Early in the month of August, the FBI raided the Mar-a-Lago property of former President Donald Trump, prompting indignation from Trump and his followers. While it is becoming clearer how and why Biden’s militarized “justice” system took such a dramatic and damaging move against a former president, fresh material on the subject has just come to light.
As a result of the raid, Trump’s supporters were outraged and the general public was gravely alarmed. In the months following the midterm elections in November, surveys show that Republican supporters will back Trump in the 2024 presidential race, even or maybe notwithstanding the extraordinary raid on his Palm Beach, Florida home.
“Such attacks on Trump did move the needle with the Republican electorate after the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, but that blowback wore off when their voices faded. And more recently, the FBI’s raid of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in search of documents taken from the White House appeared to actually boost Trump’s standing a bit with GOP voters, showing the limits of potential attack lines and underlying the wariness of some to go after him,” Morning Consult reported.
In August, a second Morning Consult poll revealed that “In the August 10 survey, 58% of Republican voters said they would support Trump if the 2024 Republican presidential primary were today, the highest on record since his 2020 loss. The share of support is up from 54% in July and 53% in June amid the high-profile congressional Jan. 6 hearings. Trump’s improvement has come to the detriment of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, whose 2024 support has slumped 5 percentage points since late July, to 16%. Similarly, a record-high 71% of GOP voters say that Trump should run for president in 2024.”
In addition, a recent Emerson College study revealed that Trump continues to perform strongly among Republican voters.
“The poll found that 47 percent of likely voters in Iowa said they would support Trump in the potential rematch, while 39 percent said they would back Biden. Another 10 percent said they would support a different candidate, and 5 percent remained undecided. Biden’s support matches up closely with the 34 percent in the poll that approved of the job he is doing as president. However, 56 percent said they disapproved of Biden’s performance,” The Hill reported.
“The FBI’s search of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence, in which the agency recovered dozens of classified documents, made no difference or increased his support among a majority of likely voters in Iowa. Thirty-eight percent said the Mar-a-Lago search had no impact on their likelihood to support the former president, while 34 percent said it makes them more likely to support Trump,” the outlet continued.
Only 28% of respondents indicated that the raid diminished their support for Trump.
According to an August survey performed by a different polling organization, the results were comparable to those of earlier polls, but an increasing proportion of Americans were concerned that the United States was coming to resemble a third-world nation.
After rejecting a Justice Department request from the Biden administration earlier this month, Trump’s legal team achieved success.
ABC News reported earlier this week that the Department of Justice moved to hold Trump and his legal team in contempt of court at a hearing on Friday. However, the DOJ recommended the parties to address their disagreements independently.
The site added: “The DOJ had urged the judge to hold Trump’s team in contempt over failure to fully comply with a May subpoena for documents with classified markings that was directed to Trump’s custodian of records — a person the Trump legal team has not identified. The proceedings were under seal and not public.”
“The President and his counsel will continue to be transparent and cooperative, even in the face of the highly weaponized and corrupt witch-hunt from the Department of ‘Justice,’” Trump spokesperson Steven Cheung noted in a statement, according to ABC News.
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“If the Department of ‘Justice’ can go after President Trump, they will surely come after any American who they disagree with,” Cheung noted further. “President Trump is the only one who stands in the way of the un-American weaponization of law enforcement.”
According to sources, the DOJ urged Trump’s legal team to comply with the subpoenas issued by a grand jury in response to a series of legal arguments that occurred during the weeks leading up to the urging for contempt of court. CONTINUE READING…