Multiple conservative organizations accused the Department of Justice and FBI of having “breached the public trust” by engaging in partisan politics against former President Donald Trump and his allies, according to an open letter issued on Friday.
“You must immediately share all documents related to these seizures, including the bases for each warrant, and communications related to the decision to proceed on each warrant,” wrote the 11 conservatives, including former Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Ken Cuccinelli.
The group asserted that Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray “have grossly failed” in their mission to deal out justice by rolling out unprecedented moves against Trump.
“The DOJ and FBI have breached the public trust. This blatant politicization of the federal justice system is a dangerous escalation without precedent, and incompatible with the United States Constitution,” the letter reads.
It said both agencies “ignored historical norms in failing to work first with counsel, and instead progressing directly to raids and seizures.”
MotivationRep. Markwayne Mullin (R–Okla.) who sits on the House Intelligence Committee, told The Epoch Times that Garland’s authorization of the FBI’s raid on Trump’s Palm Beach was “clearly about politics.”
“[Garland] is a guy who President Trump prevented from becoming a Supreme Court justice. He’s also a guy that is appointed by President Biden, who more than likely will be running against President Trump in two years,” he said.
“I think it’s difficult for anyone to believe that this isn’t politically motivated, considering the FBI’s past actions and their attitude towards President Trump and anyone associated with him. There are real questions that need to be answered.”
The Friday letter also specified an array of previous examples of what the conservatives called “politicized law enforcement” by the DOJ and the FBI, including labeling parents at school board meetings as potential terrorists, promulgating the Russia collusion narrative against Trump, and turning a blind eye to the alleged crimes of Hunter Biden.
The search of Trump’s home “was an unprecedented action that needs to be supported by unprecedented justification,” said Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.), a former FBI agent.
The DOJ did not immediately return a request for comment.