New information has surfaced regarding the FBI’s extraordinary search of former President Donald Trump prior to the 2022 general election.
As noted by America First Legal, a judicial watchdog organization, “records obtained from our investigation into the circumstances surrounding the Mar-a-Lago raid further confirm that the FBI obtained access to these records through a ‘special access request’ from the Biden White House on behalf of the DOJ.”
The group released a statement with more stunning revelations:
On August 8, 2022, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) conducted an unprecedented raid of Mar-a-Lago on the ground that potentially classified records existed there. According to press reports, Biden Administration aides were “stunned” to hear of this development.
However, new NARA records obtained through America First Legal’s investigation into the circumstances surrounding the Mar-a-Lago raidfurther confirmed that the FBI obtained access to these records through a “special access request” from the Biden White House on behalf of the Department of Justice (DOJ).
It appears that the Biden White House and DOJ coordinated to obtain the Trump records and perhaps create a pretext for the law enforcement raid by way of a “special access request.”
NEW: thanks to @StephenM’s organization America First Legal, we now know that the Biden WH was directly involved with the FBI raid of Mar-a-Lago.
BANANA REPUBLIC! pic.twitter.com/2BLpdoURmG
— Alex Bruesewitz 🇺🇸 (@alexbruesewitz) April 10, 2023
/2 On August 8, 2022, the FBI conducted an unprecedented raid of Mar-a-Lago on the ground that potentially classified records existed there.
According to press reports, Biden Administration aides were surprised to hear of this development. pic.twitter.com/d951QcbUY8
— America First Legal (@America1stLegal) April 10, 2023
Additionally, these revelations suggest that the National Archives may have misled Congress about its involvement in the FBI raid, which could be viewed as a form of interference in the election process.
“This stunning revelation suggests that NARA was misleading Congress about the White House’s role in the shocking raid of President Trump’s home, and the fact that the Biden White House was acting ‘on behalf of’ the DOJ raises significant legal concerns,” America First Legal stated.
“The special access statute authorizes special access requests to an incumbent president only when the records in question are needed for ‘the conduct of current business’ of the White House. Providing documents to the DOJ for purposes of a criminal investigation is not the ‘current business’ of the White House,” said the press release.
Reed D. Rubinstein, Senior Counselor and Director of Oversight and Investigations, observed: “The evidence suggests that the ostensibly nonpartisan National Archives and Records Administration misled Congress about the Biden White House’s responsibility for the FBI’s raid of former President Trump’s home.
“The evidence further suggests that Biden officials in the Executive Office of the President and the Department of Justice unlawfully abused their power and then lied about it to the American people. This government, it seems, acknowledges no limits on its power to harass, intimidate, and silence its political opponents,” Rubinstein added.