When nearly two dozen FBI agents raided Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate last August, an unprecedented move against a former president, his allies criticized it as a brazen act of political retribution by a left-leaning administration intent on harming its most likely opponent for the presidency in 2024.
Naturally, the Biden administration fought back against these allegations, claiming that the raid was merely the next logical step in an ongoing investigation into a suspect suspected of illegally possessing sensitive materials.
Due to the testimony of a senior FBI official, it is now clear that the raid was likely a politically motivated attempt to eliminate President Joe Biden’s principal opponent.
Steven D’Antuono, a senior FBI official, recently testified before the House Judiciary Committee that he had “strong concerns” about several procedural violations that occurred prior to the raid on Trump’s estate in August 2022.
According to Just the News, D’Antuono, a former assistant director of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, cited a number of rule violations allegedly committed by FBI officials during the raid. All of these violations were detailed in a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland from the committee’s chairman, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio).
Jordan “noted several unusual features in the Department’s handling” of the raid in the letter he sent to the head of Biden’s Justice Department.
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) June 9, 2023
Prior to the investigation, the former FBI agent observed “several irregularities” within the Bureau and noted the agency’s apparent lack of concern regarding the stacks of classified documents discovered in President Joe Biden’s garage.
D’Antuono was perplexed as to why the Mar-a-Lago operation was assigned to the Washington Field Office rather than the Miami office, which is geographically closer. This decision alone suggests that the search was likely more political than law enforcement-related.
The special agent also disclosed that the FBI had not obtained Trump’s permission to search his residence prior to obtaining the search warrant. In addition, agents who participated in the search did not wait for Trump’s attorney to arrive before breaking locks and conducting a search.
Extremely unusually, the Justice Department did not designate a U.S. attorney to oversee the raid.
Garland is required to provide an explanation by Jordan.
There are additional issues with the raid that strongly suggest a political motivation.
In April, for instance, it was revealed that President Joe Biden and the White House had provided false information regarding their involvement in the raid on Trump’s Florida home. Despite Biden’s repeated claims of having no knowledge or participation in the raid, a Freedom of Information Act request conducted by America First Legal revealed that the Biden administration had indeed interacted with the FBI and initiated the raid through a “special access request.”
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