I’ve said it a few times in recent months, that we are on the verge of a civil war. Not north vs. south, but it could be brother vs. brother.
This version’s Fort Sumter may be the federal law enforcement attack on Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida on Monday morning.
Trump posted online that his home had been “raided, and occupied” and was “currently under siege.”
“Nothing like this has ever happened to a President of the United States before,” Trump wrote in a post on Truth Social, the company he started after being banned on Twitter.
The alleged purpose of the raid by FBI agents was to search for classified documents that Trump had with him from the White House after his presidency ended — which, if true, could be a violation of federal law.
The National Archives and Records Administration said it had found classified material in 15 boxes at the residence earlier this year and alerted the FBI. The agents executed a search warrant Monday to look for additional presidential records Trump may have relocated to his Florida estate.
Yet unlike Hillary Clinton and her computer servers in her home that held classified documents that was ignored by the Justice Department, Trump said he was “working and cooperating with the relevant Government agencies, this unannounced raid on my home was not necessary or appropriate.”
Trump called the raid a politically motivated move by Democrats who don’t want him to run again in 2024.
“It is prosecutorial misconduct, the weaponization of the Justice System, and an attack by Radical Left Democrats who desperately don’t want me to run for President in 2024,” he wrote.
A Justice Department spokesperson declined to comment on the search, including about whether Attorney General Merrick Garland had personally authorized the search.
All I can say is November cannot get here soon enough to thwart some of these actions.