FBI’s ‘deadly force’ authorization at Mar-a-Lago raid revealed

by Jessica Marie Baumgartner

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Unsealed court documents revealed that the FBI was authorized to use “deadly force” against President Donald Trump and his family during the 2022 Mar-a-Lago raid. 

Journalist Julie Kelly published the documents that displayed the Policy Statement Use Of Deadly Force, issued on July 19, 2022. 

Multiple scenarios were laid out by the FBI before the raid, including plans to allegedly intimidate guests in the event that staff refused to relinquish room keys.

What’s more shocking is that the document did not limit this use to the 45th president but anyone considered a “subject” in the raid, which likely included Melania Trump, Barron Trump, and anyone working on the premises as well. 

While Axios reported that the “use of deadly force” is a “standard policy,” the Mar-a-Lago raid was anything but standard. 

Biden was also found to have “willfully retained classified materials after the end of his vice presidency when he was a private citizen,” according to RSBN, but the DOJ chose not to pursue charges against him. 

Furthermore, RSBN reported that America First Legal’s Freedom of Information Act request (FOIA) revealed that the Biden administration initially requested the FBI gain access to President Trump’s records. 

This is in addition to the fact that Trump held the highest political office in the nation. 

While standard protocols for FBI raids are often authorized for everyday citizens, authorization for the FBI to openly use “deadly force” against anyone who has served as Commander in Chief is unprecedented and anything but standard. 

President Trump noted this in a post on Truth Social, where he stated, “NOW WE KNOW, FOR SURE, THAT JOE BIDEN IS A SERIOUS THREAT TO DEMOCRACY.”

Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Fla., called it “insane,” stating on X, “This is what the political weaponization of our federal government looks like in real time.”

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