Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) announced on Friday that she had introduced articles of impeachment against U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland after he admitted that he personally authorized the raid on Donald Trump’s Florida residence.
REPORT: Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene files articles of impeachment against U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland
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Greene’s resolution claims that the attorney general’s “personal approval to seek a search warrant for the raid on the home of the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, constitutes a blatant attempt to persecute a political opponent.”
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) August 12, 2022
The Hill reported:
The search warrant was approved by a federal judge and was unsealed on Friday after the Justice Department and Trump’s attorneys agreed.
The warrant showed that the FBI secured classified materials that were taken to Mar-a-Lago and suggests the former president is being investigated for possible violations of the Espionage Act.
Donald Trump posted on his TRUTH Social account Friday that the documents were “all declassified.”
“Number one, it was all declassified. Number two, they didn’t need to “seize” anything. They could have had it anytime they wanted without playing politics and breaking into Mar-a-Lago. It was in secured storage, with an additional lock put on as per their request…” Trump posted on TRUTH Social.
Resist the Mainstream added:
Greene’s resolution claims that Garland’s “effort to unseal the search warrant for the home of former President Donald J. Trump constitutes an attempt to intimidate, harass, and potentially disqualify a political challenger to President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.”
The White House claims that they were unaware of the raid prior to it’s occurrence; however, many experts have argued that White House officials would likely have been briefed.
Articles of impeachment against Garland are unlikely to pass in Congress with a Democratic majority currently in power and an unknown number of Republicans who would support the resolution.