House Freedom Caucus hammered President Joe Biden and his administration’s dangerous weaponization of the Justice Department against Democratic political opponents as the FBI raided Trump’s Mar-a-Lago and seized the representative’s personal cellphone Scott Perry (R-PA).
The House Freedom Caucus said the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago, the home of former President Donald Trump, and the personal cell phone and communications of Perry, who is the House Freedom Caucus chairman, “exposes how dangerously the Biden administration has weaponized the US Department of Justice against Democratic political opponents.
“Republicans must couple this unprecedented action with an equally historic and powerful oversight effort to root out all abuse and corruption within our federal law enforcement agencies,” the statement continued. “Biden’s Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation will be put under a microscope and examined piece by piece.”
“Corrupt officials must be aggressively removed with all possible vigor and speed to restore accountability and transparency to Washington,” they added.
STATEMENT: House Freedom Caucus on FBI Raid on President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Estate and Seizure of House Freedom Caucus Chairman @RepScottPerryThe private property of: pic.twitter.com/EIYIuj8Rg5
— House Freedom Caucus (@freedomcaucus) August 10, 2022
At the time, the White House “played the fool” by insisting that President Joe Biden had no prior knowledge of the raid. “The president was not informed, was not informed. No one from the White House was informed,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said on Tuesday.
On Monday night, the former president, in a lengthy statement, was the first to confirm the FBI raid on his Palm Beach home.
“These are dark times for our nation,” as his home “is currently besieged, raided and occupied by a large group of FBI agents,” he said in a written statement. “Nothing like this has ever happened to a President of the United States before.”
Additionally, the day after the FBI raid on the Mar-a-Lago, the FBI seized Perry’s cell phone. Fox News reported that three FBI agents approached Perry with a warrant for his cellphone while he was traveling with his family on Tuesday.
“This morning while traveling with my family, 3 FBI agents visited me and seized my cell phone,” Perry said in a statement to Fox News. “They made no attempt to contact my solicitor, who would have arranged for them to have my phone if they so wished.”
The congressman also criticized US Attorney General Merrick Garland for his leadership over the Justice Department.