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Bolton defends FBI after Mar-a-Lago incident

John Bolton faced former CNN hosts who questioned his claims that the DOJ was professional.



The FBI raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, on Monday morning sparked a firestorm of controversy on the right, with many Republican lawmakers and Trump supporters accusing the Biden administration of targeting the former president for political reasons in the run-up to the 2024 election.

Some Republicans, like Georgia’s Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, have called to “defund the FBI,” while others, like House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), have promised to implement “immediate oversight” of the Department of Justice (DOJ) if they win control of the House in the upcoming midterm elections.

The DOJ has remained silent on the matter, but on Wednesday FBI Director Christopher Wray condemned the “deplorable and dangerous” online threats against federal agents and the Justice Department.

The Department of Justice launched a probe into the possible theft of secret files earlier this year. The National Archives and Records Administration reported that they reclaimed 15 boxes of Trump’s documents, which he was expected to turn over before leaving the White House.

Bolton claimed on Thursday that liberals have gone too far in their criticism of the Secret Service, which is at the center of an investigation into the agency allegedly wiping text messages related to the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Bolton has stated that he has worked with both the Secret Service and the FBI, and that he is a staunch supporter of “law and order” overall.

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