Many believe the FBI has been politicized to harass and terrorize people without true due process as evidenced by the recent raid on former president Donald Trump’s residence. The raid, launched by a search warrant issued by a judge who publicly criticized Trump, was based on a an internally-created FBI affidavit that used news stories for justification. In turn, the raid generated news stories implying Trump had acted illegally. Now the government is closing in on indictments against Trump for obstructing the FBI investigation.Political and legal analysts contend this Biden-supported FBI effort is aimed at preventing Trump from running in 2024 and sending a clear message of intimidation to anyone who would vote for him.
The FBI raid on Trump’s residence was authorized when an unnamed FBI agent swore an affidavit that classified documents “may have been stored” at an unauthorized location. The FBI agent expressed that “there is probable cause to believe that the locations to be searched at the PREMISES contain evidence, contraband, fruits of crime, or other items illegally possessed…” He also cited several media stories to back up his claim. The affidavit sought to search any location at Trump’s residence “where boxes or records may be stored within the PREMISES” and “Any physical documents…or other containers/boxes with the aforementioned documents.” In other words, the FBI sought a warrant to search any place they suspected “evidence” leading to breaking the law. Then the FBI tried to keep the documents sealed from the public.
In its Notice of Receipt and Preliminary Order on August 29, US attorney Juan Gonzalez admitted that FBI agents seized attorney-client privileged information, and was in the process of reviewing it. Then the Justice Department (DOJ) argued in a court filing that neither Trump nor the court had legal standing for judicial oversight in determining whether the FBI illegally had taken and reviewed Trump’s client-attorney privileged information. In other words, the FBI took privileged information, reviewed it under the auspices of some “official” Privilege Review Team, to determine whether it was privileged information, and Trump has no legal standing to challenge it in court. This was determined by DOJ, which oversees the FBI. DOJ believes the FBI has the authority to review any private information they want with impunity.
The government is using an obstruction statute singed in 2002 by George W. Bush in building the case to indict Trump. In a Washington Times column, former judge Andrew Napolitano wrote that “This statute does not require the preexistence of a judicial proceeding. It only requires that the defendant has the government’s property, knows that he has it and baselessly resists efforts by the government to get it back.” Let us remember that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton actually did store classified documents at an unauthorized and far less secure location and she hardly was reprimanded for it. Brace yourself, this Trump hunt is far from over. The federal government is about to exercise its absolute power. May it be as Christ spoke in Luke 12:2, “For there is nothing covered up that will not be revealed, nor hidden that will not be known.” May truth prevail.