Donald Trump is absolutely correct to question whether the FBI had nefarious intentions by raiding his Mar-a-Lago home.
They know as well as everyone paying attention that Trump did nothing wrong by keeping personal letters and other White House mementos following his first term. Barack Obama did far worse during his attempt to “digitize” presidential records.
Regardless, the raid raised serious questions and highlighted the rampant political corruption in the D.C. Swamp.
Former President Donald Trump openly pondered Wednesday whether FBI agents planted evidence during their search of his Mar-a-Lago resort Monday.
Trump underscored that there were no witnesses to observe the FBI’s behavior, noting that the FBI instructed people at the resort, including his lawyers, to steer clear of the premises as agents conducted the search. Many conservatives showed concern that the FBI might plant evidence at Trump’s resort.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich also asserted that he has “no idea” whether agents planted evidence at the resort during an interview with conservative commentator Charlie Kirk. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene also said there was an “extremely high probability that the FBI planted ‘evidence'” against Trump.
I think there is an extremely high probability that the FBI planted “evidence” against President Trump.
Otherwise WHY would they NOT allow his attorneys or anyone watch them while they conducted their unprecedented raid?
They know the consequences of an empty handed power move. pic.twitter.com/zQ9ptmtFw6
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) August 10, 2022
Trump’s remarks follow similar concerns about evidence-planting from some of his allies. Trump lawyer Alina Habba said during an interview with Fox News’s Jesse Watters she was “concerned” about evidence-planting.
On Monday, Trump revealed that FBI agents swarmed his Mar-a-Lago home while executing a search warrant. During the raid, they cracked open his safe and spent hours searching his property, per Trump’s statement on the raid. Trump decried the raid as a mark of “dark and dangerous times for America.”
Eric Trump subsequently told Fox News he was informed the raid was tied to a Justice Department investigation of his father’s alleged mishandling of classified material. He also noted that nothing was in the safe that the FBI opened.
In January, the National Archives and Records Administration collected about 15 boxes of material from his Mar-a-Lago resort it claimed were presidential records. Classified information was found in the document trove, so the National Archives referred the matter to the DOJ, which commenced an inquiry, David Ferriero, the archivist of the United States at the time, told Congress.
The D.C. Swamp is only invigorating Donald Trump’s base and energizing his supporters like never before. The Deep State has essentially created a martyr out of Trump, a move they will soon regret.
Author: Asa McCue