Did the FBI Plant Evidence at Mar-a-Lago?
In the wake of the unprecedented raid on Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home and resort, the former president says that it is not out of the realm of possibilities for a corrupted FBI to plant evidence against him.
Writing on his social media platform Truth Social, President Trump said the agency wouldn’t “let anyone, including my lawyers, be anywhere near the areas that were rummaged and otherwise looked at during the raid.”
“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,'” he said.
“Why did they STRONGLY insist on having nobody watching them, everybody out? Obama and Clinton were never ‘raided,’ despite big disputes!”
In a separate statement, Trump hit out at Attorney General Letitia James, whom he claims has launched a “political attack on me, my family and my great company in her despicable attempt to fulfill that cynical and very corrupt promise.”
Immediately following the raid on Mar-a-Lago, Trump gave details of the operation, claiming the action represented “dark times for our nation” and was “not necessary or appropriate.”
In the meantime, FBI Director Christopher Wray has condemned recent online threats against him and other federal agents in the wake of such comments by the former president.
Wray, who was a Trump appointee in 2017, said violence against law enforcement is not the answer, calling threats circulating online “deplorable and dangerous.”
“Again, violence against law enforcement is not the answer, no matter what anybody’s upset about or who they’re upset with,” Wray told The Associated Press after a news conference at the agency’s field office in Nebraska, where he discussed the FBI’s focus on cybersecurity.