The Biden administration is using the FBI “to target their political opponents or frankly anyone who dares to dissent or challenge or disagree or even question what this administration is doing,” says former congresswoman.
Posted BY: Jamie White
The FBI’s raid on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate is part of a “disturbing trend” by the Biden administration to “target their political opponents,” claimed former Democrat congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (Hawaii).
“This is something that every American should be extremely concerned about because this raid is just the latest serious escalation of this disturbing trend that we have seen of blatant abuse of power by those in power to not only protect their friends, but to target their political opponents or frankly anyone who dares to dissent or challenge or disagree or even question what this administration is doing,” Gabbard said Tuesday on Fox News’ “Watter’s World.”
“And there are a number of examples that we can point to not only abuse of power within the Department of Justice, within the FBI or law enforcement agencies, but also the Department of Homeland Security and the IRS.”
Gabbard laid out several examples of how both the Obama and Biden administrations weaponized the federal government to punish their political opponents, including using the IRS to go after conservative organizations or the DHS forming the so-called “Disinformation Governance Board” to police free speech.
“You know, look to the FBI investigation of Trump for the Russia hoax that didn’t turn out to be anything,” Gabbard noted.
“You look at the IRS and Lois Lerner directly targeting conservative organizations under the Obama administration. You look at this administration’s Department of Homeland Security’s creation of a Ministry of Truth to go after us, everyday Americans across the country, to tell us, ‘Hey, here is what we say the truth is and is not and what you are allowed to say and what you are not allowed to say.’”
Gabbard isn’t the only Democrat speaking out against the FBI’s raid against Trump, though she’s the one of only liberals concerned for the right reasons.
Democrat attorney Alan Dershowitz claimed the FBI had no reason to execute its raid when a subpoena would have produced a similar result.
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“It seems to me that they have violated the rules of the Justice Department, they have gone after both a former president and a future candidate – and they darn well better have smoking-gun proof – which I don’t see happening,” Dershowitz said Tuesday on Fox News’ “Hannity.”
“And, clearly, there’s been a double standard here. But, even if it was a single standard, it’s not good enough!” he added.
Likewise, some liberal politicians and media outlets lamented the way the FBI conducted its raid on Mar-a-Lago, noting that its motive looks overtly political and could backfire in Trump’s favor.