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Washington Post claims Republican response to FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago is 'unsettling and dangerous'

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The editorial board of the Washington Post wrote Wednesday thatthe Republican reaction to the FBI raid of former President Trump's residence was "disturbing and dangerous."

The Washington Post, in its latest editorial, argued that Republicans should focus on "responding cautiously to the raids" and "waiting for concrete results," but instead the FBI imposes "dangerous" rhetoric about "weaponized crime" in politicized.

The outlet also accused Republicans of aggressively defending Trump from law enforcement when he called for indictment against Hillary Clinton for mishandling classified information. did.

The editorial began by shouting this double standard. "Lock her up, lock her up," it began, reminding readers of a chant Trump supporters chanted for Clinton in 2016.

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The Washington Post argued Wednesday that Republicans denouncing the FBI raid against former President Donald Trump are using "dangerous" rhetoric.

On Wednesday, The Washington Post reported that Republicans condemning the FBI investigation into former President Donald Trump (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Files)

The post said: . — wants to imprison political opponents suspected of mishandling classified material. It seems to believe that there is a problem with the "

After calling his outrage over a former president's raid by the FBI, the first in American history, a Republican hypocrite, Washington his post justified, or at least disallowed, law enforcement action. warned to. It plays quietly.

The article states, "About seven months ago, the National Archives discovered that the former president left office with over a dozen boxes of files, some of which were 'Top Secret'. It appears that the papers he handed over to investigators this spring are only a few of them.” , said that while their claim that this unprecedented move"may be true," Trump's penchant for controversy might justify it. No modern president has been the subject of as many and varied investigations as Trump, who on Wednesday exercised his Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination in one of them," the Post said. I watched the paper.

"Inappropriate retention of records is a serious crime and should not be dismissed," the column added, but added, "Trump's retention of these records constitutes a violation of the State." It is unclear whether or not," he admitted. Threat to security, democracy, or other serious abuse. The outlet also acknowledged that U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland,, had "find himself in a tricky position" over the raid.

A Washington Post editorial rebuked Republicans who are outraged that former President Trump's home was raided by the FBI.

A Washington Post editorial outraged the former. The FBI raided President Trump's home after he accused a Republican who was in office. (Eric Baradat/AFP via Getty Images)

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Nonetheless, the Washington Post argued that investigations should be allowed, and that "a careful response to the search could lead to We will wait for the results," he said. The irresponsible, the paper argues, are Republicans, not Garland or the Justice Department. "Instead, Republicans are behaving grossly irresponsibly: Sen. Rick Scott (R. -Florida) and former Trump strategist Stephen K. Bannon compared the FBI to the Gestapo," the board wrote.

It also criticized House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Republican California, for "declaring the Justice Department to be in an intolerable state of weaponized politicization." The editorial declared: Mention hypocrisy.

The opinion piece concludes: political circus. "


A police officer speaks with a woman outside former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home after it was raided, in Palm Beach, Florida, Aug. 8, 2022.

Former President Donald Trump's house was raided in Palm Beach, Florida. A police officer talks to a woman outside, Aug. 8, 2022.(Reuters/Marco Bello)