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Several Democrats who backed ex-President Trump's Mar-a-Lago mansion raid on Monday had previously attempted to "weaponize" the Justice Department on various issues. criticized him for being
In a September 2019 tweet, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused Trump of “weaponizing” the Justice Department after it launched an investigation into automakers that reached agreements with California on fuel efficiency standards. '' accused him of trying to.
"DoJ's frivolous investigation into car makers reaching agreement with California on new fuel efficiency standards is an effort to weaponize law enforcement for partisan political ends" ’” Pelosi wrote. "This bogus investigation must end now."
In a statement on the matter, Pelosi said Trump's weaponization of the DOJ was "a was part of a "toxic special interest scheme".
In May 2019, California Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff is currently a member of the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 Congressional protests.It lashed out at Trump and former Attorney General William Barr, accusing them of trying to "collude" with each other. Attempts to gather information "against their political opponents."
"While Trump is preventing the public from knowing the truth about obstruction of justice, Trump and Barr conspired to weaponize law enforcement and classified information against their political opponents." I do," Schiff wrote in a tweet at the time. "The cover-up has entered a dangerous new phase. This is un-American."
Left to right: Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Washington, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-California, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-California. (SAUL LOEB/AFP, Kevin Dietsch, Anna Moneymaker via Getty Images)
Trump's Marlago accused of 'infiltration' was attacked by her FBI. Democrats call it "accountability."
Similarly, two years later Washington Democratic Rep. accused him of acting as Trump's "personal henchman". It alleged that the DOJ secretly subpoenaed the records of her two Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee.
"This is an extremely dangerous abuse of power," writes Jayapal. “Weaponizing the DOJ against members of Congress is totally unacceptable. Bill Barr has consistently acted as a personal agent of Trump and must be held fully accountable for his actions.
Earlier this year, Rep. Jamie Ruskin (D-Md. ) said President Trump “tried to keep” the Justice Department by “weaponizing” it. power. "
"Today @January6thCmte reveals how Donald Trump tried to weaponize the Justice Department in a desperate bid to stay in power," Ruskin wrote. “Watch 3:00 p.m. ET as witnesses, including former Acting Attorney General, reveal how Trump tried to outsmart Justice Department policy.”
House of Representatives Democrats as a whole are now silent after Trump's Mar-a-Lago home in Florida was raided Monday by FBI agents, despite Trump-era accusations by Democrats, or
Pelosi said Tuesday that she believes the FBI needs a "justification" for raids.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Democrat, California. She will meet with reporters at the Capitol in Washington on July 21, 2022.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
"Everything I know about it is in the public domain. I was surprised to see it flashed on my cell phone so I don't have much to say except that you need a warrant to make such a visit. And it shows that no one, not even the presidents or former presidents of the United States, is above the law. He reacted briefly to the raid on the US, claiming that Americans had an "interest" in the rule of law.
"The great thing about separation of powers is that we knew nothing about it," Ruskin said. "I don't know if that has anything to do with what we're working on."
Rep. Jamie Ruskin, Democrat, Maryland, speaking Tuesday, July 12, 2022, to the Task Force Investigating the Jan. 6 Attacks on the US Capitol in Washington, D.C., USA. at a public hearing.( Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
"Anyone in America, speaking as a citizen, we all know the law of the country. and respect for the rule of law, and resistance to lawlessness that always seems to be there," he added. 107}, Jayapal sang a different song, claiming that the FBI was taking steps toward "accountability" and suggesting that Trump should go to jail.
"This is what happens when you break the law, try to steal an election, or instigate a deadly riot," she wrote. "Donald Trump should be in jail. I'm glad the FBI is taking steps towards accountability."
Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash speaking during markup for the House Judiciary Committee on Nov. 17, 2021.(Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)
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Multiple sources say the FBI's search for Mar-a-Lago is linked to materials Trump allegedly brought to the president. told Fox News that it does. A private residence after the end of a presidential term. The matter was referred to the Department of Justice by the National Archives and Records Administration, which said classified material was found in 15 boxes in his residence.
Federal law prohibits moving classified documents to unauthorized locations, but it is possible that Trump, as president, will attempt to claim ultimate declassification authority. .
Brooke Singman, David Spunt, and Kelly Laco of Fox News contributed to this article.
Kyle Morris He is in charge of politics at Fox News. Twitter: @RealKyleMorris.