Gov. Ricketts calls for transparency after FBI’s raid of Mar-a-Lago

LINCOLN, Neb (KLKN) — Gov. Pete Ricketts addressed the FBI’s raid of Former President Donald Trump’s Florida home during a press conference on Monday.

The governor echoed many other Republicans’ reactions to the search of Mar-a-Lago, calling for increased transparency from the Department of Justice and FBI on why they chose to conduct a raid.

“For example, having the affidavits that supported the search warrant,” Ricketts said. “Both the Department of Justice and the FBI have a recent track record of appearing to be politically motivated.”

Ricketts said the FBI also mishandled the Steele Dossier, the wiretapping of Trump campaign aide Carter Page and Hillary Clinton’s private email server.

Considering the remarkable circumstances of the raid, the governor believes the DOJ and FBI should have remarkable evidence to justify their actions.

“In my opinion, it ought to be pretty serious to take the unprecedented step of raiding a former president’s residence,” he said. “And if it’s not, AG (Merrick) Garland and Director (Christopher) Wray need to resign.”

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