‘Shocking escalation’: Attorney general told to produce ‘all documents’ on Trump raid

By Bob Unruh

Air Force One is seen Saturday evening, Dec. 12, 2020, on the fog-shrouded tarmac at Steward International Airport in Orange County, New York, after President Donald J. Trump attended the Army-Navy football game nearby at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York. (Official White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)

The Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee have written to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, FBI chief Christopher Wray and White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain telling them to produce all of the documents used to assemble the FBI’s raid on President Donald Trump’s residence in Florida.

The letter to Garland, whose department also has been involved in a scheme to persecute parents who object to their local school boards’ anti-parent agendas, explains simply:

“The American people deserve answers for the Biden administration’s continued misuse of law-enforcement resources against political opponents.”

The letter asks for production of “all documents and communications referring or relating to the execution of a search warrant on President Trump’s residence,” “referring or relating to the decision to seek a search warrant,” regarding the “use of confidential human sources(s)” regarding the search, “communications between or among the Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, or the Executive Office of the President” about the raid, and more.

Joe Biden looks on as Attorney General Merrick Garland delivers remarks during a Medal of Valor ceremony, Monday, May 16, 2022, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House photo by Adam Schultz)
Joe Biden looks on as Attorney General Merrick Garland delivers remarks during a Medal of Valor ceremony, Monday, May 16, 2022, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House photo by Adam Schultz)

The letter explained, “The FBI’s unprecedented raid of President Trump’s residence is a shocking escalation of the Biden administration’s weaponization of law-enforcement resources.”

“The American people deserve transparency and accountability from our most senior law-enforcement officials …. We will settle for nothing but your complete cooperation.”

The FBI launched its raid on Trump’s home last week, purportedly hunting for various documents. One report even widely claimed the papers concerned nuclear weapons.

Supporters of President Trump, however, consider it nothing other than the Democrats’ fourth attempt at removing him from office or discouraging him from running in 2024.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi already orchestrated two failed attempts, including one after he’d already finished his term, to remove him from office. Then there is her partisan Jan. 6 committee assigned to “investigate” Jan. 6, whose members have refused to allow testimony other than that which would damage Trump.

The FBI raid is viewed by them as the fourth attempt to do the same thing.

One expert even suggested that as all of their efforts have failed, he feared that Democrats would orchestrate an assassination of Trump.

The Republicans told Garland, “Under your tenure, the Justice Department continues to shatter public confidence in the equal application of justice. The department has filed politically motivated lawsuits against Republican-led states on policies disfavored by the Biden administration, artificially inflated domestic violent extremism statistics to advance the Biden administration’s political narrative, used counterterrorism resources to target parents at school board meetings opposed to policies supported by the Biden administration, and selectively prosecuted and investigated political opponents of the Biden administration.

“These actions not only undermine the stated mission of the department, they violate the most fundamental tenets of our country.”

Ron Klain, center, with President Obama

The letters set a deadline of 5 p.m. on Aug. 29.

“In addition, please preserve all responsive documents in your possession, custody, or control. … This instruction includes all electronic messages sent using official and personal accounts or devices, including records created using text messages, phone-based message applications, or encryption software.”

The letters were signed by Reps. Jim Jordan, Steve Chabot, Louie Gohmert, Darrell Issa, Matt Gaetz, Mike Johnson, Andy Biggs, Tom McClintock, and dozens more.

The letters to Wray and Klain were largely similar, with demands for documentation and a warning against allowing any of those official records to be destroyed.

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