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FBI Raids Rep. Cuellar's Home In Probe Related to Azerbaijan

The FBI raided the home and campaign office of Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) as part of a wide-ranging federal probe relating to the former Soviet state of Azerbaijan and several U.S. businessmen, ABC News reports. A federal grand jury in Washington, D.C., is investigating the matter, but it's unclear if Cuellar is a target of the probe. After FBI agents executed a search warrant at Cuellar's home in Laredo, Tx., an aide to Cuellar said the congressman "will fully cooperate in any investigation."

An FBI spokesperson emphasized that any "law enforcement activity" at Cuellar's home and campaign office was "court-authorized." Cuellar, who represents the 28th Congressional District along the U.S.-Mexico border, has been in Congress since 2005. In recent years he has served as a co-chair of the Congressional Azerbaijan Caucus, and repeatedly met with Azerbaijan officials, including the ambassador of Azerbaijan, Elin Suleymanov. Over the past year, Cuellar has frequently criticized the Biden administration for some of its border-related policies.


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