Threats of Violence Over Search of Trump’s Mar-A-Lago Home
Real Threats or Just Talk?
Cristal M Clark
When it comes to Trump supporters it’s hard to determine if the threats online are real or just talk. Apparently, when news started to break about the FBI’s search of Trump’s home in search of documents that were stolen and should have been in the presidential archive, staunch supporters of Trump began to post violent rhetoric which started to circulate on Pro Trump internet forums.
Many of the pro Trump forums urged for a civil war. “Lock and Load” being one of the top comments, others read, “I’m just going to say it. Garland needs to be assassinated. Simple as that.” “Kill all feds,” reads another.
And probably the most sickening was that users encouraged others to post the address of the judge they believe signed off on the search warrant. “I see a rope around his neck,” a comment under a picture of the judge read.
By the way, this is the same forum that researchers previously found talk of violence and discussion on how to attack police officers in the weeks leading up to the January 6, 2021, attack on the United States Capitol.
Comments by a convicted US Capitol rioter, Tyler Welsh Slaeker were also in the mix so clearly that conviction means very little to him.
Daniel J. Jones, a former US Senate investigator had this to say: “We are seeing conspiratorial rhetoric from elected officials, political leaders, and political entertainers that is fuelling calls for real-world violence, the conspiratorial and divisive rhetoric from elected officials and others who should know better is continuing to undermine our institutions and democracy at an alarming rate.”
Quite Right Daniel is. Unless something is done to put a stop to this violent hate speech and rhetoric, it will continue and it will in fact, continue to inspire and incite threats and acts of violence.
The Fed’s executed a search warrant because they believed that additional classified information remained at the private club, Mar-A-Lago after the National Archives retrieved more than a dozen boxes of White House documents from the resort earlier this year, people familiar with the matter said.
The Fed’s would not have asked to execute that warrant had they not been given sufficient and credible reason to do so.
Trump is a treasonous bastard who, has never tried to hide that. He proved over and over again his willingness to lie and cheat all throughout his presidency.
We have laws in this country that prohibit him from keeping any White House Documents at his personal home.
Perhaps Trump’s supporters should make up their minds, either you are for our laws or not, when it was Hillary Clinton they were all for giving her an anal cavity search, but when it comes to Donald Trump and documents he should not have at home, well how dare the Fed’s?
The absurdity of Trump supporters double standard is absolutely without a doubt the most fucked up thing that I have ever seen, it’s so ridiculously stupid that it is pathetic.
Cristal M Clark