I’m going to be honest here: I don’t know what to make of this. It’s truly bizarre. Not in a funny “ha ha” kinda bizarre way, but in a “Why is there a sacraficial altar suddenly in my backyard?” way. In the crazy interview with his advisor Sean Hannity, Donald Trump appears to claim the FBI searched Mar-a-Lago for “the Hillary Clinton emails” or the “spying on Trump” or “Russia Russia Russia.” (This snippet of the rant starts around 1:20, but keeping the whole clip here to maintain context.). Just a bit:
And a lot of people said the only thing that would give the kind of severity that they showed by actually coming in and raiding with many, many people [audible inhale] is the Hillary Clinton deal, the Russia Russia Russia stuff, or–I mean, there are a number of things–the spying on Trump’s campaign.
Trump seems to believe the FBI seriously thought they could find Clinton’s emails, or Russia “stuff” or truly bizarrely, evidence of the FBI’s own spying on the Trump campaign (as the conspiracy theory goes) as if they got such erroneous information that they would go to Mar-a-Lago, of all places, for any of those things.