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Cuellar says ‘no wrongdoing’ on his element right after it is really discovered he is not focus on of FBI probe


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Rep. Henry Cuellar Thursday said he expects a federal probe that included an FBI raid on his house and office environment will demonstrate “no wrongdoing” on his part just after news very last week that he’s not a target of the investigation.

I have all the respect for regulation enforcement. I have bought 3 brothers who are peace officers, so I definitely have that regard,” Cuellar, D-Texas advised WHD News Electronic. “We will continue on doing work with them, cooperating. But I feel, at the conclusion of the day, it displays that there will be no wrongdoing.”

REP. HENRY CUELLAR NOT A Focus on OF DOJ INVESTIGATION THAT Saw HIS Home AND Workplace RAIDED, Lawyer States

Cuellar’s home and place of work have been raided in January in connection with an investigation. The FBI declined to comment at the time. ABC News noted at the time that the investigation included the state of Azerbaijan and some American businessmen.  

U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, speaks on southern border security and illegal immigration during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol July 30, 2021, in Washington. 

U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, speaks on southern border stability and unlawful immigration during a news convention at the U.S. Capitol July 30, 2021, in Washington. 
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Past 7 days, WHD News initially noted that Cuellar was informed he’s not the focus on of the investigation. 

“Around the final several months, the Justice Section, in a discussion I had with the prosecutor, allow me know that Congressman Cuellar is not a concentrate on of this investigation,” Joshua Berman, Cuellar’s attorney, explained to WHD News Electronic. 

“We are now concentrating closely on the campaign,” Cuellar extra Thursday. “We want to make positive that we get this election versus an opponent that’s supported by the left wing of the Democratic Celebration. We will get this election and then shift on to the November and gain that 1 also.”

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Cueller is in the center of a hotly-contested runoff election versus progressive prospect Jessica Cisneros for the Democratic nomination in Texas’ 28th Congressional District. Cisneros just about defeat Cuellar in the 2020 major and is functioning all over again with the backing of higher-profile liberals like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. 

Cisneros is one particular of the most substantial-profile candidates backed by the Justice Democrats PAC, which helped Ocasio-Cortez and other firebrand Democrats like Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., defeat a lot more reasonable incumbents in primaries. 

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Cuellar, in the meantime, is leaning into his centrist brand name as he pushes back again on President Biden’s border insurance policies, in particular the lifting of Title 42. Cuellar said the transfer to roll again the Trump-period pandemic plan, which allows for the speedy deportation of quite a few migrants encountered at the border, will tax border communities in his district. 

“Seniors to landowners to general public officers — both equally at the town and the county — are expressing, ‘Look, we want to treat the migrants with respect and dignity, but you just can not have them just rush in in big quantities,'” Cuellar stated Thursday. “They are processed, they’re introduced or taken over to bus stations or other destinations, airports. … So you know who carries the burden of using treatment of people people? It is really likely to be the neighborhood communities, the regional not-for-earnings.”

WHD News David Spunt and Paul Best contributed to this report. 

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