Following the FBI’s search warrant execution at former President Trump’s Florida estate, law enforcement agencies were warned of increased threats by the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
After the warrant was executed, the FBI and DHS noticed an increase in “violent threats” against law enforcement, judiciary, and government personnel, including a threat to “place a dirty bomb in front of FBI headquarters,” according to the bulletin. Calls for “civil war” and “armed rebellion” have also increased on social media recently.
As part of the bulletin, many of the threats refer to the claim that the 2020 election was stolen and other perceived overreach by the government. The bulletin mentions an incident where an individual attempted to force entry into the FBI Cincinnati field office. When officers responded, Ricky Shiffer Jr. fled from the scene and entered a standoff with law enforcement officers and FBI agents. The six-hour standoff ended with his shooting and death.
According to the bulletin, several of the threats are specific, which states that “the FBI and DHS have identified multiple articulated threats and calls for the targeted killing of judicial, law enforcement, and government officials involved in the Palm Beach search. One such threat included the Federal Judge who approved the search warrant. According to reports, the majority of threats are occurring online.
In the unprecedented search of Republican Trump’s home on Monday, a warrant released on Friday showed the former President had 11 sets of classified documents and that the Justice Department had “reasonable grounds” to search based on possible Espionage Act violations.
Following the public release of the warrant on Friday, Trump posted on Truth Social that the documents taken by federal agents were “all declassified.” First of all, Trump said, everything was declassified. Second of all, they didn’t have to seize anything. In any case, they could have had it whenever they wanted without playing politics and breaking into Mar-a-Lago. It was in a secure storage room, with an additional lock added at their request. According to Trump, they could have had it anytime they wanted (and that includes LONG ago). “ALL THEY HAD TO DO WAS ASK.” He then mentioned that the bigger problem is what will be done with the 33 million documents President Obama brought to Chicago, many of which are classified.
Former President Obama does not have access to the presidential records from his administration, according to the National Archives and Records Administration.