The Federal Bureau of Investigation is under fire for a staged photo following the raid on former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home.
The photo showcased documents the Bureau seized laid out on the floor, causing some to say the photos were "staged."
"The photo was included in a DOJ filing submitted late Tuesday that opposed former President Donald Trump’s request for an independent review of the documents the FBI seized from his estate earlier this month," reported Breitbart.
"The photo, which showed several redacted documents and others that were marked 'TOP SECRET,' quickly made its way to social media after the DOJ submitted its filing to Federal Judge Aileen M. Cannon," reported Breitbart.
"DOJ wins daily PR battle with photo of classified documents strewn across floor at Mar-a-Lago," Washington Examiner chief political correspondent Byron York said. "Story is Trump alleged mis-handling of classified documents, and just look at them — scattered all over the floor! Can you believe it?"
Is that the way the documents were found? Many on Twitter believe so. Representative tweet: 'This is how Trump stored Top Secret material he stole.' 2/11 pic.twitter.com/PThhyppTow
— Byron York (@ByronYork) August 31, 2022
Supporters of Trump quickly fired back at the FBI for including the photo that apparently left some Democrats actually thinking that Trump kept the documents strewn across the floor.
FBI photo of documents strewn on floor implies Trump behaved carelessly with government documents. In fact it's the FBI that placed the documents on the floor for a staged photo. You too could be the victim of this kind of dishonest "law enforcement." Be warned. #FBI
— Betsy McCaughey, PhD (@Betsy_McCaughey) August 31, 2022
"And all I see is this raid continuing to backfire because it’s not being run by law Enforcement, it’s being run by government gangsters, like [FBI Director] Chris Wray, and [Attorney General] Merrick Garland," said Kash Patel, one of Trump's top administration officials.
"So first of all, it is staged. I wasn’t there. I don’t know if that’s how they found them, but I doubt it. And those red and yellow things that you see on the floor cover sheets, those aren’t classified," Patel told Benny Johnson.
Former TOP Intel Republican EXPOSES FBI after BOMBSHELL photo proves FBI mishandled Trump documents at Mar-a-Lago raid pic.twitter.com/PZxP11s4w6
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) August 31, 2022
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