• Former President Donald Trump sued the US government on Monday.
  • On August 8, Trump's estate in Florida was raided by the FBI.
  • The lawsuit described the raid as a "shockingly aggressive move."

A lawsuit filed by former President Donald Trump suggested the "shockingly aggressive" FBI Mar-a-Lago raid caused distress for "most Americans."

On August 8, Trump's Florida estate was searched by FBI agents who recovered classified documents. Federal investigators found sensitive, official White House records in the basement of Mar-a-Lago and in an office closet, according to The New York Times.

Trump's legal team filed a lawsuit asking a judge to stop the Department of Justice from going through the materials that were seized.

The lawsuit detailed the raid and stated that what happened on August 8 was a "shockingly aggressive move" and that there was "no understanding of the distress that it would cause most Americans."

In the 27-page lawsuit, his legal team claimed the search was politically motivated and identified Trump as "the clear frontrunner in the 2024 Republican Presidential Primary and in the 2024 General Election, should he decide to run."

Federal Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart said he found the evidence in the FBI's affidavit for the search warrant "reliable" but he has not yet determined how much of the document to release to the public. 

Neither a spokesperson for the DOJ nor a representative for Trump responded to Insider's request for comment. 

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