Op Ed #579 Unprecedented: FBI Agents Raid President Trump's Mar-A-Lago Home
By Capt Joseph R. John, August 10, 2022
The scales of Justice should be blind! However, the trust of the American people have in the United States System of Justice was severely damaged by the Biden/Obama administration on August 8, 2022.
For the first time in US History, in a pre-dawn 9-hour raid, under the cover of darkness, 100 heavily armed FBI Agents from the Washington Field Office and a small contingent from the Miami Field Office, with guns drawn, raided President Donald J. Trump’s personal residence at Mar-A-Lago in Florida.
A warrant was served on President Trump’s attorneys by 30 FBI Agents from the Washington Field Office to “only” search for historic presidential records for the National Archives and for classified documents. The warrant was issued by a Judicial Magistrate, not a US Federal Judge. The Magistrate, Bruce Reinhart, had previously donated to Obama’s political campaigns, represented Jeffrey Epstein, represented Jeffrey Epstein’s employees, and posted multiple negative posts on Social Media about President Trump in 2017.
The Agents refused to allow President Trump’s attorneys to observe the boxing of material that was removed from the residence and refused to allow the attorneys to remain in the air-conditioned entryway of the residence. They made them stand outside in the 91-degree hot sun, until they departed at 6:30pm. The Agents went through every room in the residence, and even rummaged for 2 hours through Melania’s clothing in her wardrobe, and also through material in her private office.
The FBI removed from 50 to 100 boxes of documents and material from the residence, without even first reviewing the documents in the boxes. The agents refused to allow President Trump’s attorneys to watch the collection of the documents. Mar-A-Largo has a skiff and authorized storage for classified documents for the former President of the United States. A sleazy safe cracker was brought into President Trump’s residence to break into his safe; the safe was empty.
The disgraceful and uncalled for raid was an attack on the US Constitution, the Rule of Law, the United States System of Justice, and the American people. In truth, the raid was a search warrant in search for something to charge President Trump with. It was a witch-hunt for any information the Biden/Obama administration could find about the January 6th event at the US Capital, to build a case on to indict President Donald J. Trump with a charge of insurrection.
There was no justification for the pre-approved raid by Obama’s Deep State Representative in the Oval Office, Ron Klain, who is also Biden’s Chief of Staff. President Donald J. Trump’s attorneys were already in negotiation about transferring certain documents to the National Archives. President Trump’s attorneys had previously turned over 15 boxes of documents. A subpoena to review and transfer certain documents could have been easily served on President Trump’s attorneys to turn over additional documents. There was no need to serve a warrant on a former US President’s personal residence in an abusive and inappropriate raid. Upon departure from the residence, the FBI Agents provided a receipt for every item and document taken.
Barrack Hussein Obama and Hillary Clinton did not turn over historical presidential records and classified documents when they left office, yet 100 FBI Agents did not raid their homes, and remove documents and material in 50 to 100 boxes. That fact is further proof of a two-tier justice system.
The upper echelons of the FBI on the sixth floor of FBI Headquarters interfered politically in three national elections in a row, filed four false FISA documents with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, supported the false Russia Collusion Hoax with Hillary Clinton’s created false dossier, tried to take down a duly elected President, and raided the personal residence of President J. Donald Trump.
The Leadership of the Bureau has negatively affected the reputation of the 12,000 very hardworking and honest FBI Agents in the field who put their lives at risk daily, have severely damaged the 114-year outstanding reputation of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and have lost the trust of most of the American people.
Justice is being weaponized by the Biden/Obama administration, there is no longer equal application under the law or justice under the law. The protection of legal rights, personal Liberties, and individual Freedoms provided to all American Citizens by the US Constitutional, is hanging in the balance, by a thread!
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Unprecedented: FBI Agents Raid Trump's Mar-A-Lago Home
Former president likens 'siege' to actions of 'third-world countries'
By Art Moore
Published August 8, 2022 at 8:08pm
Former President Trump said Monday evening his Mar-A-Lago home in Florida is "under siege" by a "large group" of FBI agents.
"Nothing like this has ever happened to a President of the United States before," he wrote in a statement.
"After working and cooperating with the relevant Government agencies, this unannounced raid on my home was not necessary or appropriate," Trump said. "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, especially based on recent polls, and who will likewise do anything to stop Republicans and Conservatives in the upcoming Midterm Elections."
Trump said that such "an assault could only take place in broken, Third-World Countries."
"Sadly, America has now become one of those Countries, corrupt at a level not seen before," Trump said.
He alleged the FBI agents broke into his safe.
"What is the difference between this and Watergate, where operatives broke into the Democrat National Committee?" he asked. "Here, in reverse, Democrats broke into the home of the 45th President of the United States."
Fox News reported Trump was in New York City at Trump Tower when the raid was carried out.
An FBI source confirmed to the news channel that FBI agents from Washington, D.C., conducted the raid.
Last week, Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, announced whistleblowers from the Washington field office allege the agent in charge of their office, Timothy Thibault, helped cover up derogatory information on the Biden family's influence peddling operation and also was "deeply involved" in the decision to open the investigation against President Trump of so-called "fake electors."
The bureau's Evidence Response Team conducted the raid and notified the Miami Field Office just before it was carried out.
Fox News said the Justice Department is probing the discovery of 15 boxes of records containing classified information allegedly taken to Mar-A-Lago at the end of presidency. Federal law prohibits the removal of classified documents to unauthorized locations.
However, it could be argued that Trump had the authority as president to declassify the documents.
Meanwhile, the House Jan. 6 committee is investigating Trump allies regarding the former president's challenge of the results of the 2020 election.
The House minority leader, Kevin McCarthy, tweeted a warning to President Biden's attorney general, Merrick Garland.
"I've seen enough," McCarthy said. "The Department of Justice has reached an intolerable state of weaponized politicization."
The GOP leader said that when Republicans "take back the House, we will conduct immediate oversight of this department, follow the facts, and leave no stone unturned."
"Attorney General Garland, preserve y0our documents and clear your calendar."
'As shocked as anybody'
Laura Trump, the wife of Trump’s son Eric, said in an interview Monday night with Fox News she spoke with her father-in-law, and he’s "as shocked as anybody" about the raid.
"Everybody from his team has been cooperating with the FBI, and there was no need to make such a big scene," she said.
The raid, she said, is about "weaponizing the justice system against somebody you do not like."
Steve Bannon, Trump’s former chief strategist, told Fox News the approval of the raid had to go up to the White House, through Garland, to Ron Klain, Biden’s chief of staff.
"This is about pure power politics," he said. "They are absolutely petrified Trump is going to announce in the next couple of weeks, win the nomination, win the White House."
Alan Dershowitz, the Harvard emeritus law professor who served as legal counsel for President Trump in his first impeachment trial, said a warrant cannot be issued if a subpoena would suffice.
The FBI, he said in an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, must have a "high level of cause demonstrating the evidence would have been destroyed."
"They darn well better have smoking gun proof," Dershowitz said, "which I don’t see happening."
Richard Grenell, former acting director of national intelligence under Trump, tweeted, "Third World dictators prosecute their political enemies."
He said President Biden "has weaponized the US government for his political purposes."
"It's outrageous," he wrote. "And creating a terrible precedent."
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., tweeted that after the raid on Mar-A-Lago, "what do you think the left plans to use those 87,000 new IRS agents for?"
His reference was to a measure to nearly double the number of employees in the agency contained in the $430 billion climate, health care and tax overhaul passed on a 51-50 party-line vote by the Senate on Sunday.