I spoke to a Billionaire, about the raid at Mar-a-Lago.
So how does a lowly bus driver know a billionaire? That’s an excellent question, but the answer is a long, drawn-out story that won’t fit in a post.
That said. I was curious about his take on what happened, and I thought you might be too. The conversation went like this.
We were talking on the phone (old school), no Skype or Zoom, so all I heard was a pregnant pause when I asked about the raid on Mar-a-Lago. Then, “Well, you have to admire the man.”
“Sure. He’s a billionaire, a former President, who by the way, won his first political race ever, by becoming President. People conveniently forget that.” I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m a fan.
“I’m not talking about the obvious. I’m talking about what I admire, not what everyone else should admire.”
I wasn’t sure where this was going, but I’m just a bus driver. “OK, I’ll bite.”
“I first heard about it when my assistant called.”
“Yeah, that’s how I found out too.” Just for the record, that was sarcasm; I do not have an assistant.
He ignored me and continued. “I didn’t know what to make of it at first. I’ll tell you this: if it happened to me, I wouldn’t have leaked it until after I figured out what was going on. I think Trump announced it as it happened.”
“Well, Trump was the most transparent President we ever had. It only makes sense.”
“No. It only makes sense if you have a plan. That’s what I admire. Trump is playing chess, and when the DOJ made their move, Trump countered, ‘Check’. Did you see Merrick Garland’s face during that press conference? It was days after the raid and Garland looked like a beat dog. If things had gone his way, he’d be smirking like a Cheshire cat.”
“Yeah, I noticed.” But obviously, your assistant doesn’t read my blog or you’d already know. The rest of you can catch up later, see https://davydsblog.wordpress.com/2022/08/16/president-trump-merrick-garland-and-ray-pollard/
I had to frame my next question carefully. Why? Because I know how long these conversations last, and time was running short. “So if Trump had a plan, what was it, and what was the endgame?”
“To answer that, you need to know that the DOJ had two objectives. The first was to gather as much incriminating evidence on whatever might be there, just in case it was there, waiting to be found. It didn’t matter what it was. The evidence would be used to get an indictment that could negatively influence the upcoming midterms. That’s why they did it when they did, right on the 90-day limit for investigations before an election. But it isn’t why the FBI shipped in Washington agents rather than use the local field office.”
I forgot about that. “Why did they?”
“Because of the second objective. And this is actually the most important. The election is looking bad for them and the DOJ has legal culpability like you wouldn’t believe. It extends far and wide. Plus, it isn’t limited to the DOJ. There are a lot of department heads, from various government agencies, all wanting to know what Trump has on them before it’s too late. The Mar-a-Lago raid was a fishing expedition. That explains the broad warrant and the redacted affidavit. But they came up empty.”
“That’s a good thing, right?”
Sometimes billionaires use too many pregnant pauses. “Look, this is just my perspective, and I don’t know much more than anyone else, but that raid was a bold move, and it reeks of desperation. I think they were trying to find out if whatever Trump has, is worth an assassination attempt.”
“No way!” Did the thought ever occur to me? Yes. Did I dismiss it immediately? Yes. But when someone else says it, the thought becomes instantly real. Too real.
He went on, “We’ve been living in a third-world country since Biden took office. Why wouldn’t they do what third-world countries do? They got nothing from the raid except a slap in the face. They’re more desperate than ever.”
“Who do you think will come out on top, Trump or the Deep State?”
“I have to go now. I have calls waiting. Good talking to you Davyd.”
The call ended.
I know that seemed a little abrupt, but here’s something you need to understand. I don’t call billionaires on the phone. There’s one billionaire who calls me. Actually, it’s his assistant who does the calling part. Also, I work 40 hours a week (not including OT), which means when I talk on the phone, my time isn’t even worth 50 cents a minute. I think I heard somewhere that Bill Gates earns 7,160 dollars per minute. Obviously, I take what I can get.