Jan 20, 2022 - Politics & Policy

FBI conducts "court-authorized" search of Rep. Henry Cuellar's home

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Rep. Henry Cuellar. Photo: Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images

The FBI said it conducted a "court-authorized" search on Wednesday in the area of the Texas home of Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas).

State of play: "The FBI was present in the vicinity of Windridge Drive and Estate Drive in Laredo conducting court-authorized law enforcement activity," an FBI spokesperson told Axios, adding that they "cannot provide further comment on an ongoing investigation."

  • Several federal vehicles and two dozen agents were seen going "in and out" of Cuellar's residence on Wednesday afternoon, according to The Monitor, a local Texas newspaper that first reported the story. Agents were also seen outside of his campaign office.

What they're saying: "Congressman Cuellar will fully cooperate in any investigation. He is committed to ensuring that justice and the law are upheld," a spokesperson for Cuellar said.

Background: Cuellar, a moderate Democrat, has served in the House for Texas' 28th congressional district since 2005.

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