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Trump and Mar-a-Lago, the new show

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The forty-fifth President of the United States, Donald Trump, is being investigated for possible violations of the Espionage Act and the spark is today fueling partisan wars in an increasingly polarized country.

His critics rejoiced at what could be an impending indictment, if not jail time, one that would kill any intention of running in 2024; and his staunchest supporters remained adamant that the former president is the victim of a nefarious plot.

The powerful data revealed the day before set aside all other news from the political world this week after a starting signal given by Trump himself when he confirmed on Monday the first information about a search in his Mar-a-Lago mansion, in Florida.

While agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation executed the operation, the former occupant of the Oval Office took to his platform Truth Social to announce that his “beautiful home, Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, is currently under siege, raided (… ) by a large group of FBI agents.”

“Nothing like this has ever happened to a President of the United States before,” Trump wrote, saying “lawlessness, political persecution and witch hunts must be exposed and stopped.”

The message that had an immediate reaction among his supporters, as it happened on January 6, 2021 before the attack on the federal Capitol, and that increase in extremist rhetoric online raises concerns here about a new wave of political violence.

“Lock and load,” said a user named HughJasske on patriots.win, a popular pro-Trump forum.

About Attorney General Merrick Garland, a netizen noted: “I’m just going to say it. Garland needs to be killed. It’s that simple.”

The federal judge who signed the search warrant was also threatened. “I see a rope around his neck,” they wrote on Trump-friendly sites, local media say.

For her part, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, blamed Trump for “instigating attacks against law enforcement.”

“Once again, he is instigating attacks on law enforcement,” Pelosi warned at a press conference this Friday when responding to a question about whether events such as the attempted attack on an FBI headquarters in Ohio could be connected to the comments. of Trump.

According to reports, a man tried to force his way into the FBI’s local headquarters in Cincinnati, for reasons still unknown, and was later killed by police.

The individual was identified as Ricky Shiffer. A social media account by that name had encouraged action against the FBI.

While another post on the day of the Mar-a-Lago raid alluded to the fact that citizens should rise up. “We must not tolerate this, this time we must respond with force,” he said.

An account under Shiffer’s name also seemed to indicate that its author had been in or around the US Capitol on January 6, 2021.

According to what is known so far, the FBI search of the Trump mansion was based on an investigation of three possible crimes.

The concealment or elimination of official documents; the destruction, alteration, or concealment of records “with the intent to impede, obstruct, or influence” an investigation; and the misuse of national security information, the latter of which was invoked under Section 793 of Title 18 of the United States Penal Code .

The statute makes it a criminal offense for anyone to misuse, mishandle, or fail to keep national security information that they believe “could be to the detriment of the United States or to the advantage of any foreign nation.”

Although the exact scope of the possible accusation is unknown, The Washington Post newspaper revealed on Thursday that investigators were looking for information on nuclear weapons.

The truth is that feverish speculation has taken hold of Washington and although right now what lies ahead is uncertain, the tycoon has experience in getting out of difficult times.

Despite the current turmoil, his electoral base remains firm, his candidates advance in the primaries ahead of the midterm elections on November 8, and he remains a favorite among Republicans for 2024.

Unfortunately for Democrats, the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, long sought by President Joe Biden and his party, became a sideshow to the main Trump-centric event.

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