Here we go again: In the wake of the FBI raid on ex-President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home, The and New York Times are running breathless, anonymously sourced stories suggesting “grave” Trump misdeeds. Have they learned nothing about crying wolf?
“Classified documents relating to nuclear weapons were among the items FBI agents sought” in the raid, the WaPo reported, revealing nothing about the biases of its unnamed sources who have full license to distort or even lie — as similar anonymous sources did for years during the “Russiagate” fiasco.
Of course, we don’t yet know what was in the documents and it may well turn out to be damning of Trump.
But notably, none of the sources offered details about the supposed “nuclear” material. But the paper ominously quoted one former Justice Department official speculating that the info might “cause grave harm to US security.”
A Times story, also based on anonymous sources, claims a Trump lawyer asserted in June that all classified material had been returned, yet the raid turned up more secret documents — suggesting Trump wasn’t “fully forthcoming” with investigators.