FBI’s Ray denounces threats following search of Trump’s home

OMAHA, Nebraska (AP) — The FBI director on Wednesday issued strong words to supporters of former President Donald Trump for using violent rhetoric in the wake of attacks by his agency. Search of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home.

Christopher RayIn 2017, President Trump appointed him director of the agency.

“I am always concerned about threats to law enforcement,” Ray said. “Violence against law enforcement is not the answer, no matter who you’re angry with.”

Speaking after a long-planned press conference for the FBI’s field office in Omaha, Nebraska, Wray spoke about the FBI’s cybersecurity efforts. He declined to answer questions about Monday’s hours-long search by FBI agents at Trump’s resort in Palm Beach, Fla.

Since Trump himself announced a search of his Florida home, threats and calls for arms have become easier to find in the corners of the internet favored by right-wing extremists. Reactions included the ubiquitous “lock and load” and calls for the assassination of federal agents and even US Attorney General Merrick Garland.

On Gab, a social media site popular with white supremacists and anti-Semites, one poster named Stephen said he was waiting for a “call” to start an armed revolution.

“All it takes is one phone call and millions will arm themselves and take back this country. It will be over in less than two weeks,” the post said.

Another Gab poster begged others. This unelected and illegal regime has crossed the line with the GESTAPO raid. It’s been a long time since American society was purged of liberal socialist filth! ”

Monday’s Trump residence search is part of an investigation into Whether Trump took classified records From the White House to his residence in Florida, according to people familiar with the matter.Department of Justice Investigating possible mishandling of confidential information The National Archives and Records Administration said it received 15 boxes of White House records from Mar-a-Lago earlier this year, including documents containing classified information.