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Rep. Jerry Carl: FBI management in Washington ‘corrupt, political’

With the release last Friday of the redacted Department of Justice affidavit for a search warrant of former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence, some Republican lawmakers still believe there was no justification for the search.

U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) reacted to the released affidavit on Newsmax TV’s “Saturday Report.”

“There’s nothing there,” Carl said. “They redacted most of the stuff we probably would want to see, and I said, before they released that, it would create more questions than it answered…I don’t think there’s anything there. I think they used it for a fishing expedition. They gave them a good excuse to go in it and go through all of his and her personal stuff and I just don’t see anything there.”

The Alabama congressman said he was upset they would treat a former president like a “common criminal” over the documents dispute.

“I refuse to believe that we did not know what the president has at Mar-a-Lago,” Carl said. “There’s got to be some accountability there. So, just to go in and treat him and his family like common criminals is where the real issue is here for me.

“I think the president, I think his wife, I think this country deserves an apology.”

Carl made a point to say the problem at the FBI and DOJ is not with the rank and file workers and agents, but with the leadership of those agencies.

“We need local FBI,” he said. “We utilize FBI here in my district quite often so we don’t need to scrap the whole FBI system, but the management of the FBI in Washington has just become so corrupt and so political that it can’t exist at the way we’re going, it just truly cannot exist.”

Yaffee is a contributing writer to Yellowhammer News and hosts “The Yaffee Program” Weekdays 9-11am on WVNN. You can follow him on Twitter @Yaffee

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