Up-date (2053ET): Fl Governor Ron DeSantis (R) came out with a blistering reaction to the Monday FBI raid on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence, apparently in connection with materials Trump introduced with him after departing office.
“ The raid of MAL can be another escalation in the weaponization of federal firms against the Regime’s political competitors , while people such as Hunter Biden get treated with kid gloves, ” said DeSantis. “ Now the Regime is getting another 87k IRS agents to wield against its adversaries? Clown Republic. ”
Trump supporters have begun collecting outside Mar-a-Lago .
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Moments ago, Donald Trump – who is nevertheless banned by Twitter – published a statement upon Truth Social in which he or she said that his Florida house, Mar A Lago is definitely “ currently below siege, raided, and filled by a large group of FBI agents “, a good assault which according to Trump “ could only occur in broken, Third-World Countries. ” He is probably right. This individual also claims the Fed’s presence was unannounced and the reason was politically inspired.
His full declaration posted on his Truth Social account is below:
Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the
United States of America
These are dark occasions for our Nation, as my beautiful home, Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, happens to be under siege, raided, plus occupied by a large number of FBI agents. Nothing like it has ever happened to a President of the United States before. After working and cooperating with the related Government agencies, this unannounced raid on my home was not necessary or suitable. It is prosecutorial misconduct, the weaponization from the Justice System, and a trigger by Radical Left Democrats who desperately don’t need me to run for Chief executive in 2024, especially depending on recent polls, and who will likewise do anything to quit Republicans and Conservatives in the upcoming Midterm Elections . Such an assault could only take place in broken, Third-World Countries. Sadly, America has now turn out to be one of those Countries, corrupt at a level not seen before. They even broke straight into my safe! What is the difference between this and Watergate, where operatives broke in to the Democrat National Committee? Here, in reverse, Democrats broke into the home of the 45th President of the United States.
The particular political persecution of Leader Donald J. Trump has been going on for years, with the right now fully debunked Russia, Russia, Russia Scam, Impeachment Scam #1, Impeachment Hoax #2, and so much more, it just by no means ends. It is political concentrating on at the highest level!
Hillary Clinton had been allowed to delete and acid wash 33, 000 Emails AFTER they were subpoenaed by Congress. Absolutely nothing has happened to hold her accountable. The girl even took antique furniture, and other items from the White-colored House.
I stood up to America’s bureaucratic corruption, I restored power to the people, and truly shipped for our Country, like we now have never seen before. The particular establishment hated it. Right now, as they watch my endorsed candidates win big wins, and see my dominance in every polls, they are trying to quit me, and the Republican Party, once more. The lawlessness, political persecution, and Witch Quest must be exposed and ceased.
I will keep fight for the Great American Individuals!
Local reporters confirmed the raid, saying the FBI executed a search warrant at Mar-a-Lago. “ They just left, ” although it isn’t clear what the search was about.
Social media was predictably full of kneejerk reactions.
According to the New York Times :
The search, according to two people familiar with the investigation, appeared to be focused on material that Mr. Trump had brought along with him to Mar-a-Lago, their private club and residence, after he left the White House. Those boxes contained many pages of classified documents, according to an individual familiar with their contents.
Mr. Trump postponed returning 15 boxes of material requested by authorities with the National Archives for several months, only doing so whenever there became a danger of action being taken to retrieve them.
As Techno Fog notes , the particular politics of the search can not be ignored. If the New York Instances is to be believed, Trump’s purported crime – the hold off of returning materials – could have been resolved in another manner not involving raiding his home and breaking open a personal safe. Without doubt the search is an escalation by a desperate Regime faced with their own failures at home and abroad.
This doesn’t necessarily mean there wasn’t one more for the search. Could it have to do with the DOJ’s ongoing January 6 probe (although, given the politicization of Biden’s DOJ, that is no guarantee)? Maybe not, but it could be too soon to tell. Last week there was clearly reporting that a federal great jury investigating January six had issued subpoenas to the Trump White House Counsel, Pat Cipollone, and his top deputy, Patrick Philbin.
According to the author, it is possible that the roadmap for the DOJ comes from the January 6 Committee, “ which has put out the thin gruel of purported criminal costs against Trump, alleging he or she and others, including attorney Steve Eastman, could be charged with”:
- Obstruction of an Official Proceeding (18 USC 1512(c)(2)); and
- Conspiracy to Defraud the United States (18 USC 371).
All these counts, as well as the DOJ’s quest for Trump and his attorneys plus advisors, amounts to the criminalization of politics, or because Technofog puts it, “ quarrels of law that might fall short in the courts are now prosecutable offenses. Attempts to delay a vote count depending on novel, and not corrupt, interpretations of the law can put you in prison. Issues surrounding the counting associated with state results or whether or not the Vice President can will not count electoral votes is really a matter to be decided with the civil or political procedure, not through charges through vindictive opponents. ”
Meanwhile, we are nevertheless waiting for an official comment: