Mar-a-Lago Raid

“Don’t Buy the B.S.”: The FBI’s Excuse for Why It Approved “Lethal Force” in the Mar-a-Lago Raid Is Absurd

(WND)—The FBI now is claiming that Joe Biden, whose actual knowledge of and involvement in that agency’s armed SWAT-style raid on President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home never has been fully explained, didn’t know that Attorney General Merrick Garland authorized those agents to use deadly force if they thought it was needed.

The bureau, according to the Gateway Pundit, has released a statement in response to the scandalous news confirmed a day ago that those “deadly force” authorizations were given to FBI agents raiding Trump’s home.

The FBI said it, “like other law enforcement agencies, requires the team leader of any search warrant or arrest warrant to complete a standardized form known as an ‘Operations Plan.’ This form, which also must be read by the team leader to all assisting agents, is a reminder of the FBI’s deadly force policy. This is a legal requirement to be included on all Ops Plans and read to agents immediately preceding the enforcement action. The President (Biden) has nothing to do with, and has zero input on, an Ops Plan. This is an internal law enforcement document and a standardized form that FBI lawyers require before engaging in any enforcement operations.”

Nonsense, charged Dan Bongino, a popular commentator and former Secret Service agent who worked in the Barack Obama White House.

He said the revelation absolutely is “a big deal.”

“Don’t buy the bullsh** otherwise. It was not a standard op. The MAL raid was an unprecedented action with significant potential for confusion and blue on blue issues and conflict. It also involved competing equities between federal agencies (FBI & USSS) with equal statutory claims to interrupt the other’s activities. Anyone telling you otherwise is either dumb, or playing dumb. I’ve done more deconfliction with Russians in a foreign op I did for the USSS than the FBI did in their search warrant at MAL. Only a dumba** would pitch the ‘it’s the standard paperwork’ line. Go serve a search warrant at the White House in the cocaine case while filling out your ‘standard paperwork’ and see how that works out for you. Wake up.”

The revelation about the deadly force authorization was found in court papers in one of the Democrats’ lawfare cases against Trump, which were released by Judge Aileen Cannon.

The so-called “standard” papers demanded, “Should FPOTUS [Trump] arrive at MAL [Mar-a-Lago], FBI MM EM and OSCs will be prepared to engage with FPOTUS and USSS Security Team. Should USSS provide resistance or interfere with FBI timeline or accesses, FBI MM EM will engage with [redacted] and [redacted] will engage with USSS POC’s per existing liaison relationships.

“Law enforcement officers of the Department of Justice may use deadly force only when necessary, that is, when the officer has a reasonable belief that the subject of such force poses an imminent danger of death or serious physical injury to the officer or to another person.”

The documents also cited a local medical response facility, should it be needed.

Trump’s response was blunt: “Wow! I just came out of the Biden Witch Hunt Trial in Manhattan, the “Icebox,” and was shown Reports that Crooked Joe Biden’s DOJ, in their Illegal and Unconstitutional Raid of Mar-a-Lago, AUTHORIZED THE FBI TO USE DEADLY (LETHAL) FORCE. NOW WE KNOW, FOR SURE, THAT JOE BIDEN IS A SERIOUS THREAT TO DEMOCRACY. HE IS MENTALLY UNFIT TO HOLD OFFICE – 25th AMENDMENT!”

The FBI’s shocking raid on Trump’s home remains one of the stunners of the Joe Biden era in that agency.

Officers marched onto the property, demanded compliance with their orders for privacy and a video security system, scattered government documents on the floor and photographed them, and then took boxes and boxes – apparently snatching some of Trump’s private belongings.

This all happened because the leftists at the National Archives apparently colluded with the Biden White House to assemble a criminal case against Trump – at a time when his representatives apparently were trying to work out all of the disputes that were involved in ownership of documents from his presidency.

Investigative journalist Julie Kelly, who has pursued the misbehaviors of the Biden administration diligently, revealed the FBI agenda and authorization to use “deadly force when necessary.”

Twitchy explained, “It sounds like the FBI and other government officials went into Mar-a-Lago like they were going on the Bin Laden raid. But wait, it gets even worse.”

She continued, “Oh my God. Armed FBI agents were preparing to confront Trump and even engage Secret Service if necessary. They were going to go door to door to terrorize MAL guests and even pick the locks. Gestapo.”

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