Following the FBI’s raid of the residence of former President Donald Trump, there’s been much speculation about the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) motivation. Was it done to prevent Trump from running again in 2024, or was the raid related to documents and evidence surrounding the Jan. 6 commission?
While these factors may have had some bearing on the FBI’s raid, some entirely different, and potentially larger, factors may be at play.
It’s likely that the FBI’s raid was driven by intelligence community fears over information that was contained within those documents relating to the Russiagate hoax.
The DOJ’s coordinated FBI raid of Mar-a-Lago was likely related to the potential unsealing and public presentation of this information—particularly in relation to Trump’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) suit against Hillary Clinton, the Democratic National Committee, and former FBI officials such as former Director James Comey, former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, former agent Peter Strzok, and former FBI lawyer Lisa Page—and his amended RICO suit, which added more defendants.
As new information has come to light, we’ve gained increased confidence and feel even more strongly regarding this theory. The vast breadth and scope of the search warrant alone have bolstered this theory. But that’s far from being the only reason behind our belief.
An Aug. 17 Newsweek article included some remarkable statements from two sources within the Intelligence Community (IC).
One of these sources noted that “agents went into Trump’s residence on the pretext that they were seeking all government documents … but the true target was this private stash” of documents amassed by Trump, “which Justice Department officials feared Trump might weaponize.” The second source claimed that although the FBI supposedly “collected everything that rightfully belonged to the U.S. government,” the true target of the DOJ-led FBI raid was “these documents that Trump had been collecting since early in his administration.”
By Jeff Carlson