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FBI raids city offices of Puerto Rico mayor who assailed Trump over hurricane response

The offices of the San Juan city government in Puerto Rico were raided by FBI agents Tuesday morning in an investigation into corruption. (RICARDO ARDUENGO/AFP/Getty Images)

The media provided a spotlight for the mayor of San Juan in Puerto Rico when she assailed President Donald Trump over the government's hurricane response, but there's much less coverage of a raid by the FBI on the city government offices.

Here's what happened

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz criticized the president for what she said was a lack of proper government response to Hurricane Maria, but the FBI is investigating allegations that she or other government officials acted improperly over purchasing procedures.

FBI spokesperson Carlos Osorio told the Washington Examiner that more than 10 agents, but fewer than 50, raided the municipal offices Tuesday. He called the operation "pretty big" and said it was conducted over several hours.

He indicated that the raid was targeting members of the city government, but not the mayor specifically.

"We have received allegations that they have been fixing contracts, that they are falsifying documents," Osorio said, "these having to do with federal funds because if not, we would not have any jurisdiction.

"They’re not directed at the mayor, but against people that work at the tower," he added.

Mayor Cruz tweeted about the raid from her social media account in Spanish.

“At this time, members of the FBI are intervening in the Municipal Tower of SJ. My instructions as always are of total collaboration,” Cruz wrote, as translated to English.

“I have no more information right now," she added. "We all have a duty to work together to clarify this situation."

A local reporter posted video of the raid to his social media account.

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