Republican Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has called for the Espionage Act to be repealed after it was “abused” by Joe Biden’s FBI during the raid of President Donald Trump’s Florida home.
As Slay News previously reported, the Department of Justice (DOJ) justified the raid of Mar-a-Lago by accusing Trump of violating the Espionage Act.
However, Biden’s allies, including Hillary Clinton and his son Hunter, have violated the same law and have not faced charges or been raided.
Instead, the act has been used to persecute dissenters of the Democrat regime such as President Trump and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
In a tweet over the weekend, Paul announced his intentions to push to “repeal the Espionage Act.”
“The espionage act was abused from the beginning to jail dissenters of WWI,” Paul said on Twitter.
“It is long past time to repeal this egregious affront to the 1st Amendment.”
The espionage act was abused from the beginning to jail dissenters of WWI. It is long past time to repeal this egregious affront to the 1st Amendment.
Repeal the Espionage Act – The Future of Freedom Foundation https://t.co/3KCgujpS9z
— Rand Paul (@RandPaul) August 13, 2022
Agents from the FBI executed a search warrant on Trump’s Palm Beach residence last Monday and took several items.
The items included 11 sets of material that were listed as classified, as well as some that were marked as top secret.
In a post on Truth Social after the warrant was publicly released on Friday, Trump said that the documents taken by federal agents were “all declassified.”
“Number one, it was all declassified,” Trump said.
“Number two, they didn’t need to ‘seize’ anything.
“They could have had it anytime they wanted without playing politics and breaking into Mar-a-Lago.
“It was in secured storage, with an additional lock put on as per their request…” Trump noted.
“They could have had it anytime they wanted—and that includes LONG ago.
“ALL THEY HAD TO DO WAS ASK.
“The bigger problem is, what are they going to do with the 33 million pages of documents, many of which are classified, that President Obama took to Chicago?”