With Republicans growing ever more frustrated regarding a dramatic, armed search of Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate by the FBI, some are openly wondering if this has ushered in a new era of political fury…and if payback really is what that old anecdote says it is.
Trump himself is now intimating the dangers of the Biden DOJ crossing this threshold, suggesting that no political enemy of any future President would be safe from such action.
On Wednesday, Trump posted a link to an article headlined “The Payback for Mar-a-Lago Will Be Brutal” on his Truth Social account.Advertisement - story continues below
The article, an op-ed penned by the Wall Street Journal’s conservative editorial board member Kimberley Strassel, argues that the FBI search of Trump’s Palm Beach club Mar-a-Lago could set off “a toxic cycle of reprisal and escalation” once Republicans get back into power. Strassel suggested that a future Republican-controlled Department of Justice may decide to start raiding the homes of prominent Democrats, including President Joe Biden, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama, and former Attorney General Eric Holder.
The presumptive 2024 GOP nominee wasn’t the only one with similar thoughts, either.
Trump’s longtime personal attorney Rudy Giuliani explicitly warned last week that Trump will send federal agents to Biden’s house if Trump wins the next election. “If Trump gets elected, the first thing he’ll do is raid every one of Biden’s houses,” Giuliani told the New York Post. Giuliani said it would be a legitimate response to the Mar-a-Lago search, which he called a politically motivated raid aimed at hurting Trump’s political future.
House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, Republican of California, warned Attorney General Merrick Garland to expect rigorous congressional oversight if Republicans retake control of the chamber in the midterms.
“Attorney General Garland: preserve your documents and clear your calendar,” McCarthy tweeted.
This brazen escalation comes at a time in which our nation is already deeply divided down political lines, and has only further enraged Trump supporters and the MAGA Movement.