It was a small victory for President Trump when James Comey was fired from his position as the FBI’s Director. However, the GOP’s problems are from over.
On Thursday, WBAL-TV, a local Maryland news outlet, revealed that a raid was being carried out by FBI agents at a GOP fundraising/consulting firm in Annapolis. The specific firm has not been named.
WBAL-TV reporter Jayne Miller tweeted on Thursday morning that she had learned of the raid, which was confirmed by FBI representatives.
‘Developing: FBI confirms agents are executing a search warrant at the office of GOP Fundraiser/Consulting firm in Annapolis.’
Miller has continued to tweet about developments as they’ve arisen. About 30 minutes after her initial tweet, Miller revealed that the investigation was not being run locally, but out of Washington, D.C.
‘FBI investigation of GOP fundraising firm in Annapolis is run out of Washington, not a local case.’
She also shared some more information about the firm, which represents GOP candidates from around the country.
‘Annapolis firm targeted by FBI touted for pioneering the use of technology in political campaigns. Represents GOP candidates nationwide.’
As the story is still developing, few details are available at this time. However, the timing of the raid has caused many to question whether or not it has any connection to the Comey’s recent dismissal or, more widely, to the investigation into Trump’s Russia ties.
Between dealing with the results of Comey’s firing and covering the hearing for acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, no major news networks have picked up the story yet. However, many people have already taken to Twitter to try and spread the word.
Some have tweeted at prominent news personalities, including MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, GQ’s Keith Olbermann, and Media Matters for America’s Eric Boehlert.
Other have tweeted more generally about the raid, expressing their desire for it to not get buried by other stories.
Hopefully, either through Miller or another outlet, more details about the raid will be shared soon, and there will be further evidence that Republicans, not Hillary Clinton, are the ones who are truly “crooked.”