Former Vice President Al Gore said he is “sure” the Department of Justice, the FBI, and Attorney General Merrick Garland acted totally appropriately in the raid of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, FL.
During an interview on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” Cooper asked, “I do briefly want to ask you about just what we learned today from the Department of Justice.”
“They removed 11 sets of classified documents from the former president’s Mar-a-Lago residence while executing a search warrant.”
“What is your reaction to all we’ve learned? Does this make sense to you why a former president would have such documents in his Florida mansion?”
Al Gore said, “No, it doesn’t. But I want to hasten to add, I don’t know the facts.”
“I’ll tell you what I do know, I know Merrick Garland, and I don’t know that our nation has ever had an attorney general who is more committed to doing things according to the book, according to the proper order,” Gore added.
“It’s unthinkable that he would take any kind of rash step or violate the regular order.”
“I have tremendous confidence in him, his probity, and everyone who knows him and has worked with him feels the same way,” he said.
“So, I’m sure the Justice Department and the FBI have acted entirely properly. We will learn more about the facts as they come out.”
Earlier this week, Trump revealed additional details on the circumstances surrounding the FBI’s raid of his Mar-a-Lago home.
As The Daily Fetched reported:
Trump said in a post on Truth Social on Aug. 10 – referencing boxes that may have been used to store presidential records in Mar-a-Lago:
“In early June, the DOJ and FBI asked my legal representatives to put an extra lock on the door leading to the place where boxes were stored in Mar-a-Lago – We agreed.”
“They were shown the secured area, and the boxes themselves,” Trump said.
“Then on Monday, without notification or warning, an army of agents broke into Mar-a-Lago, went to the same storage area, and ripped open the lock that they had asked to be installed. A surprise attack, POLITICS, and all the while our Country is going to HELL!” Trump said.
Trump’s statements raise more questions on the justification and appropriateness of the raid, which was carried out as part of a probe into whether Trump took presidential records with him after he left office.