CNN anchor Brianna Keilar asks GOP Rep. Mike Turner if he would take home confidential documents like Trump

Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH) on Sunday wanted to know if the boxes allegedly brought to Mar-a-Lago were former President Donald Trump actually classified and argued that only inspection of the top-secret documents would prove whether the FBI should raid Trump’s Sunshine State home.

Not that Turner should ever have to worry, he says he does not take home any secret documents.

“Are you taking documents marked as special access?” CNN anchor Brianna Keilar asked Turner on CNNs state of the nation.

“No,” Turner replied.

That was often the case with Turner’s heated interview on Sunday, his second back-and-forth on the network in the last week. Meanwhile, the GOP House Intelligence Committee member repeatedly condemned the FBI and Justice Department’s decision to raid the former president’s home on Monday … while admitting it he would not have complicit in Trump’s alleged conduct.

Keilar urged Turner’s double standards approach, as Turner applied some mental gymnastics to question whether the documents even posed a threat to national security. If not, he said, that wouldn’t justify an hours-long raid. But he admitted he didn’t know.

“[The DOJ] had concerns that this could be a threat to national security. If you doubt that, you have evidence that it did Not a national security threat?” Keilar asked.

“We don’t have to speculate,” Turner said. “We have all the clearances. Congress has all supervisory powers. All Attorney Garland has to do is comply with the law and provide us with this information. let’s check Show us the goods.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Keilar Turner pressed on his earlier condemnation of Hillary Clinton for her handling of classified information. She asked why he doesn’t hold Trump to the same standard, to which Turner claimed Trump is not involved in ongoing diplomacy due to the “static” nature of paper documents. Again, Keilar asked how Turner could claim that without evidence.

“How do you know they don’t last? You haven’t been told what you want to be told about,” she said. “How can you know?”

Turner couldn’t answer. “Papers are static. These are not ongoing data communications and data transfers that went through Clinton’s servers,” he said. “They didn’t raid her house. They raided his house.”

Turner tried to back up some of the GOP’s party theories about the raid, including Trump’s claim that all the documents were released solely because they came into his possession before he left office. He also suggested that Garland — “whose own personal career was derailed en route to the Supreme Court by Donald Trump himself” — may not have conducted the raid fairly given Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was six on his Supreme Court nomination had held back years ago.

Still, Turner admitted he had no answers to back up his insinuations. Instead, he called on the Justice Department to defend the “intrusive” raid and make the documents available to the House Intelligence Committee.

“Show us the goods,” he said. CNN anchor Brianna Keilar asks GOP Rep. Mike Turner if he would take home confidential documents like Trump


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