Marjorie Taylor Greene distorts FBI policy, falsely claiming it was a ‘plan to assassinate’ Trump at Mar-a-Lago

Marjorie Taylor Greene has alleged that the Justice Department authorized the use of “deadly force” during an FBI search of Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence as part of a plan to “assassinate” the former president. However, the FBI has refuted these claims, stating that they followed standard protocol during the search.

The FBI raid on the Florida residence of the former president on 8 August 2022 concluded with the seizure of hundreds of documents. Recently unsealed court filings revealed that four more classified documents were found in Mr. Trump’s bedroom in the months following the bureau’s search at Mar-a-Lago.

Former President Trump is currently facing 40 felony counts for allegedly mishandling top secret documents, which were taken to his estate after he left office. Despite the accusations, he firmly denies all the charges brought against him.

In a fiery response, Mr. Trump lashed out at the Biden administration, accusing them of seeking to employ “deadly force” during the raid. He condemned the action as unconstitutional on Truth Social. Additionally, he sent a fundraising email to his Maga supporters, with the attention-grabbing subject line: “They were authorized to shoot me!”

According to a recently unsealed filing, law enforcement officers from the Department of Justice are authorized to use deadly force if deemed necessary.

According to the document, the agents had intended to bring “Standard Issue Weapons,” “Ammo,” “Handcuffs,” and “medium and large sized bolt cutters.”

According to Ms. Greene, Mr. Trump’s post indicated that there was a plot to “assassinate” him at his Florida estate.

On Tuesday evening, the Georgia representative claimed that the Biden DOJ and FBI had devised a plan to assassinate President Trump and had approved it.

The FBI quickly issued a statement denying any wrongdoing and stating that their agents had followed standard protocol during the raid on Mar-a-Lago.

“The FBI adhered to standard protocol during this search, as we do for all search warrants. This includes implementing a standard policy statement that restricts the use of deadly force,” the statement explained.

The statement emphasized that no extra actions were requested, and there was no deviation from the regular procedure in this particular case.

Law enforcement officers are authorized to use force in situations where no other safe options are available, as per the policy of the Justice Department. The policy also states that the use of deadly force is justified only when it is absolutely necessary, meaning when the officer reasonably believes that there is an immediate threat of death or serious physical harm to themselves or others.

US District Judge Beryl Howell pointed out in her 87-page opinion that there is no excuse for how the former president could overlook the classified-marked documents discovered in his own bedroom at Mar-a-Lago.

In January 2023, the FBI received the four records from Trump’s attorney, as mandated by another subpoena, as per the court filing.

The trial of Mr. Trump’s classified documents in Florida was postponed earlier this month due to the numerous pre-trial motions that are still pending.

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