(RightIsRight.co) – Two prominent lawyers associated with the Democratic Party have suggested that former President Donald Trump may be disqualified from running in the 2024 presidential election due to Monday’s FBI raid of his home.
Trump’s Mar-a-Lago mansion in Palm Springs, Florida, was searched by some 30 federal agents for several hours on Monday, starting around 10 am.
Neither Trump himself nor his lawyers or relatives were notified about the raid until after it had finished. Reports claim the Secret Service agents guarding his home were given an hour’s notice, after which they joined the FBI to help with the search.
A report by CNN said the raid had to do with how Trump handled White House records after leaving office 1.5 years ago, while NBC News reported the search warrant had a connection to the National Archives.
According to the two well-known Democrat-associated attorneys, the most important thing about the raid is that it could make it impossible for Trump to participate in the next presidential election.
“The media is missing the really, really big reason why the raid today is a potential blockbuster in American politics,” tweeted Marc Elias, the general counsel of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.
Elias is among the central figures who pushed the since-discredited allegations about a Trump-Russia collusion, Newsmax noted.
His tweet contained an image of a legal clause – U.S. Code Title 18, Section 2071 – which states that individuals sentenced for mishandling government documents are barred from holding public office.
The paragraph in which Elias highlighted the last phrase reads that “having the custody of any such record, proceeding, map, book, document, paper, or other thing, willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, falsifies, or destroys the same, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both; and shall forfeit his office and be disqualified from holding any office under the United States.”
Another Democrat lawyer, Harry Litman, who served under Bill Clinton as the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, also chimed in to support the “huge point” made by Elias.
“The records provision they’re investigating carries the penalty that someone convicted ‘shall forfeit his office and be disqualified from holding any office under the United States.’ So this could be the whole enchilada in terms of DOJ resolution,” Litman tweeted.