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Democrat Nancy Pelosi comments on the FBI raid of Trump's Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach as do several Republican allies of the former president, including U.S. Rep Jim Jordan of Ohio....By editor Kathy Wray Coleman iof

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By Kathy Wray Coleman, associate publisher, editor-in-chief

PALM BEACH, Florida- The FBI raided former president Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort residence in Palm Beach, Florida on Monday seeking classified documents and evidence of wrongdoing during his presidency, the raid the result of the execution of a search warrant that has the former president's Republican allies in an upheaval and media across the country in a frenzy.

It is the first time in American history that a search warrant has been executed against a former president and it was issued on the anniversary date of Richard Nixon’s Aug 4, 1974 resignation, which followed the Watergate scandal.

Democrats in Washington are elated as they renew the push for the Justice Department to bring criminal charges against the former president, a real estate mogul and former television personality who twice survived impeachment proceedings and was ousted in 2020 by now president Joe Biden, a  Democrat who was vice president under former president Barack Obama, a two-term president and the nation's first Black president.

"To have a warrant, you need justification. And that says that no one is above the law, not even a president or a former president of the United States," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., told MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

Pelosi said that the government raid on Trump's home is a step in the right direction.

"We believe in the rule of law. That's what our country is about," Pelosi said in an interview with NBC's "Today" show.

The now infamous FBI raid on Trump's elaborate Florida compound comes during speculation that he intends to announce shortly that he will run for president in 2024 It also comes hardly two weeks after the Jan. 6 committee that is investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol recessed until next month.

Trump, however, was not at home at his resort in Florida and was at Trump Tower in New York City when the raid occurred. He said that it is nothing more than a witch hunt and released a statement saying that he too is shocked at the actions undertaken by the FBI and the Justice Department under U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland..

"My beautiful home, Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, is currently under siege, raided, and occupied by a large group of FBI agents," Trump said in a statement Monday evening.

The former president owns the 650,000 square feet resort and also has a mansion on the multi-million dollar property, a place he sometimes retreated to with his family when he was president and home to some 29 other billionaires.

Trump's lawyers had been in negotiations with government officials over the classified documents, or what the federal government says are classified documents. Those documents were the target of the raid, sources said, a raid that left Trump's home office and bedroom in disarray.

Valued By Forbes Magazine at $160 million in 2018, Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate is, no doubt, beautiful, and it is the second largest mansion in the state of Florida.

Congressional and Senate Republicans lined up against the FBI raid and in support of the former president as the midterm elections near and the battle for control of the House of Representatives and U.S.Senate looms on.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., tweeted  that  "I've seen enough,"  and controversial U.S. Rep Marjorie Greene of Georgia, Sen Marco Rubio of Florida, and Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio were among Republicans who joined McCarthy in expressing dismay, Jordan saying in a statement that "this is what happens in third world countries."

A senior member of the U.S. Senate Sen Lindsey Grahamlled the raid on the former president problematic and said that "nobody is above the law." He said also that he believes it was unnecessary

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Last Updated on Monday, 15 August 2022 00:15


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The annual11th Congressional District Caucus Parade is Monday, September 2

11th Congressional District Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge, a Warrensville Heights Democrat who also chairs the Congressional Black Caucus of Blacks in Congress. waives to the crowd last year at the annual 11th Congressional District Caucus Parade.  This year's parade kicks off on Monday, September 2 on Cleveland's east side at 10:00 am from E. 149th Street and Kinsman Road and ends at Luke Easter Park where the picnic will begin. The event will be replete with political speeches and entertainment from various sources, including local musicians and bands. The well-attended caucus parade was initiated by Democrat Louis Stokes, the retired congressman before Fudge, and the tradition was furthered by the late Democratic Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones, Fudges' predecessor. Stokes was the first Black congressperson from Ohio and Tubbs Jones was the first Black congresswoman from Ohio