JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read —8.10.2022 — Fried Politicizes Mar-a-Lago Raid — Raid Compared to Gestapo Tactics— More...

JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read —8.10.2022 — Fried Politicizes Mar-a-Lago Raid — Raid Compared to Gestapo Tactics— More...

Florida Politics' Daily Political Read

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
August 10, 2022


The Raid: The Political Aftermath

As the media trolls outside of the Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach County, Florida, AG Commissioner Nikki Fried was outside the Governor’s mansion in Tallahassee exploiting the prior day’s raid of former President Donald Trump’s home.

Commissioner Fried made it all about her and Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Fried said that she held the press conference “to remind Floridians that nobody is above the law,” lamenting that “Ron DeSantis is defending Donald Trump instead of the rule of law.” READ MORE

Biden’s the United States of Gestapo?

The raid on President Trump’s home is now being compared to the actions that the Nazi Gestapo took during WWII. Sen. Rick Scott made the claim. READ MORE


On the Campaign Trail

State Rep. Anthony Sabatini, who is running for Congress in Florida’s 7th District, is being targeted by $600K in independent expenditures from the American Liberty Action PAC.

The mail, TV, and radio ads point to Rep. Sabatini’s vote against Gov. DeSantis’s “Freedom First” budget and his past as a registered Democrat.

Sabatini is scheduled to attend The Floridian debate in Oviedo, Florida Wednesday night.


Donald Trump Jr.-REPORT: Judge Behind Mar A Lago Raid Is Epstein-Linked, Obama Donor.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz-To compare the serving of a search warrant authorized by a Federal judge and @TheJusticeDep to conduct by Nazi secret police who directed the deportation of Jews to ghettos, concentration camps & mass murder sites is not just factually errant and irresponsible, it is repulsive.

Matt Gaetz-.@RepScottPerry is an American Patriot. He has my total support. I wish we had 400 like him in Congress.

Matt Gaetz
Matt Gaetz

"Republicans Demand ‘Answers’ Over FBI’s Raid," by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Republicans continue to criticize the FBI over its raid at Mar-a-Lago at the beginning of the week. With some praising the raid, others questioning it and yet others vehemently criticizing it, Republicans are calling it “frightening” and demanding “answers.”

"Fried: 'Ron DeSantis is Defending Donald Trump Instead of the rule of law'" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried (D), who’s seeking the Democratic nomination in the gubernatorial race, held a press conference in front of the governor’s mansion. In the press conference, the gubernatorial hopeful chided Gov. Ron DeSantis over his support of President Donald Trump (R).

"Mar-a-Lago Raid Could ‘Undermine’ Jan 6 Investigation," by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—The raid at Mar-a-Lago continues to have an effect on the political landscape as it further divides lawmakers and voters. Former Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo (D) commented on the raid, t arguing that if answers are not provided soon regarding the reasoning for the raid, it could lead “undermine” the January 6thinvestigation.

FBI Raid of Mar-a-Lago Compared to Gestapo," by The Flordian's Grayson Bakich—All of Florida's congressional delegation has opened up about the recent FBI raid of former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida. Republicans and conservatives have voiced immense criticism of the raid, and more continue to speak out. The Floridian has covered the reactions of Governor Ron DeSantis (R), Senator Rick Scott (R), and many others\

"Scott Demands Investigation into China's Influence on Federal Reserve," by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich

"FBI Raids Mar-a-Lago; Florida Officials React," by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—News organizations around the nation, including The Floridian, have reported that former President Donald Trump’s (R) private estate, Mar-a-Lago, has been raided by Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents.

"DeSantis Says Trump Raid Example of Federal Agencies Being Weaponized," by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—The FBI's raid on President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home has sparked the ire of Republicans across the nation. While Democrats are praising the FBI, Republicans are calling it an attack against Democracy. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R), himself someone who's speculated to launch a 2024 presidential campaign, released a statement in support of the president. DeSantis called the raid an example of "the weaponization of federal agencies."

Donald Trump
President Donald Trump/ The Floridian

"FBI Raids Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago Home," by The Floridian's Jim McCool—BREAKING - The Federal Bureau of Investigation has made the game-changing decision of conducting a raid on the Mar-a-Lago home of former US President Donald Trump (R). Trump has since responded to the incident in a written statement.

"Recreational Marijuana Initiative Could Land in Florida's Midterm Ballot," by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Marijuana legalization has increasingly become more normalized across states. Now, a new initiative to legalize recreational marijuana in 2024 has been launched in Florida.

"Retired Green Beret Jay Collins Tells His Story," by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Former U.S. Army Green Beret Jay Collins (R) sat down with The Floridianlast week and spoke about his past, and his story.

"Loomer Says Illegal Immigration Needs to be Addressed" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich

"Florida Hits New Gas Price Low, Continues to Beat National Average" by The Floridian's Jim McCool

"Florida Democrats Turn on pro-Life/pro-Abortion, Anti-LGBTQ Statewide Candidate Naomi Blemur" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Just when you thought the intraparty divide within the Florida Democratic Party couldn’t get any worse, the push by Progressives to purge any “moderate” or “centrist” Democrats from their ranks continues, including Naomi Blemur.

"Makki Accuses Opponents of Profiting off Illegal Immigration" by The Floridian's Grayson BakichWith the midterm elections approaching, candidates are going to war with each other and the barbs are flying. Last week, The Floridian spoke with congressional candidate Amanda Makki, who called out rival Anna Paulina Luna's previous support for former President Obama, and accuses one of her other opponents of "profiting off of illegal immigration."

"Taddeo Rescinds Naomi Blemur Endorsement," by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Since announcing her run for the U.S. Congress, Florida state Senator Annette Taddeo (D) has risen to the forefront of the Democratic primary race. Polls indicate that she is leading Commissioner Ken Russell (D) in the race, and Taddeo has expanded her influence by sharing a number of endorsements. However, Taddeo is now rescinding...

"DeSantis Says Biden’s U.S. is ‘Disastrous’ by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ (R) Team continues to criticize the “trajectory” of the country, calling it 'disastrous.' While Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried (D) and Florida Rep. Charlie Crist (D) challenge each other for their political party's nomination, criticizing DeSantis, the Florida Governor has remained a vocal critic of the president.

"Suspended State Attorney Andrew Warren Fundraises off of his Suspension," by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Former Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren is campaigning for his job back and asking for donations.

'Dark Money' Rains Down on Florida Republican Primary Races," by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Candidates for elected office, particularly congressional and senatorial candidates, like to moan and groan about “Dark Money” being spent against them in their respective campaigns, but are quick to show their elation when an independent expenditure is spent to help them.

"Bilirakis Discusses Election Integrity Act with Rep. Davis and Local Leaders," by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich –The midterms are three months away. Election integrity is an issue under the current radar that will become more apparent the closer to November. Friday, Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) met with Ranking Member of the House Administration Committee Rodney Davis (R-IL) about the American Confidence in Elections (ACE) Act.

Sen. Rick Scott
Sen. Rick Scott

"Scott Outlines Alternative Taiwan Strategy, Criticizes Biden's Approach in National Review Op-Ed," by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Tensions between the United States and China remain high after Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-CA) visit to Taiwan this past week. In retaliation, China has placed sanctions on the island and has conducted live-fire drills near its coasts. In an op-ed for National Review, Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) outlines his strategy for the region.

"Rubio and Others Pen Letter to Mayorkas Requesting Tighter Border Security," by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Republican Senators such as Marco Rubio (R-FL), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Ted Cruz (R-TX) and others, have penned a letter to notify the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas about the dangers of an open southern border and the potential national security risks because of it. The letter argues that the United States has completely lost control of the border crisis, and that terrorist groups such as al-Qaeda could become a beneficiary to that circumstance.

"Donalds Introduces Bill Expanding Veteran's Assistance Beyond Education, Into Private Sector," by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—While many consider education to be priceless, some have already acquired the education they want or need in order to make a living and enjoy their life as an American. Rather than constrict the commonly known G.I. bill to just education, Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) has taken a step to account for servicemen and servicewomen in more ways than just one.

"DeSantis Appoints new Florida Supreme Court Justice, Defends 'Rule of Law' by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

Gov. Ron DeSantis
Gov. Ron DeSantis

"DeSantis-Endorsed Combat Veteran Jay Collins Vows to Stand for American Families," by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—The 2022 midterm election inches closer every day, and Florida has been a hotspot of activity, to say the least. Speaking with The Floridian this week, State Senate candidate Jay Collins (R) describes himself as "a big fan" of Governor Ron DeSantis (R) and of his own commitment to stand with American families. Collins, a former U.S. Army Green Beret who has received the Purple Heart, lost a leg in combat, is endorsed by DeSantis and is running against incumbent State Senator Janet Cruz (D)Florida's 14th District.

"DeSantis Says Florida's 'America's Beachhead of Freedom' by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Amidst criticism from Democrats for suspending Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) is directing criticism back to both Democrats and the Biden administration. DeSantis has not responded to Democrat's concerns, arguing instead that under his leadership Florida has remained "America's Beachhead of Freedom."

"Byron Donalds Introduces Resolution Calling for Focus on Nuclear Energy," by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—While the world has searched for new ways to create clean sources of energy, we have seen the rise of companies like Tesla, the introduction of windmills, and the usage of hydroelectric power, such as the technology used in Hoover Dam. A growing number of people believe that the only ways to produce energy are fossil fuels and natural gas, wind, solar, electric, and hydroelectric. However, possibly the most underutilized source of energy is one that is clean and effective is nuclear energy.

"Nikki Fried Defends Suspended State Attorney Andrew Warren," by The Floridian's Jim McCool—After Governor DeSantis (R-FL) announced the suspension of Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren, gubernatorial candidate Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried (D-FL) came out in defense of the embattled prosecutor.

"Makki Accuses Luna of Not Voting for DeSantis in 2018," by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—After Governor DeSantis (R-FL) announced the suspension of Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren, gubernatorial candidate Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried (D-FL) came out in defense of the embattled prosecutor.

"Laura Loomer Maintains Ilhan Omar is a 'Jihadist' who Supports ISIS," by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—In an interview with The Floridian, conservative journalist and Florida Congressional candidate Laura Loomerdoubled-down on her assertion that Rep. Ilhan Omar is supportive of the ISIS terror groupand is a "jihadist."



The JUICE is squeezed by Javier Manjarres, Jim McCool, and Daniel Molina

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist and Publisher of Floridianpress.com, Hispolitica.com, shark-tank.com, and Texaspolitics.com He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming, and biking. Javier is also a political consultant and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Follow on Twitter: @JavManjarres Email him at [email protected]

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