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Justice Department Witchhunt in the FBI Raid on Trump Exposed: LaRouche Case Is Key

Aug. 11, 2022 (EIRNS)—The narrative injected into the public discussion as to the pure motivation of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and its FBI, on how this apparatus would never think of carrying out a political witchhunt, is traceable to an “insider’s” account released by Newsweek yesterday. There, Newsweek relies upon, as they put it, two “senior government officials ... who have direct knowledge of the FBI’s deliberations.” One is “a senior Justice Department official who is a 30-year veteran of the FBI,” and the other, a senior intelligence official who was briefed on the investigation and the operation. That narrative has the National Archives, suspecting that former President Donald Trump had “unauthorized material,” having to go to the DOJ in February to launch a criminal investigation. Then the DOJ merely follows the trail, in defense of the law and the American way.

A simple examination of the public releases of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in February puts the lie to this constructed fraud. (See NARA’s Feb. 14, 2022 “Press Statements in Response to Media Queries About Presidential Records.”) Scholars and citizens familiar with the DOJ’s “Get LaRouche task force” will easily recognize the modus operandi of this extra-legal operation—or what one honest judge, in his ruling, termed a “constructive fraud” perpetrated upon the court by the DOJ.

First, after having received from the Trump team 15 boxes of papers in mid-January 2022, NARA includes in its January 31, 2022, report that the boxes included some pieces of paper, some torn and pasted back together, some not yet pasted back. (Trump was known to tear up work papers when he was finished with them; but his staff kept all his papers, torn or not.) Then on Feb. 7, NARA reports: “Former President Trump’s representatives have informed NARA that they are continuing to search for additional Presidential records that belong to the National Archives.” So far, a cooperative working relationship between the Trump team and NARA over the previous nine months is in place.

On Feb. 8, 2022, NARA is compelled to respond to media rumors:

“Throughout the course of the last year, NARA obtained the cooperation of Trump representatives to locate Presidential records that had not been transferred to the National Archives at the end of the Trump administration. When a representative informed NARA in December 2021 that they had located some records, NARA arranged for them to be securely transported to Washington. NARA officials did not visit or ‘raid’ the Mar-a-Lago property.”

At this point the deadly combination of government officials and their special media outlets go into full gear.

On Feb. 9, the Washington Post—followed by CNN and others—reports that NARA has asked the DOJ to investigate Trump.

“National Archives and Records Administration has asked the Justice Department to examine Donald Trump’s handling of White House records, sparking discussions among federal law enforcement officials about whether they should investigate the former President for a possible crime, according to two people familiar with the matter.”

We may never know, but it is not a stretch that Newsweek’s two people “who have direct knowledge of the FBI’s deliberations” and the Washington Post’s “two people familiar with the matter” may know each other. But with the anonymous assertion in play, it is not hard to place a query from a Congress member’s office.

Despite NARA’s Feb. 14 release recapitulating the previous two weeks of their account, within days Congress has begun pressuring NARA. On Feb. 18, David Ferriero of NARA responds to Congress: “NARA has identified items marked as classified national security information within the boxes [provided in mid-January by Trump’s team]. Because NARA identified classified information in the boxes, NARA staff has been in communication with the Department of Justice.” Given that the “two people familiar with the matter” on Feb. 9 knew about “discussions among federal law enforcement officials”—that is, not NARA—about a criminal investigation, it is a pretty good guess that it wasn’t NARA that initiated “communication” with the DOJ. But the game was afoot.

From April to June, Trump representatives were answering FBI questions; and as late as June 3, they showed four DOJ/FBI agents around the Mar-a-Lago room where Trump personal papers were kept. When they received a letter on June 8 suggesting that the room be better secured, they complied and installed a padlock.

The country has suffered for four decades from leaving the “Get LaRouche” apparatus in place. Trump would have been well served to use the LaRouche case to efficiently round up the political thought-controllers. Since Lyndon LaRouche never took a deal, but stood on principle, the evidence laid bare is quite compelling. Rather than basking in rage, citizens can add their voice to the long-overdue exoneration of LaRouche.

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