US congressman’s home raided by FBI — Analysis
On Thursday, FBI agents visited the residence and office of Representative Henry Cuellar (D.Texas), to issue a warrant in connection with a broad inquiry into international financial issues targeting Azerbaijan.
Agents were seen outside Cuellar’s home in Laredo on Wednesday evening, loading large bags, plastic bins, and a computer into a federal vehicle, according to local media. Some agents were logging items. There were more than twenty-six agents who went in and out the house.
Other US businessmen are also thought to be involved in the inquiry. Cuellar served as the co-chair for the Congressional Azerbaijan Caucus. He had previously met officials of the country, such as Elin Suleymanov its ambassador. Cuellar has not been identified by the federal grand jury.
The Texas Democrat has been a vocal critic of the Biden administration and its border policy, lambasting the president for the impotence of his “Words” as opposed to taking action in stopping the flow of humans across the border.
“Organizations, criminal groups, make billions and bring people over to make lots of money.,” Cuellar told Fox News during an appearance in March last year. “So the organizations are going to move around, and you’ve got to have certain processes in place. People will stop continuing if you don’t..”
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