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FBI: The American Stasi

Monday’s shocking images (08), of police sirens at the gates of Mar-a- Lago, former President Donald Trump’s magnificent estate in Palm Beach, Florida, will not be forgotten anytime soon.

Much has been said and written about the FBI attack on Mar- a-Lago that precipitated those sirens: “outrageous”, “unprecedented”, a moment of “crossing the Rubicon”. Unfortunately, all of this is true.

The use of the federal police apparatus to carry out a nightfall raid on the main rival of the party — especially when the rival is the predecessor of the head of state and likely his future adversary — is a despicable act of political bloodthirsty. It is an act far more suited to a hellhole like Venezuela, or a Third World country in Sub-Saharan Africa, than to the land that should be, in the phrase attributed to Benjamin Franklin, “a republic, if it can be kept “.

It seems that the United States won the Cold War only to see its own police forces and security apparatus metamorphose into a version of the Stasi of old East Germany — and only three decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, to top it off.

The press conference by Attorney General Merrick Garland, who adopted a visibly defensive and defiant tone, did not no worries, nor appeased any critic. (These, incidentally, include former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, as well as Andrew Cuomo, the disgraced former New York governor.)

Told me-told me, Trump was accumulating top-secret information in the bowels of Mar-a-Lago, in violation of the Presidential Records Act. But the back-and-forth arguments between the National Archives and Trump’s personal team of attorneys over boxes of material, something quite routine for a former president when it comes to things like establishing a presidential library, had, by all accounts, had a backlash. an amicable outcome: a summons was issued this spring, Trump’s lawyers were cooperative, and the archivists had already taken back fifteen cases this year before that.

In addition, the The Presidential Records Act is not even a criminal statute, and probable cause for violating a criminal statute is a necessary condition for a judge to sign a search warrant.

If not, the judge who signed this warrant, Bruce Reinhart, is a former defense attorney who has ties to Jeffrey Epstein and happened to have donated thousands of dollars in to then presidential candidate Barack Obama. Imagine.

Many of the Biden regime’s supporters are in full swing, suggesting that the attack was indeed necessary because Trump was obstructing the return of existentially vital documents. We can show that this is a fallacy.

First of all, whatever documents Trump had on his Mar-a-Lago property, there was absolutely nothing there that was not known to Biden and Christopher Wray (the director of the FBI); Trump has been out of office for nearly nineteen months now.

Second, as a former president, Trump had unilateral and full authority to deselect any documents he owned. understood: point. So, without seeing the specific search warrant, it’s impossible to know if the documents the federal agents were looking for were still classified.

Third, all former presidents receive various benefits financed by taxpayers: among them, a team whose security is evaluated, as well as secure facilities to keep confidential records. It is simply unbelievable that any document at Mar-a-Lago would be in danger of falling into the wrong hands.

Nor does the FBI deserve the benefit of the doubt on this point.

It has been two years since former FBI attorney Kevin Clinesmith pleaded guilty to lying in court to obtain a FISA warrant against a Trump campaign aide, Carter Page.

It is clear that the FBI under Wray’s predecessor, James Comey, was complicit in the propagation of the fraudulent Steele Dossier and the rumors about Russian fraud, whose motivation was only to delegitimize the presidency. of Trump from the beginning.

It would be the same Comey who, by chance, left Trump’s adversary in 2016, Hillary Clinton, unpunished for — guess what — storing piles of classified documents on an insecure personal server, claiming she revealed only “extreme carelessness”.

More recently, the The FBI fell out of favor during the controversy surrounding the plan to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer in 2020 — a plan that bears all the hallmarks of a nefarious plot by the FBI. deep state. [Deep state, ou Estado profundo, é como a direita dos EUA designa a burocracia obscura que acumula poder demais. Segundo a esquerda, trata-se de teoria da conspiração. (N. t.)]

Suspicions of similar frame-up remain regarding the role of Ray Epps on January 6, 2016, the micareta on Capitol Hill, yet the citizens are vilified as “conspiracy theorists” because of this entirely reasonable inference.

There are three primary conclusions to be drawn from the unprecedented attack of Monday fair — an epoch-making moment in the history of American law enforcement, opening a Pandora’s box that will never be replaced.

First of all, it seems that Trump’s funding and popularity only increased with this visible martyrdom, thus reinforcing his chances in the likely pre-candidate of the Republican primary elections for the presidential election of

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Since this “rally around the flag” effect was so easy to predict, it seems likely that it was a factor in the Garland’s decision to approve the attack. The regime seems to think that, as it defeated Trump in 2020, it will be able to do the same again in 2024.

The other two conclusions are even more ominous.

The second conclusion is that every alarm raised by conservatives in recent years has proved justified: the US justice system, with its double standards, is out of control.

The Biden regime makes no apologies for targeting opponents. Let Peter Navarro, John Eastman, Jeffrey Clark, Steve Bannon, or even James O’Keefe of Project Veritas say so.

The imperative for conservatives is not to shrug their shoulders. , but rather by ascertaining the stage of this disease plaguing this long-running republic, and demonstrating a willingness to counter the brazen attacks of the left, with our own willingness to engage, prudently, in escalating tactics of response, with mutual destruction assured. . Sometimes, the only way out is over the top.

The third and final conclusion is the most terrifying: the Biden regime has demonstrated its willingness, and indeed its eagerness, to get the USA is on a path of unprecedented depravity — and it did so only because it could. For this was an act of power as power, an act of public humiliation made to force opponents to bend their knees once and for all before The Regime.

Welcome to the American Stasi era.

©2022 The Daily Signal. Published with permission. Original in English.
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