Rove claims Secret Service detail may have squealed on Trump classified docs: ‘They have a responsibility’

Karl Rove, who served under former President George W. Bush as his senior adviser and deputy chief of staff, thinks it may have been a Secret Service member assigned to protect former President Donald Trump who tattled to the Justice Department about the classified material later found at Mar-a-Lago during the FBI’s shocking raid.

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“The Secret Service — and this is my own personal conjecture, I have no information besides knowing that the Secret Service is there — they have no statutory responsibility over classified material, but they are sworn federal law officers,” he told Fox News. “They’re law enforcement. And they have a responsibility to report a crime.”

“And particularly after a letter is sent from one of the President’s lawyers saying, ‘We don’t have any more classified material’… If somebody sent a letter then that said, ‘we don’t have classified material’ and somebody in the Secret Service said, ‘I have seen classified material still within the walls of Mar-a-Lago’ and had a responsibility to report that through the chain of command, or maybe directly to the counterintelligence division, they would have somebody who said, in essence, ‘You have been misled, whether it was a deliberate lie or a lie based in ignorance, somebody told you there’s no more classified material here. There is classified material here.'”

Following a Newsweek report earlier this month that claimed an FBI  “confidential human source” who was “able to identify what classified documents former President Trump was still hiding and even the location of those documents” ratted Trump out and served as the basis for the unprecedented raid of his residence, the internet has lit up with theories and speculations surrounding the identity of the source.

Names such as Jared Kushner and Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) have been floated as the possible rat, according to the Washington Examiner, which notes that Donald Trump, Jr. put the Gaetz rumor to rest while stumping for the outspoken Congressman.

The ridiculously redacted affidavit used to secure the search warrant for the raid was of little help to anyone, leading many to claim it as proof that the Justice Department abused their power.

“If you love the Constitution, this abuse is appalling,” tweeted Harmeet Dhillon.

As American Wire previously reported, President Trump is mounting a Fourth Amendment challenge to the “illegal break-in” of Mar-a-Lago.

“A major motion pertaining to the Fourth Amendment will soon be filed concerning the illegal Break-In of my home, Mar-a-Lago, right before the ever important Mid-Term Elections,” Trump stated on Truth Social. “My rights, together with the rights of all Americans, have been violated at a level rarely seen before in our Country. Remember, they even spied on my campaign.”

“The greatest Witch Hunt in USA history has been going on for six years, with no consequences to the scammers,” he added. “It should not be allowed to continue!”

But Rove wondered why Trump had the documents in the first place.

“Why he was holding on to these materials when he had no legal authority to do so under the Presidential Records Act is beyond me,” he stated.


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