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Democrats Better Hope the FBI Got Something More Damning From Mar-a-Lago

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We now have a better idea of what documents the FBI retrieved from the home of former President Donald Trump. After Attorney General Merrick Garland announced it would be issuing a filing to unseal the warrant, a sieve-like leaking has begun.

Both the Wall Street Journal and Breitbart News have obtained copies of the warrant and a list of the items taken from Mar-a-Lago. If the information that has been leaked so far is any indication, Democrats better be praying hard that the Bureau found something much worse than what has already been released.

The Journal published a report outlining some of the documents the FBI collected from Trump’s home. From the article:

The Federal Bureau of Investigation agents took around 20 boxes of items, binders of photos, a handwritten note and the executive grant of clemency for Mr. Trump’s ally Roger Stone, a list of items removed from the property shows. Also included in the list was information about the “President of France,” according to the three-page list. The list is contained in a seven-page document that also includes the warrant to search the premises which was granted by a federal magistrate judge in Florida.

The list includes references to one set of documents marked as “Various classified/TS/SCI documents,” an abbreviation that refers to top-secret/sensitive compartmented information. It also says agents collected four sets of top secret documents, three sets of secret documents, and three sets of confidential documents. The list didn’t provide any more details about the substance of the documents.

Now, leftists are making hay out of the fact that the warrant to search Trump’s home lists the Espionage Act as one of the laws the FBI suspects him of violating. But so far, nothing that was unearthed rises anywhere beyond what Hillary Clinton did when she refused to turn over emails and even tried to destroy them. Moreover, if the former president declassified the documents – which is not quite clear at the moment – then it’s even less egregious.

The FBI raid on Trump’s home came off as politically motivated when the news came to light on Monday. Now, it seems even more so. People are already asking why, if the Justice Department truly believed Trump possessed documents presenting a threat to national security, did they wait for days after the warrant was signed to show up at his home? Moreover, the deadline on the warrant was August 19th – next Friday. It does not appear that the judge who signed it believed the situation to be urgent, right?

So far, this whole debacle is shaping up to be what I like to call a “whole lot of nothing on a sesame seed bun.” I contended earlier that the entire reason the FBI wanted to search Trump’s home has nothing to do with the Presidential Records Act. This was just a pretext for agents to be allowed to enter Mar-a-Lago so they could “find” evidence of another crime. Perhaps the alleged Espionage Act violation was the smoking gun they were hoping to discover. Or, it is also possible that they believe there is more damning evidence in those 15 boxes. It is not yet clear whether the Bureau has combed through all of the documents yet, so there could be more “revelations” going forward.

Nevertheless, this situation is not turning out the way Democrats would have wanted despite how the activist media is currently trying to spin the story. But we will have to wait and see what, if anything, comes out next.