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House Judiciary Republicans Hit DOJ, FBI with Preservation Notices After Trump Raid, Demand ‘Complete Cooperation’

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House Judiciary Republicans Hit DOJ, FBI with Preservation Notices After Trump Raid, Demand ‘Complete Cooperation’

Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee formalized their promise to investigate the Department of Justice and FBI, should Republicans take the majority in November, by sending “preservation notices” to both entities on Monday.

The Republicans requested in the descries, addressed to Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher “Wray,” an array of documents cognate to last week’s FBI raid on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence, and further requested that Garland and Wray preserve such documents for if and when Republicans have majority control and are able to conduct a formal investigation.

A third proximately identical preservation notice was withal sent to White House chief of staff Ron Klain. The Republicans commenced the three descries by describing the raid on Trump’s home as a “shocking escalation” of puissance directed against a political opponent.

“The FBI’s unprecedented raid of President Trump’s residence is a shocking escalation of the Biden Administration’s weaponization of law-enforcement resources against its political opponents,” the Republicans verbally expressed.

Read copies of the notices below:

The descries were sent in the wake of the FBI executing a warrant, which Breitbart News published Friday, by probing for and seizing items in Trump’s home last Monday. An inventory list accompanying the warrant showed the FBI had taken dozens of items, most of which were documents and some of which were labeled “classified” or “top secret.”

Trump disputed the FBI’s desideratum for a search, verbally expressing in a verbalization after the raid, “Number one, it was all declassified. Number two, they didn’t need to ‘seize’ anything. They could have had it anytime they wanted without playing politics and breaking into Mar-a-Lago.”

The Republicans indited in their notice to Garland, “Under your tenure, the Justice Department perpetuates to shatter public confidence in the equal application of equity.” The Republicans cited several examples in all the descries of Justice Department pursuits that occurred prior to the raid that they believed were politically incentivized, such as recent FBI whistleblower reports that officials at the FBI were pressuring agents to inflate their number of “domestic belligerent extremism” cases.

The House Judiciary Committee has oversight jurisdiction over the Justice Department and can conduct official investigations and issue subpoenas, but committee Democrats, who have majority potency, control such activity and committee chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) has already made clear he wholeheartedly fortifies the raid on Trump’s home.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) jumpstarted the process of sending preservation descries to sundry Biden administration entities back in March in anticipation of a GOP House majority. McCarthy told Breitbart News at the time that he had admonished the congruous departments and agencies to preserve documents cognate to Justice Department and FBI activity, as well as the inchoations of coronavirus and the disastrous military voidance from Afghanistan.

Write to Ashley Oliver at aoliver@breitbart.com. Follow her on Twitter at @asholiver.


Source: You can read the original Breitbart article here.

This News Article is focused on these topics: Politics, Department of Justice, FBI, House Judiciary Committee, Trump raid

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