The Department of Justice, which has become an arm of the Biden administration’s efforts to prevent Donald Trump for running for presidential re-election in 2024, has impaneled a criminal grand jury to investigate the Save America PAC.
The development has spurred reports that more FBI raids against Donald Trump can now be expected.
“Biden DOJ/FBI planning more raids of Mar-a-Lago and other Trump properties: sources,” investigative journalist Paul Sperry reported.
“Biden DOJ/FBI has impaneled another criminal grand jury to investigate Trump’s Make America Great Committee, parent of the Save America PAC which has been raising small donations in response to the FBI’s raid and latest ‘witch hunt’ targeting Trump,” Sperry also reported on Gettr.
The New York Times reported on the grand jury developments, while framing Donald Trump’s arguments that the 2020 election was ‘rigged’ as if they were a federal crime.
“A federal grand jury in Washington is examining the formation of — and spending by — a fund-raising operation created by Donald J. Trump after his loss in the 2020 election as he was soliciting millions of dollars by baselessly asserting that the results had been marred by widespread voting fraud,” the Times reported.
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“According to subpoenas issued by the grand jury, the contents of which were described to The New York Times, the Justice Department is interested in the inner workings of Save America PAC, Mr. Trump’s main fund-raising vehicle after the election,” the report added. “Several similar subpoenas were sent on Wednesday to junior and midlevel aides who worked in the White House and for Mr. Trump’s presidential campaign.”
“The fact that federal prosecutors are now seeking information about the fund-raising operation is a significant new turn in an already sprawling criminal investigation into the roles that Mr. Trump and some of his allies played in trying to overturn the election, an array of efforts that culminated with the mob attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021,” the Times added as background.
“The expanded Jan. 6 inquiry is playing out even as Mr. Trump is also under federal investigation on an entirely different front: his decision to hold onto hundreds of government documents marked as classified when he left office and his failure to comply with efforts by the National Archives and the Justice Department to compel their return,” the Times continued.
Donald Trump’s dispute of the 2020 election results is not a federal crime; Hillary Clinton herself argued that the 2020 election was “stolen.” White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre has characterized those who dispute election results as an “extremist threat to our democracy.”
“The President thinks that there is an extremist threat to our democracy,” Jean-Pierre claimed last week ahead of Biden’s primetime speech. “The President has been clear as he can be on that particular piece. When we talk about our democracy, when we talk about our freedoms, the way that he sees it is the MAGA Republicans are the most energized part of the Republican Party. That extreme — this is an extreme threat to our democracy, to our freedom, to our rights. They just don’t respect the rule of law,” she claimed.
However, Jean-Pierre has an extensive personal history of outright election denial, causing some to wonder if she considers herself to be an “extremist threat” to democracy.
“In trying to understand the new attention on ‘MAGA Republicans,’ you tweeted in 2016 Trump stole an election —,” Doocy began.
“I knew you were going to ask me that question,” Jean-Pierre interjected.
“Well, great, here we go,” Doocy replied. “You tweeted Trump stole an election, you tweeted Brian Kemp stole an election. If denying election results is extreme now, why wasn’t it then?”
“Let’s be really clear, that comparison that you made is just ridiculous,” Jean-Pierre insisted.
But Peter Doocy’s examples were not cherry-picking: Jean-Pierre had endorsed a statement by former President Jimmy Carter [note the spelling] that strongly argued that Donald Trump’s election was illegitimate.
Is this a threat to democracy? pic.twitter.com/lvI3FgUrmu
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) September 8, 2022
“Jimmy Cater [sic] for the win,” she wrote in a 2019 tweet. She was endorsing a report on Jimmy Carter’s belief that “Trump didn’t actually win the election in 2016.”
“Former president Jimmy Carter says a full investigation ‘would show that Trump didn’t actually win the election in 2016….He was put into office because the Russians interfered.’ Does that mean he’s an illegitimate president? ‘Based on what I said, which I can’t retract’,” USA Today Washington Bureau chief Susan Page reported.
The Department of Justice’s targeting of Donald Trump in an another criminal grand jury investigation suggests that the Mar-a-Lago fishing expedition didn’t land the ‘big fish’ the Feds were expecting.
“Former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe said he believes the FBI “’didn’t find what they were looking’ for during last month’s raid on former President Donald Trump’s home,” the Epoch Times reported.
“I was a former federal prosecutor, United States attorney. Let me tell you what this is about. Good prosecutors with good cases play it straight. They don’t need to play games,” Ratcliffe told Fox News on Wednesday. “They don’t need to shop for judges, they don’t need to leak intelligence that may or may not exist.”
The news accompanies the reports about former Donald Trump adviser Steve Bannon turning himself into authorities in connection with fresh criminal charges brought by New York’s attorney general.
BREAKING: NY AG Orders Steve Bannon Perp-Walked in Front of Prostrate Media
America is now a Purge Country pic.twitter.com/OF48Ep89jf
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) September 8, 2022
The FBI is poised to conduct another raid on Donald Trump, according to new reports. In June, Joe Biden ‘joked’ about sending his political opponents to jail. It appears the FBI is taking it very seriously.
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