Rep. Mike Turner, top intel panel Republican, says Donald Trump, Merrick Garland ‘not above the legislation’

The top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee mentioned Sunday that the FBI wants to supply larger transparency of its search of former President Donald Trump’s Florida house however that none of the events concerned must be given free passes for breaking the legislation.

Rep. Mike Turner, Ohio Republican, cast suspicion on the FBI’s seizure of labeled paperwork from Mr. Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property and has demanded that Attorney General Merrick Garland present the info the Department of Justice used to acquire the search warrant.

“No one is above the law. Donald Trump is not above the law, and Attorney General Merrick Garland is not above the law, either,” Mr. Turner instructed CNN’s “State of the Union.” “Congress has the powers of oversight. [Mr. Garland] needs to comply … His actions are unprecedented.”

The DOJ, which seized 11 bins of labeled supplies, a few of which have been labeled at the highest degree, is investigating the former president for potential violations of the Espionage Act, obstruction of justice, and the elimination or destruction of information.

Republicans have mentioned that if the DOJ won’t present extra info, Democrats ought to situation a subpoena. Democratic leaders haven’t been prepared to take action and as an alternative have targeted on what particular delicate info was included in the paperwork.

The Washington Post has reported that amongst the labeled information have been paperwork about nuclear weapons applications. 

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Mr. Trump has blasted the “raid” as a “hoax and scam,” insisting there was no wrongdoing in his having the supplies.

“Like all of the other Hoaxes and Scams that they’ve used to try and silence the voice of a vast majority of the American People, I have TRUTH on my side, and when you have TRUTH, you will ultimately be victorious,” he posted on his social media platform, TRUTH Social, on Saturday.

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