(BLP) – Conservatives are rightfully demanding answers following the FBI’s raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home on Monday.
Following this politicized “assault” on a former President, ex-Trump adviser Steve Bannon joined Fox News to discuss. Dubbing the FBI “the Gestapo” – WATCH:
Steve Bannon weighs in on the FBI raiding Mar-a-Lago: "The FBI right now is the Gestapo." pic.twitter.com/87kDkonR2O
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) August 9, 2022
“We’re at war,” Bannon said. “We’re at a political and ideological war, and they’ve obviously weaponized the Justice Department.”
Bannon went on to say that a raid of this magnitude would have to “go up to the White House to be approved.” And that it would ultimately need to go through President Joe Biden‘s attorney general Merrick Garland for authorization.
“This is about pure power politics,” the former White House Chief strategist added.
“They’re absolutely petrified that Trump is going to announce in the next couple of weeks and win the Republican nomination, win the White House,” Banon said.
“This is going to continue on,” he continued. “The FBI right now is the Gestapo.”
Bannon, like various other conservative voices, is calling on the GOP to take this “political persecution” of Trump more seriously than anything else. Urging that if this can happen to a former President, it can happen to everyday Americans too.
So far, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy tweeted a warning to Garland telling him to “preserve” his documents and “clear” his calendar.
Attorney General Garland: preserve your documents and clear your calendar. pic.twitter.com/dStAjnwbAT
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) August 9, 2022
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis tweeted the following statement about the raid:
The raid of MAL is another escalation in the weaponization of federal agencies against the Regime’s political opponents, while people like Hunter Biden get treated with kid gloves. Now the Regime is getting another 87k IRS agents to wield against its adversaries? Banana Republic.
— Ron DeSantis (@RonDeSantisFL) August 9, 2022
More information is emerging by the hour, with different paradigms from those on the left, right, and center. Earlier today, it was discovered that the judge who issued the warrant for the raid was an Obama appointee who defended Jeffery Epstein associates in the past as their lawyer.
As The New York Post reported:
Florida federal magistrate judge [Bruce Reinhart] who signed off on a search warrant authorizing the FBI raid of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort left the local US Attorney’s office more than a decade ago to rep employees of convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein who had received immunity in the long-running sex-trafficking investigation of the financier.
This new evidence adds more weight to the Right’s argument that the FBI raid was politically motivated. And it increases the pressure for evidence and good reason for why this move was authorized in the first place.