Rep. Darrell Issa greets Donald Trump at a rally in 2016. File photo by Chris Stone
Rep. Darrell Issa criticized the federal search of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-al-Lago estate by the FBI and Justice Department in statements on social media.
In tweets on Monday and Wednesday, the Republican congressman who represents East County accused the federal government of seeking to “go after another Republican.”
Every day that goes by is another that the DOJ chooses secrecy over transparency and breaks precedent to go after another Republican.
— Rep. Darrell Issa (@repdarrellissa) August 10, 2022
We know officials of the DOJ have broken the rules before to target Donald Trump.
We need to know if it happened again today.
— Rep. Darrell Issa (@repdarrellissa) August 9, 2022
FBI agents with a federal warrant searched Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach on Monday, cracking open a safe and reportedly carrying away boxes of White House documents.
Neither the Justice Department or Trump have publicly released the details of the search warrant.
During the events of Jan. 6, 2021, Issa was one of a number of Republican members of congress who objected to certification of the 2020 election, voting to reject the electoral votes from Arizona and Pennsylvania when President Biden narrowly beat Trump.