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Biden DOJ authorized FBI to use ‘deadly force’ if needed during raid of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate

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By Stephen Kokx

Court documents revealed that a paramedic was brought along in case emergency care was required and that the more than 30 agents who stormed the property were equipped with bolt cutters, firearms, handcuffs, and other items.

Recently unsealed court documents indicate U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland authorized FBI agents to use “deadly force” in their raid of Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in 2022.

The stunning revelation was made public earlier this week during discovery in special counsel Jack Smith’s political witch hunt against the former president for his alleged mishandling of classified documents.

Trump, who has been stuck in a New York courtroom trying to clear his name in a lawsuit brought forth by a George Soros-backed attorney general over past business practices, slammed Joe Biden on Truth Social in response.

“WOW! I just came out of the Biden Witch Hunt Trial in Manhattan, the “Icebox,” and was shown Reports that Crooked Joe Biden’s DOJ, in their Illegal and UnConstitutional Raid of Mar-a-Lago, AUTHORIZED THE FBI TO USE DEADLY (LETHAL) FORCE,” Trump wrote.

“NOW WE KNOW, FOR SURE, THAT JOE BIDEN IS A SERIOUS THREAT TO DEMOCRACY. HE IS MENTALLY UNFIT TO HOLD OFFICE — 25TH AMENDMENT!” he added.

Trump allies in Congress, the media, and his re-election campaign were equally up in arms.

“I’ve been a part of executing multiple search warrants. Nothing about this was standard. It was a siege by land, by sea, by air,” Pam Bondi, former Florida Attorney General and Trump surrogate, told Fox News.

GOP Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor-Greene posted on X that she believes “the Biden DOJ and FBI were planning to assassinate President Trump.”

“Every FBI operations order contains a reminder of FBI deadly force policy. Even for a search warrant,” former FBI Assistant Director of Counterintelligence Frank Figliuzzi shared on X.

If true, then the agency’s storming of the house of pro-life father of seven, Mark Houck, was also subject to the use of deadly force.

At present, the Justice Departments website states that “Law enforcement officers and correctional officers of the Department of Justice may use deadly force only when necessary, that is, when the officer has a reasonable belief that the subject of such force poses an imminent danger of death or serious physical injury to the officer or to another person.”

The policy was last updated in July 2022.

The raid on Trump’s property took place in August 2022. It was approved by federal judge Bruce Reinhart, who in the 2000s left his job as an assistant U.S. attorney to represent accomplices in Jeffrey Epstein’s 2008 sex trafficking case.

Trump’s son, Eric, told Fox News at the time of the raid that “my father has worked so collaboratively with (the federal government) for months. In fact, the lawyer that’s been working on this was totally shocked.”

The court documents further reveal that a paramedic was brought along in case emergency care was required. They also show that the more than 30 agents who stormed the property were equipped with bolt cutters, firearms, handcuffs, and other items.

Upon entering, they raided former First Lady Melania Trump’s room, Donald Trump’s personal safe, and Barron Trump’s living quarters, among other places. No one in the Trump family was at Mar-a-Lago at the time.

Investigative reporter Julie Kelly described the situation as “mind blowing.”

“Agents were also prepared to go door to door to terrorize Mar-a-Lago guests if staff refused to turn over room keys,” she stated on her Substack page.

Kelly has previously written for right-leaning websites American Greatness and The Federalist, among others.

Conservative pundit Mollie Hemmingway, also of The Federalist, drew attention to The Washington Post’s report that two senior FBI agents who were involved in the raid viewed it as “too combative” and that they wanted to “seek Trump’s permission to search his property” instead.

 

Hemmingway published a satirical post on X noting the absurdity of the depths the Biden administration has sunk to in order to persecute Trump.

“‘It is standard policy to authorize shooting our Republican political opponent when we raid his home for no good reason after running the Russia collusion hoax and other scams.’— Biden DOJ,” she said.

Former Trump adviser Roger Stone posted on X images from the FBI’s raid on his own Florida residence in 2019.

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More officials issue ‘imminent terrorist attack’ warnings

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Foreign nationals illegally enter the U.S. from Canada. 

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The greatest number of KSTs to ever be apprehended in U.S. history was in fiscal 2023 of 736; with the majority, 487, apprehended at the northern border, including an Iranian with terrorist ties, The Center Square first reported. In response, members of the U.S. House Northern Border Security Caucus called on DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to secure the northern border.

Another member of Congress has warned a terrorist attack is imminent. This latest warning comes after a former CIA director argued that similar warning signs exist today that did before the 9/11 terror attack occurred.

U.S. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Mike Turner, R-Ohio, told CBS News’ Face the Nation Sunday, “We are at the highest level of a possible terrorist threat” resulting from Biden administration policies.

He issued the warning after eight foreign nationals traveling from Tajikistan with ties to ISIS were arrested. The men were released into the country by U.S. Border Patrol agents after they were apprehended for illegally entering the U.S. through the southwest border.

Under current administration policy, instead of processing inadmissible illegal foreign nationals for deportation, they are released into the U.S. with “notice to appear” documents for a future immigration court date. The agents claimed they didn’t have information tying them to ISIS when they “vetted” and released them. However, “law enforcement subsequently became concerned with their presence in the U.S. and took action,” CBS News reported.

FBI Joint Terrorism Task Forces and Department of Homeland Security agents arrested the eight alleged terrorists in Philadelphia, Los Angeles and New York. They are currently in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody pending removal proceedings.

Turner said, “what’s important about these reports” is that a terrorism threat is “no longer speculative, no longer hypothetical.”

He also referred to warnings issued by FBI Director Christopher Wray, who in April testified before Congress that Islamic terrorist threats and national security threats were coming through the border. In March, he testified that smuggling organizations with ties to ISIS were coming through the border and the FBI was investigating, The Center Square reported.

Turner said his committee members “have con-concurred on the intelligence that we’re seeing that as a result of the administration’s policies allowing people to cross the border unvetted. We have terrorists that are actively working inside the United States that are a threat to Americans.”

His warning came after an Inspector General report found that Department of Homeland Security agencies, including U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Border Patrol, are not vetting illegal foreign nationals due to a range of problems, The Center Square reported.

“This administration, by their own policy, are then allowing those individuals in instead of fully vetting them, fully understanding what the risk is the United States and for the fact that they’re letting them in, and … they’re entering the United States through the southern border illegally. And that’s what the threat is,” Turner said. “That’s what Director Wray is identifying, and is bringing forward. This administration’s policies are directly resulting in people who were in the United States illegally, who have ties to terrorist groups and organizations, and this is a threat.”

Former deputy director of the CIA Mike Morel also recently warned that a terrorist attack could occur in the next few months ahead of the election. In an op-ed published by Foreign Affairs, he drew parallels to warnings issued ahead of the 9/11 terrorist attacks to today, saying the “terrorism warnings lights are blinking red again.”

Terrorist threat warnings also continue after GOP House members have demanded answers about U.S. military base breaches by Jordanian and Chinese men after they illegally entered the country, The Center Square reported.

Republican Senators have also warned that because of President “Joe Biden’s open border policies, our country is really at an increased threat for a terrorist attack,” calling on him to close the border.

After claiming for years the border was secure and no border crisis existed, Biden just announced a new “border security” plan. Border experts pointed out it would codify policies he implemented that created the crisis and will allow another two million illegal entries, The Center Square reported.

Terrorist threat concerns continue to mount as CBP agents have apprehended a record number of known or suspected terrorists (KSTs), with the majority at the northern border, The Center Square first reported.

The greatest number of KSTs to ever be apprehended in U.S. history was in fiscal 2023 of 736; with the majority, 487, apprehended at the northern border, including an Iranian with terrorist ties, The Center Square first reported. In response, members of the U.S. House Northern Border Security Caucus called on DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to secure the northern border.

This fiscal year through May 15, the majority of KSTs, 173, have been apprehended at the northern border, according to CBP data.

Former acting director of ICE Tom Homan has been warning for some time of a likely terrorist attack because of Biden administration policies. He told The Center Square that Biden is the only president in U.S. history to “unsecure the border on purpose. … and has created the greatest national security crisis since 9/11.”

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