Lawmakers condemn Trump, GOP attacks on FBI after Mar-a-Lago search

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle urged their colleagues on Sunday to tamp down recent attacks levied against the FBI following its search of former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate.


Trump allies have portrayed the unprecedented search — which included the seizure of 11 sets of classified documents as part of the agency’s investigation into whether Trump violated the Espionage Act and other federal statutes — as evidence the FBI and Department of Justice (DOJ) have been weaponized by the Biden administration.


Some Republicans have called for the FBI to be defunded while others have broadcast the notion that agents could come after all Americans — including showing up in their living rooms.