Politics Former GOP advisor says Trump has to be charged or Garland must resign after Mar-a-Lago raid: 'There's no going back now'

20:20  14 august  2022
20:20  14 august  2022 Source:   businessinsider.com

4 lingering misconceptions about the FBI raid on Trump's Mar-a-Lago

  4 lingering misconceptions about the FBI raid on Trump's Mar-a-Lago Trumpworld is sowing doubt about what happened during the FBI search of Mar-a-Lago. Feds are starting to provide some answers, but confusion reigns.Memories of Mar-a-Lago came flooding back Monday night when the news broke that the FBI had executed a search warrant on Donald Trump's permanent residence.

Mar-a-Lago one day after the FBI raid. Kimberly Leonard/Insider © Kimberly Leonard/Insider Mar-a-Lago one day after the FBI raid. Kimberly Leonard/Insider
  • The FBI raided former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate on Monday.
  • Agents seized 11 sets of documents that officials said were deemed classified.
  • Conservative pundit Scott Jennings said either Trump has to be charged or Attorney General Merrick Garland resigns.

A former GOP advisor said "there's no going back now" after the FBI raided former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate.

"I sort of felt this week like we're all at the cirucus. We're all under the big top. And this can only end in one of two ways: he's got to be indicted or Merrick Garland has to resign," conservative commentator Scott Jennings told CNN.

Trump is reportedly being investigated for violating three laws, including the Espionage Act. The FBI recovered 11 sets of classified documents, including some marked as top secret during the raid.

Jennings said there's no way the Attorney General could raid the former president's house, say they think he's violating three laws and then not press any charges.

He added that he thinks the raid was justified.

"If you think there are classified documents... if you've got top secret information, which we don't know what it is by the way, but if you got these documents and they're not supposed to be out in the open then absolutely," Jennings said.

He added: "But this can not end in any other way. I mean how could it possibly end with just 'well okay, we got them back and it's over now.' There's no going back now."

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Fact check: GOP senators blocked Merrick Garland's Supreme Court nomination, not Trump .
Donald Trump did not revoke Merrick Garland's nomination to the Supreme Court when he became president in 2017. A claim that he did is false.Just days after the search, Attorney General Merrick Garland said he "personally approved" the decision to seek a search warrant. Some social media users claim that Garland's purported history with Trump may have played a role in that decision.

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