Former President Donald Trump shattered all fundraising records after the FBI raided his Florida club Mar a Lago according to Trump’s son Eric.
Eric Trump made the announcement posting on Truth Social: “DonaldJTrump.com is shattering all fundraising records and I’m told has raised more money in the past 24 hours than ever before in recent history! The American people are pissed!”
Information is slowly trickling out about the raid and it seems this may be a fight over materials some bureaucrats thought Trump should not have. If this is a case of bureaucratic infighting over documents, the FBI may well have overplayed its hand with a raid rather than a subpoena.
What documents could he have that would necessitate a raid? Proof of alien life? The identity of JFK’s shooter? Biden better hope this is not another example of an-of-control bureaucracy as that would prove Trump’s point and embolden his 2024 election bid.
Many GOP leaders are furious with the move and consider it an overreach. Elise Stefanik said:
“Joe Biden’s FBI and Department of Justice have been fully weaponized against their political opponents. It is an absolute outrageous abuse of power and unAmerican for these agencies to raid the home of President Trump and seize the cell phone of a sitting Member of Congress.
“Attorney General Garland, Director Wray, House Democrats, and most of all Joe Biden will absolutely be held accountable.”
Steve Scalise said:
“Let’s be clear: This is a brazen weaponization of the FBI by Biden’s DOJ against his political opponent—while giving their political allies free passes.
“It’s exactly why the IRS shouldn’t get an army of 87,000 more agents.
“House Republicans will hold them accountable next year.”
Kevin McCarthy said:
“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,” McCarthy said.
Let’s be clear: This is a brazen weaponization of the FBI by Biden’s DOJ against his political opponent—while giving their political allies free passes.— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) August 9, 2022
It’s exactly why the IRS shouldn’t get an army of 87,000 more agents.
House Republicans will hold them accountable next year.
Attorney General Garland: preserve your documents and clear your calendar. pic.twitter.com/dStAjnwbAT— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) August 9, 2022