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FBI search finds Top Secret Nuclear related documents at Trump mansion

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
(FILES) In this file photo taken on January 06, 2021, US President Donald Trump speaks to supporters from The Ellipse near the White House in Washington, DC. Former president Donald Trump on January 4, 2022 called off a planned press conference to mark one year since the January 6 storming of the US Capitol. Trump said in a statement he was cancelling the event at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida

The US Justice Department announced FBI agents have found eleven sets of classified documents, with some being top secret in Trump's Mar-a-Lago home in Florida while executing a search warrant this week. 

The warrant was publicly released following a federal judge's order. It states that investigators had probable cause to believe Trump had violated three federal statutes including violating the Espionage Act, obstruction of justice, and, criminal handling of government records.

Media reports say the FBI search of Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence was carried out in order to find possible classified materials related to US nuclear weapons.

Trump however rejected the report and called it a hoax and claimed he had stored no classified information.

The unprecedented raid on the residence of the former US president provoked a backlash from leading Republicans describing the move as politically motivated.

The Florida Governor, Ron DeSantis, said the search of Trump's property was another escalation in the weaponization of federal agencies against the regime's political opponents.

Elsewhere, Florida Senator Marco Rubio stated that Biden is using his power to persecute Trump, while the White House has denied the allegation, saying it had been unaware of the search before it took place.

Moreover, there have been growing threats in recent days against FBI agents and offices across the country.

On Thursday, a man who tried to breach the FBI Cincinnati office was shot and killed by police after he fled the scene. Law enforcement officials say the man may have been present at the January 6 Riot.

Right after news of the FBI search of Mara Lago broke out there was an unprecedented spike in tweets referencing Civil War. Analysts and reporters say this is alarmingly similar to the activities in the lead up to the January 6 attack on the Capitol.

Well, I think it's true that there are people in the permanent National Security Wing of the US government who don't want Trump to return to office and whether  those people are currently raiding Trump in Mar a Lago in order to try to get proof of crimes they could use to charge him and put him in a position where he legally can't run for office (is not clear).

Kevin Barret, Author & Political Expert

Shockwaves spread across America in response to the news that the FBI had searched the private Florida residence of Donald Trump, which prompted threats of retaliation from the former US president and his allies.

The surge in violent rhetoric drew concerns that it could lead to civil unrest and a social crisis. Department of Homeland Security officials have been warning for months that this type of warlike rhetoric, which came to fruition on January 6, and which continues to be fueled by reactions to ongoing investigations of Trump, is increasing the risk of more widespread political violence ahead of the midterm elections in November.

This comes as recent polls have shown a rising acceptance of political violence among Americans; about one in three Americans say they believe violence against the government can at times be justified.

According to another study by researchers at the University of California Davis Violence Prevention Research Program, and the California Violence Research Center, released last month, more than half of Americans expect that a civil war will erupt in the US sometime in the next few years.

I think it is a sign that the US polarization has gotten way out of hand and could be leading to a constitutional crisis and possible Civil War or social breakdown kind of situation. We have seen this polarization growing for many years.

Kevin Barret, Author & Political Expert

Meanwhile, as much as 40% of election and poll workers in the largest jurisdictions in the US have so far said they won't be returning to their jobs out of their own fears. Other states are also seeing drop offs.

Nearly one in three local election workers said they felt unsafe because of their jobs and the alarming partisan divide within the US political system ahead of the vital midterm elections in November had raised concerns over the possibility of internal conflict.

 


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