Trump’s Mar-a-Lago scandal uncovers potential treason

Over 100 classified documents were found at Donald Trump’s country club. Some documents could implicate him in treason.

You have probably heard about the investigations into former President Donald Trump recently. Hopefully, you’ve heard about the recent FBI raid that uncovered more than 100 classified documents — documents which should be held in secure locations — which Mar-a-Lago has proved time and time again to not be. Taking classified documents is a felony, according to 18 U.S. Code Section 1924, and carries a prison sentence. It doesn’t take a genius to see that crimes were committed at Mar-a-Lago, and not just that awful choice in carpet. Despite the ever-growing and overwhelming pile of evidence against the former president, no meaningful moves are being made to prosecute him for crimes related to his actions during his presidency. This seems particularly ridiculous in the face of all the, shall we say, funny things that keep happening as a possible result of him stealing said documents.

Following the raid, the Department of Justice published a picture of some of the documents uncovered, of course with the sensitive information obscured. What was available to all eyes, however, were the cover pages and headings of most of these documents. One document in particular, towards the bottom of the photo, front and center, appears to be a list of spies. How would a list of American spies help a former president, you ask? Well, that list of spies would certainly benefit enemies of the United States, and therefore be a hot commodity among those groups. Read: he was likely selling them. Back in October 2021, the CIA sent a secret message to all of its intelligence outposts warning of a drastic increase in agent deaths, particularly in Russia and the Middle East—areas where Trump made a specific point to ally. Coincidentally, it has since been revealed Russia was sponsoring a bounty on dead American forces. While no one in the intelligence community has officially put forth the theory, it is not unlikely that Trump would remain in contact with leaders of these nations following his presidency, especially since he was so puzzlingly interested in their allyship.

Another interesting layer here is the suspicious investment Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, received from the Saudi government. Following his departure as White House advisor (assuming, of course, he did anything else but draw a paycheck), Kushner formed Affinity Partners, a private equity firm, and was hard up for cash funding. The Saudi crown prince, known far and wide for flagrant human rights violations, wrote Kushner a $2 billion check despite warnings from government aides that this investment might be risky given the firm’s lack of experience. This occurred approximately six months after the Trump administration left the White House and a few months before the CIA started warning of high casualties. It seems to me that the Saudi crown prince might have gotten more out of this deal than a possible return on investment.

If, in fact, it turns out the Trump family was selling top secret documents to foreign actors, they are all certainly guilty of treason. Trump and his allies have committed crimes right out in the open, leaving the imagination to wonder what awful sins they took the care to hide. No one should ever complain about Hillary Clinton’s emails again.

Post Author: Victoria Grossman