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Trump's 'business as usual' after Mar-a-Lago attack

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  • Trump has “moved on” from the Mar-a-Lago manhunt in his private life, said a former campaign official.
  • Trump may also use the raid as a springboard for his 2024 presidential campaign, sources told NBC News.
  • Sources also expressed concern that Trump is not taking legal threats seriously enough.

Former President Donald Trump may have expressed his displeasure about the Mar-a-Lago raid on social media, but sources who interacted with him recently said he’s over it and is looking to the future. Like the 2024 presidential election.

“He’s already moved on. It’s always been his thing,” former Trump campaign and administration official Michael Caputo told NBC. Caputo served as Assistant Secretary of Public Affairs for the Department of Health and Human Services under Trump.

Republican Rep. Randy Weber of Texas, who dined with Trump after the attack, told NBC the former president was “pretty pissed off, but cautious.”

After the FBI raided Trump’s home in Palm Beach, Fla., and seized 11 sets of classified documents, Trump and other prominent Republicans condemned the FBI’s actions, saying they would “fund the FBI.” even called

Trump himself has spent much of his time since the raid changing the accounts of the materials at Mar-a-Lago and claiming the raid was politically motivated. He even claimed, without evidence, that the FBI planted the evidence while he was at his home.

Meanwhile, the former president is working on multiple state and federal investigations, including an investigation into whether the former president interfered in Georgia’s 2020 election.

But behind the scenes, sources tell NBC that Trump is determined to announce his candidacy for the 2024 presidential election, happy with the millions in donations he has received since the Mar-a-Lago attack. said there is. At one point, the former president said he was receiving $1 million a day, his Washington Post reported.

Sources say Trump could announce his candidacy in November after the midterms, but some fear the former president isn’t taking legal action against him seriously enough. .

“You see, when I spoke to him, it was kind of weird. He didn’t really seem to care or take seriously all this going on,” said an anonymous source close to the president. A source told NBC. “He thinks it’s all bullshit.”

The cover of Trump’s search warrant application, which was unsealed Thursday, reveals that Trump may be guilty of willful retention of defense information, concealment or deletion of government records, and obstruction of federal investigations. made it

Lawyers familiar with Trump’s team told insiders Sonam Sheth and Camila Decharas on Friday that they believe Trump could face serious criminal charges soon.

“He should be concerned about all these investigations,” the attorney said. “I think he’s the target of all of them and he will be prosecuted.”

A representative for Trump did not immediately respond to an insider’s request for comment.