Trump is warning America’s conservatives by pointing to the FBI raid of his home, stating: “The Left will do anything to stop me from SAVING AMERICA.” As we read in Politico:
From the moment Donald Trump announced the FBI had searched his Mar-a-Lago residence to the public release of the search warrant that unveiled the former president is under investigation for potential obstruction of justice and Espionage Act violations, Trump world has thrown out a series of shifting explanations. And they haven’t all stuck.
Team Trump’s approach to lean into the political firestorm comes even as the former president reportedly asked Attorney General Merrick Garland, privately via a Justice Department official, what he could do to “reduce the heat.” Meanwhile, he continues to use the investigation as a fundraising tool, with an email out to supporters Monday morning declaring: “The Left will do anything to stop me from SAVING AMERICA.”
On the day the search warrant was unsealed, Trump put forth a new explanation about why he kept highly classified documents — and it’s likely to be at the center of his legal defense moving forward.
Trump’s office provided a statement to John Solomon, the conservative journalist who is one of the former president’s authorized representatives to the National Archives. The statement said Trump regularly took classified material to Mar-a-Lago, and that he had issued a never-before-revealed “standing order” that documents removed in this fashion “were deemed to be declassified.”
“The power to classify and declassify documents rests solely with the President of the United States,” the statement read. “The idea that some paper-pushing bureaucrat, with classification authority delegated BY THE PRESIDENT, needs to approve of declassification is absurd.”
Trump kept his Saturday statement short. He proclaimed he has “TRUTH” on his side, and “when you have TRUTH, you will ultimately be victorious!”
This story of the FBI raid is definitely riling up his followers. I did a video on this: