The FBI and Biden administration continues to face blowback for the politically charged raid on Donald Trump’s home.
Now all hell is breaking loose.
And that is because Donald Trump produced the smoking gun that proved a huge lie about the FBI raiding Mar-a-Lago.
Trump dropped a bombshell in his Truth Social platform posting that the FBI stole his three passports during the siege of Mar-a-Lago.
“Wow! In the raid by the FBI of Mar-a-Lago, they stole my three Passports (one expired), along with everything else. This is an assault on a political opponent at a level never seen before in our Country. Third World!” Trump declared.
As is typical in these anti-Trump witch hunts the FBI quickly laundered a lie through one of its obedient stenographers in the corporate press.
This time it was “CBS Evening News” anchor Norah O’Donnell who dutifully passed along a story from a single anonymous source claiming the FBI did not have Trump’s passport.
NEW: According to a DOJ official, the FBI is NOT in possession of former President Trump's passports. Trump had accused the FBI of stealing his three passports during the search of his Mar-a-Lago home.
— Norah O'Donnell 🇺🇸 (@NorahODonnell) August 15, 2022
It did not take long for the Trump team to debunk this obvious lie.
Trump spokesman Taylor Budowich responded to O’Donnell with an email from the Department of Justice explaining that the FBI did – in fact – steal Donald Trump’s passports and was in the process of returning them.
This is how Fake News works, folks. Biden admin actively feeds half truths & lies that the media willingly amplifies—advancing a partisan narrative to attack Trump.@NorahODonnell, did your “source” read you this email? Did you bother asking if they indeed seized the passports? https://t.co/DlzkagN0ie pic.twitter.com/VwCU7DPCvg
— Taylor Budowich (@TayFromCA) August 15, 2022
This episode demonstrates how Deep State agencies like the FBI routinely manipulate the media to create feeding frenzies and scandals around Donald Trump where none exist.
Whoever fed O’Donnell the line about the FBI not having Trump’s passport knew they were playing word games by phrasing their response in the present tense.
But they also knew reporters like O’Donnell are so lazy, incompetent, and full of hate for Donald Trump that they would never think to ask the question if the FBI had Trump’s passport at any time.
Instead, O’Donnell’s source pushed a misleading statement out through the media in order to create another round of “Trump is a liar” stories in the press.
But when the smoke cleared, and the truth was known, the only liars were at the FBI.
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