The much-heralded FBI raid on former President Donald Trump’s South Florida compound three months ago was a literal bust — for the feds.
As federal law enforcement officials tell it, Trump’s stash of classified materials at Mar-a-Lago was nothing more than souvenirs.
Excerpts of a report by The Washington Post noted, “Federal agents and prosecutors have come to believe former president Donald Trump’s motive for allegedly taking and keeping classified documents was largely his ego and a desire to hold on to the materials as trophies or mementos, according to people familiar with the matter.”
Recall that liberals branded Trump a traitor, asserting he was holding nuclear secrets that he could sell to our enemies.
Yet, that was a lie, and the truth was something we all know: It was little more than Trump being Trump.
The Post added that the review of Trump’s document cache “has not found any apparent business advantage to the types of classified information in Trump’s possession, these people said.”
“FBI interviews with witnesses so far, they said, also do not point to any nefarious effort by Trump to leverage, sell or use the government secrets. Instead, the former president seemed motivated by a more basic desire not to give up what he believed was his property, these people said.”
“The people familiar with the matter cautioned that the investigation is ongoing, that no final determinations have been made, and that it is possible additional information could emerge that changes investigators’ understanding of Trump’s motivations,” the Post noted, trying to salvage this debacle for the left.
“But they said the evidence collected over a period of months indicates the primary explanation for potentially criminal conduct was Trump’s ego and intransigence.”
Again, Trump being Trump.
As PJ Media columnist Kevin Downey Jr. noted, “So Trump wasn’t selling nuclear secrets on Craigslist after all. Who knew? Everyone. And that likely includes the Department of Justice and the FBI.”
“In other words, the ‘Trump is selling nuclear secrets’ lie is over. He kept a few tchotchkes from his four years serving as the greatest president in recent history. The nerve!”