Why the Mar-a-Lago raid could be the best thing ever for the Left
Die-Hard Trump fans don't care about facts. I can sort of understand where they are coming from because of the way the Democrats went about going after Trump (i.e. the Dems started with the B.S. Russiagate). So if you stopped listening after that then you missed the real and substantial scandals of Trump.
Here's the thing: The FBI has been the hammer that has been crushing the Left for just over a century. From the Palmer Raids, past COINTELPRO, and all through the War on some Terror, the FBI has been at war with the Left in this country, and it's been winning. The FBI is the perfect tool for the proto-fascist/neo-fascist right.
In other words, the FBI is the natural ally of Trump and his supporters.
So any split between the FBI and the reactionary Right is a win for the Left.
Boy, did we have a split!
Trump failed to return classified docs requested by the National Archives. A federal judge issued a search warrant for probable cause of a crime. This is not some rando move by the FBI so you shitforbrains Republicans calling for “defunding the FBI”for once try to be less stupid https://t.co/L9qVLqmwsT
— Michael Steele (@MichaelSteele) August 9, 2022
Let's face it: the Trumpian wing of the Republican Party is not very smart, but they make up for it in volume and hypocrisy.
If you think about it, it was inevitable that this split would happen. I mean, an arrogant, greedy, narcissistic, con man that isn't very smart, is leading a political movement of people who also aren't very smart and refuse to believe anything that doesn't fit into their world view. It may take longer with some, but eventually reality wins. Reality always wins in the end.
What's more, this split is destined to get worse because once reality starts to shine a light into their Trumpian world they will lash out. That means whoever is close at the time will get hit first.
The crazy Trump fan who attacked the FBI office today is a good example.
This is only the beginning. Trump is in serious legal trouble, and as his legal troubles compound he's going to play the victim more and more, and his supporters will keep getting more unhinged.
Let's start with the Mar-a-Lago search warrant.
The Justice Department has asked a court to unseal the warrant the FBI received before searching the Florida estate of former President Donald Trump, Attorney General Merrick Garland said Thursday, acknowledging the extraordinary public interest in the case.
The request was striking because such documents traditionally remain sealed during a pending investigation. But the Justice Department appeared to recognize that its silence since the search had created a vacuum for bitter attacks from the former president and his allies, and Garland felt it wise to respond to the widespread demands for details about what the led to the FBI action.
It would be unprecedented, and extremely stupid, for the prosecution to want a search warrant unsealed if this was truly a "witch hunt", as some believe. However, there is NOTHING stopping Trump from releasing the search warrant today if he wanted to, and he would be stupid not to, if this was a witch hunt.
So do you believe that both the Justice Department and the Trump legal team are stupid?
And now it turns out that the FBI was looking for documents on nuclear weapons.
A more immediate and serious legal problem for Trump is the fallout from his efforts to overturn the 2020 Georgia elections. It appears that the DA's in Georgia don't have a sense of humor regarding this.
Court documents filed late Tuesday reveal Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has informed all 16 of the individuals who signed an “unofficial electoral certificate” that was ultimately sent to the National Archives in late 2020 they may be indicted in the probe.
The significant development indicates prosecutors are moving closer to possible criminal charges against those involved in the effort. It also suggests the probe may be drawing closer to Trump himself, as it comes on the heels of subpoenas that were issued to several members of the former President’s legal team who took part in overseeing the effort to overturn the election results in Georgia and other key battleground states.
When those 16 people suddenly realize that they are looking at jail time, and Trump will throw them under the bus, how many of them do you think are going to flip and suddenly become witnesses for the prosecution?
Rudy Giuliani has been ordered to appear in front of the Georgia grand jury investigating the 2020 election next week. Sen. Lindsey Graham has also been asked to testify.
This case has caused Trump to hire a celebrity lawyer, famous for defending rappers.
Another legal problem for Trump comes from his finances. He's been able to tie up his shenanigans in the courts for decades, but now it appears that his luck is running out.
A commercial real estate firm held in contempt of court for failing to hand over records on its appraisals of several Trump Organization properties to New York’s attorney general has turned over nearly 36,000 documents, court filings show.
New York Supreme Court Justice Arthur Engoron had found Cushman & Wakefield in contempt last month for not producing documents in state Attorney General Letitia James’ civil probe into the Trump Organization’s business practices and ordered the firm to pay a $10,000-a-day fine until it complied.
It was this very case that caused Trump to plead the 5th just the other day.