The Vice President of the United States, Kamala Harris, described this Saturday as “dangerous” the rhetoric of the Republicans against the work of the FBI in the search of the mansion of Donald Trump, who is being investigated for stealing classified documents from the White House.
“It is irresponsible and dangerous for a leader to sustain rhetoric that exposes law enforcement,” the vice president told reporters in Oakland, California.
A man was gunned down trying to enter the FBI field office in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Thursday, an incident Democrats have linked to Republican criticism of Trump’s home policing.
Harris claimed that FBI agents do “a very important job” to guarantee the safety of citizens and condemned attempts to harm the institution for “political reasons.”
Likewise, the vice president, who was California’s attorney general, said she has “full confidence” that the Justice Department is complying with the law.
The FBI searched the former president’s Mar-a-Lago mansion in Florida last Monday in search of classified documents that Trump would have illegally taken when leaving office.
The Joe Biden government has distanced itself from the investigation, which is being carried out independently by the United States Attorney General, Merrick Garland, while the Republicans and Trump himself have denounced political persecution.
Faced with these criticisms, the Justice published on Friday the court order that allowed the search at Mar-a-Lago as well as the inventory of assets seized by the FBI, among which there are twenty boxes, documents labeled “top secret” and a document entitled “President of France”.
The order indicates that Trump is being investigated for the possible commission of three crimes: violation of the Espionage Act, obstruction of justice and destruction of documents, which, if convicted, could carry from fines to prison terms. and disqualify him from political office. (YO)