During a Thursday press conference, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland advised that he approved the FBI’s raid of former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home.
While Garland did not reveal any details on what specifically the FBI was searching for at Trump’s residence, it has been reported that the raid was related to classified documents the former president took with him upon exiting the White House.
During a Friday interview on WVNN’s “The Yaffee Program,” U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) asserted that Garland abused his authority in approving the search of the former president’s Florida compound.
“I’m not beyond looking at impeachment for the [Attorney General] at this point,” Moore said. “I think that there is an abuse of power.”
The congressman argued that the FBI had been politically weaponized in the past against Trump, and indicated that the raid was another example of such tactics.
“I mean, he defends these agents,” he said. “He’s not talking about Peter Strzok or Lisa Page, people like that, who took a dossier and spied on an opposing campaign. And now that president Trump — it looks like about the time he’s going to announce he’s going to run again they raid his home. I think our republic is in grave danger if we don’t hold these people accountable.”
The lawmaker also lamented what he indicated to be the current double standard in the American justice system.
“Hunter Biden is boarding Air Force One, and honestly, Yaffee, if you and I even looked at the stuff on his computer we could go to jail and he’s boarding Air Force One like nothing’s going on. And you look back at this history of the last few years, and I think a lot of it started it prior to Obama, but they began to weaponize these agencies.”
Should the GOP regain a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives next year, Moore said that Republicans would have to consider reforming the leadership at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).
“We’re going to have to hold the FBI accountable and the AG as well,” he argued. “There’s so many things right now that are wrong. We’re beginning to weaponize the police force in this country, and that’s the sort of things we see done in a number of countries around the world that has not worked out for the people of those communities. We’ve got to look at what we’re going to do to reel that in.”
Moore emphasized that he was not blaming the rank-and-file FBI agent, but rather the agency’s leadership for its perceived political bias.
“I do support our agents in the field, but we have a problem at the top structures in D.C., whether it’s the IRS or the FBI, even, unfortunately, in joint chiefs and [secretary of defense], those areas where they’re focusing on those things that are not helping the American people and not making us safe.”