On the evening of August 8, FBI agents with a search warrant entered Mar-a-Lago, the mansion of former President Donald J. Trump (76). FBI agents with a search warrant entered and seized 26 cardboard boxes of classified documents and other items. The quiet resort area was abuzz with the angry shouts of Trump supporters protesting the raid and the sirens of police cars.
This is the first time in history that the home of a former U.S. president has been the subject of a raid. The investigation is attracting attention from around the world because Trump is suspected of colluding with the Russian government in the 2004 presidential election.
Trump took a large amount of classified documents with him when he left office. In fact, in January of this year, the National Archives and Records Administration recovered 15 boxes of official documents from the Trump residence. At that time, Trump was cooperative, but he actually did not return them all and had other classified documents hidden away. He thought he would not be found out. When the FBI reopened the investigation after the whistleblower blew the whistle, he turned around and refused to cooperate with the investigation. That is why the FBI decided to launch a mandatory investigation.
The seized documents included 11 classified documents, including documents related to nuclear weapons. Mr. Trump was quick to respond.
Trump was quick to contradict himself, saying that the FBI had intercepted classified documents in the seized documents and that the classified documents seized this time had been declassified. The ruling Democratic Party of Japan, which has lost its centripetal force due to rapid inflation and is unable to field a strong candidate in the midterm elections coming up in November, has developed its own conspiracy theory, claiming that this investigation was an attack by the Democrats. But “this time, it is not going to work,” says journalist Yoshio Hotta.
The warrant released by the district court listed three charges, including violating the Espionage Act by illegally possessing national defense information, concealing, removing, or destroying official documents, and obstructing an investigation by falsifying records. The FBI’s real goal is to prove a Trump conspiracy in the ’20 presidential election. It is more natural to assume that the FBI decided to conduct the raid in order to solidify the evidence. In the United States, a democratic nation with a long history, election fraud in a presidential election is an unforgivable crime. It was concluded at the hearing that Trump was also responsible for the attack on Congress in January of last year. This time, the FBI, not the local police, is acting. The fact that they even got a warrant and searched the house means that the federal government has specific information. They will take it all the way to criminal charges.”
As mentioned earlier, the November midterm elections are expected to be dominated by Republicans. Trump’s popularity is alive and well, and by announcing in September that he would run for president in 2012, he was trying to give himself an extra boost,” Yamada said. Mr. Hotta said. Mr. Hotta said, “If that happens, it will be impossible for him to run for office.
If that happens, it will be impossible for him to run for office. If charges are brought against him, he will fight them with excellent lawyers, but it is quite possible that the trial will be prolonged until 2012. However, even if you are arrested, if you are not sentenced, it is possible under the rules to declare that you are running for office. If he is convicted after declaring to run, that would be unprecedented.”
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From the September 2, 2022 issue of FRIDAY
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