Merrick, and Jeff. Garland also wasn't shy about using the long arm of the FBI when
it aided Biden's agenda. On August 8, 2022 he approved a raid on former President Trump's
Mar-a-Lago home by some 30 FBI agents. No former president had ever been subjected to a
similar SWAT-like raid. As for the national security documents which supposedly prompted the
raid, National Archive officials testified that every administration had mishandled such
documents. So why the jackboot tactics? The raid was the prelude to the filing of 40
federal counts against Trump related to classified documents. Plus the timing of the raid
ensured that charges would be filed during the 2024 election cycle and, if things worked out, Trump
would be defending himself in federal court before the 2024 election. Such was Garland's
commitment to equal justice.
in Trump Mar-a-Lago classified documents case demands to know why the DOJ wants to use a grand jury
from out of state. The federal judge in Donald Trump's classified documents case on
Monday asked prosecutors why they had used grand juries in Florida and in Washington to build their
case when charges were filed in South Florida. Judge Aileen Cannon, who was appointed by
Trump, asked Special Counsel Jack Smith and his team to respond by August 22. 'The response
shall address the legal propriety of using an out-of-district grand jury proceeding to continue to
investigate and/or to seek post-indictment hearings on matters pertinent to the instant indicted
matter in this district,' she wrote in a court filing.
District Court Judge Cannon Denies Special Counsel Motions to Seal Evidence from Public
Review. Florida District Judge Aileen Cannon denied a DOJ request to keep evidence
sealed in the Mar-a-Lago documents case against President Donald J Trump. Additionally,
Cannon has demanded that Special Counsel Jack Smith explain why he is using an out of district
grand jury to construct additional charges against the defendant. Cannon has presided over
the document issues even before the indictment against Donald Trump was unsealed. As a
result, she has a good frame of reference for the Lawfare tactics the Special Counsel is attempting
Florida Trial and a D.C. Grand Jury for Trump. The elites may have to hold one of
their show trials in Florida, but the grand jury had to be in D.C. ["]Judge Aileen
Cannon on Monday asked the Justice Department to explain its use of an out-of-state grand jury in
the Mar-a-Lago case. While the Mar-a-Lago case is being handled out of her Fort Pierce, Fla.,
courtroom, much of the grand jury work ahead of the indictment was conducted through a Washington,
D.C., grand jury.["] A D.C. grand jury is an obvious rubber stamp for political
prosecutors. A D.C. grand jury would indict a ham sandwich, as long as it was a
Republican. That's why the real show is in Washington D.C. Going down to Florida is a
bit inconvenient because it's one of those provinces of the empire.
Aileen Cannon "Comes Out Swinging" and Delivers Blow to Jack Smith in Classified Documents
Case. Judge Aileen Cannon in the Southern District for Florida federal court
delivered a blow to Special Counsel Jack Smith's inquisition against President Trump regarding the
"classified documents" case. In their process, she also caused the liberals to go into
unhinged meltdowns where they demanded her dismissal. Previous reports on her coverage can be
found here and here. As previously covered by Cristina Laila, Cannon was appointed to oversee
the classified documents case to the chagrin of liberals everywhere. More examples of her
coverage can be found here and here. As Politico's Kyle Cheney reported, Cannon struck down
two of Special Counsel Jack Smith's sealed filings in her ruling today. Cheney said she came
out swinging. [...]
Sets of Laws for Two Americas. Two sets of laws now operate in an increasingly
unrecognizable America. Consider the matter of unlawfully removing and storing classified
papers. Donald Trump may go to prison for removing contested White House files to his
home. So far Joe Biden seems exempt from just such legal jeopardy. But as a senator and
Vice President with no right, as does a president, to declassify files, Biden removed and, as a
private citizen kept for years classified files in unsecure locations. Biden's team strangely
revealed the unlawful removals after years of silence. It did so because the Biden
administration found itself in the untenable position of prosecuting the former president for
"crimes" that the current president committed as well — albeit far earlier and longer.
Jack Smith's Team Admits Incorrectly Telling Court DOJ Turned Over All Materials.
Special Counsel Jack Smith's team admitted in a federal court filing in Miami this week that the
government had not, in fact, given all of its evidence to the court for President Donald Trump's
defense team to review — the same thing Trump is alleged to have done. Smith has
charged Trump with 40 counts in the so-called "documents" case. Among them is the accusation
that Trump caused his lawyers to tell the government that they had handed over all of the documents
the government wanted, when in fact they had not.
Paul Sperry reveals devious new twist in the "classified docs" case against President
Trump. It's widely recognized that our justice system and the DOJ have been
compromised and weaponized by the left. Just take a look at the treatment of the J6 political
prisoners or the case of a Trump supporter convicted of conspiracy for sharing an anti-Hillary meme
on Twitter and facing a potential 10-year prison sentence. These examples highlight an
alarming shift towards a truly immoral and unjust "communist" system that the left is
pushing. And of course, the cherry on top is the Biden DOJ's persecution of President
Trump. Once again, we're well aware that this is all about politics, but the recent
revelations by investigative journalist Paul Sperry shed light on the truly sinister agenda behind
the relentless efforts to undermine Trump and keep him imprisoned indefinitely. According to
Paul's findings, the DOJ prosecutor, who also happens to be a donor to the DNC, meticulously
redacted any mention of President Trump's cooperation with federal authorities during the
investigation of classified documents.
Leaks Don't Incriminate Trump, They Incriminate Democrats. It has long been
universally established that when it comes to the possession and declassification of so-called
"classified documents," U.S. Presidents enjoy a unique power and privilege. In 2017, the New
York Times acknowledged that "Mr. Trump has the power to declassify or disclose anything he
wants." The Times quoted Steven Afterfood, a government secrecy specialist, who said that "the
classification system is not based on a law" and that "it is an expression of presidential
authority, and that means that the president and his designees decide what is classified, and they
have the essentially unlimited authority to declassify at will." In 2017, CNN posed the
following question: "If the president says it, is it no longer classified?" The article goes on
to quote Senator Jim Risch, an Idaho Republican, who asserted that "the minute the President speaks
about it to someone, he has the ability to declassify anything at any time without any process."
Cannon Smacks Down Jack Smith, Denies Government's Motion to Keep List of 84 Witnesses Under
Wraps. Judge Aileen Cannon, a Trump appointee, issued her first smackdown of Special
Counsel Jack Smith. Judge Cannon on Monday denied Jack Smith's motion to keep a list of 84
potential witnesses under seal in the classified documents case. The judge said Jack Smith
failed to explain why it was necessary to keep the names of the witnesses a secret. Jack
Smith was also trying to block Trump and his alleged co-conspirator, Walt Nauta, from communicating
with the 84 witnesses. [Tweet]
Cases Where Mishandling of Classified Information Went Unpunished. The core of the
accusation against former President Donald Trump is the allegation that he retained and mishandled
classified information and national defense secrets. Special Counsel Jack Smith justified
this unprecedented prosecution by citing the need to protect classified information and the rule of
law. But do we really have "one set of laws in this country"? Here is a list of eight past
examples of high-profile individuals who were never prosecuted for the same basic or similar allegations.
apply the Jack Smith standard to Biden and Hillary Clinton. I read the Department of
Justice's indictment this weekend, and yes, it was a mess. Frankly, one can easily imagine
former President Donald Trump ordering the movement of storage boxes from one location to another
(and back again) and even waving a "senior military officials'" attack plan in front of a writer
for dramatic effect. Reckless? Yes. A violation of the law? Maybe. As
corrupt as Hillary Clinton's mishandling and destruction of classified material? Or the Biden
family's alleged influence-peddling operation? Not by a long shot. One need not defend
Trump's behavior as outlined in the indictment to point out that the Justice Department's charges
in this case are the result of selective prosecution. Consider, for example, the many cases
of rule-bending and breaking that the DOJ has turned a blind eye to at Trump's expense.
Trump Records Indictment Is Banana Republic [stuff], Too. I mean, we know how fun it
is for the media wing of the Democrat Party to gleefully spin The Walls Are Closing in on Donald
Trump! stories, but we'll cut to the chase by telling you why these charges would make a fine
addition to my compost pile. [...] Now, this is not to say that Donald Trump may not end up in Ted
Kaczynski's old cell at the Florence, Colo., Super Max prison, hanging out with Ramzi Yousef.
This is a banana republic, after all — just ask that meme guy in New York.
But I am making the point that even some certified smart guys and Hillary Clinton believe these
charges are absurd. You know, just like all the others.
justice system is being weaponized to prevent Trump from becoming president again. In
case you didn't see it over the weekend, a Wall Street Journal editorial makes the point that the
long and complicated indictment of former President Trump never once mentioned the Presidential
Records Act that allows a president access to documents, both classified and unclassified, once he
leaves the office. And everybody should read that editorial. The Journal goes on to say
the indictment assumes Trump had no right to take any classified documents. This assumption
is completely false. The whole point of this discussion, going all the way back to the insane
invasion of Mar-a-Lago last summer, was about discussions and disagreements between Mr. Trump
on the one hand and the National Archives on the other.
Obama — we're looking for the Fast & Furious files. We've crossed two
dangerous lines in the last year. First, the FBI showed up at Mr. Trump's home looking
for files. Second, a Special Counsel followed up with an indictment about those files.
Why hadn't this happened before? Maybe it's because the people who came before us were smart
enough to know that political passions go both ways. [...] Before Trump, no one would have dared
consider that. After Trump, anything can happen and probably will. This is why I
believe that this indictment against President Trump is going to backfire. Yes, Trump, like
Biden, made mistakes. However, an indictment is over the top. This is to going to blow
up in their faces.
Was 1st POTUS in 40 Years Who Feds Didn't Help Archive Classified Docs, Attorneys Say.
As we all now know, former President Donald Trump has been indicted on 37 counts of willful
retention of national defense information, conspiracy to obstruct justice and false statements after
a special counsel investigation. However, was the president set up by the federal government?
That is a possible defense that floated into a letter to the House Permanent Select Committee on
Intelligence in April by Trump's attorneys, in which they allege the National Archives and Records
Administration "has become overtly political and declined to provide archival assistance to President
Trump's transition team" — the first such incidence of this to happen in 40 years.
And there's a reason why NARA usually aids presidents in the transition.
official in charge of Mar-a-Lago raid had strong misgivings about the operation. A
senior FBI official involved in planning the raid of former President Donald Trump's Florida
residence told Congress two days ago he had strong reservations about the operation and the
investigation. The House Judiciary released new information about the raid of
Mr. Trump's residence and his indictment that details several deviations from the Justice
Department's usual protocol. The information was provided to the Committee via a June 7
transcribed interview of Steven D'Antuono, the former assistant director-in-charge of the FBI's
Washington Field Office.
Plot, Different Actors. [Scroll down] The indictment shows many boxes
stacked in a bathroom and ballroom at Mar-a-Lago, but most of those seem to be simply memorabilia
that Trump saved, like presidents before him. In fact, the government claims that of the
13,000 documents they seized at Trump's residence, only 102 had "classified markings" and only 31
are in issue, of which only 21 are claimed to be related to "national defense." The President
retains his secret clearance after leaving office. Why show all those boxes stored
unsecured? Certainly, to create a certain impression of massive amounts of secret
materials. The indictment indicates just six top-secret and 18 secret documents were in his
office. The other 11 top-secret and 36 secret documents were in a storage facility onsite,
which had a lock and key that was specified by the government in a security audit weeks before the
raid in the midst of a discussion over which documents were to be kept by Trump, a fact omitted
from the indictment. Moreover, the entire facility was guarded round the clock by the Secret
Service. Compare and contrast with Biden's careless treatment of 1850 boxes of government
documents scattered about unsecured in the University of Delaware, University of Pennsylvania,
Chinatown D.C., and a garage.
Trump Indictment Proves Deep State Is Trying To Rig Yet Another Election. First, the
FBI, at the direction of President Joe Biden's Department of Justice, raided Trump's Mar-a-Lago
home. Then, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, encouraged by corporate media and
Democrats, revived a case against Trump that several officials previously declined to pursue.
Now, Trump faces punishment for the retention of presidential documents following his departure
from the White House, something his predecessors did without any consequences. If the Biden
administration gets its way, Trump will also be penalized for exercising his First Amendment rights
on Jan. 6, 2021. The Biden administration's many cases against Trump are, by all legal
standards, weak. This latest documents indictment, specifically, was clearly "a set-up from
the start." Even some of Trump's biggest haters admit that the prosecutions conjured up by seething
Democrats are a feeble attempt to keep the former president from winning the White House again.
Trump Floats That FBI Staged Knocked-Over Box Of Classified Docs. Former President
Donald Trump said Friday that the FBI staged a knocked-over box of documents for photographs
included in the indictment over his alleged mishandling of classified material in a Truth Social
post. "Strange! Everything about the boxes was so neat, orderly, and clean," Trump posted
on the social network. "Did the FBI tip over the one box the way they 'staged' the papers on the
floor during the raid of Mar-a-Lago, only to apologize after getting caught?" Trump announced
Thursday on Truth Social that his attorneys had been told he was being indicted as the result of an
investigation into classified documents that were the subject of an Aug. 8 raid on Mar-a-Lago, the
Florida estate he owns.
Suggests That FBI Planted Classified Material Into Evidence They Took During Raid.
Former President Donald Trump responded to the federal indictment unsealed on Friday by suggesting
that federal agents "stuffed" classified material into evidence that they collected from Mar-a-Lago
after they raided the property last year. A federal grand jury in the Southern District of
Florida indicted the president on 37 felony counts for his alleged retention of national defense
information, his alleged attempts to obstruct the investigation, and for allegedly lying to
investigators. "When the FBI raided Mar-a-Lago, they wouldn't let my lawyers or representatives
anywhere near them," Trump wrote on social media. "They wouldn't tell us what they took.
Knowing them, and based on past performance, they probably later 'stuffed' in other
documents. My lawyers had to wait outside, on a very hot day. The FBI took my medical
records, birth certificate, and passports, and just about anything else they were able to get their
hands on. What a group! They didn't do this to Crooked Joe Biden or Hillary."
a Former President over Nonsense Is Playing with Fire. Reports are circulating that
federal prosecutors are about to ask a grand jury to indict former President Donald Trump over his
handling of classified documents after leaving office. If those reports are true, and
prosecutors do move against Trump, it would be the first time in American history that the
government had prosecuted the leading opposition candidate. It would also destroy public
faith in the rule of law and voters' trust in democracy. The documents charges are incredibly
weak, from what has been reported publicly thus far. The president has full declassification
authority, and there is no formal procedure for declassifying documents. Breathless claims of
"national security" secrets, even nuclear codes, being brought to Trump's estate at Mar-a-Lago
turned out to be fantasies. Prosecutors may fall back on charges of obstruction of justice,
which seem to be just as speculative.
Trump Lawyer Describes 'Stunning' Prosecutorial Misconduct in Jack Smith's Classified Docs
Probe. President Trump's former lawyer Tim Parlatore believes the former president's
defense team will claim prosecutorial misconduct in Jack Smith's ongoing classified documents
probe. Special Counsel Jack Smith has been investigating Trump after he stored presidential
records at Mar-a-Lago and whether the former president tried to obstruct the probe. Tim
Parlatore told CBS's Catherine Herridge he was "stunned" by what he saw in the grand jury room by
the conduct of the prosecutors. "I witnessed a lot of misconduct," Tim Parlatore told CBS's
Catherine Herridge Wednesday evening, explaining he went before the grand jury himself.
What Was in The Mar-a-Lago Documents. Last year, CTH outlined a four-part series of
articles going deep into the background of the DOJ-FBI raid of President Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate,
along with the outline into why it was important to them. It doesn't matter how many different
legal angles and Deep State justifications the DOJ attempts to deploy in order to divert away from
what took place; the background of who, what, when and why they raided Mar-a-Lago will not change.
[...] It is important to remember, the Presidential Records Act — the presented pretext
for the document conflict — is not a criminal statute. An FBI raid cannot be
predicated on a document conflict between the National Archives and a former president.
Jordan Demands Merrick Garland Forfeit Records Over The FBI's Mar-A-Lago Raid. House
Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland on
Tuesday demanding documentation related to the FBI's raid of former President Donald Trump's
Mar-a-Lago estate last year. The raid — which took place on Aug 8,
2022 — was reportedly aimed at retrieving "any document Trump ever saw, read, or created
for the entirety of his four years as commander-in-chief." Due to the unprecedented nature of
the Biden DOJ conducting a raid on a former president and a potential 2024 rival, House Judiciary
Republicans sent letters to Garland, FBI Director Christopher Wray, and then-White House Chief of
Staff Ron Klain demanding records pertaining to "the execution of a search warrant" and "the
decision to seek a search warrant" for Trump's estate. The affidavit released by the FBI
later that month justifying the agency's warrant application to raid Trump's Florida residence was
nearly all redacted.
Times Democrats And DOJ Deliberately Politicized Law Enforcement. [#5] In August,
the FBI conducted an unprecedented raid of former President Trump's Florida residence at
Mar-a-Lago. The search, personally approved by Biden's attorney general after Trump blocked
Garland's 2016 Supreme Court nomination, authorized agents to confiscate any and all documents
Trump may have come in contact with as president. Federal law enforcement officials
ultimately left with 15 boxes of allegedly classified material after their search of the 128-room
complex, including through former First Lady Melania Trump's wardrobe.
Removed President Trump's Executive Privilege in Order to Raid Mar-a-Lago to Cover-Up His Own
Illegal Possession of Classified Docs. Right after the illegal raid on Mar-a-Lago,
Attorney Mike Davis went on Fox News. He pointed out that the raid was unprecedented,
unnecessary, and unlawful. President Trump had the Presidential Records Act that allowed him
to take whatever documents he wanted, classified or not, with him to Mar-a-Lago when he left the
White House. There must have been a major reason why Biden and AG Garland would raid the
President's iconic home to take documents from President Trump. It was suggested that Biden
wanted to steal President Trump's documents that showed the criminal acts by the Clintons, Obamas,
Bidens and the corrupt DOJ and FBI. The documents were related to the Russia collusion lie
made up against President Trump. Now we know there is more to this story. This
week more evidence came out that Biden was involved with the raid on Mar-a-Lago.
White House was up to its neck in the Mar-a-Lago raid. America First Legal ("AFL")
filed a FOIA request with the Office of the Inspector General ("OIG") for the National Archives and
Records Administration ("NARA") to find out more information about the raid on Mar-a-Lago last
year. Rather unexpectedly, the OIG responded honestly to the request, turning over records
that revealed the White House helping to set up the FBI for the raid. As a preliminary
matter, Trump had an absolute right to possess any records he wanted, if he gained possession of
them (as he did) while he was still president. It is black-letter law (that is, unquestioned,
uncontested, absolute law) in America that the President of the United States is the last, best
word when it comes to document classification: [...]
Joe Biden's White House Involved in Raid on Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago Residence.
President Joe Biden's administration was involved in the raid of former President Donald Trump's
Mar-a-Lago residence through a "special access request," according to documents obtained from the
National Archives by America First Legal. On August 8, 2022, the Federal Bureau of
Investigation (FBI) raided Mar-a-Lago on the grounds of retrieving alleged classified
documents. According to the establishment media, Biden administration officials were
"stunned" to hear of the unprecedented action. The Archives also claimed that it had "not
been involved in the DOJ investigation." But documents show the FBI obtained access to the
records through a "special access request" from the Biden White House on behalf of the DOJ,
contradicting what the Archives told Congress, America First Legal revealed Monday [4/10/2023].
Administration Asked National Archives to Let FBI Access Boxes From Mar-a-Lago: Letter.
The Biden administration, months before the Mar-a-Lago raid, asked the federal agency in charge of keeping
the nation's records to let the FBI pore over documents from former President Donald Trump's home, a newly
disclosed letter shows. The White House Counsel's Office sent the request to the National Archives
and Records Administration (NARA) in April, acting Archivist Debra Wall later told Evan Corcoran, a lawyer
for Trump. "On April 11, 2022, the White House Counsel's Office — affirming a request
from the Department of Justice supported by an FBI letterhead memorandum — formally transmitted
a request that NARA provide the FBI access to the 15 boxes for its review within seven days, with the
possibility that the FBI might request copies of specific documents following its review of the boxes,"
Wall said in the letter, which was first published by Just the News. NARA released a copy on Aug. 23.
The boxes were transferred to NARA in mid-January from Mar-a-Lago, Trump's Florida resort, after months of
negotiations, NARA has said.
Biden Knew Everything — The Regime Worked with the FBI Prior to the Raid of President
Trump's Home. In August as the FBI was raiding his father's home at Mar-a-Lago, an
unprecedented abuse on a former US President, Eric Trump told FOX News that this only took place
with Joe Biden and his handler's explicit approval. [Tweet] And Eric was right! On
Monday [4/10/2023] America First Legal revealed that the Biden White House was involved in the
unprecedented raid on former President Donald Trump's home at Mar-a-Lago in August 2022. The
DOJ and Biden White House then lied about their efforts.
FBI resisted Mar-a-Lago raid, DoJ prosecutors demanded it. Why? Did the FBI get
a bad rap in the wake of the raid on Mar-a-Lago? According to the Washington Post, the raid
took place only after months of debate between the FBI and prosecutors from the Department of
Justice. The FBI argued that a request for a full search of the property would have sufficed,
according to two senior officials from the bureau. The prosecutors wanted a raid, however,
and the DoJ agreed: [...] Some of the field agents wanted to end the standoff altogether. FBI
executives didn't want to go that far, according to the WaPo's sources, but they didn't want
to escalate matters with a splashy raid when a quieter and more cooperative search might have
sufficed. Part of that sprang from precedents set with Hillary Clinton and blowback the
bureau received over how that was handled, but part of it was concern over the political costs of
FBI Agents Did Not Want to Raid Mar-a-Lago. A stunning report in Wednesday's
Washington Post details the tensions between FBI agents and Justice Department attorneys over the
August raid of former President Donald Trump's Florida home, Mar-a-Lago. FBI officials were
leery of the plan, and pleaded for a more measured approach, while DOJ prosecutors were hell-bent
on a surprise incursion to search for classified documents: ["]Prosecutors argued that
new evidence suggested Trump was knowingly concealing secret documents at his Palm Beach, Fla.,
home and urged the FBI to conduct a surprise raid at the property. But two senior FBI
officials who would be in charge of leading the search resisted the plan as too combative and
proposed instead to seek Trump's permission to search his property, according to the four people,
who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe a sensitive investigation.["]
expert witness. No, Donald Trump is not going to be either indicted or tried in the "documents
scandal." The reason is simple: Joe Biden's collection of half the documents classified by the U.S.
government during the past twenty years, with more turning up every other week, opens the door for any hypothetical
Trump defense team to subpoena Biden as a witness for the defense. The grounds for this are straightforward.
With his vast caches of secret documents, Biden has become the poster child for document hoarding, much more so than
Trump or Pence, or just about any other president or vice-president since the modern classification system went into
effect. Who better than Slow Joe to testify on how easy it is to "accidentally" wind up with gaylords full of
classified material, how effortlessly it can be lost track of, and how difficult it is to prevent access by a hustler
and foreign agent? There is nobody better.
Paul Pelosi attack coverup was another instance of the Democrats rigging the 2022 midterms.
[Scroll down] President Trump's home was raided in August 2022. That raid was conducted despite ongoing
negotiations between the authorities and Trump's lawyers about the handover of the documents. There was no
indication that Trump's team was trying to impede the transfer of documents back to the National Archives. The
goal of the raid was political. It was a bid to create the appearance that Trump's actions were nefarious and that
Trump was the only president in the history of the nation to mishandle classified information. The raid was used
by the media to promote conspiracy theories about Trump wanting to sell nuclear secrets to adversarial foreign
powers. It was sort of a sequel to the Trump-Russia collusion hoax and the claim that Trump is a force of chaos
and recklessness. But news of classified documents at Biden's former office became public more than two months
after their discovery, on Jan. 9, 2023. This was obviously to prevent any harm to the Democrats during the
midterms. Government agencies once again were found working for the Democrats as they led this act of suppression
of key information to protect the White House.
the Justice Department Pursuing Biden Just to Get Trump? If the Justice Department can pick and choose the
president, then we don't really have a "democracy" at all but an oligarchy with a Praetorian guard. Of course,
many suspect this has been the case for some time. We all saw how Trump was sandbagged with a bogus criminal probe
into Russian "collusion," and the witch-hunt is ongoing. It's worth considering whether the Justice Department, by
going after Biden, is creating a pretense of fairness to justify indicting Trump. This would be a truly egregious
interference in the democratic process. Some factions of the Left and Right might be happy with an outcome where
both Trump and Biden go down. But if anyone is going to get shafted, it's probably Trump.
Of More Biden Docs Proves Mar-A-Lago Raid Was Just Another Russia-Collusion Hoax. The FBI recovered an
additional cache of classified documents from President Joe Biden's home in Wilmington, Delaware, following a 12-hour
search conducted by federal agents on Friday. While this development adds to the scandal surrounding the current
president, it does much more: It highlights the ridiculous plot launched to destroy Donald Trump that culminated
in the raid of his Mar-a-Lago home. "Six items" were recovered on Friday from Biden's Delaware home, which
consisted of "documents with classification markings and surrounding materials," the president's lawyer said in a
statement released after the search. While the "crafty legalese" deployed by the attorney left unclear how many
classified documents were contained within the "six items" recovered, Biden's lawyer confirmed that the documents dated
back to the Delaware Democrat's time as both vice president and senator, so spanning from 2017 to as far back as 1973.
Was the Mar-a-Lago
Raid a Biden Insurance Policy? Much of the commentary concerning the presence of classified documents at
the Penn Biden Center office and the President's Delaware home has focused on the delay between the discovery and the
public revelation of that discovery. And it is difficult to believe that the timing was apolitical.
There is another question about the timing, however, that no one seems to have asked: Why were classified
documents that had been in Biden's possession since 2017 suddenly found less than 90 days after the FBI raid on
former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago compound? That raid was obviously a well-orchestrated piece of theater
calculated to draw maximum coverage by the corporate news media and to be seen by the American public. [...] Biden's
people all but certainly learned long before Nov. 2 or Aug. 8 of last year that he was illegally in
possession of classified material — and had been stunningly sloppy about security. These people are
smart enough to know Biden's classified document problem would eventually become public knowledge, and that damage
control would be necessary. What better way to preemptively indemnify the Big Guy than to raid the home of former
President Trump on the pretext that he was committing a crime of which Biden himself is guilty?
Just Tanked Democrats' Chances of Using the Mar-a-Lago Raid Against Trump. President Joe Biden may have
singlehandedly deprived his party of what might have been one of its most powerful weapons to use against former
President Donald Trump. At the moment, story after story is emerging showing that he is guilty of what Democrats
and members of the activist media have accused Trump of. [...] The first batch of Biden's documents was discovered on
November 2. The second, which was found in his garage was revealed on December 20. The latest
batch, which was located in Biden's Delaware residence came to light on January 12. Is it possible that the
DOJ has not moved on Trump because Attorney General Merrick Garland and the gang knew Biden was possibly guilty of the
same offense with which they planned to charge the former president? I would say so.
Joe Biden Slammed Donald Trump as 'Irresponsible' for Keeping Documents at Mar-a-Lago. President Joe Biden
slammed former President Donald Trump in September on 60 Minutes as "irresponsible" for allegedly keeping
classified documents at Mar-a-Lago. "How could that possibly happen?" Biden responded in the interview about
Trump's documents at Mar-a-Lago.&n bsp;"How anyone could be that irresponsible?" [...] Biden's statement came four
months before CBS News reported Monday that a Biden think tank had been storing ten classified documents at the Penn
Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement in Washington.
Ten files were found day before midterms — but Department of Justice investigation has only just been made
public. Joe Biden on Monday refused to answer why classified documents had been found inside the offices
of his Washington D.C. think tank in November — news that has only been made public now. Biden was in
Mexico City on Monday, for a meeting with President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. As the press was being ushered
out of the meeting room, one reporter yelled out: 'Mr President, any response to the discovery of classified
documents?' Biden, flanked by his Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, and the Attorney General Merrick Garland,
did not respond to the question, which was shouted as a Mexican government official began thanking the visiting U.S.
Documents Found In Joe Biden's Old Office, DOJ Investigating. Well, this is certainly an interesting turn
of events. According to CBS News, 10 classified documents were located at Joe Biden's vice-presidential office at
the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement in Washington. The documents were discovered by Biden's
attorneys, who were reportedly packing up Biden's stuff to vacate the office. Attorney General Merrick Garland has
assigned a US attorney to review what was found.
Investigating Classified Documents Biden Kept After Leaving VP Office. When former President Donald
Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate was raided by the FBI last year and government documents marked as sensitive were found by
agents, President Joe Biden called his predecessor "irresponsible" and fretted about "what data was in there that may
compromise sources and methods?" Well, as it turns out, Biden is not the best person to cast aspersions on Trump for
having classified and top secret documents in a private setting as new reporting suggests Biden took similar action
after leaving office as vice president in the Obama administration. This revelation comes courtesy of reporting
from CBS News and CNN, which said Monday evening that "several classified documents from President Joe Biden's time as
vice president were discovered last fall in a private office" according to "a source with knowledge of the matter."
Information: A Personal Perspective. [Scroll down] Anyway, a picture of documents strewn on the
floor at Mar a Lago with classification covers paperclipped (!?!) seems oddly anachronistic in 2022. Yet, of some
33 boxes of documents seized that day in August, it is reported that 100 documents bear classified markings, although
what level of classification is not specified. In recent weeks, President Trump's team found two additional
documents with "classified" markings (again, what level we do not know) and sent them to the archives. Beyond
this, the Justice Department has not disclosed what other "classified" materials it believes have been withheld.
It will indeed be interesting to observe how this current controversy plays out, probably over the next couple of years.
Department Lies About Absent Prosecutor. To hear the media tell it, Jack Smith, the special counsel
appointed by Attorney General Merrick Garland to investigate Donald Trump's alleged theft of classified documents and
any illegal interference in the certification of the 2020 election results, is feverishly working away. Smith,
according to a recent story in Yahoo News, issued subpoenas seeking more information related to Trump's attempts to
"overturn" the 2020 election. The subpoenas target "election officials in seven battleground states that were key
to former President Trump and his allies after the 2020 election," Brad Dress reported on December 14. "These
grand jury subpoenas make clear that Special Counsel Jack Smith is aggressively pursuing the January 6th
investigation, including the 'fake electors' scheme,'" legal analyst Renato Mariotti swooned on Twitter.
Trump Special Master Appointment Overturned by Appeals Court — If Secret Search Warrant is Valid, All Seizure
Valid. The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals having previously ruled the special master cannot review
classified documents, also ruled today against the special master having any involvement in the filtering of seized
documents from Mar-a-Lago. Previously, the lower court appointed a special master to review the seized documents
and ensure no privileged material was exploited by the DOJ. However, the appellate court determined the DOJ can
independently define a national security interest and classify documents with no legal basis for challenge, therefore
the special master cannot filter classified documents.
court vacates order appointing Trump Mar-a-Lago search warrant watchdog. A federal appeals court on
Thursday overturned a judge's decision to appoint a watchdog known as a special master to review thousands of documents
seized by the FBI from the Florida residence of former President Donald Trump as part of a criminal investigation.
"This appeal requires us to consider whether the district court had jurisdiction to block the United States from using
lawfully seized records in a criminal investigation," a three-judge panel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th
Circuit wrote in its ruling. "The answer is no," the panel wrote.
master reviewing Mar-a-Lago documents cancels status conference. The special master tasked with reviewing
documents seized from former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home on Monday canceled a scheduled hearing later this
week, signaling that his work might be wrapping up. In a brief order, the special master, Judge Raymond Dearie,
canceled a conference with Justice Department attorneys and Mr. Trump's legal team scheduled for Thursday in
Brooklyn. Judge Dearie said in-person appearances are no longer needed and asked both parties instead to submit
paperwork clarifying the categorization of documents that remain in dispute.
Once Again Changes Trump Seizure Evidence List Dropping "Empty Classified Folders". In a recent court
filing, President Trump through his legal counsel has requested Judge Cannon to unredact and unseal the search warrant
affidavit used as the predicate for the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago. Apparently, the DOJ have yet to provide President
Trump with the constitutionally required predicate documents to support their search. Additionally, the DOJ
previously leaked to media about "empty folders with classified banners" as part of the evidence cache they
collected. According to the filing the DOJ has since presented three different versions of their evidence
collection list, with the most recent list dropping any claims of "two empty folders with classified banners."
Post Quietly Reports Construct of FBI Top Secret Narrative Around Trump Mar-a-Lago Documents Was False. If
you read between the lines of the Washington Post's current description of the "classified" documents, as noted by
anonymous federal officials connected to the investigation, the 'classified' documents in context were personal
correspondence between President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un about the need to chill out on the nuclear stuff.
President Trump considered these types of papers personal mementos, while the administrative state — seeking to weaponize
the DOJ/FBI for maximum political damage and narrative engineering — considered them top secret national security
documents. The election is over, so the narrative is no longer needed.
Sheepishly Admits the FBI Found No Nuclear Secrets, or Anything Else, in Mar-a-Lago Raid. Remember when
the FBI raided Trump's home supposedly looking for "nuclear secrets" a few months back? Guess how that turned
out? I'll let the quislings at the Washinton Post spell it out: ["]Federal agents and
prosecutors have come to believe former president Donald Trump's motive for allegedly taking and keeping classified
documents was largely his ego and a desire to hold on to the materials as trophies or mementos, according to people
familiar with the matter.["] In other words, Trump was keeping souvenirs, as everyone else does.
Funny how WaPo sat on that story until after the midterms, right?
Takeaways from the FBI Whistleblowers Report. On November 4, 2022, the Republican staff of the House
Judiciary Committee published a report based primarily on whistleblower testimony, describing how the FBI and the
Justice Department have become politically weaponized against conservatives. I strongly urge every AT reader to
download the report and spend 30 to 60 minutes reading the first 50 pages. Here are a few of the salient points.
[...] [#4] The Justice Department and FBI conducted an unprecedented raid on a former president's home. "This
unprecedented raid comes after months of ongoing discussions and negotiations between President Trump and the National
Archives and Records Administration (NARA) regarding records from his time in office. The FBI's use of such
aggressive law-enforcement tactics against a political opponent of the Biden Administration is another indication of how
the FBI is guided by political considerations." Contrast this to the treatment received by Hilary Clinton. "The
FBI never raided her private residence to recover classified information on her personal server, executed a search
warrant or served a subpoena. Instead, the Justice Department allowed her lawyers to sort through Secretary
Clinton's emails and determine which emails to preserve and which to delete."
Politicization of the Department of Justice. Consider first the raid's timing. President Biden's
approval ratings have been abysmal, and it is a mid-term election year. Bloomberg reports that the DOJ will
likely delay "charging" Trump with anything arising from the raid on his home until after the mid-terms. The
effect of this is to create a cloud of perceived guilt running up to November 8, and use that as a political tool to
smear pro-Trump voters and candidates. The DOJ hides behind its longstanding policy of not taking politically
portentous actions close to an election — but how could the raid itself be construed as anything but such a
portentous action? President Trump and his lawyers were engaged in a cooperative dialogue with both the DOJ and
National Archives representatives on the issue of storing and archiving confidential documents. He went as far as
to invite the DOJ to survey the documents he had on his property, and the DOJ seemed to have expressed little urgency in
pursuing the matter.
Moves to Purge Trump's Special Master From Mar-a-Lago Investigation. The Department of Justice clinched
its legal win at the Supreme Court, which refused to intervene in the case involving the Federal Bureau of
Investigation's raid on Mar-a-Lago this past summer. Trump and his legal team are on their own. The Justice
Department's access to the files that were seized during the raid that reportedly contained classified information was
restored by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. The special master appointed by Judge Aileen Cannon is also barred
from reviewing some 100 documents since that could inflict irreparable damage to the government. It's hogwash, but
the courts have expanded the search power of the DOJ to near-universal limits post-9/11. Now, the Justice Department is
moving to appeal the special master ruling and toss the Trump legal team's challenger altogether.
Team Savages New York Times For Hyping The Movement Of Boxes. Donald Trump's spokesperson claimed The New
York Times engaged in "some of the most irresponsible reporting imaginable" after the outlet published a story claiming
an aide for the former president moved around boxes at Mar-a-Lago before and after a subpoena to return classified
materials — despite not knowing what was actually inside the boxes. The NYT published a story Thursday
claiming a Trump aide was caught on camera moving boxes "out of a storage room" at Mar-a-Lago "both before and after"
the Department of Justice issued a subpoena asking for the former president to return all classified materials.
The storage room in question was one of the rooms subject to investigation by the DOJ in its August raid, the outlet
said, citing anonymous sources "familiar with the matter." The NYT states twice in its reporting that "it is unclear
if the boxes that were moved were among the material later retrieved by the F.B.I.," apparently indicating that the
outlet is not certain that the boxes being moved had any classified materials that the FBI was looking for.
to Supreme Court: Don't Intervene in the Case Involving Our Ransacking of Mar-a-Lago. This story began as
a napalm raid but has now been reduced to a fire used to toast marshmallows for smores. That's due to this FBI
raid on Mar-a-Lago being boiled down to lawyer's work, which is dull and torturously slow. We've reached the end
of the road here regarding the lawfare, as the Trump team asked the Supreme Court to intervene. The Justice
Department is asking the high court to avoid this case since they need to keep it alive in the hopes that they can find
something to weaponize against the former president. The Trump team is arguing that the 11th Circuit Court of
Appeals, which ruled on the most recent DOJ appeal about their August raid, didn't have the jurisdiction to rule on the
special master ruling[.]
Archives Scraps 'Transparency' Mission When It Comes to Trump Documents. The Biden administration has
turned what should be the most transparent of government agencies, the National Archives and Records Administration,
into one of the least transparent agencies — rivaling even the FBI. Established in 1934, the National
Archives has a mission to identify, protect, preserve, and make publicly available all historically valuable
records. But the National Archives has become politicized by the Biden administration and no longer provides
transparency in public records. Jodi Foor, the National Archives' deputy Freedom of Information Act officer, would
not answer a FOIA request from The Heritage Foundation's Oversight Project for records related to the FBI's raid on
former President Donald Trump's Florida home within the statutory timeline. This inaction forced The Heritage
Foundation to sue to get a response to our request.
goes to Supreme Court over Mar-a-Lago search and seizure of documents. Former President Donald Trump asked
the Supreme Court on Tuesday [10/4/2022] to intervene in the dispute over materials marked as classified that the FBI
seized from his Mar-a-Lago estate this summer. His emergency request with the Supreme Court is the latest example
of the former President seeking to involve the justices in investigations that entangle him — at a time when
the high court's legitimacy in politically explosive cases is under intense scrutiny. Trump is specifically asking
the court to ensure that the more than 100 documents marked as classified are part of the special master's review.
Trump's Latest Move Over Mar-a-Lago Document Fiasco Will Energize His Haters. It seems like ten years ago,
but the legal drama surrounding the Department of Justice's arguably unconstitutional raid on Mar-a-Lago is still being
fought. The Justice Department is appealing the Trump motion for a special master, even as that person is
reviewing the records seized by FBI agents on August 8. The DOJ tried to make the case that such a delay would
constitute a national security risk. Judge Aileen Cannon issued an injunction against the FBI from further
investigating the documents and granted the special master motion. The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals overruled
her, permitting the Justice Department to resume its investigation and excluding some 100 documents marked as classified
from review by the special master.
Was Okay for Bill Clinton to Keep Presidential Records, But Not Trump? A former president can keep
whatever presidential records he wants and the government has no authority to seize them. Period. That was
the Department of Justice's legal opinion a decade ago. It was a conclusion shared by both the National Archives
and a U.S. District Court in Washington D.C. On that basis, ex-president Bill Clinton was allowed to maintain custody
of whatever he wanted, including allegedly classified audio tapes that he stored in his home. Fast forward to
August 8, 2022 when Attorney General Merrick Garland ordered a team of FBI agents to raid and forcibly seize
presidential records from the home and office of former President Donald Trump. Garland did it because it was
Trump, not Clinton. It was purely political and contrary to the established policy of the DOJ, the controlling law
under the Presidential Records Act, and the earlier federal court decision.
rebuffs special master, rules Trump need not submit declaration on document planting. Former President
Donald Trump does not have to submit a declaration on whether the Justice Department planted evidence at Mar-a-Lago
before his legal team reviews the stash, a judge ruled in a victory for his legal team. U.S. District Judge Aileen
Cannon overruled the special master she appointed, who sought a sworn document from Trump's legal team on whether the
DOJ planted evidence. She also pushed back key deadlines for the third-party special master review of material
seized. "There shall be no separate requirement on Plaintiff at this stage, prior to the review of any of the Seized
Materials, to lodge ex ante final objections to the accuracy of Defendant's Inventory, its descriptions, or its
contents. The Court's Appointment Order did not contemplate that obligation," Cannon wrote.
Trump does not have to comment on accuracy of DOJ inventory. U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon said that
Former President Donald Trump does not have to declare in court whether or not the Justice Department's updated
inventory of the documents seized from Mar-a-Lago is accurate. In response to Trump's suggestion that the FBI
planted evidence during its search on Aug. 8, Special Master Raymond Dearie had said that Trump had to submit a
declaration of the accuracy of the Justice Department's inquiry.
Suffers Zero Electoral Fallout From FBI's Mar-A-Lago Raid: I&I/TIPP Poll. Did the Aug. 8 raid on former
President Donald Trump's Florida home damage his electoral chances for 2024 and those of the Republican Party in the
upcoming midterm elections? Data from the recent I&I/TIPP Poll suggest the answer is no. First of all,
comparison data from the I&I/TIPP Polls (one taken of 1,182 registered voters online from August 2-4, the other of 1,145
voters from September 7-9) show that those who thought the FBI raid on Trump's Mar-A-Lago estate would badly tarnish his
image in the public eye and damage his future prospects were likely wrong.
on Mar-a-Lago: Judge Cannon Stands in the Breech Against the Deep State. US District Court Judge Aileen M.
Cannon is single-handedly holding the DOJ and FBI accountable to the people and the US Constitution. The DOJ and
FBI have run amok and gone full Stasi in support of the fascistic Biden Administration. Judge Cannon is now taking
heat from biased legal pundits claiming her rulings are flawed. [...] The raid is an excellent example of how the Deep
State uses the full power and weight of the federal government to intimidate, harass, and imprison those who dare to
stand up in opposition to the unconstitutional acts and abuse of power. With the Biden Administration's blatant
lies assisted by Big Tech and the complicit media, the people may now realize the government has been and is lying to
them. This unconstitutional raid lays bare the DOJ's and FBI's blatant disregard for the rule of law and equal
justice for all.
Master Calls for Outside Help in Mar-a-Lago Documents Case, Bills Trump $500 an Hour. Judge Raymond
Dearie, the court-appointed Special Master in former President Donald Trump's 'classified' documents case, is calling
for outside help. Trump will be billed $500 an hour for aid from a retired judge with "top secret" clearance, as
well as staff from the Eastern District of New York. "The undersigned has determined that the efficient
administration of the Special Master's duties requires the assistance of the Honorable James Orenstein (Ret.), a former
United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of New York, who has experience with complex case management,
privilege review, warrant procedures, and other matters that may arise in the course of the Special Master's duties,"
the court order state. "Judge Orenstein has served as an appointed amicus curiae in the Foreign Intelligence
Surveillance Court pursuant to 50 U.S.C. § 1803(i)(2) and currently holds Top Secret clearance."
Eleventh Circuit's unconstitutional ruling against Trump. The Eleventh Circuit issued an unconstitutional
ruling against President Donald Trump in the Mar-a-Lago matter. The U.S. Supreme Court has made clear that the
president himself, not any other part of the U.S. government, has the final say over what constitutes a
classified document. No one can second-guess the president, yet that's what the Eleventh Circuit did by issuing an
order ceding control over classification decisions to the Department of Justice. A district court judge granted
Trump's motion for a special master to review the documents the FBI seized from his property, many of which Trump argued
were privileged. The DOJ appealed, seeking a stay of the order as it related to documents it claims are classified.
move to criminalize opposition. A hallmark of banana republics is that those who lose power are apt to
wind up in prison, or on the wrong end of a firing squad. Even more advanced countries, like Israel, sometimes
have a regrettable tendency to prosecute former political leaders. It is hard to think of anything more
destructive to a democracy, and yet the Democrats are going down that path. It seems clear that they intend to
bring criminal charges against President Trump over his keeping some White House documents at Mar-a-Lago — a
trivial offense, as far as anyone knows. And that's not all. The Department of Justice has issued subpoenas
to a large number of people who were associated in some way with the Trump campaign or administration. They
generally seek information about efforts to challenge the reported election results in several states. [...] Nearly all
of the documents relate to activities that are plainly lawful. Alleging or denying the existence of fraud in the
2020 election, offering evidence of such fraud or the absence of such fraud, planning to have someone serve as a Trump
elector, arguing that the vice president has important constitutional powers in the context of certifying a presidential
election, discussing strategies whereby Donald Trump might be found, legally, to have won the 2020 election —
these are all legal activities that have long been engaged in by members of both parties. There are also requests
relating to the funding of efforts to contest the 2020 election and for the rally that occurred on January 6, 2021.
These, too, were perfectly legal activities.
Reveals Obama Foundation Is Keeping Classified Docs in Abandoned Furniture Warehouse. The Obama Foundation
stored classified documents in an abandoned furniture warehouse, according to a 2018 letter from the Obama Foundation to
the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). The letter, available on the Obama Foundation website and
dated Sept. 11, 2018, reveals that the Obama Foundation not only acknowledged possessing classified documents but also
admitted that they kept them in a facility that did not meet NARA standards for the storage of those documents. [...]
This means that, as the debate over the supposedly classified documents at Mar-a-Lago is unfolding, the Obama Foundation
is, at this very moment, storing classified documents in unused retail space in the suburbs of Chicago. While the
storage of these documents appears to be with the full knowledge and coordination of NARA, it still raises significant
questions, not just concerning the raid of Mar-a-Lago, but also surrounding the legal actions being taken by the Biden
administration against Trump over the storage of these documents.
court sides with DOJ, overrules judge, allows full access to docs seized during Mar-a-Lago raid. A federal
appeals court has sided with the Biden Justice Department by authorizing the government to continue its criminal
investigation against former President Donald. J. Trump by allowing it to regain access to documents seized by the
FBI during the storming of Mar-a-Lago last month. On Wednesday, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals
for the 11th Circuit in Atlanta overruled federal Judge Aileen Cannon who blocked the feds from using around 100
documents that were marked as classified when she approved the appointment of a special master to review the material
confiscated from Trump's residence. "For our part, we cannot discern why Plaintiff would have an individual interest
in or need for any of the one-hundred documents with classification markings," the panel wrote in its 29-page
ruling. They are "owned by, produced by or for, or ... under the control of the United States Government."
claims he had right to hold classified docs seized by FBI and says agents even took his WILL from
Mar-a-Lago. Donald Trump has said he could declassify documents just 'by thinking about it' as he again
slapped down the FBI's right to raid his Mar-a-Lago mansion. The former president furiously insisted he had a
right to the items seized by agents at the Florida home last month — and even claimed they took his last will and
testament. He also threatened to release security camera footage of them digging through the house, but hinted he
would pixilate their faces
court rules DOJ can regain access to sensitive documents seized in Trump search. A federal appeals court
on Wednesday granted a request from the Justice Department to allow its investigators to regain access to the roughly
100 documents bearing classification markings that were seized by the FBI during its search at former President Donald
Trump's Florida residence. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit agreed to put on
hold a lower court's order that kept the subset of sensitive records off-limits for the Justice Department to use for
investigative purposes, pending the review of the materials by an independent arbiter known as a special master.
In its 29-page opinion, the panel said it agreed with the Justice Department that the federal district court in South
Florida likely erred in blocking investigators' use of the classified records and then requiring them to submit the
sensitive documents to the outside arbiter for review.
Documents Struck From Trump Search Case. Purported U.S. government documents that ordered CNN to preserve
"leaked tax records" and were entered into the search warrant case for former President Donald Trump have been struck
from the U.S. court system after the government disavowed them. The documents were purportedly submitted to the
U.S. court in West Palm Beach, Florida, by the U.S. Department of Treasury. The department motioned to intervene
in the case because federal officials had obtained "Seized Federal Securities" containing sensitive information that was
subject to the FBI's search warrant against Trump, according to one of the documents. That document and others
filed by the same party contained multiple errors but were still entered into the system by Angela Noble, the clerk for
the court. Another document was allegedly an arrest warrant served by federal agents at CNN at the network's
headquarters in Atlanta. The warrant ordered CNN to maintain the securities, which were described as "Leaked Tax
Records" until further notice. Another supposed warrant was to a towing company in Michigan. A top U.S.
lawyer said Monday [9/19/2022] that the filings were fake.
Returns to Mar-a-Lago, Reveals 'Place Will Never Be the Same' After Raid. Former President Donald Trump
revealed Monday that he returned to his Mar-a-Lago property while decrying the FBI's raid targeting the resort last
month. "Arrived in Florida last night and had a long and detailed chance to check out the scene of yet another
government 'crime,' the FBI's Raid and Break-In of my home, Mar-a-Lago," he wrote on Truth Social. "I guess they don't
think there is a Fourth Amendment anymore, and to them, there isn't. In any event, after what they have done, the
place will never be the same." Trump said the residence "was 'ransacked,' and in far different condition than the way
I left it," adding that FBI agents "didn't even take off their shoes in my bedroom." Members of Trump's family and
his lawyers have indicated that the 45th president was not there when the FBI agents targeted his Palm Beach, Florida,
residence. When the agents searched his home, Trump and family members watched them via CCTV cameras from New
York, his lawyers have said.
Trust The DOJ, Which Is Why Court Should Reject Its Request To Freeze Special Master. The race is on
between the Biden administration, which on Friday filed a motion to stay the special master's review of some 100
documents the FBI seized from Trump's Mar-a-Lago home, and the special master, who could begin reviewing those documents
as early as this week. Over the weekend, the 11th Circuit accelerated the contest by ordering Trump's legal team
to respond to the DOJ's motion to stay by Tuesday at noon, even as the special master already called a conference with
the lawyers for that same afternoon to discuss the review process. For the sake of the country, the 11th Circuit
should deny the DOJ's request and allow the special master to proceed with the review.
The Justice Department
Was Dangerous Before Trump. It's Out of Control. On Monday, August 8, Justice Department officials
spent nine hours raiding the Mar-a-Lago home of Donald Trump, carrying out 12 boxes of material. When criticism
ensued, FBI spokespeople in wounded tones insisted the press eschew the harsh term "raid," and use "execution of a
search warrant" instead. "Agents don't like the word 'raid,' they don't like it," complained former assistant FBI
counterintelligence director turned MSNBC analyst Frank Figliuzzi. He added with unintentional irony: "It sounds
like it's some sort of extrajudicial, non-legal thing." But it was a raid, as the surprisingly enormous number of
people who've been on the business end of such actions since 9/11 will report. The state more and more now avails
itself of a procedural trick that would have horrified everyone from Jefferson to to Potter Stewart to Thurgood
Marshall. Investigating, say, one lawyer, prosecutors raid a whole firm, taking everything — emails,
client files, cell phones and personal computers — then have a supposedly separate group of lawyers, called a
"taint" or "filter" team, examine it all. In this way they learn the private details of hundreds or even thousands
of clients in a shot, all people unrelated to the supposed case at hand. But, they say, don't worry, we're not
using any of those secrets, you can trust us.
Does Not Want Classified Documents Reviewed. As the DOJ-NSD originally threatened, they have filed an
appeal of the ruling by Judge Cannon in the Trump Mar-a-Lago document case. The DOJ is requesting the 11th Circuit
Court to intervene and "stay" or block a part of the ruling allowing the Special Master, Judge Raymond J Dearie, to
review the "classified documents" and make an independent determination as to the validity of the DOJ-NSD claims.
Having read all the motions in the case, you can get a sense of the authorship from the motion. From my
perspective this effort appears to have been written by the Lawfare group and filed by their allies in Main Justice at
the DOJ National Security Division (DOJ-NSD). The bottom line is they really don't want any outside party making a
determination as to the status of the 100 "classified documents," and/or consider if President Trump had previously
declassified them. The crux of their position is outlined in this part of the motion, which appears to hold a
DOJ's Appeal of 'Special Master' Review to Higher Court Reveals FBI's Mar-a-Lago Raid was a Classic
'Trap'. The Department of Justice fired off an angry appeal to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals on
Friday, which followed upon Florida Judge Aileen Cannon refusing to bend to its demands to return documents with
'classified' markings to prosecutors after the appointment of a 'special master' to review them. In its appeal,
the DOJ took exception to the court's appointment of a "special master" to review the documents seized at the former
president's property at Mar-a-Lago on August 8 for those covered by attorney-client or executive privilege.
However, the Justice Department's partial appeal did not challenge the appointment of the special master, but rather
argued that the documents bearing classified markings be returned.
FBI: Disturbing the Peace and Creating Inter-Party War. [Scroll down] Having sent a pack of marauders
to Mar-a-Lago to grab everything in sight, including some clothing, medical records, tax records, over a thousand news
clippings and privileged attorney-client correspondence, the agency was taken aback when Judge Aileen Cannon in Florida
threw a wrench into the agency's very obvious plan to affect the midterms with lies — as it did the 2020
election with the phony baloney Russian Collusion fairytale. Desperately seeking a stay of the judge's order to
halt reviewing and using the materials seized until an outside observer could weigh the merit of its claim that 100 of
the 11,000 seized documents were classified, they sought this week a stay of that portion of the order and lost again as
Judge Cannon made clear that the Court granted the Bureau no special credibility. Without this ruling, it would
have seemed near impossible for Trump to defend himself on the grounds of executive and lawyer-client privilege, in
part because he has never been allowed to see a list of the documents seized, let alone those 100 the Bureau claims are
classified. Moreover, the persistent leaks to the press from the Bureau and sensationalistic staged photographs of
the raid clearly marked an intent to smear him in the eyes of the voters and the jury. Judge Cannon "does not
find it appropriate to accept the government's conclusions on these important and disputed issues."
Department asks appeals court to block Trump judge's Mar-a-Lago ruling. The Department of Justice is
asking a federal appeals court to temporarily block a Trump-appointed judge's ruling that prevents it from accessing
hundreds of pages of classified records seized amid the thousands of pages of government documents taken from the former
president's Mar-a-Lago home. "The district court has entered an unprecedented order enjoining the Executive Branch's
use of its own highly classified records in a criminal investigation with direct implications for national security,"
the Justice Department wrote in its motion Friday. The Justice Department had previously argued that any delay in
its investigation into Donald Trump's handling and retention of government records, including classified records, could
result in "irreparable harm" to the government and the public.
Trump Raid — We're Missing the Point. Seeking to prove that Trump did nothing wrong in
possessing these documents is like trying to establish that the victims of Stalin's show trials weren't in fact
Trotskyites. Well, of course they weren't. But Stalin didn't care if his enemies — perceived or
real — were Trotskyites or "counter-revolutionaries." What mattered to him was that they were his
enemies. And that's why we call their legal proceedings "show trials." They weren't exercises in justice; they
were facades for political suppression. Did Trump commit a crime? I doubt it. Democrats have spent six
years and tens of millions of dollars investigating virtually every step he's taken in his life. So far, they've
come up with nothing. Which means that although Trump seems impetuous, he evidently hires excellent lawyers who
ensure he always remains within the bounds of the law. But at the end of the day, the question of Trump's
innocence is irrelevant. Because what we're witnessing is not a legal investigation but a political
crusade — aided by the Justice Department — to crush a man it can't stand. And if we allow
the left to win this battle, we will have allowed it to cross a line from which there may be no turning back. For
this isn't about Trump. It's about the left doing whatever it takes to retain political and ideological control of
this country. As one political commentator has pointed out, Trump represents everything the left hates, everything
they've spent 50 years trying to eradicate.
Cannon's Delivers the Money Shot in Her Special Master Ruling. As RedState reported, Judge Aileen Cannon
delivered a body blow to the Department of Justice, denying their request for a stay and appointing a special master in
the case surrounding the FBI's raid on Donald Trump. The DOJ had sought to exclude documents they deemed
classified and to bring in a ringer who served as special master in the Michael Cohen and Project Veritas cases.
Instead, all the documents will be reviewed by U.S. District Judge Raymond Dearie. That name caused some
consternation because he is the same judge that signed off on the Carter Page warrant. But a judge can only work
with what he has, and the FBI falsified the warrant, something Judge Dearie couldn't have known, so there's an
expectation that he'll do his job as special master in this case without bias. Regardless, reading through Judge
Cannon's decision, there was one money shot that just nailed the feelings of so many on the right. [Tweet]
Cannon Rejects DOJ Motion for Stay, Appoints Special Master Judge Raymond J Dearie. Judge Aileen Cannon
has rejected the DOJ motion to stay her previous order and appointed a special master, Judge Raymond J Dearie, Senior
United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York[.] As to the dispute of the 100 "classified"
documents, Judge Cannon writes, "the Court does not find it appropriate to accept the Government's conclusions on these
important and disputed issues without further review by a neutral third party in an expedited and orderly fashion."
Judge Cannon urged Special Master Raymond Dearie to complete his review by Nov. 30, 2022, more than a month longer than
DOJ requested. However, she did say Trump's legal team has to pay the full cost of the special master.
appoints special master, denying DOJ access to classified records. A federal judge on Thursday denied the
Justice Department's motion to access the classified records stored at Mar-a-Lago and installed a recently retired judge
to serve as the special master former President Trump requested. The duo of orders from federal district Judge
Aileen Cannon will ignite a Department of Justice (DOJ) appeal to the 11th Circuit and also selects Judge Raymond Dearie
to serve as the special master — the one candidate both the DOJ and Trump's legal team could agree on.
The order requires Dearie to complete his review by Nov. 30 — a slightly shorter deadline than the 90-day
window Trump requested, but one that punts the determination past the midterms. In a rare instance of siding with
the DOJ, Cannon required Trump to pay for the full cost associated with a special master.
announces Special Master and retains block on Mar-a-Lago files pending review. Just yesterday [9/15/2022],
Federal Judge Aileen Cannon declined to lift any part of an order she issued last week. The order barred the
Department of Justice from using records obtained by the F.B.I. during their raid on Trump's estate, Mar-a-Lago, until
an appointed arbiter, known as a Special Master, had completed a review. Judge Cannon had appointed semi-retired
Judge Raymond J. Dearie a Special Master who has the authority to sift through the documents and set aside using any
that potentially were covered by attorney-client privilege or, in a legally disputed move, executive privilege.
The DOJ had asked Judge Cannon to lift restrictions on its use of documents with classification markings and set a
Thursday deadline for her to respond. The DOJ says it would ask an appeals court to intervene.
Biden Administration Isn't Interested In Governing But In Criminalizing The Opposition. If Biden and the
Democrats do not have much interest in actually governing, they have a keen interest in using force against their
political opponents. [...] The DOJ has now charged more than 870 people in connection with the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S.
Capitol, and it is becoming obvious, in the wake of the Mar-a-Lago raid, that Attorney General Merrick Garland would
like very much to indict Trump himself ahead of the November midterms on charges vaguely connected to Jan. 6. He
might not be able to now that a federal judge, at Trump's request, has appointed a special master in the case. The
appointment of a special master to review the material seized by the FBI from Trump's residence — a shocking
11,000 documents and 1,800 other items, including what the judge called "personal effects without evidentiary
value" — means Garland might not be able to indict Trump before the November midterms, given the time it will
take to go through all this material. But that is a risk Garland ran when he sent the FBI on what was clearly a
Judge Unseals More Portions of Trump Search Warrant Affidavit. A federal judge unsealed more portions of
the Department of Justice (DOJ) affidavit that was used to obtain an FBI search warrant of former President Donald
Trump's Mar-a-Lago last week, revealing that the former commander-in-chief turned over Human Intelligence Control
Systems and Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) materials. What the documents entailed was not disclosed
by the government, according to the newly released version of the affidavit, which was uploaded Tuesday. More
portions of the court document were unsealed, although much of it remained redacted. In the copy of the document
released on Friday, an FBI agent whose name was withheld said they "observed markings reflecting the following
compliments/dissemination controls: HCS (Human Intelligence Control Systems), FISA, ORCON (originator controlled),
NOFORN (not for release to foreign nationals), and SI (special intelligence)" earlier this year.
Regime's 'Operation MAGA Fascist' Gains Ground. After nearly two years of lies related to the events of
January 6, 2021, the regime finally has admitted the truth: The widening legal dragnet to scoop up Donald Trump, his
associates, and his voters has nothing to do with the four-hour disturbance on Capitol Hill that afternoon. It is,
rather, a thus-far successful crusade to criminalize wrongthink about the outcome of the 2020 presidential
election. A barrage of subpoenas issued recently by the Department of Justice — U.S. Attorney for the
District of Columbia Matthew Graves' office specifically — against Trump aides is not seeking information
about the Capitol protest but personal communications discussing what happened with the election and plans to fight the
results. [...] Of course, this is what the January 6 hysteria has always been about. As the chaos unfolded on
January 6, Joe Biden and his apparatchiks immediately denounced believers of the so-called "Big Lie" —
the claim the election had been rigged, if not stolen, by powerful interests who wanted nothing more than to defeat
Trump — and vowed revenge would come swiftly.
FBI Agents Jumped MyPillow's Mike Lindell at a Hardee's Drive-Thru. Do you sense that the Biden Department
of Justice is getting desperate? The clock is winding down to getting something significant on any of their
ludicrous investigations into Donald Trump and his inner circle. The FBI's August 8 raid adds more pressure to the
charged climate since federal agents found nothing supporting the allegations of criminal intent regarding classified
materials. No evidence backs any justification for the raid. All the documents the FBI seized aren't smoking
guns, as the president of the United States has the indisputable authority to declassify any record. We're not
talking about Hillary Clinton, who is guilty of mishandling classified information, transmitting it through an
unapproved and unsecured email server, and deleting 33,000 emails under federal subpoena. With the special master
ruling motion made by the Trump team granted by Judge Aileen Cannon and a Justice Department appeal filed — this
Mar-a-Lago theater could last several months. This story has hit the sandbar, and it's beached until further notice.
In the meantime, the Justice Department has issued at least 40 subpoenas relating to its January 6 investigation.
attorney questions DOJ actions after Mar-a-Lago raid. An attorney for former President Donald Trump
scolded the Justice Department for fighting the appointment of a special master to review documents seized from Trump's
Mar-a-Lago resort. James Trusty, a former federal prosecutor, told Fox News host Mark Levin it is a "fair
question" to ask whether the Justice Department is attempting a cover-up as it conducts a criminal investigation into
Trump's handling of records after leaving office. [...] U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon granted Trump's request for a
special master despite the Justice Department's opposition, and the two sides have since turned in proposals for how to
move forward, including nominees, access, and speed of the third-party review.
Talks, Senator Mark Warner Says "People Will Die" if Trump Mar-a-Lago Documents Become Public. We must
stop pretending. Everyone, including everyone who reads here and specifically SSCI Chairman Mark Warner, already
knows what is in those documents from Mar-a-Lago. Those documents contain the evidence of the collective
government effort to target candidate Trump and then effectively remove President Trump. THAT effort included the
Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Stop pretending. Senator Mark Warner was at the heart of the
legislative branch effort in the aftermath of the failed attempt to stop candidate Trump from winning the 2016
election. Senator Warner specifically instructed Senate Security Director James Wolfe to leak the Carter Page FISA
application, with an intent to further the effort to install a special counsel to help cover-up the pre-election
activity. Warner is enmeshed in the corruption created by the false Trump-Russia collusion conspiracy nonsense.
DOJ Doesn't Want To Disclose 'Classified' Mar-A-Lago Documents — Except Through Selective Leaks To Leftist
Media. Hiding behind the horror of 9/11, the Biden administration demands that a federal judge and the
country trust its targeting of a top political opponent — all while leaking details of classified documents
to a pliant press. This development and six others flow from recent court filings in former President Donald
Trump's efforts to obtain a special master's oversight of the FBI's seizure of thousands of documents and personal
effects from his Mar-a-Lago home. The government doesn't want to allow an independent review of the documents it's
seized. Trump's legal team does.
DoJ Argues that the Intelligence Community Overrides the Judiciary. At this point in time I have no regard
for the probity or competence of the Intelligence Community and neither, apparently, does Judge Aileen Cannon, who
earlier this week ordered the appointment of a Special Master to review those documents seized in the Mar-a-Lago raid,
which it claims are classified. The Department of Justice appears to have been surprised that it has lost
credibility and filed a motion seeking a stay on that portion of the order and a Notice of Appeal to the Eleventh
Circuit indicating its intention to file an interlocutory appeal. I don't think the trial judge who issued a very
well-considered order will grant the stay. I don't think the Eleventh Circuit will, either. I don't think
the Eleventh Circuit will even grant an interlocutory appeal on this matter. I do think all of these pleadings
reveal the weakness of the grounds for a search and seizure of materials at the home of Donald J. Trump, the overreach
of the warrant, and the expansive search itself. Worse for the DoJ and FBI, I believe their actions amount to a
claim that under no circumstances does the judiciary have a right to question anything the Intelligence committee does
as long as it makes a claim of "national security." Such a claim is scary and should be — and I think
will be — denied.
DOJ's opposition to the special master exposes a nefarious motive. When the federal judge ordered a
special master to review the documents seized from Mar-a-Lago to determine whether the FBI possessed documents subject
to "attorney-client and/or executive privilege" claims, I considered it a Pyrrhic victory because the DOJ had already
reviewed all the documents. I was more interested in whether the DOJ insisted that the appointed special master
have a security clearance to review for classified or top-secret material. Failing to do so would be a giveaway
that the whole "classified information" claim was a scam. On Thursday, however, the DOJ went one step further and
did something that, to my mind, strongly indicates that its raid on Mar-a-Lago was intended to obtain and protect
information that would be embarrassing to Obama, Biden, and the Deep State.
Loses in Court. Attorney General Merrick Garland went too far — he grabbed too much and gabbed
too much. That was some of the reasoning behind U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon's decision to appoint a special
master to scrutinize the capacious no-limits search and seizure at the home/office of former President Donald
Trump. On Garland's direct order, the FBI swiped everything except the carpets and chandeliers. The volume
of material they grabbed was stunning, as Judge Cannon recounted: "approximately 11,000 documents and 1,800 other
items[.]" Agents didn't confine themselves to confiscating the disputed presidential papers. While ransacking
the joint, they snatched Trump's "personal effects without evidentiary value," said the judge. That included
medical documents, tax correspondence, accounting information, photographs, newspaper articles, and even clothing.
If Trump had a dog, the poor mutt would have been frisked.
Democrats looking to provoke riots by arresting President Trump? The unprecedented raid of President
Trump's home was the first step toward criminal prosecution. Democrats need an incendiary event to cause normally
calm Republicans to riot, so they may arrest the former president and march him in leg irons in front of TV
cameras. It is not beyond the realm of imagination to believe that, while transporting him to prison, agents could
say he grabbed the steering wheel and they had to shoot him dozens of times. Or while in solitary confinement, the
monitoring cameras become suddenly inoperative and the guards fall asleep and he hangs himself. If you think
that's too far for Democrats, remember they are your opposite, and don't think like you.
Barr reveals his true colors... again. Former Attorney General William Barr during an interview on Fox
News last week said that if Trump did indeed have a standing order to declassify all documents that he took with him as
he left the White House, that would amount to a worse abuse than actually taking the documents. [...] A federal judge
recently granted Trump's request to assign a special master. U.S. District Judge Aileen M. Cannon, from the
Southern District of Florida, ordered that an independent third-party be appointed to "review the seized property,
manage assertions of privilege and make recommendations thereon, evaluate claims for the return of property," and
"enjoins the Government from reviewing and using the seized materials for investigative purposes[.]" Barr called
the order to appoint a special master a "deeply flawed" decision.
Dangerously Copy The Tactics Of Famous Fascists. By politicizing the Department of Justice, the Biden
administration and other Democrats have used the "insurrection" pretense to harass, intimidate, arrest, and jail Trump's
supporters, members of his administration, and his legal team. This harassment eventually led to the unprecedented
step of the Justice Department and the FBI raiding the home of the former president and future presidential contender.
Joe Biden was behind the FBI's Mar-a-Lago raid all along. Joe Biden has made his obsession with President
Trump known, most recently through his hellishly lit Mussolini-meltdown speech at Independence Hall in Philadelphia last
week, manically painting Trump and all his voters as "threats to the republic." He may be doddering and
insentient, but he still burns bright against his potential opponent in the 2024 presidential race, which even Democrats
don't want him to get involved with. On Trump, Biden's as obsessed with Trump as Stalin was with Trotsky. So
it comes to light that not only has Biden tried to smear Trump as a danger to democracy and "threat to the republic," in
a sorry public relations campaign that isn't working, he's also trying to eliminate President Trump from the entire 2024
presidential race by probably the gamiest maneuvers ever played by a politician in U.S. history. It turns out that
Biden was behind the raid on Trump's home in Mar-a-Lago on August 4.
Rage Follows Special Master Decision in Trump Raid Case. On Monday, the judge handling the case of the
FBI's Mar-a-Lago raid made an official decision to appoint a special master to review the documents seized. That
came after she dropped a preliminary notice that she intended to do so at the end of August. The DOJ's subsequent
arguments apparently weren't very convincing, and now they will be forced to cease their investigation as the process
plays out. The judge found numerous instances of privileged material making it through the government's filter
team, and revelations that medical records and tax returns were taken only provided more reason to move ahead with a
special master. Besides, as the judge essentially said in her decision, what can the move hurt? The special
master will have a security clearance, and they won't be leaking to the press what they've found. How is too much
transparency a bad thing? No matter, because the decision favored Trump, that meant that the left was thrown into
fits of apopletic rage.
halts prosecutors from using Trump Mar-a-Lago materials for criminal investigation. A judge placed a
roadblock on federal prosecutors conducting a criminal investigation into former President Donald Trump's handling of
documents until a special master is appointed and has completed his or her work. "The Court does not find that a
temporary special master review under the present circumstances would cause undue delay" to the investigation, said U.S.
District Court Judge Aileen Cannon of the Southern District of Florida, granting Trump's motion for a third-party review
to look for privileged materials. She said the government is "temporarily enjoined from further review and use of
any materials seized from" Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida last month "for criminal investigative purposes" until
the special master's review process is complete.
Judge Notes in Special Master Order a Quoted DOJ Citation That Joe Biden Ordered FBI Access to Mar-a-Lago
Documents. Page #2 and Page #3 of Judge Aileen Cannon's ruling cites a quote from the DOJ own legal
filing, dated May 10th, that Joe Biden ordered the National Archives and Records Administration to provide access to the
FBI to review the Trump records. [...] August 24, 2022, Joe Biden was questioned about how much notice he had
regarding the FBI raid on President Trump's home at Mar-a-Lago in Florida. Question: "Mr. President, how much
advanced notice did you have of the FBI's plan to search Mar-a-Lago?" BIDEN: "I didn't have any advanced
notice. None, zero, not one single bit."
reveals 40 years' worth of Trump tax docs, medical records seized in raid, halts review by FBI. U.S.
District Judge from the Southern District of Florida Judge Aileen M. Cannon has revealed that among the documents seized
by the FBI at Mar-a-Lago from former President Trump were 40 years' worth of medical records and accounting information
connected to his taxes. The judge halted on Monday the FBI's review of more than 11,000 documents the agency
seized from Trump's residence, according to Fox News. She ordered an independent special master be appointed to
review the records for attorney-client and executive privilege.
Government Seized 'Medical Documents' from Trump's Home. Federal District Judge Aileen M. Cannon issued an
order today requiring that a "special master" be appointed to review what the Justice Department seized from former
President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home when it was raided last month by the FBI. In the order, the judge said that
the FBI had seized "medical documents" from Mar-a-Lago. "The court hereby authorizes the appointment of a special
master to review the seized property for personal items and documents and potentially privileged material subject to
claims of attorney-client and/or executive privilege," said Judge Cannon's order.
Ratcliffe: The Government Didn't Find What They Were Looking For In Mar-a-Lago Raid. Former Director of
National Intelligence John Ratcliffe to FNC host Jeanine Pirro: "The judge would appoint the special master and it would
be an extension of the court. I do think that it's the right thing to do. The DOJ's position is number one,
we don't need a special master. We've already — we've already sorted everything and looked at
everything. Take our word for it that it was done. As you pointed out, they had attorney-client privilege in
there so the taint team that was looking at this didn't do their job. [...]"
6 Ways Democrats
Are 'Threatening Democracy'. [#1] Weaponization Of Federal Law Enforcement: Last
month, President Biden's Department of Justice (DOJ) signed off on an unprecedented raid of a
former president to thwart a potential 2024 rival's ambitious return to the Oval Office. On
Aug. 8, more than 30 plain clothes FBI agents raided former President Donald Trump's 128-room
Florida residence at Mar-a-Lago. While Attorney General Merrick Garland claimed the search
was "narrowly scoped," examination of the warrant revealed Biden's stormtroopers were authorized to
confiscate any documents Trump came into contact with over his four years as president. The
raid has become the latest episode in the Democrats' years-long efforts to exploit the resources of
federal law enforcement to target political opponents, from Jan. 6 demonstrators prosecuted for
trespassing to supposed militiamen caught in FBI-orchestrated entrapment plots. Trump is
merely public enemy number one, whose potential return to power threatens the incumbent regime with
comprehensive plans to gut the administrative state, starting with the DOJ and FBI.
says DOJ made him look like a 'slob' and slams 'dishonest' photo of Mar-a-Lago office. Former
President Donald Trump complained Thursday that the FBI made him look like a 'slob' after a Department of
Justice filing released Tuesday showed a photo of classified documents strewn on the floor of what's
presumably an office space at Mar-a-Lago. 'A lot of people think that when you walk into my office,
I have confidential documents or whatever it may be — all declassified — but I had
confidential documents spread out all over my floor. Like a slob,' Trump said Thursday morning on
the John Fredericks Radio Show. 'Like I'm sitting there reading these documents all day long or
somebody else would be.' The ex-president had called into the right-leaning TV network to push
that the DOJ's move was 'dishonest,' because investigators 'put them there in a messy fashion, and then
they took a picture and they released it to the public.'
Barr - All-In With the Mar-a-Lago Raid. "Number one is that I think a lot of the
attacks on the FBI are over the top because a decision like this is not made by the FBI," former
Attorney General William Barr told the Bari Weiss podcast on August 25. "In fact, I don't
think the FBI would push a decision that it's best to go in and search and obtain those documents
after being jerked around for a year and a half. The decision would be made at the Department
of Justice, by subordinates of the AG, and ultimately signed off on by the AG. The FBI would be
told to go and execute it. I think the idea that the FBI is the problem here is misplaced."
The former AG was more disturbed by "the constant pandering to outrage" on the right, without
discussion of whether the outrage had any merit. The FBI seized Trump's passports, leaving
the impression that the former president had committed a crime and was now a flight risk. FBI
agents also rummaged through the closets of Melania Trump, an act of pure intimidation. With
Trump attorneys forced outside, the FBI could easily have planted or destroyed information.
If that is not cause for outrage, it's hard to imagine what might qualify.
Responds To Trump's Demand For Special Master With A Staged Photo Of Alleged 'Classified' Documents
Perfectly Lined Up On Mar-a-Lago Carpet. Three classified documents were found in a
desk drawer in Donald Trump's office at Mar-a-Lago, the Department of Justice revealed in a
blockbuster filing, in addition to more than 100 documents discovered in 13 boxes with
classification markings in the former president's residence. The documents were discovered in
the August raid of Trump's Florida home, which came after the former president's lawyers claimed a
'diligent search' produced all the requested documents. 'Three classified documents that were
not located in boxes, but rather were located in the desks in the '45 Office,' were also seized,'
the filing states Daly Mail reported.
claims the FBI threw documents on the floor at Mar-a-Lago 'pretending it was me who did
it' — and 'took pictures for the public to see'. onald Trump has claimed
the FBI agents were responsible for throwing classified documents on the floor of
Mar-a-Lago — and said they were 'perhaps pretending it was me who did it'. 'Terrible
the way the FBI, during the Raid of Mar-a-Lago, threw documents haphazardly all over the floor
(perhaps pretending it was me that did it!), and then started taking pictures of them for the
public to see,' he said in a Truth Social post Wednesday morning. 'Thought they wanted them
kept Secret? Lucky I Declassified!' he added during a flurry of posts condemning the FBI
agent who retired amid backlash over the Hunter Biden probe.
Patel Confirms Seized Documents from Mar-a-Lago Raid Were Evidence Showing DOJ and FBI Corruption
in Trump-Russia Probe. During an appearance on Tucker Carlson's television show,
former house intel staff and Trump aide Kash Patel confirms the documents targeted by the DOJ/FBI
raid on Trump's home were documents of evidence showing DOJ/FBI political corruption in the
Trump-Russia probe. President Trump declassified documents that show how the institutions
within the U.S. government targeted him. However, the institutions that illegally targeted
President Trump are now the same institutions seeking control of the specific evidence of their
Says the Same FBI Agent 'Escorted Out' Friday for Hiding Hunter Biden's Laptop Was Involved in
Mar-a-Lago Raid. The Washington, D.C.-based FBI assistant special agent accused by a
whistleblower of being the man who scuttled the Hunter Biden laptop investigation and who allegedly
hid evidence favoring former President Trump, appears to be out of a job. It's a start.
And from what former President Trump is declaring on his Truth Social account, Assistant Special
Agent Tim Thibault also had a hand in the Mar-a-Lago raid. [Tweet] Indeed, according to the
search warrant affidavit, the Washington Field Office of the FBI conducted the Mar-a-Lago raid,
along with "a Special Agent with the FBI assigned to the Washington Field Office."
Mar-A-Lago Affidavit Confirms Biden's DOJ Fished For A Crime To Pin On Trump. The
search warrant affidavit unsealed on Friday confirms the Department of Justice used a
bait-and-switch tactic to justify the FBI's unprecedented raid on former President Donald Trump's
home. The unredacted portions of the affidavit further expose the Biden administration's
manipulative and tenuous basis for the search and its reliance on inapplicable federal criminal
code provisions to justify the targeting of a political enemy. At noon on Friday, the search
warrant affidavit used by the DOJ to obtain a warrant to raid Trump's Mar-a-Lago home hit the
public court docket, albeit with heavy redactions. While sparse, the unredacted portions of
the affidavit nonetheless proved significant, especially when read in conjunction with the
previously unsealed search warrant and the leaks to the compliant media cartel.
problems emerge with the Mar-a-Lago affidavit. Paul Sperry is an independent
journalist who pays attention to facts rather than following the mindless herd that is the
mainstream media. That's why he closely examined the Mar-a-Lago affidavit — or, at
least, the parts that remained after the DOJ was done with redacting it. That examination was
fruitful because Sperry discovered all sorts of problems and inconsistencies on the document's face
(what little of it we can see). Also, I'll use this post to remind everyone again that
nothing in Trump's possession is classified or can ever be considered classified (or top secret or
anything else). Twitter booted Sperry from the site within a short time of his August 9 tweet
(very soon after the Mar-a-Lago) raid, saying that there was speculation that the FBI conducted the
raid to grab copies of documents related to the Russia Hoax. Despite the ban, Sperry is continuing
to investigate and, with the help of friends, disseminating the results of his investigations.
DNI Makes Troubling Announcement About Documents Seized During Trump Raid. As we
noted earlier, a judge has signaled that she's likely to grant the request of the Trump team to
appoint a special master. The special master would examine the documents to determine if any
fall outside the scope of the raid, such as if they are privileged documents, thus providing some
protection to the documents that they shouldn't have seized; one example would be documents that
might be protected under attorney-client privilege. But there are a few problems with
this. First, the FBI has already had them for 20 days at this point — who knows
what might have been compromised by now with this fishing expedition?
FBI: A Campaign Arm of the Democrat Party. The Mar-a-Lago raid is a shot across the
bow for any GOP presidential candidates for 2024, Trump being the presumptive nominee at this
point. Will the FBI ask the DoJ to indict Trump on nonsensical declassification
accusations? While they gave candidate Hillary Clinton a pass despite her using an unsecured
server and personal email account to traffic highly classified emails? The FBI is delivering
a warning to Trump. Will Governor Ron DeSantis be the next one to have his home raided by the
FBI? We expect this type of behavior from the corporate media, academia, Hollywood, big
finance, big pharma, big tech, and other Democrat party constituent groups, but not the FBI and
other government agencies.
Raid Case Could Get Interesting. A federal judge in South Florida — yes, a
Trump judge — preliminarily intends to appoint a special master to look into the raid.
[...] But getting a proper inventory may not be the end of the story — which is why this
could get quite interesting: [Tweets] [...] A Special Master can do anything the judge empowers
him to do — naturally, that has to be something that the judge has power to do.
Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure covers Search and Seizure matters. Rule
41(g) gives the judge extensive powers to review demands for the return of seized property, and
that means the Special Master can look at all issues affecting that determination — "any
factual issue necessary to decide the motion" — including the scope of the warrant that
was issued: [...]
in Trump Affidavit That Raises Even More Questions About FBI/DOJ Action. As we
previously reported, journalist Paul Sperry was booted off of Twitter after he raised questions
about the FBI raid of President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home. Real Clear Investigations is
now tweeting some further questions that Sperry is raising about the affidavit that was released
with redactions on Friday. They're likely to get the ban hammer next, if Twitter interprets
that as an attempt to evade a suspension. Sperry notes multiple oddities in the affidavit
that he has questions about. [Tweet] When they refer to what was found in the 15 boxes,
they refer to documents with "classification markings." That leaves open the possibility that they
aren't classified any longer — that they may have been declassified. The affidavit
says the documents "appear" to contain National Defense Information, but Sperry asks if they
"triaged" the boxes, wouldn't they know if it did or not?
Hands Trump a Win in Fight Against FBI, Wailing and Gnashing of Teeth Follows. The
exposition of the FBI's behavior in the month of August has been something to behold. More
recently, we learned that the FBI went to Facebook during the 2020 election and indicated that the
Hunter Biden laptop story was Russian disinformation. In reality, the bureau had known since
2019 that the story was real because they themselves were in possession of the laptop. Prior
to that, the big story has been the raid of Donald Trump's Florida home, which has led to numerous
court clashes as the government has sought to keep the details secret. On Friday, the
affidavit was released, much to the chagrin of the powers that be. What it revealed was a
politically weaponized FBI working hand in hand with partisans at the National Archives to target
Trump over a records dispute, partially based on a CBS News article.
Lied the Last 1,000 Times, Trust Us Now'. Democrats, their media and their media's
contracted experts tell us we should trust the DOJ, the FBI and the same folks who have been
pulling some variation of this scam for the last six years to know what they're doing when they set
out with a search warrant empowering them to grab every single box at Mar-a-Lago, every
administration record and anything else they want. [...] This isn't a criminal case. It can
be a counterintelligence investigation, a fishing expedition for process crimes and procedural
violations that never finds a justifiable original crime. The one thing it can't produce is
an original crime that justifies the original investigation. That's also why the
investigation has to be permanent. If it were to ever end, there would have to be a
reckoning. An endless investigation however always holds out the promise that one day there
will be something. The fraudulence of the endless Trumpgate is why it can never end.
Affidavit Really Does Read As If They Were Confiscating Russiagate Evidence. The
affidavit is out. The one wherein the U.S. government found it necessary to raid a former
president's home earlier this month. And despite a whopping 413 redacted lines (yes, I
counted each one), the document appears to implicate the FBI, DOJ, and Judge Bruce Reinhart in
colluding to remove documents related to the long-debunked "Russiagate" saga. Here's why.
Page three of the document asserts U.S. Code 793 (e), 1519, and 2071, which means they
were looking for general, "national defense information," and alleging that there had been some
concealment, mutilation, or destruction of records without the approval of the bureaucracy.
The problem here is that everyone knows the President of the United States has no ability to
perform these crimes, especially as he is the sole arbiter and "declassifier" of such information
(as expressed in his lawyer's letter included with the affidavit).
Raid on Mar-A-Lago: A Desperate Act by the Deep State. The raid on Mar-A-Lago was a
pretextual search using the National Archive rules and mischaracterize classified document laws to
justify an unlawful search warrant. This raid is only a part of an ongoing criminal
conspiracy (RICO) or silent coup by the Deep State to take down Trump, first before his election in
2016, to prevent his reelection in 2020, and now to torpedo his possible re-election in 2024.
Trump is a direct threat to the coup's survival. The Deep State is protected by the DOJ and
FBI that have gone full Stasi. I have written and served hundreds of search warrants in my
career as a police detective. I investigated complex criminal conspiracies —
crimes of many types, including thefts and frauds, financial crimes, and political conflicts of
interest. I am biased in favor of law enforcement. Nevertheless, the DOJ and the FBI
have been politically weaponized. We have no equal justice for all. We now have a
two-tier justice system.
what we still don't know after release of redacted FBI Trump raid affidavit. Friday's
unsealing of the affidavit tied to the FBI's raid on former President Donald Trump's Florida estate
has raised more questions than answers. West Palm Beach US Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhardt
had ordered the Justice Department earlier in the week to prepare a redacted version of the
document in which authorities laid out their reasons for the controversial Aug. 8
search-and-seizure operation at Mar-a-Lago. Friday's unsealing came amid what Reinhardt
called "intense public and historical interest" into the raid. The feds have described their
probe as centering on the alleged mishandling of classified information, theft of government
records and obstruction of justice.
did the FBI redact the Mar-a-Lago raid affidavit? The affidavit was supposed to
provide the reasoning for the Mar-a-Lago raid. As expected the affidavit was heavily
redacted. [...] Ironically, the DOJ redacted its reasoning for redacting nearly the entire search
warrant affidavit. The only justification not redacted is "agent safety." The DOJ
claims the decision was made to protect the witnesses. So what was the purpose of this
redaction? Barack Obama once said that the only people who don't want to disclose the truth
are the people with something to hide. If the FBI has ironclad reasons for the raid, they would
have released the entire document with only the names of the agents redacted. The purpose of
this redaction is to allow the cloud of doubt and suspicion to prevail to furnish a narrative.
Affidavit Points to Absolutely Insane 'Justification' for the FBI Raid. As RedState
reported, the affidavit for the search warrant that led to an unprecedented FBI raid on Donald
Trump's home has been released in heavily redacted form. As if to play out the meme that had
been going around for days suggesting the affidavit would be a giant blob of black ink, that turned
out to be mostly true. The document is full of redacted sections, to the point of absurdity,
representing a giant [defiance of] transparency by a federal bureaucracy that simply doesn't care.
[Tweet] So what's in the affidavit? While the redactions cover most of that up, there
is enough revealed that exposes just how blatantly political the FBI's move was. For example,
the pursuit partially originated not from any hard evidence of criminal activity, but from a CBS
News article. [Tweet]
Up With Non-Judges Issuing Search Warrants? As I said in the immediate aftermath of
the FBI's Mar-a-Lago raid, this outrage raises all sorts of legal and constitutional issues.
Sooner rather than later, real experts would weigh in. That process has begun, and today the
redoubtable Philip Hamburger — expert in Administrative Law and the regime that sponsors
its abuses — has weighed in on the constitutionally dubious phenomenon of non-judges in
our federal system — "magistrates", or "commissioners" as they were formerly
known — issuing warrants.
Magistrate Judges Constitutionally Issue Search Warrants Against Trump (Or Anyone
Else)? The Mar-a-Lago search warrant is interesting not only because of the high
office of the individual whose papers were seized but also because of the low office of the person
who signed it. The warrant illustrates the long-standing constitutional anomaly of letting
magistrate judges sign search warrants. Leave aside how you feel about the former
president. Leave aside what you think of January 6, 2021. Leave aside whether there was
a good reason to issue the warrant. A more basic question is whether the Hon. Bruce
Reinhart could constitutionally issue it. [...] The Constitution's vesting of the judicial power in
the courts is important for search warrants. It ensures that at least for federal search
warrants, the "probable cause" required by the Fourth Amendment will be ascertained by a judge, not
anyone else. Indeed, search warrants from magistrate judges violate not only the vesting of
judicial power in the courts but also the Fourth Amendment. In guaranteeing that search warrants
must rest on probable cause, that amendment assumes that probable cause will be found by a judge.
blasts 'heavily redacted' affidavit that conveniently leaves a key claim out: 'Obama must be
proud!' Former President Trump is incensed over the DOJ's release of the heavily
redacted affidavit used to justify raiding his home, while the agency claimed it had probable cause
to believe that evidence of obstruction would be found in documents at his residence.
[Video clip] "Affidavit heavily redacted!!! Nothing mentioned on 'Nuclear,' a total
public relations subterfuge by the FBI & DOJ, or our close working relationship regarding document
turnover — WE GAVE THEM MUCH. Judge Bruce Reinhart should NEVER have allowed the
Break-In of my home. He recused himself two months ago from one of my cases based on his
animosity and hatred of your favorite President, me. What changed? Why hasn't he
recused himself on this case? Obama must be very proud of him right now!" Trump charged on
Rolling Stone Editor Has the Perfect Analogy for the FBI's Raid of Mar-a-Lago. What
piqued [Matt] Taibbi's curiosity is not the latest developments which don't provide much of a punch
regarding potential felonious activity regarding the alleged mishandling of classified documents
which provided the basis of the federal raid. It was the lack of coverage afterward.
The CNN crowd relished the raid as the final nail in the coffin — this was when the
walls caved in on Trump. Like most Americans who aren't mentally ill, the Department of
Justice leak alleging that Trump had nuclear secrets on-site exposed the legal fallout that was to
come because nothing has corroborated that explosive yet facially untrue claim. There's been
a deafening silence regarding anything that resembles a smoking gun. The affidavit that
provided probable cause for the ransacking will be redacted to death, so we're just going to be
left hanging here again. Is this another Trump story that will fizzle out? Taibbi
listed the endless stream of purported scandals that would destroy the Trump presidency. They
did nothing except chip away at the media's already abysmal credibility with the public. What
is notable about the FBI raid is that it was a massive show of force from the federal government,
historical, and the stealthy but noticeable backtracking specifically on anything incriminating.
Outrage. [Scroll down] The FBI raid on Trump that seems to have so many upset,
while vile and corrupt on its own, is no less vile and corrupt than anything previously
listed. It's just more on top of the mountain that already exists and ultimately it's a good
thing, because it shows that there is no loyalty, no fidelity to truth, justice or the American
way. All these evil communists care about is devouring their enemies.
missing in the Mar-a-Lago coverage. I am someone who has held a TS/SCI (Top
Secret — Special Comparted Information) security clearance. Moreover, I have had a
facility clearance for my home so that I could handle classified information there. Having
had that experience, I get more than a little annoyed at the speculative misinformation that all
parties in the Mar-a-Lago affair are spreading around. Granted, my security experience was
before my retirement a decade ago, but I doubt much has changed since then. I make three
points. The first is that the Justice Department is blowing smoke. They are either
completely incompetent or deliberately abusing their authority by lying to the court. The
second point is that the investigative media (including Fox News) have not done their homework and
have not found out how the security system actually works. The third point illustrates the
first. In no legal sense is Donald Trump guilty of anything. This is because, as a
former president, he has both a TS/SCI personal clearance and the same level of facility clearances
for his various locations.
Evade Accountability to Avoid Political Fallout. On Aug. 8, 2022, the FBI executed a
search warrant on former President Trump's private residence at Mar-a-Lago. Subsequently, the
Wall Street Journal reported, "secret U.S. files were seized." Search warrants were always executed
with the property owners or their lawyers present. Yet FBI agents removed Trump's lawyer and
all other people from the residence at gunpoint, so no one witnessed what the FBI agents did during
the nine-hour search. Did they truly find national security risks? Might the agents
have planted files? Did they install secret listening devices? In the past, such
questions would be unthinkable. Americans trusted in the FBI's integrity and
objectivity. They believed the FBI and DOJ upheld the rule of law. Americans never
imagined these agencies would abrogate equal justice under the law and become political arms of the
Democrat party. Officials such as James Comey, Robert Mueller, Christopher Wray, and Merrick
Garland have so corrupted the judicial process that Americans no longer trust there is equal
justice under law.
the Woman Who Launched the FBI Ransacking of Mar-a-Lago. With every development
regarding this federal ransacking, two things remain unchanged. It looks increasingly clear
that the Trump legal team was cooperating with federal officials regarding the documents in
question, so the obstruction of justice allegation gets weaker by the day. Second, where is
the crime that precipitated this search of Trump's home because recent updates only make it seem
like the Justice Department cobbled together statutes that aren't criminal to justify this
ransacking? The latest development in this legal fiasco is Acting Archivist Debra Steidel
Wall's role in the document retrieval, where she seems to be one of the leading figures who
triggered the FBI raid.
this the Public Image the FBI Wants? In a recent Rasmussen Reports poll, 53 percent
of Americans agreed with the Roger Stone statement that there is "a group of politicized thugs at
the top of the FBI who are using the FBI... as Joe Biden's personal Gestapo." Over half of
Americans think the bureau is turning into the Gestapo, and Director Christopher Wray still doesn't see
the need for reform. That includes 25 percent of Democrats and 70 percent of Republicans
who view the FBI unfavorably. The fact that we have two justice systems, one for Democrats
and another, harsher one for Republicans, is no longer debatable.
classified documents found at Trump's Mar-a-Lago: Report. Federal government
officials have recovered hundreds of classified documents from former President Donald Trump's
Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida since he left office, according to a new report. The initial
trove of documents the National Archives and Records Administration collected in January included
over 150 documents with classified markings, and seizures in June and in August brought the total
up to more than 300, sources told the New York Times. In January, following weeks of
communication with Trump's team, the National Archives retrieved 15 boxes of presidential documents
before discovering classified material and referring the matter to the Justice Department, which
opened an investigation. DOJ officials visited Trump's lavish Palm Beach resort in June and
collected another batch of documents possessing sensitive national security information holed up in
the basement of Mar-a-Lago.
The Editor says...
Bias alert: "Trump's lavish Palm Beach resort." Isn't every Palm Beach resort somewhat lavish?
"[I]nformation holed up in the basement." This implies the documents were being hidden, or that the documents
hid themselves. Any sensitive documents kept under lock and key would necessarily be hidden from view. And anyone
fortunate enough to have a basement knows that's where long-term storage is most feasible.
memos raise questions about Biden's role in Trump probe. A newly revealed letter
shows that President Biden authorized the National Archives and Records Administration to reject
any executive privilege claims that former President Donald Trump might use to stop the Justice
Department from accessing classified documents stored at his Mar-a-Lago estate. A letter
posted late Monday on the website of conservative journalist John Solomon — one of the
few people authorized by Mr. Trump to review National Archives records — revealed
that Mr. Biden ordered the National Archives to share all materials it had requested from
Mr. Trump to be shared with the Justice Department and the FBI. The letter, written by
National Archivist Debra Wall to Trump attorney Evan Corcoran, says the president cleared the way
for her to rule on Mr. Trump's executive privilege claims. That opened the door for the
National Archives to allow the FBI and the Justice Department to review the missing documents,
which culminated in this month's raid on Mr. Trump's residence.
Op-ed: 'No Legal Basis' for Mar-a-Lago Search Warrant. The FBI raid on former
President Donald Trump's private residence at Mar-a-Lago, Florida, had "no legal basis," according
to a Wall Street Journal op-ed by former White House and Department of Justice lawyers David B.
Rivkin Jr. and Lee A. Casey. In their op-ed, Rivkin and Casey argue that the Presidential
Records Act of 1978 allowed Trump to have the records allegedly in his possession, and that the general
statutes cited in the search warrant — such as the Espionage Act — do not
White House facilitated DOJ's criminal probe against Trump, scuttled privilege claims:
memos. Long before it professed no prior knowledge of the raid on Donald Trump's
estate, the Biden White House worked directly with the Justice Department and National Archives to
instigate the criminal probe into alleged mishandling of documents, allowing the FBI to review
evidence retrieved from Mar-a-Lago this spring and eliminating the 45th president's claims to
executive privilege, according to contemporaneous government documents reviewed by Just the
News. The memos show then-White House Deputy Counsel Jonathan Su was engaged in conversations
with the FBI, DOJ and National Archives as early as April, shortly after 15 boxes of classified and
other materials were voluntarily returned to the federal historical agency from Trump's Florida
home. By May, Su conveyed to the Archives that President Joe Biden would not object to
waiving his predecessor's claims to executive privilege, a decision that opened the door for DOJ to
get a grand jury to issue a subpoena compelling Trump to turn over any remaining materials he
possessed from his presidency.
Just The FBI: Institutions Across The Board Have Forfeited America's Trust. Three
days after the FBI descended on former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago home, Attorney General Merrick
Garland gave a press conference lasting less than four minutes about the raid. As he was
speaking, he excoriated anyone who questions the motives and integrity of the FBI. His intent was
clear: You are not allowed to criticize the FBI and its obvious double standards. Any
criticism of the institution will be viewed as a "threat to democracy." In true Orwellian
fashion, the corporate media began parroting the same talking points. The ruling elite is
blinded by their groupthink mentality. The raid on a former president was the culmination of
two decades of corruption within the big government apparatus where abuses of power have become
increasingly brazen. The loss of trust in the agencies is not the result of conspiracy
theories, social media, or millions of Americans simply becoming anti-government. It is a
direct consequence of their actions. The American people believed our institutions were
operating in good faith and they took a laissez-faire approach for far too long, even as the
evidence of an abusive bureaucracy was mounting.
Documents Show Biden White House Involvement in Trump Criminal Probe. President Joe
Biden's White House was intimately involved in the Department of Justice's (DOJ) criminal probe
into former President Donald Trump, according to government documents reviewed by Just The
News. Several correspondences between Trump's attorneys and members of the Biden
administration revealed that the federal government appeared poised to waive Trump's claims of
executive privilege over documents that Trump kept at Mar-a-Lago until earlier this year.
Congressional Gang of Eight Wants to See FBI Affidavit and Trump's Evidence Against Them Contained
in Confiscated Documents. It simply makes sense. The legislative oversight
group known as the "Gang of Eight" want to see the documents confiscated by the DOJ National
Security Division from the FBI raid on Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate. The reason and motives are
simple. If Donald Trump has evidence of the corruption in the Trump-Russia collusion
fabrication and targeting effort, there would be evidence of the Senate Select Committee on
Intelligence (SSCI) participating in joint-effort with the DOJ and FBI. When the FBI launched
their 2016 targeting operation against candidate Donald Trump, it was the SSCI who coordinated with them.
Bureau of Investigation. Out of the blue, former President Donald Trump gets a call
from his son Eric informing him that the FBI has swooped down on his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida,
with agents rummaging through everything from his empty safe to his wife Melania's clothes
closet. What? What? Shades of Felix Dzerzhinsky. Who was he? He is
described as follows on Wikipedia: "From 1917 until his death in 1926, [Felix] Dzerzhinsky led the
first two Soviet state-security organizations, the Cheka and the OGPU, establishing a secret police
for the post-revolutionary Soviet regime." Dzerzhinsky was famous, among other things, for
describing the Soviet state security regimes this way: ["]There were no restrictions
when the time came for the iron fist of the dictatorship of the proletariat to smite its
foe.["] A more perfect description of the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago, the private home of
a former president of the United States, could not be had.
Government Hasn't Proven Trump Search Warrant Affidavit Should Remain Sealed. U.S.
government officials haven't presented sufficient evidence to keep a key document related to the
search warrant executed at former President Donald Trump's home shielded from the public, a federal
judge ruled on Aug. 22. Officials have claimed that an affidavit that convinced U.S.
Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart to approve the warrant needs extensive redactions to protect FBI
agents and witnesses, as well as the ongoing investigation into Trump. The redactions would
leave "very little — nothing of substance," Jay Bratt, chief of the Department of
Justice's Counterintelligence and Export Control Section, told Reinhart during a recent
hearing. The government has met its burden of showing that its interests outweigh public
access to unsealing the entire affidavit, Reinhart said in the new ruling. But the government
hasn't yet sufficiently shown that portions of the document shouldn't be made public.
v. United States: Former president files lawsuit to block DOJ reviewing raid evidence. Former
President Donald Trump has filed a lawsuit demanding the appointment of a special master to review any evidence
independently that the FBI seized from him as he pushes back against the unprecedented raid of Mar-a-Lago.
Trump filed the motion on Monday [8/22/2022] seeking an order from a judge to appoint a special master and stop
the Justice Department from further review of the information they had seized from his Florida resort home until
the special master is appointed. Trump also asked the judge to require the DOJ to provide a more detailed
receipt for the property it had seized from him and to order federal investigators to return all items to him
that had been taken but were outside the search warrant's scope.
Show Joe Biden Tried to Entrap Donald Trump Over 'Classified' Documents. A new report
is shedding light on exactly how the DOJ investigation into Donald Trump over supposed "classified
documents" at Mar-a-Lago got started. [...] Apparently, it started with the National Archives,
which is run by a partisan hack who decided to treat Trump differently from all other presidents
before him. When Barack Obama took millions of pages of documents, including many that were
undoubtedly classified, upon leaving office, the National Archives gave him a sweetheart deal
allowing him to digitize everything at a later date (none of that has happened all these years
later and surprise, no raid). [Indeed], there are presidents whose libraries still haven't
returned requested documents decades after their deaths. For Trump, though, the National
Archives didn't even give him a year before running to the DOJ to push for a criminal
investigation. With the "crime" pinpointed, the National Archives and the DOJ still needed a
legal hook, and apparently, they got it by directly coordinating with the Biden administration.
White House facilitated DOJ's criminal probe against Trump, scuttled privilege claims:
memos. Long before it professed no prior knowledge of the raid on Donald Trump's
estate, the Biden White House worked directly with the Justice Department and National Archives to
instigate the criminal probe into alleged mishandling of documents, allowing the FBI to review
evidence retrieved from Mar-a-Lago this spring and eliminating the 45th president's claims to
executive privilege, according to contemporaneous government documents reviewed by Just the
News. The memos show then-White House Deputy Counsel Jonathan Su was engaged in conversations
with the FBI, DOJ and National Archives as early as April, shortly after 15 boxes of classified and
other materials were voluntarily returned to the federal historical agency from Trump's Florida
home. By May, Su conveyed to the Archives that President Joe Biden would not object to
waiving his predecessor's claims to executive privilege, a decision that opened the door for DOJ to
get a grand jury to issue a subpoena compelling Trump to turn over any remaining materials he
possessed from his presidency.
Files Lawsuit over Mar-a-Lago Search, Requests Third Party to Review Documents.
Former president Donald Trump filed a lawsuit Monday [8/22/2022] requesting the appointment of a
special master to review the items seized by the FBI during the raid of his Mar-a-Lago
residence. The suit, marking the first legal action Trump has taken over the raid, calls for
the review of the seized materials to be stopped until the watchdog is appointed, and for the FBI
to return all items not in the scope of the search warrant. FBI agents seized photos,
handwritten notes, and the former president's passports — materials that were not in the
search warrant — according to the filing issued by Trump's attorneys in federal court in
Florida. The special master is appointed in cases "involving the seizure of privileged and/or
potentially privileged materials, [and] is needed to preserve the sanctity of executive
communications and other privileged materials," the suit states.
Are these two documents part of the reason Mar-a-Lago was raided? Did the FBI raid
Mar-a-Lago to retrieve letters to Trump from Korean leader Kim Jong-un? Were they looking for the
letter written to Trump by Barack Obama and left inside the Resolute desk at the end of Obama's
time in the White House? According to reporting, both of those items are at the top of the list of
documents the National Archive wants from Donald Trump. Do those documents sound like they
would warrant the first-ever raid on a former president's private residence?
Formally Rejects DOJ Request to Seal Entire Mar-a-Lago Search Warrant Affidavit. A
federal magistrate judge formally rejected the Justice Department's bid to keep the affidavit
leading to the FBI raid of Trump's personal residence at Mar-a-Lago completely sealed, noting the
"unprecedented" nature of the search and the "intense public and historical interest."
U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart, who signed off on the initial search warrant for the
raid, issued a 13-page ruling on Monday morning finding the DOJ had not provided a strong enough
argument for "keeping the entire Affidavit under seal." "The Government argues that even
requiring it to redact portions of the Affidavit that could not reveal agent identities or
investigative sources and methods imposes an undue burden on its resources and sets a precedent
that could be disruptive and burdensome in future cases," Reinhart wrote. "I do not need
to reach the question of whether, in some other case, these concerns could justify denying public
access; they very well might."
mess: How Merrick Garland can regain the public's trust. In a three-minute press
conference following the FBI raid on Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home, Attorney General Merrick
Garland cut a defiant figure, condemning critics of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the FBI: "I
will not stand by silently when their integrity is unfairly attacked." He then left the stage
without taking questions or answering that criticism. It was a signature moment for Garland,
who often responds to controversies with belated, rote remarks. His brief comments had all of
the substance of a Hallmark card that read, "Trust us, we're the government." Yet trust has to
be earned, not simply demanded. This coming week, Garland has another opportunity to show
leadership and reassure the public by ordering substantive disclosures in the proposed redacted
affidavit justifying the raid. If not, this will be the fifth missed opportunity to
demonstrate that the DOJ deserves the public's trust.
FBI or Abuses Will Escalate. I have been unable to locate any condemnation by the FBI
of the leaks to the New York Times of the "highly sensitive information about witnesses,
including witnesses interviewed by the government," in connection with the Mar-a-Lago raid.
That's strange because only a day earlier the Justice Department told a federal judge that
releasing the names of these witnesses would, "jeopardize the integrity of this national security
investigation." The silence is deafening. On Monday, the Department of Justice filed an
opposition to the release of the affidavit the FBI used to justify its "panty raid" on Mar-a-Lago.
"Disclosure at this juncture of the affidavit supporting probable cause would, by contrast, cause
significant and irreparable damage to this ongoing criminal investigation," the government argued.
"As the Court is aware from its review of the affidavit, it contains, among other critically important and
detailed investigative facts: highly sensitive information about witnesses, including witnesses
interviewed by the government."
FBI search of Mar-a-Lago run by same counter-intel group as Crossfire Hurricane. Is
this a conflict of interest, or business as usual at the FBI ... or both? RealClearInvestigations
reported yesterday that the same unit running the FBI's probe of Donald Trump and the search of
Mar-a-Lago also conducted the botched Russia-collusion probe that used the discredited Steele
dossier to go after Trump in 2017-18. Paul Sperry writes that one key figure in the earlier
investigation has a lead role in this one as well: [...] Assuming Sperry's sources are accurate,
how unusual would it be for the FBI to run this investigation through its counterintelligence unit?
Not at all, or at the very least the FBI would have a pretty good argument for that decision.
The search of Mar-a-Lago was predicated — even if it was just a
predicate — on the mishandling of classified material, likely involving intelligence
matters. That type of investigation would almost certainly be tasked to teams with experience
in matters of classification, documents handling, etc. It's no coincidence that the statutes
involved in that probe are called the Espionage Act, after all. That would definitely
fall in this unit's purview. The inclusion of Brian Auten in this effort would be somewhat
less explicable, however. Auten's credibility issues aren't limited to the Russia-collusion
operation that blew up in the FBI's face, either.
Joe Biden Reclassify the Russia Collusion Docs That Trump Declassified? By now you
know the story of the raid on Donald Trump's home at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., but since
then, there's been a pitched debate in the chattering class on TV and the media about Trump's
ability to declassify information. And since he did declassify items, why is it an alleged
crime now to possess those documents? I may have the beginnings of an answer. It's
indisputable that the president may classify and declassify documents. The office of the
president has had this authority since World War II. President Obama codified the executive
authority to do it in an Executive Order. Even the Washington Post had to admit that.
Trump declassified documents pertaining to the Russia collusion hoax and the Hillary Clinton email
scandal in 2020 and 2021. Trump and his ally and National Archives and Records Administration
(NARA) representative, Kash Patel, wanted these in the public domain.
Docs and Trump's RICO Lawsuit: Exploring the Real Reasons Behind the FBI Raid.
Following the FBI's raid of the residence of former President Donald Trump, there's been much
speculation about the Department of Justice's (DOJ) motivation. Was it done to prevent Trump
from running again in 2024, or was the raid related to documents and evidence surrounding the
January 6th Commission? While these factors may have had some bearing on the FBI's raid, some
entirely different, and potentially larger, factors may be at play. It is likely that the
FBI's raid on Trump was driven by intelligence community fears over information that was contained
within those documents relating to the RussiaGate hoax. The DOJ's coordinated FBI raid of
Trump was likely related to the potential unsealing and public presentation of this
information — particularly in relation to Trump's Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt
Organizations Act (RICO) suit against Hillary Clinton, the DNC, and former FBI officials like
former Director James Comey, former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, former agent Peter Strzok, and
former FBI lawyer Lisa Page — and his amended RICO suit, which added more defendants.
the FBI Deserves the Benefit of the Doubt? Last week, the FBI executed an
unprecedented raid of the former president's Florida residence ostensibly conducted to enforce the
Presidential Records Act. Federal officials confiscated more than a dozen boxes from the 128-room
mansion pursuant to the rarely prosecuted law, claiming Trump harbored classified information
related to the nation's nuclear secrets. Leaked claims to the Washington Post that Trump possessed
sensitive nuclear records, which came hours after Attorney General Merrick Garland professed the
agency's professionalism, however, showcase the sensationalism crafted by officials desperate to
justify the raid, which included more than 30 agents. At a press conference last week, Garland
admitted to personally signing off on the raid he called "narrowly scope[d]." An examination of the
warrant, however, reveals that it authorized FBI agents to seize any and every document Trump came
into contact with as president. Furthermore, none of the three criminal statutes the DOJ cited in
the warrant required the material to be classified, according to Cleveland. The FBI also
attempted to dispel claims that federal officials stripped the president of his passports, telling
CBS News that the agency was not in possession of the documents after Trump blasted that they had
been confiscated. An email made public by Trump spokesman Taylor Budowich, however, exposed the
Releases Private FBI Email That Exposes Everything About Their Latest Scam. At outlets such as CNN, MSNBC, NBC,
CBS, ABC, The New York Times, Washington Post and USA Today, it has been proved over and over again, that if you don't fall
in step with the hate-Trump, liberal agenda that those media outlets are ramming down the throats of Americans, then you will
be fired. As if being the arch-enemy of the duly elected President of the United States isn't bad enough, the
mainstream media has sunk to all-time lows during Biden's reign. The MSM has now become the arch-enemy of the American
people and America itself. For example, they desperately tried to portray Trump as a traitor and criminal after the FBI
raided his home!
Has Biden Crossed the Rubicon?
When body-armored paramilitary agents with automatic weapons showed up to raid the house of Donald Trump, former president
and rival of sitting U.S. President Joe Biden, many conservatives likened it to the beginning of a banana-republic rule in
our country. Conservative columnist George Will is more measured in calling it one more colossal blunder on the part of
the Biden administration. Blunder or political move, the weaponization of the legal system for political motives has
caused civil wars and destroyed at least one law-based republic in history. [...] For the first time in the nation's history,
one political party is trying to use the law to prevent a potential presidential candidate from another party from running
again. This is a very slippery slope. Biden is certainly no Caesar and Trump is no Pompey, but we are definitely
headed in the wrong direction.
Asks Judge to Keep Affidavit for Search Warrant Used Against President Trump Sealed from Public Review. If the
search warrant affidavit was revealed to the public, the DOJ Lawfare tribe targeting Trump — within the DOJ
National Security Division (DOJ-NSD), could not keep the benefit of selective leaks to their media stenographers. It
would be more difficult to frame the narrative. On Thursday August 11th, Attorney General Merrick Garland said the
justice department was committed to transparency in order to retain their integrity with the American public. On Monday
August 15th, Attorney General Garland asked the court to keep the records sealed.
Doesn't Want Americans to Know the Real Reason Why the FBI Raided Trump's Mar-a-Lago Home. The Department of
Justice is fighting efforts to reveal the reasons they ordered the raid of former President Donald Trump's home at the
Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla. They expect us to trust them that the raid and retrieval of documents are all
legit. The affidavit contains the underlying documentation and rationale for raiding the former president's home while
investigating his treatment of documents and retention of allegedly classified documents. The affidavit is usually
revealed when a suspect — Donald Trump, in this case — is indicted for a crime. This breathtaking
raid was a historical first.
FBI returns Trump passports that never appeared on search inventory. A curious development indeed, especially
after yesterday's pas de deux over whether the FBI took Donald Trump's passports — and why. Trump claimed
that FBI agents "stole my three Passports," while the Department of Justice remained silent about it until late in the
day. Now there are two questions to ask after this NBC News report: why did FBI agents take them in the first place,
and why did the inventory from the seizure not list them?
admits Trump passports were taken after CBS anchor O'Donnell reports not. The Justice Department admitted late
Monday [8/15/2022] that former President Donald Trump's passports were taken by FBI agents who searched his Florida home last
week — hours after "CBS Evening News" anchor Norah O'Donnell tweeted that she had been told otherwise. Late
Monday, Trump spokesman Taylor Budowich tweeted a screenshot of an email from a member of the Justice Department's National
Security Division that acknowledged the bureau removed the 45th president's travel documents from Mar-a-Lago. "We have
learned that the filter agents seized three passports belonging to President Trump, two expired and one being his active
diplomatic passport," the email said.
Paul Moves to Pull Rug Out from Under DOJ, Leave Them with Nothing Usable from Mar-a-Lago Raid. Only a few days
after the FBI's raid on Mar-a-Lago, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky publicly demanded the repeal of the Espionage Act.
The Department of Justice is presumably weighing whether or not to indict former President Donald Trump for allegedly
violating the act by taking classified documents with him upon leaving office (although, whether the documents in question
were actually "classified" is up for dispute). According to the official search warrant, the FBI raided the Trump
resort on Aug. 8 to look for said documents as well as any evidence that the documents had been knowingly altered,
destroyed or hidden.
DOJ Says Passports Belonging to Trump Seized by FBI in Mar-a-Lago Raid Have Been Returned. The Justice
Department on Monday evening said the three passports belonging to Trump seized by the FBI in last week's raid of Mar-a-Lago
have been returned. "A Department of Justice official tells me passports belonging to former Pres. Trump are NOT
in the possession of the FBI and have been returned." NBC reported. [...] President Trump on Monday said the FBI seized his
three passports in its raid of his Mar-a-Lago residence.
Team Drops Email Proving FBI Wrongly Seized Passports After Media, DOJ Attempted to Mislead Public with Spin.
Donald Trump's legal team demolished the Department of Justice's (DOJ) media spin that denied having the former president's
passports in their possession following the FBI's raid on Mar-a-Lago last week. On Monday, former President Trump
claimed on his social media site TruthSocial that the FBI "stole" his passports during the raid that shook the political
world last week. [...] "According to a DOJ official, the FBI is NOT in possession of former President Trump's
passports. Trump had accused the FBI of stealing his three passports during the search of his Mar-a-Lago home,"
O'Donnell announced on Monday. [Tweet] Shortly after Norah's post, Taylor Budowich, the former president's
communications director, shared an email from Jay Bratt, the top counterintelligence official in the Justice Department's
national security division, confirming that three passports were seized in the raid and that they would be returned to the
former president soon.
Team Publishes Alleged DOJ Email Refuting Claim That FBI Didn't Take Passports. A spokesperson for former
President Donald Trump published an alleged email from a top DOJ email stating that the president's passports were
accidentally taken during the raid on his home last week. "In the raid by the FBI of Mar-a-Lago, they stole my three
Passports (one expired), along with everything else," Trump wrote on social media. CBS News anchor Norah O'Donnell
later tweeted that "[a]ccording to a DOJ official, the FBI is NOT in possession of former President Trump's passports."
A spokesperson for Trump later responded directly to her tweet by posting a screenshot of an alleged email from Justice
Department counterintelligence chief Jay Bratt that stated that the passports were being returned.
DOJ admission it over-collected evidence in Trump raid creates new legal drama. Three passports, Privileged
documents. A file on a presidential pardon. As evidence surfaces about what FBI agents seized during the raid of
former President Donald Trump's estate in Mar-O-Lago, new questions about the real focus of the investigation and new avenues
for legal challenges are bubbling to the surface. The Justice Department informed Trump's team Monday that agents
gathered the former president's passports and are obligated to return them, and that officials are also reviewing seized
materials that may be covered by various privileges, multiple sources told Just the News. DOJ has designated a process
for separating materials that could be covered by executive privilege or attorney client privilege and hopes to return such
memos to Trump within a couple of weeks, the sources said.
Passport Seizure at Mar-a-Lago Could Undermine Trump's Civil Rights. President Donald Trump's claim that his
"passports" were seized in the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago last week could have major legal implications for any investigation
into him: it could mean his Fourth Amendment rights were violated in the search. As Breitbart News reported earlier
Monday, former President Trump announced on Truth Social: "In the raid by the FBI of Mar-a-Lago, they stole my three
Passports (one expired), along with everything else. This is an assault on a political opponent at a level never seen
before in our Country. Third World!"
opposes release of Trump warrant affidavit. The Department of Justice is opposing the release of the underlying
affidavit justifying its unprecedented raid of Mar-a-Lago, just days after it agreed to unseal the warrant approving the FBI
search of former President Donald Trump's Florida resort. "There remain compelling reasons, including to protect the
integrity of an ongoing law enforcement investigation that implicates national security, that support keeping the affidavit
sealed," DOJ lawyers declared on Monday, also indicating, however, that they would be open to releasing redacted portions of
other related documents. Trump is being investigated for a possible Espionage Act violation and possible obstruction of
justice, according to the warrant unsealed Friday, which cited 18 U.S. Code 793 (part of the Espionage Act) related
to "gathering, transmitting, or losing defense information." Despite its name, many of the law's provisions don't relate
specifically to espionage.
Says Trump Raid Was 'Unlawful'. Mike Davis says the FBI's raid of former President Donald Trump's Florida home
was unlawful and unnecessary. Davis is the former chief counsel for nominations to the Senate Judiciary Committee and a
former law clerk for Chief Justice Neil Gorsuch. He's now the president and founder of the Article 3 Project, an
organization whose mission is to defend constitutional judges and the rule of law. [Video clip]
Claims FBI Took His Passports In Mar-A-Lago Raid. Former President Donald Trump on Monday claimed the Federal
Bureau of Investigations took all three of his passports during the agency's raid of his Mar-a-Lago property, days after the
Justice Department released a list of documents seized in the search. In a post on Truth Social, Trump said the agency
"stole" his three passports, including one that was expired, as a part of the search. He repeated allegations the raid
amounted to political persecution, calling it an "assault on a political opponent at a level never seen before in our Country."
Accused of Lying Over FBI-Seized Passports, Then He Dropped the Receipts. As RedState reported on Monday,
Donald Trump accused the FBI of taking his passports during the unprecedented raid of his Florida residence. According
to the former president, three passports were taken during the search, which apparently went far beyond just recovering
supposedly classified documents that threatened "national security." Predictably, after Trump made the claim, the press
quickly jumped into the fray to call him a liar. Norah O'Donnell of CBS News claimed via a source that the FBI was "not
in possession of former President Trump's passports." [Tweet] "Not in possession of" is very specific wording that
could have simply meant the FBI had passed them on to another agency. Why not just say "we didn't take the passports"
if they didn't take the passports? Well, as it turns out, Trump's team was ready and waiting with the receipts that
showed the press narrative was a falsehood. [Tweet]
Control: Karine Jean-Pierre Denies FBI Raid Was Politicized. White House Press Secretary Karine
Jean-Pierre denied allegations that the Department of Justice's raid on former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago property
was politicized. [...] The White House Press Secretary was out doing damage control on ABC's This Week over the FBI
raid of the Trump family home.
FBI Is Now the Federal Bureau of Intimidation. [Scroll down] The purpose of all of this activity, along
with the raid at Mar-a-Lago, was to intimidate not just Trump, but also his supporters. Anyone other than Donald Trump
would have given up long ago. Who could possibly withstand the power of the state marshaled against you for six long
years — through multiple FBI investigations, through two impeachments, through relentless persecution of your
children and your friends and family? Finally, what about the double standard that allows Democrats and their
government allies to go unpunished for a multitude of sins? Notwithstanding Attorney General Merrick Garland's feigned
indignation on behalf of the bureau, what about the FBI agents who lied repeatedly during the Trump-Russia investigation,
sometimes under oath. Even more stunning has been the FBI's monumental failure to investigate presidential son Hunter
Biden, even though it received his laptop with extensive incriminating evidence of criminal activity in 2019.
Suggest A Backbench Bureaucrat's Partisan Grievance Spurred The FBI's Nakedly Political Raid On Trump. Last
week's raid on Trump's Mar-a-Lago home represented the culmination of a criminal investigation pushed by a partisan
bureaucrat who called January 6, 2021, the "absolute worst" day of his life. And while since last Monday, the country
has focused on the FBI's raid of Trump's personal residence, seeing that as the crossing of the Rubicon, the die was cast
this spring when the DOJ went to the grand jury about Trump's presidential records. Reporting by the New York Times and
Washington Post — some from months ago — when pieced together and considered in tandem with past
practices related to presidential and other governmental records, reveals this reality. The relevant reporting started
no later than February of this year, when the Washington Post broke the news that the National Archives and Records
Administration (NARA) confirmed in a statement, issued by the then-archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero, that in
January of 2022 NARA had retrieved from Mar-a-Lago 15 boxes of presidential records, which according to sources included
items such as mementos, gifts, and letters. NARA added that Trump representatives were "continuing to search" for
Calls FBI Raid 'Another Form of Election Cheating'. Former President Donald Trump said the FBI raid on his
Mar-a-Lago home in Florida was politically motivated, and that the Democrats had been known for using the Department of
Justice to sling mud at Republicans. "The RAID was Politics, the Midterm Elections, and 2024. It's another form of
Election CHEATING — That's all the Radical Left Democrats know what to do. They use the FBI & DOJ to try and
dirty up their opponents, but the people of our Country are wise to them like never before. Be careful what you wish
for!" Trump wrote in a statement on his Truth Social platform on Aug. 13. FBI agents seized about 20 boxes of items
during a raid of Trump's resort on Aug. 8, along with documents marked as confidential, classified, and top secret, according
to a warrant and a property receipt unsealed by Judge Bruce Reinhart on Aug. 12. However, Trump has said that the
documents were "all declassified." The warrant said the FBI was investigating the former president for possible
violation of three different laws, including one that prohibits gathering, transmitting, or losing information related to
national defense under the Espionage Act.
modus operandi exposed: Bureau accused of weaponizing briefings to hit GOP targets. The FBI has been
accused of weaponizing intelligence briefings and selectively leaking information to take aim at a number of high-profile
targets. Republicans have pointed to the emergence of what seems to be a troubling trend — the bureau
directly (or via leaks to Democrats or carefully chosen media outlets) shaping the narrative around investigations in
whatever way it sees fit. Those claims returned to the spotlight when Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Sen. Ron
Johnson (R-WI) raised concerns last month that an FBI briefing on Russia in summer 2020 was used to undercut their
investigation of the Biden family at the same time the bureau was wrongly labeling evidence about Hunter Biden as
disinformation. A number of investigations have been affected by questionable briefings, including those into former
President Donald Trump's ties to Russia, and the inquiry into Hunter Biden's finances.
Garland Is Losing the People. Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday held a belated press conference to
explain that he had personally approved the FBI's raid of Donald Trump's Florida residence to seize documents deemed U.S.
government property. A clearly agitated and nervous Garland sought to exude confidence in the raid. He went on to
heatedly defend the professionalism and integrity of the Justice Department and FBI. But almost immediately after his
sermon, the Justice Department and its affiliates were back to their usual selective leaking ("sources say" ... "according to
people familiar with the investigation") to liberal newspapers. In no time, the Washington Post claimed the
raid was aimed at finding Trump Administration documents relating to "nuclear secrets." The now-familiar desired effect
now claims FBI agents seized three of his passports during the Mar-a-Lago raid. Donald Trump on Monday
[8/15/2022] claimed his passports were 'stolen' in the FBI raid at Mar-a-Lago last week, which would mean he could not leave
the country. He called it an 'assault on a political opponent.' 'Wow. In the raid by the FBI or Mar-a-Lago,
they stole my three Passports (one expired), along with everything else. This is an assault on a political opponent at
a level never before seen in our country. Third World,' he wrote on his Truth Social social media account.
Raid Warrant Demanded Seizure Of Literally Any Record Trump Ever Saw During 4-Year Presidential Term. The FBI
search warrant authorizing a government raid of former President Donald Trump's Florida residence sought an exhaustive list
of any White House records the president ever came in contact with, according to the document obtained by The
Federalist. Outlining the "property to be seized" by the more than 30 agents who rummaged through the former
president's Mar-a-Lago mansion, the warrant demanded confiscation of any document Trump ever saw, read, or created for the
entirety of his four years as commander-in-chief. "All physical documents and records constituting evidence,
contraband, fruits of crime, or other items illegally possessed in violation" of federal statutes governing records
possession, the warrant reads, were to be seized. Records extended to "Any government and/or Presidential Records
created between January 20, 2017, and January 20, 2021." In other words, had Trump written something down
on a napkin, federal officials were authorized to raid the former president's home and capture it.
seizes privileged Trump records during raid; DOJ opposes request for independent review: sources. The FBI
seized boxes containing records covered by attorney-client privilege and potentially executive privilege during its raid of
former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago home, sources familiar with the investigation told Fox News, adding that the Justice
Department opposed Trump lawyers' request for the appointment of an independent, special master to review the records.
Sources familiar with the investigation told Fox News Saturday that the former president's team was informed that boxes
labeled A-14, A-26, A-43, A-13, A-33, and a set of documents — all seen on the final page of the FBI's property
receipt — contained information covered by attorney-client privilege.
calls for seized documents to be returned to Mar-a-Lago. Former President Donald Trump on Sunday called for the
Justice Department to return the reams of documents FBI agents seized at his Mar-a-Lago resort last week, pointing to a
report that said the information was covered by attorney-client or executive privilege. "Oh great! It has just
been learned that the FBI, in its now famous raid of Mar-a-Lago, took boxes of privileged 'attorney-client' material, and
also 'executive' privileged material, which they knowingly should not have taken," Trump said on his Truth Social site.
"By copy of this TRUTH, I respectfully request that these documents be immediately returned to the location from which they
were taken. Thank you!," the former president said in the posting.
Raid: DOJ Allegedly Seized Privileged Attorney-Client Materials. The Department of Justice (DOJ)
allegedly took materials that contained privileged attorney-client communications in its raid last Monday on former President
Donald Trump's home at Mar-a-Lago, Florida. The claim, reported by Fox News, raises new questions about the DOJ's
tactics, as well as doubts about whether the DOJ would be able to use any of the seized materials in a hypothetical
prosecution of the former president. The DOJ is apparently opposing the appointment of a "special master," a judicial
official who would conduct an independent review and decide which materials could be handed over to the government and which
materials would have to be returned to Trump and his attorneys.
NY Congressional Candidate Carl Paladino on Mar-a-Lago Raid: Susan Rice Likely Behind 'Gestapo Tactics'.
Deep State types such as Susan Rice are likely behind the FBI's raid of former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago home, Carl
Paladino, a Republican upstate New York businessman who is running for Congress in New York's 23rd Congressional District,
told Breitbart News Saturday. He contended that it would have to be someone other than President Biden, who
"isn't there" but, rather, is vacationing "all the time." "RINOs" do not want change in Washington, DC, Paladino said
as he described the current Republican Caucus in the House as a "disaster," pointing to the Trump era as an example of how to
get things done.
the legal process behind the raid and where it's headed. Media coverage of the Mar-a-Lago raid has not been
entirely illuminating, melding together as it does without distinction the four components of the search warrant process.
[...] We should soon be hearing DOJ lawyers shout "smoking pistol!" about certain evidence allegedly seized in the raid,
which evidence Trump attorneys may well allege was planted during the raid. The DOJ will probably indict Trump for
something and attempt to have a jury trial in DC shortly before the 2024 election. [...] In the Trump case, we can expect
that a prosecution witness will testify that documentary evidence "Exhibit A" was seized during the raid. We can also
expect that there will be a defense witness who testifies that "Exhibit A" was planted during the raid. In this
scenario, the trial's venue will be all-important. If Trump were tried in the DC swamp, he would have little chance
with the jury. Although he might well prevail on appeal, the DOJ will try to get the trial set close enough to the 2024
election that the Supreme Court will be unable to act until after the election.
Attempt to Prosecute Donald Trump Is Unleashing More Than Our Political System Can Handle. With the recent FBI
raid on Donald Trump's Florida home, the Democrats and the Biden administration have raised the political stakes to a level
from which this country as we have known it may never return. All one can say to those that are demanding a criminal
prosecution of the former president is: Be careful what you wish for; you just might get it. Although the raid
ostensibly was to see if Trump took classified documents from the White House when he left in a chaotic move in January 2021,
former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy believes the Biden administration was again attempting to find that proverbial
"smoking gun" tying Trump to the January 6 Capitol riot. Whether or not Attorney General Merrick Garland is able to
grab the brass ring and prosecute Trump after yet one more fishing expedition is another story, although I doubt that any
president has seen as many resources used to investigate him as has Donald Trump, but the Department of Justice has not filed
charges yet. Understand that anyone reading this article has committed a federal crime at some point, perhaps more than once.
The Espionage Act Gets
An Instant Makeover. I woke this morning to find the Twitter version of a block party, over the news that
Donald Trump is being investigated under the Espionage Act. [...] If I were Trump, I absolutely would fundraise off
being investigated under the Espionage Act. By pursuing him under this provision, the Justice Department just did Trump
the mother of all favors, adding his name to a list of some of the most famous political martyrs in our history. [...] Maybe
[Robert] Reich can't see how this will play politically, or doesn't care, but anyone thrilled at the prospect of trying to
prosecute a former president under the Espionage Act has blacked out the recent history of this law.
Records Negotiator: Former President in 'Bureaucratic Battle' Over Classified Documents. Former White
House official Kash Patel on Sunday revealed former President Donald Trump has been involved in a battle with the federal
government to declassify documents before last week's FBI raid. Patel, who was a top official in the Department of
Defense, said Trump declassified numerous documents. "President Trump made me his representative a month ago, and we've
been in a bureaucratic battle," he told Fox News on Sunday morning. "We found whole sets of documents we got out to the
American public ... about 60 percent." Patel, who hosts "Kash's Corner" for Epoch TV, added that Trump "made it his
mission to declassify and be transparent." "In October 2020, he issued a sweeping declassification order for every
single Russiagate document and every single [former Secretary of State] Hillary Clinton document," Patel said, adding that
"whole sets of documents" were declassified under his watch.
What more can be said? The FBI raid on Trump's Florida home was shocking and his supporters are incensed. But
almost everyone, including Trump's opponents, is uneasy. This is an unprecedented and dangerous weaponization of
federal law enforcement powers against a political opponent of the party in power. Some have defended the FBI's actions
as being court-authorized and really no different from what law enforcement does every day against criminal suspects.
But these defenses do not address the colossally bad judgment behind the raid and the prior pattern of double standards and
targeted persecution. While Trump is not above the law, he is not below it either. Did no one stand up
and say, "Maybe this is too much, and we should think it through?"
Cleveland Explains Why Trump Warrant Casts a Broad Net, Isn't About 'Classified or Not'. There's been a lot of
talk about classified documents regarding the FBI raid on President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home. Trump himself
talked about declassifying documents and there is a report about a "standing order" to declassify documents he had over
documents that he was reviewing. But there's an important thing to note that the criminal statutes alleged in the
warrant go right around that — that it isn't about whether the documents are classified or not. [Tweet]
It's a way of trying to get Trump on something while jacking up the left by screaming "classified" or "nuclear." But those
aren't the critical questions in the underlying statutes. Indeed, there's been no evidence so far that it has anything
to do with nuclear stuff. As we reported, that isn't anywhere in the warrant, at least what we has been revealed so far.
They're Going to Arrest Donald Trump. If you haven't yet come to terms with the fact that vile, power-abusing,
Left-wing goblins are going to arrest former President Donald Trump, you've got your head in the sand. These people are
unprincipled cage-fighters animated by their seething lust to destroy Orange Man Bad. Our upper echelon law enforcement
has been transformed into an iron fist, and we've taken unprecedented blow after unprecedented blow for years now —
presidential candidate Trump wiretapped, the Russia Hoax, two impeachments on the flimsiest of grounds, FBI raids of conservative
journalists and political enemies (especially those in Trump's orbit, including his attorneys Michael Cohen and Rudy Giuliani),
and most recently, the reprehensible raid of the Trump family's beloved home. Why on earth would you think these people
will stop there? And because it's unimaginable to conservatives to politicize and weaponize the DOJ and FBI to this
extent, we've been caught flat-footed every time the establishment demolishes yet another norm of American civility.
Say Hillary Clinton Operatives Have Been Secretly Working With DOJ Officials For Several Months To Take Down
Trump. The FBI seized boxes containing records covered by attorney-client privilege and potentially executive
privilege during its raid of former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago home, sources familiar with the investigation told Fox News,
adding that the Justice Department opposed Trump lawyers' request for the appointment of an independent, special master to
review the records. Sources familiar with the investigation told Fox News Saturday that the former president's team was
informed that boxes labeled A-14, A-26, A-43, A-13, A-33, and a set of documents — all seen on the final page of
the FBI's property receipt — contained information covered by attorney-client privilege. The FBI seized
classified records from Trump's Palm Beach home during its unprecedented Monday morning raid, including some marked as top
secret. But the former president is disputing the classification, saying the records have been declassified.
Merrick Garland's raid of Trump's Mar-a-Lago is a farce of law. After orchestrating one of the biggest events
in the history of the Department of Justice, [Merrick] Garland proved himself too small for the moment. Whether he
volunteered or was pushed into authorizing the unprecedented FBI raid on the home of former President Donald Trump, he was
woefully unprepared for the entirely predictable fallout. It should not have been a surprise to him that about half the
country believes the raid was motivated by politics. Or that Trump's support, which had been slipping, instantly
started rising among Republicans and some independents. Even if Garland hadn't considered politics, he might have
thought of the declining credibility of his organization, especially after its shameful spying on Trump in the 2016 election.
the United States Exist After November? The Nazi serving as US Attorney General says he is going to get the
warrant unsealed that he used as the justification for the aggressive invasion of President Trump's home by a weaponized and
politicized FBI, essentially frame up artists for the corrupt Democrat party. The question the Nazi attorney general
doesn't answer, and the question the presstitutes studiously avoid asking, is why was the warrant containing the probable
cause for the unprecedented invasion of an American president's home sealed in the first place? Little doubt the
official explanation will be a lie, one that the presstitutes will repeat endlessly in their attempt to turn the lie into
truth via repetition, just as they did with "Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction," "Assad's use of chemical
weapons," ad infinitum. My take on the situation is that there is no probable cause.
National Intelligence Director: Trump Has 'Ultimate Declassification Authority'. A former director of
national intelligence said Aug. 12 that it is "virtually impossible" to prosecute people for mishandling classified
documents, and asserted that former President Donald Trump has the "ultimately declassification authority" in terms of such
documents. "The president does have ultimate declassification authority. He can literally declassify —
and President Trump had that authority, and could declassify anything you want while he was president," John Ratcliffe, a
Republican congressman before Trump appointed him to be director of national intelligence, said on Fox News. According
to documents unsealed earlier Friday, Trump's Mar-a-Lago home was raided by FBI agents on Aug. 8 because of potential
violations of several laws, including the Espionage Act, which some legal experts say relates to possessing classified
At least the raid diverted attention away from Joe Biden's senility and incompetence for a week. The
Trump Warrant 'Scam' Is Utterly Ridiculous. Legal Twitter has weighed in on the warrant that triggered Monday's
raid of former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago manse. The warrant was leaked to the media late Friday
afternoon. The documents, which appear to be the warrant and the list of items taken from Trump's home when FBI agents
knew he wouldn't be home, seem to confirm the worst fears of attorneys who thought the raid was a fishing expedition to find
something on Trump. Indeed, the warrant is so overly broad, even to lefty attorneys, that it looks
desperate. The warrant demands that agents remove binders of photographs, documents with classification markings on
them, and, the coups de grâce, "any physical documents with classification markings, along with any
containers/boxes (including any other contents) in which such documents are located, as well as any other containers/boxes
that are collectively stored or found together with the aforementioned documents and containers/boxes."
Trump Have Jeffrey Epstein's List of Clients? Does Donald Trump have Jeffrey Epstein's list of clients?
The Deep State, Bureaucracy, Swamp, Administrative State, Military-Industrial Complex, Democrats, Media, Establishment
Republicans, and crew are acting like Trump is Satan incarnate. At this point their loathing seems overwrought, to
understate it. Every norm is being thrown out for a man who governed in a perfunctory way. At first, the hysteria
seemed just like partisan hyperventilating. Now, the actions are shrill hysteria. Only one thing causes this kind
of collective freakout in Washington, D.C.: fear. What about Donald Trump makes these people so afraid? Thus, I
return to my first question: Does Donald Trump have Jeffrey Epstein's list of clients? Trump must have the goods
on these people, because they've done everything to the man short of assassinate him.
Mar-A-Lago Raid Could Mark The End Of The Republic. It's not an exaggeration to say that historians may mark
this week as the fall of the American republic. On Monday evening, news broke of the FBI's raid on the residence of
former president Donald Trump in Florida. [...] Only ironclad evidence of a very serious crime could ever justify this kind
of raid on a former president's home. If that standard means that former presidents, 46 of them — more
relevantly the six of them currently living — occasionally get away with low-level swamp behavior that might jail
a Rod Blagojevich, well, that's a price that's much lower than the alternative. And what is the reported reason for
turning over Mar-a-Lago? Ongoing litigation over potentially classified documents under the Presidential Records
Act. Two hundred and forty-six years without trying to jail political opposition comes to an end because of alleged
minor mishandling of documents, which Trump easily could have declassified (and who, including a court, will be able to prove
that he did not?) with a wave of his hand as he was leaving the Oval Office in January 2021.
Feds Involved In The Trump Raid Allegedly Have Been Under Investigation By Durham For Abuse Of Power. Kash
Patel, a former Federal Prosecutor and Department of Defense official under former President Donald Trump, has revealed a key
flaw in the Biden Department of Justice's claims following the FBI raid on Trump's estate at Mar-a-Lago. Patel
explained that reports of classified materials found at the Palm Beach property are misleading because the documents were
already declassified. [...] Trump isn't blinking. He's not acting like someone who thinks he has a lot to fear from
this. He announced he was all for releasing the warrant, and he now he's commented on how the raid was completely
unnecessary. He had been in talks with the National Archives for a while and had already turned over several boxes of
documents in June. So that's why the raid isn't making logical sense.
of the Republic. It strains credulity, but given Old Joe Biden's deteriorating mental state, it doesn't really
strain credulity all that much: the Biden White House insists that it only found out about the twilight-of-the-republic raid
on Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home when the establishment media did, and not a moment before. So if the alleged
president didn't order this banana-republic raid, who did? On Thursday, Biden's hyper-partisan Attorney General Merrick
Garland, who has done so much to turn the Justice Department and the FBI into weapons of partisan politics, admitted that it
was he who "personally approved" the raid, and as he surveys what he hath wrought, the heightened distrust of the authorities
among ordinary Americans, and the growing fear of an out-of-control Leftist authoritarian federal government, he isn't one
bit sorry, either. Apparently destroying the republic and imposing upon the American people a Leftist autocracy that is
above the law was what he wanted to do all along.
Big Problem With the Trump Warrant. The warrant used by the FBI to raid Donald Trump's home was released on
Friday. In yet another laughable, hypocritical shift by the mainstream media, they demanded the former president
release the warrant for two days, asserting that not doing so would signal his guilt. Trump did just that, giving it to
Breitbart to publish, at which point wailing and gnashing of teeth commenced because it wasn't redacted. You know,
because it's Trump's job to do that for the government who could have just released it themselves. In other words,
everything is stupid because everything centers on getting the bad orange man. There are no rules that won't be bent or
broken to accomplish that end, and the FBI itself is no different in following that philosophy. That leads me to the
big problem with the government's explanation for the warrant: It's way too broad.
at the FBI and Justice Department. The Department of Justice could have used low-profile subpoenas to force
Trump to turn over any documents, including the most sensitive ones. It didn't. Instead, it sent carloads of
federal agents to search the former president's house. [...] The blowback has been a Category 5 storm. The damage has
grown because the FBI and Department of Justice remained silent for three days, refusing to explain their actions. Now,
the FBI or DoJ are busy leaking their justification, alleging (anonymously) that Trump took highly-classified nuclear secrets
when he left office. That would be a grave matter, if true, but it raises several obvious questions. One is
whether he really did wrongly remove such materials. The second is whether less-invasive means could have been used to
retrieve them. The third is whether the real purpose of the raid was to collect materials for other investigations,
such as January 6 and Trump's efforts to delay Joe Biden's certification as president. Seized materials can be used in
other investigations, but it is illegal to get warrants for one purpose when your real purpose is something else. The
fourth is public skepticism about the government's explanations.
retired FBI agent: Mar-A-Lago raid was not normal. A retired FBI supervisory special agent told One
America News that Monday's raid on President Donald J. Trump's Palm Beach, Florida, Mar-a-Lago home was outside the normal
paradigms as he knew them for 28 years at the bureau. Jeff Danik, whose last posting was in the Federal Bureau of
Investigation's field office five miles from Mar-a-Lago, said he was stunned by the news of the FBI raid. "Shock.
First thought: I was another great example of the overreach that has been going on, uh, related to issues regarding
Donald Trump and his presidency," Danik said. "There's nothing about the approach to Donald Trump and his presidency,
his administration, or any of these potential crimes, that's normal," he said.
2024 Election Is Being Rigged Right Now In Plain Sight. Much like the 2020 election, which wasn't stolen so
much as rigged months in advance to give Joe Biden an advantage that all but guaranteed his victory, the 2024 election is
being rigged to ensure that Trump either cannot run or, if he does run, cannot win. First, consider the FBI raid.
No serious person believes that a documents dispute was the real purpose of the raid. The idea that the FBI would
search the home of a former president and potential 2024 GOP candidate over an ongoing (and not uncommon) disagreement over
presidential records with the National Archives is absurd on its face. In his brief and self-congratulatory press
conference Thursday, Attorney General Merrick Garland said he personally authorized the search on Trump's home, that the
Justice Department "does not take such a decision lightly," and that it always seeks to use a "less intrusive means as an
alternative to a search, and to narrowly scope any search that is undertaken." But if that were true, it more or less
rules out the theory that the FBI was looking for classified documents.
raid on Trump's home is a tipping point: The FBI and DOJ are enemies of the people. There was a time past
when Americans knew the FBI was corrupt. J. Edgar Hoover headed the agency from 1924 until his death in 1972.
["]Hoover habitually used the FBI's enormous surveillance and information-gathering powers to collect damaging
information on politicians throughout the country, and he kept the most scurrilous data under his own personal control. [...]
["] Hoover was the same kind of man that Jeffrey Epstein was: Have enough dirt on others and one's own job
will be secure. There have been ten more heads of the FBI until Robert Mueller took the job. Mueller and his
successors — Comey, McCabe, and now Wray — have each been corrupt, willing tools of the anti-American
left. They have each used their positions of power to, like Hoover, go after political opponents by any means
necessary, no matter how unconstitutional or illegal. Anyone who has watched any of these last four "testify" before
any congressional committee knows that they each consider themselves to be above the law. Their crimes against the
country are too many to list here, but the raid on President Trump's Florida home is the worst crime the bureau has ever
committed. Does it mean the end of America as a nation of laws and due process? It just might.
Trump Raid, American Justice System Below Third-World Standards: Kash Patel. With the FBI's recent raid
on one of the homes of former President Donald Trump, the federal justice system in America has sunk below the level of
third-world countries, according to Kash Patel, a former national security official in the Trump administration. The
FBI executed a search warrant at Trump's Mar-A-Lago resort in Florida on Aug. 8 looking for White House documents Trump may
have taken with him when leaving office, a lawyer for Trump told The Epoch Times. Trump said he's been cooperating with
law enforcement for months and there was no need for a raid. The unprecedented raid has been denounced by most
Republicans and even some Democrats on the basis of it appearing politically motivated as well as overly aggressive for a
matter usually resolved in a low-key fashion, if addressed at all. Some pointed out that the Obama administration
failed to hand over White House documents to the National Archives on a dramatically larger scale without any repercussions.
Meet Joe Biden. Any remaining doubt that America is over was laid to rest Aug. 8, 2022 — 6 feet
under. With the not just "unannounced," but unprovoked, unprecedented, unprincipled and unpardonable violation of the
home and property of a former head of state and potential future presidential candidate, this nation is no longer the United
States. It is die Deutsche Demokratische Republik, and the Justice Department and FBI are the Stasi, KGB and
Chinese Ministry of State Security rolled into one. And any question whether the Biden-Harris-Schumer-Pelosi occupation
regime in Washington is illegitimate was equally dispatched by its latest outrage.
if the Democrats want Trump to run for president again? [Scroll down] Here is a question pollsters have
not dared put to the U.S. voter: did you vote for Biden believing that your community would go up in flames if Donald Trump
were re-elected in 2020? Such a question would be justified by all those store-owners across the homeland who covered their
windows with plywood boards in the days before the 2020 elections, fearing leftist rioting had Trump been re-elected.
If voters elected Biden in 2020 over Trump, wouldn't they be likely to vote for the Democrat over Mr. Trump in 2024?
For Democrats, Donald J. Trump is a known figure, and for all their demonizing him — indeed, because they demonize
him with abandon — he is hardly an intimidating personality. A Republican candidate like Florida governor
Ron DeSantis, nearly half the age of Mr. Trump, might be a political personality more difficult to deal with.
Democrats setting a trap for Trump? Despite their best efforts, the relatively dim prospects for the Democrats
in 2022 have led them to throw a Hail Mary: raiding the home of Donald Trump in the hopes that he will angrily announce his
2024 candidacy before the midterms. If the documents they confiscated allow them to fabricate "crimes," even better!
The desired result is to rile liberals and moderates enough to have a massive anti-Republican turnout in November. Remember
the 2020 vote totals: 81 million Democrat votes compared to the Republican ticket's 74 million. Donald
Trump may well take the bait. He has wanted to run again since the day after the 2020 election. Aggrieved for
good reason, it's taken every one of his advisers their mightiest efforts to delay him until now.
reminds us of all the previous ethical failures of the Department of Justice. In the wake of the FBI raid at
Mar-a-Lago, we're being told that the actions taken were an anomaly, and that most FBI agents are honorable agents. I'd
like to believe that, but if that were true, why haven't we seen mass resignations and public complaints? Flouting all
convention and long-standing ethics in the law enforcement community, the Department of Justice is embroiled in yet another
scandal. The bias is flagrant, and nobody holds a candle to the bureaucrats under Obama. Eric Holder avoided
accountability for withholding documents from Congress for years on the gun-running operation, Fast and Furious. They
were above the law. Not only that though, Eric Holder has repeatedly lied under oath with impunity, and was never prosecuted.
Possible Reasons The FBI Raided A Former President. What was the FBI thinking when it raided former President
Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home on Monday? The possibilities are plenty, but none paint a pretty picture. No
matter the underlying purpose of the raid, one must wonder why none of the higher-ups in the FBI or the Department of Justice
put the brakes on a search of the home of a former president of the United States — an event universally described
as a modern crossing of the Rubicon. How could the DOJ and FBI not anticipate the visceral reaction a broad swath of
America would have to the Biden administration's DOJ initiating a raid against a former commander-in-chief and the Democrat's
main political opponent? And how could government agents think securing a warrant would provide them cover?
Simply put, FBI headquarters couldn't anticipate any shock or horror over the search because none of the many FBI agents who
were willing to speak up had any qualms about the move.
guesses as to what the FBI Mar-a-Lago raid was really about. [Scenario #1] The Mar-a-Lago raid was an
admission that the J6 inquisition failed to unearth evidence that could be used to attach legal blame to President Trump for
what transpired. Yes indeed, they tried awfully hard, and quite a few innocent people got snared in that net, but once
again, The Donald walked away unharmed. So the DNC had to undertake a new fishing expedition. How this one will
turn out remains to be seen. I doubt it will go anywhere. [Scenario #2] It's not a coincidence that the
Mar-a-Lago home invasion occurred just after a CPAC straw poll showed that President Trump is the GOP's overwhelming favorite
for 2024, with Florida governor Ron DeSantis a distant second. The numbers were 69% for Trump and 24% for
DeSantis. So the point of the raid was to pour cold water on Trump's status as the GOP frontrunner in 2024.
I'm going to take a wild guess and say this won't slow DJT's momentum.
Trump didn't committ actionable treason or espionage. Everyone who believes Trump committed a criminal act is
wrong. These claims completely misunderstand the nature of Trump's (indeed of every president's) plenary power and how
it plays out with respect to documents and classified information. [...] The Democrat line is clear: Trump had
classified national security documents in his possession, which is a criminal act, so he needs to be prosecuted and,
preferably, executed. In fact, it is impossible for a president to mismanage classified or national security
documents. Indeed, even if Biden reclassified the information, Trump still did not commit a crime. Everything the
Democrats believe is dead wrong.
Huge Red Flag in the Trump Raid Story. When he spoke to the media on Thursday, Attorney General Merrick Garland
took offense to those who questioned the professionalism and integrity of the Department of Justice and the FBI. "Let me
address recent unfounded attacks on the professionalism of the FBI and Justice Department agents and prosecutors," he said.
[...] Well, Mr. Attorney General, if they're so professional and full of integrity, can you explain why the Wall
Street Journal apparently knows the contents of all the classified documents and supposedly "top secret" documents
removed from Trump's home and has apparently reviewed some of them?
How to end the FBI.
Now the calls for dumping the bureau are rising following the raid on Mar-a-Lago. This is the biggest fishing
expedition since Moby Dick. I welcome the help to rid us of the bureau. But I made one mistake. Don't
reassign any of the agents and support staff to anything. Start fresh. Some parts of the FBI are necessary.
The center in Clarksburg, West Virginia, that does background checks is a service that a federal government can provide the
50 states. Take it out of the FBI and out of the Department of Justice and give it to Homeland Security. Do the
same with the U.S. Marshal Service which should add employees as its mission is about to expand. Ship it to Homeland
Security. Also add employees to the Secret Service, which already is in Homeland Security. Then and only then,
abolish the FBI. Freeze hiring in any federal agency for two years so that everyone in the FBI has no place to go
except a state agency or (gasp) the private sector.
The American Gestapo
a.k.a. FBI. What kind of Justice Department official would sign off on a FBI raid on a former US
president's home when the president is fully cooperating with the spurious "investigation" of him? What kind of judge
would issue the warrant and then hide it from view by sealing it? What kind of FBI agent would invade a president's
home instead of resigning over the assignment? Clearly, none of these people are good people. They are not people
we can have any confidence in. [...] The corrupt FBI has had a corrupt judge seal the "probable cause" justification for the
search warrant, which probably means that there is no probable cause. Why else seal the justification for an
unprecedented event that makes the United States government look precisely like a third world gangster state? Marc
Ruskin, a 27-year veteran of the FBI and a former federal prosecutor told the Epoch Times that he was stunned and dismayed by
the FBI's "disregard for traditional norms and apparent lack of concern with the appearance of impropriety." That the FBI
permitted itself to be used so blatantly politically "is indicative of an abandonment of even a veneer of independence and
out Obama took 30 million documents from his White House and NEVER got raided. Late last night President Trump
revealed on Truth Social that Obama took some 30 million documents from his White House and he never got raided for it. [...]
This just leads me to believe that this raid, while under the pre-text of retrieving documents for the national archives,
wasn't really about that at all. I've said this smells like January 6th and I'm not the only one: [...]
Responds After Newly Unsealed Search Warrant Reveals He's Is Under Criminal Investigation For Espionage. The
search warrant used to execute the raid on Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home earlier this week revealed the ex-president is
currently under federal investigation for obstruction of justice and violations of the Espionage Act, USA Supreme has
confirmed. The shocking revelation was made Friday afternoon after Trump's legal team failed to oppose a motion
previously made by the Dept. of Justice to unseal a copy of the search warrant used to raid his Palm Beach, Florida estate on
Monday. According to Politico, who obtained and reviewed a copy of the newly released search warrant, Trump is under
federal investigation for the "removal or destruction of records, obstruction of an investigation, and violating the
FBI Doesn't Seem To Care Enough To Explain Their Trump Raid. There are still so many open questions about the
FBI's raid on Trump's Mar-a-Lago home this week, but one thing for sure is it reinforced the feeling many Americans have that
the system is rigged. The Biden Justice Department, in other words, just reinforced the sentiment that brought Trump to
power in the first place. All of this, like so many of America's recent problems, could have been avoided. How
about an explanation? Did Attorney General Merrick Garland even consider the damage he would do by raiding a popular
ex-president's home with no explanation whatsoever? It's as if those running America are trying to drive a huge swath
of voters away from any trust in the system. Raiding an ex-president's home is a truly historic act. It's
unprecedented. Anyone planning such an act had to know the firestorm that would follow. To choose to do so
without at least justifying the need in some detail is to purposely enrage a huge number of already disaffected voters.
Where does this all end? The constant escalation is putting America on course for disaster.
Warrant Suggests Espionage Act; Same Law Hillary Clinton Dodged. The search warrant for the raid on former
President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home on Monday suggests he is being investigated under the Espionage Act of
1917 — the same law that Hillary Clinton was suspected of violating in 2016. Attorney General Merrick Garland
admitted Thursday that he personally approved the warrant application, which seeks broad discretion to search Trump's home based on
three statutes: 18 U.S.C. section 793, on the mishandling of defense information; 18 U.S.C. section 1519,
relating to the destruction of federal documents; and 18 U.S.C. section 2071, which punishes hiding, moving, or destroying
federal documents. Section 793 is from the Espionage Act of 1917, passed during the First World War.
Called, President Trump Responds to Ridiculous DOJ and FBI Claims of Nuclear Documents at Mar-a-Lago. The raid
on President Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate coincides with developments in the civil lawsuit he filed against Hillary Clinton,
Perkins Coie, James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Lisa Page, Peter Strzok and the entire cabal of DOJ, FBI and Clinton campaign
operatives via the fake Trump-Russia collusion hoax known as 'spygate'. It doesn't take a deep political analyst to look
at the 108-page lawsuit, consider the evidence that would be needed to prove the lawsuit at trial, then overlay the timing of
the court case and FBI raid to see both the content of the files at Mar-a-Lago and the motives of the DOJ and FBI to
intercept them. The severity of the raid highlights the desperation and political intent behind it.
Latest on the Mar-A-Lago Raid. [Scroll down] In the end, I suspect this will turn out to be a teapot
tempest. Likely there was nothing of much significance in the boxes, and, in any event, there is zero reason to think
that any secrets contained in the boxes would be compromised. We have here a collision between two unreasonable
parties, Donald Trump and the Trump-hating federal bureaucracy. It may never be entirely clear, as to this tiny group
of files in the Mar-a-Lago basement, which side was more unreasonable.
and Property Receipt from Mar-a-Lago Raid. Human Events has obtained a copy of the search warrant filed
to search former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence. That warrant was filed in the US District Court for the
Southern District of Florida, and details information about the property and the search. The warrant details the
address and locations to be searched, including that "The locations to be searched include the '45 Office,' all storage
rooms, and all other rooms or areas within the premises used or available to be used by FPOTUS and his staff and in which
boxes or documents could be stored, including all structures or buildings on the estate." The warrant did not include a
call to search parts of the property that are in use by members of the Mar-a-Lago club, or rentals.
say DOJ still needs to reveal the justification for their Mar-a-Lago search. House Republicans demanded the
Department of Justice now release not just the warrant used to raid Mar-a-Lago but the highly detailed accompanying
affidavit. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Thursday he would ask a judge to unseal the warrant, barring
former President Trump's objection. Trump released a statement Friday calling for the warrant to be released
immediately. But the government has not yet taken steps to release the affidavit used in support of the warrant, which
would reveal in further detail the broad investigation into Trump. It would describe the probable cause prosecutors had
to believe there was evidence of a crime hiding out in Trump's Florida golf course property.
Shows DOJ, FBI Waited Several Days After Judge Approved to Conduct Mar-a-Lago Raid. The warrant that authorized
the search of former President Donald Trump's residence at Mar-a-Lago shows it was issued by U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce
Reinhart on Aug. 5, 2022, at 12:12 p.m. — nearly three full days before the Justice Department and FBI conducted a
raid to execute it. The raid did not occur until the morning of Aug. 8, 2022, when federal agents from the FBI arrived
at Mar-a-Lago to execute the search warrant. The document, obtained and reviewed by Breitbart News, shows that the DOJ
and FBI waited several days after Reinhart approved the warrant to conduct the raid, something that severely undercuts the
talking points issued by Attorney General Merrick Garland in a public statement on Thursday when he broke his silence to
discuss the matter in televised remarks.
were once raids are now searches. Coordination among the authorities and the mainstream media operatives is so
blatant one might conclude is so blatant as to be laughable. We miss Rush Limbaugh's recurring demonstration of the
phenomenon. The FBI raid on Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence is only the latest in a long line of examples. Word came
down that what was once a "raid" is now a "search." The conformity of the talking heads is mind-boggling. The
element of high-mindedness they add to their conformity is comical. Those falling into line can't help but add a large,
large dose of self-love to their humiliating compliance. [Video clip]
Reveals More Details on Mar-a-Lago Raid. Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday afternoon revealed more
details on the circumstances surrounding the FBI's Aug. 8 raid of his Mar-a-Lago home. "In early June, the DOJ and FBI
asked my legal representatives to put an extra lock on the door leading to the place where boxes were stored in Mar-a-Lago —
We agreed," Trump said in a post on Truth Social on Aug. 10, in an apparent reference to boxes that may have been used to store
presidential records in Mar-a-Lago. "They were shown the secured area, and the boxes themselves." "Then on Monday,
without notification or warning, an army of agents broke into Mar-a-Lago, went to the same storage area, and ripped open the lock
that they had asked to be installed. A surprise attack, POLITICS, and all the while our Country is going to HELL!" Trump said.
FBI and its media allies scramble to justify the Mar-a-Lago FBI raid. After considerable public pressure,
missing-in-action U.S. attorney general Merrick Garland finally addressed the media yesterday, saying he "personally approved
the decision" for the FBI to execute a search warrant at President Trump's residence at Mar-a-Lago. Garland declined to
provide details about the investigation, such as what the documents retrieved by the FBI were. [...] Following claims of
honor, morality, and legal egalitarianism, Garland's FBI then leaked information to the Washington Post, a notorious Democrat
mouthpiece, proving in itself that the agency had been politicized and compromised, and not for the first time. The
WaPo reported that the FBI was looking for classified documents related to nuclear weapons during their raid. The
sources were obviously anonymous. It's unclear what type of documents the FBI claimed to be seeking or if they
pertained to nuclear weapons belonging to the U.S. or other countries.
No One on the Right Believes WaPo Report That Claims FBI Agents Were Searching For Nuke Docs at Mar-a-Lago. A
Washington Post report claiming that FBI agents were searching for classified documents related to nuclear weapons
during their raid of former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort, was met with extreme skepticism and derision on
social media Thursday night. The report comes as the Biden Department of Justice weathers massive political fallout due
to the raid, which looked to many Americans like a weaponized DOJ going after Joe Biden's primary political opponent.
"The FBI and DOJ look corrupt and stupid after the presser so they immediately leak some unfalsifiable nonsense to The
Washington Post, and people just lap it up," said a RedState reporter on Twitter. "It's like they've learned
nothing over the last seven years." Sources presumably from within the Department of Justice leaked to the Post
that the agents were looking for classified information regarding nukes, among other materials.
Did Donald Trump Bait
the FBI? A reasonable question. Monday's FBI raid at Trump's Mar A Lago was very strange. Unlike
previous FBI hits on people linked to Trump, such as Roger Stone, Paul Manafort, Peter Navarro and Steve Bannon, the
establishment media was kept in the dark. They did not get a heads up. How did we learn about the raid?
Trump announced it via his social media page around 1830 hours EDT on Monday. Very strange. Think about
this. Not a single soul in the Trump universe who knew about the raid at Mar A Lago breathed a word about this
unholy assault. Not one. And, surprisingly, the FBI kept its mouth shut. There is something more to
this. [...] The current FBI is evil, corrupt and criminal. Men like James Comey, Andrew McCabe and Peter Strzok have
discarded sacred principles in favor of partisan politics and in the process discredited the FBI as a bona fide law
enforcement agency. It is time to disband the FBI and assign the Federal agents to other departments. The FBI
can no longer be trusted.
The FBI is dissolving before our eyes into a rogue security service akin to those in Eastern Europe during the Cold
War. Take the FBI's deliberately asymmetrical application of the law. This week the bureau surprise-raided the
home of former President Donald Trump — an historical first. A massive phalanx of FBI agents swooped into
the Trump residence while he was not home, to confiscate his personal property, safe, and records. All of this was over
an archival dispute of presidential papers common to many former presidents. Agents swarmed the entire house, including
the wardrobe closet of the former first lady. Note we are less than 90 days out from a midterm election, and this was
not just a raid, but a political act. [...] The FBI has devolved into a personal retrieval service for the incorrigible Biden
family. It suppressed, for political purposes, information surrounding Hunter Biden's missing laptop on the eve of the
seized classified records from Mar-a-Lago during search of Trump residence. FBI agents seized classified
records from former President Trump's home at Mar-a-Lago during the agency's unprecedented raid on Monday, including some
marked as top secret, according to a warrant and property receipt unsealed Friday. The documents had earlier been
reviewed and reported by Fox News Digital. Former President Trump is disputing the classification, saying the records
have been declassified. According to the warrant, reviewed by Fox News early Friday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart
signed the warrant on Aug. 5, giving the FBI authority to conduct its search "on or before August 19, 2022," and "in the
daytime 6:00 am. to 10:00 p.m." The warrant and property receipt were formally unsealed Friday afternoon by Reinhart.
seized 11 sets of classified documents in Trump Mar-a-Lago raid: report. The FBI recovered 11 sets of
classified documents — including some marked top secret and only meant to be available in special government
facilities — from former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate following its raid earlier this week,
according to an inventory obtained by The Post of what was taken from the Palm Beach resort. The list, known as a
"property receipt," and a search warrant for the 45th president's residence was ordered unsealed Friday by US Magistrate
Judge Bruce Reinhart after the Justice Department confirmed that Trump did not object. Details of the warrant and
receipt were first reported by the Wall Street Journal and Fox News. The items removed from Mar-a-Lago include 27 boxes,
11 of which contained classified documents.
Resistance Libs Escalate Their Accusations Against Donald Trump. I have to say, I'm kind of enjoying this whole
Trump-FBI raid news cycle. It's so patently absurd, but like a badly written TV show, you just feel like you've got to
see through until the end. On Thursday, AG Merrick Garland finally spoke out while not really saying anything at
all. He did agree to unseal the warrant used for the raid of Trump's home, but he gave no details about what the FBI
was after and what evidence they supposedly had to undergird their actions. It felt like an attempt to downplay the
ordeal. Had the FBI failed to find what it was looking for? Then the leaks started. Just hours after
Garland had sneered at Americans for questioning the FBI's integrity, someone inside the department (or the DOJ) ran to The
Washington Post to claim the government searched Trump's home because they were looking for "nuclear documents." [Tweet]
What Was in The Trump Documents creating Such Fear in DOJ and FBI. [Scroll down] We can extract a lot
of information on the first sets of evidence from the lawsuit filed by President Trump in March of this year, mostly against
the outside actors. The lawsuit was filed against specific persons and most of those persons were interviewed by the
FBI as part of the originating investigation. Within the subjects of the lawsuit we find names and groups
including: Hillary Clinton, Hillary for America Campaign Committee, DNC, DNC Services Corp, Perkins Coie, Michael
Sussmann, Marc Elias, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Charles Dolan, Jake Sullivan, John Podesta, Robby Mook, Phillipe Reines as
well as Fusion GPS, Glenn Simpson, Peter Fritsch, Nellie Ohr, Bruce Ohr, Orbis Business Intelligence, Christopher Steele,
Igor Danchenko, Neustar Inc., Rodney Joffe, James Comey Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, Kevin Clinesmith and Andrew McCabe. In
addition to being named in the lawsuit, many of those names were interviewed by the FBI as part of the origination of the
Trump-Russia investigation, and/or part of the ongoing investigation of the Trump-Russia fabrication.
Raid Warrant, Receipts Make No Mention Of 'Nuclear Weapons'. New documents related to the FBI's raid of former
President Donald Trump's Florida home do not explicitly mention nuclear weapons secrets, which The Washington Post reported
agents were seeking in the Monday search. The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida on Friday
unsealed unredacted copies of the FBI search warrant and receipts of items taken from Mar-a-Lago Monday during an FBI raid on
former President Donald Trump's residence. Nowhere on the warrant or on the receipts of items taken are "nuclear
weapons" explicitly mentioned. The documents, which are relatively undescriptive and mostly avoid specifics, do refer
to "top secret" information and say Trump is being investigated in part for potential violations of 18 U.S.C. section 793.
This section of the U.S. code deals with "obtaining information respecting the national defense with intent or reason to
believe that the information is to be used to the injury of the United States, or to the advantage of any foreign nation."
Monday's shocking images of police sirens blaring outside Mar-a-Lago, former President Donald Trump's magnificent Palm Beach,
Florida, estate, will not soon be forgotten. Much has already been said and written about the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago
that precipitated those sirens: "outrageous," "unprecedented," a "crossing of the Rubicon" moment. Regrettably, all of
that is true. The siccing of the national law enforcement apparatus to execute a pre-dawn raid on a top partisan
rival — especially when that rival is the head of state's predecessor and perhaps-likely future
opponent — is a contemptible act of raw political bloodlust. It is an act far more befitting a crumbling
hellhole like Venezuela, or a third-world country in sub-Saharan Africa, than it is the land that was to be, per Benjamin
Franklin's alleged quip, "a republic, if you can keep it." America, it seems, won the Cold War only to see its own
federal law enforcement/national security apparatus morph into a version of the old East German Stasi — and barely
three decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, to boot.
Bannon Unloads on Merrick Garland and FBI 'Gestapo'. Steve Bannon went off on an epic rant on Thursday
following weasel Attorney General Merrick Garland's dishonest and disgusting statement on the raid on President Trump's home
on Monday. Garland earlier admitted the DOJ was responsible for the raid on Mar-a-Lago to retrieve napkins and menus
from Trump. It took 30 FBI agents 3 DOJ agents and NINE HOURS to scour the home for evidence in their
ongoing fishing expedition. Steve Bannon unloaded on Garland after his 5-minute elusive statement.
Garland Suggests DOJ Sought 'Less Intrusive' Means Before Trump Raid. Attorney General Merrick Garland
suggested Thursday that the Department of Justice (DOJ) sought "less intrusive" means of obtaining presidential documents
before using a search warrant, and an FBI raid, on former President Donald Trump's home. Garland's remarks were the
first public comments made by the DOJ since Monday's raid, which shocked many observers. He confirmed that he had
personally approved the search warrant — though he left open the question of the methods of the raid.
Garland Plays Chicken, Trump Responds by Slamming on the Accelerator. My colleague Nick Arama reported on
Attorney General Merrick Garland taking responsibility for authorizing the raid on former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago
home. As Arama wisely surmised, it was pretty much a nothing burger, with Garland refusing to disclose the details of
the warrant or the justification behind the raid. [...] The American people are weary of this never-ending, merry-go-round of
witch hunts. They also know that the government has swept up good people in this January 6 campaign who are rotting in
gulags and being denied their due process rights. Garland and the FBI want it both ways. Wave goodbye to that
ship, boys. Garland attempted to play chicken by moving to have the warrant declassified, probably expecting Trump to
flinch. Trump slammed on the accelerator by demanding that all of it be declassified. It will either be a swerve,
or a crash. Maybe both.
The Editor says...
The FBI claims Trump had classified documents at his Florida residence, and they say they raided Trump's house to keep the documents
from "falling into the wrong hands." Does anyone really believe that a locked safe deep inside Trump's highly isolated and guarded
house are in any danger of being photographed or stolen? If there was any information of consequence in Trump's safe,
it "[fell] into the wrong hands" on Monday afternoon.
on the Mar-a-Lago Raid. [#1] To get a search warrant, you have to identify a crime that has
been committed, and explain how evidence you are looking for is relevant to that crime. At this point, we don't know
what purported crime was the basis for the Mar-a-Lago search warrant. [#2] Earlier today, Attorney General
Merrick Garland delivered a brief statement to the press, and declined to take questions. He looked remarkably nervous
and said hardly anything. Only two points emerged: 1) he ordered the raid himself, and 2) the Department of Justice
will unseal the documents that were filed in connection with the search warrant. [#3] No one doubted that
the raid was ordered, at a minimum, by the Attorney General. I think it is virtually certain that Garland had
authorization from his boss, Joe Biden. [#12] The Democrats crossed the Rubicon when they raided Donald
Trump's home. Never before in American history has anything like this happened. I think the consensus of the
commentariat is correct: the Democrats had better have something really good up their sleeve, or the blowback will be
intense. Hence Merrick Garland's sad performance today.
Garland's Presser Suggests the Resistance Libs Got Played. Days after the unprecedented raid of Donald Trump's
Florida home, AG Merrick Garland finally decided to address the public on Thursday regarding the matter. Some naively
hoped that he'd provide a legitimate justification for the raid, but as expected, that didn't materialize, mostly because
there was no justification. Instead, Garland danced about while revealing a few noteworthy things. One, we
learned that he was the one that ordered the raid, which is not surprising given he's a partisan who obviously holds a grudge
against the former president. Two, the DOJ is asking the judge in the case to unseal the warrant, which may or may not
tell us anything depending on whether the affidavit is included. Lastly, the attorney general angrily rebuked those who
would dare question the integrity of the FBI, an assertion that drew richly deserved laughter on the right.
agents were searching for classified documents about nuclear weapons when they raided Mar-a-Lago, according to
report. FBI agents who raided Donald Trump's Florida resort on Monday were hunting for classified documents
relating to nuclear weapons, sources said on Thursday evening [8/11/2022]. Details emerged soon after Attorney General
Merrick Garland appeared before cameras to defend the search and reveal that he had approved the operation at Mar-a-Lago in
Palm Beach. Fall-out from the unprecedented search of a former president's residence has dominated the political world
ever since Monday and the Justice Department is under increasing pressure to explain its decision. Garland said he
could not reveal further details of what prompted the hunt, but sources told the Washington Post it was to do with nuclear
weapons. But they did not say whether it was to do with the U.S. nuclear program or that of another nation.
The Editor says...
The Washington Post is one of the primary mouthpieces of the Deep State. The "nuclear weapons" angle smells like a
red herring. That's exactly what the corrupt FBI would claim if the documents were really about Hillary Clinton,
various impeachment cheerleaders in the Congress, and the FBI itself.
1, Why Did the DOJ and FBI Execute the Raid on Trump — The Story Behind the Documents. The past 24
hours have provided a great deal of clarity on several issues. CTH will be outlining the entire story behind the raid
on President Trump's home at Mar-a-Lago in Florida, including what documents the DOJ and FBI are determined to control.
However, before getting into the specifics, it is important to remember the full context of the threat that only Donald J
Trump represents. When you understand what documents President Trump was/is holding, the desperation of the DC response
will make sense. First, we need to remind everyone where the documents originated. What was President Trump
asking the Office of Director of National Intelligence, Dept of Justice and FBI to release for the past four years? What
is contained within those documents? This is Part 1 that explains the actions in the background of those documents.
2 — Why Did the DOJ and FBI Execute the Raid on Trump — The Evidence Within the
Documents. Now we move into Part Two, the targeting of President Trump and the specific trail of documented
evidence that exists behind the targeting. It is critical to understand that foundationally our corrupt political
system is built upon a network of surveillance. It is through monitoring information and people, together with
intercepting risk, that operations can continue to maintain a corrupt administrative state; what some might call the Deep
State. Within the system information is key, and the actions taken by DOJ and FBI officials are an outcome of
this information. As Edward Snowden explained, the surveillance state is critical to power retention.
President Trump carried documents that outlined how this process took place as it pertained to his entry into politics, thus
the raid to retrieve them.
3, Why Did the DOJ and FBI Execute the Raid on Trump — A Culmination of Four Years of Threats and
Betrayals. Here in part three, we outline how and why President Trump was blocked from releasing the evidence.
[...] In essence the DOJ and FBI, along with white house counsel and a collaborating senate and media, kept President Trump
from declassifying and releasing documents by threatening him with impeachment and/or prosecution if he defied their
authority. The threats created a useful Sword of Damocles, and blocked Trump from acting to make documents
public. In the months that followed President Trump frequently made public statements and tweets about the frustration
of documents not being declassified and released despite his instructions to do so. Many Trump supporters also began
expressing frustration. The external debate and consternation surrounded how the Administrative State has seemingly
boxed-in President Trump through the use of the Mueller/Weissman counterintelligence probe, authorized by Rod Rosenstein,
where President Trump was the target of the investigation.
Have Nothing, They Have Absolutely Nothing" — Trump Attorney Christina Bobb on the FBI's Raid on Mar-a-Lago on
Monday. President Trump's Attorney Christina Bobb was on a live stream feed with Jim and Joe Hoft from The
Gateway Pundit. Ms. Bobb was at Mar-a-Lago on Monday when the FBI raided the place and discussed her experience
and observations. The Stasi-FBI and Joe Biden's Department of Justice raided President Trump's Mar-a-Lago home on
Monday in a 9-and-a-half hour siege on his historic compound. The FBI agents from Florida and Washington DC spent
several hours ransacking Mar-a-Lago in their fishing expedition. The dirty FBI agents went through Melania Trump's
closet. They searched EVERY ROOM — Likely bugging the place before they left. The FBI spent HOURS in
President Trump's private office.
FBI Informant 'Really Close' to Trump; 6-8 People Knew About Mar-a-Lago Safe. Former White House acting chief
of staff Mick Mulvaney said Thursday on CNN's "New Day" that someone very close to former President Donald Trump must have
been the FBI informant. Keilar asked, "This is someone with knowledge inside who told the feds that there was
additional material at Mar-a-Lago, directed them where it should be, clearly was concerned enough to tell them this
information they should have besides the 15 boxes of material they got in the winter. Does that change your mind?
Is that now sufficient when you have someone actually aligned with him drawing the attention of the feds to these documents?"
Mulvaney said, "It certainly is worthwhile and worth noting, no question. It would be valid on getting a search warrant or
part of getting a search warrant. The other thing the FBI had to establish, however, was that those documents were in imminent
risk of being destroyed or removed from the location. Unless they had evidence that Trump was directing people to destroy
documents, and if he was doing that now, why wasn't he doing that six months ago?"
Dir. Christopher Wray Finally Responds to Raid of Trump Residence. FBI [Director] Christopher Wray has
finally responded to his bureau's raid of Donald Trump's Florida residence, and he wants you to know who the real victims
are. Apparently, despite all the questions surrounding the action, including the fact that it supposedly occurred due
to a mundane dispute over the Presidential Records Act, the real bad guys here are those criticizing the FBI. What a
completely shocking and unexpected response from the consummate company man. [Tweet] I'm trying to think of
something I care less about than the FBI citing unnamed "death threats" as a way to deflect from their own maleficence, and
I'm coming up blank. This is what corrupt government officials always do. They lash out in ways that draw
blowback, and then they try to disqualify that blowback by saying "I'm getting death threats."
asks court to unseal Trump search warrant. The Justice Department on Thursday moved to unseal a warrant
authorizing a search of former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate this week following escalating demands for answers about
the unprecedented investigation. "The public's clear and powerful interest in understanding what occurred under these
circumstances weighs heavily in favor of unsealing," Justice Department lawyers wrote in a court filing submitted Thursday
afternoon [8/11/2022]. The move is a departure from the department's typical practice of staying silent about ongoing
investigations, underscoring the significance of the first overt sign of an escalating criminal probe with a former president
at the center. The filing coincided with a public statement from Attorney General Merrick Garland, his first since FBI
agents executed the search warrant on Monday. Garland said he personally signed off on the decision to apply for and
execute that search warrant, and that the decision was not made "lightly."
May Have Planted 'Listening Devices' During Raid: Trump Jr.'s Fiancée. A person close to the Trump
family suggested the FBI may have planted "listening devices" during a raid targeting former President Donald Trump's Florida
residence earlier this week. Lawyers for the former president previously said that FBI agents would not allow Trump's
team to observe or supervise their search of Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach. One lawyer, Lindsey Halligan, told Fox News on
Thursday that agents are believed to have searched Trump's bedroom, office, and a storage room. Because the FBI
allegedly "didn't allow anybody to supervise what they were doing, and they specifically requested to turn off the security
cameras," Kimbery Guilfoyle, Donald Trump Jr.'s fiancée and an advisor to the former president's 2020 campaign, told
Newsmax. "Why? Because they didn't want to be caught with what they were doing. How do you know there
weren't listening devices planted or evidence planted there? [...]"
General Garland says he personally approved Trump search, will release warrant. Attorney General Merrick
Garland said Thursday he personally approved the search of Donald Trump's home this week and has filed a motion to unseal the
warrant authorizing the raid of Mar-a-Lago in Florida. Garland made a brief statement Thursday, the first since the
FBI's raid Monday. Garland said he personally approved the search of Trump's home and that the agency had probable
cause. Trump posted on his platform, Truth Social, minutes after the press conference. "I continue to ask, what
happened to the 33 Million pages of documents taken to Chicago by President Obama? The Fake News Media refuses to talk
about that. They want it CANCELED!" he wrote. Garland defended the integrity of the FBI and DOJ amid allegations
that agents could have planted evidence.
Garland torched for admitting he approved the Mar-a-Lago raid. Conservatives online ripped into U.S. Attorney
General Merrick Garland for his address to the nation on the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago on Thursday [8/11/2022]. During the
speech, which was less than five minutes and contained no opportunity for press questions, Garland offered few details on why
the raid occurred on former President Donald Trump's Florida estate, though he mentioned that the search warrant and its
contents would be unsealed at the behest of Trump.
Orders Department of Justice to Respond to Requests to Unseal FBI's Trump Warrant. The Justice Department has
to respond to motions to unseal a warrant that triggered the FBI raid on former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home,
according to a magistrate judge who reportedly approved the search. Judicial Watch and the Albany Times Union newspaper
filed a motion to unseal the document earlier this week, which was granted by a judge in the case. "On or before 5:00 p.m.
Eastern time on August 15, 2022, the Government shall file a Response to the Motion to Unseal," wrote U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce
Reinhart on Wednesday afternoon, referring to the Department of Justice. "The response may be filed ex parte and under seal
as necessary to avoid disclosing matters already under seal. In that event, the Government shall file a redacted Response in the
public record. If it chooses, the Government may file a consolidated Response to all Motions to Seal," he wrote. Neither the
FBI nor Justice Department has issued public comments about the raid, which was first confirmed by Trump on Monday evening [8/8/2022].
Trump Raid Feds Refused to Provide Warrant, Demanded Security Cameras Be Turned Off, Trump Security Team Refused. More
details surfacing about the illicit, sketchy and highly political FBI raid on President Trump's home are coming out. The federal
agents sent by the DC political system refused to provide the search warrant and demanded all of the security cameras covering the
compound be turned off as they conducted their raid. Thankfully, and due to the suspicious nature of the FBI operatives involved,
the Trump security team did not turn off the cameras. The Dept of Justice and FBI have yet to give a public statement supporting
the predicate of their raid, as a result the transparent political motives have awakened an entire world to the reality of a corrupt
USA deep state. Based on prior statements outlined by Trump's legal team, I suspect a different DOJ/FBI motive than is currently
Totalitarian Tendencies. America has been on the road to totalitarianism for some time now.
Totalitarianism has two schools. Old school totalitarian governments wield power openly. They use the apparatus
of the state against their own citizens, arrest and hold political prisoners without due process, and violate people's right
to privacy in their own homes. [...] America had its old school totalitarian moment on Monday August 8, when the FBI raided
the home of former President Donald Trump in Palm Beach, Florida. It's likely no coincidence that this totalitarian act
happened exactly forty-eight years to the day after President Richard Nixon resigned from the presidency over the Watergate
scandal. As with terrorists, dates are important for totalitarians too. We are now at the point when the FBI is
trending in a totalitarian direction.
Welcome To The Banana
Republic of Biden! Two weeks ago, I warned my readers (on Substack of course) that Democrats were preparing to
arrest President Trump on bogus charges to stop him from winning the 2024 election. As I wrote in that article on July
27th: "Democrats were hoping to dent Trump's popularity with the January 6th Unselect Committee televised hearings but
nobody's watching it (outside Washington) and nobody cares. Since that gambit has failed, Democrats seem to think that
arresting President Trump on bogus charges and trying him in a kangaroo court is their only remaining option." [...] The FBI
suddenly raided President Trump's house in Florida and carried away "boxes of documents and materials" last night because
something had to be done. Trump's candidates are running the table on the empty suits fielded by the corrupt
uni-party: the score is currently 173 [to] 14. [...] The FBI and the DOJ just crossed the Rubicon. The
Biden regime is going to arrest its political opponents on fabricated charges to avoid defeat in future elections. The
Democrats are seizing power — and they don't care if you notice now.
FBI Could Have Just Knocked. Democrats run around the country and cable news screaming about whatever it is any
Republican is doing or saying is a "threat to democracy!" Meanwhile, the true threat to democracy is a political party
that denounces everything and every institution as a "threat to democracy" only when they don't control it. That's
exactly what Democrats do. Fox News? Threat to democracy. The Supreme Court? Threat to
democracy. Parents at school board meetings not wanting their kids indoctrinated and groomed? Obvious threat to
democracy and terrorism. Declaring the 2020 election to be suspicious? You might as well set the Constitution on
fire. The 2016 election? The 2018 election in Georgia? [Indeed], the 2000 or 2004 elections? Not a
problem, but 2020 is a threat! To call Democrats raging hypocrites is to do a disservice to parents with a lit Marlboro
hanging out of their mouths lecturing their kids about how they aren't allowed to smoke, a Kennedy telling people not to
drink or AOC encouraging people to learn critical thinking skills. Still, in all honesty, the FBI could have just knocked.
Eric Trump, in an interview with the Daily Mail, revealed astounding details regarding the FBI raid conducted at President
Trump's Mar-a-Lago home on Monday. [...] Among the most startling revelation[s] was that FBI agents initially refused to hand
over the search warrant for their raid on Mar-a-Lago to Donald Trump's lawyer Christina Bobb. They only showed it to
her from about 10 feet away. Bobb was left in perplexity as to why a lawyer for the person's home being raided by the
FBI was not able to see or obtain a copy of the search warrant and thoroughly read it. Bobb also said that the
supporting documentation for the warrant describing the probable cause was sealed. The low-level federal magistrate
judge, Bruce Reinhart, who signed off on the warrant, was in the news for switching from federal prosecutor to defense
attorney for individuals connected to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Reinhart also donated $1,000 to Obama's
presidential campaign and $1,000 to Obama's Victory Fund. Bobb also said she was ordered to stand on the outskirts of
the Mar-a-Lago property i.e. in the driveway throughout the raid while the temperature was a sweltering 91 degrees with high
humidity. It was an unprecedented refusal to permit a client's attorney to be present as they conducted their search.
source calls raid a 'spectacular backfire,' claims AG Garland didn't approve it. It seems the DOJ has decided
to leak an explanation of their decision to use a search warrant in this case. Newsweek just published an exclusive
report based on anonymous DOJ sources which claims the FBI had a confidential source at Mar-a-Lago, one who informed them
that Trump was hiding documents and even specified where they could be found. [...] Before we go any further, remember that
the FBI apparently brought along a safe-cracker who opened Trump's safe. Presumably that suggests they were told by
their confidential source that there were documents hidden in the safe. But by all accounts there was nothing in the
safe and the FBI didn't take anything from it. Does that mean the confidential source got it wrong? The story
also says the raid was intentionally timed to occur when Trump would not be there. Apparently the FBI thought this
would lower the profile of the raid. But the DOJ source admits this didn't work as planned. His explanation here
is basically we're not politically corrupt just dumb.
raid was an inside job: Biden's FBI had a mole at Mar-a-Lago, report. New details have emerged about the
FBI's shocking raid on former President Donald J. Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence, an unprecedented targeting of a political
opponent by the Biden regime that many have rightly condemned as something that is typically seen in a banana republic.
According to a bombshell report, the feds had a mole operating on the inside who was providing details on the location of
allegedly classified documents kept on the premises in the raid which the media has gone to painstaking lengths to portray
was about the Presidential Records Act and not an act of political retribution from the White House which would have been a
dramatic escalation in Washington's war on Trump. The exclusive report from left-leaning Newsweek cites the usual
anonymous officials who said that the feds were being fed tips from an unidentified confidential informant "who was able to
identify what classified documents former President Trump was still hiding and even the location of those documents."
2024 GOP Primaries Are Over. The FBI's Raid on Trump's Mar-a-Lago Ended Them. The Federal Bureau of
Investigation raided Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence looking for — get this — classified materials
he might have taken with him after his presidency. Oh, so this search was conducted because the National Archives
pressured the FBI to get these supposed documents. The safe on the premises was opened, but nothing was found.
Are they kidding with this line? Forget their Russian collusion antics that have ruined the credibility of this agency,
their public relations arm has also caught the equivalent of long COVID regarding its talking points. It's abjectly
unbelievable. In 2017, they couldn't say if a left-wing shooter, who openly admitted his hatred of Republicans, had a
hit list and staked out the field, which led to the attack on the GOP congressional baseball team, was an act of domestic
terrorism. They also said it wasn't politically motivated at the time; they amended the report months later. The
bureau also had the nerve to declare that the synagogue hostage crisis in Colleyville, Texas, wasn't influenced by
anti-Semitism last winter. The FBI is the Democratic Party's political hit squad whose origins can be traced back to
when Eric Holder became attorney general. It accelerated rapidly under the Obama administration, and the same
traitorous snakes remain. That was made clear in the Mar-a-Lago incursion, which ended the 2024 GOP primaries.
revealed widespread FBI misconduct ahead of Trump raid. Prior to the FBI's raid Monday on former President
Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate, a string of whistleblower reports alleged that senior officials at the FBI exhibited a
pattern of bias in their handling of politically sensitive investigations and also reclassified cases without justification
to substantiate the White House's public narratives on crime and extremism. Beginning in late May, Iowa Republican
Sen. Chuck Grassley called attention to then-Washington Field Office Assistant Special Agent in Charge Timothy Thibault
over political bias concerns. Thibault expressed support for several "highly partisan" opinion articles on LinkedIn and
made a series of politically charged social media posts, according to Grassley, who referred Thibault to the Office of
Special Counsel to address the federal agent's potential violations of the Hatch Act, which bars government officials from
partisan political activity.
Posts Reveal Epstein-Linked Magistrate Bruce Reinhart's Woke, Anti-Trump Attitudes. Bruce Reinhart, the
magistrate judge who signed off on the FBI's raid on Donald Trump's Florida home at Mar-a-Lago, has a history of endorsing
woke and anti-Trump viewpoints on his Facebook page, according to reports. Images that appear to be of Reinhart's
Facebook page seen by Breitbart News show Reinhart praising leftist Robert Reich for his criticism of Donald Trump, accusing
the former President of lacking "moral stature," and sharing a woke video about "white privilege."
Bells: Judge Who OK'd Trump Raid Recused Himself in Trump-Clinton Lawsuit. We previously reported how
Judge Bruce Reinhart — the man who signed off on the search warrant to raid Mar-a-Lago — had previously
worked for Jeffrey Epstein's employees. He helped them secure immunity deals from the government after he left the U.S.
Attorney's office where they had been prosecuting Epstein. But it gets more concerning than that. Turns out the
judge had recused himself from the Trump-Clinton lawsuit on June 22, citing a statute as to impartiality. [...] The judge
doesn't further specify his reason for recusal in the order. That naturally raises questions then about his signing of
the search warrant for the raid on Trump's home. What was his personal bias or knowledge? Or did he work for the
Clinton team in any way? If he was recusing himself from the Trump-Clinton matter, is there a continuing issue that
would be problematic in signing off on the Trump warrant?
of What FBI Seized at Mar-a-Lago Make FBI Raid Look Downright Scandalous. We are starting to get more details
on what occurred during the FBI's nearly 10-hour raid of Donald Trump's home in Florida, though, it's not the government
that's providing them. On Tuesday evening, Trump's lawyer revealed that authorities didn't even want to present a
warrant, and when they finally did, the warrant had the probable cause sealed. As to what was seized, the list is
illuminating, and not in a good way for the FBI's conduct. According to a report from The Washington Post, citing
information leaked to them by the government (which says a lot on its own), the boxes taken were full of what would mostly be
considered personal effects and mundane presidential records.
Raid Backfires Spectacularly on Democrats. We are all waiting to see the next steps establishment Washington
takes following the raid at Mar-a-Lago. As details emerge, the reason for the intrusive spectacle becomes less
clear. It has undoubtedly divided Americans along partisan lines. However, the obvious political persecution of
the former president is drawing some new lines. People notice when you put that kind of banana republic nonsense on top
of a horrible economy.
Those 'Classified' Docs FBI Sought in Trump Raid Were Already Declassified. On Monday, the FBI executed a
search warrant of Trump's Mar-a-Lago home that was approved by a magistrate judge who is not only linked to Jeffrey Epstein
but was also an Obama donor. According to CNN, the raid was "part of an investigation into the handling of presidential
documents, including classified documents, that may have been brought there." If that is the case, then this further
proves that the raid was an abuse of power, because we've known for months now that the documents in question were already
declassified by then-President Trump. "Trump declassified whole sets of materials in anticipation of leaving government
that he thought the American public should have the right to read themselves," Kash Patel, a former top Trump administration
official, told Breitbart News in a phone interview in May. According to Patel, the classification markings just had not
The FBI Did to Melania's Clothes Is Disgusting and Shows Massive Overreach. When the FBI raided Trump's home in
Mar-a-Lago, it didn't just senselessly root through the former President's files, crack open his safe, and snatch up boxes
of documents to confiscate for whatever anti-Trump investigation they have going on. Though all that seems to have
happened during the banana republic-like raid, the FBI did something else, something even more horrific: it rooted through
Melania Trump's clothes, rifling through her outfits and underwear in what can be interpreted as nothing other than a gross
attempt at humiliating the former president and his family.
FBI Raids Mar-a-Lago, and I Have Questions. On August 8, 2022, the FBI raided Mar-a-Lago, President Donald
Trump's Florida residence. Such an act against any president, past or present, has never been done before. [...] What
was Donald Trump's supposed crime that justified such an extreme measure? [...] The feds were looking for classified
documents from when Trump occupied the Oval Office, which should have been turned over to the National Archives. Those
would be the same documents that have already been declassified and that the Trump people are currently reviewing with the
National Archive people to figure out if they should be returned or not. The Clinton administration provides a good
point of comparison. Bill Clinton's former national security adviser, Sandy Berger, smuggled documents out of the
National Archives in his pants and then destroyed them. It is believed that the documents would have embarrassed
President Clinton during the 9/11 investigation. Was Berger's home searched? Nope. Did he go to jail?
Nope, he was sentenced to...community service. Does anybody think Merrick Garland has community service in mind for
raid [is] not about classified documents — it's about Jan. 6. The court-authorized search of former
President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate is another unmistakable signal that the Justice Department is trying to build a
criminal case against him arising out of the Capitol riot. Ostensibly, the search relates to a long simmering dispute
between the former president and the government over Trump's potentially illegal retention and mishandling of classified
information. But don't be deceived. National Archives officials alerted the Justice Department months ago
regarding missing records and possible classified information violations. That owes to the chaotic atmosphere in which
the Trump family decamped to Florida from the White House following the Capitol riot — with impeachment
proceedings and even talk of removing Trump from office under the 25th Amendment then underway.
searched Melania's wardrobe, spent hours in Trump's private office during Mar-a-Lago raid. FBI agents scoured
Melania Trump's wardrobe and spent several hours combing through Donald Trump's private office, breaking open his safe and
rifling through drawers when they raided the former First Family's Mar-a-Lago home in Florida Monday morning. The [New
York] Post has learned that the search warrant used by the FBI to enter the palatial Palm Beach property focused solely on
presidential records and evidence of classified information being stored there. A source close to the former president
expressed concern that FBI agents or DOJ lawyers conducting the search could have "planted stuff" because they would not
allow Trump's attorneys inside the 128-room building to observe the operation, which lasted more than nine hours.
To Biden's Police State, Part III. Try, if you can, to imagine the reaction if the Justice Department had, in
President Donald Trump's second year in office, orchestrated a raid of Hillary Clinton's Chappaqua, N.Y., home, rummaging
through rooms and cracking the Clintons' safe looking for government documents she hadn't turned over when she left the State
Department. You can bet, at the very least, that newspapers wouldn't be carrying run-of-the-mill headlines such as
"F.B.I. Searches Trump's Mar-a-Lago Residence" or "FBI executes search warrant at Trump's Mar-a-Lago in document
investigation." The Washington Post thought the important story to tell was how "Top Republicans echo Trump's
evidence-free claims to discredit FBI search." No, the press would be in a full meltdown. Democrats would be
calling for Trump's impeachment. Celebrities would be making videos in which they cry about the future of the country.
Least Three DOJ Attorneys for Merrick Garland Joined FBI During 9 Hour Raid of Trump Mar-a-Lago Compound. The
Stasi-FBI and Joe Biden's Department of Justice raided President Trump's Mar-a-Lago home on Monday in a 9-and-a-half hour
siege on his historic compound. During the raid the FBI forced Trump attorneys to sit OUTSIDE in the heat while they
rummaged through every room in President Trump's historic home. The FBI stood with loaded guns outside President
Trump's home as they raided Mar-a-Lago for 9 hours. The FBI agents from Florida and Washington DC spent several hours
ransacking Mar-a-Lago in their fishing expedition.
Trump Home Raid Improperly Intrusive, Circumstances Indicate: Lawyers. There's reason to suspect that the
FBI search of the Florida residence of former President Donald Trump was improperly intrusive, according to several
lawyers. The raid prompted a rebuke from Trump and Republicans more broadly and further escalated political tensions in
the nation. About two dozen FBI agents entered Trump's Palm Beach resort of Mar-a-Lago around 9 a.m. on Aug. 8 and left
about 10 hours later with "a handful of boxes of documents," one of Trump's attorneys on scene, Christina Bobb, told The
Epoch Times. "I didn't actually get to oversee the search, they wouldn't let anybody see what they were doing," she
said. It isn't clear what legal basis the FBI had for the raid. The agents had a search warrant signed by a
judge, however, the affidavit explaining the basis — its probable cause — was filed under seal and
Trump's lawyers weren't allowed to examine it, Bobb said. In general, the agents were looking for "what they deemed to
be presidential records," she said. "I don't think there was anything of substance."
Raid: DOJ and Dems Risk Civil War to Save Their Jobs. What's behind the FBI's raid of Trump's Mar-a-Lago
home besides a burst of Neo-Stalinism reminiscent of Comrade Beria's "Show me the man and I'll show you the crime," mixed
with an effort to prove once-and-for-all that the USA is becoming a banana republic run by characters out of "Seven Days in
May." What made 30 (or was it more) FBI agents give a former president the Gestapo treatment in the early hours of the
morning, allegedly rummaging in multiple rooms of his house, not looking so much for anything in particular —
anything would do — while breaking into his safe in the process? Call it The Big Panic. Call it
something more insidious — the instigation of one-party rule. The Democrats, the Deep State, the Justice
Department (DOJ), the FBI, and all the intelligence agencies, globalists, propagandists of mainstream media, all the
adherents of that one-party rule and enemies of republican government, will do anything — anything — to
stop Trump from winning the 2024 election.
The FBI worked with big tech to
hush Hunter Biden story: Josh Hawley claims. The censorship and suppression of Hunter Biden's laptop
history and the safety of voting by mail during the outbreak by social media companies were at the center of a lawsuit
brought by two Republican states against President Biden, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, Dr. Anthony Fauci and
other senior administration officials. [Video clip] The two GOP-led states claim that social media companies
were pressured by the defendants. The complaint argues that the freedom of speech, which is a constitutional right, was
violated by the federal government in what was considered as an "assault by officials from the federal government against
citizens' rights." The defendants reportedly "coerced, threatened, and pressured social media platforms to censor disfavored
speakers and viewpoints by using threats of adverse government action," the filing says.
says his attorneys weren't allowed 'anywhere near' FBI raid. Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday blasted
the FBI for allegedly refusing to let his attorneys watch the raid at his Mar-a-Lago estate and make sure that agents were
not "planting" evidence. Trump, 76, said Wednesday in a message on his social media platform Truth Social that the FBI
and other federal government officials wouldn't let anyone from his staff, including his attorneys, "anywhere near the areas"
that were being examined during Monday's raid at his palatial home. "Everyone was asked to leave the premises, they
wanted to be left alone, without any witnesses to see what they were doing, taking or, hopefully not, 'planting,'" the former
president wrote. "Why did they STRONGLY insist on having nobody watching them, everybody out?" Trump's message
concluded: "Obama and Clinton were never 'raided,' despite big disputes!" An FBI spokesperson declined to respond
Wednesday to Trump's post.
So FBI, why
no raid of Hunter Biden's house?! Democrats and allied media have been high-fiving and backslapping on MSNBC
and CNN ever since the Mar-a-Lago raid Monday. Magazine covers featuring Trump in a photoshopped orange jumpsuit behind
bars are already in the works. "No one is above the law," they chortle. Unless you're a Democrat. The fact
that neither President Biden, nor his handpicked Attorney General Merrick Garland, has deigned to explain the raid shows that
they don't care about the optics. They haven't attempted to reassure the American public that it is not a political hit
job to take out the likely Republican presidential candidate for 2024. They don't care that half the country, polls
show, believes the FBI has become the Democrats' personal Gestapo. They don't care about the political firestorm they
have ignited, because they think they control the corrupted institutions that have all the power.
Trump Recalls Odd Thing FBI Did During Raid. Former President Trump's son Eric Trump reveals key details on the
FBI's raid of Mar-a-Lago. Trump told the Daily Mail that the FBI refused to to hand over the search warrant for their
raid on the Florida residence. He also recalled about 30 FBI agents kicking his attorney off the property. "So
they showed it to her from about 10 feet away. They would not give her a copy of the search warrant," Trump said.
"There's 30 agents there... They told our lawyer ... you have to leave the property right now. Turn off all security
cameras," Trump said. He said that the former president's attorney Christina Bobb was forced to stand at the end of the
Mar-a-Lago's driveway during the raid.
Info on FBI Raid: They Even Searched Through Melania's Clothes. We've brought you some of what happened
in regard to the FBI raid at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home from Trump's statement, the family reaction, and what
his attorneys have said. Now there are more details about the nature of what was searched as well. According to
the NY Post's Miranda Devine, they arrived Monday morning around 9 a.m. and searched until 6:30 p.m., so they were there for
nine and a half hours. [Tweet] They had a professional safecracker open up the safe. They demanded access to
every room, including Trump's bedroom and they even searched Melania Trump's wardrobe. Trump's attorneys noted that
they were not allowed to watch the search and they expressed concerns that something could have been planted because of that.
Salvador's President Nayib Bukele on Trump FBI Raid: 'What Would the U.S. Say' if I Did That? El Salvador
President Nayib Bukele criticized the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) raid on former U.S. President Donald
Trump's personal residence at Mar-A-Lago on Monday in a statement posted by Bukele's official Twitter account, the Spanish
news agency Agencia EFE reported. "What would the US Government say, if OUR police raided the house of one of the main
possible contenders of OUR 2024 presidential election?" Bukele wrote on August 8.
Attorneys Spill the Beans on Issues With FBI Raid, Warrant. The attorneys for President Donald Trump are now
spilling the beans on some of the issues with the FBI raid of his home and the search warrant. Trump attorney Alina
Habba appeared on Fox News with Jesse Watters. She said that they had been cooperating with the National Archives over
the records and that this was completely "unconstitutional." "Our country should be terrified — I am
terrified," Habba exclaimed. She said the FBI went in when he wasn't even there, and then told his attorneys to leave,
that they couldn't watch or be there. "That doesn't sound good to me," she declared.
takeaways from the FBI raid on Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate. The FBI raid on former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago
estate in Florida on Monday stunned a political world that thought it had become inured to the chaos and controversy
surrounding the 45th president. This time around, multiple reports indicate that the search was related to classified
material Trump may have removed from the White House at the end of his presidency. Parts of the case are shrouded in
doubt, not least because the legal documentation justifying the search is non-public by its nature. [...] Right now, just
about everyone is flying blind on two related and crucial questions — what exactly the FBI was looking for at
Mar-a-Lago, and whether the bureau's agents found it.
Secret Police Raid Donald Trump's Home. Last week I explained why America's Oligarchy is speaking and acting
like Nazis. Our elites believe that the people stabbed them in the back by voting for Donald Trump. So they
declared him a traitor and his supporters second-class citizens. Then they weaponized our government the way some
tinpot dictatorship would, to root out domestic opposition, which is now de facto illegal. And now it has come to this,
to the FBI raiding the home of President Donald Trump, to look for materials it can use to prosecute him and prevent his
re-election. I'd say that this is the kind of thing that happens in places like Venezuela or Liberia, but I don't like
to mix metaphors.
Department should have subpoenaed documents, not raided Trump's home. The decision by the Justice Department to
conduct a full-scale morning raid on former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago home does not seem justified, based on what we know
as of now. If it is true that the basis of the raid was the former president's alleged removal of classified material
from the White House, that would constitute a double standard of justice. There were no raids, for example, on the
homes of Hillary Clinton or former Clinton administration national security adviser Sandy Berger for comparable allegations
of mishandling official records in the recent past. Previous violations of the Presidential Records Act typically have
been punished by administrative fines, not criminal prosecution. Perhaps there are legitimate reasons for applying a
different standard to Trump's conduct, but those are not readily obvious at this stage.
Far Left Will Regret Siccing the FBI on Trump. Whatever excuse the Justice Department and FBI have for raiding
the home of former President Donald Trump, there can be no doubt about the ultimate implication. The Far Left, which
sprung to life in opposition to the Trump administration, is determined to use the power of government to remove those who
challenge its power. Were the FBI agents looking for mishandled classified documents taken from the White House?
That would be a laugh. As president, Trump could have declassified anything he wanted and needn't have told anyone
since he was the chief executive of the executive branch and commander in chief of the military and, by extension, the
national security establishment that can classify information. It is literally impossible for a president to mishandle
classified information since the ability to classify it and manage its handling is vested in him. The Justice
Department and FBI should know that unless they were sick the day they taught law at law school.
Raid On Trump Confirms The Security State Picks Who Americans Are Allowed To Vote For. The FBI made an
unannounced raid on the private home of a former U.S. president Monday night, authorized by a U.S. attorney general whom that
president had denied a lifetime appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. The raid happened as the former president
publicly mulled another election bid, and amid growing FBI interference in state elections. The raid has provided
needed clarity to Republicans who have participated in, presided over, and failed to bring accountability for perhaps the
biggest security state hoax in American history, known as Spygate. In that operation, Obama administration officials
colluded to frame and hijack the incoming opposition presidency using fabricated evidence, lies to secret security courts,
media propaganda operations, and breaking numerous laws as well as the public trust.
Mar-a-Lago Raid is a Preview of a Rigged 2024 Election. On Thursday, FBI Director Christopher Wray cut short
his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee to fly the FBI's private jet to his family's vacation home. At the
hearing, Wray had admitted that disciplinary action against FBI personnel involved in Russiagate abuses had been "slowed
down" and refused to call Russiagate a "hoax". On Monday, President Trump revealed that Mar-a-Lago had been raided by
"a large group of FBI agents". Any warrant for such a raid would have been signed off on by Attorney General Merrick
Garland and his associates in the Biden administration which expects to face the former president in the next election.
Wray, who quietly listened to complaints about the politicization of the FBI from Senator Grassley and Cruz, among others,
would have known what was coming.
won't answer questions about FBI's Trump raid as spox declines comment 18 times. President Biden stayed silent
Tuesday about the FBI's unprecedented Monday raid on former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate — as White
House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre declined to comment 18 times at her regular briefing. Biden took no questions
at his public events as his aides insisted he had no advance knowledge of the bureau's activities and referred other
questions to the Justice Department. "President Biden, what did Attorney General [Merrick] Garland tell you about the Trump
raid?" a reporter for The [New York] Post shouted at the conclusion of Biden's second event of the day, where he signed documents
in the White House East Room approving the admission of Finland and Sweden to NATO. The [New York] Post then followed
up: "Do you approve of the FBI's Trump raid, President Biden?" Biden didn't give a verbal response, though he
smiled broadly during a photo with the ambassadors from Finland and Sweden after hearing the first inquiry.
of Judge Who Signed Off on Trump Raid Raises All Kinds of Red Flags. While most of the allegations of
corruption surrounding the FBI's raid of Donald Trump's estate in Florida have been pointed at the bureau itself, details
about the judge who signed off on the warrant are raising eyebrows. The warrant was rubber-stamped by Magistrate Judge
named Bruce Reinhart. As Ron Coleman points out, that's highly suspect given the profile of the situation. [Tweet]
Why did a low-level, unconfirmed, unappointed magistrate judge sign off on the most consequential FBI warrant in decades?
If any warrant application demanded the eyes of a real judge, it would be one targeting the former President of the United
States. Yet, this judge was happy to give the FBI what they wanted while the FBI was happy to accept.
who green-lit raid at Trump's Mar-a-Lago home donated thousands to Obama. The federal judge who reportedly
signed off on the raid at former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence donated thousands of dollars to former President
Barack Obama's presidential campaign and victory fund in 2008. Bruce Reinhart, a Florida federal magistrate judge,
donated $1,000 to Obama's 2008 presidential campaign and added $1,000 more to the Obama Victory Fund that same cycle,
according to federal filings. Reinhart later contributed $500 to Jeb Bush's failed 2016 presidential campaign, federal
filings show. Reinhart did not immediately respond to a Fox News Digital inquiry on his donations.
The Magistrate Judge Who Issued The Mar-a-Lago Warrant. I saw references to Bruce Reinhart last night, and the
fact that he had previously defended Jeffrey Epstein (who didn't kill himself). Commenter ML has also drawn attention to
the matter. Technically, that's not legally relevant — everyone is entitled to legal representation.
The ethics of a defense lawyer should be judged by the quality of his representation, rather than the identity of his
client. However ... "Emerging details" paint a disturbing picture. I had originally assumed that Reinhart is a
District Court judge. But he's not. That's a problem in a case like this. Here are two tweets that I got
via Red State that paint a fuller picture: [Tweet] My take is simply this. I would have expected DoJ to take
their application to a "real judge" just to give a greater appearance of legitimacy to the whole proceeding — to
give the impression of going the extra mile to be fair. They didn't bother, and that's "troubling."
Who Reportedly Signed Off On Mar-a-Lago Raid Has Anti-Trump Social Media Posts And They Are Not Looking Good.
The Florida magistrate judge who reportedly signed off on the FBI's raid of former President Donald Trump's home allegedly
disparaged the former president and shared "woke" content on what appears to be his personal Facebook page. Josiah
Lippincott, a Hillsdale College Van Adel Graduate School of Statesmanship Ph.D. candidate and writer, first reported that
Bruce Reinhart — the suspected judge who approved the raid of Mar-a-Lago — apparently denigrated
then-president-elect Trump in 2017 via Facebook. In a Facebook post screenshotted by Lippincott and reviewed by Defiant
America Reinhart wrote, "I generally ignore the President-elect's tweets, but not this one. John Lewis arguably has
done more to 'make America great' than any living citizen."
who signed off the FBI raid on Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago mansion represented Jeffrey Epstein's Lolita Express
pilots. The Florida judge who signed off the FBI raid on Donald Trump's mansion represented Jeffrey Epstein's
workers, it has been revealed. Bruce Reinhart acted for several employees of the billionaire pedophile before he
sanctioned the 'unannounced' search on Mar-a-Lago yesterday. He left the local US Attorney's office over a decade ago
to set up a private practice and help staff members including his Lolita Express pilots and his scheduler. He was
accused in a lawsuit of breaking the Justice Department's policies by using information from his previous job to benefit in
the private sector, which he denied. Meanwhile Reinhart was also revealed to have donated to Barack Obama's campaign in
2008 and Jeb Bush's when he ran against Trump in 2015.
Judge Who Signed-Off on Sketchy FBI Search Warrant Raid of Trump Home, a Client Name in Ghislane Maxwells Little Black
Book? There's an interesting angle given the revelation that Judge Bruce Reinhart signed-off on the sketchy FBI
search warrant for the residence of President Trump in Florida. Judge Bruce Reinhart was the former U.S. attorney in
West Palm Beach who spent 12 years as a federal prosecutor, before leaving his position in order to defend a network of
employees who operated the Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking operation. [...] Considering the FBI predicate for the raid on
Trump's home, as currently identified, is exceptionally weak; and considering the profile of the raid would have landed upon
an ordinarily reluctant judicial desk; what if the FBI had leverage over Bruce Reinhart as an outcome of the case against
Epstein's enabler, Ghislane Maxwell. The prosecutor in the New York case against Maxwell was former FBI Director James
Comey's daughter. The client files of Epstein and Maxwell would be currently in the hands of the FBI.
End of the Republic.
When the FBI raided Donald Trump's home on Monday, a key aspect of what made the United States of America great and free has
been lost, and likely cannot be recovered. John Adams and Thomas Jefferson detested one another for years before their
eventual reconciliation, but neither one used the agencies of the U.S. government to hound, persecute or discredit the
other. Other bitter political opponents throughout the history of the republic have never before used the government's
own mechanisms of justice to do injustice to their foes. Joe Biden, Merrick Garland and their henchmen have brought
America to a new phase of its history, and it is not likely to be one that is marked by respect for the rule of law or
defense of the rights of individual citizens. Instead, we are entering an ugly age of authoritarianism, in which the
brute force of the state is used to bend the people to the will of the tyrant.
who approved FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago once linked to Jeffrey Epstein. The Florida federal magistrate judge who
signed off on a search warrant authorizing the FBI raid of former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort donated to
Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign — months after he left the local US Attorney's office to rep employees
of convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein who had received immunity in the long-running sex-trafficking investigation of the
financier. Sources tell The [New York] Post that Judge Bruce Reinhart approved the warrant that enabled federal agents
to converge on the palatial South Florida estate on Monday in what Trump called an "unannounced raid on my home."
Reinhart was elevated to magistrate judge in March 2018 after 10 years in private practice. That November, the Miami
Herald reported that he had represented several of Epstein's employees — including, by Reinhart's own admission to
the outlet, Epstein's pilots; his scheduler, Sarah Kellen; and Nadia Marcinkova, who Epstein once reportedly described as his
"Yugoslavian sex slave."
Demand Garland, Wray Testify at Judiciary Committee on Trump Raid. Republicans are demanding that FBI Director
Christopher Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland appear before the House Judiciary Committee on Friday [8/12/2022] to
explain the Department of Justice's actions in raiding former President Donald Trump. FBI agents executed a search
warrant at Trump's Mar-a-Lago, Florida, residence on Monday, ostensibly in connection with an investigation into the handling
of presidential documents. It was the first such raid in the history of the country. As Democrats and liberal
cable pundits celebrated, Republicans were united in their condemnation of what appeared to be an effort to abuse law
enforcement to target a member of the opposition and a likely candidate in the next presidential election.
Elias boasts about the real motive behind the FBI's Mar-a-Lago raid. [Scroll down] Certainly, the January 6
Committee exists solely to make the case that Trump cannot possibly be the Republicans' 2024 candidate. Even that,
though, isn't going so well, because Americans are bored and unimpressed with the proceedings. His rallies are still
huge, and in head-to-head polls with Biden, Trump wins. Oops! Is it any surprise that Merrick Garland's
hyper-partisan DOJ obtained judicial authorization for a raid on Mar-a-Lago? Without seeing the warrant, it's not
entirely clear to me on what grounds the raid proceeded, but, listening to how 30 agents descended and took everything that
wasn't nailed down, along with stories careening between "National Archives" and "national security," I currently believe
that this was a fishing expedition, and one that violated the Fourth Amendment's proscription against "general warrants"
(i.e., unlimited rights to search someone's person or property).
the FBI's Raid on Mar-a-Lago the Biggest In-Kind Contribution to Trump's 2024 Bid? After all that, the safe at
Mar-a-Lago was empty. It was pried open by FBI agents who swarmed the premises under the pretense that they were
looking for documents marked for preservation by the National Archives. Does anyone believe that? The FBI's raid
on the former president's home was not over boxes of documents. If you think that, please, get some crack cocaine,
White Claws, and wallow in total ignorance in an observation tank while high as a kite. This line about the documents
is politburo stuff, except we're not the Soviet Union. The FBI was there to find Russian collusion material they know
doesn't exist. Top officials at the J. Edgar Hoover Building have known since day one that the Steele dossier, the
catalyst for this myth, was a Democrat-funded opposition research project. It might as well have come in a file that
read, "Hillary Clinton paid for this." Now, the FBI's credibility, the last sliver of it, has been incinerated with this raid
that juiced MAGA nation like no other.
This assertion is probably true, only because Joe Biden isn't really in charge. White
House Claims Biden Was Not Briefed on FBI Raid at Mar-a-Lago. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre
said Tuesday that President Biden was not made aware that the FBI planned to search former president Donald Trump's personal
residence at Mar-a-Lago before the action was carried out on Monday. "What I can tell you definitively and for sure, he
was not aware of this," Jean-Pierre said of Biden. "Nobody at the White House was. Nobody was given a heads up
and we did not know about what happened yesterday." Asked if the president is concerned about the potential for politically
fueled violence in the wake of the raid, she said: "We would ask Americans to remain peaceful at this time."
Warrant Or Not, Americans Have No Reason To Believe The FBI Raid On Trump's Florida Home Was Justified. After
news broke Monday evening that the FBI had raided former President Donald Trump's Palm Beach Florida home at Mar-a-Lago, the
right immediately expressed outrage and warned that by targeting a former president and political opponent, the Biden
Administration had crossed the Rubicon. The left, for its contribution, highlighted the federal statute that provides
that a person who "unlawfully conceals" government records shall "be disqualified from holding any office under the United
States," suggesting that the raid's apparent focus on supposed missing classified documents may render Trump ineligible to
run in 2024. Beyond the constitutional problem with that theory — the U.S. constitution establishes the
minimal qualifications to serve as president and Congress cannot expand on those — that theory of the raid merely
confirms conservatives' outrage over the DOJ's continued interference in American's electoral preferences.
raid: What's the Biden/Garland endgame? There has to be one, right? The FBI doesn't just go
to a federal judge for a search warrant for the home of a former president on its own — and presumably a federal
judge doesn't just casually sign off on such a request, either. NBC's Ken Dilanian urges caution in jumping to
conclusions at this point, but states the obvious when saying that this had to have gotten approved by Attorney General
Merrick Garland prior to the raid on Mar-a-Lago: [Tweet] Dilanian's correct that it's no small matter to get a federal
judge to sign off on a warrant, let alone one targeting a former president who might run for office next cycle. That
would, or at least it should, set off all sorts of red flags for a judge. This point got made repeatedly on social
media for a good reason — it's true. Since we haven't yet seen the warrant, we can't assess what case the
FBI and the Department of Justice put together to authorize this warrant.
Trump Must Be The 2024 Republican Nominee. Supposedly, President Trump improperly took with him various documents that
were classified or subject to the Federal Records Act. This would make him guilty of violating 18 U.S.C. § 2071.
This would then make him ineligible to run in 2024. But that's a pipe dream. 18 U.S.C. § 2071 does not
apply to the Presidency. The paper I just cited was written to answer Republican vapors about disqualifying Hillary
Clinton in the email scandal. But we're not done. President Trump, as the ultimate classification authority, has
the unquestionable authority to declassify anything he wants to declassify. If he says it's no longer a secret, nobody
can question it. And, as the President, he doesn't have to file any papers with anyone to do it. The supposedly
confidential papers stolen from Trump's safe are not subject to the Federal Records Act because they are copies of papers
that exist in other places. And by definition, if the President removes them from the White House to another
place, they are no longer classified.
should become a byword for government overreach. Leaving aside valid questions about whether the materials in
question were classified or declassified, the raid on Mar-a-Lago is certainly not justified, as Donald Trump and his legal
advisors seem to have been cooperating with the National Archives to ensure that Presidential Records remained under federal
government control, starkly in contrast with how the Clinton family has handled such records over decades. So,
political insiders who enrich the donor class and use family members to collect spoils from foreign governments are protected
in modern America, but outsiders who actually win elections and then try to keep promises and clean up corruption are pounded
into oblivion, as influence-shapers cheer? This raid is a step too far, and it has already backfired spectacularly.
Green War on Dutch Farmers Should Concern Everybody. Over the past few months, thousands of Dutch farmers have
blocked highways and staged protests. Hundreds have been arrested, and one was even shot at by a police officer.
Dutch farmers have been protesting in the streets on and off since 2019. Why are the farmers so outraged? They're
fighting for nothing less than the survival of modern agriculture as such. In the name of "sustainability" and fighting
"pollution," Green activists are trying to do to agriculture what they have been doing to the power grid and the oil and gas
industry. In the name of highly questionable environmental goals, Green activists want to destroy the ability of farms
to produce high-quality, abundant, clean, and inexpensive food.
time to order a raid. According to some pundits, President Biden concluded a great week, from a jobs report to
lower gas prices and some new legislation. They were also proclaiming that the red wave may be smaller than expected.
So what do you do in the early days of Joe's "comeback"? You raid President Trump's home? You order a raid just
hours after signing a law that will add 87,000 IRS agents to look for tax cheats? How many Uber drivers or small
business owners had FBI nightmares last night? The FBI had better find what they are looking for. Otherwise, this
may be the biggest blunder since Geraldo Rivera opened Al Capone's sadly empty vault. It may totally backfire on the
disqualifying Donald. All the Democrats' horses and all the Democrats' men have spent the last seven years
doing their worst to make Donald Trump unelectable. First, a special counsel was appointed to rid them of President
Trump. Two separate impeachments without convictions followed. The fondest hope of the infamous Great Reset was
to separate him from national leadership. When Trump followers protested the very questionable election of 2020, his
opponents called it an insurrection and accused Trump of being the ringleader. On August 8, 2022, a day that will live
in MAGA infamy, 30 FBI agents raided President Trump's home at Mar-a-Lago, seizing documents. Guess how many times this
has been done before to a former president? Never!
Warned In 2017 The FBI Would Have 'Six Ways' Of Getting Back At Trump. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer
predicted in 2017 that the intelligence community would have "six ways" to get back at former President Donald Trump after
Trump pushed back against allegations of Russian interference in the election. Trump had tweeted that an intelligence
briefing over Russia's alleged interference into the 2016 election had been delayed because the agency needed more time "to
build a case," according to The Hill. The tweet came after authorities said Russia tried to interfere in the
election. "You take on the intelligence community, they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you, so even for a
practical, supposedly hard-nosed businessman, he's being really dumb to do this," Schumer said to Rachel Maddow while
speaking on MSNBC.
State Burns Its Bridges to Get Trump — and Now It's Fighting for Its Life. What are we to make of 30
or so FBI agents raiding President Trump's Florida home to collect maybe 35 boxes of records for what is perhaps the Deep
State's 7th or 8th impeachment attempt? First, why no raids on the Democrats who took the jet to Epstein's pedophile
island with its readily available sex with underage girls? Why no raids on Hunter Biden and the apparent crimes
documented on the laptop? Why no raids on Hilary Clinton after she destroyed evidence? The good news, and I think
it is great news, is that at least a third of the country no longer believes they can expect justice from the federal
department that bears that name.
Pelosi grins from ear to ear as she repeatedly denies she had knowledge of FBI raid. News of an FBI raid on
former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate shocked the nation, but Democrats appear to be happier than a pig in mud,
especially House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who was all smiles while discussing the matter on MSNBC. On Tuesday
morning [8/9/2022], Pelosi took to "Morning Joe" to zing the former president and reiterate that she had no prior knowledge
about the raid. She actually emphasized this point several times, while grinning like she'd just won the lottery.
While she was initially going on the program to discuss her controversial trip to Taiwan, which critics say is responsible
for ratcheting up tensions with China, co-host Mika Brzezinski couldn't resist letting the speaker gloat about the Trump raid.
Leader to Merrick Garland: "Preserve Your Documents" After FBI Raid of Mar-a-Lago. GOP Leadership in the
House has responded forcefully to the FBI raid of Mar-a-Lago, with GOP leader Kevin McCarthy directly calling out Attorney
General Merrick Garland, and the Republicans on the Judiciary Committee tearing into the FBI for the raid. McCarthy's
statement was straight to the point. [Tweet] McCarthy's tweet came hours after former President Donald Trump emailed
supporters announcing the FBI was raiding his home in Mar-a-Lago. Trump was not at the resort at the time of the raid.
Trump Raid 'Improper' — 'This Is Misconduct'. Monday, on the heels of news that former President
Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, FL was raided by the FBI, Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz
criticized the raid as "misconduct." According to Dershowitz, a raid is the method of last resort, and the onus will be
on the Biden administration to show justification, or anything obtained in the raid would be suppressed.
Family Reacts, Provides More Info on Raid at Mar-a-Lago. It was certainly shocking news to hear on Monday that
the FBI was raiding Mar-a-Lago. There was more news about what might be behind it, relating to classified material that
Trump might have but if that's the case, it makes it even more ridiculous as there would be other ways to proceed. It
seemed like a fishing expedition to see what they could grab. But perhaps nowhere could it be more shocking or more
upsetting than to the Trump family who have been pursued, for so long by the Democrats, with every political effort they have
thrown at them.
Probably true, only because Biden isn't really in charge. Team
Biden Claims 'No Advance Knowledge' of FBI Raid on Donald Trump's House at Mar-A-Lago. President Joe Biden's
staff claimed Monday they did not know about the FBI raid on former President Donald Trump's house at Mar-A-Lago. "No
advance knowledge. Some learned from old media some from social media," a senior White House official told CBS reporter
Ed O'Keefe when asked about the raid. Fox News journalist Pat Ward also cited a comment from a White House official
denying they did not receive notice of the raid and referred reporters to the Justice Department.
Dershowitz Rips FBI Raid on Trump, Raises Legal Questions About How It Was Conducted. The reaction to the FBI
raid — reportedly with a large group of agents — on Donald Trump's home in Mar-a-Lago is setting off a
firestorm of reactions. Dan Bongino blasted it as some "third world [stuff]." He also said it was a "clarion
call" for everyone to get off their seats and vote the Democrats out. Dana Loesch believed it was the Democrats trying
to settle "political scores." Lara and Eric Trump ripped the action and provided more information about what had
happened in the raid, including that the FBI didn't find anything in a safe in the home when they cracked it open.
Blasts the FBI Raid on Trump. [Scroll down] He wasn't holding back. He said Hillary Clinton had
paid foreign agents and promoted a false Russia collusion fiction that occupied the country for four years. "What's she
doing right now," Bongino said. "Getting a manicure in freaking Chappaqua!" He then pointed out how Hunter Biden
had sex and done crack on video, yet he's hanging out at his mansion in Malibu. The management of the FBI has now
shredded any sliver of credibility they had left, Bongino declared. "No one will take them seriously from this point
on," he said. He added that you cannot tell him we "still live in a constitutional republic and not the freaking third
world" when there's no action against Hillary Clinton, people lying under oath repeatedly, and Hunter Biden but now you have
this kind of action.
Media Goes Bananas Over FBI Raid on Trump's Mar-a-Lago Residence. For liberal America, it's time to pop open
the champagne bottles. Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation raided Donald Trump's residence at Mar-a-Lago this
evening. Spencer wrote up the "siege" that's taken place in Florida. FBI agents arrived unannounced and broke
into the safe on the property. It was reportedly empty. The former president was not in the state; he's in Trump
Tower now. That's another location that could be targeted within the coming days since it's clear that the FBI has gone
off the rails to prevent a duly elected president from running for office again. Trump's 2024 plans are no secret, and
it's clear that this raid is the clearest example of the Department of Justice's desperation in trying to derail a man from
running for president again.
Trump Says Safe Cracked Open By FBI Was Empty. Donald Trump's son Eric joined Sean Hannity Monday evening to
discuss the FBI's raid on Mar-a-Lago. More than 3 dozen federal agents descended on Trump's Florida residence on Monday
[8/8/2022]. An agent with a machine gun was photographed outside of Trump's compound. President Trump was not in
Florida at the time of the raid. According to the Associated Press, FBI agents were looking for classified documents
that Trump may have taken from the White House while he was president.
Trump claims FBI agents 'ransacked his dad's office' and that safe was empty. Eric Trump accused the current
administration of wanting to 'attack Biden's greatest threat' as FBI agents ransacked his father Donald Trump's office during
a raid at the former president's Mar-a-Lago home in Florida Monday morning. Donald Trump said on Monday that the
Florida home was 'under siege, raided, and occupied by a large group of FBI agents' — reportedly raided as part of an
investigation into whether he took classified documents with him when he left the White House. Hours later, Eric Trump
appeared on Hannity where he revealed he was the one who alerted his father to the raid and said his father's office was
ransacked but that agents found 'nothing in the safe.'
Rubio on Trump Raid: This Happens in 'Marxist Dictatorships'. Using government to persecute political
opponents happens in "Marxist dictatorships," Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said on Monday following news of the FBI raiding
former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago. "Using government power to persecute political opponents is something we have seen
many times from 3rd world Marxist dictatorships But never before in America," Rubio said Monday evening following the news.
Trump Jr. Reacts To FBI Raid On Mar-A-Lago. Donald Trump Jr., the eldest child of former President Donald
Trump, reacted to the FBI raid at the former president's Florida home, Mar-A-Lago, saying that the Democrats are "openly
targeting their political enemies." "[President Joe] Biden's out of control DOJ is ripping this country apart with how
they're openly targeting their political enemies," Trump stated on social media. He added that a raid on political
opponents "is what you see happen in 3rd World Banana Republics!!!"
DeSantis Slams Mar-a-Lago Raid. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) sounded off on the Federal Bureau of
Investigation's (FBI) reported execution of a search warrant of former President Donald Trump's residence at Mar-a-Lago in
Florida. "The raid of MAL is another escalation in the weaponization of federal agencies against the Regime's political
opponents, while people like Hunter Biden get treated with kid gloves," DeSantis tweeted. "Now the Regime is getting
another 87k IRS agents to wield against its adversaries? Banana Republic."
the FBI's Trump Raid, Don't Take the Bait. [Scroll down] None of this is a coincidence, and none of it
is justified. Even if Trump was in possession of some documents that needed to be archived, that is the kind of thing
that has historically been dealt with in court, not with an FBI raid, and the former president was fully cooperating to this
point. Meanwhile, Hunter Biden has been implicated in multiple federal crimes and his house hasn't been raided.
Hillary Clinton was proven to have illegally retained classified information on a private server, and her house was never
raided. This isn't about Trump not being above the law, as some on the right have naively proclaimed. It's about
a completely different set of rules being applied depending on what political ideology someone adheres to. In simpler
terms, it's about blatant corruption.
on President Trump's Florida home a wake-up call. The raid on President Trump's Florida home will go down in
history as the day America realized that Marxism has infiltrated our federal government. Biden used his Justice
Department as a weapon against a political opponent. Think about that for a moment. A sitting American president
used the DOJ like the secret police to intimidate a political opponent. We're talking Third World tactics in American
politics. According to the Associated Press, about three dozen FBI agents raided Trump's Florida home at
Mar-a-Lago. The official story is that the agents were searching for classified records believed to be in Trump's
possession from his time in the White House. In the search, it's reported that the FBI cracked a safe in the home that
turned out to be empty. The question for many is, why now for the raid? Is the Biden administration trying to
deflect from some other major event? Or was this raid an excuse to plant evidence that would disqualify Trump from
running for president in 2024?
agents raid Trump's Mar-A-Lago home. Former President Trump said Monday evening his Mar-A-Lago home in Florida
is "under siege" by a "large group" of FBI agents. "Nothing like this has ever happened to a President of the United
States before," he wrote in a statement. "After working and cooperating with the relevant Government agencies, this
unannounced raid on my home was not necessary or appropriate," Trump said.
Mar-a-Lago raid is pure political intimidation. Donald Trump announced Monday night that the FBI had raided his
home in Mar-a-Lago, marking the greatest escalation to date of the political persecution of the former president. One
would assume the bar should be exceedingly high for the Department of Justice to execute a search warrant on a man who was
previously the leader of the free world. That is not the case here. Nor, sadly, is it surprising, given the
seemingly endless fishing expedition that Biden and the Democrats have subjected Trump to over the past year and a half.