Markwayne Mullin talks Mar-a-Lago raid, says DOJ has not responded to intel committee letter

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FIRST ON FOX: The unprecedented raid on Mar-a-Lago final week plunged the nation right into a political media maelstrom as stories rained down starting from nuclear-related paperwork being sought to former President Trump’s passports being taken.

Republicans have denounced the raid, and Home Republicans on the Intelligence Committee held a press convention within the wake of the FBI’s actions.

The Division of Justice (DOJ) has not responded to Home Intelligence Committee Republicans’ letter requesting a briefing on the unprecedented raid, Rep. Markwayne Mullin, R-Okla., informed Fox Information Digital. 


Rep. Markwayne Mullin told Fox News Digital it's "frustrating" that the House Intelligence Republicans haven't been briefed on the raid at Mar-a-Lago.

Rep. Markwayne Mullin informed Fox Information Digital it is “irritating” that the Home Intelligence Republicans have not been briefed on the raid at Mar-a-Lago. (Greg Nash/Pool through Reuters)

Mullin, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, spoke with Fox Information Digital over the telephone and was requested if he had any perception on the raid he may share.

“To be trustworthy, I need to be very trustworthy. We do not,” Mullin stated, referring to Republican intelligence committee members. “That is the irritating factor about it.”

The Oklahoma Senate candidate revealed through the interview that, as of Saturday, Home Intelligence Republicans haven’t been “briefed” on the raid in any respect and famous that each the DOJ and Home Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., have been silent up to now towards Mullin and his GOP colleagues as they ask for a briefing.

Mullin’s workplace confirmed on Wednesday that committee Republicans haven’t obtained a response to their letter.

“We have requested them to return in and transient the Republicans,” Mullin stated. “We have requested Chairman Schiff, to both convey them in or subpoena them to return in. And so they have been utterly silent on this.”

Rep. Markwayne Mullin told Fox News Digital that House Intelligence Committee Republicans have not heard back from the DOJ about their letter asking for information on the Mar-a-Lago raid.

Rep. Markwayne Mullin informed Fox Information Digital that Home Intelligence Committee Republicans haven’t heard again from the DOJ about their letter asking for info on the Mar-a-Lago raid. (Courtesy of Rep. Mullin’s workplace.)

Mullin stated the DOJ and FBI can transient the committee members “for positive,” however maybe not the remainder of Congress because the Intelligence Committee members have particular clearance.

Mullin stated he was feeling “frustration” over the scenario as he and his committee colleagues “have direct oversight over Director [Christopher] Wray and the FBI.”

“And there’s nothing that we don’t have clearance for,” Mullin stated, noting the small membership of his committee as a result of delicate proceedings.


The Oklahoma Senate candidate stated he “would not be shocked” if President Biden “did not learn about” the raid, however didn’t see the White Home not figuring out about it.

Mullin additionally pointed to the messaging popping out of the administration that shifted from the White Home not figuring out concerning the raid to solely Biden not figuring out about it. 

Attorney General Merrick Garland said last week that he signed off on the controversial raid of former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence.

Lawyer Common Merrick Garland stated final week that he signed off on the controversial raid of former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence. (Samuel Corum-Pool/Getty Photographs)

The congressman additionally stated that every single day the DOJ waits “to transient the American folks en masse, and even Congress as an entire, even the Intel Committee, it seems to be worse and worse and worse on them.”

“I imply, it has been 500-plus days since he is left workplace,” Mullin stated. “Why was it impulsively an instantaneous nationwide safety danger? As a result of that may be the one cause for one thing of this magnitude to happen. It could be an instantaneous nationwide safety danger.”

Mullin stated the raid “eroded” a lot of the goodwill cultivated by the DOJ lately and the fallout will take “a long time” to restore. The Senate candidate additionally stated he believes it will transfer the needle within the 2022 midterms.

“Sure. On this proper right here, the companies have overstepped. This company has overstepped, and so they have lit an absolute hearth beneath the Republican Get together,” the congressman stated. “Even people who had been sort of leaning off the trough, they’re pondering possibly we must always search for another person. Not anymore.”

“They’re strong, rock strong,” he continued. “They see what’s occurred right here.”

The Republican congressman additionally stated authorities oversight is the rationale behind him working for Senate.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff does a TV interview at the Capitol on July 26, 2021.

Home Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff does a TV interview on the Capitol on July 26, 2021. (AP Photograph/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

“The explanation why I ran for Senate to start with was to carry these companies like this accountable,” Mullin stated. “It is simply, it is irritating to me as a result of these companies have been working so rogue that they don’t seem to be, they have not been accountable to Congress in any respect. And the Senate at the least has extra direct oversight than Congress.”

A DOJ spokesperson informed Fox Information Digital that the company was reviewing the letter in its regular course.

A spokesperson for the Home Intelligence Committee informed Fox Information Digital that the “Intelligence Committee Majority is deeply involved by indications that highly-classified materials was mishandled, and despatched a letter to the Director of Nationwide Intelligence asking {that a} harm evaluation be performed and the committee be briefed on the paperwork and evaluation as quickly as attainable, a briefing that may be carried out on a bipartisan foundation.”


“The Majority has but to obtain a request from Committee Republicans concerning the paperwork, and has a grave concern that public feedback by the minority concerning the execution of a legitimate search warrant are solely placing the security of FBI and different legislation enforcement personnel in danger,” the spokesperson continued. “The Committee will proceed to train accountable oversight of this subject, significantly with respect to the attainable disclosure or compromise of extremely labeled info by IC companies.”

Attorney General Merrick Garland signed off on the controversial, unprecedented raid, with the FBI taking a number of containers of paperwork from Trump’s Florida residence.


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