President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago was raided by the FBI on Monday night. According to multiple mainstream media reports, the reason for the raid was that Trump allegedly brought classified information from the White House to Mar-a-Lago.
After the former president announced that his home was raided by the FBI, supporters of former President Donald Trump immediately began gathering outside of Mar-a-Lago. Footage of the crowds arriving circulated on social media, showing supporters honking horns and waving flags in support of the 45th president.
Attorney Alan Dershowitz noted that the raid seemed to be “misconduct.”
“The raid is supposed to be a last resort. But this administration has used the weaponization of the justice system against its political enemies…This is improper, and this is misconduct.”
Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has come to the defense of former President Donald Trump after the FBI raided his Florida Mar-a-Lago home.
“The raid of MAL [Mar-a-Lago] is another escalation in the weaponization of federal agencies against the Regime’s political opponents, while people like Hunter Biden get treated with kid gloves… Now the Regime is getting another 87k IRS agents to wield against its adversaries? Banana Republic.”
Rand Paul chimed in as well, saying:
“The @FBI raid on President Trump was approved by Director Wray, who also claimed that the illegal FISA warrants used to spy on Trump were constitutional. Today’s raid is outrageous and unjust, but predictable.”
Candidate for Arizona Governor Kari Lake also expressed concern over the mass hire at the IRS:
Some Republicans are demanding that FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland appear before the House Judiciary Committee on Friday to explain the Department of Justice’s actions in raiding former President Donald Trump.
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), the ranking minority member of the House Judiciary Committee, noted that the House would be in session on Friday to vote on the so-called “Inflation Reduction Act,” which passed the Senate on Sunday, that Wray and Garland should use the opportunity to appear before the committee on Friday to explain the extraordinary raid to Congress.
“This Friday, we’re going back to vote on this stupid bill … Merrick Garland, Chris Wray, come to the House Judiciary Committee this Friday and answer our questions about this action today, which has never happened in American history. … Why not talk to President Trump and have him give the information that you’re after? This is unbelievable, and understand the history here: One year ago it was Merrick Garland using the Patriot Act against parents. One day ago, it was 87,000 agents in a bill the Democrats passed to go harass Americans from the IRA. And today, we have the raid of a former president’s home? In America? So — heck, we deserve answers now, and this Friday would be a good time.”
This outcome seems unlikely, as the decision to ask Wray and Garland to testify would be up to committee chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY).
The Gateway Pundit is reporting that it was Judge Bruce E. Reinhart from the Southern District of Florida who reportedly signed off on the warrant to raid President Trump’s home at Mar-a-Lago on Monday night. This Judge has represented several of Jeffery Epstein’s employees in connection with the sex trafficking investigation against the financier.
The New York Post reported:
Sources tell The Post that Judge Bruce Reinhart approved the warrant that enabled FBI agents to converge on the palatial South Florida estate on Monday in what Trump called an “unannounced raid on my home.”
Reinhart was elevated to magistrate judge in 2018 after 10 years in private practice.
Months after his appointment, the Miami Herald reported that he had represented several of Epstein’s employees in connection with the sex trafficking investigation against the financier.
According to the paper, Reinhart resigned from the South Florida US Attorney’s Office effective on New Year’s Day 2008 and went to work for Epstein’s workers the following day. In 12 years as a federal prosecutor, according to his official biography, Reinhart “managed a docket that covered the full spectrum of federal crimes, including narcotics, violent crimes, public corruption, financial frauds, child pornography and immigration.”
Despite the raid, President Donald Trump released a new political video early Tuesday morning. You can watch the video HERE.