Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) said Sunday on MSNBC’s “Alex Witt Reports” that the “MAGA Republicans” defending Donald Trump after the FBI raid on his Florida estate engaged in “bigoted, anti- American and traitor”.
Witt said, “What’s interesting is listening to Trump’s defenders. They constantly moved the goalposts by first requiring the publication of a search warrant and then the publication of an affidavit. Now they want sensitive government secrets to be declassified and simply made public.
On Fox News, former George W. Bush administration official John Yoo said, “Why not declassify the documents that they actually took from President Trump and show the public what they’re doing? “
Lieu said, “John Yoo’s comments are insane. What he’s saying is that he would like top secret documents and documents that are beyond top secret to appear on the front pages of the New York Times, on your show so I can see them my dentist , my neighbor and the Russians and the Iranians, only to protect Donald Trump. This is bigoted, anti-American and treacherous behavior. You can’t just declassify all of these documents and put them in the public domain just to keep Donald Trump from being prosecuted. This is a very treacherous argument, any MAGA Republican who makes this should be ashamed of themselves.
He added: “He knew they were classified and he intentionally took them. I also note that if the Republican MAGA argument is that these should be declassified, then they have to ask, why do we want names and places and against those American spies there in Vanity Fair? This is a nonsense argument.
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