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News Reports 8/9/2022: FBI Raid of Former President Trump’s Home

Posted by FactReal on August 9, 2022

Yesterday’s news reports

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Today’s news reports (August 9, 2022)

Trump Releases Dramatic Political Video After FBI Raid at Mar-a-Lago

Trump’s Video: A Nation in Decline:

– Jonathan Turley, liberal Constitutional Law Expert:

Mark Levin: Reason Why Trump Doesn’t Release FBI Warrant
Search Warrant Or Not, Americans Have No Reason To Believe The FBI Raid On Trump’s Florida Home Was Justified:
“The court that already issued multiple falsified warrants against the former president.”
We Have No Reason To Trust The FBI
Trump Attorney: I’m Concerned the FBI Might have Planted Something (Video)
FBI: Feds Behaving Incorrigibly
The United States Government Is Behaving Like a Third World Despot
– Glenn Youngkin tweeted:

A stunning move by the DOJ and FBI.

This same DOJ labeled parents in Loudoun County as terrorists and failed to enforce federal law to protect Justices in their homes. Selective, politically motivated actions have no place in our democracy.

Judge who approved FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago once linked to Jeffrey Epstein and a Obama donor.
– Mike Davis on Judge Bruce Reinhart who approved FBI raid on Trump’s house linked to Epstein:

Judge who approved FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago once linked to Jeffrey Epstein
by @nypost’s @mirandadevine et al.”

Judge Reinhart represented Epstein’s pilots, scheduler, and his “Yugoslavian sex slave”
More about Judge Reinhart
FBI raid’s court documents: (Hat tip: TheFederalist.com)
United States v. Sealed Search Warrant (9:22-mj-08332)
District Court, S.D. Florida
Assigned To: Bruce E. Reinhart
Date Filed: Aug. 5, 2022

WSJ: Documents included Obama’s letter left to his successor and correspondence between Trump & N. Korean dictator:

Mr. Trump, who for months had been in discussions with federal officials about his presidential records, called the raid “not necessary or appropriate.” […]

The warrant refers to the Presidential Records Act and possible violation of law over handling of classified information, according to Christina Bobb, a lawyer for the former president. The warrant hasn’t been made public. […]

The showdown over documents escalated in January when the National Archives retrieved 15 boxes of documents and other items from Mar-a-Lago that Mr. Trump should have handed over to the agency at the end of his term. A person familiar with the records said they included a letter former President Barack Obama left for his successor and correspondence between Mr. Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

In June, investigators met with a pair of Trump attorneys who took them to a basement room where the boxes of materials were being stored, a person familiar with the matter said. The investigators looked around and eventually left, the person said. Mr. Trump himself was present only briefly during that visit, making small talk but answering no questions.

A separate federal law makes it a crime to conceal, remove or destroy records filed with courts or in public offices, punishable with a fine and up to three years in prison. Government employees convicted of breaking that statute can also be disqualified from holding any federal office. That penalty wouldn’t apply to Mr. Trump if he were found to have violated the statute, some legal experts said, because the Constitution dictates the qualifications a presidential candidate must have, and Congress can’t add new ones.

Charges under either statute are relatively uncommon, lawyers said.

WAPO: ‘Cocktail Napkin,’ ‘Letters,’ Taken from Trump Residence in Previous Search
(Also: Maps, talking points, birthday dinner menu, etc.)

Fox News reporter David Spunt at the start of today’s show ‘Special Report with Bret Baier’ listed key events per authorities:

– January 2021: Trump allegedly leaves White House with documents
– Late 2021: National Archives reaches out to Trump team about missing potentially classified information.
– January 2022: Trump team voluntarily gives National Archives 15 missing boxes.
– June 2022: High-level DOJ officials meet at Mar-A-Lago with Trump lawyers. Trump stops by meeting as negotiations continue.
– June – August 2022: Negotiations break down after perceived lack of Trump team cooperation.
– August 2022: Affidavit submitted, warrant signed, FBI search executed.

– Jonathan Turley, constitutional lawyer, commented to Bret Baier:

“It’s unclear why [the FBI] took this course of action [raiding Trump’s home] when they could have used less-intrusive means [i.e., subpoena]. You keep in mind, of course, [Trump] is the former opponent of the current president and the likely future opponent of the current president.”

– Bret Baier: The FBI searched “Mar-A-Lago on the anniversary of the day Richard Nixon resigned from office” (August 8, 1974).

Report: FBI Agents Searched Through Melania Trump’s Wardrobe During Mar-a-Lago Raid
Here’s the lowdown on the FBI raid of Trump’s home….and more!
Dinesh D’Souza interviewed Trump attorney Christina Bobb who was present during the FBI raid:

Dinesh examines the ramifications and motivations behind the Biden DOJ raiding the home of the leading figure of the opposition, Donald Trump. Trump lawyer Christina Bobb joins Dinesh to give a first-hand account of what happened. Dinesh considers the response of leading Republicans to this unprecedented raid, arguing that it’s time for new GOP leadership. Dinesh and Debbie discuss a Republican strategy in 2022 and 2024 that involves dismantling and defunding the Deep State.

UPDATE: It seems YouTube deleted that video, but Dinesh uploaded it on Rumble:

FLASHBACK: Some Democrats who praised Mar-a-Lago raid previously slammed Trump for trying to ‘weaponize’ DOJ
(Democrats mentioned: Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff, Pramila Jayapal, Jamie Raskin)

Trump ally Rep. Scott Perry says the FBI seized his cellphone one day after Mar-a-Lago raid

Clinton Lawyer: FBI Raid is to Stop Trump’s Political Career:

Marc Elias, Democrat lawyer, tweeted yesterday reason behind the FBI raid of Trump’s home: “Whoever, having the custody of any such record…shall forfeit his office and be disqualified from holding any office under the United States.” It was reported that the FBI were looking for some “classified documents” at Trump’s Mar-A-Lago home.


Former President Trump’s Full Statement Re: FBI Raid of His Mar-A-Lago Home


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