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FBI agents gained access Wednesday with a warrant to the home of U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar, of the Democratic Party, as part of an investigation whose purpose has not been detailed, the federal police said Thursday.
“The FBI was present in the vicinity of Windridge Drive and Estate Drive in Laredo conducting court-authorized law enforcement activity. The FBI cannot provide further comment on an ongoing investigation,” the Federal Bureau of Investigation said in a statement.
The Monitor noted that the address published by the FBI corresponds to the home of Rep. Cuellar, to which more than 20 agents went on Wednesday afternoon and took items from the residence in their vehicles.
According to The Monitor, FBI agents also went to the congressman’s campaign office in Laredo.
For its part, Cuellar’s office issued a statement in which it pledged to “cooperate fully with the investigation” and to “ensure justice and the law are upheld.”
Cuellar represents in the House of Representatives the border 28th district of Texas, which includes Laredo, Nuevo Laredo, Rio Grande City and some suburbs of San Antonio.
The Hispanic congressman has represented that district for the Democratic Party since 2005 and is scheduled to run for re-election in November of this year.