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World reacts to Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home being searched by FBI

The fallout from and reaction to federal agents’ search of Mar-a-Lago – former President Donald Trump’s Palm Beach, Florida, home – is expected to continue Tuesday as onlookers attempt to process what has happened and what may come next. Two sources told USA TODAY that the search Monday was part of a federal investigation into allegations Trump removed classified documents from the White House when he left office. The former president did not say why the agents appeared to be at his property but, in an emailed statement, added that “this unannounced raid on my home was not necessary or appropriate.” Trump is under investigation by the Justice Department for allegedly removing presidential records and storing them at Mar-a-Lago for up to a year, a potentially serious violation of the law if the records were classified. Trump has denounced that probe. Historian Matthew Dallek told USA TODAY a law enforcement agency “raiding a former president’s house is stunning, period – and unprecedented. Even for Trump.”

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