Nancy Pelosi Backs FBI Search of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Resort

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke about the FBI raid on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, saying it proves that no one in the US is above the law, not even a former president.

In an interview with NBC’s “Today” show, the senior politician said: “We believe in the rule of law. That’s what our country is about. And no person is above the law. Not even the president of the United States. Not even a former president of the United States.”

Pelosi’s remarks come after it was reported that the FBI had raided Trump’s private club and home in Florida on late Monday, angering the president and his Republican congressional allies.

The operation is believed to be connected to a probe into Mr. Trump’s alleged classified document handling violations.

In May, a federal grand jury started looking into his alleged handling of top-secret information, including whether he transported 15 boxes containing the classified, sensitive material to the Florida resort.

In a lengthy statement posted on his platform Trust Social, Mr. Trump spoke about the raid, saying: “These are dark times for our Nation, as my beautiful home, Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida is currently under siege, raided and occupied by a large group of FBI agents.”

“It is prosecutorial misconduct, the weaponization of the Justice System, and an attack by the Radical Left Democrats who desperately don’t want me to run for President in 2024,” he wrote. Mr. Trump also said that FBI agents had opened a safe.

While the FBI and the Justice Department have not responded to requests for comment on the matter, an anonymous law enforcement official told the media that the Secret Service had only been notified of the raid shortly before the search order was served around 10:00 a.m. local time.

Agents protecting the former president reportedly helped FBI investigators, the source added.

The search ended late in the afternoon, with the agents taking several boxes, the official went on, adding that no doors had been broken down during the operation.

Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has vowed to investigate the Justice Department’s decision to search Mr. Trump’s property.