Donald Trump's claims that the FBI are "Vicious Monsters" may Constitute Incitement, according to members of the January 6th House Committee
One event cited by Lofgren was the recent near-attack of the FBI office in Cincinnati after Donald Trump went on a rant about the Mar-a-Lago raid on his Truth Social app...
According to members of the January 6th House Committee, comments made by Donald Trump toward the FBI at his rally may be deemed “inciting” as fears loom of inciting his supporters to commit violence. During the rally, Donald Trump said that the FBI’s raid of his Mar-a-Lago estate was politically motivated and a piece of a bigger puzzle in tearing him down.
"The FBI and the Justice Department have become vicious monsters, controlled by radical left scoundrels lawyers and the media who tell them what to do ... and when to do it.”
Donald Trump said at the Pennsylvania rally.
The comments received criticisms by those currently opposing Donald Trump in the GOP, such as Liz Cheney, who recently lost her re-election bid in Wyoming.
"Trump is attacking law enforcement and yet again using language he knows will provoke violence. Only one group of Americans has a chance to diminish this danger — Republicans. If my fellow Republicans fail to step up to stop this, they will share the blame for all that follows."
Liz Cheney said.
Furthermore, on the other side of the political aisle, Democrats too were obviously criticizing Trump’s comment. Zoe Lofgren, also a member of the January 6th House Committee, gave more insight as to the legalities behind Trump’s words. When asked if the comments can be taken as incitement, she said: “Potentially yes.”
"In the lead-up to January 6th, there were extravagant claims made meant to inflame public opinion, and that is what is happening here. I think it's meant to turn people against law-enforcement officers. And we've seen that sometimes that rhetoric reaches people who are prepared to act on it."
Zoe Lofgren said.
One event cited by Lofgren was the recent near-attack of the FBI office in Cincinnati after Donald Trump went on a rant about the Mar-a-Lago raid on his Truth Social app. After getting dangerously close to the FBI office, the suspect was later killed by police officers. The DOJ also added to the heat, as they issued warnings of increased threats being sent to the FBI and DOJ officials.
Senator Lindsey Graham took it a step further as he warned that if Donald Trump were indicted, there would be “riots in the streets.” Some took Graham’s comments as a “concealed threat.” As for now, Donald Trump has denied any wrongdoing in any of his criminal cases, mainly the January 6th Capitol Riot as he offered pardons to those convicted in relation to the riots if he were to be re-elected as the President in 2024.