World FBI locates 121 missing minors who were victims of human trafficking
FBI searches Donald Trump's Florida estate
The FBI has searched Donald Trump's estate in Florida, with the former president claiming his home was "raided" and "under siege" and that agents broke open a safe. © Associated Press FBI agents were at the property 'for the majority of the day' A senior US official said FBI agents were at Mr Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach "for the majority of the day" on Monday.The US Justice Department has been investigating the discovery of boxes of records containing classified information that were taken to Mar-a-Lago after Mr Trump's presidency ended.
The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced Monday that it has located 121 missing children who were victims of human trafficking organizations in the last two weeks.
Operation Cross Country has located more than 200 victims in various locations throughout the United States with the cooperation of other federal, state and local agencies.
Up to 145 adult victims have been located in this special operation, bringing the total number of victims so far this year to 391, according to the U.S. newspaper 'The Hill'.
In one of the most effective actions, agents have located 19 missing children and arrested seven suspects in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Global reaction to Trump raid muted as some Israelis draw similarities to Bibi's treatment by establishment
World reaction to the raid on former President Donald Trump's home in Florida has so far been muted. In Israel some observers have drawn similarities between Trump's legal troubles with those of Benjamin Netanyahu."A lot of people here [in Israel] are aware of what is going on, but it’s not causing the kind of outcry that you see in the U.S. at the moment and that is understandable," said Marc Zell, an international lawyer, who serves as the Chairman of Republicans Overseas Israel and vice president of Republicans Overseas International.
"What we do is sit down with local authorities and identify certain areas where we know there is more sex trafficking and dedicate resources and means to identify and remove victims from those areas," explained FBI spokesman Jose Perez.
Nearly 200 agencies from all three administrative levels have collaborated with the FBI in gathering information, collecting evidence and assisting victims.
In addition, the operation remains open and plans to investigate sex offenders who may be charged at the federal level and other suspects who may engage in sexual abuse using the Internet.
Grassley says new whistleblower info reveals 'deeply rooted political infection' within the FBI .
Senate Judiciary ranking member Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, says whistleblower allegations reveal a “deeply rooted political infection” in the FBI.In an Aug. 17 letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray, the Iowa Republican demanded an accounting for alleged political bias influencing high-level investigations, particularly out of the FBI’s Washington, D.C. office.