On August 8, 2022, the FBI raided Mar-a-Lago, President Donald Trump's Florida residence. Such an act against any president, past or present, has never been done before. The FBI served their warrant, searched the Trump family home, and even pried his safe open. They found...nothing. Not even Ashley Biden's lost diary.

What was Donald Trump's supposed crime that justified such an extreme measure?

The feds were looking for classified documents from when Trump occupied the Oval Office, which should have been turned over to the National Archives. Those would be the same documents that have already been declassified and that the Trump people are currently reviewing with the National Archive people to figure out if they should be returned or not.

The Clinton administration provides a good point of comparison. Bill Clinton's former national security adviser, Sandy Berger, smuggled documents out of the National Archives in his pants and then destroyed them. It is believed that the documents would have embarrassed President Clinton during the 9/11 investigation. Was Berger's home searched? Nope. Did he go to jail? Nope, he was sentenced to...community service. Does anybody think Merrick Garland has community service in mind for Donald Trump?

An FBI application for a search warrant requires an affidavit from an agent swearing under oath to the need and circumstances for a warrant. According to Alan Dershowitz, to get a warrant, there should be no less intrusive means to obtain the evidence — like asking for it from a subject who is already cooperating with the investigation. Alternatively, there could be an immediate danger of evidence being destroyed — while being reviewed by other federal employees. Sure. But when working with a magistrate who was formerly employed by Jeffery Epstein, the FBI may have ways to get around those little formalities.

In other words, there was no rational reason to execute a search warrant on Trump's home. This also means that the FBI most certainly lied on the affidavit for the warrant — as they have a history of doing. Kevin Clinesmith has forever tainted the FBI's credibility on such matters.

I suspect that when the search warrant is reviewed by congressional investigators — and it will be — we will see proof of what we already suspect. The raid was an outrageous act, by a rogue federal agency, in service to a corrupt administration.

Putting aside the legality of the whole thing, I have a bunch of questions.

These are not rhetorical questions. I have suspicions about the answers — but I don't know for sure. I am pretty sure the Democrats don't know, either — which makes this raid seem all the more desperate.

Tell me again how MAGA isn't winning. If the sun were really setting on MAGA, would the left and its servants in the Deep State be acting like this? Desperation is never a sign of strength or confidence.

One thing is certain: Merrick Garland just took a sledgehammer to Pandora's box. I suspect we'll learn what the contents are in a few months. I'm guessing that Pandora has a better Election Day surprise for conservatives than liberals, but we'll see.

We live in interesting times. Our generation will be witness to either the rebirth or the death of a great nation. The way it goes depends on us.

John Green is a political refugee from Minnesota, now residing in Idaho. He has written for American Thinker, American Free News Network, and The Blue State Conservative. He can be followed on Facebook or reached at greenjeg@gmail.com.

Image: Ninian Reid via Flickr, CC BY 2.0 (cropped).

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On August 8, 2022, the FBI raided Mar-a-Lago, President Donald Trump's Florida residence. Such an act against any president, past or present, has never been done before. The FBI served their warrant, searched the Trump family home, and even pried his safe open. They found...nothing. Not even Ashley Biden's lost diary.

What was Donald Trump's supposed crime that justified such an extreme measure?

The feds were looking for classified documents from when Trump occupied the Oval Office, which should have been turned over to the National Archives. Those would be the same documents that have already been declassified and that the Trump people are currently reviewing with the National Archive people to figure out if they should be returned or not.

The Clinton administration provides a good point of comparison. Bill Clinton's former national security adviser, Sandy Berger, smuggled documents out of the National Archives in........

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