As many are saying, this recent raid on Donald Trump’s estate has shown the true colors of the FBI?
Following the FBI’s raid on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, Florida, the White House is attempting to distance itself from the controversial effort.
During a news briefing on Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was asked whether the Biden administration knew about the planned raid.
She denied that the administration was ever briefed on the raid.
“No, the president was not briefed, was not aware of it. No. No one at the White House was given a heads up, no. That did not happen.”
Under a normal administration, this would be hard to believe. Most presidents would be keenly aware of the FBI’s plans to execute a massive search warrant on anyone, especially a former president of the United States.
But given how dysfunctional the Biden administration is, it is almost believable that Biden and his staff had no idea the raid was planned. If that is the case, it is a massive indictment of many government officials.
First, if no one in the White House knew about the raid, it would be an indictment on U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland. As attorney general, he almost certainly knew about the raid, and he should have communicated it to President Joe Biden.
Second, the Department of Justice, and specifically the FBI, would be culpable. They would certainly have been expected to communicate such a high-profile raid to Biden or someone in his administration, and if they did not, it was a failure to execute their duties.
Either the White House knew about the raid and is now lying about it, or the FBI and DOJ deliberately executed the search warrant behind Biden’s back.
In either scenario, the federal government is caught with egg on its face.