Attorney Alan Dershowitz told Newsmax that this “is a sad day for the constitution,” calling the raid on Trump’s home “misconduct” and “improper”.
He said if the evidence collected at Trump’s home was not done so lawfully, it would not be admissible. The exclusionary rule applies in criminal prosecutions, meaning any evidence seized in violation of the Fourth Amendment will be excluded from a prosecution. The FBI will have to show that they obtained a valid warrant and with proper basis. Dershowitz went on record saying,
“I just hope this raid has a justification. If it doesn’t have a justification, the material seized in it will be suppressed. … The law is clear: you don’t engage in a raid unless you’ve exhausted all of the other remedies. … Raids are not a first recourse in America. They’re a last recourse. And so the government will have to show a court, eventually, that they exhausted all other possibilities or they had a reasonable basis for believing that the evidence would be destroyed if it was sought in the normal legal course of events, through subpoena.”
Republicans have called the behavior unconstitutional, while even Democrats have said the FBI has some explaining to do.
Jim Jordan said Merrick Garland and Chris Wray should be questioned for their behavior when the House meets on Friday.
Last night on @StacyOnTheRight,
“We should have Merrick Garland and [FBI Director] Chris Wray in front of the House Judiciary Committee this Friday to answer our questions. Questions the American people are entitled to have.”
–@Jim_Jordan on the raid of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home pic.twitter.com/hcGh2PxRfo
— SiriusXM Patriot (@SiriusXMPatriot) August 9, 2022
Andrew Cuomo said the DOJ should immediately explain the reason for the raid or it is likely to undermine the legitimacy of the January 6 investigations.
DOJ must immediately explain the reason for its raid & it must be more than a search for inconsequential archives or it will be viewed as a political tactic and undermine any future credible investigation & legitimacy of January 6 investigations.
— Andrew Cuomo (@andrewcuomo) August 9, 2022
Americans recognize that using the FBI for unjustly threatening a potential future candidate by intimidation and an illegal raid, is Third World, Banana Republic behavior.
So the president with the lowest approval ratings in our lives just had his department of justice’s FBI raid the private home of the leading candidate to replace him in the next election? This is banana republic third world level crazy. And scary.
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) August 8, 2022
Marjorie Taylor Greene called the FBI’s behavior a “Communist Style raid” and has been fact checked by Instagram.
How can Instagram fact check this story???
It’s all over the news!
Big Tech going all in too?
First an IRS army, then an unconstitutional FBI raid on Pres Trump, and now big tech is ramping up censorship of information.
What’s next??? https://t.co/OIc6Z5uwPx
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) August 9, 2022
Ron DeSantis also called out the FBI’s behavior as an “escalation in the weaponization of federal agencies.”
The raid of MAL is another escalation in the weaponization of federal agencies against the Regime’s political opponents, while people like Hunter Biden get treated with kid gloves. Now the Regime is getting another 87k IRS agents to wield against its adversaries? Banana Republic.
— Ron DeSantis (@RonDeSantisFL) August 9, 2022