AG Merrick Garland Could Be Impeached Over FBI Trump Raid: Sen. Rand Paul

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
August 10, 2022 Updated: August 13, 2022

Attorney General Merrick Garland could face an impeachment inquiry following the FBI raid on former President Donald Trump’s Florida residence, according to Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.).

“Without question, I think the order to allow the raid on Mar-a-Lago on Trump’s house has to be revealed. I think we have to know under what pretense they think this is right? I think it’s going to have to wait until November till there’s a full investigation,” Paul told Fox News on Aug. 10.

While he’s never been fond of “overusing impeachment,” Paul said that “I think there has to be an investigation.”

“And if it warrants it, there’s going to have to be a look at whether or not the attorney general has misused his office for political purposes. Have they gone after a political opponent? I mean, this is beyond the pale,” Paul said in the interview. “No one would have ever imagined before that we would be using or one political party would be using the FBI to attack their political opponents.”

The party of the president tends to lose seats in midterms, while some analysts say that Republicans are poised to take back at least the House after the November elections. Democrats currently hold slim leads over Republicans in both the Senate and House.

“Now, this is really something that’s going to require an investigation,” Paul said. “And I wouldn’t be surprised if the investigation leads to abuse of power that this could even lead to an impeachment of the attorney general.”

On Monday, the former president confirmed his Mar-a-Lago residence in Palm Beach was targeted in an FBI raid. Neither the Department of Justice nor the FBI has offered public comments about the matter.

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) speaks during a hearing in Washington in an April 26, 2022, file image. (Al Drago/AFP via Getty Images)

The FBI declined to comment when contacted by The Epoch Times. The Department of Justice hasn’t returned a request for comment.

Christina Bobb, a Trump lawyer, told The Epoch Times Tuesday that FBI agents were “looking for presidential records, what they deemed to be presidential records, and anything that could potentially be classified.” Those agents, she said, took handfuls of boxes of documents.

The FBI search warrant was approved by U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart, court documents indicate. Reinhart is a magistrate judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Top Republicans have condemned the raid, saying it suggests the Biden administration has weaponized the FBI and Justice Department to target political opponents ahead of the midterms.

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.