Outrage is brewing in response to the FBI’s seemingly heavy-handed overreach in its raid on the home of former President Donald Trump. At 1:03 a.m. Tuesday, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green (R-GA) called for the defunding of the FBI. Later Tuesday morning, even liberal former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) decried the action.
After the FBI’s raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in Florida produced no results, Cuomo cautioned that the Dept. of Justice “must immediately explain” its decision or face a negative public perception, according to The Daily Wire.
Cuomo, who resigned in 2021 amid sexual harassment charges by multiple women, claims the problems that forced his resignation were politically motivated. Warning that the DOJ should not be a weaponized political force, Cuomo noted that the DOJ oversteps risks, undermining the January 6 committee’s investigation.
Cuomo tweeted: “DOJ must immediately explain the reason for its raid & it must be more than a search for inconsequential archives or it will be viewed as a political tactic and undermine any future credible investigation & legitimacy of January 6 investigations.”
Cuomo, famous for his anti-Trump statements, surprised many by his statement. X Strategies CEO, Alex Bruesewitz tweeted:
“Even @andrewcuomo is disgusted by the communist style tactics used by Joe Biden and his corrupt DOJ.”
Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) suggested that everyone knows the DOJ has gone too far when they come under criticism from Cuomo. Cruz tweeted: “When they’ve gone too far even for Cuomo….”
Thus far, the DOJ and the FBI have refused to comment on the raid.
In what most view as implausible, the White House claims it was unaware the search warrant was authorized or that the search would occur.
Trump depicted the raid as a political move.
The investigation is reportedly centered around classified material Trump brought to Mar-a-Lago from the White House.
The New York Times reports the FBI raided Trump’s home, looking for material Trump allegedly brought with him when he left the White House in 2021. Trump has denied he has the documents. The FBI found no documents in the raid.
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