Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) has dropped the hammer over the FBI’s raid on President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home by demanding to know when Hunter Biden will “be raided.”
Boebert is calling for “a Select Committee to investigate” the raid, presumably when the GOP takes back Congress after the midterms.
In a post on Twitter, the Colorado congresswoman asked the question many Americans want to be answered: “When will Hunter Biden be raided?”
When will Hunter Biden be raided?
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) August 9, 2022
Eric Trump said the raid may have backfired, however.
In a post on Truth Social, Eric Trump said: “DonaldJTrump.com is shattering all fundraising records and I’m told has raised more money in the past 24 hours than ever before in recent history!
“The American people are pissed!”
Meanwhile, GOP leaders are furious with the move and consider it an overreach.
As Slay News reported, Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) warned that Biden and his allies “will absolutely be held accountable” for raiding Trump’s home.
“Joe Biden’s FBI and Department of Justice have been fully weaponized against their political opponents,” Stefanik, the third House Republican, said.
“It is an absolute outrageous abuse of power and unAmerican for these agencies to raid the home of President Trump and seize the cell phone of a sitting Member of Congress.
“Attorney General Garland, Director Wray, House Democrats, and most of all Joe Biden will absolutely be held accountable.”
House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) echoed Stefanik’s sentiment, saying:
“Let’s be clear: This is a brazen weaponization of the FBI by Biden’s DOJ against his political opponent—while giving their political allies free passes.
“It’s exactly why the IRS shouldn’t get an army of 87,000 more agents.
“House Republicans will hold them accountable next year.”
Meanwhile, liberal Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz said:
“There are three kinds of people out there.
“There are the anti-Trump haters, for whom anything that happens to Trump – professor Laurence Tribe – it doesn’t matter, he’ll trash the Constitution to get Trump.
“Then there are the Trump lovers.
“Doesn’t matter how much evidence they might have, it’s not possible that Trump did anything wrong.
“Then, there is the vast majority of neutral Americans who want to see justice done, who want to see fair justice.
“They don’t want a different rule for Hillary Clinton and Sandy Berger on the one hand, and President Trump on the other hand.
“They want to see equal justice under the law,” he said.
Dershowitz said earlier:
“The decision by the Justice Department to conduct a full-scale morning raid on former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home does not seem justified, based on what we know as of now.
“If it is true that the basis of the raid was the former president’s alleged removal of classified material from the White House, that would constitute a double standard of justice.
“There were no raids, for example, on the homes of Hillary Clinton or former Clinton administration national security adviser Sandy Berger for comparable allegations of mishandling official records in the recent past.
“Previous violations of the Presidential Records Act typically have been punished by administrative fines, not criminal prosecution.
“The more appropriate action would have been for a grand jury to issue a subpoena for any boxes of material that were seized and for Trump’s private safe that was opened.
“Instead, the FBI apparently seized everything in view and will sort the documents and other material without a court deciding which ones are appropriately subject to Justice Department seizure,” he said.
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— Alan Dershowitz (@AlanDersh) August 11, 2022