GOP congressman: ‘Attorney General Garland is not above the law’

During a brief press conference last Thursday, Attorney General Merrick Garland told reporters that he personally authorized the raid on former President Donald Trump’s Florida home.

However, there was much that Garland remained silent about, and congressional Republicans have made clear that they want answers.

Congress isn’t convinced that “the raid was justified”

According to Breitbart, one of them is Ohio Rep. Mike Turner. He told CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday that his colleagues have “a number of concerns,” including “whether or not the raid was justified.”

Turner noted how Garland said the raid was conducted in search of classified material and that this past Friday U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart unsealed a list of what the FBI took.

However, he added that “we don’t have conclusive as to whether or not this is actually classified material and whether or not it rises to the level of the highest classified material.”

“On a bipartisan basis, Congress is saying, show us the goods,” Turner insisted. “We want to know, one, what did the Department of Justice and the FBI tell the judge that they were going to find, and what did they find?

“There’s nothing in those boxes that members of the intelligence committee and the committee itself don’t have the ability to see,” the congressman declared.

Rep. Turner: “Attorney General Garland is not above the law”

He added that if the material in question “rises to the level of an immediate national security threat” then federal authorities “had a number of options available to them, including just going to court and asking for the court to enforce the subpoena that they had.”

“Now, clearly, no one is above the law. Donald Trump is not above the law, and Attorney General Garland is not above the law either,” Turner stressed.

“Congress has the powers of oversight,” the Republican lawmaker pointed out, adding that the attorney general needs to comply.”

“We’ve seen material like this before,” Tuner acknowledged, saying, “We’ve seen materials that have been submitted to courts for warrants. This is not unprecedented.”

Rather, Turner argued that Garland’s “actions are unprecedented in history and he has a lot of questions to answer.”

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