Ron DeSantis Sharply Criticizes FBI Raid of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Residence
The FBI showed its true tyrannical colors on August 8, 2022 after it raided the Mar-a-Lago residence of former President Donald Trump. According to Tyler Durden of ZeroHedge, this raid was conducted “reportedly in connection with materials Trump brought with him after leaving office.”
“The raid of MAL is another escalation in the weaponization of federal agencies against the Regime’s political opponents, while people like Hunter Biden get treated with kid gloves,” proclaimed DeSantis. “Now the Regime is getting another 87k IRS agents to wield against its adversaries? Banana Republic.”
Durden added that Trump supporters have started to gather around Mar-a-Lago.
Earlier in the day, Trump made a post on Truth Social where he stated that his Florida home, Mar-a-Lago is “currently under siege, raided, and occupied by a large group of FBI agents.” Trump described this raid as an action that “could only take place in broken, Third-World Countries.” He also believes that the FBI arrived unannounced and its action was politically motivated.
Trump’s full statement on his Truth Social account read as follows:
Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America
These are dark times for our Nation, as my beautiful home, Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, is currently under siege, raided, and occupied by a large group of FBI agents. Nothing like this has ever happened to a President of the United States before. After working and cooperating with the relevant Government agencies, this unannounced raid on my home was not necessary or appropriate. 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. 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. They even broke into my safe! What is the difference between this and Watergate, where operatives broke into the Democrat National Committee? Here, in reverse, Democrats broke into the home of the 45th President of the United States.
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!
Hillary Clinton was allowed to delete and acid wash 33,000 E-mails AFTER they were subpoenaed by Congress. Absolutely nothing has happened to hold her accountable. She even took antique furniture, and other items from the White House.
I stood up to America’s bureaucratic corruption, I restored power to the people, and truly delivered for our Country, like we have never seen before. The establishment hated it. Now, as they watch my endorsed candidates win big victories, and see my dominance in all polls, they are trying to stop me, and the Republican Party, once more. The lawlessness, political persecution, and Witch Hunt must be exposed and stopped.
I will continue to fight for the Great American People!
Local reporters covered the raid and claimed that the FBI executed a search warrant at Mar-a-Lago. The local media claimed that “They [FBI agents] just left,” although it isn’t clear what the search was about.
According to the New York Times, the pretext for this raid consisted of the following:
The search, according to two people familiar with the investigation, appeared to be focused on material that Mr. Trump had brought with him to Mar-a-Lago, his private club and residence, after he left the White House. Those boxes contained many pages of classified documents, according to a person familiar with their contents.
Mr. Trump delayed returning 15 boxes of material requested by officials with the National Archives for many months, only doing so when there became a threat of action being taken to retrieve them.
Let’s not beat around the bush. This was a politically-motivated raid. At the Conservative Political Action Conference Texas, Trump resoundingly won the straw poll picking up 69% of the vote among conference attendees for their favorite candidate in the 2024 elections. All things being equal, Trump would be on his way to winning the election in 2024, in large part due to his immigration patriot platform, realist foreign policy, and willingness to confront the politically correct mob.
The administrative state is clearly trying to bar Donald Trump from running for re-election, thereby depriving voters of a nationalist option in the 2024 election.
Now is the time for Republicans to rise to the occasion.
The abolition of the FBI must become an integral part of any serious America First Republican’s political platform. This unaccountable government agency works against Middle American interests and is a key component of the permanent Deep State that undermines our civil liberties.
The time for half-measures is over. Republicans must go to war against the administrative state.
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