Ever since the FBI served a search warrant Monday at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property, the disgraced, one-term former president (and his surrogates) have been suggesting that FBI agents “planted” incriminating evidence, with Trump posting on Truth Social:
“The FBI and others from the Federal Government would not let anyone, including my lawyers, be anywhere near the areas that were rummaged and otherwise looked at during the raid on Mar-a-Lago. Everyone was asked to leave the premises, they wanted to be left alone, without any witnesses to see what they were doing, taking or, hopefully not, ‘planting.’ Why did they STRONGLY insist on having nobody watching them, everybody out?”
But remarks made by Trump’s attorney, Christina Bobb, yesterday completely destroy such claims, according to Igor Derysh of Salon:
Bobb acknowledged on Thursday that while surveillance cameras at Mar-a-Lago were shut off for a “very short period of time” while FBI agents spoke to Trump’s legal team, the former president and his family were able to view the entire raid through surveillance video.
“I think the folks in New York — President Trump and his family — they probably had a better view than I did. Because they had the CCTV, they were able to watch,” Bobb told the right-wing outlet Real America’s Voice.
Bobb said that she was busy speaking with investigators during the search but the Trump family saw “the whole thing.”
“So they actually have a better idea of what took place inside,” Bobb said.
The Trump family saw the whole thing. Kind of hard to “plant” something when you’re being watched on closed-circuit TV.
Eric Trump also confirmed that the family was able to watch as the FBI went about their duties. So that talking point has now been run over with a bulldozer by not one but TWO people who are in a position to know.
Once again, we see that everything Trump and his minions say is a lie. They lie when they’d be better served by the truth. That alone is proof that Donald J. Trump can never again be trusted with America’s secrets.