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The Mar-a-Lago Raid: Has America Lost Its Republic?


Local law enforcement officers in front of the home of former U.S. President Donald Trump at Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., on Aug. 9, 2022. (Giorgio Viera/AFP via Getty Images)
Local law enforcement officers in front of the home of former U.S. President Donald Trump at Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., on Aug. 9, 2022. (Giorgio Viera/AFP via Getty Images)

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A Special Report by Joshua Philipp on EpochTV sheds light on the FBI raid of former President Donald Trump’s home on the morning of Aug. 8, 2022. The event calls into question the Biden Administration’s potential weaponization of the government against political opponents and the status of freedom and rule of law in this nation.


Christina Bobb, attorney for Trump, said the FBI wouldn’t allow her or anyone else to accompany on their search of Mar-a-Lago, Trump’s home. When the search warrant was eventually unsealed, it revealed that the FBI was investigating Trump for potentially violating three U.S laws, including the Espionage Act. The laws in question relate to the concealment, removal, or mutilation of public records; gathering, transmitting, or losing defense information, and the destruction, falsification, or alteration of records in federal investigations.


The FBI took several sets of documents from Trump’s home. However, according to Trump, all of these documents were already declassified before he left office. This means the FBI could have had access to those documents any time they wanted, without raiding Mar-a-Lago. Trump even had the documents locked and secure in the way they had requested. Kash Patel, attorney and former chief of staff to the acting secretary of defense in the Trump Administration, explains that, at the end of Trump’s term, the president declassified a swath of documents that he felt the American people should know about or have access to.

Those documents ended up being archived for some reason, not following his order to declassify them. The National Archives wouldn’t allow Patel to see the documents at the time, giving him what he described as a bureaucratic runaround. Patel notes that a search warrant was completely uncalled for, not to mention one with swat teams, saying they could have simply subpoenaed anything they needed. Bobb points out that shrouding this issue as “national security” allows the FBI to conceal what they were doing, which aids in their facade that Trump did something wrong.


In his statement on Aug. 8, Trump asked, “what is the difference between this and Watergate, where operatives broke into the Democrat National Committee? Here, in reverse, Democrats broke into the home of the 45th President of the United States.” Watergate was the historical event in which federal agents broke into the DNC headquarters. Later findings revealed involvement with the FBI, CIA, and the IRS. Allegedly, these efforts were tied to Richard Nixon, who used the raid to win his election. This led to an impeachment trial and eventually Nixon’s resignation from office.


Kash Patel says that if the facts play out, people will be held accountable, just as they were during Watergate, calling it egregious and a gross violation of the law by the highest levels of the FBI, DOJ, and White House. However, in Watergate, those involved snuck in and supposedly stole a few documents. In the raid on Trump’s home, the FBI made a massive show of it for the world to see.


Texas Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert compared the FBI raid to how politics works in foreign regimes, where dictators such as Putin, Maduro, and Castro, among others, use their forces to go after their political opponents. “It is an entirely new thing for this Constitutional Republic and it really does put our Republic in grave danger. It may be irreparable harm.”


Watch the full documentary here.


Potential violation of the law from the Biden administration aside, there are also possible conflicts of interests tied to the raid. One concerning tie is the judge who signed the warrant to raid Trump’s home, United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of Florida, Bruce Reinhart. Only weeks before signing off on the raid, this same judge recused himself from Donald Trump’s lawsuit against Hillary Clinton and the Democrats, saying he couldn’t be impartial with a case regarding Donald Trump. Should Americans be concerned that the FBI went to a judge who openly had trouble being impartial towards a target of their investigation, who represents a direct challenge to the political party in power?


It’s crucial to note that Trump had been cooperative with the FBI and the DOJ for months preceding the raid, inviting the FBI to Mar-a-Lago and showing them whatever they wanted. Nothing had been hidden or kept secret, making it less understandable why they went to such drastic measures. Although Attorney General Merrick Garland has openly supported the raid, he has given little reason as to why it was necessary. In the Russian Collusion Hoax, the facts now reveal how people were investigated unlawfully despite them not having done anything that warranted an investigation. This approach is seemingly becoming normalized within the Democratic Party.


Kash says that in his time working in the Department of Justice if they ever were to bring a prosecution related to a political target, they would not bring it around an election cycle. “That has been the mandate at the Department of Justice for as long as I can remember. It’s consistently touted as the reason for why the Hunter Biden criminal probe has not reached an indictment.” The closeness of elections has been used to try and keep John Durham in check over this past summer and was applied to Hillary Clinton as well. James Comey himself said, despite Hillary deleting and destroying evidence, he wasn’t going to investigate and interfere with a political candidate. “Apparently, that mandate has been thrown out by this Attorney General,” Patel says. “There is not equal application of the law anymore—it’s gone.”


Unelected bureaucrats have overtaken the American intelligence community and seemingly, the rule of law, weaponizing government against concerned parents, peaceful protestors, and most of all, Donald Trump and his allies. Members of the Freedom Caucus or any prominent person who has stood by Trump have become a target. The special report interviews multiple individuals who have been or are currently being targeted by the DOJ due to their politics aligning with Trump. Certainly, no one should be above the law, however, the unequal application of the law certainly sheds doubt on the legitimacy and the intent of these events.


Many Americans are concerned that the government is now operating under a dual justice system, where liberals are treated one way and conservatives are treated another. The weaponization of government to destroy political opponents while protecting political allies is becoming all too familiar in a supposedly free nation. Donald Trump was not a career politician, nevertheless, he has generated a massive movement that seriously threatens the power of the current globalist political elite.


Many Republican legislators are vowing to investigate and hold accountable the people behind the political persecution of Donald Trump and his supporters. If these totalitarian-style tactics are allowed to continue with no consequences, will America cease to exist as the free nation we pride ourselves to be? Can the American people reclaim their voice and vote honest candidates into office who will rid the government of corruption and restore the constitutional rule of law to our government agencies?


Exposing the truth about these events is the first step to genuinely unifying our nation and hopefully, restoring our Republic before it is completely lost. Share this article and watch the special report here for more details.


 


This special report will premiere on Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 8:30 a.m. ET.


Former President Donald Trump’s midterm endorsements are on fire—92 percent of the Republicans he’s backed have won their primaries. The former president says he’s already decided whether he’ll run for president again in 2024, but he doesn’t want to announce anything just yet. Meanwhile, polls show the nation’s opinion of President Joe Biden and the Democrats is slipping.


The sudden raid on Trump’s home shook America. In an unprecedented move, 30 agents searched Mar-a-Lago for 10 hours, removing over a dozen boxes of documents, some purportedly marked classified.


The intensity of the FBI’s operation, some say, stands in stark contrast to its treatment of former Trump opponent Hillary Clinton. Clinton used a private email server to send classified information, potentially violating federal laws. But the FBI declined to prosecute her.


In this special documentary report, we ask: “Is the law applied equally in America? Is it blind to political affiliation?”

We spoke to people close to Trump who say they’ve been targeted by federal authorities because of their relationship with the former president.


Featuring interviews with Sebastian Gorka, Roger Stone, John Solomon, Jesse Binnall, Jeff Clark, Jeff Landry, Kash Patel, John Mills, and others.


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