https://twitchy.com/dougp-3137/2022/08/15/pounce-alert-trump-publicized-fbi-taking-passports-even-after-doj-offered-them-back/

As we told you earlier, President Trump wrote on Truth Social that the FBI had taken three of his passports, “one expired,” during their raid on his home at Mar-a-Lago:

At that point, CBS Evening News anchor Norah O’Donnell tweeted this: “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.”

Then it was reported that the FBI did take confiscate Trump passports during the operation, but they were not on the list of property seized, nor were they listed on the warrant of wanted items and documents:

Amongst all these questions about why the FBI would have taken something not listed on the warrant, Politico’s Kyle Cheney has noted that Trump made a big deal out of his passports being taken (while not even reportedly being listed among the items confiscated) by noting that the former president did so even though the DOJ offered to return them:

Richard Grenell explained why the Trump team published the email:

We’re totally sure that if Trump were still president and the DOJ/FBI raided Hillary Clinton’s home she would have not mentioned it if her passports were confiscated (cue eye roll).

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