FBI search for ‘nuclear weapons files’ during raid at Donald Trump’s mansion

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Former President Donald Trump's home in Florida was reportedly searched for documents by FBI agents relating to nuclear weapons this week.

While it's not clear whether any documents were recovered, it does however mark the first time a former US president's home has ever been searched by law enforcement, The Daily Mirror reports.

According to an unnamed US official, the search of Trump's Mar-a-Lago home was approved by those at the highest levels of the Department of Justice.

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The search has received significant blowback from Republican politicians who called the search politically motivated.

Former Vice-President, Mike Pence, has called on the attorney general to give "a full accounting" of why the search warrant was carried out while White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre confirmed that President Joe Biden was given no advance notice by the FBI of the raid.

She said he "learned about this from public reports".

She added: "The president was not briefed and was not aware of it. No-one at the White House was given a heads-up".

After reports of the search began to spread, a community of Trump supporters made their presence know outside his Florida home with some lifting banners calling on the 45th President to run again in 2024.

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News of the search has angered certainly angered Trump's supporters, with some involved in the infamous Capitol Hill riots in January last year as some of his followers on social media have predicted a second civil war could result from the anger of the investigation.

Trump likened the work done by the FBI as an "unannounced raid" and compared their actions to "prosecutorial misconduct".

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