Donald Trump says FBI agents raided his Mar-a-Lago Florida home

Former US President Donald Trump has said his Florida home was raided by the FBI, and that agents broke open a safe, the BBC reports.

Mr Trump said in a statement that Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach was “occupied by a large group of FBI agents”.

Monday’s search was reportedly connected to an investigation into Mr Trump’s handling of official papers.

“These are dark times for our nation,” Mr Trump’s statement said. “Nothing like this has ever happened to a president of the United States before.”

Neither the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) nor the justice department have commented on the reported search.

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