Trump news – live: Poll says majority of Americans back Mar-a-Lago raid as Pence rebukes GOP for FBI attacks

As a new poll shows the majority of Americans support the FBI’s raid on the Trump Palm Beach estate, today will see a court hearing on whether or not to unseal the affidavit that provided justification for the search.

The Department of Justice has rebuffed demands to release the document, warning that it could “chill” future efforts to secure witness cooperation.

Meanwhile, Mike Pence used an appearance in New Hampshire to distance himself from attacks on law enforcement in the wake of the raid, telling his audience that “calls to defund the FBI are just as wrong as calls to defund the police”.

The former vice president also said he would consider testifying before the 6 January select committee if invited.

“If there’s an invitation to participate, I would consider it,” he remarked on Wednesday morning. “It would be unprecedented in history for a Vice President to be summoned to testify on Capitol Hill, but as I’ve said, I don’t wanna prejudge.”

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