Three weeks ago, our nation was shocked to see armed, jackbooted FBI agents descend upon Mar-a-Lago, the home of Former President Donald Trump.
The agents spent approximately 9 hours at the property, purportedly at the behest of the National Archives, searching for documents that Donald Trump insists that he has every right to.
The entire situation is unprecedented and wildly controversial, and now leading Republicans want a chance to talk to the nation’s top law enforcement agencies about it.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and other House Republicans on Friday called for Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray to appear before the House Judiciary Committee to discuss the FBI’s search of Mar-a-Lago.
McCarthy was joined by Reps. Mike Turner, Jim Jordan and James Comer — who serve as the leading Republicans on the House Intelligence, Judiciary and Oversight committees, respectievely — in calling for public hearings and the release of documents related to the search.
McCarthy put it plainly.
“In these extraordinary circumstances, the DOJ is proceeding in a manner that is eroding public trust and confidence,” McCarthy said in a letter to Garland.
McCarthy accused Garland and the Justice Department of being insincere in their public claims that the department would speak through “its court filings and its work” and release information in an “appropriate” manner.
Given the massive political reverberations that the raid caused in our nation, appearing before the committee, and perhaps even the public, would go a long way toward rebuilding trust in these long-standing institutions.