Trump’s Attack on FBI Potentially Incitement, Rep. Lofgren says

Former President Donald Trump’s recent attacks against the FBI potentially amount to incitement, Democratic Rep. Zoe Lofgren, a member of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, said on Sunday.

During a campaign rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday evening, Trump called the FBI and the Department of Justice (DOJ) vicious monsters, and Lofgren was asked about Trump’s rhetoric during her appearance on “CNN Newsroom with Jim Acosta.”

During Saturday’s rally, Trump called the FBI and the DOJ vicious monsters controlled by radical left scoundrels’ lawyers and the media who tell them what to do.

Mentioning Trump’s rhetoric that led up to January 6th, Lofgren said that such rhetoric is essentially more incitement since those extravagant claims were meant to inflame public opinion and that is, in her opinion, what is happening again.

After the Capitol attack, Lofgren voted to impeach Trump for incitement to insurrection, and, through her work on the Jan. 6 House panel, she has attempted to portray Trump as directly responsible for the riot.

She warned again that sometimes that rhetoric reaches people who are prepared to act on it since it’s meant to turn people against law enforcement officers.

The former president has repeatedly blasted the law enforcement agencies as pursuing their investigation for political purposes after the FBI and DOJ searched his Florida home on Aug. 8.

During the raid, which took place in connection with the DOJ’s investigation of Trump’s potential violation of the Espionage Act and two other federal statutes, agents recovered some 33 boxes containing more than 100 classified records.

In the wake of Trump and his allies’ attacks on the FBI and DOJ, the intelligence community has warned of increased threats to federal law enforcement, especially after an armed man attempted to breach the FBI’s Cincinnati field office last month.

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