The sensational raid on Mar-a-Lago is reminiscent of the predawn arrest in 2019 of Trump’s friend Roger Stone, who described opening his door and “staring down the barrel of two assault weapons [and] a dozen other FBI agents in the background, all wearing night goggles, full SWAT gear, side arms, and so on. On the ground was a large metal device used to break down a door which was unnecessary.” Also executed in Florida, additional FBI agents even arrived by boat despite how Roger Stone always complied peacefully and would have driven himself to any courthouse. Stone was ultimately pardoned for the politically motivated accusations against him.
Roger Stone recounted how agents of the Deep State “essentially went through every square inch of my house, literally every square inch. They removed all of my electronics, my computer, my laptop, my iPad, a lot of computer disks, none of which” had any relevant evidence.
Using similar shock-and-awe tactics, the army of FBI agents who ransacked Donald Trump’s home and office without proper supervision may have viewed, copied, photographed, or taken more than the search warrant authorized. Our Constitution limits searches to the particular items listed or the area of a home set forth in a search warrant, but abusively going beyond the warrant is unfortunately a common practice.
Conservatives running for the U.S. House and U.S. Senate must commit to stopping these abuses as soon as they retake the Congress. At a minimum, they should subpoena all DOJ records, emails, and personal cell phone data relating to the possible prosecution of Trump. They should do this so the public can see what is really going on behind closed doors in the politicized Department of Justice under Biden’s Attorney General Merrick Garland. On top of this, the U.S. House controls the power of the purse, and good stewardship would require that they refuse to fund political attacks on the likes of Donald Trump. Donald Trump has been the most thoroughly vetted political figure in American history. If there were any dirt to be found on him, I think we would have already found it and it would be out in the public. This persecution by prosecution must stop.