Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) intends to research the Federal Bureau of Investigations raid of Mar-a-Lago if Republicans get back the Senate this fall, he told Breitbart News.
Grassley, the ranking person in the Senate Judiciary Committee, appeared on Sirius XMs Breitbart News Saturday and shined a light on several angles on the raid of former President Donald J. Trumps Mar-a-Lago residence. Grassley first asserted there’s an FBI double standard concerning Trump as opposed to other political figures, including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Joe Bidens son, Hunter Biden.
I consider it in a more substantial context which is the truth that the FBI over an extended time frame has sort of a double standard. You understand, you can get back to the Steele Dossier, Grassley told host Matthew Boyle,referencing the Russia collusion hoax. It is possible to get back to the Carter Page, FISA warrant and, and you could get back to the emails of Clinton. Also it just appears to me like they theres political bias in the FBI. And I’ve recently youve heard me give proof political bias of starting a Trump investigation and quitting a Hunter Biden investigation. So its legitimate to improve the question concerning the extent to which theres still political bias and what were doing now.
And you head to Attorney General Garland creating a statement he really wants to be totally transparent. If he really wants to be totally transparent, he then should be sure that the affidavits follow-up on the warrant, and youd have total transparency, Grassley added.
On Thursday, the Iowa senator sent a listing of questions to FBI Director Christopher Wray demanding answers concerning the raid, including if he personally approved it. Several questions followed exactly the same contrast he just organized concerning equal application of regulations. Specifically, he asked for answers over a distinction he does draw out regarding the FBIs handling of investigations into Clinton and Trump, who said he previously been working and cooperating with the relevant Government agencies. Of note, federal authorities never raided Clintons home.
Comey wrote his exoneration statement before even interviewing [Clinton]. We’ve Clinton destroying records. There is absolutely no evidence that that President Trump destroyed records, Grassley explained on Saturday. You have Clintonwe understand that her server was compromised and probably national security concerns there. And also, theres no evidence that the President destroyed anything, theres no evidence he wasnt cooperating. And we have to know those facts.
Boyle asked Grassley if Trump ought to be owed an exonerating statement if the FBI ultimately will not charge him.
Well, the solution is he deserves plenty of exonerating statements, heading back to the Steele Dossier, and precisely what was done under [Special Counsel Robert] Mueller to destroy his administration of four years, he fought this whole stuff for four years. Everything ended up being very misleading, devoid of a basis, the Carter Page thing, the Steele Dossier, those things.
Boyle later asked the senator if this may end up being the biggest scandal in Justice Department history and when he expects investigations in to the DOJs insufficient transparency from either house of Congress if Republicans secure many.
Well, obviously, a raid on a former presidents house is extraordinary. It may be a good violation of his constitutional rights And think with regards to it, he told them if you would like anymore he said this back in June if you would like any longer documents, i want to know. And unless they are able to prove that the President wasnt cooperating, i quickly think this extraordinary move needs to be at the very least questioned and, occasionally, legitimately challenged, Grassley stated.
But getting back again to your questions about if we dominate the home of Representatives, I dont think theres any doubt about this. You curently have Republicans in a number of areas, not only of this type, several areas, saying that theyre likely to open investigations. Thats their constitutional responsibility. Personally i think like its my constitutional responsibility. And when Im in almost all, and Im Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, again, I plan to pursue most of these things until we reach underneath of it. But I am hoping you realize that both under Republican and Democrat administrations, we get a lot of runaround from the Justice Department. And Ive even been told by whistleblowers within the Justice Department which were not likely to do some of Grassleys investigations.’
Theres a culture of political bias there that only Wray can correct, he said. And we are in need of a solid program of changing that culture. And he must announce what it really is so when its completed, and heads must roll, because people must have great confidence in the main police agency all around the USA.