A post shared on Facebook purports Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis had advanced knowledge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) August 2022 raid on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate.

Verdict: False

The claim stems from a satirical website. There is no evidence supporting the claim.

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FBI agents argued with Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecutors for months about how they should recover classified documents from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, according to The Washington Post. The revelation comes as top lawmakers were briefed on investigations regarding classified documents involving Trump, President Joe Biden, and former Vice President Mike Pence this week, The Associated Press reported.

The Facebook post purports DeSantis had advanced knowledge of the FBI’s Aug. 8, 2022 raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate. The post further claims DeSantis had allegedly been texted by Attorney General Merrick Garland three hours before the raid as a heads-up, according to the post.

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