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« Reply #40 on: August 15, 2022, 11:33:20 PM »
MAGA is a deranged violent cult. People are now calling them domestic terrorists.

Online violent extremist rhetoric soars after Mar-a-Lago search

Hours before a man identified by two law enforcement sources as Ricky Shiffer died in standoff with law enforcement after he allegedly attempted to breach the FBI's Cincinnati field office on Thursday, Shiffer appeared to post on former President Donald Trump's social media platform Truth Social to express his desire to kill federal agents.

The post, which has since been removed by the site's moderators, appeared shortly after the FBI searched the former president's Mar-a-Lago residence on Monday.

"When they come for you, kill them," the suspect wrote. "Be an American, not a steer."

Shiffer was in Washington, D.C., on or around Jan. 6, 2021, though he was not arrested following the attack on the U.S. Capitol.

The posts represent a tiny fraction of violent extremist content flooding far-right message boards and social media platforms in the wake of the FBI's search of the Mar-a-Lago resort. Phrases including "civil war" and "lock and load" trended across Telegram channels, Gab, Reddit and TheDonald, a popular forum among Trump supporters. Also rising are antisemitic slurs threatening the Florida magistrate judge who signed the search warrant enabling the FBI to search for and remove boxes and documents of potentially classified material from the former president's home. At this point, the volume of the rhetoric hasn't reached the same levels seen in the days leading up to the Jan. 6 riot.

The threats ranged from attacks on the FBI and those involved in the case to  calls for Trump supporters to take up arms against the government.

"Ballot box, soap box, jury box, and ammo box Ö options are getting limited," wrote one user. "Time to bear arms and take down the FBI," wrote another.

"There was just an explosion of angry rhetoric across right-wing media, across right-wing social media accounts," Jessica Reaves, the editorial director of the Anti-Defamation League's Center for Extremism, told CBS News. "What is most notable to us is the uniformity of the calls for civil war across, quote, unquote, extremist and Ö 'mainstream' platforms and from people on, you know, across the board, in the right wing space."

Reaves continued, "What we're seeing today is a volume and a sort of pitch that we've not seen Ö in certainly at least 18 months, maybe more."

Users on far-right platforms, pro-Trump message boards and Twitter threatened the Florida magistrate and shared what appear to be the judge's home address and phone numbers and names and photos of possible family members. The threats, first uncovered by the non-profit investigative group Advance Democracy Inc., were also shared on social media channels of the far-right militia group the Proud Boys and the Three Percenters, another militia group.

In addition, users have seized on reports that when he was practicing law, the judge represented employees of convicted sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, feeding into the false QAnon-driven narrative that there is a cabal of ped*philes and Satan-worshippers who run a global sex-trafficking operation.

The judge's biography page was taken offline this week after users on the far-right platforms "doxxed" the judge by posting his contact information alongside the threatening messages.

The anger surrounding Trump's false allegations about a stolen 2020 election has not subsided among his most loyal supporters, Rita Katz, CEO of Site Intelligence Group, which tracks extremists online, told CBS News, but she also said that the level of online extremism hasn't yet matched the pre-Jan. 6 furor.

Katz noted that, "While the incitements and themes of this dangerous discourse do indeed resemble those seen before the Jan. 6 Capitol riots, we have not yet seen it reach the same volume and prevalence."

But she added, "There are many developments to come and we must not work under the naive assumption that a similar event couldn't happen again."

Although GOP lawmakers' language is more muted, extremism experts note that violent rhetoric mirrors ideas spread on far right platforms with statements painting the U.S. government as a "banana republic" or "police state."

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis alleged law enforcement's action in Mar-a-Lago marked an "escalation in the weaponization of federal agencies against the Regime's political opponents."

"Failure is not an option," Rep. Paul Gosar tweeted Monday. "We must destroy the FBI. We must save America. I stand with Donald J. Trump."

"One day what goes around is going to come around," wrote Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida. "And then we become Nicaragua under Ortega," the Florida lawmaker added in an apparent comparison to the leader notorious for jailing political opponents.

At a press conference Thursday announcing his department was seeking permission from a federal judge to unseal the search warrant used by federal agents to seize documents from Trump, Attorney General Merrick Garland defended the work of FBI agents and those involved in the case.

"The men and women of the FBI and the Justice Department are dedicated, patriotic public servants," Garland said. "Every day, they protect the American people from violent crime, terrorism, and other threats to their safety, while safeguarding our civil rights. They do so at great personal sacrifice and risk to themselves."

FBI Director Christopher Wray released a statement Thursday afternoon condemning the "violence and threats," adding that "unfounded attacks on the integrity of the FBI erode respect for the rule of law."

"Every day I see the men and women of the FBI doing their jobs professionally and with rigor, objectivity, and a fierce commitment to our mission of protecting the American people and upholding the Constitution," Wray wrote. " I am proud to serve alongside them."

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/online-violent-extremist-rhetoric-soars-after-mar-a-lago-search/

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Re: FBI raids Trumpís Mar-a-Lago
« Reply #41 on: August 16, 2022, 06:19:53 AM »
The FBI is now telling CBS News that it does not have Trump's passports. So who took his passports? Trump is falling apart at the seams.

Norah O'Donnell @NorahODonnell

NEW: According to a DOJ official, the FBI is NOT in possession of former President Trump's passports. Trump had accused the FBI of stealing his three passports during the search of his Mar-a-Lago home.

https://twitter.com/NorahODonnell/status/1559312970173259784

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« Reply #42 on: August 16, 2022, 06:25:36 AM »
Justice Dept asks court to keep Mar-a-lago search warrant affidavit UNDER SEAL.  "Disclosure at this juncture of the affidavit supporting probable cause would, by contrast, cause significant and irreparable damage to this ongoing criminal investigation".

Justice Dept (more): "If disclosed, the affidavit would serve as a roadmap to the governmentís ongoing investigation, providing specific details about its direction and likely course, in a manner that is highly likely to compromise future investigative steps".

Feds (more): "Disclosure of the governmentís affidavit at this stage would also likely chill future cooperation by witnesses whose assistance may be sought as this investigation progresses, as well as in other high-profile investigations".

Here's the Justice Dept court filing in Florida:


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« Reply #43 on: August 16, 2022, 04:15:04 PM »
'Theyíre turning on you': Lincoln Project pokes at Trump's freakout over their last ad

The Lincoln Project triggered former President Donald Trump last week with an ad talking about the recent search for classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. The ad last week questioned whether someone close to Trump had sold him out to the FBI and told the government about what was kept in the safe. The ad only appeared in Bedminster, New Jersey, where Trump typically spends his summers.

On Tuesday, the Lincoln Project launched another ad in which they continued to mock Trump.

ďWe get it, Donald. You hate us,Ē a female narrator says. ďAnd weíre not your biggest fans either Ö but in a funny way, weíre the only people you can trust."

The new ad is also only appearing on Fox News in Bedminster in a further move to target Trump himself and trigger his emotions.

ďWe told you that youíd lose, and you did," the ad continues, "that Mike Pence would stab you on the back on Jan. 6, and he did Ö how Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy were using your name for money and power."

It went even further, saying that they told him Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) was coming for him, "and now he thinks he's bigger than you."

ďTheyíre turning on you. All of them,Ē the voiceover closes. ďWeíd tell you weíre sad for you, but we always tell you the truth.Ē

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« Reply #44 on: August 16, 2022, 04:37:01 PM »
FBI search warrant reveals agents seized top-secret documents in raid of Trumpís home
https://www.cnbc.com/2022/08/12/documents-taken-in-trump-raid-included-files-marked-top-secret-report-says.html

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« Reply #45 on: August 16, 2022, 05:00:27 PM »
Here's Every Trump Excuse For The Classified Mar-a-Lago Material

Chris Hayes: ďDonald Trump and his allies have desperately attempted to spin this story. They have been frantically cycling through excuses, trying to come up with some explanation for why Trump had 11 sets of classified documents in his home at Mar-a-Lago.Ē

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« Reply #46 on: August 16, 2022, 07:36:37 PM »
Hugo Lowell @hugolowell

NEW: Justice Dept asks to keep sealed the Mar-a-Lago affidavit to prevent revealing the direction of the criminal investigation ó worsening distrust inside Trumpís circle that has no insight into where DOJ goes next. @GuardianUS

https://twitter.com/hugolowell/status/1559326602663788544

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« Reply #47 on: August 17, 2022, 04:13:29 AM »
Russian State Television calls Trump "their agent" because he is a Russian stooge.

Russian state TV's "Sunday Evening with Vladimir Solovyov," host Vladimir Solovyov said: ďIím very worried for our agent Trump. They found everything at Mar-a-Lago, they got packages of documents."

And not a single Republican has said one word to oppose it.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/russian-state-media-declares-our-agent-donald-trump-is-irreversibly-screwed

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« Reply #48 on: August 17, 2022, 04:53:17 PM »
Neal Katyal @neal_katyal

This is not just story #57, it is Trump confessing to the crime

If this report is accurate, Trump is saying he took these doc for his personal gain. It's no defense to say "the govt was going to be unfair." These are the govt's docs, not his. He doesn't get to hide them& benefit

https://twitter.com/neal_katyal/status/1559646633586982912


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« Reply #49 on: August 17, 2022, 08:01:19 PM »
Former Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday called on Republicans to stop attacking the nationís top law enforcement agencies over the F.B.I.ís search of Mar-a-Lago.

 

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