Congress wants answers about FBI’s Mar-a-Lago search warrant
Congressional Republicans are calling on the Justice Department to release the affidavit used to get the Mar-a-Lago search warrant approved.
The warrant and receipt list was unsealed Friday, revealing FBI agents took items marked top secret during their raid on former President Trump’s residence. Now both parties are asking for a congressional briefing from the intelligence community. Republicans still have questions as to whether the search and seizure was fully justified.
Mike Rounds says: “They show that this was not just a fishing expedition. That they had due cause to go in and to do this, that they did exhaust all other means. And if they can’t do that, then we’ve got a serious problem on our hands.”
Sen. Rick Scott says: “We need to have Wray and Garland come in and tell us exactly what they know. Why they did it, what was the evidence they gave to the judge.”
Democrats say the information not being in a properly secured location could be a national security risk.
Adam Schiff says: “So the fact that they were in this unsecure place that is guarded with nothing more than a padlock or whatever security they had at a hotel is deeply alarming.”
The National Security concerns come as the FBI and DHS released a joint memo stating there is an increasing number of online threats against federal law enforcement and government officials. Threats include placing a dirty bomb in front of FBI headquarters, and calls for civil war and armed rebellion. Straight from DC, I’m Ray Bogan.