Former president Donald Trump has compared the United States to “a person dying from cancer” on his social media platform, criticizing the FBI and Department of Justice (DOJ) following reports that a committee is preparing to recommend criminal charges against him.
Trump shared a string of outraged posts on his social media network, Truth Social, in the early hours on Saturday.
“Our country is SICK inside, very much like a person dying of Cancer,” he wrote.
“The Crooked FBI, the so-called Department of ‘Justice,’ and ‘Intelligence,’ all parts of the Democrat Party and System, is the Cancer. These Weaponized Thugs and Tyrants must be dealt with, or our once great and beautiful country will die!” he added.
In a post earlier on Saturday, Trump made a reference to reports that the FBI had notified Twitter about users potentially violating the social media company's terms of service and the FBI was ‘absolutely’ involved in making him lose in the election.
“This (the FBI’s wild and crazy relationship with Twitter) is absolutely a coordinated effort to change Election Results!” Trump wrote, adding “and it worked, but they got caught. This is why people protested in Washington.”
Trump and his allies have repeatedly made unfounded claims that the 2020 presidential election was stolen due to widespread voter fraud and other irregularities. He has earlier announced that he will seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2024 US presidential election.
Meanwhile, the House select committee investigating January 6, 2021 is considering a criminal referral to the justice department against Trump for obstruction of an official proceeding of Congress and conspiracy to defraud the United States on the recommendation of a special subcommittee, according to reports.
House Democrats may also be preparing to release details from Trump's tax records after the Ways and Means Committee obtained several years of his tax documents last month.
Separately, Trump is under investigation by the DOJ over his handling of classified documents that he took when he left the White House last year and stored them at his Mar-a-Lago residence in Palm Beach, Florida. Trump has denied any wrongdoing.
Thousands of Trump supporters attacked the Capitol on January 6, 2021, after the far right Republican delivered a fiery speech at a rally near the White House featuring false claims that his defeat in the 2020 presidential election by Democrat Joe Biden was the result of fraud.
Trump’s supporters, in an effort to overturn the 2020 presidential election results, smashed through glass doors and battled with police forces. Five people, including a police officer, died during or shortly after the riot and more than 140 police officers were injured.
The select committee's investigation aims to determine whether or not Trump played a role that day in disrupting the certification of a Biden victory. Nearly 1,000 rioters have been indicted for crimes related to the insurrection that day.
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