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Attorney General Merrick Garland had a single thing to say about the FBI raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home: I ordered it. The press conference, Garland said, was prompted because of the public interest in the raid; however, instead of appeasing legitimate concerns that the FBI is officially becoming the prosecutorial arm of the Democratic Party, Garland left the nation more baffled than before.
What confidential documents was former President Trump keeping at Mar-a-Lago? Did Trump, who himself served as the 45th President of the United States, present a legitimate threat to homeland security by safeguarding these documents? Who signed the affidavits or testified before the grand jury and the judge who approved the warrant? There are numerous questions that remain unanswered.
Democrats need to understand that concern over the politicization of the FBI and the Department of Justice is based on undeniable evidence ranging from the faulty FISA requests to Andrew McCabe’s text messages against Trump.
In case you may not have seen it, on June 24, 2022, I detailed in this very newsletter how Obama – not Trump – politicized the Department of Justice. As long as the FBI and the DOJ remain silent, we will continue to think the worst of our law enforcement bodies.
Americans need the answers, and they need them now.
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Note: This article originally appeared in El American’s newsletter on August 12, 2022.
Luis Cornelio is the English Editor-in-Chief at El American. After graduating cum laude from the Colin Powell School for Civil and Global Leadership, he went on to intern at the Heritage Foundation. Most recently he served on President Donald Trump's re-election campaign, writing research articles on topics including law and order, immigration, and the Supreme Court. He also currently works as the Director of Communications for Got Freedom and researcher for the election integrity watchdog Amistad Project. A Dominican-American, he was granted U.S. citizenship in February 2020.
// Luis Cornelio es el English Editor-in-Chief de El American. Después de graduarse cum laude de la Escuela Colin Powell de Liderazgo Civil y Global, pasó a ser pasante de la Heritage Foundation. Recientemente, participó en la campaña de reelección del presidente Donald Trump escribiendo artículos de investigación sobre temas como la ley y el orden, la inmigración y la Corte Suprema. Actualmente trabaja como director de Comunicaciones de Got Freedom y es investigador para el grupo de integridad electoral, el Amistad Project. Un dominicano-americano, se le otorgó la ciudadanía americana en febrero de 2020.