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Rather than sink Donald Trump, the Mar-a-Lago raid could save him

By Arwa Mahdawi

17 Aug 2022 · 2 min read

Editor's Note

Republican Senator Liz Cheney lost her reelection bid. Really, votes against Cheney are votes in favour of Trump—and the search of Mar-a-Lago gave the GOP another reason to rally round him.

Donald Trump did nothing wrong! The longsuffering martyr and former US president is so keen to let us all know that he’s the innocent victim of yet another witch-hunt that he keeps broadcasting juicy details about his legal troubles on his social media platform Truth Social. “Wow!” he announced on Monday. “In the raid of Mar-a-Lago, they stole my three passports (one expired), along with everything else.”

Wow, indeed. First we find out that the search of Trump’s Florida property was partly carried out under the Espionage Act and may involve nuclear weapons; now Trump insinuates that the FBI considers him a flight risk.

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