FBI warns of growing threats againts law enforcement after Trump raid

The Bureau apparently sought to keep the bulletin private, as a leaked copy obtained by Project Veritas cautioned recipients against its public release

Updated: August 17, 2022 - 10:03pm

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A joint intelligence bulletin circulating through the FBI warns of rising threats against law enforcement officials following the Bureau's raid on former President Donald Trump's Florida estate of Mar-a-Lago.

“This Bulletin is being shared in light of an increase in threats and acts of violence, including armed encounters, against law enforcement, judiciary, and government personnel, in reaction to the FBI’s recent execution of a court-authorized search warrant in Palm Beach, Florida,” it states.

Online posts have been the source of many threats, such as one plan to plant a bomb at the FBI's Washington headquarters. The Epoch Times noted a number of threats directed against Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart, who authorized the Mar-a-Lago raid.

Agents with the Washington Field Office raided Trump's home earlier this month seeking classified documents he may have removed from the White House. That field office has faced whistleblower complaints alleging senior agents showed political bias in their handling of sensitive investigations. Supporters of the former president have loudly denounced the Bureau's actions with many calling for the FBI's abolition or restructuring.

Others have taken more violent action, with one armed man attempting to storm a Cincinnati field office, which resulted in his death following a protracted chase and a shootout. Moreover, the Department of Justice announced on Monday that it had charged Adam Bies, who allegedly ran the Gab account "BlankFocus," for making a string of threatening posts against law enforcement agents.

“Every single piece of [expletive] who works for the FBI in any capacity, from the director down to the janitor who cleans their [expletive] toilets deserves to die. You’ve declared war on us and now it's open season on YOU," he wrote. “HEY FEDS. We the people cannot WAIT to water the trees of liberty with your blood. I’ll be waiting for you to kick down my door.”

The Bureau apparently sought to keep the bulletin private, as a leaked copy obtained by Project Veritas cautioned recipients against its public release, saying “[i]nformation contained in this intelligence bulletin is for official use only. No portion of this bulletin should be released to the media, the general public, or over nonsecure Internet servers. Release of this material could adversely affect or jeopardize investigative activities.”

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