FBI Director Christopher Wray recently denounced the “deplorable and dangerous” threats against the FBI after the raid on Donald Trump’s home in Florida.
In response to a variety of threats that are being posted online, mostly on Gab, Wray said to the Associated Press that “violence against law enforcement is not the answer.”
“I'm always concerned about threats to law enforcement,” Wray stated. “Violence against law enforcement is not the answer, no matter who you're upset with.”
Wray wouldn’t comment on Monday's raid on the former president's private home of Mar-a-Lago. In the alleged incident, 30 agents raided his private office and former first lady Melania Trump's wardrobe. According to the New York Post:
FBI agents scoured Melania Trump’s wardrobe and spent several hours combing through Donald Trump’s private office, breaking open his safe and rifling through drawers when they raided the former First Family’s Mar-a-Lago home in Florida Monday morning.
The Post has learned that the search warrant used by the FBI to enter the palatial Palm Beach property focused solely on presidential records and evidence of classified information being stored there.
A source close to the former president expressed concern that FBI agents or DOJ lawyers conducting the search could have “planted stuff” because they would not allow Trump’s attorneys inside the 128-room building to observe the operation, which lasted more than nine hours.
A majority of Republicans as well as supporters of the former president have criticized the raid as an egregious power grab by officials from the Biden Justice Department, comparing it to the tactics of dictators from third world countries. Biden's supporters and the left have condemned those remarks as dangerous and claimed they could trigger violence. In an editorial in Vanity Fair, Bess Levin said that the frenzied discussion of the ways in which Biden's administration could be employing police agencies to thwart a political opponent could lead to another Jan. 6.
“It’s not that hard to imagine where this type of rhetoric could lead people, because something similar happened, oh, just 19 months ago, on January 6, 2021. But apparently that’s of little concern to Team Trump,” argued Levin.
News has gathered various clips from the corporate news media that combined criticisms of the raid with conspiracy theories.