Liz Cheney Berates GOP Colleagues For Endangering FBI Agents

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When liberals called to defund the police in the midst of yet another unarmed black American was killed in the streets by officers using excessive force, the right insisted they were all criminals who wanted some kind of lawless society.

Now that Donald Trump wants only the police defunded who can investigate him, the right has rallied around him with absolutely no sense of the irony behind that support.

 

The rhetoric of the right over the search of Trump’s Mar-a-lago residence was inevitable. After Trump announced on TruthSocial that the federal agents had “raided” his residence, and no one would have known that the plainclothes agents were there had Trump not told everyone, the outrage brigade was apoplectic. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis called i “another escalation in the weaponization of federal agencies against the regime’s political opponents.” Texas Governor Greg Abbott ranted that the search was “next-level Nixonian … to target a former president and political rival.”

It was also inevitable that the rhetoric would inspire real threats against Attorney General Merrick Garland, FBI Director Christoper Wray, and the judge who signed the search warrant. Even worse, FBI agents who simply did their job in executing a legal search warrant are being threatened by the right. Trump-appointed FBI Director Wray called the threats “deplorable and dangerous,” saying “violence against law enforcement is not the answer, no matter who you’re upset with.”

Of course, Trump has a copy of the search warrant and could release it at any time just like he released information publicly about the search in the first place. In the absence of that move, the right will continue to ramp up the anger, and Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), one of only two Republicans investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol instigated by Trump, has had enough. She spoke out on Twitter, saying:

‘I have been ashamed to hear members of my party attacking the integrity of the FBI agents involved with the recent Mar-a-Lago search. These are sickening comments that put the lives of patriotic public servants at risk.’

The search was not some unfounded move by the DOJ or FBI. Having been seen removing around a dozen boxes from Trump’s Mar-a-lago home means that a felony has already occurred, the unauthorized removal of classified documents is a felony no matter what the material consists of under a law that Trump signed in 2018.

In case anyone still doesn’t understand, it’s been explained repeatedly for them. The Chicago Sun-Times explains that:

‘The search of Trump’s residence Monday is part of an investigation into whether Trump took classified records from the White House to his Florida residence, according to people familiar with the matter. The Justice Department has been investigating the potential mishandling of classified information since the National Archives and Records Administration said it had received from Mar-a-Lago 15 boxes of White House records, including documents containing classified information, earlier this year.’

Twitter stood with Cheney but expressed little hope that the scolding would do any good. Read some of their comments below:

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