The Biden DOJ’s targeting of former President Trump violated every American’s rights, Christina Bobb, Trump’s lawyer who was at Mar-a-Lago for the FBI raid, said on the “Todd Starnes Show” Monday.
After speaking to Trump, Bobb said he is angry and fired up like most Americans are after the raid.
“Yes, it was his personal residence and it’s a personal violation to him, but it’s a violation on our nation and everything that we stand for and why we have a Bill of rights and why we have a right against unlawful searches and seizures and why there’s certain requirements that the government needs to follow to make sure that we remain a free and safe society,” Bobb told host Todd Starnes.
“And so, in a sense, all of us have been violated in that regard,” she said. “And it’s not just with President Trump, it’s the series of unlawful actions that the FBI and the Department of Justice have taken against any Trump supporters or Trump associates or staff members that he has.”
Bobb said the DOJ isn’t intimidating Team Trump.
“This isn’t scaring anybody. This isn’t causing anyone to cower and go, okay, maybe this time we’ll cower to the FBI because they’ve only done it a hundred times before. So I think President Trump, along with his team and I think most of America are saying, ‘this is too much, this is too far,’ and we have to push back.”
Below is a rushed transcript from the Todd Starnes Show:
Starnes: [00:21:01] All right, America. Welcome back to the Todd Starnes Radio Show. I want to go to the Patriot Mobile Newsmaker Line. Great to have with us the attorney who was there when the FBI agents staged their pre-dawn guns-drawn raid at Mar-a-Lago. President Trump’s attorney, Christina Bobb, joins us. Christina, good to have you with us today. [00:21:23][21.7]
Bobb: [00:21:23] Thank you so much for having me. I’m excited to be here. [00:21:26][2.3]
Starnes: [00:21:26] So real quick here, before we jump back into the time machine, any updates you can share with us regarding the investigation and the documents that the FBI got their hands on? [00:21:38][11.9]
Bobb: [00:21:39] Well, I would love to know an update. I mean, the Department of Justice has been pretty quiet on this. I think they owe the nation an explanation for what they did. They certainly haven’t provided it. So I know the legal team in Washington, D.C. is coordinating with them and working with them. But yeah, I’m still waiting for an explanation. [00:21:58][18.9]
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Starnes: [00:21:59] I thought it was interesting. On one of the Sunday shows, Adam Schiff was asked, you know, if in fact, these documents were so top secret and so vital to the safety of the American people, why did they wait 18 months before going after them? Your thoughts on that? [00:22:15][15.9]
Bobb: [00:22:16] That’s exactly right. There was nothing there. There was absolutely nothing that was a vital national security or put the nation at risk. And I think it’s telling. You know, I’m getting a lot of reporters reaching out to me right now. And it’s a myriad of questions. And to me, it’s interesting that there’s so many different theories about what they were looking for because nobody has any idea, because there’s not like a real crime that was committed that anyone can point to and say, oh, well, obviously, you know, that’s what they were looking for. Nobody knows, because it’s completely made up in the imagination of the FBI. So, you know, we’re waiting to see what they have to say. [00:22:51][35.1]
Starnes: [00:22:52] Christina, there is a story circulating that the president, through an intermediary, reached out to Merrick Garland and said something about how the temperature has to be brought down in the country. And what could he as former president do about that? Do you have any insight into that conversation, whether or not it happened or not? [00:23:14][22.0]
Bobb: [00:23:15] None. I have no insight whatsoever. I don’t think that that would have happened, but I don’t actually know. [00:23:22][7.3]
Starnes: [00:23:23] Have you had a chance to speak to the president since the raid? [00:23:26][3.4]
Bobb: [00:23:27] I have. [00:23:27][0.2]
Starnes: [00:23:28] And what is his mood? Is he fired up over this? Is he angry? [00:23:31][2.7]
Bobb: [00:23:32] He is all of the above. You know, I think he shares the same sentiment that America shares. Yes, it was his personal residence and it’s a personal violation to him, but it’s a violation on our nation and everything that we stand for and why we have a Bill of rights and why we have a right against, you know, unlawful searches and seizures and why there’s certain requirements that the government needs to follow to make sure that we remain a free and safe society. And so, in a sense, all of us have been violated in that regard. And it’s not just with President Trump, it’s the series of unlawful actions that the FBI and the Department of Justice have taken against any Trump supporters or Trump associates or staff members that he has. And so, if anything, I think he just wants to make sure the American people keep the country that we have. And so this isn’t scaring anybody. This isn’t causing anyone to cower and go, okay, maybe this time we’ll cower to the FBI because they’ve only done it a hundred times before. So I think President Trump, along with his team and I think most of America are saying this is too much, this is too far and we have to push back. [00:24:39][67.0]
Starnes: [00:24:40] So take us through the early morning when the raid happened, you were there. How did all of that transpire? [00:24:47][6.4]
Bobb: [00:24:48] So I’ve heard a lot of reports about the time. It actually wasn’t as early as some of the reports that I’ve seen. I got a call around 10:00 in the morning that said the FBI was on site and I needed to get there. So I did. I went down to Mar-a-Lago. I probably got there around 10:30. They had been there for a while. I’m guessing they probably got there maybe 9:00. I doubt earlier than eight, but maybe they had been there. But I don’t think they had been there too long. And, you know, I went up to the FBI agents, wanted to see the warrant. There was a little bit of a debate about whether I was allowed to see the warrant or not. Ultimately, they did show it to me, wouldn’t give it to me. You know, we kind of fought back and forth. Eventually, at the end of the day, maybe nine or so hours later, they eventually did give me a copy of it. But it was I mean, it was pretty tense. I couldn’t really do a whole lot because, you know, it’s the FBI and they’re doing their thing. I tried to observe what I could observe, take pictures where I could take pictures. But, you know, they were pretty strict on keeping me relegated to the Circle Drive. So I wasn’t allowed to see what they were doing or where they were going or what they were searching. And I did the best I could to figure out what was happening, but they didn’t really give much information. [00:26:05][76.8]
Starnes: [00:26:06] Now, I know exactly where you were. I’ve been at Mar a Lago a number of times, and it’s heavily guarded Secret Service. You know, a lot of people don’t realize President Trump is, I think, the only president with this fall Secret Service detail because of all of the threats. So what were the Secret Service guys doing? [00:26:22][16.0]
Bobb: [00:26:23] I mean, they were cooperating with the FBI, of course. But throughout this entire process, we have all cooperated, including the Secret Service. Everyone on Trump team, anybody that has been involved in this even tangentially has been extremely cooperative. And that was true, you know, a week ago. So, you know, we were all doing the best we could to cooperate, while also, you know, trying to understand how such a crazy violation of President Trump’s rights could be taking place. But, you know, we followed instructions and Secret Service escorted the FBI where they needed to go. And that was kind of it. [00:26:59][35.5]
Starnes: [00:27:00] And we also understand, according to the president, writing on a Truth Social, that they actually have materials that they should not have in their possession. Is that accurate? [00:27:08][8.4]
Bobb: [00:27:09] Yes. That is correct. When they gave me the receipt for property, basically the inventory list, they, of course, didn’t write it on the document because they knew the document would go public and they didn’t want to highlight it. But they took, I want to say, five or six boxes that were attorney-client privileged or some other form of privilege. When they were briefing me on that, on the document, they said, and these five boxes are separate because they contained privileged information. And I sought attorney client privilege and they said, yes, possibly. And, you know, they didn’t get into the specifics of what type of privilege that something that we will figure out at a later date. But at the very least, I know they took attorney client privilege information. [00:27:45][35.3]
Starnes: [00:27:45] Does the president have concerns that they planted bugs or maybe planted evidence or something there at Mar-a-Lago? [00:27:52][6.6]
Bobb: [00:27:53] I think everybody in the country has that concern right now, but we don’t have any reason necessarily to think that that took place. We don’t really know what took place. Right. We need the Department of Justice and FBI to explain themselves and kind of show us what happened. So, you know, we’re not accusing anybody of anything, but certainly it wouldn’t be the first time the FBI lied about what they were doing surrounding President Trump. So that’s a tactic that the FBI uses. We’re all aware of that. But at this point, I don’t think there’s any specific accusation. [00:28:24][30.2]
Starnes: [00:28:25] Christina Bobb is president trump’s attorney. She is on the Patriot Mobile Newsmaker Line. Christina, I was reading through the Espionage Act. There was a lot of scuttlebutt over the weekend that maybe that’s the angle they’re going for. I got to say, though, there’s another part to the Espionage Act that deals with the leaking of documents. And there has been a whole heck of a lot of leaking going on from the Justice Department side. [00:28:47][22.7]
Bobb: [00:28:48] Yes, there has. And that tells me everything I need to know. They don’t have probable cause. If they had probable cause, if they had a good reason for doing this, if there was any legitimate concern or fear for our nation, they would explain it to us in their actions would seem reasonable, but they don’t. And so what they do is they leak these whatever documents that they think will be a distraction or change the narrative or cause the nation to look in a different direction. And they’re not. We’re not falling for it anymore. The department owes us an explanation, and they owe the country a reason for why they would have violated President Trump’s rights. And to the extent that they think they actually have probable cause, which I personally don’t think they do, but if they do, what is it? You know, let us all know. Let us all sleep easier knowing that, oh, wow, you actually did save us from some grave danger. But I just don’t believe it. [00:29:34][45.8]
Starnes: [00:29:35] You know, there are a lot of people on the conservative media that are calling on the president to get out there and calm everybody down. And certainly we don’t wish any ill harm on anybody. We don’t advocate for violence. That’s not who conservatives are. That’s not who this president is. But the reality is people have a right and they should be righteously indignant with what their federal government has done here. And it just time after time after time going all the way back to the BLM and Antifa riots when they did nothing because they’ve been so busy trying to destroy Donald Trump and people are fed up with it, Christina. [00:30:09][34.8]
Bobb: [00:30:09] That’s exactly right. People are angry and this is what happens when you push and push and push and violate rights, violate rights, violate rights. People get upset. And I would encourage all of your listeners to take that anger and frustration and get involved. Find an organization in your area that focuses on an effort that is important to you, whether it’s school board, the border election integrity, the economy, you know, whatever it is, there should be an organization in your community to fight back and push back on some of these issues and create change in your community. If there’s not, start one, but get involved. The whole point. What makes America great is that we have a government that is run by the people, for the people, and right now it’s become very clear that it’s not by the people and it’s not for the people. We have a political elitist class that think that they can trample our rights without any consequences. And so we need to organize. We need to make sure that we’ve got people in the right places who are volunteering to be poll watchers and poll workers and, you know, working at school boards and going to parent teacher conferences and meetings and get involved in the community in a way that we haven’t before. And we, absolutely, I have no doubt whatsoever that we will take our country back, that we will restore the freedoms that we all feel so dear. But it can only be done as people get involved. [00:31:26][76.1]
Starnes: [00:31:26] Christina, one final question here. Let’s talk about next steps. The FBI. They’ve done what they’ve done. What happens next? [00:31:32][6.2]
Bobb: [00:31:34] So the well, the attorney, they’re working on that right now, the ones in Washington, D.C. And, you know, we’ve got to figure out what they’re doing with the privileged documents, you know, who’s allowed to observe them, if those are going to be held separately. Certainly. I’m waiting to hear what the DOJ has to say about why they did this. What is at issue here? So the ball’s in DOJ’s court at this point. I mean, they’re the ones that did this and they need to explain themselves. And we’ll see, you know, we’ll see what they do from there. But as far as the documents and what’s reviewed, the attorneys have to figure out who’s taken a look at those. [00:32:05][31.8]
Starnes: [00:32:06] All right. Good information. We’re going to leave it there. Christina, appreciate your time today. [00:32:10][3.9]
Bobb: [00:32:11] Thank you so much. I appreciate it. [00:32:12][1.2]
Starnes: [00:32:12] All right, Christina, Bob, President Trump’s attorney. [00:32:15][2.2]