Marc Elias Lets the Cat out of the Bag With What He Tweets About Trump Raid

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The raid on President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home by the FBI is causing a lot of outrage that the former president has been so targeted. Constitutional scholar Alan Dershowitz blasted the action, saying such a raid should be the last resort, and that if they didn’t have more, this was “improper” and “misconduct.” Even former N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang were concerned about the political look of this action by the Biden FBI.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) made it clear that the Democrats were going to try to use this action in the elections against Republicans.

But if you were wondering what the reason for the raid on President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home, Clinton and DNC lawyer flunky Marc Elias may have just spilled the beans. Elias just can’t help himself and gave away the game with what he tweeted.

Here’s the statute he was tweeting about.

(a) Whoever willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, or destroys, or attempts to do so, or, with intent to do so takes and carries away any record, proceeding, map, book, paper, document, or other thing, filed or deposited with any clerk or officer of any court of the United States, or in any public office, or with any judicial or public officer of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.

(b) Whoever, having the custody of any such record, proceeding, map, book, document, paper, or other thing, willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, falsifies, or destroys the same, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both; and shall forfeit his office and be disqualified from holding any office under the United States. As used in this subsection, the term “office” does not include the office held by any person as a retired officer of the Armed Forces of the United States.

That’s what he suggests they’re trying to do — say that he “unlawfully” removed records to prevent him from running again for president. Talk about a preemptive effort to take Trump out.

All their prior efforts to get him have failed — the Russia collusion hoax, the impeachments, the Jan. 6 Committee biased action — this may be all they have left at this point. It’s all been about preventing him from holding office.

Even if this is a ridiculous reed at which to grab, that may be where they are trying to go with this.

What they don’t realize is how much they have galvanized people now against this and behind Trump.

But the utter irony of Elias raising this, given Hillary Clinton created a whole private server with government documents on it.

As we noted earlier:

Clinton sent or received more than 60,000 emails on her private server. While the FBI and James Comey found that she had in fact sent and/or received classified information, including top secret information, among those emails, he declined to prosecute her, instead simply calling her “extremely careless.”

Trump hasn’t done anything even approaching that, but Hillary suffered no raid and got a complete pass when anyone else would have been held to account.

It was bad enough when she got a pass on this. I remember when Comey laid out the whole case and then said nothing would be done how I knew that the FBI was gone at that moment. But we are now truly in banana republic territory with this intolerable action.

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