When the FBI moved into unprecedented territory last year by raiding the Florida home of former President Donald Trump, Mar-a-Lago, as part of the bureau’s “investigation into alleged mishandling of classified documents,” it seemed that the Biden administration could not sink lower.
Given that Joe Biden himself was found to be in possession of classified documents stored in his off-site office and garage, in addition to other places, and that those documents predate his term as president, it seems that looking for documents held by Trump that are in fact from the tenure of his presidency would not be advisable.
Yet, the FBI not only raided the home of the Trumps but included the personal belongings of the youngest Trump child in their search. The former president said Barron’s room had been searched and that agents also “rifled through” former first lady Melania Trump’s unmentionables as well.
“They rifled through the first lady’s closet drawers and everything else,” Donald Trump said. “And even did a deep and ugly search of the room of my 16-year-old son — leaving everything they touched in far different condition than it was when they started. Can you believe it?”
On Monday, Eric Trump had something to say about the FBI’s actions at Mar-a-Lago.
Eric Trump, during an appearance on Newsmax TV with guest host Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), took some verbal shots at Justice Department special counsel Jack Smith on Monday for actions he reportedly took as part of his probe into the former President, Conservative Brief reports.
Trump said that Smith went through his little brother Barron’s “underwear drawer” and “everything else you could possibly imagine,” saying “They are doing anything they can to take down my father.” Eric pointed out, “Everybody forgets that Jack Smith’s wife was the one who did the Michelle Obama documentary.”
“I mean, isn’t it really convenient that she’s team Michelle Obama and happens to be the person that’s going after Donald Trump when, in a Harvard Harris poll this morning, my father’s leading Biden by five points, and I actually think it’s probably far higher than that,” Eric Trump said.
“But he’s clearly the frontrunner for the Republican Party by, you know, forty or fifty points over the next nearest rival. DeSantis is fading quickly. He’s beating Biden in every single poll on a national level,” he added.
Referencing his 17-year-old brother, Eric Trump said he found it “really interesting” that the man whose wife “produced a Michelle Obama documentary happens to be the guy who is rabidly going after my father, as you said, misusing statutes, and raiding his home at Mar-a-Lago, and you know, going through Barron’s underwear drawer and, you know, everything else you could possibly imagine.”
“It’s disgraceful, and honestly, I am fearful for this country, Matt, because it’s— our country can’t last this way. They’ve lost so much confidence of the American people. The FBI’s not respected the way it was before, and it’s so sad to say that because it used to be a great institution,” he added.
Republicans blasted the FBI and Justice Department shortly after the raid for taking such drastic action against a former president who also happens to be Joe Biden’s chief political rival, something never before done.
According to Fox News, the raid “was in connection with materials that Trump took with him from his time as president.” The outlet quoted other sources who said the “National Archives and Records Administration referred the case to the Justice Department,” and agents “recovered 15 boxes of classified materials from” Trump’s estate, the outlet continued.
Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino was furious, Conservative Brief noted.
“This is some third-world bullshit right here,” Bongino said. “Let me say it again, third-world bullshit. I mean every word of that. I don’t care that it’s cable news.
“I was a federal agent, I raised my right hand. And I swore to protect and defend the constitution of the United States. And I love this country. This is a freaking disgrace. A disgrace. We don’t live in Cuba. We don’t live under Kim Jong Un” of North Korea, he continued.
“We live in a constitutional republic. A representative democracy. You have a bunch of FBI agents raiding the home of a former president because they don’t like his politics? Are you kidding me?” he added. “This is some third-world garbage that happened tonight,” he continued.
Trump has always maintained that the raid was political in nature, stating that if he were not running for the Republican nomination for president in 2024, none of the persecution would be happening.
Trump recently posted:
“…Between Mueller, Deranged Jack Smith, and Congressional Committees, over 100 Million Dollars has been spent investigating me since I came down the escalator in Trump Tower. Biden is a criminal, and almost no money, by comparison, has been spent investigating him. Get Smart, Republicans, they are trying to steal the Election from you!”