Texas Republicans rally to Trump’s defense after FBI raid

Texas Republicans rally to Trump’s defense after FBI raid

Published August 10, 2022
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Federal agents searched the Florida home of the former president in what Trump described in a statement as a “siege” on his private property. The Justice Department has been mum on the ongoing probe, though a number of national media outlets reported it was connected to an investigation into whether Trump improperly removed classified documents from the White House. In his statement, Trump did not reveal the nature of the investigation, which would have been outlined to him in the search warrant.

The operation marks the first time in history federal agents have searched a former president’s home. Trump, who is also a likely candidate for the 2024 election, likened the investigation to the Watergate scandal, when Republican operatives broke into the offices of the Democratic National Committee.

“The FBI raiding Donald Trump is unprecedented. It is corrupt & an abuse of power. What Nixon tried to do, Biden has now implemented: The Biden Admin has fully weaponized DOJ & FBI to target their political enemies,” U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, tweeted Monday evening.

“This is next-level Nixonian,” he tweeted. “Never before has the country seen an Administration go to such extent to use the levers of government to target a former President and political rival.”