Trump allies on the House Judiciary Committee are now asking the Biden administration to do what it appears former President Donald Trump failed to do: save and hand over sensitive records to another part of government.
House Republicans have sent letters to top officials in the Biden administration demanding they send to Congress documents and communications about the FBI search of Trump’s residence.
The letters, addressed to Attorney General Merrick Garland, FBI Director Christopher Wray and White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain, are signed by 18 Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee, led by ranking member Rep. Jim Jordan, Republican of Ohio.
They ask Garland, Wray and Klain to provide to Congress records about the Aug. 8 FBI search at Mar-a-Lago, how a search warrant was obtained and any communication between the Justice Department and White House related to the execution of that warrant.
The White House said last week it learned of the search from news reports, and Garland said on Thursday he personally approved seeking the warrant. One committee Republican, Rep. Ken Buck, did not sign the letters.
Republicans are also pursuing any communications between the FBI, Justice Department and National Archives related to Trump’s presidential records. The letters ask for the administration to comply within two weeks…. (Read more)