The FBI raid on former President Donald Trump’s home remains a hot topic of conversation on social media and the airwaves. The Bureau has not yet provided additional details about the matter, and they are unlikely to do so any time soon. But critics from the right and left have pointed out that the agency’s actions are coming off as politically motivated, and there are plenty of reasons why so many are suspicious.
For starters, the FBI has demonstrated an apparent level of bias when it comes to the high-profile individuals it targets. Remember the Hillary Clinton email scandal? Even though she did not bother to turn over the emails on her private server, the Bureau didn’t even come close to raiding her home. In fact, then FBI Director James Comey publicly exonerated her shortly before the 2016 election.
Clinton isn’t the only one who enjoys the privilege of engaging in corrupt activity without having to fear consequences. Hunter Biden, President Joe Biden’s son, has engaged in all kinds of shady conduct. Despite attempts on the part of social media and the activist press to suppress the story initially, Hunter’s laptop has still seen much daylight. Now, reports suggest that the federal investigation into his business activities is reaching a critical point. But realistically, nobody actually believes Hunter will face any consequences even if it is found that he committed a crime.
Then, there is also the fact that the Bureau has been gunning for Trump since 2016. Not only did they falsify a FISA warrant to spy on Carter Page, a member of the former president’s campaign team, they even participated in perpetuating the Russia collusion hoax to deceptively besmirch Trump. Even though agents knew Christopher Steele’s dossier had been largely debunked, they still used it to obtain the warrant used to spy on Page.
Even worse, remember when former FBI agents Lisa Page and Peter Strzok were found to have been using their positions to prevent Trump from becoming president? This appeared to be only a microcosm of what many agents were up to when it came to attacking the former chief executive.
Lastly, we have the FBI raid itself, which is not the normal course of action for a high-level official who is holding on to classified documents that are supposed to be given to the National Archive. Trump’s team was already in conversations with the government to hand over the documents. But even if this wasn’t the case, this alleged offense does not rise to the level of carrying out a predawn raid on a former president’s residence.
To those suspicious of the Bureau, this appears to be a situation in which the agency used the documents as a pretext for invading Trump’s home so they could find evidence of other alleged offenses that could be used against him. It would not be outside the realm of possibility that they are trying to find something related to Jan. 6 or even a piece of evidence of another issue of which we are not yet aware. The objective is to get an indictment on any crime they can find – or concoct.
At this point, it is clear the FBI and the Justice Department cannot be trusted. If they had this same energy with Hunter and Clinton and hadn’t tried to derail Trump’s presidency in the past, they would have at least a modicum of credibility. But the reality is that this seems to be that to which we have already become accustomed: Another politically-motivated hit job on Trump.