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Karl Rove Speculates As To Who The Mar-A-Lago Leaker Is

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One of George W. Bush’s top presidential advisers believes he knows who is leaking information to the FBI from former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate.

Karl Rove, who served as the 43rd president’s deputy chief of staff, said Friday the leaks are likely coming from other federal agents.

“The Secret Service – and this is just my own personal conjecture, no information other than simply knowing the Secret Service is there – they have no statutory responsibility over classified material,” he told host John Roberts on the Fox News show “America Reports.”

“But they are sworn federal law officers. They are law enforcement, and they have a responsibility to report a crime, and particularly after a letter is sent from one of the president’s lawyers saying we don’t have any more classified material,” Rove continued.

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“If somebody sent a letter and said we don’t have classified material, and somebody in the Secret Service said I have seen classified material still in the walls of Mar-a-Lago and had a responsibility to report that through the chain of command or maybe directly to the counterintelligence division,” added Rove, who has been dubbed “The Architect” for guiding both of Bush’s victories.

“They would have somebody who had said, in essence. you have been misled, whether it was a deliberate lie or a lie based in ignorance, somebody told you there’s no more classified material here, there is classified material here.,” he said.

Millions of Americans were upset by the FBI’s raid on Trump’s estate, regardless of the situation.

According to a new Rassmussen Reports survey, a majority of likely voters — 53 percent — say they view the FBI now as President Joe Biden’s “personal Gestapo” that he is using to persecute a political opponent.

The majority agreed with the statement that “there is a group of politicized thugs at the top of the FBI that are using the FBI as Joe Biden’s personal Gestapo,” the survey said, as reported by the Washington Examiner.

Last December, just 46 percent of likely voters agreed with the same question, the outlet continued, adding:

In between, the agency increased its focus on Trump and reports that he hoarded documents from his administration stamped “secret” at Mar-a-Lago, which the national police agency raided last week, taking several boxes of documents, including Trump’s current and old passports.

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The new survey was suggested by New York Post columnist Miranda Devine, who wrote today that conservatives have had it with the FBI, while liberals, once the agency’s biggest critics, have found a new love.

“Among Republicans, a staggering 76% agree with the Roger Stone quote that there is ‘a group of politicized thugs at the top of the FBI who are using the FBI . . . as Joe Biden‘s personal Gestapo.’ About half (49%) of independents and a sizable 37% of Democrats also view the FBI as Biden’s Gestapo, while 72% of liberals disagree,” Devine wrote.

“Liberals are happy because a politicized agency is coming after their ideological enemies, particularly their bête noire, Trump. It’s a stark turnaround from the days of decrying the FBI’s efforts to target Martin Luther King. The left has discarded any pretense of caring about civil liberties or injustice and instead sneers at conservatives who they claim are the ones who have jettisoned their core principles and now are ‘anti-cop,’” she added.

“The agency’s standing is at rock bottom among Republicans and conservatives, and not too healthy with independents and moderates,” she said.

“God knows Trump is no saint, and we still don’t know what the FBI was looking for in the documents they seized on Monday of last week. But it will need to be a national-security emergency to justify sending dozens of armed agents to raid a former president’s home and rifle through his wife’s underwear three months before the midterms,” Devine wrote.

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