Last week’s unexpected FBI raid of Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club split the Republican Party.
Already, the GOP is divided between real conservatives and RINOs seeking to unite with Democrats.
Some Republicans criticize the Justice Department for the house search, while others advise their followers to wait until all the facts are revealed.
After a week of explosive revelations beginning with the FBI operation to retrieve classified documents sought by the National Archives, including Attorney General Merrick Garland’s statement that he personally approved the request that set off the raid, and concluding with allegations that the former president may have illegally taken national security records from the White House when he left office, new developments have emerged.
Former President Trump has frequently asserted that the “classified” records have been declassified, and he and his counsel have requested the restoration of the materials covered by “attorney-client privilege.”
Members of Congress dispute the entire occurrence.
“On a bipartisan basis, Congress demands to see the goods.” We want to know what the Department of Justice and the FBI told the judge they would discover and what they really found. Rep. Mike Turner of Ohio, a Republican, stated on CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday.
Now, it is evident that no one is above the law. Donald Trump is not a law unto himself. And neither is Attorney General Garland above the law.’
A federal judge authorized the search warrant and unsealed it on Friday based on an agreement between Trump’s attorneys and the DOJ.
However, politicians on both sides of the aisle, such as Turner, have urged the release of the affidavit, which would contain information such as why the warrant was issued in the first place.
Rep. Turner, a Republican, requested additional research but said that he had a “high degree of doubt” that the ex-president removed secret White House records that warranted a police raid on his residence.
We authorize them to be obtrusive and invasive. This should be used cautiously. There are further alternatives accessible to him. They will need to defend their nine-hour stay at the Trump property,’ Turner stated.
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‘But we don’t have to speculate. We have all the clearance. Congress has all the powers of oversight. All Attorney Garland has to do is comply with the laws, provide this information to us, let us look.’
In one tense exchange, host Brianna Keilar pressed Turner on whether he himself would ever take classified documents home from Congress.
‘No,’ he answered, before adding: ‘And, quite frankly, I have been in the Oval Office with the president. I’d be very surprised if he has actual documents that rise to the level of an immediate national security threat.’ CONTINUE READING…