Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a strong critic of former president Donald Trump, has called on the FBI to release more information regarding the FBI’s raid on the former president’s home.
Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo
In a statement, the former governor said “The DOJ must immediately explain the reason for its raid & it must be more than a search for inconsequential archives or it will be viewed as a political tactic and undermine any future credible investigation & legitimacy of January 6 investigations.”
Cuomo’s statement comes after former president Donald Trump released the following statement as FBI agents were at his home: “These are dark times for our Nation, as my beautiful home, Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, is currently under siege, raided, and occupied by a large group of FBI agents. Nothing like this has ever happened to a President of the United States before. After I working and cooperating with the relevant Government agencies, this unannounced raid on my home was not necessary or appropriate. It is prosecutorial misconduct, the weaponization of the Justice System, and an attack by Radical Left Democrats who desperately don’t want me to run for President in 2024, especially based on recent polls, and who will likewise do anything to stop Republicans and Conservatives in the upcoming Midterm Elections. Such an assault could only take place in broken, Third-World Countries. Sadly, America has now become one of those Countries, corrupt at a level not seen before. They even broke into my safe! What is the difference between this and Watergate, where operatives broke into the Democrat National Committee? Here, in reverse, Democrats broke into the home of the 45th President of the United States. The political persecution of President Donald J. Trump has been going on for years, with the now fully debunked Russia, Russia, Russia Scam, Impeachment Hoax 11, Impeachment Hoax #2, and so much more, it just never ends, it is political targeting at the highest level! Hillary Clinton was allowed to delete and acid wash 33,000 E-mails AFTER they were subpoenaed by Congress. Absolutely nothing has happened to hold her accountable. She even took antique furniture, and other items from the White House. I stood up to America’s bureaucratic corruption, I restored power to the people, and truly delivered for our Country, like we have never seen before. The establishment hated it. Now, as they watch my endorsed candidates win big victories, and see my dominance in all polls, they are trying to stop me, and the Republican Party, once more. The lawlessness, political persecution, and Witch Hunt must be exposed and stopped. I will continue to fight for the Great American People!”
The statements from both Cuomo and Trump come as many republicans are slamming the department of justice and FBI, saying that this raid sets a bad precedent and could be politically motivated to prevent the former president from seeking a second term. Most democrats are downplaying republican claims, saying this is a criminal investigation that had to have a judge’s signoff before entering Mar-a-Lago. They also argue that the former president could release a copy of the search warrant, which would shed more light on the raid.
At the present moment, the FBI and Department of Justice have declined to comment on the raid. However, sources speaking to multiple news outlets say that the raid was focused on alleged classified documents that were at Mar-a-Lago.