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A year after the FBI ransacked Henry Cuellar’s home, no arrests, no answers.

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WASHINGTON. Last January, FBI agents raided US Rep. Henry Cuellar’s home and office in Laredo, leaving with a computer and plastic containers and bags of personal items. This stunning spectacle happened just a few weeks before a tough primary election.

The raid cast a shadow over a competitive election year for the longtime Democratic congressman who defended his seat against a progressive in the March primary and then a well-funded and coordinated Republican effort to change his seat in November. Cuellar emerged largely unscathed – winning his November re-election to a 10th term in a landslide.

A year later, there were no arrests or charges in this case. Cuellar claims he was never the subject of an investigation and will eventually be acquitted. And the public remains largely in the dark about what prompted the investigation.

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