Presidents Bush I, Clinton, Bush II and Obama all refused access to White House documents, which they retained for their “presidential Libraries”. However, Trump worked closely with the National Archives to catalogue all the documents he retained.
Since Trump was cooperating fully with the FBI’s bogus investigation into his retention of previously classified presidential records, there would seem to be no reason for the FBI’s raid on his Mar-A-Lago estate last Monday, other than perhaps for them to plant evidence against him, as he suggested.
Or maybe, as investigative reporter Paul Sperry tweeted about on Monday (causing him to be de-platformed), the FBI spent 9 hours rummaging through Trump’s private office and Melania’s wardrobe, looking for documents related to the Crossfire Hurricane spying scandal and they left with 12 boxes of material.
“DEVELOPING: Investigators reportedly met back in June w Trump & his lawyers in Mar-a-Lago storage rm to survey docs & things seemed copasetic but then FBI raids weeks later. Speculation on Hill FBI had PERSONAL stake & searching for classified docs related to its #Spygate scandal.
“Funny, don’t remember the FBI raiding Chappaqua or Whitehaven to find the 33,000 potentially classified documents Hillary Clinton deleted. And she was just a former secretary of state, not a former president.”
Sperry also noted that “CNN is admonishing reporters not to call the FBI raid of Trump’s home a ‘raid,’ but instead to term it as a ‘judge-approved search.'”
And as this video compilation of coordinated Fake News indicates, the next move in the Deep State’s playbook may be to accuse all of those who are concerned about the FBI’s unjustified raid of being violent “QAnon extremists” who are calling for “civil war”. Or worse, they may stage a new January 6th-type “insurrection” with more fake Trump supporters, to justify more illegal detentions, with the goal of triggering an all-out civil war.
Whatever comes of this latest distraction, precedent has now been established to conduct similar raids on other former presidents – presidents who actually committed treason.