Donald Trump’s stochastic terrorism is working.
Trump, along with his enablers and co-conspirators, have been howling about the FBI being like the Gestapo and more, which stokes their already primed base into a frenzy of violent rage.
Now Adam Bies, 46, a Pennsylvania man, has been charged with threats to kill FBI agents.
“A Mercer County man threatened online to murder FBI agents after the bureau’s search of former president Donald Trump’s Florida estate last week, saying “come and get me you piece of [expletive] feds” and “I am going to [expletive] slaughter you,” the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.
“(T)he FBI said he compared bureau agents to the Nazi SS of World War II and the Soviet-era KGB and said everyone at the FBI, from agents to janitors, deserves to die, ” the Post Gazette continued.
“‘My only goal is to kill more of them before I drop. I will not spend one second of my life in their custody,’” Biels wrote in a series of posts on Thursday, August 11, after the search of Mar-a-Lago.
Biels wrote on Gab, “I sincerely believe that if you work for the FBI, then you deserve to DIE.”
For all of this, he apparently got a “warning” from Gab, writing: “just gave me an account warning today for saying that a bunch of child moleseting [expletives] at the FBI should be put down.”
Biels’ rants track with the kinds of baseless accusations elected Republicans are making, including Republican Rep. Rick Scott saying the feds are “like Nazi Germany’s Gestapo.” Lauren Boebert called the search “Gestapo crap.” Steve Bannon said “the FBI right now is the Gestapo.”
Rick Scott says the FBI raid of Mar-a-Lago is like the Nazis and the Soviet Union and Latin American dictatorships pic.twitter.com/a0cFWl4kJM
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 9, 2022
“Whatever happened to ‘Back the Blue’?” Kansas City Star editorial board asked regarding Republican Sen. Roger Marshall, who said in an interview, “You know, friends texted me things like, is the FBI turned into the Gestapo?”
Bies was on Gab, an anti-Semitic, white nationalist site to which Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Republican Doug Mastriano paid $5,000 for “adverting consulting,” according to Media Matters. Mastriano, a Q-Anon supporter, bused people to the domestic terrorist attack on January 6th.
Gab was also a site used by the man who allegedly killed 11 Jewish people worshiping at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue. So it’s not a surprise to find posters threatening the FBI for Donald Trump.
The Pennsylvania man has been charged with influencing, impeding or retaliating against federal law enforcement officers.
The FBI and Department of Homeland Security warned on Friday about an increase in threats to federal law enforcement following the FBI executing an orderly Mar-a-Lago search warrant which Trump’s attorneys were present for and which Trump reportedly watched on CCTV.
An armed man in Cincinnati tried to breach an FBI office and was shot and killed.
Trump supporters are threatening law enforcement for Trump, and being egged on to do it by the elites they rail against. The elites have expensive lawyers and can fight for their own freedom while the vulnerable people drawn to Trump will pay the price for the incendiary and absolutely inappropriate rhetoric.
Ms. Jones is the co-founder/ editor-in-chief of PoliticusUSA and a member of the White House press pool.
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