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Why the Raid on Trump’s Home?
A lot of people have been speculating as to the purpose of the FBI raid of the Mar-a-Lago estate. The government leaked reasons for the raid, such as possessing documents that were property of the National Archives. no, really they were the nuclear codes, and, no really-really, possessing documents for espionage on behalf of foreign powers. But Trump was suing people based on the fraudulent and destructive Russia collusion narrative. He needed these documents as proof of the nefarious doings and dealing of a lot of people:
DONALD J. TRUMP,
HILLARY R. CLINTON, HFACC, INC.,
DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE,
DNC SERVICES CORPORATION, PERKINS
COIE, LLC, MICHAEL SUSSMANN, MARC
ELIAS, DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ,
CHARLES HALLIDAY DOLAN, JR., JAKE
SULLIVAN, JOHN PODESTA, ROBERT E.
MOOK, PHILLIPE REINES, FUSION GPS,
GLENN SIMPSON, PETER FRITSCH,
NELLIE OHR, BRUCE OHR, ORBIS
BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE, LTD.,
CHRISTOPHER STEELE, IGOR DANCHENKO,
NEUSTAR, INC., RODNEY JOFFE, JAMES
COMEY, PETER STRZOK, LISA PAGE,
KEVIN CLINESMITH, ANDREW MCCABE,
JOHN DOES 1 THROUGH 10 (said names
being fictious and unknown persons), and
ABC CORPORATIONS 1 THROUGH 10 (said
names being fictitious and unknown entities),…
Funny that. The closely tailored warrant was written to search for “Any government and/or Presidential Records created between January 20, 2017 and January 20, 2021.” In other words, every single document (as well as declassified documents that bore the old classification imprint), every correspondence, photo, napkin, menu — everything — produced during the entire four years of Trump’s term.
This would include all the concrete evidence including declassified documents, texts, phone messages, recordings, photographs, memos, and notes, created by the US government in the process of perpetrating the so-called Russia hoax, that Trump possessed to prove his case in his law suit above.
If Trump had documents for that purpose at his home (rather than in his attorney’s office), he would be a fool. But who knows whether he did or not,
The DOJ is attempting to declare damnatio memoriae on the Trump presidency.
Sandy Burger only made off with some meeting notes. This time they are going for everything.
(Is that over the top? Yeah. They’ll only dispense with the incriminating bits. Not the ones that incriminate Trump of course; just everyone else.)
Flicker, I think you nailed it.
Since they only got 33 boxes of stuff after something like 9 hours of looking, and we have yet to hear about any seriously damaging evidence which the DOJ/FBI perps couldn’t have resisted crowing about by now, perhaps we can conclude that their illegal search failed.
I don’t know if it is possible but I would like to see Merrick Garland et al at the DOJ and Christopher Wray et al at the FBI added as defendants to that lawsuit so they could be deposed in discovery. Enduring another 2 1/2 years of this will be a gut wrenching hell, and it won’t matter whether the Big Fella is in office or not.
Well, the documents were safe from everyone but the FBI. And I doubt that the FBI is daunted by their being in the possession of and stored by any attorney.
This would explain a couple of things.
1.) Why the raid was uncharacteristically…furtive. Without, for instance, a pre-positioned press-corps lined up for the most favorable camera angles when the boxes marked “classified” were carried out. (Members of the Mar-A-Lago staff didn’t even realize the raid was happening, having mistaken FBI agents for Secret Service). It was Trump who notified the world of what had gone down.
2.) Why the White House is claiming ignorance: Ol’ Joe had to risk looking like an out-of-the-loop incompetent doofus because the alternative was that he’d signed off on an effort to hide or destroy evidence.
The FBI did enter wearing backpacks. Could be water, energy bars, and TP, or computer access hardware, or it could have been the plans for the attack on the Capitol, autographed “I love this plan! Beautiful! — signed Donald J. Trump.”
I put it lightly, but they might have planted anything, and it wouldn’t matter how credible it is, either. It’s all PR and propaganda for the Press.
The flip side of that, @Flicker is that whatever they present as evidence won’t be accepted as such by half the country. Unless Trump himself were to admit “Oops, yeah, that nuke was in Melania’s underwear drawer, my bad…” I would personally assume it was planted.
Yeah. But aside from Trump’ nuke, seriously, I think some think that the Left never really messes up. Others seem to think the Left never thinks anything through and bungles everything. But looking at what you just wrote, you point out that they lost any last bit of credibility with half the American people. And Garland looked sick and quite scared when he gave his press conference — except for when he was extolling the uncommon virtue of the all the country’s individual FBI agents — he looked pretty morally confident there. Do you think this was a particularly egregious tactical error, or do you think the FBI, et al, accomplished well what they set out to do?
To me, it seems like they really do not want Trump’s lawsuit regarding half the personnel at alphabet agencies plus Hillary Clinton to reach the judicial system.
And if that’s true, then taking the documents had nothing to do with spying, or national security, or preservation of documents, but was entirely self-serving.
If that’s the case, I hope they made copies.
That’s a good thought. One would think they had. But who knows. Perhaps having copying of them is what the stoolie was reporting, and that caused the raid. If they really were trying to wipe out all the documentation, they would have to do get second and third copies in person, rather than just requesting the government generated docs.
If they’re smart they have multiple copies in various locations.
I don’t care if he did.
He was the recipient as were others. They wouldn’t be the only copies. The originator has them. An inventory would be damning to the FBI.
There is a theory going around in some quarters that Trump has played and set up Garland.
It goes something like this:
A. Trump let the “mole” whomever that was to see “classified” documents and let them know they were important, and perhaps they “illegally” hidden or some such.
B. Mole tells Garland.
C. Garland orders raid thinking he has got Trump.
D. But Trump’s attorney in the “33 boxes” has put embarrassing, formally classified information implicating Biden, Hillary, Brennan, Comey, Mueller, and the whole Mueller Gang et al in the Hurricane Crossfire Fraud.
E. Then Trump demands that all the contents of all the 33 boxes be made public to exonerate himself ( which he has done) thereby making public the lurid details of Hurricane Crossfire in a very big way.
Here’s hoping! Or some other sweet trap.
I think Garland was trying to hide behind the presumed decency and courage of the FBI agents. To pretend to be defending law enforcement officers—“standing with!” —as if they needed to be cloaked in his moral virtues when it was so obviously the other way around. Pathetic.
They (you know, those people) saw Trump wasn’t the overwhelming super-favorite nominee for 2024 and wanted to push him over the top. Because they still see him as the weak candidate, they propelled to the 2016 nomination with all of the free media attention. Probably the only thing more they could do for him is to very publicly arrest him and assign a regiment to guard him in a cell on Elba. They think they are discouraging the man and he is loving it. They think they are scaring us and all they’ve accomplished is to impress on low information voters that this is Gotham City from Batman Returns and they are eating live fish and drooling ebon (yes, ebon all you maggoty bigots out there) spittle during televised speeches.
[Insert your favorite Trump jig animation here.]
And when they finally have him killed (it’s not as if they haven’t already tried) the de Santis will rise as the most powerful American political figure of the 21st Century. Oh! To be privileged to live in these halcyon days!
In the meantime, I encourage all of you with the wherewithal to donate generously to your local shelters and food banks. The Biden boom with it’s “Zero” inflation is ripping through our neighborhoods and families like a horseman of the Apocalypse.
Happy Lord’s Day.
Like Garland would suddenly cast off the yoke of his demons and yield the actual 33 boxes versus phonies cobbled by his “virtuous” FBI henchmen.
The Movie Fight Club is talking about converting movies to musicals a few threads over. I feel like I woke up in an opera this morning, and a production so poorly produced that Nancy is the fat lady and the joke is she will never sing. The karens screech offstage like wounded banshees over not being guaranteed a right to murder their children (and let’s just take a moment of silence for the plight of the children of karens) at any age for any reason. The Jan 6 committee and hangers on stage right, audience left, each reciting their own brazenly slanderous speech giving rise to an endless but utterly repellent cacophony, and an orange man on audience right, stage left, absorbing all manner of blows while the audience awaits the famous closing crescendo, the Jig of the Orange Man.
Conduct yourselves with honor, history is watching.
… and then the FBI announces that they can’t find the boxes. They’ll probably end up in the same warehouse as Hunter’s laptop, the material they took off Epstein’s island, and the Ark of the Covenant.
Could you say this a little more colorfully, please?
I know. I’m just so somber and depressed today. Didn’t mean to bring the room down. Sorry.
I’m not good with irony, and perhaps I wasn’t clear. The above is brilliant.
“It’s not over until the Orange Man jigs?”
Who has the movie rights?
Go be a Democrat now, Normie.
AEI is supposed to be a conservative think tank. Norm fails at the first two, but he is most definitely in the tank.