Bill Maher has called out the FBI’s raid of Mar-a-Lago, saying it is “saving Trump politically” and may turn him into a “president martyr.”
Maher suggested the move was another political attack against the Democrats’ enemies.
“His fortune was finally falling,” the liberal talk show host said.
“The Big Lie was finally losing momentum.
“DeSantis was beating him in the polls, you know who hates this more than anybody? DeSantis.
“Like ‘I had this in the bag and now I got to run against President Martyr.’
“Is it going to justify this raid or is this going to be a political nightmare?’ Maher said before asking if Trump even knew what was in the documents.
“I don’t even think he knew what was in those boxes or cared.
“I just think he was like, ‘They’re mine. I live here! I put it in those boxes. I get to take my boxes.'”
Fox Nation host Piers Morgan said:
“If you take a swing this big, you do an unprecedented act, you go and raid Mar-a-Lago with over 30 FBI agents, you’ve got to land a big punch in terms of evidence.
“In the end, it comes down to what is in these boxes.
“If it turns out to be the real deal, if it turns out that Donald Trump has violated the Espionage Act, that is a serious crime and he should be held to account.
“If it doesn’t turn out to be there, then there are legitimate questions, I think, from the Trump supporters about the different standards applied to Donald Trump that hasn’t been applied to Hillary Clinton, to James Comey, to Hunter Biden and the others.”
Morgan then suggested Biden wants to face Trump in 2024:
“If you’re Joe Biden, who would you rather face — Donald Trump, who has all the baggage, who has the Jan. 6 investigation ranging a number of legal actions, all this stuff now or would you rather face a muchyounger, more dynamic DeSantis, who hasn’t had the baggage?”
“And this is saving Trump politically because now, of course, all Republicans, what do they do,” Maher said.
“I just don’t think those two people (Wray and Garland) would have signed off on this if there wasn’t a reason to do it. I don’t think they wanted to do it.”
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