The Biden administration appeared to be sinking further and further into uncharted territory when, in the course of its “investigation into alleged mishandling of classified documents,” the FBI raided the Mar-a-Lago, the Florida residence of former President Donald Trump, last year.
In light of the discovery that Joe Biden, among other locations, was in possession of classified documents that were kept in his off-site office and garage, and that these documents predate his presidency, it would appear unwise to search for documents that were in fact in the possession of Trump during his presidency.
However, in addition to conducting an intrusion into the Trump household, the FBI also combed through the personal possessions of the youngest Trump child. The former president stated that in addition to searching Barron’s room, agents “rifled through” former first lady Melania Trump’s private matters.
“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?”
Eric Trump expressed his opinion on the FBI’s activities at Mar-a-Lago on Monday.
Conservative Brief reports that on Monday, during an appearance on Newsmax TV with guest host Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), Eric Trump directed some verbal attacks at Justice Department special counsel Jack Smith for actions he allegedly took as part of his investigation into the former president.
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 criticized the FBI and Justice Department in the aftermath of the operation for undertaking unprecedentedly severe measures against a former president who coincidentally serves as Joe Biden’s principal political adversary.
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.
Dan Bongino, a former agent of the Secret Service, was enraged, according to Conservative Brief.
“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 consistently maintained that the assault was of a political nature, asserting that the persecution would have ceased if he had not been vying for the Republican nomination for president in 2024.
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!”