Ashley Moody sounds-off about FBI raid of Mar-a-Lago

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Fox News and Fox Business viewers heard from the Florida AG.

Attorney General Ashley Moody continues to vent about the recent FBI raid of former President Donald Trump.

In two interviews recorded since the Mar-a-Lago raid, the Plant City Republican railed against the Joe Biden administration and the federal investigators who raided the Trump compound without tipping off Tallahassee first.

On Tuesday morning, Moody told Fox Business viewers she was not informed of the raid.

“No, and that’s not uncommon. Of course, you have federal cases and state cases, so that’s not uncommon,” Moody said. “What is uncommon, and I can tell you this as a former federal prosecutor, is a raid by dozens of FBI agents over what we hear presumably is a document dispute.”

“I can tell you that is not common in these types of investigations,” Moody added. “And I’m urging for the sake of the independence and integrity of our law enforcement institutions that (U.S. Attorney General) Merrick Garland and (FBI Director) Christopher Wray come out very soon and start being transparent with Americans.”

That transparency should address the tough tactics used, Moody urged.

“Why this was necessary? Why this had to be done in a raid fashion as opposed to subpoenas? Why a search warrant? I mean, these are very important issues and I think this needs to be done immediately,” Moody said.

Moody stressed that while reporting suggests this is just a “document dispute,” more details are needed to “quell this uprising of if this is political in nature.”

“Right now, you have a lot of people talking, and we don’t know,” Moody said.

“You have to have some sort of credibility with this law enforcement institution, the FBI,” Moody urged. “They must come out and release this to be transparent. Discuss exactly why this type of action was taken when it could have been done with subpoenas.”

Moody offered a similar take Monday night on the Fox News Channel’s “Ingraham Angle,” notably vexed about a lack of forewarning to Tallahassee from Washington on a “very shocking day” in Florida.

“You expect the FBI will treat everyone the same, every case the same,” Moody said.

The Trump compound raid, which has become global news since Monday night, was first reported by Florida Politics publisher Peter Schorsch.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


13 comments

  • Dave

    August 9, 2022 at 9:09 am

    Trumpism is a criminal ideology… evidenced by some of the anti law and order, anti rule of law, pro crime comments we are seeing from Trumpists and some other Republicans. Also FOX News AkA Fake News is spewing pro crime propaganda. Now Moody is furious? Why isn’t she furious with Orange Hitler? He’s the crook..not law enforcement.

    • John Doe

      August 10, 2022 at 9:01 am

      IF you were truly for “the rule of law” then you would be appalled by the fact that Republicans get one form of justice, while connected Democraps get an entirely different set of “Just Us.” But you aren’t really into the rule of law, you just want to see your side win. Guess what, chump. They off the useful idiots first when leftists seize power. Now guess what you are…

  • tom palmer

    August 9, 2022 at 9:18 am

    What about the state’s raid on DeSantis political enemy Rebekkah Jones? Party hack. I’d bet a lot of newspaper editorial boards who endorsed her are embarrassed now.

  • Joe Corsin

    August 9, 2022 at 9:28 am

    You’ll notice that it’s never the Orange Shlong who is reaping the consequences of his own actions. It is Trump who is always the “victim of random unfortunate circumstances” or “persecution” or “unfair treatment.” By God I tell you there is no accountability in the Republican Party and they feel that the laws don’t apply to party members or at least they convey that to their voters. What sort of example does this set? I tell you Trumpism is a criminal ideology. Don’t hand me this law and order crap MOODY. You’ve lost you GD minds .

  • Richard Bruce

    August 9, 2022 at 9:43 am

    Exactly what law(s) has President Trump violated and what evidence is there?

    • Elliott Offen

      August 9, 2022 at 9:48 am

      That’s the first thing you people always say. The second thing you people always say after the evidence shows he’s a crook and a liar is, “Fake news, terrible government, political persecution.” It’s never the Orange Shlong… always someone or something else. GOP is the party of accountability, rule of law, law and order for everyone else but not themselves.

    • PeterH

      August 9, 2022 at 10:26 am

      You have no authority to interfere in an investigation. The Search Warrant is required when targets of a criminal investigation MAY HAVE THE INTENT TO DESTROY EVIDENCE THEY HAD NO RIGHT TO REMOVE FROM GOVERNMENT PROPERTY. Trump had no authority to remove 15 cases of ANY PAPERWORK from the White House.

  • PeterH

    August 9, 2022 at 10:21 am

    Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody is a non-partisan elected official. Her job is to support local and Federal law enforcement. She does not represent DeSantis or the GQP.

    DeSantis should fire her for political statements made on Fox. That is his job as Governor!

    Vote Republicans out of office. They think they are above the law.

    • Joe Corsin

      August 9, 2022 at 11:50 am

      Conservatism and Republicanism is now intertwined so partisan orientation is inevitable you see? This is what happens when a political party becomes saturated with right wing ideology. It becomes corrupt and unethical in many ways…and the backlash against the backlash just pushes the party further and further to the right. It’s a runaway fascist party…

  • Just a comment

    August 9, 2022 at 6:37 pm

    No the CIA and fbi does nothing for you and yes get to close they can put you

  • Marylou

    August 10, 2022 at 7:32 am

    What irresponsible comments by ash. Trump has a copy of the warrant—- he can be as transparent as he wants to be. She’s trying to stir up another jan6 riot, where more MAGAs can be lied into going to jail or being killed.

  • A. M. Gannon

    August 10, 2022 at 2:51 pm

    Ashley Moody needs to recognize she represents all the people of Florida. She is a hack for special interests and her side kick the governor. Can we at least get an Attorney General who understands what the rule of law mean. How about representing the people of Florida instead of her interests.

  • rasta

    August 10, 2022 at 2:55 pm

    Ash Moody should not blab on Fix Entertainment in such an irresponsible manner. She should respect the rights of our Grifter in Chief, who is the subject of a search warrant and not demand that Federal officials comment publicly about the matter. Tramp is grifting over the search, duh. He could publish the warrant and Ash and everyone could see what was searched for. Ash should be asking Tramp for action, it’s his rights that are at issue. As for the basis for the issuance of the warrant, neither the Judge nor the Justice Department can lawfully speak to that now. Perhaps the FBI found evidence of a crime; perhaps not. So, Ash, stay tuned to see if an indictment or an arrest warrant follow the search warrant. If I had to bet, my money would be on Tramp being convicted of multiple crimes. He’s a crass act and poops in his own adult diapers- gross. He’s a shameless liar. He’s an embarrassment to our Nation. Oh, and he lost the election fair and square but lacks the grace and dignity to accept the will of the majority of voters.

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