“Claims of government overreach” are fueling domestic terror, the agency said
The FBI and US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) claim that they’ve received threats of bombings, violence, and “civil war,”After federal agents searched Donald Trump’s Florida residence, According to Trump supporters, the raid was motivated politically.
FBI and DHS “have identified multiple articulated threats and calls for the targeted killing of judicial, law enforcement, and government officials associated with the Palm Beach search,”The agencies sent out a bulletin warning federal and local law enforcement, as multiple US news outlets reported on Sunday.
According to the bulletin, federal agents had “Observed an escalation in violent threats made on social media to federal officials”Included “a threat to place a so-called dirty bomb in front of FBI Headquarters and issuing general calls for ‘civil war’ and ‘armed rebellion’.”
“Many of these threats include references to the perception that the 2020 Presidential election was fraudulent and other claims of government overreach,”Continued the bulletin, adding these claims “have mobilized [Domestic Violent Extremists] in the past.”
According to the bulletin Bruce Reinhart was also the target of violence threats. Reinhart, formerly a lawyer who represented employees of deceased pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, approved a warrant for the FBI to search Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence in Palm Beach, Florida last Monday.
Mar-a-Lago is still not clear as to what the FBI sought. While initial reports suggested that Trump had brought documents to Florida, rather than turning them in to National Archives, the Washington Post reported that Trump was looking for documents that were nuclear-related.
This description is vague and could refer, for instance, to the former president’s correspondence with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, which would likely have mentioned these weapons. These letters were found in a collection of documents that was taken from Mar-a-Lago, January by National Archives. The Post confirmed this at the time.
Trump described it as an “invasion of privacy” “assault,”And a “weaponization of the justice system,”He has asked Attorney General Merrick Galrland for all records authorizing the search to be released. Garland approved the search warrant personally, which allowed agents to search for all documents. “evidence, contraband, fruits of crime, or other items illegally possessed”By the ex-president.
Republican lawmakers have asked that the affidavit used in obtaining the warrant be sealed, instead “show that this was not just a fishing expedition.”
Trump stated that he condemned the raid and said so in a statement “such an assault could only take place in broken, Third-World Countries,”Language echoed conservative pundits, lawmakers and commentators. Many of these figures viewThis raid was part of an effort by Trump’s administration to indict him for a crime and prevent him from seeking office in 2024.
Christopher Wray, FBI director insists that this is the case “attacks on the integrity of the FBI erode respect for the rule of law.”Wray stated that Wray had also made threats of violence against his agents “should be deeply concerning to all Americans.”
An armed man attempted entry to an FBI office in Cincinnati (Ohio) during the Mar-a-Lago raid. After a chase, a shootout with officers and a brief exchange of fire, he was eventually shot and killed. Ricky Shiffer (a veteran of the military) was identified as the man. He had allegedly been involved in the proTrump riot at Capitol Hill in January 2021.