The White House has claimed that they have nothing to do with the FBI’s raid at former President Trump’s Florida home. However, there is mounting evidence that is not true.
A report by John Solomon – who blew the doors off the Russiagate hoax – found that the Biden White House worked “directly with the Justice Department and the National Archives to begin a criminal probe.
John Solomon reported on Just The News of a series of memos between the White House, the National Archives, the FBI, and the DOJ:
The memos show then-White House Deputy Counsel Jonathan Su was engaged in conversations with the FBI, DOJ and National Archives as early as April, shortly after 15 boxes of classified and other materials were voluntarily returned to the federal historical agency from Trump’s Florida home.
By May, Su conveyed to the Archives that President Joe Biden would not object to waiving his predecessor’s claims to executive privilege, a decision that opened the door for DOJ to get a grand jury to issue a subpoena compelling Trump to turn over any remaining materials he possessed from his presidency.
The machinations are summarized in several memos and emails exchanged between the various agencies in spring 2022, months before the FBI took the added unprecedented step of raiding Trump’s Florida compound with a court-issued search warrant.
The most complete summary was contained in a lengthy letter dated May 10 that acting National Archivist Debra Steidel Wall sent Trump’s lawyers summarizing the White House’s involvement.
“On April 11, 2022, the White House Counsel’s Office — affirming a request from the Department of Justice supported by an FBI letterhead memorandum — formally transmitted a request that NARA provide the FBI access to the 15 boxes for its review within seven days, with the possibility that the FBI might request copies of specific documents following its review of the boxes,” Wall wrote Trump defense attorney Evan Corcoran.
That letter revealed Biden empowered the National Archives and Records Administration to waive any claims to executive privilege that Trump might assert to block DOJ from gaining access to the documents.
A couple of weeks after the memos were exchanged, the DOJ sent a grand jury subpoena to Trump’s team demanding he returns records which precipitating a voluntary visit by the FBI to Mar-a-Lago in early June of 2022.
Two months later, they came back with a search warrant.
Just the News’ @jsolomonReports: Contrary to their public assurances, documents prove “the Biden White House is at the ignition point of this investigation” into Trump’s handling of classified docs. pic.twitter.com/4Qu1OGJ45L
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) August 23, 2022