WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) issued the following statement on the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) searching former President Trump’s home:
“The American people’s faith in the Department of Justice has been eroding due to the perception that political considerations can override the fair application of the law. The FBI’s search of former President Trump’s home will further fuel this distrust, especially when the DOJ has provided no transparency on the process or level of merit behind the decision.”
“The optics are especially disturbing considering that Presidents Biden and Trump are past and potentially future political opponents. The DOJ owes the American people a thorough explanation regarding their decision-making process, including the release of the warrant, the warrant application, and why they decided to execute this search when President Trump’s lawyers were already cooperating with the National Archives.”
“We desperately need Congress to provide robust oversight and accountability to ensure partisan politics are not dictating decisions at the DOJ,” U.S. Senator Tillis said.