Blackburn Hammers DOJ, Says It’s Targeting Conservatives

A U.S. senator from Tennessee has been hammering the Department of Justice (DOJ) for nearly a week after news broke that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) raided former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home.

“There are plenty of great people who work for the FBI and have worked for the FBI, but there is a cabal within the FBI that has politicized the agency, and they did this from the time Donald Trump came down the escalator and announced his campaign – they have been after him,” Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) said on Fox News. “So in some way, shape or form they cooked up this raid – they had [FBI Director] Christopher Wray agree with the raid – and of course [U.S. Attorney General] Merrick Garland signed off on this.”

“It is extraordinary and it is unprecedented because the Trump administration was negotiating with the FBI and [the National] Archives on documents,” Blackburn said. “This is something every administration does. You did not see the FBI raid the Obamas, the Clintons, the Bushes.

Blackburn demanded answers from the DOJ regarding the process of obtaining and authorizing the warrant to raid Trump’s home.

But Blackburn has also spent a week slamming the DOJ on her Twitter account, saying numerous times that it is targeting conservatives.

“Joe Biden is targeting his top political opponent. He did it in 2016, and he’s doing it again now,” she said Monday, referring to the Obama administration’s successful attempt to obtain a FISA warrant to monitor the Trump campaign in 2016.

“When the Department of Justice refuses to investigate Hunter Biden for its political nature but targets Biden’s top political opponent, we have a serious problem,” she said earlier Monday.

“It’s no coincidence that the Department of Justice continually targets conservatives. This is a deeply rooted problem that the left has been working toward,” she said Sunday on Twitter.

Before that, she said, “Americans shouldn’t have to fear the impartiality of our Justice Department.”

In total, The Tennessee Star counted nearly 30 tweets from Blackburn’s official account regarding the DOJ, FBI and the raid itself from the past week.

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Pete D’Abrosca is a reporter at The Tennessee Star and The Star News Network. Follow Pete on Twitter. Email tips to [email protected].
Photo “Marsha Blackburn” by Gage Skidmore. CC BY-SA 2.0. Background Photo “U.S. Department of Justice” by Coolcaesar. CC BY-SA 3.0.


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3 Thoughts to “Blackburn Hammers DOJ, Says It’s Targeting Conservatives”

  1. Jack

    Thank you Marsha for calling out the corruption of the FBI! Now it is time to start cutting their budget and abolish the FBI! Create a new more accountable agency! Make all federal employees “at Will”. No more civil service union protections. Start voting to decentralize the Washington DC swamp! Move the federal agencies out to the states! As an example homeland security to Texas! Commerce to the free state of Tennessee! Agriculture to Iowa! Break the bureaucracy up! Do your job and take budget action! Please take away the FBI airplane being used for personal vacations!

  2. John Doeman

    The sooner that Marsha Blackburn is political history the better. First she lost her looks then she lost her mind.

  3. Mark Knofler

    Senator One Bill SAYS a lot, but she does nothing. Time to move on Marsha.