CBS Evening News anchor Norah O’Donnell seems to have debunked a claim from former President Donald Trump that the FBI stole his passports during its raid on Mar-a-Lago last Monday.
NEW: According to a DOJ official, the FBI is NOT in possession of former President Trump’s passports. Trump had accused the FBI of stealing his three passports during the search of his Mar-a-Lago home.
— Norah O’Donnell 🇺🇸 (@NorahODonnell) August 15, 2022
A half-hour later, NBC News White House correspondent Kelly O’Donnell reported that, no, the passports were not in the possession of the FBI — because they’d been returned.
A Department of Justice official tells me passports belonging to former Pres. Trump are NOT in the possession of the FBI and have been returned.
— Kelly O’Donnell (@KellyO) August 15, 2022
So Trump wasn’t lying when he said the FBI took his passports?
Of course he lied.
— Peggy Pie Tries Again ☮️ 🇺🇦🏳️🌈🌊🌊 (@pmichael57) August 15, 2022
Yes, they clearly returned something they never had.
Can you read? https://t.co/NiP7Tb6gtI
— Bob Weave (@lowkeyrbe) August 15, 2022
In other words they did take them and they were notified of the fact and returned them. Sounds like they did a pretty wide snatch and grab last week.
— bnelson44 (@bnelson44) August 15, 2022
This is how Fake News works, folks. Biden admin actively feeds half truths & lies that the media willingly amplifies—advancing a partisan narrative to attack Trump.@NorahODonnell, did your “source” read you this email? Did you bother asking if they indeed seized the passports? https://t.co/DlzkagN0ie pic.twitter.com/VwCU7DPCvg
— Taylor Budowich (@TayFromCA) August 15, 2022
I stopped at Norah O’Donnell. Not worth my time.
— Sean (@smplycnsrvative) August 15, 2022
— Wheel Lofter 🇺🇸 (@WheelLofter) August 15, 2022
— Bill Meyer (@BillMeyer_1) August 15, 2022
Whaddya know. More fake news. They had them after all.
— Herrmann8er (@Herrmann8er) August 15, 2022
They did a bang up job with that inventory list didn’t they?
How would they not have appeared on it?
A passport is an easily identifiable item that should have been mentioned.
— Anonymous Source (@MeKaytoo) August 15, 2022
It seems pretty clear the FBI couldn’t return the passports unless it had taken them in the first place.
‘Did the FBI raid HER home’?! Damning, receipt-filled thread shows how Hillary Clinton not only kept classified material, she DESTROYED ithttps://t.co/SxSxuWEk6h
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 15, 2022