In his recent statement, US President Joe Biden stated that he did not have any prior notice of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) raid on Donald Trump’s Florida house, which was conducted on August 8. President Biden’s remarks came on Wednesday, August 24, days after the raid was conducted at Trump’s house to retrieve the classified documents of the White House. “I didn’t have any advance notice of the raid. None, zero, not one single bit,” Biden told Fox News.
Biden’s comments came a day after it was revealed by Trump’s legal team that the White House counsel’s office had asked the National Archives on April 11 to grant the FBI access to search the former President’s Mar-a-Lago house in Florida. Although the White House had previously denied that Biden had been given a heads-up about the raid, the development has garnered intense scrutiny from Trump and his Republican allies. According to the search warrant that was made public on August 12, Trump is being investigated by the FBI for violations of three federal laws including the breach of the Espionage Act, the removal or destruction of official records and obstruction of justice.