Former President Donald Trump could face crimes regarding documents found during an FBI raid at his Mar-a-Lago home last week.
The New York Times reported on Saturday that the signed statement by the Department of Justice focused on classified material Trump claimed had been returned to the federal government.
— Daily Wire News (@DailyWireNews) August 15, 2022
“Federal investigators recovered at least 4 sets of top secret documents, 3 sets of secret documents, and 3 sets of confidential documents during their search, which U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland authorized,” The Daily Wire said regarding the report.
“The signed declaration, combined with the at least 11 sets of classified documents that were discovered on the property, could mean that either Trump or his legal team potentially lied to federal investigators,” it added.
Biggest takeaway from search? The espionage statute changes the probe’s tenor. Several provisions in the law could apply, particularly if he were found to be grossly negligent in storing sensitive materials, or knew the info could harm U.S. @NYTimeshttps://t.co/AHrSaTyoFk
— Sig Christenson 🏕 (@saddamscribe) August 13, 2022
Conservatives blast the raid
Conservative leaders have blasted the politicized FBI raid, including Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis.
DeSantis pointed out that the FBI didn’t raid Hillary Clinton’s home when her campaign was investigated regarding spying on the Trump campaign and creating a fake Russian bank story.
Gov. DeSantis calls out the FBI’s raid of Donald Trump’s home at Mar-a-Lago.
— Benny Johnson 🍊 (@bennyjohnson) August 15, 2022
Others have pointed out far more serious concerns related to national security related to First Son Hunter Biden or California Rep. Eric Swalwell.
“Former Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis mocked the claims of spying and slammed the congressman, tweeting, ‘The Espionage Act?! If ANYONE is guilty of releasing information that could hurt national security it’s ERIC SWALWELL.’”https://t.co/sKpetkMEsK
— Jenna Ellis 🍊 (@JennaEllisEsq) August 14, 2022
The frustrating efforts by the left to take down Trump could backfire as the nation sees the need to “drain the swamp” by voting against Democrats in November.