The former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is speaking out this week to warn that the shocking FBI raid on Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida is likely part of a larger deep-state plot to indict the former president in front of a D.C. jury.
Gingrich explained that the District of Columbia is the most Trump-averse jurisdiction in the country, as he only received 5% of the vote there in 2020, which means the FBI knows exactly what they’re doing here.
“[S]tart with the assumption that the Justice Department is corrupt, the senior FBI is corrupt; they’ve been waging war against Trump for at least five years,” Gingrich told Fox News . “This is the latest battle in that war. It has nothing to do with justice and has nothing to do with the normal procedures of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.”
Gingrich went on to slam the FBI for how far they went with the raid despite the fact that Trump had been cooperating. He cited the fact that agents reportedly went through Melania Trump’s clothing drawers as evidence of this.
“I think you just have to assume this is part of a deliberate, vicious, ongoing struggle, which I predict will lead them to try to indict President Trump in a D.C. jury,” he said. “These people are playing for keeps. They have no interest in procedure, no interest in precedent and no interest, frankly, in the law.”
Host Mark Levin, a former Justice Department chief of staff for Attorney General Edwin Meese III, agreed that the FBI is “playing with fire.”
“They have this massively broad warrant that violates the Fourth Amendment, in my view. And they wait three days and then they go in with 30 FBI agents. Does that sound like there are nuclear codes and secrets and all kinds of stuff that the Justice Department is so concerned about?” he asked.
“I think that you’ve been watching political theater disguised as law enforcement,” Gingrich replied. “We’ve seen case after case where they are overreacting, where they’re deliberately humiliating people.”
To make this point, he cited the fact that the former “Black, Manafort & Stone” political consultant Paul Manafort was condemned to solitary confinement by the feds. Manafort had led Trump’s campaign at one time, and was close with longtime D.C. establishment foil Roger Stone, who was also a Trump ally.
Gingrich ended the segment by saying that he believes that the FBI was worried about the possibility of Trump having worked to declassify bureau documents the brass feared would expose allegations the bureau “had knowingly been lying about the Russia hoax.”
This comes after Trump slammed the FBI over the revelation that Timothy Thibault, the FBI assistant special agent in charge who was leading the Hunter Biden laptop investigation, had retired from the bureau, according to Newsweek .
“The ‘Special Agent’ In Charge of the unprecedented and unnecessary Raid and Break In of Mar-a-Lago, who concealed the partisan nature of evidence to secure the FBI’s approval to open an investigation into the 45th President in the first place, was also involved in the hiding and suppressing from the Public and the Media, the ‘Laptop from Hell,’ the 2020 Presidential Election Scam, and so much more!”
Trump has yet to reveal whether or not he plans to run for president again in 2024.