Thus, the supposed classified documents Trump retained are “a pretext to obtain a warrant” to look for evidence that would link Trump to the “insurrection” — “a Capitol riot offense — either a violent crime, such as seditious conspiracy to forcibly attack a government installation (which is highly unlikely), or a non-violent crime, such as conspiracy to obstruct the January 6 joint session of Congress to count electoral votes, or conspiracy to defraud the government.”
Phone Seized, Congressmen Subpoenaed
Jacobsen explained the raid this way: “This is a provocation. They are trying to get a reaction that allows a further crackdown.”
That crackdown, though, has begun. A day after the FBI raided Trump’s home, it seized Perry’s cellphone.