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Trump's Mar-a-Lago Home Raided By FBI: What To Know Photo by Chet Strange/Getty Images

Going by new photos, it seems like former U.S. President Donald Trump tore documents and flushed them down toilets when he was in the White House.

The photos were shared with Axios, and they showed two different toilets with what seemed to be Trump's handwriting on them. While one of them is believed to be in the White House, the other seems to be from a trip spent by Trump abroad.

The photos were revealed by New York Times journalist Maggie Haberman, and if proven they may show Trump tried to destroy documents, reported Mirror. She claimed that Trump was "discarding documents this way was not widely known within the West Wing, but some aides were aware of the habit which he engaged in repeatedly."

The claims were "desperate," said a spokesperson for Trump. The spokesperson noted that there’s enough "people willing to fabricate stories like this in order to impress the media class, who is willing to run with anything, as long as it (is) anti-Trump."

The businessman-turned-politician, who still falsely disputes he lost the 2020 election to Joe Biden, is already hinting at a run in the 2024 U.S. Presidential election.

Previously it was claimed by ex-Trump White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman that he would sometimes chew documents that were torn-up.

Meanwhile, it was reported that Trump could be banned from holding public office if he is found guilty of mishandling White House documents. Federal law prohibits a person convicted of mishandling documents from holding any office in America. Former federal prosecutor Neama Rahmani told Daily Mail that if Trump is convicted under "this federal statute, he would be prohibited from holding any office including the office of the President," and that "would be huge."

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Monday raided Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida. It was reportedly part of an investigation into whether he took classified documents with him when he left the White House. In his dramatic announcement of the raid, Trump didn't specifically say what the federal agents were looking for. He just said that his house was "under siege, raided, and occupied by a large group of FBI agents."

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Former U.S. President Donald Trump plays his shot from the 14th tee during the pro-am prior to the LIV Golf Invitational - Bedminster at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster on July 28, 2022 in Bedminster, New Jersey. Photo by Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images

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