There was a time when we would presume the FBI to be politically neutral, and that when private communications were examined, anything not relevant to criminal prosecution would remain private and not be stored. But the current FBI has proven a leak factory and a political spying operation.
So, we have a problem. Perry’s phone has the names of Freedom Caucus donors and whistleblowers in the bureaucracy. In this FBI, we can be assured those will be passed on to the DNC for retaliation and the whistleblowers will at the least be kept out of the loop.
The Mar A Lago documents the Archive had an interest in were kept in a storage closet in the basement. The last communication between the Archivists and FBI and Trumps organization was in June and it was a request for a stronger lock on the door, which was complied with in one day. There was no indication there was a problem with the progress of the negotiations. Remember that in 2016, President Obama took 90,000 pages of Presidential documents to Chicago, on the promise they would eb returned to the Archives after they were digitized and non-classified documents placed online by the Obama Presidential Library. To date, no such database exists and the documents have not been returned. Has Obama’s storage facility been raided?
But the FBI didn’t just search the records storage closet. Trump’s private papers were also taken and Melania’s clothing was also searched.
So, what are they really looking for? Do they even know, or was the Archive issue just an excuse for political espionage? What information might have been there about future political strategies and how fast will it have gotten to the DNC?
At one time, we would not have had to worry about such things. but with Biden’s weaponized DOJ, we must assume the worst, because that is where we are now.