Senators Condemn ‘Trump-Encouraged’ Threats Against FBI

Washington DC, United States.- US senators on Tuesday condemned violent threats against the FBI, blaming former President Donald Trump for a spate of abuses against federal agents since a raid on his home in Miami, South Florida. .

The lawmakers’ conviction comes a month after the FBI found hundreds of documents, including dozens marked “secret” or “top secret,” at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, where he has lived since leaving the White House. in 2020.

The former Republican president, who has accused the FBI of bias against him since the beginning of his presidency, has attacked the “illegal” search, which was approved by a magistrate when determining that there was possible evidence, including the mishandling of secret documents from the White House.

“I have repeatedly made it clear that violence against authorities is never acceptable, regardless of the ideology behind it,” said Dick Durbin, the Democratic chairman of the powerful Judiciary Committee.

“But here’s the reality: In the past month, after a search warrant was executed at Donald Trump’s summer home in Mar-a-Lago, the FBI is facing a wave of threats against its employees and headquarters, and these threats have been incited by former President Trump and his allies.”

The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security gave a detailed account of the growing wave of threats and acts of violence against federal authorities after the raid on August 8.

Durbin said he couldn’t share details of the report the agencies gave senators behind closed doors last week, but said his colleagues found it “shocking.”

The text of the legislators, voted unanimously, describes some of the intimidation attempts against federal agents, including a “dirty bomb” threat outside the FBI headquarters, calls for a “civil war” and an “armed rebellion”, as well as like the incident with a gunman at that agency’s headquarters in Cincinnati on August 11.

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