(Mark Pellin, Headline USA) The alleged stash of documents recovered by the FBI in its militarized raid on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home included materials so highly sensitive, top secret and potentially dangerous that the agency crafted a staged photo-op of them that was made public.
The move continues the gaslighting hypocrisy that the politically-weaponized Justice Department has followed from the moment it burst into Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home, with leaks from the agency, coupled with a compliant leftist media, showing only what fits the regime’s narrative and telling stories that advance its goals.
The DOJ’s response to Trump’s request for a special master to oversee a review of the materials seized during the legally-dubious raid, which a judge recently indicated a willingness to grant, served as another prime example.
Along with a ponderous explanation for why the DOJ doesn’t need anybody else to review the seized documents, claiming that outside interference with their work “would significantly harm important governmental interests, including national security interests,” the DOJ released an apparently stage photo (show) that purportedly reveals bombshell classified material (tell) they discovered.
“The Biden FBI staged a dishonest photo with purportedly classified material, with the approval of the Biden DOJ, and submitted it to a court to try to make Trump look bad,” wrote Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton. “These agencies are irredeemably corrupt.
Notice the FBI even staged the Time Mag cover here – they made sure of it
You are watching a movie pic.twitter.com/juk01JFgyI
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) August 31, 2022
Trump shredded the FBI’s latest sham narrative that continues to shift and change in attempt to cover their own tracks.
“Whatever happened to NUCLEAR, a word that was leaked early on by the FBI/DOJ to the Fake News Media!” Trump posted on Truth Social about the latest DOJ release.
“Terrible the way the FBI, during the Raid of Mar-a-Lago, threw documents haphazardly all over the floor (perhaps pretending it was me that did it!), and then started taking pictures of them for the public to see,” Trump wrote.
“Thought they wanted them kept Secret? Lucky I Declassified!”
The “Top Secret” Mar-a-Lago documents were so secret and Earth-shatteringly important that the FBI agents dumped them on the floor and took pictures of them for their Blue Anon friends in the media. pic.twitter.com/VD8XFB9fEA
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) August 31, 2022
Kash Patel, a former federal prosecutor for national security cases, similarly dismantled the DOJ’s latest show-and-tell scheme.
“What they are doing is trying this case in the court of public opinion,” Patel said during an appearance on Benny Johnson’s show.
“Because what they’re doing from jump is to make sure Donald Trump never runs again, be it through federal conviction that precludes him, or so much dirt in the media that people get turned off.
FBI photo doing its job. Idea is to visually convey Trump alleged mis-handling of classified documents. Doesn’t really matter if that is how they were found or not…https://t.co/Xf6EGzNml9
— Byron York (@ByronYork) August 31, 2022