By Sterling Mosley. Media: DC Enquirer.
Note: This article may contain commentary reflecting the author’s opinion.
On Monday, America First Legal (AFL) published various documents that showcased that the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) obtained records pertaining to the raid on Mar-a-Lago that took place last August via the White House.
“[N]ew [National Archives and Records Administration] records obtained through America First Legal’s investigation into the circumstances surrounding the Mar-a-Lago raid further confirmed that the FBI obtained access to these records through a ‘special access request’ from the Biden White House on behalf of the Department of Justice (DOJ),” AFL wrote in a press release.
“It appears that the Biden White House and DOJ coordinated to obtain the Trump records and perhaps create a pretext for the law enforcement raid by way of a ‘special access request,’” the legal foundation revealed.
This shows that NARA has misled Congress by claiming that the National Archives had not been involved in the DOJ investigation.
“This stunning revelation suggests that NARA was misleading Congress about the White House’s role in the shocking raid of President Trump’s home, and the fact that the Biden White House was acting ‘on behalf of’ the DOJ raises significant legal concerns,” the legal group wrote.
“The special access statute authorizes special access requests to an incumbent president ONLY when the records in question are needed for ‘the conduct of current business’ of the White House,” the group explained, adding, “Providing documents to the DOJ for purposes of a criminal investigation is not the ‘current business’ of the White House.”
In response to this, AFL is seeking additional documents from NARA in order to determine the extent to which the Biden White House was involved in the unprecedented raid against 45th President and current Republican frontrunner Donald Trump.
“The evidence suggests that the ostensibly nonpartisan National Archives and Records Administration misled Congress about the Biden White House’s responsibility for the FBI’s raid of former President Trump’s home,” said Senior Counselor and Director of Oversight and Investigations Reed D. Rubinstein. “The evidence further suggests that Biden officials in the Executive Office of the President and the Department of Justice unlawfully abused their power and then lied about it to the American people.”
“This government, it seems, acknowledges no limits on its power to harass, intimidate, and silence its political opponents,” he added.
With these revelations, it becomes increasingly untenable for the White House to claim that they are not actively assisting in taking down the leading political opponent of President Biden in an effort to usurp the democratic process and utilize a two-tiered justice system to take out the leading Republican candidate.