by Don Surber
Call it the tale of two raids. One that happened but shouldn’t have, the other that should have happened but didn’t.
In August, the FBI — armed with a general warrant — seized 11,000 items from President Donald Trump’s not-so humble abode in Mar-a-Lago, knowing that he was in New York City at the time.
It was another abuse of power by the FBI — likely at the behest of Barack Hussein Obama again. He had ordered the FBI in 2016 to spy on The Donald. The FBI sent a Russian honeypot to Trump Tower in an attempt to justify the spying. After being turned down for a FISA warrant in June (a rarity) the FBI gained permission in October.
The Mar-a-Lago raid titillated the press. Their side was winning.
The Washington Post declared, “FBI searched Trump’s home to look for nuclear documents and other items, sources say.”
The over-the-top hysteria by the Post had Matt Drudge — who in light of Twittergate likely also was on the FBI payroll — blathering about nuclear codes.
The Post said, “Material about nuclear weapons is especially sensitive and usually restricted to a small number of government officials, experts said. Publicizing details about U.S. weapons could provide an intelligence road map to adversaries seeking to build ways of countering those systems. And other countries might view exposing their nuclear secrets as a threat, experts said.
“One former Justice Department official, who in the past oversaw investigations of leaks of classified information, said the type of top-secret information described by the people familiar with the probe would probably cause authorities to try to move as quickly as possible to recover sensitive documents that could cause grave harm to U.S. security.”
The hypocrisy was thicker than a liberal’s head. The Post cited anonymous sources while quoting David Laufman who investigated previous leaks. Given how rare leak prosecutions are, Laufman is either incompetent or in on the game.
At any rate, Laufman said, “If the FBI and the Department of Justice believed there were top-secret materials still at Mar-a-Lago, that would lend itself to greater ‘hair-on-fire’ motivation to recover that material as quickly as possible.”
Hair was on fire because the bureau was trying once again to discredit President Trump ahead of the election. The FBI confiscated everything that was not tied down. The press called the items documents, but they included the president’s passports, apparel, photographs and 1,693 newspapers, magazines and clippings.
I know. I counted them.
The FBI did not raid the president’s residence to retrieve nuclear codes or any other state secrets. Instead, the FBI took 11,000 items wanted by the National Archives and Records Administration of the United States — a bureaucracy created by FDR — to display presidential documents and other paraphernalia. At best, 100 of the documents — a mere 1% — were once classified. As president, Trump had the power to de-classify them and he did.
This was not a threat to national security. This was a bureaucratic busybody who took to the FBI her attempt to strip President Trump of his memorabilia.
The press made it seem like President Trump was a thief. The press engaged in speculation, not journalism.
After the raid, Isaac Chotiner of the New Yorker wrote, “On Monday, F.B.I. agents searched the Florida home of former President Donald Trump, possibly commencing a new phase in the legal scrutiny that he has faced since leaving office. According to the Times, the search concerned classified material that Trump removed from the White House and took to Mar-a-Lago. What remains unclear is whether they found any information related to attempts by Trump and his allies to overturn the results of the 2020 Presidential election.
So they waited MONTHS and until Trump wasn’t around to raid Mar a Lago. Yeah. Right. You can absolutely bet that if there were any “Top Secret” documents or nuclear secrets, that would have been leaked long ago. Why did the FBI prevent any of Trump’s attorneys from being witness to what was taken? Was that so, later, when convenient, anything the FBI wants to include in what they took could be slipped in? The moron Johnson could make the incredulous accusation that idiot Biden’s stolen documents were “planted” but that possibility truly exists in Trump’s case.
What the hell would Trump want with “nuclear secrets”? To sell? He’s a f**king billionaire; why would he risk everything to sell secrets? And who could he trust to sell them to that wouldn’t be involved in a sting operation? Trump put sanctions on everyone that would have wanted them; any one of them would love to turn on him and expose him to the world. Get outta here.
What Trump had and wanted was “Crossfire Hurricane” documents that proved the FBI used a made up story to try and have Trump removed from office and despite knowing every bit of it was false, they pursued it and leaked it trying to develop a case for SOMETHING. The FBI wanted those back. It’s no coincidence that everyone the DOJ gets involved in any of this is always a Democrat political hack and worm.
But idiot Biden; he’s been a money grubbing greedy and corrupt piece of shit his entire life.
I can imagine joe’s Top Secret documents are all (to the extent possible) being replaced with innoculous ones by his law team and even his so-called special counsel.
Meanwhile, back at Mar A Lago, someone placed additional papers and empty folders (no doubt from one of those voluminous backpacks the fbi all wore into the place.)
And for what? Just a photo op that wasn’t backed up by facts so the judge told the fbi to pound sand.
As one who had a secret clearance in the past, this whole Car-a-Lago thing (Trump’s is a nothingburger because he, as POTUS, can declassify anything and the docs were secured and guarded AND VP Joe couldn’t and “locked garages” don’t count because he’d leave the door open to cruise the neighborhood) would be to know who checked out the Biden-held documents. Only THAT person is responsible, period.
The adherence to classified doc security procedures shown by high-govt officials (House members, Biden) is atrocious. 2-tier law is permanently installed in Amerika. 🙁
Idiot Biden could have locked his garage with chain and padlock; the security threat was within, by the name of HUNTER. And Hunter had full and unfettered access to the documents (with NO security clearance whatsoever) both at pedo-central and the “think” tank office (think tank… yeah, right).
Before they investigate, the first thing they should do, if they can, is cut the funding to the special counsel who was appointed. One, it is a waste of tax dollars to fund an “investigation” when the results were predetermined probably as far back as when the first documents were discovered. That’s what happens when a corrupt, compromised AG who heads a corrupt, compromised department appoints a corrupt, compromised SC to “investigate” a corrupt, compromised politician. Two, it allows the corrupt, compromised DOJ and FBI to argue (laughably) that they aren’t the corrupt, compromised entities that they are because they are “investigating” this. Don’t give them the opportunity. Lastly, the “investigation” will provide yet another “reason” for these shitbags to use as to why they can’t release documents for the investigation. They’ll simply say that the documents are part of an “ongoing investigation” and can’t be released.