The former reality TV game show host and crime family boss, Donald Trump, has announced to the world that his Palm Beach resort, Mar-a-Lago, has been raided by the FBI. This is a developing story and little is known beyond the basic facts that a search warrant was served, although it is unclear which of the currently open investigations it refers to.
Unsurprisingly, Trump has issued a frantically deranged statement that is filled with hostility and unrelated nonsense. For the record, it is posted here:
“These are dark times for our Nation, as my beautiful home, Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, is currently under siege, raided, and occupied by a large group of FBI agents. Nothing like this has ever happened to a President of the United States before. After working and cooperating with the relevant Government agencies, this unannounced raid on my home was not necessary or appropriate. It is prosecutorial misconduct, the weaponization of the Justice System, and an attack by Radical Left Democrats who desperately don’t want me to run for President in 2024, especially based on recent polls, and who will likewise do anything to stop Republicans and Conservatives in the upcoming Midterm Elections. Such an assault could only take place in broken, Third-World Countries. Sadly, America has now become one of those Countries, corrupt at a level not seen before. They even broke into my safe! What is the difference between this and Watergate, where operatives broke into the Democrat National Committee? Here, in reverse, Democrats broke into the home of the 45th President of the United States.
“The political persecution of President Donald J. Trump has been going on for years, with the now fully debunked Russia, Russia, Russia Scam, Impeachment Hoax #1, Impeachment Hoax #2, and so much more, it just never ends. It is political targeting at the highest level!
“Hillary Clinton was allowed to delete and acid wash 33,000 E-mails AFTER they were subpoenaed by Congress. Absolutely nothing has happened to hold her accountable. She even took antique furniture, and other items from the White House.
“I stood up to America’s bureaucratic corruption, I restored power to the people, and truly delivered for our Country, like we have never seen before. The establishment hated it. Now, as they watch my endorsed candidates win big victories, and see my dominance in all polls, they are trying to stop me, and the Republican Party, once more. The lawlessness, political persecution, and Witch Hunt must be exposed and stopped.
“I will continue to fight for the Great American People!”
Among the bizarre assertions in Trump’s rant about “dark times for our Nation” are that…
His “beautiful home” is “currently under siege.”
Actually, it the subject of a lawful search that had to be approved by a judge and officials at the highest levels of the Department of Justice.
He claims to have been “cooperating with the relevant Government agencies.”
In fact, he has obstructed the investigations at every turn. He even falsely claimed to have executive privilege that prohibited himself and numerous associates from having to testify.
He claimed that “this unannounced raid on my home was not necessary or appropriate.”
Obviously law enforcement disagreed as to whether it was necessary or appropriate. And given the fact that he is known to have destroyed evidence by shredding and flushing it down toilets, and even taking classified materials from the White House to Mar-a-Lago, the necessity of the raid is fully justified.
His accusations that the raid was “prosecutorial misconduct, the weaponization of the Justice System, and an attack by Radical Left Democrats…”
…is utterly unfounded. He offers nothing to support his wild charges. And it should be noted that the current FBI director is a Trump appointee.
He whines that “Sadly, America has now become one one of those [Third-World] Countries.”
This is only true to the extent that his efforts to undermine our elections and overthrow government contribute to that claim.
He asks “What is the difference between this and Watergate?”
Well, the illegal Watergate break-in was conducted by criminals working for a rogue white House operation. This lawful raid was conducted by law enforcement professionals under the supervision of the FBI and Justice Department.
Trump repeated his obsessive rants about “Russia, Russia, Russia Scam, Impeachment Hoax #1, Impeachment Hoax #2”
These are wholly unrelated deflections that have nothing to do with this current activity. But it is part of his routine script of robo-outrage.
He also unleashed on Hillary Clinton, who he said “was allowed to delete and acid wash 33,000 E-mails.”
These are more false charges that Trump regularly dredges up. Clinton actually testified under oath for eleven hours, something that Trump is too cowardly to do.
Trump closed by exalting himself as the people’s champion who is now being persecuted for his divine virtue. And he throws in an obligatory reference to it all being a “Witch Hunt.” But the bottom line is that the entirety of this statement is just more proof that he is scared witless and pulling out all the stops to enrage his potentially violent cult followers. Hopefully he will not succeed in inciting more riots and harming more law enforcement officers and other citizens.
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