President Joe Biden on Tuesday condemned the attacks made by some Republican lawmakers on the FBI after that police force searched the residence of former President Donald Trump in Mar-a-Lago.
“It is disgusting to see these new attacks on the FBI, threatening the lives of law enforcement and their families, simply for following the law and doing their job,” he said at an event at Wilkes-Barre University, in the key state. of Pennsylvania, and with the November legislative elections as a backdrop.
Biden lashed out at Trump’s allies in Congress who have criticized the FBI and those he called “MAGA Republicans,” an acronym for “Make America Great Again,” the campaign and presidential slogan of Trump.
Several FBI agents and their families have reported receiving threats or harsh criticism after the search in Mar-a-Lago, Florida.
Earlier this month, a man was gunned down trying to enter the FBI field office in Cincinnati, Ohio, an incident that Democrats have linked to Republican criticism of Trump’s home policing. .
The FBI searched the former president’s mansion on August 8 in search of classified documents that he would have illegally taken when he left office.
The information that the Department of Justice has made public so far shows that Trump and those around him could be being investigated for three crimes: obstruction of justice, destruction of documents and violation of the espionage law, which carry prison sentences.