With the New York Times reporting that the FBI raided President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer’s office in search of information “related to the Access Hollywood tape,” among other things, given the “striking” breadth of the search warrant, social media users are convinced that the move was little more than a fishing expedition.
Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino shared a “no holds barred take” on the FBI “throwing attorney-client privilege out the window” in a hunt for Access Hollywood tapes in a take from NRA-TV:
Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., is equally outraged, asking what the infamous tape that captured Trump boasting to host Billy Bush about grabbing and kissing women — Trump described it as “locker room talk” — have to do with Russian collusion.
What the heck does the “Access Hollywood” tape have to do with Russia collusion? This investigation is a fishing expedition! https://t.co/NPqwGruzzQ
— Ron DeSantis (@RepDeSantis) April 11, 2018
The search warrant came from federal prosecutors in Manhattan, after receiving a referral “in part” from special counsel Robert Mueller.
As The Times noted, Cohen is being investigated for potential campaign finance law violations. Instead of Russian collusion, we now have concerns over Cohen, who had no official role in the Trump campaign, colluding.
Of course, CNN’s Jim Sciutto has his own ideals about collusion… involving Wikileaks.
“Wikileaks started publishing first of hacked Podesta emails within an hour of the release of the Access Hollywood tape. This was also the same day ODNI/DHS first publicly blamed
#Russia for election interference,” Sciutto tweeted in defense of the raid.
Remindier: Wikileaks started publishing first of hacked Podesta emails within an hour of the release of the Access Hollywood tape. This was also the same day ODNI/DHS first publicly blamed #Russia for election interference.
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) April 11, 2018
Nonetheless, the FBI, which failed to act on information that could have stopped the gunman who killed 17 people at Florida high school, is busy chasing down dirt about porn stars and p*ssy tapes.
Actions that drew outrage from the brother of Meadow Pollack, one of the students killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
“The politically motivated FBI could act on raiding a lawyers office for documents related to an adult film star,” he tweeted in response to Cohen’s office being raided.
“But they couldn’t act on stopping the shooter that murdered my sister and 16 others even though he was reported to them multiple times!”
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) April 10, 2018
Bongino would also express outrage on Twitter over similar concerns.
“Unbelievable. Terrorism, human trafficking, financial crimes, & this is what the DOJ is allocating assets to? When your identity theft case or worse gets scuttled by the FBI for lack of manpower remember this tweet. They’re out looking for p%^* tapes. Freakin ridiculous,” he tweeted.
Unbelievable. Terrorism, human trafficking, financial crimes, & this is what the DOJ is allocating assets to? When your identity theft case or worse gets scuttled by the FBI for lack of manpower remember this tweet. They’re out looking for p%^* tapes. Freakin ridiculous. https://t.co/KAg8RYpxE8
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) April 11, 2018
There was plenty of outrage from social media users as well, who believe Mueller is looking to get President Trump any way possible.
Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
"Access Hollywood" tape? Really? This witch hunt has gone from stupid to down right silly. #Mueller should be embarrassed. I'm embarrassed for him. Wow.
— Joe Pags Pagliarulo (@JoeTalkShow) April 12, 2018
— Joe Ford (@HeadsupDismayed) April 12, 2018
Exactly…these evil people have fully exposed themselves with this despicable, ruthless, action by tainted SC. They will stop at noting in their very organized plan to try and take down our President. My question is…why are Republicans, on the Hill, not outraged by this?! https://t.co/zglvYnk372
— Cathio (@whimzies4me) April 12, 2018
When will Congress rein in this wild goose chase? That by the way is costing taxpayers gazillions. Interesting that many Repubs who claim they're "fiscal Conservatives" are happy to write a blank check when it comes to going after @realDonaldTrump #phonies#MAGA @LouDobbs @GOP https://t.co/5ee4fPhGAF
— Adriana Cohen (@AdrianaCohen16) April 11, 2018
This has gotten so out of hand it's sickening. This is our America now. Pretty disgraceful. https://t.co/7bfFAsobgo
— Terry Trobiani (@Trobs56) April 12, 2018
So Meuller has become Jerry Springer? https://t.co/F2yBK45EK8
— The Last Voice (@lastvoicespeaks) April 12, 2018
The Mueller investigation has stooped to collecting "tabloid" material. https://t.co/EAcP4E9I1z
— Derek Straub 🇺🇸 (@straubderek) April 12, 2018
If you’re wondering what the hell is wrong with this country, it’s the stupid people that cheer on the FBI for going after an Access Hollywood tape but silent when the FBI dropped the ball & innocent children were murdered.
Some people are complete idiots. #TuesdayThoughts
— Heather (@hrenee80) April 11, 2018
The FBI raid on Cohen was on a referral from Mueller and which Rosenstein signed off on. Part of what they were looking for was info on the Access Hollywood tape. So if you're a liberal who's still pretending this is about russia, you really need to wake up. it's a witch hunt
— Stonewall Jackson (@1776Stonewall) April 11, 2018
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