The August 8 raid on Trump’s Mar-A-Lago residence didn’t respond to a crime.
The Biden regime and undemocratic Dems searched for criminality by inventing one to prevent Trump from seeking reelection in 2024.
Planned and executed in breach of the rule of law, it’s how all police states operate — by their own rules extrajudicially.
What the Biden regime calls its “rules-based order” on all things domestic and geopolitical, flagrantly breaches international and US constitutional law.
The Mar-A-Lago raid is one among countless regularly occurring examples.
According to Judicial Watch president, Tom Fitton:
The FBI raid on Mar-A-Lago was a “wild abuse of power.”
He believes that dubiously charging Trump with violating the long ago outdated 1917 Espionage Act won’t hold up in judicial proceedings.
Citing an unnamed National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) attorney, “presidential possession (of government documents) presumptively makes (them declassified and) personal.”
Trump isn’t the first former US president to have government documents and related materials in his possession after leaving office.
Obama did the same thing. So did Clinton.
He reportedly kept recorded conversations with other world leaders after leaving the White House in January 2001.
And this from Fitton:
Biden regime AG, Garland, has until 5PM Monday EDT to explain in court his alleged justification for the Mar-A-Lago raid and what materials were seized.
What was taken was declassified.
The raid was “a scam…feds…looking for (nonexistent) classified material.”
Trump justifiably wants what was taken returned.
Fitton added the following:
“My guess is the FBI will have all kinds of (bogus) excuses for not behaving like a normal law enforcement operation.”
“In this case, (it) involved (a) former (US) president,” an unprecedented action in the republic’s history.
“The raid should have never happened. It was a political raid. No legitimate justification for it” existed.
What happened was planned well in advance by various Biden regime hardliners, not Garland alone.
On Saturday, White House press secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre, turned reality on its head by the following Big Lie, saying:
“No one at the White House was given a heads-up” on the raid (sic), falsely adding:
Federal agents found “top secret” (and) “sensitive compartmented information” materials at Trump’s Florida home (sic).
As a previous article explained, everything in his possession was declassified.
There was no breach of the Espionage Act or any other US law.
According to a YouGov August 9 – 12 poll, 56% of respondents called US government agencies untrustworthy or very untrustworthy.
Only one-third (33%) expressed trust in these agencies.
Commenting on Garland’s defiance of reality claim that the DOJ would have been less intrusive if possible, Law Professor Jonathan Turley said the following:
Options other than a (police state) raid “were not just possible but obvious, including use of a second subpoena.”
“(E)ven if a raid was necessary, it is not clear why the DOJ would descend upon Mar-a-Lago with such a massive show of force rather than send a few agents over with the warrant.”
And if the Justice Department and FBI “believed that there was nuclear-related information in the resort, it certainly did not seem to move with dispatch.”
“The last communication, according to the Trump team, was in June.”
“Even after securing a warrant, there was reportedly a delay in executing” it — a clear show of non-urgency.
And if the Biden regime believed that Trump had nuclear and/or other top secret material in his possession that he failed to declassify, why didn’t the White House or DOJ simply request its return.
Turley also explained that federal agents unjustifiably seized boxes with “attorney-client privileged and potentially executive privileged material” last Monday, adding:
Claiming to be “seeking potential national security information, critics alleged that the real purpose was to gather evidence that could be used against Trump in a prosecution over his (nonexistent) role in” what happened on January 6, 2021.
Pre-planned events of the day were staged by undemocratic Dems to assure that their usurpation of power would stick.
There’s just cause to hold Trump accountable for many domestic and geopolitical actions during his time in office.
A pre-planned and orchestrated January 6, 2021 riot on Capitol Hill by Dems — with likely CIA involvement — wasn’t one of them.
Turley noted the DOJ’s “deeply disturbing…history of…misleading or lying to courts in prior Trump-related investigations” — as well as in countless other instances.
The FBI notoriously operates in Gestapo-like fashion — proved time again by its flagrant abuses of power.
The agency colluded with the DNC and Hillary to try framing Trump for what he had nothing to do with.
At the same time, former FBI director, Comey, whitewashed Hillary’s criminality, failing to hold her accountable – serious wrongdoing enough to send ordinary people to prison with stiff sentences.
Ordinary Americans are held to one standard, privileged ones another.
So-called US justice is whatever powerful figures want it to be. Rule of law principles don’t matter.
DOJ inspector general, Michael Horowitz, earlier found evidence of FBI “willingness” to damage Trump’s presidential campaign when James Comey served as director.
In response at the time, JW’s Fitton said that clear evidence found by Horowitz “destroyed the credibility of the Department of Justice and the FBI.”
Their police state raid on Trump’s Florida residence is the latest example of how they extrajudicially abuse power with impunity.
A Final Comment
Senator Rand Paul tweeted the following:
“The espionage act was abused from the beginning to jail (legitimate) dissenters of WWI.”
“It is long past time to repeal this egregious affront to the 1st Amendment.”
Former college professor and Princeton University president, then US president, Woodrow Wilson, signed the infamous 1917 Espionage Act into law — what he should have condemned and rejected instead.