FBI Director Chris Wray decried threats against the agency following the raid on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home, calling them “deplorable and dangerous.”
Responding to online threats, Wray told the Associated Press that “violence against law enforcement is not the answer.”
“I’m always concerned about threats to law enforcement,” Wray said.
“Violence against law enforcement is not the answer, no matter who you’re upset with.”
30 FBI agents raided Trump’s private office and former first lady Melania Trump’s wardrobe on Monday.
Chris Wray declined to comment on the raid.
Agents scoured Melania Trump’s wardrobe while combing through Donald Trump’s private office, breaking open his safe.
According to The New York Post, the FBI’s search warrant to enter the palatial Palm Beach property focused on evidence of classified information and presidential records being stored there.
According to a source close to Trump, there was concern FBI agents or DOJ lawyers could have “planted stuff” because they would not allow Trump’s attorneys inside the 128-room building to observe the operation,
As The Daily Fetched reported earlier this week:
Trump suggested the FBI may have been ‘planting’ evidence during the highly publicized raid at his Mar-a-Lago home in Florida.
Members of Trump’s team were blocked from watching the agents raid his home.
The former President wrote on Truth Social post on Wednesday:
“The FBI and others from the Federal Government would not let anyone, including my lawyers, be anywhere near the areas that were rummaged and otherwise looked at during the raid on Mar-a-Lago.”
“Everyone was asked to leave the premises, they wanted to be left alone, without any witnesses to see what they were doing, taking or, hopefully not, ‘planting.'”
“Why did they STRONGLY insist on having nobody watching them, everybody out?” said Trump
Almost all Republicans and the former President’s supporters denounced the raid, likening it to third-world dictator tactics.
In an op-ed for Vanity Fair, Bess Levin argued that the Biden administration is potentially using law enforcement agencies to destroy a political opponent, which could lead to another January 6.
“It’s not that hard to imagine where this type of rhetoric could lead people, because something similar happened, oh, just 19 months ago, on January 6, 2021. But apparently that’s of little concern to Team Trump,” argued Levin.