My colleague Nick Arama reported on Attorney General Merrick Garland taking responsibility for authorizing the raid on former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home. As Arama wisely surmised, it was pretty much a nothing burger, with Garland refusing to disclose the details of the warrant or the justification behind the raid.
“The search warrant was authorized by a federal court upon the required finding of probable cause. The property receipt is a document that federal law requires law enforcement agents to leave with the property owner. The department filed the motion to make public the warrant and receipt in light of the former president’s public confirmation of the search, the surrounding circumstances, and the substantial public interest in this matter.
Who knows what Garland thought this move would accomplish, but in typical Trump fashion, 45 simply double downed.
Be careful what you wish for Mr. AG:
From Trump’s official Truth Social account:
Not only will I not oppose the release of documents related to the unAmerican, unwarranted, and unnecessary raid and break-in of my home in Palm Beach, Florida, Mar-a-Lago, I am going a step further by ENCOURAGING the immediate release of those documents, even though they have been drawn up by radical left Democrats and possible future political opponents, who have a strong and powerful vested interest in attacking me, much as they have done for the last 6 years…
I believe in chess, this is called, “Check.” When the details of the warrant are revealed, it may be “Checkmate” fairly soon.
Before Garland’s presser on Thursday, lo and behold, The Washington Post released an exclusive report that indicated the FBI was looking for nuclear documents that were of
“deep concern among government officials about the types of information they thought could be located at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club and potentially in danger of falling into the wrong hands.
“The people who described some of the material that agents were seeking spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation. They did not offer additional details about what type of information the agents were seeking, including whether it involved weapons belonging to the United States or some other nation. Nor did they say if such documents were recovered as part of the search. A Trump spokesman did not respond to a request for comment. The Justice Department and FBI declined to comment.”
Here we go with more “Schiff Show” nonsense. We have damning evidence, but it’s an ongoing investigation, so we just can’t reveal it. But we will in time…
As our Senior Editor Joe Cunningham points out, this sounds all too familiar.
And, to be quite honest, the media and the FBI have both done stellar jobs debasing themselves throughout the last six years. Both institutions are distrusted by the American public, and for good reason. The FBI pursued a largely fake dossier, with agents that had admitted biases and agendas against Trump. The media has spent the last six years breathlessly telling us the “walls are closing in” after each and every news tidbit came out — and many of those were just as fake as the dossier.
Pretty much. The American people are weary of this never-ending, merry-go-round of witch hunts. They also know that the government has swept up good people in this January 6 campaign who are rotting in gulags and being denied their due process rights.
Garland and the FBI want it both ways. Wave goodbye to that ship, boys.
Garland attempted to play chicken by moving to have the warrant declassified, probably expecting Trump to flinch. Trump slammed on the accelerator by demanding that all of it be declassified. It will either be a swerve, or a crash.
Trump is a brawler, and as we have seen over the past six years, he doesn’t back down. Garland has proven himself a wimp, which is why he is playing what looks like revenge fantasies from the Department of Justice rather than sitting on the Supreme Court.