As you have undoubtedly heard by now, on Monday morning over 30 FBI agents
raided the Palm Beach, FL home of former President Donald Trump.
According to numerous media reports, the FBI was seeking to obtain top-secret
documents that Trump allegedly had shipped from the White House to his Mar-a-
Lago home upon leaving office in January 2021.
It has been alleged that Trump violated the Presidential Records Act by failing to
provide classified material to the National Archives.
It strains credulity to believe that the FBI would raid the home of a former
president over a violation of the Presidential Records Act. That is like a librarian
sending in a SWAT team to retrieve an overdue book from an unsuspecting library
And if this was the sole justification for the raid, this is an extreme overreaction,
especially since Trump’s lawyers had been cooperating with the National Archives
over the documents prior to this unnecessary search and seizure.
So, what was the FBI really looking for when they raided Mar-a Lago?
By the sounds of it, basically anything they could use to frame the former
If current media reports are to be believed, then it isn’t a stretch to believe that
the FBI was fishing for a crime, any crime that they could tie to the former
The search took over nine hours to complete and in the process the agents
rummaged through former First Lady Melania Trump’s wardrobe, cracked open a
safe, searched the home’s master bedroom, and even searched Trump’s personal
Oh, and during this time Trump’s lawyers weren’t allowed to watch what the
agents were taking and at one point it has been reported that the agents told
Trump’s team to turn off security cameras.
Why? If this was a by-the-book search, they should have had nothing to fear.
If this was truly about the Presidential Records Act and specific documents, then
this should have been a quick search because the FBI would have known what
documents they were looking for, especially since agents of the government had
already visited Mar-a-Lago in June and were shown the documents. They were
locked in a basement level of the residence, so searching the entire 128-room
property would seem unnecessary.
Also, there is this thing called a subpoena. The government could have simply
subpoenaed the specific documents in question, but instead they indiscriminately
searched the entire grounds of the palatial estate.
In the past it could have been argued that the DOJ and FBI should be given the
benefit of the doubt and the process should be trusted. But given the events of
the past few years, especially the Russia hoax, the FBI and DOJ can no longer be
trusted to provide fair justice and should not be trusted to do the right thing.
The FBI doctored information on a FISA warrant to surveil the Trump campaign
over the bogus Russia-collusion story which resulted in a two-year Mueller
investigation which found that no such collusion existed.
Also, the justice system appears to be one-sided. If you are a protector of the
Washington establishment like Hillary Clinton, Hunter Biden, Joe Biden, James
Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, or anyone related to Jeffrey Epstein, then
you don’t have to worry about your home being raided.
But if you go against the Washington establishment, like Donald Trump, Peter
Navarro, Rudy Giuliani, Paul Manafort, James O’Keefe, Roger Stone, or
Congressman Scot Perry, you will be raided.
And the media— who have been laughing at conservatives since the news of the
raid broke – wonder why conservatives are furious and don’t trust the swamp
creatures in DC to protect their rights?
If the DOJ was seeking to wound Trump by raiding his home, they miscalculated
The Right is as united behind the former president as they have ever been, even
those who were ready to move on from the former president now have been
disabused of that notion and are forced by conscience to stand behind Trump.
And with many conservatives clamoring for a massive restructuring of the
intelligence agencies, the DOJ and FBI might have signed their own extinction
warrant in the process.
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