Republicans defended former President Donald Trump when he reportedly attempted to use the power of the U.S. presidency to extort Ukraine into smearing then-presidential candidate Joe Biden in the middle of the 2020 presidential campaign, acquitting him during his first Senate impeachment trial.
Now, GOP lawmakers and conservative commentators are up in arms about the FBI raid on Trump’s home in Florida on Monday, accusing Biden of personally directing the Department of Justice to go after his political opponents.
The White House repeatedly denied that Biden had any involvement or knowledge of the search on Tuesday.
“The president was not briefed, did not ― was not aware of it. No. No one at the White House was given a heads up. No, that did not happen,” White House Press Secretary Karine Jeane-Pierre said.
“The Justice D...