Law enforcement leaders are raising alarms about threats to federal agents. Former vice president Mike Pence will be returning to Iowa next week to support conservative candidates and organizations ahead of the 2022 midterm elections, his political action committee says. Trump says he would welcome the release of a court-authorized search warrant in the case of Mar-a-Lago. Lawmakers and candidates have attacked the FBI for its search of Donald Trump’s residence and an attempted breach at a bureau field office in Cincinnati, an official says. The Inflation Reduction Act is expected to be approved by the House today and will then go to President Biden for his signature, the latest in a summer string of legislative victories in D.C. and beyond. Read more about these stories from this space.
Rep. Elise Stefanik said Friday that the FBI's search of Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home was a “complete abuse and overreach of its authority” Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) condemned Stefanik’s inflammatory remarks on Twitter, saying her words are “going to get cops killed” Republicans have turned their criticism toward the FBI, saying baselessly that it has been “politicized” and that the agency has protected Hillary Clinton, James B. Comey and continues to protect Hunter Biden. Republicans also criticized the FBI and director Christopher A. Wray, who was nominated by Trump and confirmed by all Senate Republicans in 2017, over the execution of the search warrant and lack of transparency in sharing information with Congress about a criminal investigation.
Donald Trump’s company and its longtime chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg will stand trial in October related to a 15-year criminal tax fraud scheme. The case will go forward after a judge declined to dismiss the indictment against the Trump Organization. The trial is scheduled to begin Oct. 24. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi chided her Republican colleagues for making disparaging comments about the FBI in the wake of its search this week of former president Donald Trump's residence in Florida. Pelosi said the allegations against Trump appear “very serious” and that Republicans should “calm down, see what the facts are, and let’t go for that instead of instigating assaults on law enforcement,” she said.
Rep. Michael R. Turner suggested that it was possible that former president Donald Trump had in his possession documents related to nuclear weapons that were technically classified but not “truly classified” He spoke at a news conference with other Republicans in response to the FBI search of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida this week. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Friday that holding onto documents relating to nuclear-related documents doesn’t sound like something Trump would do. He also accused Attorney General Merrick Garland of dividing the nation, saying Garland should have spoken at greater length when he addressed the public on Thursday. The search warrant and related documents should be released publicly, a step the Justice Department is seeking from a federal court.
Brad Finstad, a Republican who won a special election for Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District earlier this week, is sworn in by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Finstad replaces Rep. Jim Hagedorn, who died in February after a battle with kidney cancer. With Fin