Sun. Sep 25th, 2022
WASHINGTON: The FBI Raid Against Former President Donald TriumphThe Florida home was linked to classified nuclear weapons-related documents, a major US media outlet reported Thursday, even as the Biden administration asked a court to unseal the search warrant that could shed more light on the unprecedented move it has inflamed politics in America.
At a press conference, US Attorney General Merrick Wreath said he had “personally approved the decision to seek a search warrant in this matter” and vowed to protect FBI agents and Justice Department officials from attacks by Trump-supporting extremists, some of whom They have made death threats. A gunman who allegedly tried to storm the FBI office in Cincinnati after calling for a violent response was killed by police Thursday after a standoff amid unrest among the MAGA mob over the raid.
Garland did not address the nuclear documents angle in his press conference, but the Washington The Post, citing “people familiar with the investigation,” said classified nuclear weapons-related documents were among the items FBI agents were looking for during the search. In a post on Truth Social, his media platform, Trump said he “will not object to the release of documents related to the unwarranted and unnecessary un-American raid and break-in of my home.”
Meanwhile, there was wild speculation on social media, with critics of Trump raising the specter of nuclear trade by the former president and his family, even going so far as to link it to his dealings with Saudi Arabia.
“People ask why Trump would keep (nuclear) documents. Lots of possible reasons. For example, and this example is pure speculation: Intelligence signals on MBS and Khashoggi, or on Saudi nukes, are the kind of documents you’d want.” in case I had to remind the Saudis to keep getting $$$,” tweeted Bill Kristol, a conservative critic of Trump.

According to some media accounts, the Justice Department waited more than a year for Trump to return all the classified material and launched the raid after he ignored their requests. Garland suggested that the Justice Department intended to execute the search warrant quietly without making a show, and it was the former president who made it public.
“The Department made the motion to release the warrant and receipt in light of the former President’s public confirmation of the search, the surrounding circumstances, and the substantial public interest in this matter,” Garland said.
The altercation is complicated by the fact that then-President Obama’s nomination of Garland to the Supreme Court was blocked by Senate Republicans, giving him (in their eyes) a reason to launch the raid. “The karma would be Mitch McConnell blocking Merrick Garland from the Supreme Court in 2016 only to have him become attorney general in 2021 to topple Donald J. Trump in 2022,” noted one critic.
Garland dismissed the suggestion that he has an ulterior motive, saying, “Faithful enforcement of the rule of law is the fundamental principle of the Justice Department and of our democracy. Upholding the rule of law means applying the law uniformly without fear or favor.” Under my watch, that is precisely what the Justice Department is doing.”
The issue has now become a political lightning rod, with Trump and his supporters alleging political revenge and even suggesting evidence may have been planted by the FBI during the raid.
Congressman Paul Gosar, an ardent right-wing Trump supporter, even called for the destruction of the FBI to “save America.” And former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who called Garland the “chief of Biden’s secret police,” warned that “if Trump is elected [president]The first thing he’s going to do is raid every one of Biden’s houses.”
While some Trump critics complain that the former president should stand trial on charges ranging from theft of classified material to treason, few believe the issue will alter the deeply divided political landscape. “Man can eat a baby alive on national TV and not a single Republican voter would give a shit,” one analyst wrote.