In a post on his Truth Social platform, Trump wrote, “So they riffled through the living quarters of my 16 year old son, Barron, and the loved and respected former First Lady of the United States, Melania.”
“But, despite proven high crimes and treason, and just plain common theft, all pointed out in the Laptop from Hell (and elsewhere), they never Raided or Broke Into the house of Hunter Biden or, perhaps even more importantly, the house of Joe Biden – A treasure trove!” he continued.
Finally, the former president insisted, “This is a Country that’s unfair and broken. We are truly a Nation in Decline!!!
His post comes nearly a month after the FBI raided Mar-a-Lago and retrieved hundreds of classified documents.
In a filing released last week, the Justice Department revealed that it obtained the warrant to search Mar-a-Lago after receiving information that suggested there was “likely” an effort to conceal classified documents, despite a grand jury subpoena.
Justice Department counterintelligence chief Jay Bratt wrote, “The government also developed evidence that government records were likely concealed and removed from the Storage Room and that efforts were likely taken to obstruct the government’s investigation.”
“That the FBI, in a matter of hours, recovered twice as many documents with classification markings as the ‘diligent search’ that the former President’s counsel and other representatives had weeks to perform calls into serious question the representations made in the June 3 certification and casts doubt on the extent of cooperation in this matter,” he continued.
A lawyer for the former president signed a declaration in June that claimed all material that was marked as classified had been returned to the government.
The Justice Department released a picture of some of the documents that were apparently recovered during the Aug. 8 search of Mar-a-Lago.
The picture showed several documents spread out on the floor with sections that were whited out to obscure what was on the pages. However, the words “secret” and “top secret” can be clearly seen on several documents.
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) August 31, 2022
Trump has claimed that he had a “standing order” that automatically declassified documents he took to Mar-a-Lago. But, former Trump administration officials have raised doubts that such an order actually existed.
And even former Attorney General William Barr dismissed that idea. However, he suggested that even if such an order did exist, it would be an abuse of power.
Trump apparently did have classified documents at Mar-a-Lago — which he should not have had — and his lawyer appears to have lied to the government about whether classified documents were still there.
Lying to the FBI and obstruction of justice are crimes that are fairly frequently prosecuted.
By contrast, Trump in this “truth” does not even point out an alleged crime or reason for Biden’s house to be raided.
If you violate the law and lie to the FBI, it’s not unfair to get a visit from law enforcement while your political opponent — who so far is not accused of engaging in similar behavior — does not get that treatment.
That’s just whining, and it’s dangerously undermining our justice system to further Trump’s interests.
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