The Mar-A-Lago Raid

By now I’m certain you’ve seen the headlines about former President Trump’s home at Mar-A-Lago being raided by FBI agents.

The facts of what has been reported are as follows:

  • FBI agents executed a search warrant at Mar-A-Lago on Monday
  • Per CNN, the raid was “tied to a criminal investigation into the handling of classified information”
  • The raid “signaled an extraordinary escalation of an investigation into the handling of certain documents from his presidency and raises questions about whether his legal exposure extends beyond whether he improperly took government records when he left the White House”
  • Former President Trump said they even “broke into [his] safe” and Eric Trump said they went through Melania Trump’s wardrobe
  • Attorney General Merrick Garland has been tight-lipped about the raid
  • Per Zero Hedge, Eric Trump told the Daily Mail that “the 30 agents who arrived at the property asked staff to turn security cameras off – and to kick their lawyer off the property, but they refused.”
  • Figureheads on the right have called for an explanation, with Mark Levin’s head almost exploding while discussing the incident days ago – and even some on the left, like former Gov. Andrew Cuomo, are calling for an explanation of the events
  • Some Justice Department officials are also calling for a public explanation of the raid
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I’m certain that in the coming days, more definite information about the raid and its purpose will leak out and/or come to light, especially since it has become such a major news story.

The points I want to put up for discussion with my readers are:

  • Is it possible this raid is tied to more than just a search for classified documents?
  • Do you believe the raid was likely justified; why or why not?
  • Do you think this raid, in the absence of major evidence and a public statement about its purpose, will help or hurt Trump in the primaries?
  • Do you think this raid, if shown to produce evidence of a crime and if transparently communicated by the FBI to the public, will help or hurt Trump in the primaries?
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