Feds began issuing a flurry of subpoenas seeking records related to Democrat Rep. Henry Cuellar, his wife Imelda and campaign staffers.
As reported earlier this week, more than two dozen FBI agents descended on Democrat Rep. Henry Cuellar’s Laredo, Texas home on Wednesday.
The FBI was also present at Cuellar’s campaign office in Laredo.
“Congressman Cuellar will fully cooperate in any investigation. He is committed to ensuring that justice and the law are upheld,” his office said.
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The FBI refused to comment on the ongoing investigation.
Rep. Cuellar, a nine-term Texas Democrat lawmaker who represents an area along the US-Mexico border, has lashed out at both Joe Biden and Kamala Harris for allowing illegal aliens to pour over the border.
“I’ve moved on from the vice president to say, ‘OK, let’s work with the ambassadors and let’s work with the State Department. Let’s work with the Homeland Secretary,’” Cuellar said before the holidays.
“I think that’s the way to address it, but I know that the media has put a lot of focus on the vice president, but with all due respect, she was given that title. I don’t think she’s, with all due respect, put the effort in there…We’ve got to look at other folks that have the expertise on that,” he added.
Now the subpoenas are flying.
ABC News reported:
The federal grand jury probe that led to the raid of Democratic Congressman Henry Cuellar’s home and office in Texas this week has begun issuing subpoenas, seeking records about a wide array of U.S. companies and advocacy organizations, many of them with ties to the former Soviet nation of Azerbaijan.
Among the information being sought, according to one subpoena reviewed by ABC News, are records related to the congressman, his wife Imelda, and at least one of his campaign staffers.
An attorney representing Cuellar, Joshua Berman, told ABC News that “the congressman and his family are fully cooperating” with the investigation. On Wednesday, after the FBI raids in Laredo, Texas, an aide to Cuellar said the congressman is “committed to ensuring that justice and the law are upheld.”
The subpoenas issued in recent days came from a federal grand jury in Washington, D.C.