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Tiffany, Fitzgerald Push FBI On Search For Trump Documents

Wisconsin congressman join 16 Judiciary Committee members to support probe of FBI.

By , Wisconsin Public Radio - Aug 15th, 2022 07:38 pm
Tom Tiffany and Scott Fitzgerald.

Tom Tiffany and Scott Fitzgerald.

Two conservative Wisconsin members of Congress are among 18 Republican signatories to a letter declaring their intention to investigate the FBI’s raid on the home of former President Donald Trump.

Reps. Tom Tiffany and Scott Fitzgerald signed onto letters sent to FBI director Christopher WrayAttorney General Merrick Garland and White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain demanding records related to the execution of the search warrant against the former president. The letters, dated Monday, ask the officials to turn over “all documents and communications referring or relating to the execution of a search warrant on President Trump’s residence” as well as information on the use of confidential sources in connection with the FBI’s investigation.

The unsealed warrant for the Aug. 8 search of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate authorizes officials to seize documents including classified materials and national defense information. But the raid has outraged Trump allies among right-wing media and GOP elected officials.

The letters are signed by Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, the ranking Republican member of the House Judiciary Committee. Fitzgerald and Tiffany are part of that committee.

Garland defended the search in remarks last week, saying he personally signed off on the warrant and that “faithful adherence to the rule of law is the bedrock principle of a Justice Department and of our democracy.”

Because the House of Representatives is controlled by Democrats, the GOP Judiciary Committee members have limited power to launch a full investigation of the raid; they cannot subpoena the documents they have demanded. But House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has pledged to do so if Republicans retake the House in November’s elections.

Trump wrote on his social media site of federal authorities that “ALL THEY HAD TO DO WAS ASK.” But multiple news media outlets have reported that Trump’s lawyers said the former president had returned all government documents, which appears not to have been the case.

In the days after the raid, police fatally shot a Trump supporter who tried to enter an FBI building in Ohio and shot at officers. That man had expressed outrage online at the execution of the warrant.

Tiffany, whose 7th Congressional District includes the Northwoods and northwestern Wisconsin, and Fitzgerald, the former state senate majority leader from southeastern Wisconsin’s 5th Congressional District, did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the letter.

Listen to the WPR report here.

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7 thoughts on “Tiffany, Fitzgerald Push FBI On Search For Trump Documents”

  1. ringo muldano says:

    Fitz and Tiffany are two of the many rCon a$$hole$ that should be probed for seditious conspiracy.

  2. Jake formerly of the LP says:

    Guess who were the two Wisconsin Congressmen to vote to decertify the 2020 election? Yep, Tom Tiffany and Scott Fitzgerald!

    They seem a bit scared of what might be found out regarding the fake electors scheme and other TrumpWorld secrets, eh?

  3. deansschultz@gmail.com says:

    . . . and Wisconsin voters will re-elect these guys. Why?

  4. tornado75 says:

    both of these men just make you tired. could they ever think that there is truly logical, rational and sane reasons to probe trump. do any of us really believe that trump took these documents unknowingly. he thinks he is still president and can do anything he wants. it is too bad that these men think the same thing.

  5. Duane says:

    Trump is a pathological liar but he may have been speaking the truth when he bragged “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn’t lose any voters, OK?” What does this guy have to do to get arrested? Trump claims he would have complied with returning the stolen documents stating “all they had to do was ask.” Would arresting Trump be just as easy? If the Justice Department asks him ever so nicely if he wouldn’t mind “coming with them” would he reply “all you had to do was ask”. It might be worth a try. I don’t think there is much to investigate in this matter yet we are over 18 months after he left office and he is still allowed to incite violence. No wonder a Gallup poll released on July 5 claimed only 14 percent of Americans had “a great deal/quite a lot” of confidence in the U.S. criminal justice system, the lowest percentage they (Gallup) ever recorded.

  6. Jaimcb says:

    Yes, Duane, not only is he inciting violence but he, under the name “President Trump”, is still raising money, appealing to maybe the most stupid of followers with the most stupid of appeals. One example: “ You are among President Trump’s top 15 supporters who will be recognized right after his speech tonight” please give within the hour.. He’s duping, conning, his followers and they just don’t get it. And stupid people with guns, we’ll, you get it.

  7. kaygeeret says:

    Trump is running one of the biggest cons of his entirely illegal life….he has never earned a legitimate dollar in his life and he is using this to raise more. What a liar…what a mob boss..what a jackass.

    Sadly, Fitzgerald has mastered the art of sliding under the radar while promoting the fascist themes owning republicans these days.

    I live in his severely gerrymandered district designed to make me irrelevant.

    I am 77. I have ALWAYS been an independent and have voted for many republicans in my life. Now???

    I would vote for a dead earthworm on the driveway before I would vote for one single republican in WI.

    And, so they ‘cancel’ me.

    Fascists they are.

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