These are dark times for our Nation
Trump’s “political enemies” brought us to this polarized place
FBI agents with the Washington Field Office on Monday raided the former president’s estate in pursuit of classified documents he may have removed from the White House.
“These are dark times for our Nation, as my beautiful home, Mar-a-Lago, in Palm Beach, Florida, is currently under siege, raided, and occupied by a large group of FBI agents,” Trump said in a statement. “Nothing like this has ever happened to a President of the United States before.”
A plurality of Americans overall, 47.9%, believe “Trump’s political enemies” were behind the raid, according to a Trafalgar group poll. contrast with 39.7% who attributed it to “the impartial justice system” and 12.4% who were not sure.
That sentiment was more divided when broken down by party. While 76.7% of Republicans believe Trump opponents masterminded the raid, 70.5% of Democrats said the Bureau acted impartially. Independents leaned toward blaming political bias with 53.9% blaming Trump’s rivals for the raid.
The poll also asked respondents about the effect the raid had on their likeliness to vote, with Independents and Republicans decisively asserting that the raid made them more likely to participate in the 2022 midterms. 83.3% of Republicans said they were more likely to vote while 71.7% of independents and 55.2% of Democrats said the same.
Republicans have resoundingly condemned the raid, with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy vowing to investigate the Department of Justice and the FBI’s handling of the investigation should Republicans take the House in the midterms.
“I’ve seen enough,” he said. “The Department of Justice has reached an intolerable state of weaponized politicization. When Republicans take back the House, we will conduct immediate oversight of this department, follow the facts, and leave no stone unturned. Attorney General Garland, preserve your documents and clear your calendar.”
Trump Raid Motivating 80 Percent of GOP to Vote Is Tip of ‘Voting Surge’
Independent and Republican voters are united in their outrage about this unprecedented and tragic event in American history
In the wake of the FBI’s raid of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home on Monday, a new poll showed that more than 80 percent of Republican respondents said it made them more motivated to vote in the 2022 election.
In the survey from the Trafalgar Group and Convention of States Action, which was conducted from August 9 to August 10, 71.7 percent of independent respondents said that the raid increased their drive to vote. But the boost in motivation might only be the tip of the anticipated “voting surge” in November in response to the raid, according to Convention of States Action President Mark Meckler.
“Independent and Republican voters are united in their outrage about this unprecedented and tragic event in American history,” Meckler said in a statement about the poll results. “This gestapo-style injustice has created a voting surge that is so significant, the polling doesn’t even begin to reflect what is coming from grassroots voters in November.”
The FBI raid was met with quick condemnation from Republicans, while Trump has pushed the unsubstantiated suggestion that the intelligence service might have been “planting” evidence at Mar-a-Lago. Trump’s lawyer, Christina Bobb, told NBC News that the FBI seized about a dozen boxes, months after the National Archives revealed that it had arranged for the transport of presidential records from the residence that had not been rightly transferred at the end of his administration.
“It is prosecutorial misconduct, the weaponization of the Justice System, and an attack by Radical Left Democrats who desperately don’t want me to run for President in 2024, especially based on recent polls and who will likewise do anything to stop Republicans and Conservatives in the upcoming midterm elections,” he added.
The Trafalgar Group/Convention of States Action poll provides even more insight on the public’s view of the raid, particularly among the GOP.
Overall, more respondents (47.9 percent) said that they believed “Trump’s political enemies” were behind the raid in comparison to those who said that the “impartial justice system” was responsible (39.7 percent). Another 12.4 percent said that they weren’t sure.