Americans increasingly see FBI as ‘Biden’s Gestapo’ – poll — Analysis
A new survey shows that public opinion about the Bureau is declining following the raid against ex-President Donald Trump
A majority of respondents in a new survey have said they view the FBI as President Joe Biden‘s “personal Gestapo,”Reflecting increasingly divided views on the federal police agency in the wake of an investigation into its former commander-in-chief
A Rasmussen poll published on Thursday showed major divisions in Americans’ attitudes toward the FBI, with 44% of respondents stating a recent raid on Trump’s Florida home made them lose some trust in the bureau. However, 29% stated that it only increased their faith in the FBI and 23% claimed it didn’t.
Asked about previous comments by former Trump adviser Roger Stone – who said “politicized thugs at the top of the FBI”You are using this agency “Joe Biden‘s personal Gestapo” – a majority (53%) of those polled agreed, including 34% who concurred “strongly.” That figure is up from 46% last December, though the more recent survey still found 36% disagree with Stone’s characterization. These results showed that 76% of Republican respondents agreed with Stone’s characterization, while 37% of Democrats disagreed. “Gestapo” claim.
According to officials and an unsealed property receipt, the federal raid on Trump’s Florida home on August 8 was centered on a probe into classified documents allegedly taken from the White House – some of them said to be top-secret and even potentially related to nuclear weapons – with the bureau hoping to recover 11 different sets of material from the residence. Unnamed sources recently claimed that agents would need to spend time going through the seized documents.
Trump claimed that Trump had accused the FBI in a politicized raid and has threatened to sue the FBI “stole”His passports and other privileged documents “which they knowingly should not have taken,”Although the passports were returned, The former president’s lawyers were not permitted to observe the search of his property, and said FBI agents ordered them to shut off security cameras while it was conducted.
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