Update: FBI Lied to Magistrate Judge to Raid Trump Supporters’ Safety Deposit Boxes
If you’re one of those Trump supporters who thinks that the unprecedented FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago is no big deal, you should know that Joe Biden’s personal Stasi is capable of doing the exact same thing or worse to you. Just look at the January 6ers. Hundreds of men and women have been convicted of “parading” inside the US Capitol and sent TO PRISON for what amounts to misdemeanor trespassing. You aren’t so different from the January 6 election justice protesters, are you?
And you’re not so different from the Trump supporters in Beverly Hills, where Biden’s FBI raided their safety deposit boxes to steal their cash, gold, jewelry, certificates and other items without any justification.
We’ve been covering the FBI raid on US Private Vaults in Beverly Hills since it first happened in March of 2021. That was when the Biden Department of Justice and FBI were really getting ramped up with their assault on the civil liberties of their political enemies. The “shock and awe” campaign against single moms, grandmothers and small business owners who attended the election justice protest of January 6 was getting under way. Front doors were knocked down with armored vehicles and black helicopters swarmed over trailer parks to arrest the trespassers.
And the FBI was hard at work stealing the contents of the safe deposit boxes of some of the wealthiest Trump supporters in the country. US Private Vaults was a safe deposit box company in Beverly Hills that its advertised its services as being “safer than banks.” They had lasers and everything.
Why did the FBI raid US Private Vaults? Ostensibly because an employee was selling drugs from the premises. (Because that never happens in Beverly Hills and couldn’t have been handled by the LAPD for some reason.) Instead of just arresting the employee that was allegedly selling drugs, a platoon of FBI agents cracked open every safe deposit box and seized the contents.
The significance of this is that US Private Vaults was located in the reddest area in Beverly Hills. The two neighborhoods where the company was situated went for Donald Trump by about 60% in 2020. Those neighborhoods stretch from Trousdale Estates to the Los Angeles Country Club. They were the only two neighborhoods in Los Angeles County that Trump won. (Side note, but Trump doubled his support in Beverly Hills of all places between 2016 and 2020. But somehow lost to Mr. LOL-81-Million Votes.)
The FBI looted the safe deposit boxes of many of the wealthiest Trump supporters in the entire country and stole their gold and jewelry. Surveillance video showed FBI agents literally stuffing gold coins in their pockets, rather than putting them into evidence bags. I checked – the spot price of gold in March 2021 was around $1,715 an ounce.
Good thing all of those FBI agents were fired! Oh, wait. That never happened. No one got fired.
Just to be clear: None of the Trump supporters who had their gold, jewelry and other stuff stolen by the FBI were ever accused of any crime. The FBI just took their stuff, and now they’re having to sue in order to try to get it back.
And the affidavits in the case are finally starting to be unsealed, so we can see just how unethical and out of control Biden’s FBI really is. The magistrate judge who signed the warrant to raid US Private Vaults EXPLICITLY stated in writing that the FBI was not supposed to crack open any safety deposit boxes, thereby invading the privacy of Trump supporters and stealing their stuff.
In a newly unsealed and unredacted deposition, FBI Special Agent Lynne Zellhart said she wrote “supplemental instructions” for agents to follow when they conducted the raid. The supplemental instructions were obviously quite different from the magistrate judge’s court order in the warrant. The judge said no safety deposit boxes were to be cracked open. The supplemental instructions said crack all of the boxes open and take all of the loot.
The FBI now believes that it is completely above the law. It can just rewrite instructions on search warrants to suit its own evil ends. This explains why agents rifled through Melania Trump’s underpants when the search warrant explicitly allowed them to search for boxes in a room in the basement at Mar-a-Lago. It also explains why they cracked open Donald Trump’s (hilariously empty) personal safe.
They probably had “supplemental instructions” above what the search warrant allowed. Do you still think that something like the Mar-a-Lago raid couldn’t happen to you? It’s already happening to other Trump supporters right now.