The 15 boxes that the FBI seized from President Trump’s home in Mar-a-Lago this week were mailed to him by the federal government. You can’t make this up. On the one hand, you might think that Trump’s enemies couldn’t possibly be stupid enough to arrest him on some fake charge, thereby turning him into a beloved Nelson Mandela-like martyr figure in American politics for all time. No one is that dumb, right? Then again, when have Trump’s enemies ever proven themselves to be careful and circumspect? They’re going to arrest him and put him in handcuffs, and we need to brace ourselves for that fact.
Miranda Devine at the New York Post has uncovered one of two key facts about the raid and siege of Mar-a-Lago that took place on Monday. The narrative is that Trump took classified documents from National Archives when he left office, which he’s kept sitting around in his basement since last February or so. Here’s what Devine found out:
“The boxes contain documents and mementos from Trump’s presidency, reportedly including letters from Barack Obama and Kim Jong Un, and other correspondence with world leaders. A legal source said that the boxes had been packed up by the General Services Administration and shipped to Mar-a-Lago when Trump left office in January 2020.”
Packed up by the General Services Administration (the federal government) and shipped…
Emerald Robinson describes the materials as 15 boxes of autographs, keepsakes and knickknacks. That sounds about right. The fact that the boxes have been locked in a windowless storage room in the basement of Mar-a-Lago all this time suggest that there are no classified documents there. It’s just a bunch of stuff that someone will dig through at some point for the Trump Presidential Library. And even if the boxes did contain classified docs, Mar-a-Lago is crawling with Secret Service agents carrying fully automatic rifles. It’s not like the materials were ever going to fall into the wrong hands.
This was a set-up.
And we know it was a set-up because Newsweek has uncovered a second key fact: The FBI had a confidential informant on Donald Trump’s staff at Mar-a-Lago. The informant told the FBI where the 15 boxes were stored, and also pointed them to the empty safe that the FBI cracked open.
Take two steps back and consider the magnitude of this. The FBI spied on Donald Trump when he was a candidate for president as far back in 2015. They spied on him into 2017 as part of the Russia hoax. And they had a spy on his staff at Mar-a-Lago in 2022, almost two years after he left office. For SEVEN YEARS they’ve been spying on him.
If I see one more squishy, spineless “Republican” fail to condemn the FBI for this and who isn’t willing to call of the complete elimination of the FBI, I swear…
Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) told some TV show this week, “We need to let this play out.” As if there is going to be some legitimacy to the FBI’s fake attacks on Trump this time. After we “let this play out,” there will be some real evidence at the end of it? Really, Senator Scott? How about “Hell, no.”
The same FBI that fabricated the Russia hoax with the help of the media and the Democrat Party, and fabricated the Ukraine phone call hoax, and fabricated the gun-free “insurrection” hoax on January 6, and fabricated the “two scoops of ice cream” hoax, and fabricated the “burgers piled a mile high” hoax, and sent multiple teams of reporters to investigate whether 5-year-old Jacob Trump had really built a replica LEGO White House all by himself doesn’t get the presumption of legitimacy anymore.
The FBI was formed through an emergency federal mandate more than 80 years ago. It’s done as far as I’m concerned. The very first day of the next Congress, when Republicans have taken over, they need to declare that the FBI has exceeded its mandate and choke off all of its funding until it no longer exists. There are no “good apples” left there. Cut all its funding, demolish the Hoover Building and salt the earth. They get no more benefit of the doubt from us. And any Republican who ever votes for another dime of taxpayer funding for the FBI will lose my vote forever.