Trump blasts FBI for seizing medical and tax records, compares action to ‘Soviet Union days’
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Former President Donald Trump blasted the FBI on Wednesday, reacting to the revelation that during the raid on his Mar-a-Lago home, officials seized his medical and tax records.
U.S. District Court Judge Aileen M. Cannon revealed Monday that Trump’s medical records and documents related to his accounting and tax information were seized by the FBI. Fox News has learned from a familiar source that the medical records go back 40 years.
“Not only did the FBI steal my passports during the FBI raid and burglary of my home, Mar-a-Lago, but we just learned through court records that they also improperly took my file. complete and highly confidential medical and my history., with all the bells and whistles (at least they’ll see that I’m in very good health, an absolutely perfect physical specimen!), plus personal tax records (illegal to take) and attorney/client/preferred information, a definite NO, NO,” Trump said in a post on Truth Social. “Days of the Soviet Union!”
The former president was not the only one to castigate the government. His attorney, Chris Kise, blasted the Justice Department for leaking their ongoing investigation to the media. Most recently, this included a Washington Post report that the seized documents included items containing a description of a foreign government’s nuclear capabilities. Contacted about the report by Fox News, the FBI and DOJ declined to comment.
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Kise noted in a statement to Fox News that the judge specifically questioned the government’s legal team about the leaks and acknowledged the harm Trump could suffer from it.
“Unfortunately, even after the Court specifically noted in its Order that President Trump ‘faces potential unquantifiable harm from improperly disclosing sensitive information to the public’ and questioned U.S. Counsel directly about the leaks, these leaks continue with no respect for the process or any regard for the real truth,” Kise said.
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“It does not serve the interests of justice well,” he continued. “Furthermore, the damage to public confidence in the integrity of the system simply cannot be underestimated. The responsible course of action here would be for someone – anyone – in government to exercise a leadership and control. The Court has provided a sensible course which does not include the selective leaking of unverifiable and misleading information. There is no reason to deviate from this course if the objective is, as it stands must, to find a rational solution to the problems of storing documents that have unnecessarily spiraled out of control.”
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Lawmakers and Democratic officials in New York have been seeking Trump’s tax records for years. On September 1, his legal team revealed in a court filing that they reached a settlement with the House Oversight Committee and accounting firm Mazars USA in a case where the committee had subpoenaed company records. The filing did not reveal any details of the settlement agreement.
Fox News’ Brooke Singman contributed to this report.