The Department of Justice's readiness to unseal a large number of papers in connection with the FBI raid on Donald Trump's house at Mar-a-Lago is only limited to a certain extent.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has, up to this point, disclosed crucial material such as the search warrant; but, they continue to refuse to publicly reveal the essential document that served as the impetus for the raid in the first place.
If the Department of Justice places a high premium on openness and fair treatment under the law, then why won't they notify the American public about the specific legal procedure that was utilized to justify conducting an extraordinary raid on a former president?
It is possible that the affidavit that was used to justify the raid may reveal some devastating data that would expose this whole fiasco as being nothing more than a politically driven witch hunt.
The Department of Justice provides a variety of justifications for why the affidavit ought to continue to be kept under wraps, one of which is "to protect the integrity of an ongoing investigation that implicates national security."
It's funny how whenever they find themselves in a tight spot, they immediately invoke "national security." If it is true that President Trump put the country's safety at risk when he removed secret materials from the White House, then one would wonder why it took the Department of Justice more than two years to recover those records.
These are the answers that may be found inside the Department of Justice's affidavit.
According to the warrant that was unsealed on Friday, Trump is currently being investigated for possible violations of the Espionage Act. The warrant cited 18 U.S. Code 793, which is part of the Espionage Act, and is related to "gathering, transmitting, or losing defense information." Trump is now being treated as a foreign spy, and he is currently being investigated for possible violations of the Espionage Act.
In addition, the warrant made reference to Section 2071 of Title 18 of the United States Code, which deals with "concealment, removal, or mutilation generally," and Section 1519 of Title 18 of the United States Code, which deals with "destruction, alteration, or falsification of records in federal investigations and bankruptcy." The second charge is for obstructing the administration of justice.
On August 5, the warrant was signed by Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart, who had previously worked as personal counsel for Jeffrey Epstein and his friends. On August 8, operatives armed with firearms from the FBI carried out the order's execution.
Even though Attorney General Merrick Garland "personally approved" the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago, he is now requesting that the initial affidavit be kept under wraps by the retired judge who presided over the Epstein case.
The Justice Department has issued a warning that the affidavit might "compromise future investigative steps" and "serve as a roadmap to the government's ongoing investigation, providing specific details about its direction and likely course." Both of these scenarios are possible outcomes.
In the meantime, the records that were taken by FBI agents (apart from Trump's personal property, which was not within the scope of the search) had already been declassified by the Former President, which rendered the entire operation illegitimate.
"First and foremost, all of it has been made public. "Number two, they didn't need to'seize' anything," Trump stated on Truth Social the week prior while criticizing the search and seizure.
They could have gotten it whenever they wanted if they hadn't been so concerned with playing politics or breaking into Mar-a-Lago. It had been placed in a safe storage facility, and at their request, an additional lock had been installed.
The search of Donald Trump's house at Mar-a-Lago by the FBI would, in all likelihood, do nothing other than reviving his support among his core supporters while also winning him new ones.
The Democrats are not prepared for the historical backlash that will result from their politically driven witch hunt against their political opponent.