Former US President Donald Trump says his Florida home was raided by the FBI, and that agents broke open a safe.
Mr Trump in a statement that Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach was occupied by a large group of FBI agents.
The search was reportedly connected to an investigation into Mr Trump’s handling of official papers.
House of Representatives Republican minority leader, Kevin McCarthy said: “I’ve seen enough. The Department of Justice has reached an intolerable state.
Florida Senator Marco Rubio, a Republican, tweeted: “Using government power to persecute political opponents is something we have seen many times from 3rd world Marxist dictatorships.”
According to BBC, Trump said he had co-operated with all relevant government agencies and so the “unannounced raid on my home was unnecessary.
The former president said it amounted to “prosecutorial misconduct” and “the weaponization of the justice system” to prevent him from running for the White House again.
Writing by Fanny Olumoye; editing by Adeniyi Bakare