Former President Donald Trump is not buying the story proclaimed by the White House that President Joe Biden knew nothing about the Monday raid on Trump’s Florida home.
On Monday, FBI agents raided Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in connection with a long-running dispute over whether classified documents were among those that went to Florida with the former president when he left Washington in January 2021.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Tuesday that neither Biden nor anyone else in the White House was tipped off ahead of time, according to CNN.
Sec. Jean-Pierre: Biden “was not aware of, uh, the, uh, what was it, the Mar-a-Lago raid? I don’t know what you guys are calling it.”pic.twitter.com/Xa5mwxmlIC
— Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) August 9, 2022
“No, the President was not briefed, was not aware of it. No one in the White House was given a heads up,” Jean-Pierre said, later adding, “We learned about this just like the American people did.”
Either Joe Biden knew about the Gestapo raid on Mar-a-Lago and gave the green light
Or he didn’t know about it
I honestly don’t know which one is worse or more frightening
— Vince Langman (@LangmanVince) August 9, 2022
Trump said he believed that as much as other tales told about the president’s supposed lack of involvement in incidents that could come back to bite Biden.
“Biden knew all about this, just like he knew all about Hunter’s ‘deals,’” Trump posted on his Truth Social platform.
Trump had also posted that the raid was nothing but politics.
“A horrible thing that took place yesterday at Mar-a-Lago. We are no better than a third world country, a banana republic. It is a continuation of Russia, Russia, Russia, Impeachment Hoax #1, Impeachment Hoax # 2, the no collusion Mueller Report, and more. To make matters worse it is all, in my opinion, a coordinated attack with Radical Left Democrat state & local D.A.’s & A.G.’s,” he posted.
“We just haven’t investigated presidents after they’ve served their term,” said Michael Tabman, former head of the FBI’s Minneapolis Field Office.
“But it is a huge move by the FBI in that the political sensitivities are clear. It’s obvious that they’re dealing on a very, sort of tenuous political climate when you go out and you investigate a president, especially one who says he may run for office again.”
Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida said that the Biden administration has created a dangerous precedent, according to Newsweek.
“I’m telling you, you’re playing with fire,” Rubio said. “This is dangerous because someone else will be in power one day, and now you have created the precedent for them to do this back to you.”
“And then we become the Third World, and then we lose our country and our system of government and the meaning of being one nation under a real constitution.”
After taking power they first put their political rivals in jail or forced exile
Then when the supporters of your rivals protest you label them dangerous & criminalize opposition
We have seen this playbook in many other nations
And now the far left has brought it to America pic.twitter.com/KO3L0SdjtO
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) August 10, 2022
“This needs to stop, and the people responsible for this decision, [Attorney General] Merrick Garland, the director of the FBI [Christopher Wray], need to be held to account for going along with something so undemocratic, unconstitutional and flat out destructive and dangerous to our republic,” he continued.
“Thirty FBI agents raided Mar-a-Lago not looking for a fugitive, not looking to save someone’s life whose life was in danger inside that building, not looking to track down some serial killer or drug kingpin. No, 30 FBI agents and a high profile raid over a documents dispute.”
This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.