Oh, look: The FBI were even bigger jerks than everyone originally thought when they illegally raided President Donald Trump’s house. What. A. Surprise. Okay, not really. Most of us have not come to understand that the FBI really is the Democrat Party’s version of the Soviet secret police and is now hopelessly irredeemable. In addition to fouling First Lady Melania Trump’s wardrobe, the feds also rifled through 16-year-old Barron Trump’s bedroom and trashed the place.
Just in case it wasn’t already clear to the Trump family and their supporters that the FBI thinks it can act with total impunity. In the wake of the shocking news about the FBI raiding Barron’s room, however, there is a spot of bright news. It looks like Trump drew a good judge to review the case.
The president announced the shocking news at a rally over Labor Day weekend that the FBI raided Barron’s bedroom. Trump told the crowd during a Save America rally in Pennsylvania:
“They rifled through the first lady’s closet drawers and everything else, and even did a deep and ugly search of the room of my 16-year-old son.”
The president says they tore Barron’s room apart and left everything “in far different condition than when they started.”
It’s clear by now that the FBI wasn’t actually looking for anything in particular. They were sending a message to Donald Trump: We can do anything we want to your family, and there’s not a damn thing you can do about it. We will violate your family’s privacy and civil liberties in the worst ways imaginable, so just imagine what we’ll do if you run for president again.
In case it needs to be said again: The Presidential Records Act is a CIVIL statute – not a criminal one. There is no criminal enforcement of presidential records. The National Archives could have sued Donald Trump for any records that they wanted, but even that would have been over the top – since Trump was cooperating with them.
None of us should be surprised by this violation of First Lady Melania and Barron. After all, this is not the first time that Donald Trump’s enemies have tried to hurt him through his family.
Nellie Ohr is the wife of Russia hoax lawyer Bruce Ohr at the FBI. She works for Fusion GPS, the firm hired by Crooked Hillary to invent the Russia hoax out of thin air. Does anyone remember what Nellie Ohr’s job was at Fusion GPS in 2016?
Oh, right. Her job was to do “opposition research” on Barron Trump, who was just 10 years old at the time!
These people are sick. What exactly did these weirdoes think they were going to find while researching the 10-year-old son of their political rival? Was Barron Trump trading his lunch money to Russian immigrant kids at his private school for crack cocaine? Oh, wait. Wrong First Son! I was thinking of Evil Joe’s son Hunter, who has conveniently not had his bedroom searched by the FBI.
As to the bit of good news, Trump’s lawyers filed a motion requesting that a special master be appointed to review the items that the FBI stole from Mar-a-Lago. The judge granted that request on Monday, and actually went one step further. US District Judge Aileen Cannon also told the Department of Justice to stop using the items it seized for “investigative purposes.” This is wholly appropriate, because – again – the President Records Act is not a criminal statute.
The judge even chastised the DOJ preemptively, signaling that the agency really cannot be trusted to follow the Constitution or the rule of law in this matter. Judge Cannon told the DOJ and the FBI to stop investigating the items they stole, because she knows they will selectively leak materials in order to embarrass or hurt Trump. (Judge Cannon was appointed by Trump.)
And the DOJ would do that because they didn’t just steal documents from the Trump household. They also stole personal items, medical information and documents. The way that President Trump’s family is being treated by these goons is unprecedented in American history. It’s never happened to a former political leader before. Not in this country. But it looks like the judge will hopefully get this sorted out and put a stop to the FBI’s shenanigans. They’re still going to arrest Trump at some point before 2024. But the Swamp Creatures are looking less and less credible every day.