The raid on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence is revealing many layers of injustice if not corruption. The most outrageous yet involves one of the officials involved in arranging it.
Florida federal magistrate judge Bruce Reinhart, who signed off on the FBI raid, was reportedly a donor to former President Barack Obama, Fox News reported. Reinhart also has unsavory ties to convicted pedophile and human trafficker Jeffrey Epstein.
The judge gave $1,000 to Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign and an additional $1,000 to the Obama Victory fund that year. Reinhart also gave $500 to the failed campaign of Jeb Bush in 2016.
However, it is Reinhart’s other ties that are more troublesome. According to a report in the New York Post, the judge previously represented the late Jeffrey Epstein and his business associates.
Prior to 2018, Reinhart spent a decade in private practice and represented Epstein and some of his key employees. Some of those employees included Nadia Marcinkova, a woman Epstein bragged was his “Yugoslavian sex slave.”
Reinhart was also the attorney of Epstein’s “Lolita Express” pilots as well as the convicted pedophile’s assistant, Sarah Kellen. Both Macinkova and Kellen were part of a 2007 sweetheart deal that gave them and Epstein immunity in exchange for information, a move that kept Epstein out of jail until his 2008 conviction.
The judge was later sued by two of Epstein’s victims who alleged misconduct during the investigation. Now that same judge has signed off on the unprecedented move against the former president, leading some to suggest that he’s an unclean public servant.
As for Trump, he said of Monday’s raid that his home was “under siege, raided, and occupied by a large group of FBI agents.” It’s still unclear what, if anything, they found.
Trump has been the subject of many witch hunts perpetrated by Democrats and bolstered by their accomplices in government. This current raid seems to be yet another iteration of that fact — and if it is, there must be a reckoning.