Ashley Moody comes to defense of Donald Trump
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Ashley Moody
'This is unprecedented by the FBI to raid a former President's home.'

Attorney General Ashley Moody, a former prosecutor and judge, bills herself as Florida’s “top cop.” But when it comes to former President Donald Trump and the search of Mar-a-Lago, you might think her background was as a defense attorney.

“I can tell you as a former judge and prosecutor myself. this tactic seemed overwhelming in terms of what actually was being disputed or sought in terms of the documents,” Moody contended. “I think that’s shocked the nation.”

Moody returned to Fox and Friends Wednesday for her third appearance on Fox News and Fox Business programs in two days, with stern warnings about the FBI’s raid of the Trump compound.

“This is unprecedented by the FBI to raid a former President’s home,” Moody complained Wednesday. “Someone that was making noise about potentially running again against the current sitting President.”

Moody said the search of the Trump compound “put everyone on alert,” whether Republican or otherwise, about whether the Joe Biden administration or the Justice Department was “weaponizing a criminal investigation to suppress political opposition.”

Moody urged Biden not to “cower behind a cough” — referencing his recovery from COVID-19 — but instead to come out and “speak with the American people” and offer assurances that federal law enforcement is not being “weaponized” against them.

“I think it’s important to the strength and stability of this nation,” Moody asserted.

Moody acknowledged the warrant “presumably” would have itemized the issues that were the rationale for the search of the Trump property.

“That would have had to be left at the residence, along with an inventory of what was taken.” Moody said, before pivoting to the White House not offering a “yes or no” answer during a press conference Tuesday about whether federal law enforcement has been “weaponized.”

“We need someone to come out, assure the American public that we are not some, you know, dictatorship,” Moody contended, saying the Biden White House had a “missed opportunity” to clarify what happened.

The Trump compound raid, which has become global news since Monday night, was first reported by Florida Politics publisher Peter Schorsch.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


11 comments

  • SteveHC

    August 10, 2022 at 8:58 am

    “ I think that’s shocked the nation.”

    – *I* think she lives in a country on a planet in a galaxy far, far away…

    • Joe Corsin

      August 10, 2022 at 9:22 am

      She has forgiven Trump in the name of precious baby Jesus. Rich criminals dubbed conservative get a break…life in prison for everyone else.

  • Frankie M.

    August 10, 2022 at 9:10 am

    Is it ‘unprecedented’ for a former potus to remove incriminating evidence from the White House?

  • Elliott Offen

    August 10, 2022 at 9:11 am

    Had she been a “top cop” at the Capitol on J6 then she would have been beaten, maced, and possibly come to adopt a more realistic view of the situation. Ashley rug muncher Moody has gone off the deep end defending the orange confidence man. She’s gone full pro crime….

    • J floystad

      August 10, 2022 at 1:25 pm

      Pam Bondi wannabes.

  • trump lost

    August 10, 2022 at 9:15 am

    Nobody is shocked, Moody. Nobody.

  • tom palmer

    August 10, 2022 at 9:19 am

    She has become a disappointing partisan hack. The fact that the raid was unprecedented does not mean that it was improper.

  • marylou

    August 10, 2022 at 9:21 am

    Ash is SOFT ON CRIME !!! Glad to hear you finally admitting Trump has a copy of the warrant that he can put-up on his social media to clear up all speculation. He can show us his tax returns, too, as the judges just ordered! Ash knows that agents in suits knocking on the door at 10am is not a “raid”. A raid is when they kick-in your door in the middle of the night–looking for someone they already have in custody– then shoot up the apartment, killing you while you sleep. As usual, Republicans protecting the rich and (in)famous.

    • Joe Corsin

      August 10, 2022 at 11:08 am

      Ash is soft on crime? Oh Jesus don’t say that! They’ll start giving life sentences for selling one crack rock or three years prison for DUI!!!😆

  • Ocean Joe

    August 10, 2022 at 9:31 am

    “We need someone to come out, assure the American public that we are not some, you know, dictatorship,” Moody contended….

    The fact that a powerful person, one of the most powerful people in the world, who served as president is subject to the same laws as everybody else is the best proof of that we will ever have.

    Ashley, be quiet. Now go write a check to Donald as big as the one you sent to Hillary Clinton.

  • St Pete Steve

    August 10, 2022 at 11:32 am

    Shes a hack. He’s a loser and He pleads the 5th, great lesson for all us common folk. Disobey the law and flush documents down the toilet. Put that skank in jail.

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