Federal agents have officially inched the United States closer to another civil war.
Former President Donald Trump is facing unprecedented attacks from several factions within the federal government, including Congress, the DOJ, and now apparently the FBI.
Former President Donald Trump said Monday night that the FBI had “raided” his home in Mar-a-Lago, claiming they even “broke into [his] safe.”
Trump posted this on Truth Social an hour ago. 👀 pic.twitter.com/n6tlfOmwG0
— Daniel Bostic (@debostic) August 9, 2022
The raid appears to be related to boxes of materials Trump brought back with him to his resort in Florida after leaving office, sources confirmed to the New York Times and CNN. The National Archives said presidential records in 15 boxes obtained from Mar-a-Lago earlier this year included materials marked as classified national security information. The agency also noted that the Justice Department had been notified.
Trump released a statement on his Truth Social account as the raid was underway.
“These are dark times for our Nation…” Trump began.
45: The political persecution of President Donald J. Trump has been going on for years, with the now fully debunked Russia, Russia, Russia Scam, Impeachment Hoax #1, Impeachment Hoax #2, and so much more, it just never ends. It is political targeting at the highest level! pic.twitter.com/03Mbm1ay6V
— Taylor Budowich (@TayFromCA) August 8, 2022
The FBI notified Secret Service that a warrant would be executed, and Secret Service agents facilitated access to the resort but did not take part in the search itself.. A senior White House official told CBS News the president’s team had no prior notice of the raid, with some West Wing staff learning of it on social media.
You mean to tell us the President of the United States had ZERO prior knowledge that federal law enforcement agents would be executing a search warrant on the Former President, who is already under investigation and under attack by nearly everyone? Sure!
Trump was not in Florida at the time of the raid. According to his son Eric, the two were in Manhattan at Trump Tower, watching the raid on TV while remaining in constant contact with lawyers who were on the scene.
The National Achieves already retrieved several boxes of presidential records from Mar-a-Lago in January. The search warrant which allowed FBI agents to raid Trump’s home was based on additional records the agency claims Trump refused to turn over.
Those records include correspondence with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, a letter left by former President Barack Obama for Trump in the Oval Office, and letters from various world leaders. Trump’s legal team has said on multiple occasions the documents were not kept for nefarious reasons and are merely being collected as personal mementos.
David Ferriero, the archivist of the United States, told Congress in a letter in February that the agency had asked representatives of Trump to continue searching for other presidential documents.
The Presidential Records Act of 1978 requires presidential administrations to preserve certain documents. There are no clear penalties for presidents that violate the law, though different laws govern how classified information must be handled.
Just days after Donald Trump spoke publicly about America’s ‘Deep State’ problem, federal law enforcement agents executed a raid on the Former President’s south Florida home.
To say this won’t end well would be the understatement of the century.
Author: Monica Hedren