The FBI conducted an unprecedented search of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate on Monday. Other than a generic non-informative admittance of approval by AG Merrick Garland, the DOJ has been very silent on the real intent and purpose of the raid.
Several social media users called for violence against FBI Director Christopher Wray.
“I’m always concerned about threats to law enforcement,” Wray said Wednesday, condemning the posts. “Violence against law enforcement is not the answer, no matter who you’re upset with.”
Wray responded as a man attempted to breach a Cincinnati FBI Visitors center armed. The suspect led agents and police on a chase that ended in a shooting. An FBI agent shot and killed the suspect after the man fired on law enforcement.
Since Monday, scores of messages have been seen on Twitter, Gab, and Truth Social calling for violence across the country. One post on Gab said millions would take back the country in less than two weeks.
Many current and former political figures have called for an investigation into the raid and the highly irregular steps leading up to the raid on Monday. Republican Sen. Rand Paul said an investigation into the raid on Mar-a-Lago could lead to AG Merrick Garland’s impeachment if it is found he misused his office.
“No one would have ever imagined before that we would be using or one political party would be using the FBI to attack their political opponents. Now, this is something that’s going to require an investigation. And I wouldn’t be surprised if the investigation leads to abuse of power that this could even lead to an impeachment of the attorney general,” he added speaking to Fox News.
Most of DC is convinced this happened for political reasons to try and undermine President Trump, who could be seeking to run for President again in 2024.
For more on this story, please consider these sources:
- Trump Received Subpoena Ahead of F.B.I. Search The New York Times
- FBI Director Wray pushes back on threats following an unprecedented raid on Trump: ‘Deplorable and dangerous’ Fox News
- Feds removed documents from Mar-a-Lago in June with grand jury subpoena CNN
- Why Did The FBI Raid Mar-a-Lago? | Opinion Newsweek
- FBI raid on Trump’s home, in 2 words: ‘Massive screw-up’ The Arizona Republic