Donald Trump’s WWE match with Umaga was probably one of the best things ever shown on tv. Now we learn the Biden FBI has raided the home of WWE Executive Chairman Vince McMahon. Jack Smith and Biden’s DOJ are going after Trump allies too. This is worse than a banana republic. pic.twitter.com/ZqHcNXtaEN
— Charles R Downs (@TheCharlesDowns) August 2, 2023
By Mark Pellin
WWE Chairman Vince McMahon ranked among the victims of President Joe Biden’s politically-weaponized Justice Department targeting friends and allies of former President Donald Trump, court documents released Wednesday showed.
Last month, federal law agents served a search warrant and grand jury subpoena on the MAGA-friendly McMahon, according to a regulatory filing. McMahon is taking medical leave from his WWE post following recent spinal surgery, it was also learned.
The search warrant and subpoena Guillotine Choke that hit McMahon in July came nearly a year after federal prosecutors and Biden’s SEC started investigating McMahon over his alleged payout to a departing WWE female employee.
That was around the same time the Wall Street Journal had reported that $5 million in contributions “to Donald Trump’s charity in 2007 and 2009 were among $19.6 million in unrecorded company expenses Vince McMahon paid out before he stepped down from World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. amid misconduct allegations.”
McMahon’s MAGA ties include his wife, Linda, who served as Trump’s administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration.
In what a growing number of Republicans and conservative commentators have claimed is an effort to deflect attention from the multiple corruption allegations engulfing Biden Inc., the disclosure of McMahon’s subpoena followed a day after the Biden DOJ announced its Trump J6 indictment.
The parallels did not go unnoticed, and caused some to speculate at an even more insidious motive: putting a permanent sleeper hold on the MAGA-friendly WWE and UFC, along with their largely pro-Trump fan base.
“They came for Trump’s friend Vince McMahon and they’ll eventually come for Trump’s friend Dana White,” tweeted one commentator. White is president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship and a long-time Trump ally, who delivered rousing speeches at the 2016 and 2020 RNC and has attended multiple Trump events.