Re: Pence demands DOJ 'partisanship' be addressed after 'unprecedented' FBI raid on Trump's Mar-a-Lago

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Pence said FBI agents 'were found to be acting on political
motivation' during the Trump administration

Former Vice President Mike Pence demanded that the "appearance
of continued partisanship" by the Justice Department be
addressed after the "unprecedented" raid on former President
Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home.

"I share the deep concern of millions of Americans over the
unprecedented search of the personal residence of President
Trump," Pence tweeted Tuesday. "No former President of the
United States has ever been subject to a raid of their personal
residence in American history."

"After years where FBI agents were found to be acting on
political motivation during our administration, the appearance
of continued partisanship by the Justice Department must be
addressed," Pence said, adding that the raid "undermines public
confidence in our system of justice."

Pence's statement emerged only after many other Republicans had
commented before him, despite the close relationship Pence says
he had with Trump in the White House.

Senior Senate Republicans, who have themselves reacted only
gradually, Tuesday demanded that the FBI immediately release
information about its raid of former President Trump's Florida
estate, which they are calling a major law enforcement
escalation against a former president.

The statements, from GOP Conference Chair John Barrasso, R-Wyo.,
Vice Conference Chair Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, and National
Republican Senatorial Committee Chair Rick Scott, R-Fla., come
as top Senate Republicans overall have been slower to comment on
the raid than their counterparts in House GOP leadership.

Pence added: "Attorney General Garland must give a full
accounting to the American people as to why this action was
taken and he must do so immediately."

Trump's private residence at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., was
raided by the FBI early Monday morning, a source told Fox News.
Trump was in New York City at the time of the raid.

An FBI source confirmed to Fox News that FBI agents from
Washington, D.C., who are on the bureau's Evidence Response
Team, conducted the raid and notified the Miami Field Office
just before.

A source familiar told Fox News that agents brought a "safe
cracker" and cracked a "relatively new" safe in Mar-a-Lago. The
source told Fox News there was "nothing in it."

A source familiar told Fox News that FBI agents went to Mar-a-
Lago and looked in every single office and safe, and grabbed
documents and boxes without going through them on the property.
They took boxes and documents to go through them later.

"They were not being judicious about what they took," the source
told Fox News.

Trump made the raid public Monday evening, saying in a lengthy
statement that "nothing like this has ever happened to a
President of the United States before."

Meanwhile, Pence, during an exclusive sit-down interview with
Fox News in June, said during the Trump administration, he and
the former president had been "very close friends."

"We parted very amicably on Jan. 20," Pence said. "I don’t know
if the president and I will ever see eye to eye on my duties on
Jan. 6, but, in the aftermath of that tragic day, we sat down,
and we talked through it. And then we rolled our sleeves up and
finished the final weeks of our administration working together.

"And we parted very amicably. And we spoke in the months that
followed us leaving office—we spoke with some regularity," Pence
continued. "And now, I think we’ve kind of gone our separate
ways over the last year, but I’ll always be proud of the record
we created."

Pence also told Fox News that he "will not allow the Democrats"
to use Jan. 6 to "distract attention from their failed agenda"
and praised former President Trump’s record.

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