It’s coming from almost every angle. Many people are expressing deep concern about the raid on former President Donald Trump’s home. Even CNN.
Alan Dershowitz lashed out saying that a raid is supposed to be a last resort. “But this administration has used the weaponization of the justice system against its political enemies,” Dershowitz said.
And CNN’s legal expert Paul Callan said that if this just had to do with the Presidential Records Act, it was “not enough to warrant” the action the FBI took.
“And this is a daring and dangerous move by the Department of Justice to serve a warrant on a former President and to raid his personal residence,” Callan added.
Former FBI official Andrew McCabe, who is now a CNN commentator, said that he hoped they had more than that just not properly securing or turning over records.
“If they raided his home just to find classified documents he took from The White House,” one legal expert said, “he will be re-elected president in 2024, hands down. It will prove to be the greatest law enforcement mistake in history.”
Philip Mudd, a former CIA official and CNN commentator, said, “The chance the attorney general and the FBI director went in and said, ‘Hey, he’s got some secret document down there he hasn’t given us, and to ensure we recover those, we’re just going to go to Mar-a-Lago,’ I would put that near zero,” Mudd explained. “To get to the bar where you’re going to the residence of the former president, classified documents don’t get you there. I had them in my house sometimes, inappropriately. It happens all the time. There has to be the additional piece … and they have to do with stuff that the FBI can’t get someplace else.”
The world is waiting and watching to see some legit justification for such a dramatic action.
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