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Merrick Garland Says He ‘Personally Approved’ Mar-A-Lago Raid

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Attorney General Merrick Garland revealed Thursday he personally authorized the FBI’s Monday raid on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-A-Lago home.

“I personally approved the decision to seek a search warrant,” Garland said during his brief Thursday press conference on the matter. He did not take any questions after speaking.

FBI agents executed a search warrant on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property early Monday morning to seize documents related to files Trump had taken after he left office belonging to the National Archives.

Garland’s claims run counter to reporting by Newsweek on Tuesday, in which a senior Biden official told the outlet that Garland had no prior knowledge of the search, and was not asked to approve the raid.

“I know it’s hard for people to believe,” the official told the outlet. “But this was a matter for the U.S. Attorney and the FBI.”

Newsweek also reported a confidential informant had tipped the FBI off on the location of the documents.

Garland also announced Thursday that the Justice Department had just “filed a motion in the Southern District of Florida to unseal a search warrant and property receipt relating” to the raid. He vowed not to “stand by silently” amid “recent unfounded attacks on the professionalism of the FBI and Justice Department agents and prosecutors.”

Many conservative and Republican critics called the raid an example of the weaponization and politicization of the Department of Justice.

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  1. Garland says that no one is “above the law”, but the truth is that this is the continued destruction of the “rule of law” in America by a weaponized FBI and DOJ against the political opposition (along with the CIA, the IRS, and the DOD), and it is what’s done in China, Russia, and every third world dictatorship. The N.Y. Post now reports that Trump had previously allowed the FBI to search all relevant documents at Mar-a- Lago. It is nothing less than an overt, illegal attempt to find or plant documents for the Jan. 6 committee to prevent Trump from running for President again.

    It is also a clear message for all Americans that you must comply. If they can do this to a billionaire and former President; they can do anything they want to you. Remember the new so-called “inflation reduction act” is not just “Green New Deal” overreach and increasing taxes, it will literally double the size of the IRS; making it bigger than the FBI, the DOJ and the Customs and Border Service combined. From 78,000 agents to over 160,000 and you can rest assured they won’t be going after Democrats. (Remember Lois Lerner?)

    Of course there have never been any raids or consequences for Hillary Clinton, James Comey, Peter Strozk, or Michael Sussman, who we know lied and colluded to concoct the whole fake “dossier” and Russian collusion investigation. No consequences for James Clapper and John Brennan, who were complicit and lied before Congress. No consequences for Hillary destroying 33,000 emails that had been subpoenaed. No consequences for Eric Swalwell, who slept with a Chinese spy or Dianne Feinstein, who had a Chinese spy on her staff for 20 years. No consequences for Hunter Biden, who flew around the world with his Dad on Air Force 2, making illegal “pay for play” deals with hostile foreign powers. No consequences for Joe, who lied and said he knew nothing about it. And, of course, no consequences for the Antifa and BLM rioters who destroyed cities and killed dozens in the summer of 2020 but lock up all the Jan. 6 protestors on trumped up “trespassing” charges. I could go on and on. In fact, in their usual synchronized talking points, now we get to listen to some of them lecture us about “the rule of law” on CNBC.

    Unless there is not a “Red wave” but a Tsunami this Nov., our Republic is finished.

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