The issue of the White House records and the raid on President Trump’s home in Florida have more questions than answers. 

One major question is why Trump took the records and has resisted giving them back to the National Archives.  That question is receiving constant speculation in the mainstream media – and virtually all of it against Trump.  It goes from reasonable speculation to nutcase stuff – like he intends to sell America’s secrets to Vladimir Putin.

Less reported for obvious reasons is speculation as to why the Department of Justice and its FBI are so eager to get the records out of Trump’s hands.  There is one plausible speculation.  While I try not to go too far out on the limb of speculation, it does seem reasonable to at least put some counterbalance in the one-sided reporting.

As with most speculation, it starts with reports from unnamed sources.  In this case, it is from “people close to Trump.”  

According to the Attorney General – and his affidavit and warrant – the sole reason for the raid was to secure White House records that should not have been removed from the White House.  Some of those records may be classified – depending on one’s view on the power and method of declassification.

Raids are supposed to be confined to the items related to potential crimes noted in the request for the court order.  That is why the FBI had to return certain items to Trump – including his passport.  The fact that they took his passport led some of the anti-Trump television panelists to speculate that it was to prevent him from leaving the country – and that was evidence that the crimes were extremely serious.  Of course, that was false speculation.

It has also been noted that IF those conducting the raid find evidence that suggests totally different crimes, they are empowered to seize it.  That appears to be one of those grey areas.

But what if the alleged purpose of the raid was merely a ruse to find something else – something more in the political interest of the FBI?  The fact that the FBI abused the warrant process to launch a bogus investigation – called “Crosscurrent Hurricane” — of Trump and his campaign regarding the Russian meddling in the 2016 election legitimatized suspicion makes one wonder.

The latest — albeit under-reported – speculation is that the stated purpose of the raid on Mar-a-Lago was merely a cover to retrieve documents that Trump possessed that would have proven misconduct on the part of the FBI relating to Crossfire Hurricane.  Supposedly is a “binder” of information detailing investigative misconduct.

That might also explain why Trump wanted the records – to prevent them from disappearing like the Clinton emails.  It also explains why Trump may not say why he took and wants to keep the records he has.  However, it does not explain why such evidence has not been made public already.  Just as we can wonder why Garland took so long to raid Mar-a-Lago is the documents were really a serious danger to the Republic.  A lot of folks on both sides have a lot of “splaining to do.

Oh well!  It is all speculation at this point.  The truth has a propensity to come out eventually – but sometimes not in time to fully correct any injustice.

The only thing we can say with any confidence is that we have not seen the end of this movie yet.

So, there ‘tis.

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