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On Monday night, Federal Bureau of Investigation officials raided former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence after acting on a search warrant. In doing so, a federal government agency took the most serious and egregious action against a former president in our nation’s history. This raid goes far beyond an alleged need to recover documents and return them to the National Archives. This is about the weaponization of the federal government against political opponents and the American people.
To say this raid was unprecedented would be an understatement. Never before have such measures been taken under similar circumstances. In fact, I served on the Benghazi Committee that in part investigated Hilary Clinton’s illegal handling of classified information during her time as Secretary of State. We proved that she illegally stored thousands of classified documents in her private residence. Did the FBI raid her home looking for these documents? Absolutely not! So far, there is no allegation that the documents in Trump’s residence were in danger of being destroyed or made public. Compare that to Clinton who used BleachBit to make sure no one ever saw the material she possessed.
The simple truth is that this is just one example of Democrats continuing to weaponize federal government agencies against Americans who do not share their narrow political ideology. This is not about Trump; it is all about you.
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Democrats are preparing to go after hard-working small businesses and families by hiring 87,000 new IRS agents to target Americans. How long before these new agents are unleashed on the American people? How long before they start going after Christian, pro-life pregnancy centers? How long before working and middle-class Americans—cops, machinists, and farmers, to name a few—start being audited for their donations to the Republican Party?
The IRS has a very recent history of denying approval to conservative non-profits because of their political views. They weaponized the FISA warrant process to go after innocent Americans based on Rep. Adam Schiff, D-CA, and Hillary Clinton’s Russia Hoax. The Department of Justice (DOJ) wasted $32 million in taxpayer dollars on the Mueller report, which found no evidence of collusion or obstruction of justice.
The Biden DOJ weaponized the FBI against America’s parents by labeling them “terrorists” if they expressed concerns about Marxist-based, critical race theory issues in a free and democratic manner. Health and safety regulations were abused to prevent children, especially children in underprivileged areas, from going to school, leaving them behind for years and potentially the rest of their lives.
And the same Department of Justice still hasn’t found the time to prosecute Hunter Biden for a series of shady foreign deals that may implicate his father, the current president of the United States. Why is DOJ making this effort slowly? It’s the (D) next to Joe Biden’s name.
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Here is another example. In mid-June, after the pro-life Dobbs Supreme Court ruling, America saw dozens of attacks on pregnancy centers across the country, many of them firebombing or arson. So far, the DOJ has yet to make a single arrest in any of these cases. But when a Planned Parenthood center was attacked in July, a multi-agency coalition was able to locate the suspect and arrest him within four days. Why double standards? Because Planned Parenthood is a bastion of progressive ideology and a stronghold of Democratic donors.
The attack on Mar-a-Lago was an attack on all Americans and a harbinger of things to come. The progressive left sees the institutions of our federal government not as safeguards that serve the American people, but as useful tools, even powerful weapons, to be used to advance their specific agenda.
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Our next president will have to do more than just publish public service reform such as Schedule F, although that is a good start. He will have to ensure that all federal civilian employees are subject to hiring, firing and promotion based on merit and performance — just like all those who work outside the government swamp. Until then, we must continue to call out this government abuse and demand that all citizens be treated equally under the law by our federal government. They work for us; we are not their enemy – nor do we want to be their victims.
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