07 October 2022,   09:22
Pelosi says FBI raid on Trump was a major step and that “no person is above the law”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi described the FBI raid on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home as a major step, and said that not even a former president is “above the law”.

She was interviewed about the Monday raid on NBC’s “Today” show, where she was asked by host Savannah Guthrie if the search struck her as a “pretty serious step” for the Department of Justice to take. Pelosi replied: “Yes I think it does”.

Guthrie also asked Pelosi about comments by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who said Republicans would investigate the Department of Justice over the raid “when Republicans take back the House”.

Pelosi disputed that McCarthy would be able to do that, claiming that Democrats would win the House. (Models, including by the polling site FiveThirtyEight, suggest the Republicans will indeed retake the House).

“But nonetheless, we believe in the rule of law, and that’s what our country is about and no person is above the law, not even the president of the United States, not even a former president of the United States”, - Nancy Pelosi said.