Rep. Adam Schiff, a Democrat, was unable to explain why it took the FBI so long to search former President Donald Trump’s residence in South Florida’s Mar-a-Lago Club if the records Trump had were so secret, adding to the numerous concerns surrounding this inexplicable police-state move.
Schiff’s failure to explain the situation was on full display during his appearance on CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday morning, when anchor Margaret Brennan asked him that one, crucial question.
“If there was that sensitive level of information being held, why did Justice Department officials wait 18 months after the end of the Trump presidency? What changed that made this immediate?” Brennan questioned the California representative.
Schiff, who often parades as one of the party’s most knowledgeable officials as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, was unable to answer the question.
“I don’t know. But if the Trump people represented that they provided all the classified or national security information and didn’t, that’s a serious problem,” Schiff warned Brennan.
“I can tell you, anyone in the intelligence community that had documents like that, marked ‘Top Secret,’ ‘SCI’ [‘sensitive compartmented information’] in their residences after authorities went to them, they would be under serious investigation.”
Why did the DOJ wait 18 months to retrieve the sensitive documents Trump kept? “I don't know, but if the Trump people represented that they provided all the classified or national security information and didn't, that's a serious problem,” Rep. Schiff tells @margbrennan pic.twitter.com/4ntVrqtaaR
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) August 14, 2022
Schiff is well-known for pushing every single conspiracy theory that Democrats and the mainstream media have concocted about Donald Trump, including the “Russia collusion” fake, the Steele dossier hoax, and countless other falsehoods.
It is not unexpected that he is eager to make unverifiable statements concerning classified materials.
However, the matter of the raid’s timing is crucial. If the federal government was so frightened by the records that Trump allegedly had without authorisation, why did they wait until just before the midterm elections in 2022 to search the former president’s home?
In fact, Trump has indicated publicly that he and his legal team have been attempting to collaborate with federal officials over the in question material for months, and that the FBI and other authorities have previously visited Mar-a-Lago many times with his full cooperation.
More on this story via The Western Journal:
Last week, Trump attorney Taylor Budowich, blasted the FBI’s raid as “brazen” and “unnecessary.”
“President Trump and his representatives have gone to painstaking lengths in communicating and cooperating with the appropriate agencies — something that is routine for all similar instances,” Budowich said Tuesday, according to CBS News.
Trump himself expressed shock at the raid, noting that he and his representatives were already working with the government over the document question. CONTINUE READING…