DOJ Pushed for Trump Raid After FBI Agents Said No
The raid on President Trump’s estate at Mar-a-Lago last year was one of the biggest abuses of government authority that we have ever seen in the history of our country. Conducting a raid on a former president is something that is just unfathomable, especially given all that the Democrats have already done to try and persecute him for trying to protect this country from them.
Merrick Garland, the Attorney General, personally authorized the raid and it was monitored by high-ranking justice officials such as Jay Bratt, Matt Olsen, and George Toscas. However, Steven D’Antuono from the FBI’s Washington Field Office and other agents from headquarters disagreed with DOJ prosecutors on how aggressively to carry out their investigation and even questioned why they were looking into presidential records as well as suspected classified documents. This led to a tense confrontation between both parties during a meeting a week prior to the raid.
In order to lessen this conflict between the FBI and DOJ, FBI leadership attempted to make the search less confrontational. For instance, when they arrived at Mar-a-Lago they wore casual attire instead of uniforms with “FBI” written on them and also gave notice nearby Secret Service hours before arriving. The clash between these two organizations delayed the raid for several months which prevented prosecutors from making a decision regarding charges before Donald Trump declared his 2024 presidential run on November 15th. Pursuant to this announcement, Garland then appointed Jack Smith as Special Counsel to complete further investigations.
We really need President Trump back behind the wheel of this country and we need him to not hold back this time around. I think that there are several things that he should have tried to get done while we still had control over Congress, but I don’t think he’ll play as nice this next go around.