In this article from the NY Post, it was reported: “The Department of Justice authorized “the use of deadly force” when FBI agents swarmed former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence in August 2022 looking for classified documents, according to court filings Tuesday.”

Clarification from this article by the FBI on Axios explains that this is standard procedure and nothing different from any raid or seizure operation.

“The FBI in a statement on Tuesday said that their search at former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence followed standard protocol, which “includes a standard policy statement limiting the use of deadly force.”

“No one ordered additional steps to be taken and there was no departure from the norm in this matter,” the FBI said.