Dunleavy, other leaders react to FBI raid on Trump’s house

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Reactions from around the country on the FBI raid of Mar A Lago, updated at Must Read Alaska as they arrive:

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy: This raid on the 45th President’s home in Mar-a-Lago is very concerning, and should be concerning to all of us. This continues the politicization of the FBI against Donald Trump that started before he was even elected and continues to this day. Today’s action will only widen the divide in our country and further weaken trust in our Justice system. Presidents are elected by the citizens of this country, not by unelected bureaucrats using the FBI against their political opponents. This is smacks of Third World politics, and damages our standing in the world as a country that was founded on the rule of law.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy: Attorney General Garland: Preserve your documents and clear your calendar. When Republicans take back the House, we will conduct immediate oversight of this department, follow the facts, and leave no stone unturned. The Department of Justice has reached an intolerable state of weaponized politicization.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis: The raid of MAL is another escalation in the weaponization of federal agencies against the Regime’s political opponents, while people like Hunter Biden get treated with kid gloves. Now the Regime is getting another 87k IRS agents to wield against its adversaries? Banana Republic.

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio: It is disgraceful and unprecedented. The question is what comes next. We either have Republic or we don’t. If we do, the people who’ve politicized the FBI in recent years will face investigation and prosecution. Using government power to persecute political opponents is something we have seen many times from 3rd world Marxist dictatorships. But never before in America. After today’s raid on Mar A Lago what do you think the left plans to use those 87,000 new IRS agents for?

Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake: This is one of the darkest days in American history the day our Government, originally created by the people, turned against us. This illegitimate, corrupt Regime hates America and has weaponized the entirety of theFederal Government to take down President Donald Trump. Our Government is rotten to the core. These tyrants will stop at nothing to silence the Patriots who are working hard to save America. This is an incredibly horrendous abuse of power. If we accept it, America is dead. We will not accept it. The 10th Amendment can and will save our Republic and the road to stripping the Feds of power travels right through Arizona. We must fire the Federal Government. As Governor, I will fight these Tyrants with every fiber of my being. America — dark days lie ahead for us. May God protect us and save our Country.

Christina Pushaw, press secretary for Gov. DeSantis: Anyone who knows about my background before I came to Florida, will understand why the politicization of the FBI/DOJ, or even appearance of it, scares me more than anything else. We Americans like to tell ourselves “it couldn’t happen here” … until it happens.

Absolute power corrupts absolutely,” she said.

Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniels: Countless times we have examples of Democrats flouting the law and abusing power with no recourse. Democrats continually weaponize the bureaucracy against Republicans. This raid is outrageous. This abuse of power must stop and the only way to do that is to elect Republicans in November.

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson: The search at Mar-a Lago of a former President is unprecedented & alarming.  We must see the probable cause affidavit before making a judgment. Normally that would be under seal but since Trump announced  the raid then the probable cause should be made public.

Lou Dobbs: The FBI and the DOJ have ruthlessly violated the Constitution and law in America. Joe Biden and Merrick Garland are no more than Marxist thugs, not public servants. They’re an outrage against decency, judgment, a former President, and the American people.

Glenn Beck: This is the act of a dictator of a Banana Republic. Republicans NEVER did this to Clinton, although perhaps we should have. With Joe & Hunter Biden paying zero consequence for his actions. This is shameful and MUST STOP. We don’t do this in America. Way over the line.

Mark Levin: The Biden Administration raid on former President Trump’s Florida home is a bald attack on our republic.  The Democrat Party is dragging us into the Third World.

Arizona Rep. Paul Goser: The FBI raid on Trump’s home tells us one thing. Failure is not an option. We must destroy the FBI. We must save America. I stand with Donald J. Trump.

Charlie Kirk: Pay very close attention to how every Republican reacts to this raid on Trump. Watch carefully.

Former RNC Chair Michael Steele: Trump failed to return classified docs requested by the National Archives. A federal judge issued a search warrant for probable cause of a crime. This is not some rando move by the FBI so you shitforbrains Republicans calling for “defunding the FBI”for once try to be less stupid.

Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene: DEFUND THE FBI!

Newt Gingrich: These people are bad people doing bad things and it’s time that we finally said that and actually do something about it.

Students for Trump founder Ryan Fournier: No matter how hard the Democrats, RINOs, or other Deep State actors try to stop Trump or the MAGA movement, they will not succeed. The people STAND with President Trump. This unlawful raid will only make him & his movement STRONGER.

Ohio Senate candidate J.D. Vance: Little to add on the details of the raid on Trump’s home: it is disgraceful and unprecedented. The question is what comes next. We either have Republic or we don’t. If we do, the people who’ve politicized the FBI in recent years will face investigation and prosecution.

Benny Johnson: Joe Biden is in charge of the DOJ. Joe Biden directed the DOJ to attack his political opponent. Joe Biden openly abused his power. Joe Biden is scared to death of Donald Trump. Joe Biden will lose. Joe Biden will be impeached for this.

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem: The FBI raid on President Trump’s home is an unprecedented political weaponization of the Justice Department. They’ve been after President Trump as a candidate, as President, and now as a former President. Using the criminal justice system in this manner is un-American.

President Donald Trump, during a tele-rally for Sarah Palin: Another day in paradise. This is a strange day. You probably all read about it,

Steven Crowder: Tomorrow is war. Sleep well.

102 COMMENTS

  1. FJB. FT FBI this is just an abuse of power designed to stop Trump from being the people’s choice in 24 , the left will stop a nothing to run this country, I firmly believe the election was stolen and that corruption runs rampant in Washington DC.

      • Any one who watched the election results coming in knows that the election was stolen. And not just the presidential election. Get your head out of the sand.

      • Russian Collusion: Fake
        Sexual Assault: Fake
        Ukrainian Quid Pro Quo: Fake
        Russian Emoluments: Fake
        Tax Evasion: Fake
        January 6th Insurrection: Fake
        Loan Fraud: Fake
        White Supremest: Fake
        Misogynist: Fake
        Border Cages: Fake
        Racist: Fake
        I wonder, Lucinda, who’s trying to fool whom, and if you’ve been duped?

      • Every time we think that you and your inane and retarded babblings could not get any dumber, you take it as a challenge and set out to prove us wrong……and succeed.

        Congrats for that?

      • Once again, Lucinda pops in, makes a claim with zero back up information.
        Please, Lucinda, please explain how exactly we have been fooled. Us dumb inbred stupid Republicans need your guidance to mend our ways.

      • Lucinda, speaking of being fooled, can you tell me what probable cause was used to obtain this warrant? You think the FBI will ever let you know? Who was the Judge? This disgrace falls upon the heels of a fabricated “Russian Collusion” investigation and several impeachment witch hunts. All of which have only reduced the publics confidence in the fabled Federal system of Justice. This raid is purely political and you know it.
        Feeling foolish yet?
        You should. Because you are the one being fooled because you want to be fooled. But then maybe you want to live in an Iran, Chi-Com China or a Venezuela?

  2. BIG MIKE thank you sir, support our president like he supported us ALL. Americans this is not us, this is not what our founding Fathers created, this is not what GOD will allow. President Trump supported ALL of us. Come to the aid of our PRESIDENT ALL.

    • Kudos, eh? Dunleavy can only cheep, peep, and chirp! He lacks the manhood to take to the streets! If Kurka does, he’ll trounce Dunleavy. So Dunleavy has “spoken,” eh? Big deal! Now what’s he going to do–cheep, peep, and chirp?

  3. That thing in D.C. is not our government. The government of, by and for the people was never reconstructed after the Civil War. We do not have a Republic. It’s a corporate Democracy operated by foreign corporations.

  4. We’ll see how this plays out – in November. If the demonrats keep the House & the Senate, it will only be because they stole it – and as much as it is very hard to be patient, then and only then will it be time to take action. I want my country back – I don’t live in the Soviet Union, nor Cuba, nor China (though they own so much of us for collateral one would wonder…), nor even Venezuela. It’s time to TAKE BACK AMERICA, and Alaska, and Anchorage… Please vote – every conservative. must. take. part.
    This war against President Trump – and by extension every American – offends me to the very fiber of my being.

  5. Merrick Garland of DOJ is on revenge tour with FBI b/c he didn’t make Supreme Court. The raid is a waste of taxpayer money. Trump is too smart to have much of anything incriminating at his home. 🤣 FBI is now an idiot agency. Not capable of investigating a large Monkeypox pimple on a bare ass. This will solidify a HUGE win for Republicans in November.

  6. Governor Dunleavy is absolutely right!! I pray everyone will wake up and vote these Democrats out once and for all!!

  7. I’m sorry to say this but the majority of the political class at the national level will just tweet there “disapproval” but nit really do anything. House minority leader McCarthy is on of them.
    The only way this will be dealt with is at the state level. Resistance with force. Kari Lake said the correct words.
    It’s whether other states are willing to back her and DeSantis up if he choose to do something.
    They intended to arrest Trump before the midterms. If they wait till after, the state legislators and governors will have more backing to end this.
    FBI = KGB.

  8. What did these federal agents find? I think we should wait to see what comes of this before passing judgement on how terrible the whole thing is/was.

    • Barbara, what did they find? A better question would be, what the hell were they looking for? That should be part of a warrant. Show us the Warrant and include the Judges signature.

    • They didn’t find anything. Try not to be so naive. Biden he’s using the DOJ as a lynch mob. It doesn’t matter if it was something at Mar-A-Lago or something that the chameleon Democrat Liz Cheney has got up her skirt. Trump has exposed their inner workings and they don’t like it. Biden has got us back into a cold. He needed something to ropa dope the American public before the midterms. This is his sleight of hand movement along with the Ukraine war. NATO pushed Putin to the very edge encroaching on Russia. We promised back when Gorbachev took down the wall that we would stop encroachment on the former Soviet Union and they upheld their end of the bargain. We continue to stick the Russian bear with sharp pokes in the eyes and this is what we get. We’ve got a space war going on we’re rushing in Chinese satellites are manipulating hours and we are theirs. Biden is no more than a lifelong tyrant, who slithered out of the Washington cesspool and along with Clinton and Obama who are still in power by the way, began the disassembling of the United States justice system.

  9. If they’ll commit such a blatantly criminal act this far ahead of the elections, then we can rest assured that either they will refuse to hold elections or they have utterly rigged the election system. No one would vote for these criminals except the Marxist leftist who want to overthrow the country.

  10. DISGUSTING! HORRIBLE! Time to Drain The Swamp. Democrats lie, cheat and steal! November can’t come soon enough!

  11. The FBI will find whatever it planted there. I suppose they’re looking for Nancy Pelosi’s laptop.

  12. True to you credo suzzanne, you managed to list quotes (very quickly BTW) from all the usual kitchen sink strainer grunge and no one else.

    • Show us how it is done.
      Post quotes from the folks celebrating this action. Better yet, post some information that justifies this action against President Trump, but excuses the inaction against anyone associated with the Democrats.

    • Well aren’t you special Lucinda. Did your God make you so much more special than your countrymen? Please explain how exactly that “happened”.

        • Your ‘God’ is ‘leftism’, Lucinda, and you ABSOLUTELY believe that said ‘God’ has made you more ‘special’ than others.

          Short bus ‘special’, but ‘special’ nonetheless….

          NOT ‘smarter’, mind you.

          Just more ‘special’.

  13. Where are Lisa, Dan and the crowd chasing Don Young’s seats reactions? Let alone state, and or local elected public servants responses? You all realize we are being ruled by public servants, who are our employees. They are supposed to answer to the voter, not the voters answering and caving to their demands. This is scary. If they can do this to a ex president, what will they do to you or i?

    • Yet, after more than six years of constant investigation they have turned up…


      well… nothing actually. Nothing significant enough to even charge him with a misdemeanor.
      .
      Which means Trump is either
      A.) not a criminal,
      -OR-
      B.) the smartest master criminal ever seen, capable of committing crimes without leaving any evidence whatsoever.
      .
      Please, chose one.

      • CB: patience please. Trump has conned you. The evidence is clear that he’s shyster, grifter and criminal. That the indictments have not been filed is likely out of conservative caution.

        • What evidence?
          Six years. More than six years. Constant investigation.
          .
          What evidence?
          .
          Conservative caution? Caution against what? Filing charges and failing? If the evidence is 1/100th as damning as you seem to think it is, there is no reason for caution. File the charges already.
          .
          I suspect I am not the one that was conned.

          • Not sure what you are talking about. There was ample evidence that Trump held up giving Ukraine weapons while he tried to extort the Ukrainian government to “find”. evidence against Biden. And there is also substantial evidence that Trump unsuccessfully tied to stage a coup on January 6. He was impeached for both of these acts. But since it takes a 2/3 vote in the Senate to convict him, he avoided that fate because most Republican senators put party over country. As to whether he will be held criminally liable for January 6 insurrection or his efforts to persuade Georgia election officials to “find” more votes for him, stay tuned. The fun is just starting. And try getting your news from sources that aren’t propaganda arms of the a Republican Party. You are being duped.

        • Yes Lucinda, caution… as in a lack of evidence kind of caution. Evidently not everyone is as apt to swallow whole a poorly crafted hoax as fast as you and the other blind mice commies. Golden Shower?

      • Here’s one for you Denali: “I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have,” Mr. Trump said during the conversation,”

        • Here’s one Lucinda, what about the 4 totes that were pulled out from the table after the election observers were told they were done counting for the night? It was all caught on camera, how many times were they run through the old dominion machine? Wonder how the results will turn out if patriots follow Arizona and have election parties at each drop box?

          • Complete nonsense, never happened. This has been disproven. It was part of the lies that Trump and his cronies spun, and that the right wing media has repeated.

        • Ohhh… I LOVE that one.
          The conversation with the GA sec of state. Happened… what in Early November 2020?
          .
          There is a publicly available transcript of that call, and a publicly available recording of it.
          .
          If it was a crime, why didn’t Pelosi use that to impeach Trump? The House could have impeached him by November 10th, and the Senate would have no choice but to convict. It is obvious proof of a crime.
          .
          Trump would have been out of office before December 1.
          .
          But…. nothing. Gee… wonder why? Oh.. I know, because it is a harmless statement that is not even close to being a crime. Trump could have said “I want a pony.” and it would be just a damning.
          .
          Talk about being fooled.

          • You’re getting ahead of yourself. A grand jury in Georgia is currently investigating whether Trump and his cronies violated Georgia laws. Maybe working on a chain gang in the Georgia sun would do Trump some good. He might lost a few of those extra hundreds of pounds he Carrie’s around on his midsection.

          • Not getting ahead of myself here at all.
            Please explain why this incident was not used by Pelosi, Schumer, etc… If it is a crime, a well recorded and discussed crime, why did they let Trump complete his term as President?
            Surely it does not take two years to investigate a phone call that was recorded and made public.
            .
            Stretching. A lot.

  14. James Comey and Hillary Clinton are still working hard behind the scenes to extinguish Donald J. Trump. People that should be heading to prison are fighting like hell to make sure Trump never gets another chance to come after them. The entire stinking bunch of filthy politicians and bureaucrats are the real enemies of America.

  15. The FBI works for the cabal of the new world order. what else do you think they are there for? It just goes to show the extent of the reach of the Corporation of the United States. Funny how all this falls right in line if the deep state being desperate and will stop at nothing to stay in power. I hope you can see how this latest attack on Trump is going to be in his favor as well as for America. Viva la Trump!

  16. I doubt that we will ever be told by the Swamp the real reason for the attack on Trump’s Florida residence. According to reports, he was cooperating with the authorities, including the FBI, on the files that he had. So the raid makes absolutely no sense. Also the timing is suspect. Did they wait until he was in New York? Why were no witnesses there from Trump’s people; the FBI reportedly would not let them within eye’s range. There were records grabbed with no organization in the way the FBI went about their task. In other words, the FBI took everything they wanted, with no list. Suspicious? Coupled with the doubling of the IRS number of agents (there were 77,000 and now 87,000 will be added) it looks more and more like it is the American people who are targeted. No republic has ever survived throughout history and it looks like we may have seen the final throes of this one as well. Ben Franklin said that the Americans had a republic, if they could keep it. My advice to everyone when voting is to vote in person. Mail-in ballots can be photoed to see how the person voted. What has happened to our country?

  17. These charlatans bought machine guns to this raid.
    Were they expecting the president to have snipers on the roof of Mar-Go-Lar?
    Disgusting, 3rd world bullies.

  18. The FBI has had a hard on for Trump ever since the fake Mueller probe. They got egg on their face them and never got over it. Insert a scorned AG that has the biggest chip on his shoulder and you have a bunch of Hoover type things who are little more than a lynch mob.

  19. After reading many of the above comments and quotes from some “leaders”, I must disagree with many. This is a constitutional crisis and is not a partisan issue. All Americans should shudder at the power of a federal bureaucracy that can invade any person’s home-under the cover of darkness. Remember what Senator Ted Stevens said, “If they can do this to me, they can do it to anybody” (paraphrase). He was referring to the FBI corrupt investigation of his taking “gifts” from a construction contractor. It was then that we all should have realized that our federal government has been weaponized against political enemies. I fear for this Nation and its people.

  20. He ran on Lying Hillary and her emails, he lied to us by hiding his own presidential correspondence!! Trump lied to us. I hate the FBI but that man lied to us and was sloppy!! And he HATES disabled vets like myself! I’ve had enough

    • I am 100% with you.
      Now, please list all the things the Biden administration has done for disabled vets.
      .
      Take you time. We can wait.

  21. Dear neighborhood democrats. While you celebrate this lawlessness, please remember, The sword slays both ways.

  22. These same hypocritical Republicans had no problem with searching Hillary’s e-mail server which did not contain classified documents

    • The search is not the problem.
      The way it was carried out is.
      .
      Hillary’s server was requested and delivered. Albeit, there was a measurable amount of data wiped, but it was delivered after a request. The FBI did not conduct a no-knock warrant search.
      .
      Had the current administration simply requested the documents, they would have been produced.
      .
      Oh… and there were plenty of classified documents on Clinton’s personal server and mobile devices. Perhaps you should check into the facts before posting.

    • The same server she refused to turn over, washed it with bleach bit, and had physically destroyed?

      That server?

      You really gotta try harder. Ignoring inconvenient history doesn’t work for you.

    • Frank – hypocritical Republicans? There was no raid of Clinton’s home by the FBI. On the contrary the FBI set up an appointment with her! And what about Obama who took classified documents with him when he left office to ostensibly “review” them for possible inclusion in his presidential library. No DOJ investigation there! When you point your finger at others, Frank, there are three fingers pointing back at you. Typical liberal hypocrite.

  23. Lisa Murkowski loves this raid. She needs to be fired. She is is pure swamp creature. Only representing her self not Alaska.

  24. In comment to: Benny Johnson: Joe Biden is in charge of the DOJ. My question IS HE?. We all KNOW there HAS BEEN people pulling the strings for Biden, since his dementia is getting worse. Kamala isn’t. Somebody somewhere is making his decisions. People have speculated that Obama has been doing this.. If So, he will be trying to re-institute his agenda that Pres Trump removed. WE’RE IN TROUBLE!!

  25. If Biden will do this to Trump, just wait and see what 87,000 armed IRS agents will do to you.

    But hey! Orange man made mean tweets. Happy with your vote, America?

  26. I want to hear what Begich, Palin & Peltola have to say about this. I suspect that only one of them will unequivocally stand by Trump and denounce the FBI’s & DOJ’s fascist tactics.

  27. Sure seem to have some marxist lovers here.. Lucinda, Lock Me Up and Dave… You all are disgusting and obvious what card you are plugging.

  28. The agents supposedly of the people and for the people detained the civilian guests at Mara Lago as well. It’s reported the agents were in tactical gear at the front door and politically motivated. Are they investigating alleged crimes of the left political criminal families aggressively? NO. Why not?

  29. What’s with Michael Steele? This just the tip of the iceberg in their endless pursuit of President Trump. Non stop arrests of anyone associated with Trump while a total neglect of any left individual (Hiliary, the whole Biden clan). Yet we shouldn’t consider dismantling and rearranging the FBI?

  30. It is good that Governor Dunleavy weighed in on this. Of course we have been told that if you live in a glass house then don’t throw stones. When will he weigh in on what is happening in his state’s largest city? Before or after King Constant’s inauguration celebration? Someone at his level will probably have to eventually activate the Guard the way things are going. And someone will have to prove to me that those assembly members were actually elected. A neutral party (one that can’t benefit) should be placed in charge of our local elections just for starters. That might make people have more confidence and get out to vote.

  31. If I lived in Florida I would volunteer to be a human shield at Trump’s house. The Democrats want to arrest him. I can honestly say “Over my dead body” We cannot afford to let their attacks go unanswered. They will keep this up until they have destroyed him. Imagine if that happened, how Power–mad they would become. They are always seeking more power and destroying their competition.. If they haven’t found anything to arrest him after 6 years of investigation they are not gonna.. We are seeing the same thing being played out in Anchorage with the Assembly attacking Mayor Bronson. Tyrieny is like a Serpent, you have to cut it’s head off. That is what they are doing to us, we have to respond in kind, or perish.

  32. This goes back to the Raid on Ted Stevens Girdwood home. Raid ,Kangaroo Court Trial, found guilty, years later Exonerated for everthing because of illegal search and handling of evidence. No one held accountable. Result: New Democrat Senator from Alaska to vote on Obsamacare. Repeated many times to Trump supporters, and now to Trump. Next :Trump Supporters will be raided by some of the 87,000 IRS agents.

    • Correction.
      It was months later, just a bit after the election that installed Begich, that a Federal judge vacated the charges.
      .
      And it was, if I remember correctly, because of prosecutorial misconduct as well as the reasons you mention.

  33. Interesting that so many followers of this blog have leapt to the conclusion that the FBI search was a politically motivated attack on Trump. No one yet knows why the FBI executed a search warrant or what, if anything, they found. How about we all just take a chill pill and wait to see what the facts are before rushing to judgment. I seriously doubt the FBI would have executed a search warrant against a former President unless there was a very good reason to do so.

    • Yes, let’s wait and see. I have one question for you. Do you believe in America before 1871 or after? Any agency, branch or law after 1871 falls under the jurisdiction of the globalists that took over our Country. Anything after 1871 is a lie, if you follow our original founding and what America is about. All the three letter agencies do not represent America, they work for the Corporation of The United States. Knowing this fact, what else do you need to know why the FBI broke into Trump’s residence?
      Yes, let’s wait and see if that makes any difference in/to your thinking.

    • It is not interesting at all.
      In fact, it is to be expected.
      .
      There are equally valid reasons for serving a warrant on numerous democrats, but when needed, it is done without an armed raid. And, let’s be honest here, it does not happen all that often.
      .
      But, when someone associated with Trump, or Trump himself is involved, an armed/no-knock search is carried out.
      .
      Or, maybe you know someone on the left side of the political aisle that had their residence invaded by armed agents because of papers? Please, if I am missing something, please share.

  34. If the Democrats actually had to worry about winning an election, they would never have done this.
    But they have the election in the bag.

  35. So I have to ask the question…..Was Nancy Pelosi’s Laptop at Mar-a-Lago? We know for sure it wasn’t in Homer and that it wasn’t in New York State either…..

  36. My first thought on these comments was “Who are you and what have you done with Marco Rubio??!!” Is he up for reelection soon? Doesn’t sound at all like his usual Trump-hating self. – M.John

  37. I simply cannot believe this unwarranted and capricious persecution of DJT. I suppose on the other hand it makes complete sense. Jesus was unjustly persecuted. Rare, blameless men like them are truly a Godsend.

    2024 is our last chance to get him in. How we keep him there indefinitely I don’t know, but we are doomed if we do not.

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