Trump Claims the DOJ Wanted Him Dead

( – Former President Donald Trump has been facing some legal woes as of late. One of the cases involves allegedly classified documents that he refused to turn over to the National Archives. When the FBI raided his home in 2022, they had a search warrant in hand. However, Trump has used some of the language in the search warrant to falsely accuse the Department of Justice (DOJ), President Joe Biden, and the FBI of wanting him dead.

In a post on his social media platform TRUTH Social on Tuesday, May 21, Trump claims he “was shown Reports that Crooked Joe Biden’s DOJ, in their illegal and UnConstitutional Raid of Mar-a-Lago, AUTHORIZED THE FBI TO USE DEADLY (LETHAL) FORCE.” He then pointed to the 25th Amendment, insinuating that Biden could be removed from office for being unfit to serve. Trump reiterated these claims in an email to supporters hoping to raise money for his campaign and legal defense fund.

However, there’s one issue with the claims. All search warrants contain the same language, which allows for the “use of deadly force when necessary.” It’s standard policy for the DOJ to include the statement, but it’s also meant to limit the actual use of deadly force by spelling out when it’s okay for officers to engage in such behavior.

One of the FBI’s former assistant directors for counterintelligence, Frank Figliuzzi, reiterated this on X, formerly Twitter, saying it is on every single search warrant issued. The bureau addressed Trump’s claims, saying “No one ordered additional steps” in this case and “there was no departure from the norm.”

That didn’t stop Trump and his supporters from continuing to run away with the claim. Hardline Republicans also joined the fray, with Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and Kari Lake spreading the falsehoods on social media.

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