“The View” co-host Joy Behar claimed Tuesday, without any evidence, that former President Donald Trump wanted to sell the documents taken by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) during the raid at Mar-a-Lago.
The panel was discussing the unprecedented raid on Mar-a-Lago with co-host Sonny Hostin, claiming it was not a raid.
“I would like to re-frame the conversation, because [Trump] keeps on saying ‘Mar-a-Lago was raided, it was raided, it was raided.’ It wasn’t raided,” Hostin said. “There was a properly executed search warrant … and in order to get one of those search warrants, because I have applied for them and I’ve gotten them, you have to show a judge, a federal judge, that it’s — by probable cause, a crime had been committed … [that] something funky’s going on in there.”
“Let’s stop calling it a raid,” Hostin concluded.
Behar then jumped into the conversation and said the real concern is what Trump allegedly wanted to do with the documents.
“The main thing about it, I’ve been hearing about this for a month now, you say, well what is his intention? What was he going to do with those documents? Always follow the money with Trump, you know,” Behar said. “Didn’t he just bury his ex-wife on his golf course so he could get a tax break?”
Behar isn’t the only left-leaning TV personality to suggest Trump wanted to sell certain documents, with MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’ co-hosts Willie Geist, guest co-host Eddie Glaude and The Guardian’s Hugo Lowell suggesting the same during an episode Aug. 24. (RELATED: DOJ Redacts Reasons For Redacting Info In Mar-A-Lago Raid Affidavit)
“Why did [Trump] want the documents?” Glaude asked during the segment. “What’s the purpose?
He then suggested Trump might want to “monetize” the documents.
“[Trump’s] like an expert-level grifter. I mean, the danger here is out of bounds, it seems to me.”
Co-host Mike Barnicle chimed in.
“Given his nature, given his history, given his lack of character, you can’t help but think he’d look at a document and wonder ‘Wonder what they’d pay to know this in Riyadh?'” Baricle said during the show.
U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon on Monday granted Trump’s request for a “special master” to be appointed to review the documents taken in the raid, declaring the government must temporarily stop using them for criminal investigative purposes.