surveillance tape, is that correct? Will you — are you allowed to share that with the country?” the host said.

“Absolutely, Sean. At the right time,” the son of the 45th President of the United States said.

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“That’s why cops wear body cams. They don’t tell you to turn off cameras. They want transparency. And that’s not what happened here,” he said.

“And you know for a fact they asked for the cameras to be turned off,” the host said.

“They asked for the cameras to be turned off,” Eric said.

He said after the raid that “my father’s poll numbers have absolutely gone through the roof.”

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The previous night on the show he said that people “were trying to buy [wife] Lara and I dinner to apologize for what the United States government has done to our family, Sean.”

“I mean, you wouldn’t believe the energy out there,” the former president’s son said. “I’ve been through all these firestorms over the years. I’ve never seen America madder than it is right now. People are not buying the sham in the country.”

“They’re targeting Donald Trump. They’re targeting his family. They’re targeting everyone around him,” he said.

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On Monday, Donald Trump made the argument that the raid is not only an issue for him but for the entire nation.

“The country is in a very dangerous position. There is tremendous anger like I’ve never seen before, over all of the scams, and this new one — years of scams and witch hunts, and now this,” he said to Fox News.

“There has never been a time like this where law enforcement has been used to break into the house of a former president of the United States, and there is tremendous anger in the country — at a level that has never been seen before, other than during very perilous times,” he said.

“People are so angry at what is taking place,” he said. “Whatever we can do to help — because the temperature has to be brought down in the country. If it isn’t, terrible things are going to happen.”

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