Several media outlets are reporting that Fed agents have gotten a Federal judge’s ok to search an ex-President‘s residence
There is no doubt that Donald Trump could the target in a criminal case….
And this may NOT be the Jan. 6 case either
This is a breaking story…..
More to come,..
The FBI executed a search warrant today at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, CNN reports.
Trump himself confirmed the raid but declined to say why the FBI agents were at Mar-a-Lago, but he added “they even broke into my safe.”
The FBI executed a search warrant on Monday at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, the former President confirmed to CNN.
New York Times: “The search, according to two people familiar with the investigation, appeared to be focused on material that Mr. Trump had brought with him to Mar-a-Lago, his private club and residence, after he left the White House. Those boxes contained many pages of classified documents.”…
New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman released a pair of photos to corroborate reporting in her forthcoming book that White House staffers regularly found ripped-up printed paper clogging a toilet in the presidential residence during former President Trump’s administration.
The photos, shared with Axios on Monday, reportedly show small pieces of paper in a toilet in the White House and another from an overseas trip….
Law of the Day
If the FBI search of Donald Trump’s home and office at Mar-a-Lago is about classified documents taken from the White House, this part of the U.S. Code is could be important.
18 U.S. Code § 2071 – Concealment, removal, or mutilation generally
(a)Whoever willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, or destroys, or attempts to do so, or, with intent to do so takes and carries away any record, proceeding, map, book, paper, document, or other thing, filed or deposited with any clerk or officer of any court of the United States, or in any public office, or with any judicial or public officer of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.
(b)Whoever, having the custody of any such record, proceeding, map, book, document, paper, or other thing, willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, falsifies, or destroys the same, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both; and shall forfeit his office and be disqualified from holding any office under the United States. As used in this subsection, the term “office” does not include the office held by any person as a retired officer of the Armed Forces of the United States.
However, Jason Willick notes you can’t impose qualifications on holding the presidency by statute — the qualifications are set out in the Constitution.
This seems to indeed be about classified stuff taken from the White House to Trump’s residence….
Not even about Jan. 6 ….
image….Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate is shown in Palm Beach, Fla., in July 2019. | AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee
Biden Had No Advance Notice of FBI Search of Mar-a-Lago
“President Biden’s top aides found out about the FBI’s search of Mar-a-Lago from reports on Twitter and had no advance notice,” the New York Times reports.
“Senior White House officials saw the news via former President Trump’s statement, released shortly before 7 p.m.”
My Name Is Jack says
And the Republicans are going crazy?
After all you’ve told us that they “really” don’t like Trump, that he is “losing” support ,etc etc.
Then you plaintively asked,”what is Trumpism?”
Well here it is clown.For all to see.
Trumpism is the REPUBLICAN PARTY!
I stand by my view that Donald Trump will NOT get a second chance to be President……
I AM of the view that thru ALL of his legal journey?
He WILL get indicted at LEAST once….
And he could keep making history by being convicted….
There is NOT fucking way GOPer lawmakers are gonna stand by him after his game show drops in the toilet….
Trump decided it was in his interest to announce the DOJ search; the government played this by the book by doing this as quietly as possible. And not publicizing his being investigated.
Somewhere Hillary Clinton IS smiling……
My Name Is Jack says
Explain to me the difference between Trump and any of his would be successors.
You still Dont know what “Trumpism” is?
You still don’t understand what has happened to the Republican Party?
You think Republicans care about Trumps legal troubles?What a laugh!Even if he is ever convicted of anything , appeals will go on for years and he will be out there stirring the pot and the Republicans?
They will be there cheering him on!
I agree he will try everything he can to stop his loser future….
But just as his support IS ALREADY declined….
It WILL continue Media narrative or not
The law prohibits DOJ from discussing a search warrant that is under seal. Secrecy rules are designed to protect the person under investigation. You know who could discuss it? Donald Trump, who would have received a copy of the inventory of items seized.
Duty To Warn 🔉
If the Dept of Justice can do this to a serial criminal and twice-impeached insurrectionist who told 35,000 lies, was banned from running a charity in NY, paid $25M to settle fraud charges relating to a falsified university, and whose company and CFO are indicted then … um …
Just to expand on a another post I did today…..
This is NOT the first time the FBI has been in Trump’s home about White House files….
Last time no warrant….
The media is NOT connecting the dots….
The first visit was about INTELLIGENCE files…
One could conclude that coming back with a warrant means the FBI/DOJ is worried about security sensitive stuff ……
This could be something much more than missing stuff…..