Trump Says He Thinks FBI Agents Took His Will

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
September 22, 2022 Updated: September 22, 2022

FBI agents raiding Mar-a-Lago in August might have taken former President Donald Trump’s will, Trump said on Sept. 21.

“They took a lot. I think they took my will. I found out yesterday, I said, ‘where is it?’ I think they took my will,” Trump said on Fox News’ “Hannity.”

The FBI has referred inquiries on the raid to the Department of Justice, its parent agency. The DOJ did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Agents executing a search warrant at Mar-a-Lago in Florida on Aug. 8 took some 100 documents marked classified in addition to over 11,000 non-classified documents, according to an inventory list released by the government. The government has also acknowledged that agents seized three of Trump’s passports.

U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon, a Trump appointee, later revealed in a court filing that the seized materials include “medical documents, correspondence related to taxes, and accounting information.”

Trump has said the FBI took his “complete and highly confidential medical file and history” in addition to tax records.

If the will was taken, “that could cause a lot of problems if that gets published,” Trump said on Tuesday, adding that some people may not be happy while others might be pleased.

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A law enforcement officer stands outside Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., on Aug. 8, 2022. (Giorgio Viera/AFP/Getty Images)

Surveillance Footage

When agents went to Mar-a-Lago, they asked representatives of Trump to turn off surveillance cameras, Trump and his team have said. Trump’s representatives refused, but Trump has yet to release the footage.

Sean Hannity, host of the Fox show, wondered why that was.

“Well, they’ve asked me not to do it because they feel the FBI agents might be in physical harm and danger because there is a fervor in this country,” Trump responded. “This country is so tired of this stuff so I have not done it.”

“You could pixel out their faces to protect their identity?” Hannity said.

“I guess I could do that,” Trump said. “Look, I don’t want—I really believe that most of the people within the FBI out of the top groups, most of the people in the FBI, they probably voted for Trump—I don’t want to have anybody hurt.”

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.