ANOTHER HOAXES: TRUMP BLAST AG MERRICK GARLAND

The political battle lines hardened Saturday over the FBI’s raid on Mar-a-Lago, President Trump’s Florida resort home. “Like all of the other Hoaxes and Scams that they’ve used to try and silence the voice of a vast majority of the American People, I have TRUTH on my side,” Trump wrote Saturday in an email to his followers.

A top Senate Republican has demanded the public release of the evidence that convinced a judge to let the agency take the unprecedented step of barging into an ex-president’s home.Meanwhile, Democrats decried the GOP’s anti-FBI rhetoric — which, they said, was putting agents in danger.“There is political bias within the FBI, and I think it’s legitimate to raise the question about …. the way President Trump has been treated,” Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, told Fox News.

Grassley echoed the call of House Republicans who said Friday the Department of Justice should hand over not only the FBI’s search warrant, but also the supporting affidavit, a document detailing the basis for investigators’ suspicions that the 45th president was criminally holding on to papers from his single term in office.

“Full transparency is going to be when they release the affidavit,” Grassley said — dismissing Attorney General Merrick Garland’s claim that only a full-on raid, as opposed to “less intrusive” methods, could be used to pry materials from Trump’s possession.“Just figure the double standard that we’ve had under the FBI over a long time,” Grassley said, citing such past scandals as the fraudulent FISA warrants against Trump adviser Carter Page, the anti-Trump Christopher Steele dossier, and the kid-gloves investigation of Hillary Clinton’s secret email server.

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