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FBI agents descend on Rep. Henry Cuellar’s Texas mansion in an ongoing investigation

Mystery as FBI agents descend on Rep. Henry Cuellar’s mansion in an ‘ongoing investigation’: Texas Democrat who slammed Biden and Harris over border chaos says he will fully cooperate

  • FBI agents were seen photographing vehicles at Cuellar’s home in Laredo
  • Bureau would only confirm it is conducting an ‘ongoing investigation’
  • Cuellar said in a statement that he will ‘fully cooperate in any investigation’
  • The nature of the investigation remains a mystery closely guarded by the FBI
  • Cuellar is a Democrat who has harshly criticized Biden’s border policies
  • He has also called VP Kamala Harris ineffective in her role as ‘border czar’ 


FBI agents have been spotted conducting a ‘court-authorized’ investigation at the Texas home of United States Representative Henry Cuellar, who has vowed to cooperate fully. 

Federal agents were seen inside and around Cuellar’s mansion in Laredo on Wednesday, where they took photos of trucks parked in the circular drive out front, The Monitor reported. 

In a statement, the FBI remained tight-lipped about the reason for the visit, but confirmed that it was part of an ‘ongoing investigation.’ 

‘The FBI was present in the vicinity of Windridge Drive and Estate Drive in Laredo conducting court-authorized law enforcement activity,’ a Bureau spokesperson said. ‘The FBI cannot provide further comment on an ongoing investigation.’ 

FBI agents have been spotted conducting a ‘court-authorized’ investigation at the Texas home of United States Representative Henry Cuellar

Federal agents were seen inside and around Cuellar's mansion in Laredo (above in a file photo) on Wednesday, where they took photos of trucks parked in the circular drive out front

Federal agents were seen inside and around Cuellar’s mansion in Laredo (above in a file photo) on Wednesday, where they took photos of trucks parked in the circular drive out front

Cuellar, a nine-term Democrat who has harshly criticized the Biden administration over its border policies, vowed in a statement to cooperate with any probe. 

‘Congressman Cuellar will fully cooperate in any investigation. He is committed to ensuring that justice and the law are upheld,’ his office said.

It’s unclear whether the FBI was investigating threats against Cuellar, or pursuing a probe in which he is a subject or target. 

Public records show that Cuellar purchased his luxurious Laredo home in 2010.

The 6,000-square-foot, five-bedroom home in a gated community is valued at $825,000 currently by Realtor.com.

Cuellar, who represents much of the Rio Grande Valley in Texas, has been a vocal critic of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris for their handling of a surge of illegal crossings at the border.

Cuellar said last month that he's done trying to work with 'border czar' Harris on migration issues, after she allegedly snubbed him on her border visit (above) last year

Cuellar said last month that he’s done trying to work with ‘border czar’ Harris on migration issues, after she allegedly snubbed him on her border visit (above) last year 

Cuellar, who represents much of the Rio Grande Valley in Texas, has been a vocal critic of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on their handling of border issues

Cuellar, who represents much of the Rio Grande Valley in Texas, has been a vocal critic of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on their handling of border issues

Cuellar said last month that he’s done trying to work with ‘border czar’ Harris on migration issues, as Border Patrol agents continue to record a surge in encounters with people crossing the border illegally.

‘I say this very respectfully to her: I moved on,’ Cuellar told The New York Times earlier in the week. 

‘She was tasked with that job, it doesn’t look like she’s very interested in this, so we are going to move on to other folks that work on this issue.’ 

Cuellar’s gripes originated when Harris said she’d be visiting the border in June and a phone call from his office to hers went unreturned, he said.

Cuellar was also among the bloc of moderate House Democrats who sided against Speaker Nancy Pelosi last year to insist on passage of Biden’s infrastructure bill, which progressive hoped to hold back to force passage of a broader $3 trillion social spending package. 

The infrastructure bill succeeded with bipartisan support, but the broader package remains stuck in Congress due to the objections of moderate Democrats.  

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