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Local law enforcement officers are seen in front of the home of former President Donald Trump at Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida on August 9, 2022. Image Credit: AFP

Washington: US President Joe Biden was not given advance notice of a raid on former President Donald Trump’s Florida home, the White House said on Tuesday, stressing that the Justice Department conducts investigations independently.

“The president was not briefed, was not aware of it,” White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters. “No one at the White House was given a heads-up,” she added.