The FBI executed a raid on President Trump’s Mar-A-Lago home in Florida. The reason given by the politically-biased agency for the raid was to locate classified documents that President Trump had supposedly taken when he left office in January 2020; Reports indicate that no such documents were found during the raid.
U.S House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) commented on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that “All I know about that is what is in the public domain. I was surprised that it flashed on my phone last evening, so I don’t really have too much to say except that to have a visit like that, you need a warrant. To have a warrant, you need justification. And that says that no one is above the law, not even a president or a former president of the United States”.
This comment, even though the raid on the home can not be called illegal per se, is hypocrisy at best. Nancy and her husband Paul have come under some scrutiny recently due to some questionable business dealings. The NY Post details “The latest of these “freedom for me but not for thee” hypocrisies involves the matter of Paul Pelosi.” Continuing, we learn that Paul Pelosi’s latest venture includes “Snapping up between $1 million and $5 million in shares of computer chip darling Nvidia (via exercising call options) on June 17, according to disclosure documents”.
The reason that this business move by Paul Pelosi is questionable is the fact that the U.S House was going to enact legislation regarding computer chip companies which would have benefited stock owners of such companies.
As soon as the news about the raid was made public it drew outrage from Republicans. Some called the FBI “Biden’s Gestapo,” a reference to Adolf Hitler’s infamous secret police.
Weaponizing the FBI to raid President Trump’s home makes Watergate look like nothing.
— Rep. Lauren Boebert (@RepBoebert) August 9, 2022
Rep. Lauren Boebert tweeted “Weaponizing the FBI to raid President Trump’s home makes Watergate look like nothing”. In a video on Fox News, Trump outlines some of the things that have befallen our nation since Joe Biden took office and says “we have never seen anything like this”. Indeed, in our nations history we have not witnessed a raid like the conducted last night.