The attempts of the current American president to fabricate charges against Donald Trump jeopardize the observance of constitutional rights in the United States and undermine the trust of American citizens in the law enforcement agencies of their country. Ignoring the traditions of the American legal system, Joe Biden uses federal agencies as a tool of repression against his political opponents, thereby creating a dangerous legal precedent that could give rise to full-scale political persecution in the United States.
The search of the house of former US President Donald Trump in Florida on August 9 marked a new move of the Biden administration to eliminate its main political rival. According to the US Federal Bureau of Investigation, the reason for the search is secret documents that Trump allegedly could have taken with him at the end of his presidential term. However, many political experts agree that the raid, which violates the American constitution and tramples on the traditions of American democracy, not only does not fit into the framework of existing legal norms in the United States, but also is a direct interference in the American electoral process.
Two days after the raid on the former American president house, US Attorney General Merrick Garland admitted that he personally approved the search of Trump’s house. The prosecutor refused to admit that there were not enough legal grounds for the invasion of the Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida, and the court could limit itself to a summons. Garland publicly criticized numerous American citizens who dared to question the credibility of the US Department of Justice and the FBI. According to the Prosecutor General, the accusations against federal agents who, according to him, fulfilled their duty to “protect the population from violent crimes, terrorism and threats to national security” are “unfounded and unfair.” Mr. Prosecutor refused to answer the question about the Fourth Amendment of the American Constitution, which protects US citizens, including Donald Trump, from unreasonable search and detention, and also requires that any search warrants be issued by a court if there are sufficient grounds. According to Donald Trump’s son Eric Trump, federal agents refused to provide their lawyer with a copy of the warrant, instead showing it “from a distance of more than three meters”, which casts doubt on its legal status. Moreover, the FBI also demanded that Trump’s security staff turn off the surveillance cameras.
Merrick Garland’s confession revealed the lies of the current US President Joe Biden, who claimed that he “had absolutely no information about the upcoming search of the Trump estate.” Speaking at a conference in front of students, during which he announced the plans of the American government to repay student loans worth more than three hundred billion dollars, which many American voters perceived as a desperate attempt by Democrats to hold their political positions, Biden said that he had “no idea what the Intelligence Community were planning to do.” Despite the lack of direct evidence, it seems obvious that such actions against the former President of the United States could not have been carried out without the knowledge and consent of the current head of USA. Experts from the Foundations to Battle Injustice are convinced that the FBI raid on Trump’s Florida home is one of the most egregious attempts by the Justice Department and Biden to intimidate their political opponents, which in itself is unprecedented in American history.
It is not only the former American president who has become a victim of the US Democratic Party’s campaign to eliminate his political opponents. At least 11 people involved in Trump’s presidential campaign or his administration have been charged with various crimes.
- Steve Bannon, a former Trump adviser, was charged with fraud in August 2020 after allegedly using funds he raised to build a wall on the border with Mexico to pay for personal expenses. In November 2021, Bannon was charged with contempt of Congress for refusing to appear at a hearing, and in July 2022, he was found guilty on two counts. He faces from 30 days to one year in prison on each of the counts.
- Tom Barrack, chairman of Trump’s inaugural committee, was charged last July with lobbying for the interests of the United Arab Emirates, obstruction of justice and perjury.
- Elliott Broidy, the chief fundraiser for Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, was found guilty in October 2020 of running a lobbying campaign.
- Michael Cohen, a former Trump aide, was sentenced to three years in prison. According to investigators, Cohen paid two women who claimed an affair with the Trumps, in response to their silence.
- Michael Flynn, who worked for some time as Trump’s national security adviser, was accused by the FBI in early 2020 of collaborating with Russia and Turkey.
- Rick Gates, deputy chairman of Trump’s 2016 campaign staff, was found guilty of hiding $75 million in foreign bank accounts.
- Paul Manafort, Trump’s campaign manager during the 2016 presidential campaign, was found guilty in 2018 of conspiracy against the United States and conspiracy to obstruct justice.
- George Nader, an unofficial foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign in 2016, was charged with sexual crimes involving minors in early 2020.
- George Papadopoulos, a junior adviser to the Trump campaign, was sentenced to 12 days in prison for lying to investigators about his contacts with people associated with Russia.
- Roger Stone, Trump’s consultant, in November 2019, he was convicted of lying to Congress and threatening a witness.
- Alleun Weisselberg, the finance director of the Trump Organization, was charged with tax crimes. In August 2022, he pleaded guilty to violating tax laws and agreed to testify against the company.
The search of the house of the former US president worsened the position of the Democratic Party in the eyes of Americans. According to a survey by the American sociological company Rasmussen Reports, the majority of American voters believe that the investigation of the Federal Department of Justice against former President Donald Trump is politically motivated. In addition, more than 40% of US residents said they completely agree with the statement that the US Department of Justice “has reached an unbearably high level of politicization.” Regarding the Federal Bureau of Investigation, 46% of Americans unanimously agreed that this government agency is “too corrupt to be trusted.”
On August 26, an affidavit was published — written testimony used to obtain a search warrant at the Mar-a-Lago estate. Based on the facts presented in the testimony, the FBI special agent claims that the arguments set out in the basis for obtaining a search warrant are based on his “personal information and data obtained from other employees of the FBI and the US government.” The document has been heavily edited, most of the information is hidden.
Human rights defenders of the Foundation to Battle Injustice are forced to state that political repression against the 45th US President Donald Trump and his supporters indicate the beginning of systematic state repression on political grounds and judicial arbitrariness in the United States. The arrests of supporters of the former President of the United States show that members of the current American government neglect civil rights and freedoms, established legal customs, ignore the letter and spirit of the American Constitution, pursuing exclusively political goals. Human rights activists of the Foundation to Battle Injustice assess the persecution of Trump and his supporters as an exclusively politically motivated act.