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August 10, 2022

FBI Raids Trump’s Home

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1846: US Act of Congress passes establishing the Smithsonian Institution, now the world’s largest museum and research complex.

Former President Donald Trump announced that the FBI had raided his Mar-A-Lago home in Florida.

“These are dark times for our nation, as my beautiful home … is currently under siege, raided, and occupied by a large group of FBI agents,” Trump said in a statement Monday night.

“Nothing like this has ever happened to a President of the United States before,” he continued. “After working and cooperating with the relevant government agencies, this unannounced raid on my home was not necessary or appropriate.”

Trump said the raid was “prosecutorial misconduct, the weaponization of the justice system, and an attack by radial left Democrats who desperately don’t want me to run for president in 2024 … Such an assault could only take place in broken, third-world countries. Sadly, America has now become one of those countries, corrupt at a level not seen before. They even broke into my safe!”

The search reportedly centered on White House documents Trump allegedly took to Mar-a-Lago after his presidential term.

Eric Trump, one of the former president’s sons, confirmed during an appearance on Fox News that the search was related to documents.

“My father saves clippings and things like that. So he had boxes, right, when he moved out of the White House,” Eric Trump said. “And he was very collaborative. You want to search for anything, if you think anything — like, you know, come right ahead. I mean, it was an open-door policy. And all of a sudden, 30 agents descend upon Mar-a-Lago?”

After the raid, Trump posted a campaign-style video on his Truth Social account. You can watch the video below:

August 6, 2022

FBI Director Addresses “Deeply Troubling” Accusations

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY…
1945: Atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima by the US B-29 Superfortress “Enola Gay.”

Christopher Wray, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), addressed FBI agents allegedly labeling damaging information about Hunter Biden as misinformation, saying the whistleblowers’ claims are “deeply troubling.”

During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing earlier this week, Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) asked Wray about the allegations from “highly credible whistleblowers.”

“When I read the letter that describes the kinds of things that you’re talking about, I found it deeply troubling,” Wray said.

Wray also vowed that the whistleblowers would be protected.

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) has called on Wray to take more action.

“It’s about time Director Wray acknowledges that the politicization of the FBI is ‘deeply troubling,’” Johnson told Fox News. “Unfortunately, this has been obvious during his entire tenure as director, and he’s done nothing about it.” 

“I suppose better late than never,” he added. “But I’m not holding my breath.”


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July 27, 2022

Senator Alleges Widespread FBI Effort to Downplay Negative Information About Hunter Biden

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1586: Walter Raleigh brings the 1st tobacco to England from Virginia.

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) claims that “highly credible” whistleblowers have informed him of a widespread effort within the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to downplay or discredit “derogatory information” about President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden.

Grassley outlined his concerns in a July 25 letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland.

“The information provided to my office involves concerns about the FBI’s receipt and use of derogatory information relating to Hunter Biden, and the FBI’s false portrayal of acquired evidence as disinformation,” Grassley wrote. “The volume and consistency of these allegations substantiate their credibility and necessitate this letter.” 

Grassley, the ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said that the whistleblowers claimed that the agency dismissed legitimate intelligence about Hunter Biden as “disinformation.”

The Iowa senator stressed that if the whistleblowers’ claims were true, then the agencies are “institutionally corrupted to their very core.”

“You have an obligation to the country to take these allegations seriously, immediately investigate and take steps to institute fixes to these and other matters before you,” Grassley wrote.

The whistleblowers claimed that in 2020, “the FBI developed information about Hunter Biden’s criminal financial and related activity,” Grassley wrote.

“Based on allegations, verified and verifiable derogatory information on Hunter Biden was falsely labeled as disinformation,” he continued.

Grassley added that such action continued until at least October 2020, shortly before the presidential election. The information was dismissed as disinformation even though it was “either verified or verifiable via criminal search warrants.”

The assistant special agent in charge then “allegedly ordered the matter closed without providing a valid reason” — and then “attempted to improperly mark the matter in FBI systems so that it could not be opened in the future,” Grassley wrote.

“If these allegations are true and accurate, the Justice Department and FBI are – and have been – institutionally corrupted to their very core to the point in which the United States Congress and the American people will have no confidence in the equal application of the law.”

“Attorney General Garland and Director Wray, simply put, based on the allegations that I’ve received from numerous whistleblowers, you have systemic and existential problems within your agencies,” Grassley concluded.

The senator demanded an investigation and release of any documents on the dismissed probes into Hunter Biden.

July 12, 2022

Lauren Boebert Reported to FBI Over Biden Tweet

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY…
1804: Former United States Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton dies after being shot in a pistol duel the previous day by Vice President Aaron Burr.

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) struck a nerve with a tweet about President Joe Biden, prompting critics to report her to the FBI.

“We need to terminate this presidency,” Boebert wrote on Twitter. “End quote. Repeat the line.”

The congresswoman was poking fun at Biden’s latest teleprompter gaffe, in which he apparently read instructions aloud.

During the speech, Biden mistakenly said the word “presidency” instead of pregnancy” while talking about abortion rights in the U.S. after the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

“Just last week, it was reported that a 10-year-old girl was a rape victim in Ohio — 10 years old — and she was forced to have to travel out of the state, to Indiana, to seek to terminate the presidency and maybe save her life,” Biden said last week.

According to Newsweek, dozens of Twitter users reported Boebert’s tweet to the FBI, arguing that it incited violence against Biden.

“Well, that sure sounds like a threat against the legitimately elected President of the United States, Squeaky,” writer Tara Dublin said. “Lock her up, [FBI]. End quote.”

“Why is Boebert not in custody? She is making threats,” one user tweeted to the FBI’s official account.

Another user tagged the FBI, writing: “Add my tweet to the growing list of tweets asking you to investigate Boebert for her comment that most of us perceive as a threat directed at [Biden].”

This isn’t the first time that Boebert has received criticism for her comments about Biden.

Boebert said she prays for Biden’s demise at an event in Colorado last month.

“I do want you to know that I pray for our president. Psalm 109:8 says, ‘May his days be few and another take his office.’ Hallelujah! Glory to God,” Boebert said on June 11.

Former congressional candidate Russell Foster (D) publicly condemned Boebert’s remark.

“So Lauren Boebert is praying for the death of President Biden at a church camp in front of the campers,” Foster tweeted. “How very ‘Christian’. That she gets wooed and applause for it is even viler.”

June 27, 2022

FBI Investigates Rising Attacks Against Pro-Life Groups

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is investigating a rising number of attacks on pro-life groups nationwide, according to a report.

Data shows that more than two dozen pregnancy centers and offices of pro-life groups have been attacked since the Supreme Court draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade was leaked last month.

The FBI told The Daily Wire that it is “investigating a series of attacks and threats targeting pregnancy resource centers and faith-based organizations across the country.”

“The FBI takes all threats seriously and we continue to work closely with our law enforcement partners and will remain vigilant to protect our communities,” the bureau said.

“We would like to remind members of the public that if they observe anything suspicious or have information about potential threats to report it to law enforcement immediately, call their local FBI field office, or submit a tip to tips.fbi.gov.”

June 10, 2022

FBI Raids Home of Man Charged with Attempted Murder of Justice Kavanaugh [Video]

Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have raided the home of the man who allegedly planned to murder Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

FBI agents raided the family home of Nicholas John Roske, 26, in Simi Valley, California, on Wednesday night after obtaining a search warrant.

Zach Quadri, a neighbor, told CBS News that he was surprised by the situation.

“They were always nice people so it’s a surprise more than anything,” Quadri said.

February 2, 2022

FBI Director Says Threat from China ‘More Brazen’ Than Ever

FBI Director Christopher Wray said the threat to Western countries from the Chinese government is “more brazen” than ever before, accusing China of stealing American innovations and launching massive hacking operations.

Wray’s remarks came during a speech at the Reagan Presidential Library just days ahead of the Winter Olympics in Beijing.

“When we tally up what we see in our investigations, over 2,000 of which are focused on the Chinese government trying to steal our information or technology, there’s just no country that presents a broader threat to our ideas, innovation, and economic security than China,” Wray said.

According to Wray, the FBI is opening new cases to counter Chinese intelligence operations roughly every 12 hours.

“The harm from the Chinese government’s economic espionage isn’t just that its companies pull ahead based on illegally gotten technology. While they pull ahead, they push our companies and workers behind,” Wray said.

“That harm — company failures, job losses — has been building for a decade to the crush we feel today. It’s harm felt across the country, by workers in a whole range of industries.”



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FBI director says the threat from China is ‘more brazen’ than ever before

January 31, 2022

FBI Arrests Man for Threatening Phone Calls to Election Worker

The FBI arrested a Nevada man for allegedly making multiple threatening phone calls to a state election worker.

Gjergi Luke Juncaj, 50, of Las Vegas, is accused of making four threatening phone calls to an employee in the Elections Division of the Nevada Secretary of State’s Office on January 7, 2021.

Juncaj has been charged with four counts of making threatening phone calls, the Justice Department said in a statement. If convicted, he faces a maximum of two years in prison on each count.

The threats included: “I want to thank you for such a great job you all did on stealing the election. I hope you all go to jail for treason. I hope your children get molested. You are all going to (expletive) die.”

After the threats, Staci McElyea, a former U.S. Marine, called the Nevada Capitol Patrol and sent a transcript of the calls. An officer contacted the man, whom police later identified as Juncaj.

According to a Reuters report, despite the multiple threatening phone calls, state police decided not to charge Juncaj, concluding that his threats were “protected” political speech and not criminal because he said he “wished” election workers would die.

But the report contradicted the assessment, as call transcripts show that the man repeatedly told McElyea that she and her colleagues would be killed.

The FBI opened an investigation into Juncaj following the Reuters story.

The Justice Department said that this case is part of its Election Threats Task Force, which launched in June 2021, “to address threats of violence against election workers, and to ensure that all election workers — whether elected, appointed or volunteer — are able to do their jobs free from threats and intimidation.”


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Man Charged for Threatening Nevada State Election Worker

January 24, 2022

Defense Seeks Immunity for FBI Agents in Whitmer Kidnapping Plot

An attorney for one of the five men accused of plotting to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) made an unusual request: immunity for FBI agents and informants involved in the case.

Scott Graham, the attorney for defendant Kaleb Franks, wrote in a court filing that the “illegal and unethical” use of confidential informants complicates the case. The agents were “intertwined in the alleged criminal activity” and have every reason to invoke their Fifth Amendment rights, Graham wrote.

Graham requested that U.S. District Court Judge Robert Jonker compel the government to grant immunity to its agents and sources, whose testimony he said is “crucial” for the entrapment defense he plans to pursue during the March 8 trial in Grand Rapids.

The unorthodox move comes after the prosecution confirmed it would not call on three FBI agents closely linked to the investigation because of personal and professional misconduct allegations.

Also, Stephen Robeson, a key FBI informant in the alleged kidnapping plot, was charged with fraud in an unrelated case in Wisconsin. Prosecutors said that Robeson was a “double agent often working against the interests of the government.”

In the Whitmer case, defense attorneys have also sought to include evidence related to a private investigative firm, Exeintel, owned by FBI Special Agent Jayson Chambers when he served as a handler for informants during the investigation.

Chambers was dropped from the case after reportedly using the kidnapping plot to promote his firm.


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Defense in Whitmer case seeks immunity for disgraced FBI agents and informants in rare twist

January 10, 2022

Report: FBI Inexplicably Removed Armed Capitol Rioters from Most Wanted List

According to a report from the Washington Examiner, the FBI won’t explain why three individuals who participated in the January 6 Capitol riot disappeared from its Capitol Violence Most Wanted list.

One of the unidentified men, dubbed #GingerGun by online sleuths, wore an earpiece and carried what appeared to be a concealed handgun on his left hip. The Examiner claims he was pictured on the FBI’s list for more than five months before being removed without explanation on the same day the New York Times reported that an FBI informant was at the Capitol on the day of the incident.

Video footage showed another unidentified man, dubbed #HarleyJacketBatonMan, beating police officers with a baton. He was on the FBI’s list for assaulting a federal law enforcement officer before the agency inexplicably removed him in late February — just a few weeks after adding him.

Footage showed the third man, Ray Epps, urging supporters of then-President Donald Trump to breach the Capitol to prevent the certification of Joe Biden’s election victory.

The FBI did not arrest or charge Epps, and they removed him from their list on July 1, 2021. The move “fueled speculation from a member of the House Judiciary Committee that Epps may have agitated people to storm the Capitol at the behest of the FBI.”

Footage from January 5 shows Epps, a former president of the Arizona Oath Keepers militia group, urging a crowd of Trump supporters to “go into the Capitol” the next day, spurring responses from the crowd alleging that he was a federal plant.

According to the Washington Examiner, as Trump spoke outside the White House the next day, Epps corralled people toward the Capitol. “He was also part of the first group of rioters to break through a police barrier on Capitol grounds.”

According to the report:

Only 13 suspects have been removed from the FBI's Capitol Violence Most Wanted list, launched two days after the riot to solicit help from the public in identifying rioters. Hundreds of individuals on the list have been identified, but they remain on the list with a notice they have been arrested.

Online sleuths identified removed suspects 311 and 312 as photojournalists. Two removed suspects were minors. Removed suspect 236 identified herself as a 17-year-old girl to a reporter during the riot, and online sleuths identified removed suspect 310 as a minor. Removed suspect 257 was identified as Andrew Taake of Texas, who was arrested and charged by federal authorities in July. Removed suspects 36, 37, 197, and 198 remain on the list under different numbers.

Removed suspect 171 was identified as Evan Neumann of California, who is currently listed on another FBI most wanted list. Neumann allegedly assaulted police officers with a metal barricade during the riot. He fled the country in February and is currently believed to be in Belarus, according to the FBI notice. Neumann was indicted on Dec. 10 on 14 counts.

During an October hearing, Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) presented Attorney General Merrick Garland with video footage of Epps encouraging people to enter the Capitol on January 5 and 6. Massie said Garland “refused to comment on how many agents or assets of the federal government were present in the crowd on [January 5 and 6] and how many entered the Capitol.”


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Federal authorities won’t say why armed Capitol rioters disappeared from FBI’s most wanted list

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