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WASHINGTON, D.C. — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) spoke to reporters on Tuesday about the recent search warrant issued for evidence at Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club, after he refused to turn over classified documents.
The National Archives retrieved 15 boxes from Mar-a-Lago several months ago, and it was revealed on Monday that for the subsequent months, Trump has been negotiating with the FBI over the additional documents he refused to give back.
Monday evening, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (R-NY) refused to respond to questions from MSNBC's Rachel Maddow about the matter, and President Joe Biden also refused to answer questions that were shouted at him during a bill signing on Tuesday.
After ceremonies at the White House, Pelosi answered a few questions from reporters about the ways that Republicans have responded to the search warrant.
Raw Story asked Pelosi about the attacks that Republicans are making on Attorney General Merrick Garland, who has been infamously independent, methodical and slow when it comes to dealing with those in power who may have been involved in the attempt to overthrow the 2020 election.
"What would you expect them to say?" Pelosi asked rhetorically. "The FBI Director was appointed by Donald Trump and so, they are going after the FBI with a director that was appointed by Donald Trump. But on the other hand, facts are truth — facts and law, that's what it's about. I mean, we were all surprised — everybody was surprised by last night. And it's amazing how it consumed all the air and oxygen around him [as we're] trying to pass legislation."
With additional reporting from Matt Laslo.
Republicans were ridiculed on CNN on Tuesday after a day of over-the-top outrage after federal agents exercised a search warrant on Donald Trump and his the Mar-a-Lago resort, which is his primary residence after leaving the White House following his 2020 loss to President Joe Biden.
CNN's Pamela Brown hosted a panel to analyze the latest developments that included former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) and Democratic pundit Paul Begala.
Walsh explained what he was hearing since news of the raid went public on Monday afternoon.
"Every Republican should say no one is above the law, the Justice Department is doing their job," Walsh said. "No Republican has said that."
"But the vast majority of Republicans are reflecting what I'm hearing every day, the last day or two, from Republican voters," Walsh explained. "I have never heard Republican voters this angry and fired up, and 'I'm behind Donald Trump now all the way.' I haven't heard this in a long time. You can bet those Republican office holders are hearing it as well."
Begala thought the outrage was irrelevant.
"Well, the theory is, 'Oh, we must not offend the Trump base, we must not trigger them.' You know what triggers the Trump base? Everything," Begala said. "Sunrise, sunset, Sesame Street — for real, Dr. Seuss, everything pisses those people off, but they're not the majority."
"Doubling, tripling down, quadrupling down on the Trump base has gotten the Republican Party this, lost the House, Senate, and White House in four years," Begala explained. "That hasn't happened in 90 years."
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Darren Bailey says no apology needed for comparing Holocaust to abortion, contends Jewish community ‘told me that I’m right’
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