Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Trump: FBI agents ‘raided’ Mar-a-Lago, Breached Safe; McCarthy vows to investigate Garland over Trump raid: ‘Preserve your documents’

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Trump: FBI agents ‘raided’ Mar-a-Lago, breached safe:
Former President Donald Trump said late Monday that FBI agents raided his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, and broke open his safe, an unprecedented search that sources said was related to a probe into whether Mr. Trump took classified government documents from his White House tenure.
In a statement, Mr. Trump claimed the arrival of law enforcement was unannounced and politically motivated.
“These are dark times for our Nation, as my beautiful home, Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, is currently under siege, raided and occupied by a large group of FBI agents,” Mr. Trump said in a lengthy statement. “After working and cooperating with the relevant government agencies, the unannounced raid on my home was not necessary or appropriate.”
Citing people familiar with the investigation, The Associated Press and The Washington Post reported that agents were conducting a court-authorized search as they probe the potential mishandling of classified documents that were shipped to Mar-a-Lago.
The National Archives and Records Administration in February asked the Justice Department to probe Mr. Trump’s handling of White House records. The surprising referral from the National Archives came after revelations that officials recovered 15 boxes of materials from the former president at Mar-a-Lago that were not handed back to the government as they should have been when Mr. Trump left office.
Mr. Trump’s son Eric said the search of the safe turned up nothing. He said roughly 30 agents who arrived in 20 vehicles told the Trumps that they were hunting for government documents. --->READ MORE HERE
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McCarthy vows to investigate Garland over Trump raid: ‘Preserve your documents’:
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy publicly warned Attorney General Merrick Garland on Monday night that he faces an investigation over the FBI’s raid of former President Trump’s home if Republicans gain the majority in the November elections.
“Attorney General Garland: Preserve your documents and clear your calendar,” Mr. McCarthy said on Twitter. “When Republicans take back the House, we will conduct immediate oversight of this department, follow the facts, and leave no stone unturned.”
The California Republican said after the raid of Mr. Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, “I’ve seen enough.”
“The Department of Justice has reached an intolerable state of weaponized politicization,” he said.
Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel added that the raid shows why voters need to elect Republicans in the fall.
“Absolute power corrupts absolutely,” she said. --->READ MORE HERE
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