In a bombshell update, the Washington Post published an article citing anonymous Department of Justice sources that claim the FBI’s raid of Trump was carried out in order to search for nuclear documents stored at Mar-a-Lago.
What it means:
- This raid was unprecedented to start, but the “nuke” leaks to the Washington Post – possibly designed to force Trump’s hand and reveal the nature of the sealed warrant – are a next-level shock.
- If the rumors of the raid’s nuclear motivation are indeed true, the Department of Justice would be making the most egregious claim in history against a former President.
- Needless to say, a DOJ with little respect remaining must have strong evidence to levy such an outrageous claim. But that’s just the conventional status quo for the nation’s Justice Department.
- Under Barack Obama, the FBI carried out wiretaps on then-candidate Trump’s campaign manager Paul Manafort based on nothing more than out-of-context connections to Ukraine’s former ruling party.
- The Trump-Russia collusion hoax was debunked in full.
- Not even CNN is backing WaPo’s story out-right, saying the network cannot confirm the Post’s sources.
Mar-a-Lago Raid Timeline:
Monday, August 8th: FBI raids Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home and resort, an unprecedented move against a former sitting President of the United States.
Wednesday, August 10th: Eric Trump tells the Daily Mail in an exclusive interview that the resort’s surveillance cameras caught the FBI improperly searching the estate
- Attorney General Merrick Garland also confirmed to reporters that he personally gave the go-ahead on the Bureau’s warrant of Mar-a-Lago:
- “The Department filed the motion to make public the warrant and receipt in light of the former president’s public confirmation of the search, the surrounding circumstances and the substantial public interest in this matter,” Garland said. “Faithful adherence to the rule of law is the bedrock principle of the Justice Department and of our democracy. Upholding the rule of law means applying the law evenly without fear or favor. Under my watch, that is precisely what the Justice Department is doing.”
Thursday evening, August 11th: Washington Post publishes a report claiming multiple sources in the Department of Justice say the FBI raided Trump’s property to retrieve documents pertaining to nuclear secrets
Friday morning, August 12th: Trump responds to the outrageous nuclear secret allegations: