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Trump's raid on Mar-a-Lago Fallout resembles January 6th

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  • Former FBI and CIA officials predicted that another “catastrophic event” like January 6 could occur.
  • Phil Mudd said the threat to law enforcement is similar to the period leading up to the Capitol attack.
  • The threat escalates as Republicans oppose the FBI’s raid on Mar-a-Lago.

Former FBI and CIA officials said the effects of the Mar-a-Lago raid were similar to the events that led to the attack on the Capitol on January 6, calling it another “devastating attack.” predicted that an event could occur.

Phil Mudd, now a counterterrorism analyst for CNN, previously worked for the CIA as an analyst specializing in South Asia and the Middle East. He later served as the FBI’s first-ever Deputy Director of the National Security Agency.

Mudd appeared on CNN Sunday to discuss the aftermath of the unprecedented FBI raid on former President Donald Trump’s residence.Federal officials said violent threats to law enforcement spiked after the raid said. Some Republican lawmakers, including Trump, have condemned the FBI and irrationally suggested that the FBI could target civilians next.

In an interview with CNN’s Jim Acosta, Mudd said, “When we tracked extremists abroad, we never thought we would see this in America.

“They need to tell their leaders that what they think is okay, and they need validation from that leader to suggest that violence is okay,” he said. rice field.

Mudd pointed to Trump’s comments this week, referring to a hoax over the probe and suggesting, without evidence, that the FBI may have planted supplies in Mar-a-Lago.

“The same thing is happening today that happened before Jan. 6,” he continued, apparently referring to the rhetoric and false claims Trump made about the 2020 election before the riots.

He also pointed out armed Trump supporters who protested outside the FBI office in Phoenix, Arizona on Saturday.

“People in AR-15s and camouflage will say, ‘Let’s do something.’ That’s dangerous. I think another catastrophic event will happen,” Mudd said.

Violent acts believed to be related to the attack have already occurred. On Thursday, an armed man in body armor attacked his FBI office in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was shot dead at the scene after an hours-long standoff with police. The man was also believed to have been in the Capitol on Jan. 6, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.

The FBI recovered a box of documents containing 11 sets of classified materials from Mar-a-Lago during the investigation, according to court documents unsealed Friday. The Justice Department is investigating three possible violations of her law related to her handling of government documents, including the Espionage Act.

Trump has denied wrongdoing and said he has declassified all documents, but has not made them available to the public. Yes, and by law are managed by the National Archives.

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