No Evidence of Political Motivation Behind FBI Raid of Mar-a-Lago, Cheney Says

Liz Cheney attends the US House Select Committee hearing on the Capitol riot on July 27, 2021 in Washington, DC, United States on January 6.

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Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Vio. told ABC News that there was no political motivation in conducting the FBI search of former President Donald Trump’s resort home in Palm Beach, Florida.

“I haven’t seen any evidence that there was any political motivation,” Cheney told ABC News when asked. Raid by Mar-a-Lago FBI Agents,

“I was ashamed to hear that Republicans immediately attacked FBI agents and executed the search warrant. I was disgusted when I learned that President Trump had issued the names of the agents when he did not issue a search warrant. was released, and it has now led to violence,” Cheney said in the interview, which aired Sunday.

“It’s a really dangerous moment,” she said.

on his heels Congress’s primary lossCheney also said she would work with bipartisan political leaders to ensure that Trump never again takes the country’s highest office.

“I think, I think we have to make sure he’s not our nominee,” Cheney told ABC News.

Former US President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) held at Hilton Anatole on August 06, 2022 in Dallas, Texas. CPAC began in 1974, and is a conference that brings together and hosts conservative organizations, activists, and world leaders to discuss current events and future political agendas.

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Cheney warned that characterizing Trump as rigging US elections is dangerous and disrupts the “fundamental work and principle at the heart of our constitutional republic”.

Referring to Trump’s 2020 presidential election defeat and then the storming of the US Capitol on January 6, Cheney said, “There is no way the nation, and in my view, forgive and put him in a position of power again. “

When asked about the January 6 committee, of which she serves as vice president, Cheney declined to say whether Trump would be called to testify.

“I don’t want to make any announcement about it this morning. I think it’s very important. As I said in the first hearing and the second hearing. His talks with our committee will be under oath,” she said.

Cheney said the committee is in discussions with former Vice President Mike Pence’s legal adviser.

“When the country has gone through a dire situation like this, everyone has an obligation to be informed as it moves forward. So I hope he does,” Cheney said.