HNewsWire: Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) compared former President Donald Trump's persecution to Latin American banana republics.
An item labeled "Executive award of clemency re: Roger Jason Stone, Jr.," a reference to one of Trump's closest confidants who won a pardon in late 2020, was also confiscated from Mar-a-Lago this week.
The warrant suggests that federal authorities were looking into Trump for removing or destroying data, obstructing justice, and breaking the Espionage Act, which can include offenses other than spying, such as refusing to deliver national security documents upon request. Convictions under the legislation can result in jail time or penalties.
"This is upsetting to Americans, but this is what happens in Latin America and many other nations across the world," Rubio said Fox News. "A group seizes authority." One of the first things the organization does is start persecuting and pursuing their political opponents."
"And then, when their political opponents' followers begin to protest about it, they begin to target them and criminalize opposition," the Florida senator added. "And that's exactly what's going on here right now."
Rubio emphasized that since Democrats took control of Congress, they have worked hard to pursue Trump. The Florida Republican believes Democrats want the former president arrested as soon as possible, if not immediately.
"The next phase in this process will be that people who are supporters of Donald Trump or just conservatives protesting about this will begin to be classified as potential insurrectionists and will begin to be hounded by law police," Rubio warned.
"Unfortunately, that's the next step in Hitler's script."
The senator mentioned the 45th president's several investigations. For example, when FBI agents executed a search warrant on Trump's Florida home, he was in New York for depositions in a civil action launched by New York State Attorney General Letitia James.
Trump called the unprecedented raid on Mar-a-Lago on August 8th a weaponization of the legal system. He described it as an attempt by radical left Democrats desperate to prevent Trump from running for president in 2024.
Rubio, the vice chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, demanded that FBI Director Christopher Wray explain his agency's actions.
"With fewer than three months until the elections, the FBI's actions are doing more to damage public trust in our government institutions, the democratic process, and the rule of law in the United States than the Russian Federation or any other foreign foe," Rubio told Wray.
The other Florida senator likewise condemned the FBI's heavy-handed tactics toward Trump.
"The @FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago is extremely alarming, especially considering the Biden administration's history of going after parents and other political opponents," tweeted Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL). "This is Third World territory."
"We need answers NOW," Scott added. "The FBI must explain what they did and why they did it today."
Congresswoman Maria Salazar was also on Trump's bad side, blasting the raid on Twitter.
"It's incredibly distressing that the FBI raided a former President's house," said Rep. Salazar of Florida's 27th congressional district. "America cannot follow in the footsteps of countries like Cuba and Nicaragua, which use government services as weapons for those in power."
After Mar-a-Lago, Trump supporters will be targeted.
The Lago Raid was part of Hitler's "Playbook." That is, Satan Soldiers have let every every demon in Hell in the last few months.
The Bible says that demons are working on Earth today, fighting to destroy God’s work and deceive people (1 Peter 5:8 and 2 Corinthians 11:14-15). Demons proclaim false teachings (1 Timothy 4:1), deceive the world (2 Corinthians 4:4), attack people who are faithful to God (2 Corinthians 12:7 and 1 Peter 5:8), and fight holy angels (Revelation 12:4-9). Demonic possession – in which demons enter the bodies of humans – can happen to vulnerable people who aren’t connected to God in saving relationships, as the Gospel stories of demon possession show. However, Christians cannot become bodily possessed, because the Holy Spirit lives inside of us (Romans 8:38-39 and 1 Corinthians 3:16).