New information from America First Legal reveals the Biden administration’s direct involvement in the raid of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home, contradicting their earlier stance of being taken aback by the news on social media.
According to Reed D. Rubinstein, America First Legal senior counselor, and director of oversight and investigations, documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request suggest the Biden administration abused its power to target political adversaries.
This revelation confirms prior Fox News reports stating that the FBI accessed Trump’s records through a “special access request” from the Biden White House.
Despite the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) claiming no involvement in the DOJ investigation, John Laster, the Archives official responsible for Presidential records access requests, was involved in the process.
America First Legal’s findings emphasize the role of the NARA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) in referring the matter to the DOJ.
The special access statute, which permits such requests only when records are needed for “the conduct of current business” of the White House, is also brought into question by the organization.
They argue that providing documents for a criminal investigation does not constitute the “current business” of the White House.
The August letter from NARA acting head Debra Wall to Trump’s attorney Evan Corcoran hinted at President Biden’s involvement in the issue. Wall stated that President Biden deferred to her judgment, in consultation with the Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel, on whether to uphold the former President’s “protective assertion of executive privilege.”
This startling revelation exposes the dishonest tactics of the Biden administration, emphasizing the need for transparency and accountability in government.