President Joe Biden ignored questions from reporters Tuesday regarding the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s raid on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-A-Largo home.
The president can be seen walking by reporters and ignoring their questions on the topic the day after agents raided the former president’s Florida residence.
“President Biden, what did Attorney General Merrick Garland tell you about the Trump raid?” a reporter can be heard yelling to the president as he posed for a photo and “God Bless America” plays in the background.
Reporter: "President Biden, what did Attorney General Garland tell you about the Trump raid?" pic.twitter.com/UnB1UZ34sm
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“Did you know about it in advance?” CNN’s Kaitlan Collins can be heard asking as he leaves the room. Biden continues smiling and walks right by Collins and a slew of other reporters without responding or stopping.
Biden walks past dozens of journalists, but refuses to address his own DOJ/FBI's raid on President Trump's home pic.twitter.com/1Ii4A0MzrB
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Trump announced the raid in a lengthy statement on Monday, decrying the FBI’s actions as politicized and targeted.
“These are dark times for our Nation, as 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 wrote. “Nothing like this has ever happened to a President of the United States before.”
A senior administration official has reportedly said that the White House had “no advance knowledge” of the raid, adding that “Some learned from old media some from social media.”
The White House did not immediately respond to requests for comment from The Daily Wire.
Agents reportedly took numerous boxes and documents from Trump’s home as part of an investigation into whether he mishandled classified national security information. The former president’s Secret Service agents were made aware of the raid only moments before it took place, and though Trump was in New York City when it occurred, his lawyers were present.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) warned Attorney General Merrick Garland on Monday evening to prepare for Republicans to win back control of the House, warning that Garland will have to answer to Congress about the raid.
“I’ve seen enough,” McCarthy said in a statement. “The Department of Justice has reached an intolerable state of weaponized politicization. When Republicans take back the House, we will conduct immediate oversight of this department, follow the facts, and leave no stone unturned.”
“Attorney General Garland, preserve your documents and clear your calendar,” he added.
Ryan Saavedra contributed to this report.