Rep. Adam Schiff struggled to respond to Margaret Brennan's straightforward query on this past weekend's "Face the Nation." The question was about the recent FBI investigation into former president Trump's Mar-a-Logo club.
It is a question that should be asked by everyone, and those in positions of authority should have a coherent answer ready for it.
Brennan asked why authorities waited 18 months to carry out the operation if it had been ordered due to a "national security" concern. Furthermore, why did they wait three days to conduct the raid after receiving the warrant? What danger specifically arose?
In reality, Schiff's response—or lack thereof—was evasive.
“Uh, I don’t know,” he said. The Department of Justice also doesn't have a satisfying answer to this question.
Then Shifty Schiff gave a fresh spin a try. “If, uh, the Trump people represented that they provided all the classified or national security information and didn’t, that’s a serious problem. And I could tell you anyone in the intelligence community that had, uh, documents like that marked top secret SCI, uh, in their residence after authorities went to them, um, you know, they would be under serious investigation.”
Why did the DOJ wait 18 months to retrieve the sensitive documents Trump kept? “I don't know, but if the Trump people represented that they provided all the classified or national security information and didn't, that's a serious problem,” Rep. Schiff tells @margbrennan pic.twitter.com/4ntVrqtaaR
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) August 14, 2022
Nobody is arguing that Trump's team gave authorities access to every document. Furthermore, it is obvious that the government was aware that they still had documents at home. Keep in mind that in June, officials had inspected the residence. So, Schiff's reasoning is not entirely accurate.
The FBI's hypocrisy regarding how Hillary Clinton was handled in connection to the same issue may be the next issue that has to be addressed.
In order to prevent the authorities from viewing her emails, Hillary Clinton had a complete private server. And she deleted 30,000 emails in addition to having a lot of confidential documents on it. All of Clinton's team's blackberries were destroyed. Trump didn't take any action at that level and was working with officials rather than causing chaos.
Clinton was given a pass while Trump is being targeted.
With the FBI’s raid of Trump’s private residence, I wanted to repost a video that I did back in 2016 showing James Comey of the FBI letting Hillary off the hook for mishandling classified info. Insane hypocrisy!
Check out “What Difference Does It Make?” pic.twitter.com/UY19CplmIv
— SocialistMop (@socialistmop) August 13, 2022