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GOP House Committee Roasted For Clueless Twitter Warning After FBI's Mar-A-Lago Raid

GOP House Committee Roasted For Clueless Twitter Warning After FBI's Mar-A-Lago Raid
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The official Twitter account of the Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee endured an online roasting after issuing a Twitter warning in the wake of former Republican President Donald Trump's announcement that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) raided his Mar-a-Lago estate and "even broke into my safe!"

People criticized the account, which is overseen by prominent Trump acolyte and Ohio Republican Representative Jim Jordan, for suggesting that if the FBI can execute a search warrant on "a former President, imagine what they can do to you."

You can see the tweet below.

Why the FBI raided Trump's home is still murky, though The New York Timesreported the search was related to classified documents Trump brought with him to Mar-a-Lago after leaving the White House.

Trump released an official statement to decry the search, which comes as the Department of Justice (DOJ) ramps up its investigation into Trump's actions on January 6, 2021, the day a White nationalist led mob of his supporters attacked the United States Capitol on the false premise the 2020 general election had been stolen.

Ultimately, most people were quick to call out Republicans for downplaying the significance of the event and for making excuses for Trump's decision to ignore the law and abscond with classified documents.

Earlier this year, there were reports that while in office, Trump regularly tore up documents and memos after reading them and even flushed some papers down the toilet.

Those reports were preceded by news that The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) had retrieved from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate White House record boxes containing important communication records, gifts, and letters from world leaders.

A source who spoke to The Washington Post said that the transfer to Mar-a-Lago was “out of the ordinary … NARA has never had that kind of volume transfer after the fact like this.”

The Washington Post noted that the recovery of materials has “raised new concerns” about adherence to the Presidential Records Act, legislation governing the official records of Presidents and Vice Presidents created or received after January 20, 1981, and mandating the preservation of all presidential records.

Trump’s advisers have denied that there was any “nefarious intent.” The National Archives declined to comment at the time but has since asked the DOJ to investigate Trump's handling of White House records.