Former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club was raided Monday by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, according to a statement that Trump released.
Trump is under investigation on a number of different fronts.
Here’s what we know about the FBI raid:
breaking story:Former President Trump says FBI agents raided his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach
Mar-a-Lago live view after FBI raid
Watch the live feed from Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach.
Why were federal agents at Mar-a-Lago?
Trump did not say why agents were at his Florida property.
The FBI notified the Secret Service in advance of the law enforcement action, allowing for federal investigators’ access to the former president’s property, according to a person familiar with the matter.
What were the agents looking for?
Trump did not shed light on what they were searching for, other than to exclaim that they “broke” into his safe, according to a Palm Beach Post report.
Was Trump at Mar-a-Lago during the raid?
Trump was not there during the raid.
What did Trump say in his statement?
Trump said the raid was unannounced.
“Nothing like this has ever happened to a President of the United States before,” he said in the statement.
What did DeSantis say about the raid?
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis responded to the FBI raid in a tweet. He said the “raid of MAL is another escalation in the weaponization of federal agencies against the Regime’s political opponents.”
Trump campaign-ad style video response to Mar-a-Lago raid
According to Newsweek, the former president posted a video early Tuesday morning in response to the FBI raid at his Florida home.
The video was posted to the Trump social media platform ‘Social Truth’ and appears to hint the former president could be planning a run for the White House in 2024.
Where is Mar-a-Lago located?
The luxury estate, which spans 20 acres of prime waterfront real estate, is located in Palm Beach. When Trump was president, his motorcade usually took South Ocean Boulevard to and from Mar-a-Lago. There is no sidewalk in front of Mar-a-Lago.
A look inside:Archive photos give peek inside Trump’s estate in Palm Beach
The Mar-a-Lago Club was the Winter White House long before Trump took ownership
What does ‘Mar-a-Lago’ mean?
Mar-a-Lago, which means “Sea to Lake” in Spanish, sits between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal waterway.
When did Trump buy Mar-a-Lago?
In 1985, Donald Trump paid $10 million for the estate, which contained 33 bathrooms, three bomb shelters and a nine-hole golf course. Ten years later, he converted it to a private club with a spa, tennis and croquet courts, a new ballroom and beach club.
Contributing: Palm Beach Post staff, USA TODAY