Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has poked fun at former FBI agent Peter Strozok after he criticized her for selling “Defund the FBI” t-shirts online.
It follows Monday’s FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago, Donald Trump’s Florida vacation spot.
According to the search warrant used for the operation, the former president is under investigation for possible violations of the Espionage Act and other laws.
Strozok, a former counterterrorism worker, discussed the impact of anti-FBI rhetoric from prominent Republicans in the wake of the raid.
He said: “At the end of the day you go home to the news; you go home to the family, you go home to the neighbors. The people you talk to every day hear the news and hear these things.
“There’s no way, try as you might and just focus on the work ahead that you don’t hear from Marjorie Taylor Greene selling t-shirts to frustrate the FBI, you don’t hear senators propose that the FBI would go on a search site and maybe hide evidence just because the FBI is doing it. No way does that creep on the fringes of the conversation about the consciousness of all the good men and women of the FBI.
Marjorie Taylor Green, who suggested Tuesday the FBI could have planted “evidence” against President Trump, hit back on Twitter Saturday morning.
She wrote: “Sounds like Peter’s neighbors are fans of mine.
“Peter should hear what everyone in my district is saying about him and the Russian collusion scam that has cost taxpayers over $32 million. You’re a size too big, right Peter?”
Sources involved in the investigation said so The Washington Post that some of the material in Trump’s home was feared to contain confidential information about America’s nuclear weapons program.
After the reports, the former president quickly hit out, calling the claims a “hoax”.
The FBI removed 11 sets of documents from Mar-a-Lago following Monday’s raid, the first ever as part of a criminal investigation into an ex-president’s home.
Some of the papers found were marked “TS/SCI,” meaning they could cause “extraordinarily serious” damage to US national security if they fall into the wrong hands, according to the BBC.
On Friday, a statement from Trump’s office said he had declassified the documents as president, although independent legal experts have disputed this.
The statement said: “He had a standing order that documents removed from the Oval Office and brought to the residence were considered declassified.
“The power to classify and declassify documents rests solely with the President of the United States.
“The idea that a bureaucratic bureaucrat with classification authority delegated by the President has to approve the declassification is absurd.”
news week Marjorie Taylor Greene has reached out for comment.
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