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Wed May 22, 2024, 08:10 AM May 22

GOP lawmakers conflate standard FBI policies with an assassination attempt on Trump [View all]

Source: NBC News

May 21, 2024, 10:33 PM EDT

Congressional allies of Donald Trump on Tuesday appeared to misconstrue standard operating procedure at the FBI with what they called an attempt by President Joe Biden's administration to assassinate the former president during a 2022 search of his Mar-a-Lago property for classified documents.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., wrote on X that the Justice Department and the FBI had plans to “assassinate” Trump “and gave the green light.” Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., posted on X that President Joe Biden “ordered the hit on Trump at Mar-a-Lago,” Trump's residence in Palm Beach, Florida.

The posts came shortly after Trump, who was not at Mar-a-Lago on the day of the FBI search, wrote on Truth Social that he had been shown reports indicating “that Crooked Joe Biden’s DOJ, in their Illegal and UnConstitutional Raid of Mar-a-Lago, AUTHORIZED THE FBI TO USE DEADLY (LETHAL) FORCE.” Trump, who has often accused Biden of weaponizing the justice system against him, appeared to be referring to newly unsealed court filings related to documents found at Mar-a-Lago after the FBI search it in 2022.

In a rare statement Tuesday night, the FBI said that it had followed standard procedure during the search of Trump's property and that no additional steps had been ordered. “The FBI followed standard protocol in this search as we do for all search warrants, which includes a standard policy statement limiting the use of deadly force. No one ordered additional steps to be taken and there was no departure from the norm in this matter,” the statement said.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/gop-lawmakers-conflate-fbi-policy-trump-assassination-attempt-rcna153413

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Gaslighting again........................ Lovie777 May 22 #1
Can't some charges be brought against lawmakers who peddle this absolute and outrageous shit? hadEnuf May 22 #26
I wish Rebl2 May 22 #27
Since when is holding a former President no_hypocrisy May 22 #2
The GOP false accusations are an attempt to bully, threaten and intimidate law enforcement. Irish_Dem May 22 #3
We all know this and the "Unified Reich" thing is goading on his outer cult elements underpants May 22 #8
Yes they are inciting violence against Dem officials. Irish_Dem May 22 #11
Does this fall under... Think. Again. May 22 #4
They are preparing and numbing the population for their future plans - n/t tom_kelly May 22 #5
He wasn't even present when the FBI dropped by. Gosar the Gaslighter. FSogol May 22 #6
I think there were even split screens shown on the news that day when it happened BumRushDaShow May 22 #10
If not Trump directly executing his 'enemies', he will indirectly encourage his followers to do it. keithbvadu2 May 22 #7
They did not conflate anything. SamKnause May 22 #9
Rally crowds dwindle and donations shrink as legal expenses and fines pile up, so TFG didn't misconstrue FBI's SOP Attilatheblond May 22 #14
How about this? Marthe48 May 22 #12
The FBI must have been really concerned since they issued a 'rare' statement....... riversedge May 22 #13
Wish Biden would hurry up and assassinate The King of Babble-On KS Toronado May 22 #15
get the base riled up et tu May 22 #16
GOP will use this conspiracy story to distract media intheozone May 22 #17
Trying To Normalize RobinA May 22 #18
Ignoring the fact that Trump was in NYC at the time edbermac May 22 #19
Maybe they should learn how things work in America? CaptainTruth May 22 #20
Talk about a Martyr Complex! Fritz Walter May 22 #21
That's a good description Bayard May 22 #22
If President Joe Biden actually ordered such a thing, do you think TSF wouldn't be 6 feet under already in 2023 ? Traurigkeit May 22 #23
Every accusation is a confession willamette May 22 #24
GOP Ladythatvotesblue May 22 #25
Where is a CIA assassination team when ya need it? Kennah May 22 #28
or Saudi Traurigkeit May 22 #29
And you KNOW Republican big-wigs have been mulling an 'Arthur Bremer' solution peppertree May 22 #30
Calling MTG and Gosar "GOP Lawmakers" is a stretch Kaleva May 22 #31
When you look into dark corners Aussie105 May 22 #32
And now, DENVERPOPS May 22 #33
So how did Trump survive this assassination attempt? Martin68 May 22 #34
He was just lucky, guess. Aussie105 May 22 #35
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