Sen. Grassley’s Statement on the Raid at Mar-a-Lago


Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) issued a statement on the raid of Mar-a-Lago, calling for transparency.

FBI Must Immediately Explain Itself After Years of Politicization and Loss of Public Trust, he wrote on his website.

August 9, 2022

NEW HARTFORD, IOWA – Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), today issued the following statement after speaking with FBI Director Wray:

“Less than a week ago, I expressed serious concern that what little remains of the FBI’s credibility is on the line following its inconsistent handling of politically sensitive investigations, failure to hold its own employees accountable for misconduct and consistent disregard for congressional oversight. Last night’s raid on the home of a former U.S. president without explanation will only further erode confidence in the FBI and the Justice Department.

“I reiterated these concerns to Director Wray today. If the FBI isn’t extraordinarily transparent about its justification for yesterday’s actions and committed to rooting out political bias that has infected their most sensitive investigations, they will have sealed their own fate. The FBI’s mission and the many patriotic agents who work hard to carry it out will be forever overshadowed by the distrust the bureau has sown.

“The Justice Department as a whole bears responsibility in upholding the public trust, and in a matter so consequential to our democratic process, Attorney General Garland also owes the American people full transparency,” Grassley said.

Grassley, responding to whistleblower information, said if true, the FBI is “corrupt to the core.”

August 4, 2022

Andrew Cuomo had a better response.

DEFUND THE FBI. They no longer have credibility.

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1 year ago

When Senator Grassly gets 67 votes to Impeach Wray and Garland, I may consider taking him seriously.

The Prisoner
The Prisoner
1 year ago

Grassley has no credibility. Expecting Wray, who is obviously involved in massive criminal abuses, to fix things, is an endorsement of Wray. The only proper consideration for Wray is his removal. A corrupt official is not expected to clean things up. I have to repeat that, Grassley has a clear record in 2017-2018 covering up DOJ crimes. He is on the other side. Even as chairman of judiciary, the committee to investigate the DOJ, he failed and would fail again.

Peter B. Prange
Peter B. Prange
1 year ago

Senator Grassley’s strong measured response is appreciated.