Following the raid on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home last Monday, many swooped in to provide their take on this federal provocation, that seemingly came out of nowhere.
Many viewed the stunt as a political weaponization of federal agencies to demonize a political opponent, hoping he won’t run come 2024. Even Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), a long-time rival of Trump, displayed utter confusion regarding why the FBI waited until now to execute a search warrant.
On Sunday, in an interview on Face the Nation, Margaret Brennan essentially asked Congressman Schiff why: “if this was truly the ‘national security’ issue they are trying to portray it as now, why did they wait 18 months?”
Schiff replied: “Uh, I don’t know.”
He then followed up his response by outlining how, “if the Trump people represented that they provided all the classified or national security information and didn’t, that’s a serious problem.”
There’s no evidence, however, to support the claim Trump, or his team, knowingly withheld classified documents or information related to national security from the FBI — or anyone else. Schiff’s hesitance to convey his own doubts about the FBI’s investigation was filled with ‘if’s,’ ‘uh’s,’ in addition to hypotheticals.
Contrast Trump’s complete and confident critiques of the Department of Justice (DOJ) with Schiff’s inability to answer a simple, vital question — and ask yourself: Who is on the side of right here?
This situation also shies in comparison to the lack of attention focused on career Democrat politician, Hillary Clinton — amid her massive coverup scandal and destruction of classified information.
Perhaps if Trump had just wiped the documents off “with a cloth or something,” as reportedly referenced by Hillary during the 2016 Presidential Primaries, he’d have been left alone.
Given that Trump shines light on the corruption that exists within the intelligence community and the dark shadows of the intergovernmental establishment which have taken root in Washington D.C., it’s clear the same exception wouldn’t be made for him, the way it was made for Hillary.
It’s also safe to say if the federal government had even the slightest suspicion Trump’s inaction or mistakes had led to the deaths of several servicemen and key diplomatic figures — as happened while Hillary was Secretary of State during the attacks on Benghazi — he’d be behind bars.
A supposed “Archives” violation seems tame by comparison and leads one to wonder whether such a show of force was necessary or done on purpose to intimidate and silence one of the loudest voices for truth in the country.