As Republicans erupt over the FBI search of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property in Palm Beach, some Democrats have taken to social media to level out the GOP’s hypocrisy.
Back in 2016 when former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was alleged to have used a personal e-mail server for communication together with her State Department workers, Republicans applauded then-FBI director James Comey for doing the whole lot in his energy to analyze. Now, the FBI is investigating Trump.
Soon after the FBI searched his property, Trump issued a press release the place he referred to as the investigation a “weaponization of the justice system.”
“Hillary Clinton was allowed to delete and acid wash 33,000 emails AFTER they had been subpoenaed by Congress,” Trump said on his social media platform, Truth Social. “Absolutely nothing has occurred to carry her accountable.”
The investigation into Clinton’s e-mail server discovered that of the hundreds of emails reviewed, 113 contained labeled data, and three of them had the official classification market. The FBI concluded that whereas Clinton had acted with excessive carelessness, it was not her intention to interrupt the legislation and no costs had been filed.
But Comey then publicly reopened the case 12 days earlier than the election, a call of his that some research counsel value Clinton the largest value of all of them: the presidency.
Now, Republicans are appearing at odds with their very own outrage over Clinton’s emails and the FBI’s choice to analyze additional.
A video, which was first revealed by Trevor Noah’s “The Daily Show,” calls out Republicans for being hypocrites. The video exhibits clips of distinguished Republicans applauding the FBI for investigating Clinton subsequent to footage of the FBI’s search of Mar-a-Lago. The tweet has greater than 50k likes.
“The FBI stepping ahead at this second has demonstrated actual integrity.” former Vice President Mike Pence mentioned.
Fox News hosts Harris Faulkner and Sean Hannity each piled onto Clinton on the time.
“I imply frequent, are we alleged to imagine that in any case this time that she simply did not know what the foundations had been,” Faulkner mentioned.
“Multiple felonies that we’re speaking about right here.” Hannity added.
But now that the roles are reversed Republicans can not appear to fathom that the FBI is appearing with out political motivation. Cries of “defund the FBI” are circulating among the many GOP.
After Trump was elected to workplace, he signed a legislation that strengthened the penalty for the unauthorized elimination and dealing with of labeled paperwork, making the act a felony offense.