Democrats, with ample assistance from allies in the federal government’s “Deep State,” have been searching for seven years for some sort of crime for which former President Donald Trump could be convicted and thus barred from holding office.
On Monday, in obvious furtherance of that seemingly never-ending mission, the FBI executed an unprecedented search warrant on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence in Palm Beach, Florida, the Daily Wire reported.
That raid on Trump’s home, which undoubtedly was authorized or directly ordered by top officials, potentially including Attorney General Merrick Garland or even President Joe Biden, was purportedly linked to allegations that Trump unlawfully took classified documents with him to Florida when he left the White House in 2021.
More “lawlessness” and “political persecution” aimed against Trump
Former President Trump, who was at his resort in Bedminster, New Jersey, when the Mar-a-Lago raid occurred, issued a furious statement in response to what quite clearly appeared to be a politically motivated attack against him.
“These are dark times for our Nation, as my beautiful home, Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, is currently under siege, raided, and occupied by a large group of FBI agents. Nothing like this has ever happened to a President of the United States before,” Trump said.
“After working and cooperating with the relevant Government agencies, this unannounced raid on my home was not necessary or appropriate. It is prosecutorial misconduct, the weaponization of the Justice System, and an attack by Radical Left Democrats who desperately don’t want me to run for President in 2024,” he continued and likened the incident to something seen in “broken, Third World Countries” but not the United States … until now.
Trump further noted how his 2016 rival Hillary Clinton had skated with no consequences for violating the rules on classified materials even worse than he is alleged to have done and recounted the incessant attacks that have been launched against him, such as the bogus Russian collusion accusations, two impeachments, and other “political targeting at the highest level!”
“The lawlessness, political persecution, and Witch Hunt must be exposed and stopped,” the former president concluded.
All part of a concerted effort to disqualify Trump from holding office
The Associated Press reported that, according to unnamed sources, the raid on Mar-a-Lago was indeed linked to an investigation into whether Trump deliberately took classified materials with him to Florida from the White House. Those documents were reportedly forwarded to the National Archives at a later date but were supposed to have been turned over immediately after his term in office concluded.
Given that few current or former government officials are ever fully prosecuted for what is a relatively low-level violation, some have wondered what the point of this apparent full-court press on the matter truly is, and the Washington Examiner reported that a prominent Democratic attorney, Marc Elias, may have revealed the underlying reason for the FBI raid and presumptive prosecution.
Elias highlighted a provision within the relevant statute on classified records which states that anyone convicted of the crime could face a fine and imprisonment of up to three years and, with particular regard to Trump, “be disqualified from holding any office under the United States.”
Meanwhile, this is but one of several legal tracks that Trump’s political enemies are pursuing against him, according to The Hill, as Trump is also facing an assortment of investigations and lawsuits related to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and his alleged attempts to overturn the 2020 election, as well as other investigations and lawsuits aimed at his Trump Organization and other interests.