Former FBI and CIA officials predicted that another “catastrophic event” like January 6 could occur.
Phil Mudd said the threat to law enforcement is similar to the period leading up to the Capitol attack.
The threat escalates as Republicans oppose the FBI’s raid on Mar-a-Lago.
Former FBI and CIA officials said the effects of the Mar-a-Lago raid were similar to the events that led to the attack on the Capitol on January 6, calling it another “devastating attack.” predicted that an event could occur.
Phil Mudd, now a counterterrorism analyst for CNN, previously worked for the CIA as an analyst specializing in South Asia and the Middle East. He later served as the FBI’s first-ever Deputy Director of the National Security Agency.
Mad Appears CNN Sunday discussing the aftermath of Unprecedented FBI raid into President Donald Trump’s residencefederal officials said Violent threats against law enforcement spike after raidSome Republican lawmakers, including Trump, have unfoundedly accused the FBI The agency suggested it could target the general public next.
In an interview with CNN’s Jim Acosta, Mudd said, “When we tracked extremists abroad, we never thought we would see this in America.
“They need to tell their leaders that what they think is okay, and they need validation from that leader to suggest that violence is okay,” he said. rice field.
Mudd pointed to Trump’s comments this week, which referred to hoaxing an investigation into the search, and the FBI’s May have planted material in Mar-a-Lago.
“The same thing is happening today that happened before Jan. 6,” he continued, apparently referring to the rhetoric and false claims Trump made about the 2020 election before the riots.
he also pointed out the armament Trump supporters protesting outside the FBI offices in Phoenix, Arizona Saturday.
“People in AR-15s and camouflage will say, ‘Let’s do something.’ That’s dangerous. I think another catastrophic event will happen,” Mudd said.
Violent acts believed to be related to the attack have already occurred. on thursday Armed man in body armor attacks FBI office in Cincinnati, OhioHe was shot dead at the scene after an hours-long standoff with police. The man was also believed to have been in the Capitol on January 6, law enforcement officials said. Associated Press.
of FBI recovers box of documentsCourt documents unsealed on Friday include 11 sets of classified materials from Mar-a-Lago under raid. The Justice Department is investigating three possible violations of his law related to his handling of government documents, including the Espionage Act.
Trump has denied wrongdoing and said he has declassified all documents, but has not made them available to the public. Yes, and by law are managed by the National Archives.
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