No one can deny that it’s been a hell of a week for ex-President Trump and not in a good way. He rolled into New York Attorney General Letitia James office (as part of a civil investigation into the Trump Org’s dealings) and pleaded the Fifth Amendment “hundreds” of times (which says a lot, according to Trump’s past words). Then he let everyone know that the FBI raided his beautiful Mar-a-Lago compound. They likely found a stockpile of ketchup during the resulting search, but more than that, they were reportedly looking for the motherlode to end all motherlodes.
Washington Post is now reporting that one of the bigger items on the FBI’s list happened to be classified nuclear documents. The reports cites unnamed sources, and there’s no confirmation on whether these nuke-focused docs were actually found next to Trump’s favorite golf bag. If this report’s true, it certainly explains why the feds moved fast and partially why Attorney General Merrick Garland’s poker face was not messing around while declaring that he authorized the raid.
All of this, of course, means that we might see Trump pleading the Fifth Amendment again (and again), but he’s already a pro at doing so. One can easily envision Trump wanting to keep nuclear secrets around out of sheer ego, but there’s also the possibility that this could violate the Espionage Act. I mean, after all of Jared Kushner’s dealings with the Saudis, well, this is getting hairy. Regardless, it appears (no matter what kind of claimed ignorance is coming from Trump attorney Christina Bobb) as though there’s a major leak in the Trump dyke because someone wanted this information out there.
With this leak about nuclear secrets, someone is really playing hardball with Trump. Hours ago he was supposedly talking about fighting the unsealing motion. If he does it now, those nukes are going to blow up under his ponderous butt.
— Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) August 12, 2022
And because this is so dark, people naturally are coping with some morbid jokes, including some cinematic wisecracks about Trump-branding on the nukes.
— CHOOSY (@CH005Y) August 12, 2022
And you thought this guy was irresponsible with the Nukes.
TRUMP: Hold my nuclear football. pic.twitter.com/28YztfBuWx
— Mr. Newberger (@jeremynewberger) August 12, 2022
But I tell you, Trump branded nukes would’ve been huge.
— David Rothkopf (@djrothkopf) August 12, 2022
But you see, he was planning a new line of Trump Nukes. Very exclusive. Ivanka already trademarked them in China.
— Peter Manseau (@plmanseau) August 12, 2022
Just picturing Trump looking over his top secret blueprint and punching in numbers trying to test launch his nuke that his Mar A Lago Oompa Loompas built and getting frustrated nothing is happening. https://t.co/FODlXFUQwc
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) August 12, 2022
Remember when Trump wanted to nuke the hurricane. Maybe he was working on that
— worms cited (@christapeterso) August 12, 2022
Not2be hyperbolic…well, maybe a little…but, this could lead to a former President being charged w/espionage. Could trump also take 5th if asked under oath if he sold US nuke secrets2foreign govt? Why is it easy2believe the $2B Jared&Ivanka got from Saudis might be related2this?
— Kenny BooYah! (@KwikWarren) August 12, 2022
I sure hope Trump wasn’t assisting the Saudis in building their own nukes. $2B buys a lot of Jared love.
— Eric Charbonneau (@relaxedhuman) August 12, 2022
In closing, let’s hope this is simply “comically ridiculous.”
If it’s true, I’m telling you now it won’t be as part of some big plot to funnel nuclear secrets to Russia, but rather something comically ridiculous like “Trump liked the big beautiful nukes that the US had under his command and wanted keepsakes”
It always comes back to his ego https://t.co/9fFFdJjeGF
— Ben Harris (@btharris93) August 12, 2022