FBI agents raided Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home Monday reportedly looking for boxes of classified material that Trump allegedly removed from the White House when his presidency ended in January 2021. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said the raid showed the Justice Department’s “intolerable state of weaponized politicization.”
Trump is accused of violating the Presidential Records Act. Congress enacted this law in 1978 after former President Richard Nixon claimed his secret Oval Office tapes and other records were his personal property. The law asserted, “The United States shall reserve and retain complete ownership, possession, and control of Presidential records.”
“The Presidential Records Act is critical to our democracy, in which the government is held accountable by the people,” Archivist of the United States David Ferriero declared earlier this year.
Ferriero is the same douche who put a trigger warning on the page that displays the Declaration of Independence, and threw a tantrum over President Trump taking a box of personal belongings when he left the White House. How dare he.
In reality, the Presidential Records Act is the Presidential Damn-Near-Perpetual-Secrecy Act. Former presidents pocket multimillion-dollar advances for their memoirs while their records are mostly quarantined for decades from the citizens they often misgoverned.
The Nixon Library did not release the final batch of his secret tapes until 2013 — 39 years after Nixon was driven from office. The Lyndon B. Johnson Library delayed releasing the final batch of his secret tapes of presidential conversations until 2016 — 47 years after he left office.
…….Obama White House lawyers repeatedly invoked the Presidential Records Act to “delay the release of thousands of pages of records from President Bill Clinton’s White House,” Politico reported. At the end of his presidency, Barack Obama trucked 30 million pages of his administration’s records to Chicago, promising to digitize them and eventually put them online — a move that outraged historians.
More than five years after Obama’s presidency ended, the National Archives webpage reveals that zero pages have been digitized and disclosed. People can file requests via the Freedom of Information Act (a law Obama helped wreck) to access Obama records, but responses from presidential libraries can be delayed for years, even more than a decade, if the information is classified.
Similarly, President Joe Biden double-crossed Americans on disclosing records from his 36-year Senate career. In 2011, Biden donated 1,875 boxes of documents from his Senate days to the University of Delaware, which received federal subsidies to curate the collection while it was locked up. Biden and the university library promised to unseal the records “two years after Biden retires from public office.” Biden retired as vice president in January 2017. But the library announced just before Biden launched his presidential campaign that secrecy would continue until two years after Biden “retires from public life.”
The FBI raid was also purportedly justified because Trump possessed classified documents. Classification is one of DC’s biggest con games. A federal commission headed by Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan lamented in 1997, “Secrets in the federal government are whatever anyone with a stamp decides to stamp secret.” Yet any information that is classified is treated as a political holy relic that cannot be exposed without cursing the nation.
……Did the FBI conduct a massive, heavily armed raid on a former president’s home merely because of paperwork violations? Is the FBI too busy crusading against Trump’s paperwork errors to drop the hammer on the cavalcade of crimes documented on Hunter Biden’s Laptop from Hell?
Hillary Clinton refused to comply with subpoenas to turn over classified documents she had on her home computer, and then destroyed those documents and wiped her computer of evidence. No FBI agents raided her home. James Comey covered up for her crimes.
When are they going to raid the Biden Crime Family? Hunter’s laptop is a trove of evidence, including the illegal gun he waved around in the presence of a prostitute. The FBI took care of that too. They protected him. The FBI not only didn’t charge him, but they went so far as to pay a visit to the gun store, where Hunter Biden had lied on the Federal gun form, committing a felony, and tried to grab the paperwork so no one would know. No red flags. No alarm bells. Just a homicidal pedophile crackhead getting away with a federal crime, because Dad.
This is the same FBI that spied on the Trump campaign and pushed a “Russian collusion” hoax they knew was patently false. The entire bogus ‘collusion’ fell apart the first month of Trump’s tenure, but they wanted Trump gone by any means. Even if it involved illegal wiretaps, lying to the FISA court, perjury, and pushing a fake dossier.
Biden’s praetorian guards are working overtime to ignore real criminals and engage in political persecution. This will not end well for the corrupt FBI or the DOJ.
It’s all political theater.
It’s simply a tactic to prevent President Trump from running for office in 2024. Don’t think for one second that if they had a basket full of bombshells that they wouldn’t be holding daily press conferences, squeezing all the notoriety out of it they could.
The thing is, they got squat. And they know it.