Failed Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton took to social media to gloat after the FBI executed a search warrant on her nemesis, former President Donald Trump. The FBI raided Mar a Lago, Trump’s winter residence causing a wide variety of reactions from political figures.
GOP Kevin McCarthy was furious saying: “I’ve seen enough. The Department of Justice has reached an intolerable state of weaponized politicization. When Republicans take back the House, we will conduct immediate oversight of this department, follow the facts, and leave no stone unturned. Attorney General Garland, preserve your documents and clear your calendar.
Hillary Clinton, because she just can’t help herself, gloated: “Every ‘But her emails’ hat or shirt sold helps @onwardtogether partners defend democracy, build a progressive bench, and fight for our values. Just saying!
“That was fast—I’m told hats are now sold out. We’ll re-stock ASAP. In the meantime, know that we’ve got shirts, too.”
But Hillary may have gloated too soon because if this raid was about some documents Trump didn’t hand over (we classify too much anyway) it will backfire in ways the Dem Party can’t understand.
Two Dems seemed to understand this and urged caution and demanded answers.
Former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said: “DOJ must immediately explain the reason for its raid & it must be more than a search for inconsequential archives or it will be viewed as a political tactic and undermine any future credible investigation & legitimacy of January 6 investigations.”
Every “But her emails” hat or shirt sold helps @onwardtogether partners defend democracy, build a progressive bench, and fight for our values.— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 9, 2022
Just saying!https://t.co/4TiUxjmRNY pic.twitter.com/rflM8fTAbw
Former Dem presidential candidate Andrew Yang said: “I’m no Trump fan. I want him as far away from the White House as possible. But a fundamental part of his appeal has been that it’s him against a corrupt government establishment.
“This raid strengthens that case for millions of Americans who will see this as unjust persecution.
“It seems like this was authorized by a local judge and a particular FBI office without buy-in or notification of higher levels of government.
“But literally no one will believe that or make a distinction. It’s probably bureaucratic but it seems political.
“If they raided his home just to find classified documents he took from The White House,” one legal expert noted, “he will be re-elected president in 2024, hands down. It will prove to be the greatest law enforcement mistake in history.”
Joe Walsh said:
“Republican insiders, donors, & elected officials are seriously bumming out tonight because this FBI raid pretty much locked up the 2024 nomination for Trump.
“I’ve heard from so many GOP voters tonight who were cooling a bit these past few months on Trump but who are so pissed off about this raid and are back to completely & enthusiastically all in with their support for him. I’m just the messenger.”
Eric Trump said he was “the guy that got the call this morning.”
“I called my father and let him know that it happened,” Trump said.
“So I was involved in this all day.
“To have 30 FBI agents — actually, more than that —descend on Mar-a-Lago give absolutely, you know, no notice. Go through the gate, start ransacking an office, ransacking a closet.
“You know, they broke into a safe. He didn’t even have anything in the safe. I mean, give me a break.”
“You’d have, you know, newspaper articles, pictures, notes from us. When my mom passed away a couple of weeks ago, you know, he still had all the notes,” Trump said.
“You know, over the years they’ve been saved all the notes that she had ever written him. Hey, man, it’s a beautiful thing. My father saves clippings and things like that.”
Attorney General Garland: preserve your documents and clear your calendar. pic.twitter.com/dStAjnwbAT— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) August 9, 2022