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Slim Majority of Voters Say FBI’s Search of Trump’s Home Was Appropriate

Former President Trump

By Steve Neavling

A little more than half of registered voters believe the FBI’s search of former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home was appropriate, according to a new Wall Street Journal poll.

The poll found that 52% agreed with the statement that the search was “part of a legal and proper investigation” in trying to determine whether Trump wrongfully possessed classified documents. 

About 41% of respondents considered the search as “just another example of the endless witch hunt and harassment the Democrats and Biden administration continue to pursue against former President Trump.”

When asked if they believed the search was part of a “witch hunt,” about 80% of Republicans said they did, compared to about a third of independents and 5% of Democrats. 

Just over half of the respondents – 51% – said the search would not affect whether they’ll vote in the midterms in November. 

About 64% of Republicans said the search would make them more likely to vote in November. 

Last month, the FBI searched Mar-a-Lago as part of an investigation into the potential mishandling of classified documents.

Earlier this week, the Justice Department said it has evidence that classified documents were “likely concealed and removed” from a room in the Florida resort and “that efforts were likely taken to obstruct the government’s investigation.”

FBI Agents Association Says Rank-And-File Agents Still Support Wray, Dispute Report

FBI Director Christopher Wray, via FBI.

By Steve Neavling

The FBI Agents Association rejected claims in a Washington Times story that the bureau’s rank-and-file agents want Director Christopher Wray to resign.

In a story Tuesday, The Washington Times alleged that “rank-and-file FBI agents say they cannot see how FBI Director Christopher A. Wray stays in his position after The Washington Times’ exclusive report about a senior bureau official stepping down stepping down under scrutiny for suspected political bias affecting investigations.”

In a statement to The Washington Times on Thursday, Brian O’Hare, president of the FBI Agents Association, said most agents still support Wray. 

“Attempts to politicize FBI Agents’ work and divide our team should be rejected. While some claim to speak on behalf of FBI Agents, only the FBI Agents Association, representing more than 90 percent of active duty Special Agents, serves as the voice for these Agents,” O’Hare said.

“It is with this voice that FBIAA acknowledges the important partnerships that field Agents have with Director Wray and Bureau leadership, prosecutors making charging decisions, state and local law enforcement, and the private sector. FBI Agents work hard every day to protect the public and our Constitution. With a clear eye on our mission, we remain confident in Director Wray, his leadership team, and our Agents,” he said.

The Washington Times is a conservative-leaning publication.