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Ohio gunman appeared to threaten FBI after search at Trump's Mar-a-Lago home
Ricky Shiffer was armed with nail gun and AR-15-style rifle when he tried to breach visitor screening area at FBI office

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Publishing date:Aug 12, 2022 • 18 hours ago • 3 minute read • 15 Comments

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A gunman who died in a shootout after trying to get inside the FBI’s Cincinnati office apparently went on social media and called for federal agents to be killed “on sight” following the search at Donald Trump’s home, a law enforcement official said.


Federal investigators are examining social media accounts they believe are tied to the gunman, 42-year-old Ricky Shiffer, according to the official, who was not authorized to discuss the investigation publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

At least one of the messages on Trump’s Truth Social media platform appeared to have been posted after Shiffer tried to breach the FBI office. It read: “If you don’t hear from me, it is true I tried attacking the F.B.I.”

Another message posted on the same site this week from @rickywshifferjr included a “call to arms” and urged people to “be ready for combat” after the FBI search at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.

Authorities also are looking into whether Shiffer, a Navy veteran, had ties to far-right extremist groups such as the Proud Boys, the official said.



Shiffer was armed with a nail gun and an AR-15-style rifle when he tried to breach the visitor screening area at the FBI office Thursday, according to the official. Shiffer fled when agents confronted him.

He was later spotted by a state trooper along a highway and got into a gunbattle that ended with police killing him, authorities said.

The burst of violence unfolded amid FBI warnings that federal agents could face attacks following the search in Florida.

The FBI is investigating what happened in Cincinnati as an act of domestic extremism, according to the law enforcement official.

Shiffer is believed to have been in Washington in the days leading up to the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection and may have been at the Capitol that day but was not charged with any crimes in connection with the riot, the official said.


Officials have warned of a rise in right-wing threats against federal agents since the FBI entered Trump’s estate in what authorities said was part of an investigation into whether he took classified documents with him after leaving the White House. Supporters of the former president have railed against the search, accusing the FBI and the Justice Department of using the legal system as a political weapon.

FBI Director Christopher Wray denounced the threats as he visited an FBI office in Omaha, Nebraska, on Wednesday, saying, “Violence against law enforcement is not the answer, no matter who you’re upset with.”

The FBI on Wednesday also warned its agents to avoid protesters and ensure their security key cards are “not visible outside FBI space,” citing an increase in social media threats against bureau personnel and offices.


A now-suspended Twitter account, @rickyshiffer, shared the same profile picture as the Truth Social account and similar opinions, including a call for armed conflict in the U.S. this past spring.

It included posts saying that “elections are rigged” against conservatives and that the country faces “tyranny.”

“I don’t think it’s a one-off incident,” said Amy Cooter, a researcher at Middlebury College who is an expert on militias. “I’m afraid there’s going to be a pocket full of people who feel compelled to act.”

Courthouses, government offices and election headquarters all could be targets, she said. “Anywhere is fair game now because these folks feel this a personal issue for them,” Cooter said.

Shiffer worked as an electrician, according to one of his social media profiles. He was a registered Republican who voted in the 2020 primary from Columbus, Ohio, and in the 2020 general election from Tulsa, Oklahoma, according to public records.


Court records show the Ohio Department of Taxation filed suit against him in June, seeking a $553 tax lien judgment, according to court records listing him at an address in St. Petersburg, Florida. He also previously lived at several addresses in Columbus and in Omaha, Nebraska.

He enlisted in the Navy in 1998 and served on the USS Columbia submarine from 1999 to 2003, according to military records. He later was an infantry soldier in the Florida Army National Guard from 2008 to 2011, when he was honourably discharged.

— Balsamo reported from Washington. Associated Press writers Julie Carr Smyth in Columbus, Ryan Foley in Iowa City, Iowa, John Seewer in Toledo, and Jim Mustian and researcher Rhonda Shafner in New York contributed to this report.
 

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WARRANT UNSEALED: FBI seized 'top secret' documents from Trump home
Agents took 11 sets of classified records from the Florida estate during a search on Monday

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Publishing date:Aug 12, 2022 • 11 hours ago • 6 minute read • 119 Comments

WASHINGTON — The FBI recovered documents that were labeled “top secret” from former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, according to court papers released Friday after a federal judge unsealed the warrant that authorized the unprecedented search this week.


A property receipt unsealed by the court shows FBI agents took 11 sets of classified records from the estate during a search on Monday.

The seized records include some marked not only top secret but also “sensitive compartmented information,” a special category meant to protect the nation’s most important secrets that if revealed publicly could cause “exceptionally grave” damage to U.S. interests. The court records did not provide specific details about information the documents might contain.

The warrant says federal agents were investigating potential violations of three different federal laws, including one that governs gathering, transmitting or losing defence information under the Espionage Act. The other statutes address the concealment, mutilation or removal of records and the destruction, alteration or falsification of records in federal investigations.


The property receipt also shows federal agents collected other potential presidential records, including the order pardoning Trump ally Roger Stone, a “leatherbound box of documents,” and information about the “President of France.” A binder of photos, a handwritten note, “miscellaneous secret documents” and “miscellaneous confidential documents” were also seized in the search.

Trump’s attorney, Christina Bobb, who was present at Mar-a-Lago when the agents conducted the search, signed two property receipts — one that was two pages long and another that is a single page.

In a statement earlier Friday, Trump claimed that the documents seized by agents were “all declassified,” and argued that he would have turned them over if the Justice Department had asked.



While incumbent presidents generally have the power to declassify information, that authority lapses as soon as they leave office and it was not clear if the documents in question have ever been declassified. And even an incumbent’s powers to declassify may be limited regarding secrets dealing with nuclear weapons programs, covert operations and operatives, and some data shared with allies.

Trump kept possession of the documents despite multiple requests from agencies, including the National Archives, to turn over presidential records in accordance with federal law.

The Mar-a-Lago search warrant served Monday was part of an ongoing Justice Department investigation into the discovery of classified White House records recovered from Trump’s home earlier this year. The Archives had asked the department to investigate after saying 15 boxes of records it retrieved from the estate included classified records.


It remains unclear whether the Justice Department moved forward with the warrant simply as a means to retrieve the records or as part of a wider criminal investigation. Multiple federal laws govern the handling of classified information, with both criminal and civil penalties, as well as presidential records.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart, the same judge who signed off on the search warrant, unsealed the warrant and property receipt Friday at the request of the Justice Department after Attorney General Merrick Garland declared there was “substantial public interest in this matter,” and Trump said he backed the warrant’s “immediate” release. The Justice Department told the judge Friday afternoon that Trump’s lawyers did not object to the proposal to make it public.


In messages posted on his Truth Social platform, Trump wrote, “Not only will I not oppose the release of documents … I am going a step further by ENCOURAGING the immediate release of those documents.”

The Justice Department’s request was striking because such warrants traditionally remain sealed during a pending investigation. But the department appeared to recognize that its silence since the search had created a vacuum for bitter verbal attacks by Trump and his allies, and felt that the public was entitled to the FBI’s side about what prompted Monday’s action at the former president’s home.

“The public’s clear and powerful interest in understanding what occurred under these circumstances weighs heavily in favour of unsealing,” said a motion filed in federal court in Florida on Thursday.


The information was released as Trump prepares for another run for the White House. During his 2016 campaign, he pointed frequently to an FBI investigation into his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, over whether she mishandled classified information.

To obtain a search warrant, federal authorities must prove to a judge that probable cause exists to believe that a crime was committed. Garland said he personally approved the warrant, a decision he said the department did not take lightly given that standard practice where possible is to select less intrusive tactics than a search of one’s home.

In this case, according to a person familiar with the matter, there was substantial engagement with Trump and his representatives prior to the search warrant, including a subpoena for records and a visit to Mar-a-Lago a couple of months ago by FBI and Justice Department officials to assess how the documents were stored. The person was not authorized to discuss the matter by name and spoke on condition of anonymity.


FBI and Justice Department policy cautions against discussing ongoing investigations, both to protect the integrity of the inquiries and to avoid unfairly maligning someone who is being scrutinized but winds up ultimately not being charged. That’s especially true in the case of search warrants, where supporting court papers are routinely kept secret as the investigation proceeds.



In this case, though, Garland cited the fact that Trump himself had provided the first public confirmation of the FBI search, “as is his right.” The Justice Department, in its new filing, also said that disclosing information about it now would not harm the court’s functions.


The Justice Department under Garland has been leery of public statements about politically charged investigations, or of confirming to what extent it might be investigating Trump as part of a broader probe into the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol and efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election.

The department has tried to avoid being seen as injecting itself into presidential politics, as happened in 2016 when then-FBI Director James Comey made an unusual public statement announcing that the FBI would not be recommending criminal charges against Clinton regarding her handling of email — and when he spoke up again just over a week before the election to notify Congress that the probe was being effectively reopened because of the discovery of new emails.


The attorney general also condemned verbal attacks on FBI and Justice Department personnel over the search. Some Republican allies of Trump have called for the FBI to be defunded. Large numbers of Trump supporters have called for the warrant to be released hoping they it will show that Trump was unfairly targeted.

“I will not stand by silently when their integrity is unfairly attacked,” Garland said of federal law enforcement agents, calling them “dedicated, patriotic public servants.”

Earlier Thursday, an armed man wearing body armour tried to breach a security screening area at an FBI field office in Ohio, then fled and was later killed after a standoff with law enforcement. A law enforcement official briefed on the matter identified the man as Ricky Shiffer and said he is believed to have been in Washington in the days leading up to the attack on the Capitol and may have been there on the day it took place.
 
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Republicans push to see affidavit that justified FBI search of Trump's home
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Publishing date:Aug 14, 2022 • 14 hours ago • 3 minute read • 28 Comments

WASHINGTON — Republicans stepped up calls on Sunday for the release of an FBI affidavit showing the justification for its seizure of documents at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home amid reports of heightened threats against federal law enforcement personnel.


A search warrant released last week after the unprecedented search showed that Trump had 11 sets of classified documents at his home, and that the Justice Department had probable cause to conduct the search based on possible Espionage Act violations.

Republicans are calling for the disclosure of more detailed information that persuaded a federal judge to issue the search warrant, which may show sources of information and details about the nature of the documents and other classified information. The unsealing of such affidavits is highly unusual and would require approval from a federal judge.

“I think a releasing the affidavit would help, at least that would confirm that there was justification for this raid,” Republican Senator Mike Rounds told NBC’s “Meet the Press.”


“The Justice Department should “show that this was not just a fishing expedition, that they had due cause to go in and to do this, that they did exhaust all other means,” Rounds said. “And if they can’t do that, then we’ve got a serious problem on our hands.”

Representative Mike Turner, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, said on CNN on Sunday that the Biden administration should provide more details on what led to the search.

“Congress is saying, ‘Show us. We want to know what did the FBI tell them? What did they find?'” Turner said.

The Department of Justice did respond to a request for comment on the FBI affidavit.

HEIGHTENED THREATS
The calls from Republicans came amid reports


that the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security warned of increased threats to law enforcement emanating from social media platforms in the wake of the Mar-a-Lago search.


The FBI said in a statement that it is always concerned about threats to law enforcement and was working with other agencies to assess and respond to such threats, “which are reprehensible and dangerous.”

Republican Representative Brian Fitzpatrick, a former FBI agent and prosecutor from Pennsylvania, said he was concerned about the safety of federal law enforcement officers amid such threats, adding “everybody needs to be calling for calm.”

He told CBS’ “Face the Nation” that the search of Trump’s home “was an unprecedented action that needs to be supported by unprecedented justification” and the probable-cause affidavit would show whether that standard was reached — even if it was only shown to lawmakers in a classified briefing.


“I’ve encouraged all my colleagues on the left and the right to reserve judgment and not get ahead of yourself because we don’t know what that document contains. It’s going answer a lot of questions.”

DAMAGE ASSESSMENT
Democrats on Sunday did not echo calls for the affidavit’s release.

Instead, Representative Adam Schiff, the California Democrat who chairs the House Intelligence Committee, said he was asking for an assessment of potential damage done to U.S. national security from Trump’s possession of the classified documents, along with an intelligence briefing.

The “Top Secret” and “Sensitive Compartmented Information” documents could cause “extremely grave damage to national security” if disclosed, Schiff told CBS.

“So the fact that they were in an unsecured place that is guarded with nothing more than a padlock, or whatever security they had at a hotel, is deeply alarming,” Schiff said.

Senator Amy Klobuchar, a Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, told NBC that she could not make a judgment as to whether the Justice Department should indict Trump on criminal charges.

“This is going to be up to the Justice Department to make a decision about what happened here, why it happened, and if it rises to the level of a crime,” Klobuchar said.
 

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'FBI stole' three passports in Mar-a-Lago raid: Donald Trump
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Publishing date:Aug 15, 2022 • 9 hours ago • 2 minute read • Join the conversation

Donald Trump is claiming three of his passports were “stolen” in the FBI raid on his Mar-a-Lago estate.


If true, it means the ex-US president could not America, with the 76-year-old branding the alleged confiscations an “assault on a political opponent”.

He said on Monday via his Truth platform: “Wow. In the raid by the FBI or Mar-a-Lago, they stole my three Passports (one expired), along with everything else. This is an assault on a political opponent at a level never before seen in our country. Third World.”

It is thought former reality TV regular Trump has a regular blue passport issued to US citizens and a red ‘diplomatic’ one for official government travel, which he would have been granted in his time as president.

Attorney General Merrick Garland said he “personally approved” the raid on Mar-a-Lago on Monday August 8, which was part of a federal investigation into documents Trump took with him after he left the White House.


According to federal law, any presidential records are US government property.

Garland did not give any additional details about the investigation but said the Justice Department requested the warrant and inventory list were made public due to the high level of public interest in the investigation.

It comes as the FBI and America’s Department of Homeland Security warned of an “increase in threats and acts of violence” directed at FBI agents after they searched Trump’s £133 million Florida estate.

A 42-year-old man named Ricky Shiffer was shot dead on Thursday August 11 after he fired a nail gun at the FBI’s Cincinnati bureau.

It’s estimated Shiffer posted at least 364 posts on Trump’s Truth platform, including calls for civil war and FBI agents’ deaths.


Trump told Fox News he was prepared to do “whatever we can” to stop tensions boiling over in America following the FBI raid.

He said: “People are so angry at what is taking place. Whatever we can do to help – because the temperature has to be brought down in the country. If it isn’t, terrible things are going to happen.”

But he added: “The people of this country are not going to stand for another scam.”

The FBI seized a total of 27 boxes, including 11 sets of classified documents and photographs.

Lawyers for Trump insisted as president he had the power to declassify the documents before leaving office.

Trump also has accused the FBI of taking documents falling under attorney-client privilege and is demanding their return.
 

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'FBI stole' three passports in Mar-a-Lago raid: Donald Trump
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Publishing date:Aug 15, 2022 • 9 hours ago • 2 minute read • Join the conversation

Donald Trump is claiming three of his passports were “stolen” in the FBI raid on his Mar-a-Lago estate.


If true, it means the ex-US president could not America, with the 76-year-old branding the alleged confiscations an “assault on a political opponent”.

He said on Monday via his Truth platform: “Wow. In the raid by the FBI or Mar-a-Lago, they stole my three Passports (one expired), along with everything else. This is an assault on a political opponent at a level never before seen in our country. Third World.”

It is thought former reality TV regular Trump has a regular blue passport issued to US citizens and a red ‘diplomatic’ one for official government travel, which he would have been granted in his time as president.

Attorney General Merrick Garland said he “personally approved” the raid on Mar-a-Lago on Monday August 8, which was part of a federal investigation into documents Trump took with him after he left the White House.


According to federal law, any presidential records are US government property.

Garland did not give any additional details about the investigation but said the Justice Department requested the warrant and inventory list were made public due to the high level of public interest in the investigation.

It comes as the FBI and America’s Department of Homeland Security warned of an “increase in threats and acts of violence” directed at FBI agents after they searched Trump’s £133 million Florida estate.

A 42-year-old man named Ricky Shiffer was shot dead on Thursday August 11 after he fired a nail gun at the FBI’s Cincinnati bureau.

It’s estimated Shiffer posted at least 364 posts on Trump’s Truth platform, including calls for civil war and FBI agents’ deaths.


Trump told Fox News he was prepared to do “whatever we can” to stop tensions boiling over in America following the FBI raid.

He said: “People are so angry at what is taking place. Whatever we can do to help – because the temperature has to be brought down in the country. If it isn’t, terrible things are going to happen.”

But he added: “The people of this country are not going to stand for another scam.”

The FBI seized a total of 27 boxes, including 11 sets of classified documents and photographs.

Lawyers for Trump insisted as president he had the power to declassify the documents before leaving office.

Trump also has accused the FBI of taking documents falling under attorney-client privilege and is demanding their return.

Well, passports are usually government property.

Diplomatic passports even more so.

The removal of them could be also a sign of "no running away", as it were.
 

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'FBI stole' three passports in Mar-a-Lago raid: Donald Trump
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Donald Trump is claiming three of his passports were “stolen” in the FBI raid on his Mar-a-Lago estate.


If true, it means the ex-US president could not America
Well, he never could America very well.

He was always much better at Nazi Germanying.
 
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Trump's angry words spur warnings of real violence
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Publishing date:Aug 16, 2022 • 16 hours ago • 5 minute read • 19 Comments

WASHINGTON — A man armed with an AR-15 dies in a shootout after trying to breach FBI offices in Cincinnati. A Pennsylvania man is arrested after he posts death threats against agents on social media. In cyberspace, calls for armed uprisings and civil war grow stronger.


This could be just the beginning, federal authorities and private extremism monitors warn. A growing number of ardent Donald Trump supporters seem ready to strike back against the FBI or others who they believe go too far in investigating the former president.

Law enforcement officials across the country are warning and being warned about an increase in threats and the potential for violent attacks on federal agents or buildings in the wake of the FBI’s search of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home.

Experts who study radicalization and online disinformation — such as Trump’s aggressive false claims about a stolen election — note that the recent increase was sparked by a legal search of Trump’s Florida home. What might happen in the event of arrests or indictments?


“When messaging reaches a certain pitch, things start to happen in the real world,” said former New Jersey Attorney General John Farmer, a onetime federal prosecutor who now directs the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University. “And when people in positions of power and public trust start to echo extremist rhetoric, it’s even more likely that we’re going to see real-world consequences.”

Amplified by right-wing media, angry claims by Trump and his allies about the search are fanning the flames of his supporters’ distrust of the FBI — though it’s led by a Trump appointee — and the federal government in general. And at least a few of Trump’s supporters now appear to be acting on his anger.

Last week a man wearing body armor and armed with an assault rifle and a nail gun tried to breach the FBI’s Cincinnati office. He was later shot and killed by police after exchanging fire with officers. Authorities say they believe the man had posted dark messages on Truth Social, Trump’s online platform, including one that said federal agents should be killed on sight.


Another man drove his car into a U.S. Capitol barricade Sunday and began firing gunshots into the air before he fatally shot himself.

On Monday, the Department of Justice announced the arrest of a Pennsylvania man who had made repeated threats on the lives on FBI agents on Gab, a platform popular with Trump supporters.

“You’ve declared war on us and now it’s open season on YOU,” he wrote in one post shared by authorities.

A joint intelligence bulletin from the FBI and Homeland Security warns about an increase in violent online threats targeting federal officials and government facilities. Those include “a threat to place a so-called dirty bomb in front of FBI headquarters,” along with calls for “civil war” and “rebellion,” according to a copy of the document obtained by The Associated Press.


Mentions of “civil war” on platforms including Facebook and Twitter increased tenfold in the hours immediately after last week’s search of Mar-a-Lago, according to an analysis by Zignal Labs, a firm that analyzes social media content.

Many of the posts contained false claims suggesting President Joe Biden ordered the FBI to search Trump’s home, or that the FBI planted evidence to incriminate Trump.

“Biden sending the FBI to raid a former President, Mr. Donald Trump’s home is a declaration of WAR against him and his supporters,” wrote one poster on the Telegram platform.

The intelligence bulletin also noted federal law enforcement officials have identified multiple threats against government officials involved in the Mar-a-Lago search, including calls to kill the magistrate judge who signed the search warrant.


The names and home addresses of FBI agents and other officials have been posted online, along with references to family members who could be additional targets, according to the intelligence documents.

The threats are ominously similar to the online rhetoric that preceded the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol, says Rep. Bennie Thompson, a Mississippi Democrat who chairs the House Jan. 6 committee and the Committee on Homeland Security.

“These threats of violence and even civil war — coming predominantly from right-wing extremists online — are not only un-American but are a threat to our democracy and the rule of law,” Thompson said.

The search of Trump’s residence was executed based on a lawfully obtained warrant signed by a judge. But that’s beside the point for Trump and his allies.


“This is an assault on a political opponent at a level never seen before in our Country,” Trump wrote Monday in a post on his Truth Social. “Third World!”

Republican Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona equated the investigation with “tyranny” and tweeted, “We must destroy the FBI.”

Another Arizona congressman, Republican Andy Biggs, sought to place some blame on the individual agents who executed the search. “This looked more like something you would see in the former Soviet Union,” Biggs said this week. “Why did all those agents willfully go along?”

Some Republicans have tried to temper the rhetoric, as Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson did during an appearance over the weekend on CNN. “We need to pull back on casting judgment on them,” Hutchinson said of the agents. “The FBI is simply carrying out their responsibilities under the law.”


But many in the conservative media haven’t heeded that advice.

“The raid on Mar-a-Lago was not an act of law enforcement, it was the opposite of that,” Tucker Carlson said on his Fox News show Monday night. “It was an attack on the rule of law.”

Fox also shared a doctored photo that falsely depicted the judge who signed the warrant receiving a foot massage from Ghislaine Maxwell. Maxwell was sentenced in June to 20 years for helping her boyfriend Jeffrey Epstein abuse underage girls. The original photo was not of the judge but of Epstein, who committed suicide in 2019 while awaiting trial. Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade later said the doctored image was shared as a joke.

The roots of Republican anger at the FBI go back to the 2016 election and investigations of the Trump campaign’s alleged ties with Russia and of Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified material in a private email account. That fury has only increased as new investigations focus on Trump, his efforts to overturn the 2020 election and his handling of classified material since leaving office.

Baseless claims that the FBI secretly framed Trump supporters for their violent actions on Jan. 6 also stoked the ire of conservative social media users.

“Well guys you started this civil war,” wrote one poster on Gab “And others are going to sure end it for you.”
 

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Liz Cheney accuses Trump of 'insidious lie' about FBI search of his home
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Publishing date:Aug 16, 2022 • 9 hours ago • 2 minute read • Join the conversation

WASHINGTON — Republican Liz Cheney broadened her attack on Donald Trump after losing her Tuesday night primary, saying the former president was spreading an “insidious lie” in alleging that the FBI agents who searched his Florida home were politically motivated.


Federal agents seized boxes of documents, some top secret, from the former president’s Palm Beach, Florida, resort last week as part of an investigation into whether critical papers were removed illegally from the White House after Trump left office.

Trump has claimed without evidence that the investigation and the agents involved in it are part of a conspiracy by his political rivals to damage him politically.

“This is another insidious lie,” U.S. Representative Cheney said in a speech conceding her Tuesday night loss. She added that Trump “knows that embracing these conspiracies will trigger violence and threats of violence. This happened on Jan. 6, and it’s now happening again.”

Cheney drew Trump’s ire by voting to impeach him on a charge of inciting the deadly Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the U.S. Capitol by his supporters and going on to play a prominent role in the congressional probe into that day’s violence.


“Liz Cheney should be ashamed of herself, the way she acted, and her spiteful, sanctimonious words and actions towards others,” Trump said in a post on his Truth social media platform after Cheney conceded her loss.

Trump himself announced the Aug. 8 search of his property, contributing to the Justice Department’s unusual decision four days later to ask a judge to make public the court-authorized warrant that authorized the search.

An armed man with right-wing views tried to breach an FBI office in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Thursday. He was later shot dead by police following a car chase.

On Monday, the Justice Department said a Pennsylvania man was arrested on charges of making threats on the social media service Gab against FBI agents. Adam Bies, 46, was taken into custody on Friday in connection with the social media posts, the Justice Department said.

Cheney noted that Trump allies released the names of two agents involved in the search.

“That was purposeful and malicious,” Cheney said. “No patriotic American should excuse these threats or be intimidated by them. Our great nation must not be ruled by a mob provoked over social media.”
 

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“DOJ is panicking,” Davis wrote. “First, Garland claimed the warrant was narrow. That was a lie. Then Garland claimed DOJ would only speak through court filings. That was a lie, as these leaks prove. DOJ claimed the raid was URGENT! Also a lie, since Garland piddled around for weeks beforehand.”

Most of what the MSM state is false. When one takes a look at the history of Trump's Presidency, you'll find that most of what has been written has been false because they simply hate him and don't like that he's made public the corruption in Washington. They will do everything, including lie, to ensure he doesn't run in 2024.

Trump Statement: “They could have had it anytime they wanted without playing politics and breaking into Mar-a-Lago,” he wrote on Truth Social.
 
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Well, I'm sure you can "check" his statements to see if they're accurate. I suspect most of them are but you don't agree so he's a "wild and conspiracy theorist" and that's ok especially since it's become obvious recently that a lot of the so-called "conspiracies" are turning out to be true and you can't fight that!!
 
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Well, I'm sure you can "check" his statements to see if they're accurate. I suspect most of them are but you don't agree so he's a "wild and conspiracy theorist" and that's ok especially since it's become obvious recently that a lot of the so-called "conspiracies" are turning out to be true and you can't fight that!!
Much as i often enjoy your posts, i think in this case you'll probably have to concede that Tucker is kind of a bias reporter.

And a number of his points are inaccurate. I'd say all but i didn't get a chance to get all the way through before the phone rang. However for example his statement that it doesn't matter if the material was classified, it's the context that counts is patently false. If it is a crime to hold classified documents in that manner then it's a crime, regardless of what the classified documents say. That's pretty simple.. The context may matter during sentencing but it would still be a crime. Crimes should be punished. As i recall he was pretty pro-lock-her-up for hillary before he wimped out after being elected.
 

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Much as i often enjoy your posts, i think in this case you'll probably have to concede that Tucker is kind of a bias reporter.

And a number of his points are inaccurate. I'd say all but i didn't get a chance to get all the way through before the phone rang. However for example his statement that it doesn't matter if the material was classified, it's the context that counts is patently false. If it is a crime to hold classified documents in that manner then it's a crime, regardless of what the classified documents say. That's pretty simple.. The context may matter during sentencing but it would still be a crime. Crimes should be punished. As i recall he was pretty pro-lock-her-up for hillary before he wimped out after being elected.
So are you saying Trump should have overrode the independence of the DOJ ?