Mar-a-Lago raid will only strengthen Trump in 2024 election - Analysts
The conventional wisdom states that this raid hurts Trump, yet analysts argue otherwise.
The FBI's raid on former US President Donald Trump's home has only strengthened his positioning in the next presidential election in 2024 in case federal law enforcement authorities fail to convict him on felony charges, according to analysts.
The FBI executed a search warrant at Trump's Mar-A-Lago residence in Florida on August 8, raiding the home and searching its contents for nine hours, seizing 11 documents and other materials, including "Top Secret" documents.
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Charles Ortel, former hedge fund manager and political commentator said, "Unless Donald Trump is convicted of one or more felonies before November 2024, he is now, on paper, a much stronger contender than he was before the Mar-a-Lago raid."
Ortel argued that the raid and the fact that Attorney General Merrick Garland approved the warrant personally is an assault on the US Constitution.
"Whether you like Donald Trump or loathe him… you must understand that running the Federal Bureau of Investigation like a Stasi or Gestapo is so far beyond acceptable that it is worse than laughable," he said.
"As Americans vote in the looming pivotal elections, many will pull levers at the polls thinking 'Remember Mar-a-Lago,'" Ortel said, referring to Texans' chanting of "Remember the Alamo."
Ortel argued that unless worse disasters occur before the mid-term election, pro-Trump voters and voters dissatisfied with Biden will be making their way to the polls.
"After the looming anti-Democrat deluge, there will be an accounting against all who have trampled the Constitution. This project will continue through and after November 2024," he predicted.
The conventional wisdom is that this raid hurts Trump - however, that is wrong, according to Sam Husseini, a political analyst and founder of VotePact.org.
"This keeps the focus on Trump. It adds yet another dimension to the myriad of ways liberals have obsessed over 'getting him' or seeming to at apparently any cost. But he feeds off the notoriety," Husseini told Sputnik.