From Mike Flynn to Rudy Giuliani, a long list of Trump allies and Biden critics have been probed, raided, handcuffed, charged, and jailed by the Justice Department.
Just The News
August 17, 2022
The Justice Department has come under intense scrutiny for allegedly weaponizing federal law enforcement to target allies of former President Donald Trump and critics of the Biden administration, stoking fears of a politicized, two-tiered justice system riddled with double standards.
In recent weeks, lawmakers, legal experts, and whistleblowers have decried the department for appearing to have an anti-conservative bias and using unnecessary, strong-arm tactics against those deemed political opponents.
The trend prompted longtime Republican David Bossie, the former deputy campaign manager to Trump, to declare Tuesday that it appeared America had another “enemies list” like the one made famous by Richard Nixon a half century ago.
“The enemies list consists of one name: Donald John Trump,” Bossie told the Just the News, Not Noise television show. “…And then secondly, on the list is every single supporter of Donald John Trump.”
Here’s a nonexhaustive list of people close to Trump or critical of the Biden administration who were targeted by the Justice Department, fueling growing suspicions that the department is not be enforcing the law impartially.
The FBI raided Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida earlier this month, seizingreams of documents as part of a government probe into whether he mishandled classified materials.
The Justice Department opposed requests to unseal the FBI affidavit revealing the stated reasons for the search. Some lawyers have demanded Attorney General Merrick Garland or FBI Director Christopher Wray explain why a raid and search warrant were necessary rather than subpoenas, especially since Trump has been cooperating with the investigation.
A federal jury last month found former Trump White House adviser Steve Bannon guilty on both counts of contempt for failing to comply with two subpoenas issued by the Democrat-led House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
Bannon’s legal team argued he was negotiating with the committee about complying with the subpoenas when he was forced into court and was denied his constitutional rights in the trial by not being allowed to call House Democrats connected to the committee to the witness stand.
Former Trump White House trade official Peter Navarro was publicly arrested by FBI agents at Reagan National Airport just outside Washington, D.C. in June on misdemeanor charges that he acted in contempt of Congress by defying a subpoena from the Jan. 6 committee.https://24a466aeb665fbbfa62ffd3e0d5e7c36.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html
According to Navarro, the FBI put him in handcuffs, leg irons, strip-searched him, denied him a chance to call his lawyer, and deprived him of food and water. The Justice Department has said those claims are false. The federal judge overseeing the case questioned the decision of prosecutors to publicly arrest Navarro rather than just summon him to court.