Former President Donald Trump speaks at a Save America rally Friday, July 22, 2022, in Prescott, Ariz.
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Trump claimed that FBI agents “love” him and are angry with leadership over the Mar-a-Lago raid.
During his presidency, Trump had an often fractious relationship with the FBI.
The agency has said that there had been a spike in threats against federal agents after the Mar-a-Lago raid.
Former President Donald Trump claimed that FBI agents love him and are furious with leadership after the agency searched his Mar-a-Lago residence.
“I hear that the great Agents & others in the FBI are furious at FBI leadership for what they are doing with respect to political weaponization against a President (me) that always had their backs, and that they like (love!) a lot,” Trump wrote on Truth Social.
Trump continued that agents are also “not exactly thrilled with the leadership at DOJ.”
The former president did not elaborate on what information led him to reach that conclusion.
The FBI executed a search warrant on Trump’s Florida residence, which led to federal agents seizing a slew of classified documents.
Trump and his supporters have been fiercely critical of the agency following the search. The former president baselessly suggested that agents could have planted evidence, and some in the GOP have called for the FBI to be destroyed or defunded.
The FBI and DHS issued a joint bulletin noting a spike in threats against federal agents after the Mar-a-Lago raid.
A man was shot dead by police after trying to force entry into an FBI field office in Cincinnati, Ohio, after posting angry messages on social media about the Mar-a-Lago raid. Armed Trump supporters have protested outside an FBI office in Phoenix, Arizona, and a Pennsylvania man was also charged with threatening to kill FBI agents.
Trump has reportedly baselessly suggested behind closed doors that the Ohio attack was a false flag.
During his presidency, Trump had an often fractious relationship with American intelligence and law enforcement agencies, including the FBI.
He famously fired its director James Comey and often lashed out at the agency for investigating ties between Trump officials and Russia.
Trump’s frequent claims the FBI’s Russia investigation was a partisan plot meant to destroy his presidency were found to be groundless by a report by the Justice Department’s inspector general, Michael Horowitz.