It seems like former President Donald Trump is intending to capitalize on the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) Mar-a-Lago raid.

He recently shared an op-ed that predicted Republicans might exact vengeance by using law enforcement to go after Democrats Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, reported Daily Mail. Trump didn't post his comments, but shared an op-ed by loyalist and conservative columnist Kimberly Strassel in the Wall Street Journal.

The columnist mentioned a "boomerang history of unleashed governmental powers." She observed that Republicans used a post-watergate independent counsel statute to go after former President Bill Clinton in a warning to the party that at present has unified control of the U.S. government. In an email from his Save America Political Action Committee (PAC), Trump shared the article's headline, "The Payback for Mar-a-Lago Will Be Brutal."

The writer posted that the Trump investigation could come back at Democrats if Republicans take charge. She even labeled the investigation as political and breaking norms on "sensitive" probes close to an election. She wrote that U.S. attorney general Merrick Garland's raid has made even the "highest political figures fair prosecutorial game, and the media's new standard is that the department can't be questioned as it goes about ensuring 'no one is above the law.'" She wrote that let's see how that holds when a future "Republican Justice Department starts raiding" the homes of political leaders like Joe Biden, Hillary and Obama.

She also wrote that if anything, a perceived political persecution of Trump "could help him to a second term, and he would be even more unrestrained as the 47th President than he was as the 45th."

Trump also took to his Truth Social to share an article headlined, "The Fascist Bureau of Investigation," written by Jeffrey Lord, who is a former pro-Trump commentator.

Meanwhile, a federal judge on Thursday ordered the Justice Department to put forward proposed redactions as he committed to making public at least part of the affidavit that supported the FBI raid. It is the government’s burden under the law to show why a redacted version should not be released, said US Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart. Prosecutors’ arguments Thursday failed to persuade him, according to the Associated Press.

He gave them a week's time to hand over a copy of the affidavit proposing the information it wants to keep secret after the FBI took classified information during the search at Trump’s Florida property last week.

As the focus remains on the raid, Obama has become the subject of a new line of whataboutism that's emerged from conservatives, reported PEOPLE. The New York Post had published an opinion piece in which it was claimed that Obama sent 30 million pages of his administration's documents to Chicago when he left White House. Now Trump and his allies are running with the claim. But they are ignoring key differences between how White House records were handled by the two former US Presidents.

Obama White House records did make their way to Chicago at the end of his second term, but the process of transferring the documents was done in cooperation with the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). It legally owns those documents under the Presidential Records Act.

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