“I think government does powerful The point is that at an early stage of investigation when it could jeopardize prosecution of justice is not the time to give Trump’s lawyers a roadmap to how to intimidate witnesses or how to derail a legitimate investigation,” Schiff said.
Schiff’s comments came amid the ongoing fallout from the Aug. 8 raid. of Trump Manor in Mar-a-Lago in South Florida where the big team of agents found boxes of documents that included the top secret and strictly classified materials.
Schiff pointed out out what does trump have in in past revenge against anyone he considers a whistleblower, including blaming them of cheating schiff also refers to an armed person who apparently motivated by Trump’s “inflammatory rhetoric” to try to hack the FBI office in Ohio and who was killed after hours- a long fight.
Schiff, together with House Oversight Committee Chair Carolyn B. Maloney (DN.Y.) asked the Intelligence Committee last a week for “damage assessment” report linked to Trump’s mistreatment of top secret information. On Sunday, Schiff said he hasn’t received it yet, but “everyone is waiting” for it to be shared. with legislators.
Schiff defended the Justice Department’s actions of searched, stating that he was confident that Attorney General Merrick Garland “took all precautions” and “made every effort” to obtain documents before the Mar-a-Lago search.
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federal judge who weighs whether to print some of the affidavit says last week he is inclined to do so after asking the Department of Justice to edit parts of It. Several news The media, including The Washington Post, called on the court to publish evidence.
Best Republican on The House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Michael R. Turner (Ohio), said on the CBS program “Face the Nation” that the affidavit should be released allow in public to make sure the search was justified as a question of national safety. “Show us What are you found”, – said Turner. “Of course, won’t affect the investigation.”
Turner said that public it is necessary to understand why the FBI allocated huge resources to the search in Mar-a-Lago at a time when government is facing other “inevitable national security threats”, including Chinese espionage war in Ukraine, drug smuggling and human trafficking along the Mexican border.
MPs from both parties on Sunday criticized statements by some Republicans who attacked the FBI for searches in Mar-a-Lago.
Speaking on On ABC’s This Week, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo) said she was “embarrassed to hear Republicans immediately and reflexively attack FBI agents who executed a search warrant.
Cheney who suffered a crushing initial defeat last a week is widely seen as a punishment for her opposition to Trump and her role as vice chairman of House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021 case, attack on Capitol, said she saw no evidence of party motivation for FBI raid.
“I just I think that for us how party to be in a position where we reflexively attack professional law enforcement officers in to protect former the president who spent myself way this is one did it – it’s a really sad day for in party,” she said.
Appearance on CNN “State of Union,” Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) called Republican calls to “protect the FBI” “crazy.”
“Ninety nine percent of Republicans don’t on this train,” Crenshaw said.
But Crenshaw said the hot criticism of in bureau was not to blame for assault attempt on 11 August on FBI office in Ohio from action movie who was killed by the police.
“What we want is accountability. We want transparency,” he said. “And the criticism that we level against The FBI and the DOJ are fully guaranteed. This is not the kind of criticism lead crazy attacker on the FBI.
David Laufman, former main of counterintelligence officer at the Justice Department said he thought the department would have to go back to court. with “reasonable offer” to a federal judge’s suggestion that parts of affidavit used in an FBI search can be disclosed or published with editions.
He emphasized that government will want to ensure that biased actors do not create a “carnival atmosphere” around the investigation.
“DOJ and FBI want do our best to protect the integrity in confidential law enforcement action is being taken,” Laufman said. on “Facing the Nation”.
“I think that the Department and the FBI are now trying to come to grips with with what can they live with, with attitude to public revelations,” he said. “And eat some portions of affidavits that I think they’ll want to do public”.