Members of both parties in both the Senate and the House are trying to get their hands on the documents that were seized by the FBI at Trump’s home.
The group of congressional leaders charged with reviewing the most sensitive intelligence information has asked the Biden administration for access to the documents seized from former President Donald Trump’s private residence in Florida, according to two people with direct knowledge of the request.
The inquiry from the so-called “Gang of 8” comes as lawmakers from both parties seek to learn more about the unprecedented investigation into the former president. And it suggests that Congress is unwilling to be a bystander in the political and legal fallout following the FBI’s Aug. 8 search of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla.
The Gang of 8 includes the top two congressional leaders in each chamber — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy — as well as the top Democrat and Republican on the House and Senate intelligence committees.
Of course we know why Schumer, Pelosi, Schiff and Warner want to get their hands on the documents. They are still looking for every way they can to destroy Trump. Getting the seized documents would seem like an early Christmas to them.
As for McConnell’s involvement in this mess, I trust him as far as I can throw him. He might not be as far gone as Liz Cheney, but he’s no fan of Trump and has already suggested that, because of the Trump candidates who won their primaries, we might not win the majority in the Senate. So I’ve no doubt that he’d be willing to help destroy Trump if he can.