The White House denied any foreknowledge of the FBI raid on President Trump’s home in August 2022, but new documents reveal that Joe Biden and his staff not only knew about the raid beforehand, but authorized it. According to documents obtained by America First Legal under the Freedom of Information Act, Biden’s White House authorized the raid on Trump’s residence via a “special access request” on behalf of the Department of Justice. Through a complicated daisy chain of referrals and reviews that gave the impression the FBI was not weaponized against a political opponent, America First Legal traced the authorization to the White House, which denied any connection to the raid.
When asked whether Biden or any White House officials were aware of the raid or had been briefed, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said responded, “No. The president was not briefed, and he was not aware…No, no one at the White House was given a heads-up. No, that did not happen.” She said the president and White House officials learned about the raid “from public reports…We learned just like the American people did…The Justice Department conducts investigations independently” and that the White House leaves “any law enforcement matters to them…It would not be appropriate for us to comment on any ongoing investigations.” As it turns out, it appears she was lying repeatedly.
According to the documentation, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Acting Archivist Debra Steidel Wall “asked the President to request that NARA provide the FBI with access to the [fifteen] boxes,” and “on April 11, 2022, the White House Counsel’s office—affirming a request from the Department of Justice supported by an FBI letterhead memorandum—formally transmitted a request that NARA provide the FBI access to the 15 boxes for its review within seven days.” According to internal emails, Gary Stern, the Archives’ General Counsel, also confirmed that “the Justice Department, via the Biden White House, had made the [special access] request.” So much for Joe Biden not having anything to do with the raid.
America First Legal Senior Counselor and Director of Oversight and Investigations, Reed D. Rubinstein, said, “The evidence suggests that the ostensibly nonpartisan National Archives and Records Administration misled Congress about the Biden White House’s responsibility for the FBI’s raid of former President Trump’s home. The evidence further suggests that Biden officials in the Executive Office of the President and the Department of Justice unlawfully abused their power and then lied about it to the American people.” The evidence mounts that the Biden Administration is politically weaponizing government agencies to censor, harass, and eliminate political opposition. Proverbs 29:2 says, “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked bear rule, the people mourn.” This is a dark time in American history.