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Secret Obama Document Exposes Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Raid

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This is truly a jaw-dropping discovery and Republicans are now demanding answers.

An allegedly unseen memo from the Department of Defense during the Obama administration suggests the federal government might already have had the original copies of documents seized from former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence in 2022. This revelation, reported exclusively by Fox, raises significant concerns about the justification for the raid.

America First Legal (AFL), a conservative legal organization, disclosed the memo, which dates back to 2015. The document, titled “Memorandum of Understanding Entered into by Presidential Information Technology Community Entities,” emerged after an October 2014 cyberattack on the Executive Office of the President’s network, attributed to Russia. In response, President Obama established the Presidential Information Technology Community (PITC) to enhance the security of the executive branch’s information.

The PITC, involving agencies like the Department of Defense and Homeland Security, was created to ensure that the president controls the information received through this network. While the executive action was publicly announced at the time, AFL claims to have obtained a previously undisclosed memo revealing that the Department of Defense has been responsible for operating and maintaining the information systems for the President, Vice President, and Executive Office of the President.

AFL argues that this memo indicates the federal government may have retained the original documents in question, including potentially all of President Trump’s classified documents. This discovery casts doubt on the necessity of the raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate.

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Dan Epstein, Vice President of AFL, stated that their investigation uncovered a troubling narrative of the rule of law in Washington. He criticized the Biden administration for initiating what he described as a politically motivated referral process leading to the FBI raid and subsequent prosecution of Trump. Epstein contends that the administration could have resolved the matter through standard procedures instead of an armed raid.

The documents were obtained by AFL through legal action against the Department of Defense. The FBI’s seizure of 33 boxes of documents from Mar-a-Lago in August 2022 has led to a legal battle, with Trump facing 40 felony counts, including violations of the Espionage Act and obstruction of justice. Trump has pleaded not guilty, labeling the case as a politically driven “Election Interference Scam.”

The investigation into Trump’s handling of classified documents also prompted scrutiny of similar cases involving President Biden and former Vice President Mike Pence. Special Counsel Robert Hur, after investigating Biden, decided not to recommend charges, citing Biden’s age and cognitive state as factors that would make conviction unlikely. This decision has sparked controversy and accusations of a double standard in the justice system.

Recently, the White House invoked executive privilege over recordings related to Hur’s interviews with Biden, leading to Republican outcry. House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer criticized this move, suggesting it indicates concerns about Biden’s mental capacity. Comer vowed to continue the committee’s investigation and suggested Attorney General Garland could be held in contempt of Congress for not complying with a subpoena related to the case.