2022-08-29 12:55:04

Ex-Agent: FBI Has Long History of Abuse, But Trump Probe Shows "More Effective" Path for Agency

The Justice Department has released a redacted version of the affidavit used by the FBI to raid former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate. The affidavit revealed authorities were concerned Trump still had possession of top-secret documents that could have compromised U.S. intelligence sources and methods, and said there was "probable cause to believe that evidence of obstruction was found." We speak with former FBI special agent Mike German, who says the FBI investigation of Trump has so far followed "a very cautious, restrained and methodological approach" and deviated greatly from the "militaristic approach" the FBI typically uses to target social justice organizations. He also says the threats against FBI agents from Trump supporters are "serious" and "persistent."

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