BOMBSHELL: ‘Deadly Force’ Authorized

(StraightShooterNews.com) – In August 2022, when FBI agents raided former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence to retrieve classified documents, the Department of Justice authorized “the use of deadly force.”

As outlined in recent court filings, the operation to collect sensitive government records involved agents equipped with standard law enforcement gear, including ammunition, handcuffs and bolt cutters.

According to the filings submitted by Trump’s legal team, the agents searched various parts of the estate, including Melania Trump and their son Barron’s private chambers.

Despite the broad scope of their search, agents found classified documents mainly in a basement storage area and rooms next to Trump’s office.

The government claims that Trump unlawfully took these documents from the White House, which Trump denies while asserting his innocence.

In the days leading to the raid, Deputy Assistant Attorney General George Toscas was quoted saying he “frankly [didn’t] give a damn about the optics” of the operation and Attorney General Merrick Garland confirmed he “personally approved the decision to seek a search warrant.”

Tensions between the former president’s lawyers and special counsel Jack Smith’s team have been palpable regarding the documents’ retrieval.

Steven D’Antuono of the FBI said before the House Judiciary Committee he had reservations about conducting the search without a lawyer for Trump present.

In a significant development in June 2023, Trump was charged with 37 criminal charges for possessing over 100 classified documents at his property and allegedly misleading his lawyer and federal agents.

Additionally, Smith disclosed further allegations involving Trump’s valet, Walt Nauta, and a maintenance worker, who are accused of attempting to delete surveillance footage that showed them moving boxes of classified documents.

Senior Judge Beryl Howell from the DC US District Court noted in a sealed opinion that evidence suggested Trump was tipped off about a subpoena for the video footage, leading him to order the return of some boxes to a basement storage area while avoiding surveillance cameras.

As the case continues, Judge Aileen Cannon has postponed the trial, stating that sticking to the initial May 20 deadline would compromise the court’s duty to thoroughly consider pre-trial motions and ensure a fair trial.

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