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Thorner: Do Americans have cause to distrust the FBI?

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FBI photo of meeting in Maine with FBI Director Christopher Wray this week

By Nancy Thorner – 
 
We are told to believe the FBI’s Gestapo-style raid on Mar-a-Lago, former President Donald Trump’s Palm Beach residence, was conducted properly, not long after a jury decided that the FBI had entrapped persons they found not guilty of attempted kidnapping of Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and overthrowing Michigan’s government.
 
It seems impossible to see how the Mar-a-Largo raid wasn’t purely political in nature, given the fact Trump had already been cooperating with the FBI to return classified documents he brought with him from the White House and the fact that the Justice Department has never before gone to such lengths to enforce a law that other politicians, including Hillary Clinton, have been accused of breaking.
 
There was also Attorney General Merrick Garland’s sanctimonious defense of the raid as evidence of the DOJ’s “faithful adherence to the rule of law” and his portrayal of FBI agents as “dedicated, patriotic public servants,” which were both insulting and disgraceful.

 
FBI involvement in the kidnapping of Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer
 
Although this article by Julie Kelley is dated April 14, 2022, The Other Fednapping Plot, it still has great significance given the FBI raid on Trump’s home in Florida.
 
Thorner’s article is excerpted and adapted from the full original report from Julie Kelly.  More here from Tucker Carlson and also here about Gretchen Whitmer’s Kidnapping Case Exposed as a Fraud.
In the spring of 2020, President Trump posted three tweets in a row aimed at Democrat governors demanding their states be liberated from their draconian lockdowns amid the COVID-19 virus scare. His tweets coincided with anti-lockdown rallies in several states, including a blockade around the Michigan Capitol building in Lansing. As usual, the media expressed shock and horror at the innocuous tweets, insisting the president was encouraging violence against his political rivals. [..]
 
Less than six months later, ahead of the 2020 presidential election, Trump’s critics appeared vindicated when law enforcement authorities arrested several men accused of conspiring to kidnap and possibly kill Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. 
 
FBI entrapment?
 
Recently a Michigan jury acquitted two defendants and could not reach a verdict on two others.  Defense attorneys successfully argued that multiple FBI agents and informants attempted to induce the men to commit the crimes.
 
As Fox’s attorney Christopher Gibbons told the jury on April 1, 2022: 
 
“That’s unacceptable in America,” … “That’s not how it works. They don’t make terrorists so we can arrest them.” … “This event, like all the others was conceived, planned, and conducted by the federal investigative team of agents and undercover informants working together to provide a stage upon which to manipulate their targets into acting out ostensibly incriminating behavior the government hoped to elicit in its bid to develop and then ‘interrupt’ the operation of a ‘domestic terrorist organization.”
 
In the Whitmer kidnapping hoax the USA government not only attempted to manufacture “terrorists” — the same FBI operation also tried to coax a man in Virginia to participate in the same sort of plot against Virginia Governor Ralph Northam. That scheme didn’t fully materialize, however. [..]
 
So, now that the kidnapping plots have been exposed as an elaborate case of FBI entrapment, the public deserves to know how the governors were “briefed” on the sting operation… ​
 
Trump’s FBI raid affidavit
 
A Florida federal judge ruled Thursday, August 18, 2022 that portions of the affidavit underpinning the FBI search of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate could likely be made public – despite objections from the Justice Department.
 
West Palm Beach Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart — who signed off on the search of the 45th president’s home — said at the conclusion of a 90-minute hearing that “I believe — at least on my initial careful review of the affidavit — that there are portions that could be presumptively unsealed.”
 
Reinhart gave federal prosecutors seven days to submit a list of requested redactions and added that a partially blacked-out version would likely be released at some point in the future. The judge added that the government will be given an opportunity to appeal if it doesn’t agree with his proposed redactions.
 
Despite the ruling by West Palm Beach Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart, the American public has a right to see and should demand that the entire affidavit be released, and not just a partially blacked-out version to likely be released at some point in the future, given that many Americans feel the raid was politically motivated.
 
Unless this is done, Americans have just cause to doubt the integrity of the FBI, at least those who compose the top tier of FBI leadership. 
 
For even though justice has not changed, the Department of Justice has.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Let’s not forget Schumer statement how intelligence community can get back at him six ways to Sunday. Is it any wonder there us a loss of confidence in the intelligence agencies. They have brought upon themselves. Only transparency and accountability can get it back.

  2. Apparently, the judge who issued the warrant, Bruce Reinhart, was involved with Jeffrey Epstein. Figures. There IS a doctored photo out there of Reinhart with Epstein, which you just have to know is one of those idiotic leftist attempts to paint people who have rightfully pointed out the connection (no, they weren’t best friends; we get it) as disinformation. Same ol’ gambit from the fasco-Marxist left. And the clueless Miami Herald, https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/article264444421.html frantically tries to point out that Reinhart contributed to Jeb Bush. Gee, he contributed to another globalist of the RINO ilk. Now, don’t you feel better. Truth is, this guy is just another example of the lawless left.