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Trump vs FBI: Mar-a-Lago Raid
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Thorzdad
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Aug 8, 2022, 10:11 PM
 
So, holy shit, the FBI raided Mar-a-Lago today.
     
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Aug 8, 2022, 11:58 PM
 
This is (at least officially) a followup on Trump taking boxes of records with him when he left the White House. The National Archives recovered boxes of documents, some of them classified. The moment Trump's term ended, he was no longer authorized to possess classified documents. The raid is presumably to see if any documents were missed. Maybe to see if anyone conspired with Trump, or sold copies, etc.

There is another open DoJ investigation of Trump, pertaining to election interference and Jan 6. There may be other as-yet unannounced investigations. The raid may have looked for evidence related to other investigations while they were there.
     
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Yesterday, 08:38 AM
 
Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
The raid is presumably to see if any documents were missed. Maybe to see if anyone conspired with Trump, or sold copies, etc.
Per Popehat, a raid such as this has to be something far more concrete than a fishing expedition to see if anything was missed. Given the chain of approval and evidence required to stage such a politically-charged action, especially given the time span between when Trump left office (allegedly with classified documents) and now, there must be something seriously concrete that the DoJ knows is in Trump’s possession.
     
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Yesterday, 12:26 PM
 
Aaaaand all the magas whining about persecution when they are usually the party of "law and order."

You don't get to keep classified files after your presidency is over;
You don't get to delete official texts;
You don't get to break rules everyone else has to follow.
A search warrant means everywhere, even your safe, snowflake.

I applaud the secrecy of this opp that we don't even know the worst of it yet.

The FBI director was appointed by trump, and already people are claiming he's a traitor.
     
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Yesterday, 01:15 PM
 
An interesting bit about the raid is that the Secret Service wasn't informed of it until it was about to go down. I'm not clear if it was the entire service being kept in the dark, or just Trump's detail. Given the recent revelation that SS agents had erased texts pertaining to Jan.6 from their phones, I'd say it was a good call keeping them out of the loop.
     
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Yesterday, 02:00 PM
 
My money is on them not telling anyone.
     
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Yesterday, 02:29 PM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
The FBI director was appointed by trump, and already people are claiming he's a traitor.
Comey went from hero to villain and back like 6 times depending on the current Fox News narrative of the But Her Emails investigation.
     
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Yesterday, 03:22 PM
 
Almost as soon as Needy Amin started live-blogging the raid, the far-right started banging the tired and worn Hunter Biden whutabout-drum as loud as they could.
     
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Yesterday, 03:24 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
My money is on them not telling anyone.
I think that's pretty apparent, given everyone's utter surprise and not a whiff of a press leak. "Need to Know" in full effect.
     
   
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