The Washington Post triggered massive liberal backlash this week by posting a story debunking the left’s lies about the classified documents that were found at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property.
Leftist conspiracy theorists have spent months arguing that he’d brought the classified documents home with him to share them with foreign agents — think shadowy Russians — because he’s a traitor who’s working against America’s interests.
But according to the Post, this narrative is bull.
“Federal agents and prosecutors have come to believe former president Donald Trump’s motive for allegedly taking and keeping classified documents was largely his ego and a desire to hold on to the materials as trophies or mementos, according to people familiar with the matter,” the left-wing outlet reported Monday.
Exclusive: Federal agents believe former president Donald Trump’s motive for allegedly keeping classified documents was largely his ego and a desire to hold on to the materials as trophies or mementos, according to people familiar with the matter. https://t.co/HQNtRMChJ3
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) November 14, 2022
Now understand something: Federal authorities didn’t just reach this conclusion out of thin air. They conducted an investigation. And as part of the investigation, they reviewed all of the documents “to see if the types of information contained in them pointed to any kind of pattern or similarities,” according to the Post.
But they found squat: “That review has not found any apparent business advantage to the types of classified information in Trump’s possession.”
Nor have the FBI’s interviews with witnesses revealed any sort of nefarious plot.
“Instead, the former president seemed motivated by a more basic desire not to give up what he believed was his property, these people said,” according to the Post.
And there it is.
Now cue the brutal backlash against the Post and the unnamed federal agents who leaked this story to them:
I believe he committed treason as he did the first days in office giving Russians in the Oval Office Israeli intelligence. But you ignore the facts and report this gossip.
— John Ellis (@jonthes) November 14, 2022
Here we go. With this conveniently planted story the DOJ is trying to inoculate the public to prevent righteous outrage when they wimp out on prosecuting Trump.
— Jeff Browndyke (@Jeff_Browndyke) November 14, 2022
Sooo not buying this. He monetized anything he took. And someone told him what to take because there is no way he knew.
— stallfortime (@stallfortime) November 14, 2022
Federal agents talking to reporters about an ongoing investigation?
Yeah – I’m not buying it.
— Sandy (like a beach) Shriver (@SandyShriver9) November 14, 2022
Me neither. That sounds exactly something that would be planted by criminal defense attorneys.
— Bend Justice by the Horns (@thegainesweaver) November 14, 2022
Leftists also shrieked that even if the report is accurate, Trump should still be charged and incarcerated because “[a]nyone else would already be indicted, arrested, arraigned, and have a trial scheduled,” as one put it.
“Anyone else” except Hillary Rodham Clinton, that it is. While the nature of her crimes were slightly different, she nevertheless also improperly handled classified documents but never faced any consequences for her bad behavior.
Look at the additional backlash below:
Even if that was true (which is so unlikely) it shouldn’t matter! He took the documents. He was given chance after chance to return them and didn’t and LIED about it. He broke the law. CHARGE HIM.
— Taylor McKay (@TaylorMcRewind) November 15, 2022
It’s very straight forward, as a retired Naval Officer I would have been in cuffs and incarcerated almost immediately if I had committed these crimes. If we are a nation of laws he must be indicted, arrested, detained, prosecuted, and incarcerated….period!
— Randy M (@Randymi77928475) November 14, 2022
I don’t care if he stole them to wipe ketchup stains off the walls. It’s a crime to have those documents in his possession. Anyone else would already be indicted, arrested, arraigned, and have a trial scheduled.
— Snargle️ (@Elgrans) November 15, 2022
Doesn’t matter. Any motivation to steal classified materials is highly illegal. Trump needs to be prosecuted just like anyone else on the planet would have been for breaking the same laws. He’s just a normal citizen now. The special treatment has to stop.
— Just A Guy (@RichardMilikin) November 14, 2022
It’s not clear why they’re so obsessed with Trump and, likewise, so hellbent on him being punished for taking home classified documents.
Over on the right meanwhile, there’s been nothing but shrugs and the occasional “I told you so” over the Post’s reporting.
“Of course this was always the most plausible explanation. Didn’t stop people from speculating he was going to sell nuclear codes to the Russians or some such nonsense,” popular conservative radio show host Ben Shapiro tweeted about the Post’s bombshell.
Of course this was always the most plausible explanation. Didn’t stop people from speculating he was going to sell nuclear codes to the Russians or some such nonsense. https://t.co/NnKyGhSgVb
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) November 14, 2022
Unfortunately, even confirmation from the Biden Department of Justice — via the Post, of course — about Trump’s benign motivations for keeping the classified documents hasn’t stopped the conspiracy theorizing. It appears, in fact, nothing ever will …
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