The raid on the Trump family home in Florida by the FBI during the Biden administration has stunned Republican legislators, who are already hitting back.
Those who dislike the previous president may attack some loud Republican leaders.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has been in the forefront of Republican criticism of federal law enforcement in recent weeks, particularly since the FBI conducted an unannounced search of Trump’s Florida resort, Mar-a-Lago.
In the early morning hours of August 8, the FBI executed a search warrant on the Palm Beach estate in connection with the National Archives’ hunt for secret papers.
The documents recovered in the search are being described as “classified” as if they had no place in Trump’s hands, despite the fact that Trump has repeatedly indicated that he declassified the materials before leaving office.
In addition, the records have always been known to be in Trump’s possession, and agents saw them on a previous visit to Mar-a-Lago when they requested that a new lock be placed on the door of the room containing the documents.
Trump and his attorneys have said that the in question papers are protected by presidential privilege or are personal documents, such as the passports that FBI agents confiscated and later returned upon Trump’s request.
The situation is so awful that many have complained to the raid and are attempting to determine its justification.
Trump’s friends, including Greene and GOP Conference Chair Rep. Elise Stefanik, have demanded that Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray face repercussions for the raid, which they view as a weaponization of the Justice Department.
In response to a plea from members of Congress, law enforcement whistleblowers from throughout the country have come forward to expose inconsistencies.
The aftermath of the FBI raid has drawn condemnation from other Republicans, who cite official concerns of an uptick in violent threats against federal law enforcement personnel.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
Avid Trump supporter and conservative Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene claims that her home was ‘swatted’ in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
Greene lives in Rome, Georgia, and represents the 14th district in Congress.
In a tweet just before 9 am, the Donald Trump ally thanked her local police department and promised more information would be revealed.
She did not elaborate further on what kind of operation she claims happened. CONTINUE READING…