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Republicans in Congress oppose FBI actions For a search conducted at former President Donald Trump's Florida mansion, which he says is opening an investigation.

FBI agents Monday raided the Mar-a-Lago, which is also a private club, as part of a federal investigation into whether the former president took classified records from the White House onto his property. I said.

This marks a dramatic escalation of law enforcement scrutiny of Trump. One Congressman, Mike Turner, said there would be a "significant congressional inquiry into the FBI's actions."

"This certainly stands up to a high degree of scrutiny as it reaches the level of a serious constitutional question regarding the actions of the President, the actions of the Attorney General and the actions of the Director of the FBI." told the Associated Press.

Attorney General Merrick has responded to some Democrats who are impatient as to whether the Justice Department is pursuing evidence that surfaced in the January 6 investigation and other investigations, as well as a quick response. Despite protests from Republican lawmakers who countered, he did not reach out. Trump claims he fell victim to political prosecution.

All Garland has said publicly is that "no one is above the law."

Trump and his allies quickly called the investigation a Democratic-led effort to weaponize the criminal justice system and prevent him from winning another term in 2024. knowledge and current FBI Director Christopher Wray was appointed by Trump five years ago. A months-long investigation intensified into how classified documents were stored in Another grand jury is investigating an effort to overturn the outcome of the 2020 presidential election, which could pose a potential threat to Trump as he lays the groundwork for a possible re-election in the White House. increasing legal risks.

A federal judge had to sign a warrant after establishing that an FBI agent showed probable cause before descending into a closed house for Trump season. Did - he was in New York about 1,000 miles away at the time of the search.

Mr. Turner said the congressional inquiry is seeking answers about the content of his FBI criminal referrals from archivists.

“The President of the United States has the power to classify or declassify documents. Not necessarily," Turner said. "Certainly, the archives do not make that determination."

Mr. Trump did not elaborate on the basis for the search, but the Justice Department said the National Archives and Records Administration removed 15 boxes from Mar-a-Lago. White House records, including documents containing classified information about the White House, were released earlier this year.

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