"Because we're in a revolutionary cycle, or the left has now said, under the pretext that Donald Trump is so extraordinarily threatening to the Republic, that it requires any means necessary to end him."
Victor Davis Hanson
Classicist and Military Historian
"Half the country believes that when it comes to President Trump there are no rules. They have lost faith in the system."
Chairman, US. Senate Judiciary Committee
"DOJ must immediately explain the reason for its raid ... or it will be viewed as a political tactic and undermine any future credible investigation."
Former New York Governor
"These are dark times for our Nation, as my beautiful home, Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, is currently under siege, raided, and occupied by a large group of FBI agents."
"[‘Russia hoaxers’] have now been promoted into the Biden administration. ... They’re definitely targeting [former] president Trump because they don’t want him to run for president."
Former U.S. Representative
"They’re using the full power—illegally, I think, unconstitutionally—of the law to harass, intimidate, and try to push Trump out of the picture."
"[The raid] was the latest link a long series of operations starting six years ago with absurd claims that Donald Trump was the asset of a foreign country. That operation was called Russia gate."
Author, The Plot Against the President
"Beginning in 2016, Americans began to have doubts when we began to unravel the Russia collusion reporting. ... Those doubts kept growing and you started to hear people say we have a dual justice system in America."
Editor-in-Chief, Just the News
"This is the modern day version of Watergate. Except the only difference is it wasn't political operatives breaking in to their opponents headquarters. It was the FBI and DOJ."
Former Chief of Staff to the Acting Secretary of Defense
"It seems like this was ... without buy-in or notification of higher levels of government. But literally no one will believe that."
Former Democratic presidential candidate
"When Republicans take back the House, we will conduct immediate oversight of [the DOJ]."
U.S. House Minority Leader
"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."
U.S. House Minority Whip
"It’s all a coordinated attack with the FBI. Do you think that the FBI director is going to raid the former president’s house … without getting the approval of President [Biden]?"
Son of former President Donald Trump
"AG must explain why 250 yrs of practice was upended with this raid."
Former Secretary of State
"[The raid represents] another escalation in the weaponization of federal agencies against the Regime’s political opponent."
"No person is above the law. Not even the president of the United States. Not even a former president of the United States."
U.S. House Speaker
"[The] raid on the home of a former U.S. president without explanation will only further erode confidence in the FBI and the Justice Department."
Ranking Member, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee
"The country deserves a thorough and immediate explanation of what led to the events."
U.S. Senate Minority Leader
"Three FBI agents visited me and seized my cell phone. I’m outraged ... [that the FBI] would seize the phone of a sitting Member of Congress."
"I didn’t actually get to oversee the search, they wouldn’t let anybody see what they were doing."
Attorney to Trump
"If there’s anything negative about Trump or his allies, that gets accelerated, leaked, and used for political purposes."
Member, U.S. House Judiciary Committee
"They see the support that he has all over the country. His rallies terrify them."
Marjorie Taylor Greene
"[Democrat Party attorney] Marc Elias is saying that the criminal statute could result in President Trump being barred from future office. And I think it’s clearly part of his plan."
Former lawyer, Justice Department
"I think for anyone who doubted that there was a swamp when Donald Trump was saying ‘drain the swamp’ now I think there’s true believers."
"The security state complex and the complexity of the security state ... is now overtaking our system of government and our rule of law."
Retired lieutenant general
"We've got a job as the Oversight Committee to push back on this and to really get to the bottom of what's going on and to help bring sunlight to the bad corrupt actions that are going on and then to work to get it out."
Member, House Committee on Oversight and Reform