The LaRouche Case Shows What Is Behind the Raid on Donald Trump
The FBI raid on former U.S. President Donald Trump’s home has ignited a firestorm of protest, due as much to the failure to provide an adequate explanation of why it was launched, as to the unprecedented nature of the move itself. No President in U.S. history has ever been the target of such a legal action. The announced purpose was to seize classified documents allegedly removed illegally by Trump from the White House, and the FBI effectively did seize some two dozen boxes with eleven sets of classified documents.
But the subsequent release of the search warrant signed by Attorney General Merrick Garland authorizing the raid has raised more questions than it answered. It has been described by legal experts as “open-ended”, i.e., an attempt to seek evidence unrelated to the charges of destroying documents or possession of classified documents. Supporters of the former President say that the sole purpose of the move is to conduct a “fishing expedition” in the hopes of finding a “crime” which could be used to prevent Donald Trump from running for President in 2024. (A similar McCarthy-style modus operandi was used by the infamous “Get LaRouche task force.)
That the raid was motivated by political (not legal) considerations is widely believed, especially among his supporters, who point out that no search warrants were executed in previous cases involving the treatment of classified documents, such as the recent case of Hillary Clinton. The FBI has warned of the danger of political violence exploding in reaction to the raid, citing internet discussion of “civil war” and “armed rebellion”.
Given the intense polarization in the U.S., heated up by the Democrats’ treatment of the so-called “insurrection” on Jan. 6, 2021 in the Capitol, the mainstream media — which had been a full participant in the framing of Donald Trump as a “Putin puppet” in Russiagate – continue to fan the flames. The leadership of the Democratic Party, the anti-Trumpers among the Republicans and, above them all, the financial-intelligence nexus referred to as the “deep state”, hope to reap political gains in the November elections from the action, but this might turn out to be a serious miscalculation.
The raid has led to a growing number of calls for shutting down the FBI, as leading FBI agents were engaged in an open campaign against Trump since he announced for President in 2015. But beyond FBI misconduct, it is the entire permanent bureaucracy in the Department of Justice (DOJ), which deployed against Lyndon LaRouche for decades, that needs to be shut down, as we explain in the following item.