Arquette shared her thoughts in a late-night tweet, arguing that the FBI should have considered raiding 16-year-old Barron Trump’s bedroom and scrutinizing former first lady Melania Trump’s underwear drawer.
The FBI can and should look in Barron’s room and Melanie’s underwear drawer and any and everywhere else. Trump and his lawyers lied about turning over ALL records. Why does he want elitist privileges? #DontDoTheCrimeIfYouCantDoTheTime
— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) September 6, 2022
“The FBI can and should look in Barron’s room and Melanie’s [sic] underwear drawer and any and everywhere else,” the “Medium” actress tweeted. “Trump and his lawyers lied about turning over ALL records. Why does he want elitist privileges? #DontDoTheCrimeIfYouCantDoTheTime.”
Following the raid — which occurred while Trump and his family were not present — the former president complained that FBI agents had, in fact, gone through Melania’s closet.
“My attorneys and representatives were cooperating fully, and very good relationships had been established. The government could have had whatever they wanted, if we had it. They asked us to put an additional lock on a certain area – DONE! Everything was fine, better than that of most previous Presidents, and then, out of nowhere and with no warning, Mar-a-Lago was raided, at 6:30 in the morning, by VERY large numbers of agents, and even ‘safecrackers.’ They got way ahead of themselves. Crazy!” Trump said in a statement following the raid. “Just learned that agents went through the First Lady’s closets and rummaged through her clothing and personal items. Surprisingly, left area in a relative mess. Wow.”
Subsequent reports stated that the FBI had been in search of classified documents that could potentially contain information about nuclear weapons — although whether the nuclear weapons in question belonged to the United States or to foreign powers was unclear — and that agents were therefore justified in searching anywhere a document could be stored.
The FBI took a number of boxes from the Trumps’ Florida home — but the former president and his attorneys have repeatedly claimed that he declassified any and all documents that he took with him to Mar-a-Lago after leaving the White House in January of 2021. In spite of that, however, the potential crimes cited on the search warrant do not necessarily require the documents in question to be designated as “classified.”
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