(RepublicanInformer.com)- The 19FortyFive.com website reports that the former president’s Palm Beach estate, Mar-a-Lago, was the target of an FBI search yesterday. Conservatives were outraged by the raid, while some liberals here and there expressed worry that law officials had targeted a former president’s residence in such a spectacular manner.
19FortFive talked with Jeff Cortese, author of “Public Corruption in the United States: Analysis of a Destructive Phenomenon” and former acting chief of the FBI’s Public Corruption Unit, to better grasp the situation and the possible dynamics at play.
We are fortunate enough to be able to share his knowledge. Jeff was an expert in investigation, intelligence, and risk management who worked for the FBI in New Orleans, Tucson, Washington D.C./FBI HQ, and San Francisco. He was also with the United States Capitol Police as a member of the Speaker of the House’s security detail. Cortese, a former Acting Chief of the FBI’s Public Corruption Unit, has worked on public corruption, southwest border violence (sicarios and bajadores/hit-men and rip crews), and OCDETF.
Here is what he was able to explain to 19FortyFive:
Cortese was asked what his initial reaction to the news was that the FBI raided the home of former President Donald Trump.
Cortese was surprised that the DOJ approved, and maybe even pushed for, the search warrant.
Asked, in his experience, if he had ever seen anything quite like this, Cortese said the execution of a federal search warrant on a former President of the United States is unprecedented.
Surely political figures as high-profile as Trump have broken the rules before. We know that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton purposely deleted 33,000 emails from her private email server in anticipation of a subpoena. Why didn’t the government act then, and why are they acting now?
No two investigations are the same. That question likely can’t be answered until we learn more about the current investigation.
The FBI would have to have obtained sufficient information to give them probable cause to believe the evidence of a crime was contained within Mar-a-Lago.
Read the entire exchange HERE.