Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Thursday that Justice Department lawyers have filed a motion to unseal a warrant for agents to search for documents the former president may have illegally kept after he left the White House. was made public on Friday, which includes information on highly sensitive special access programs, along with a list of the inventory that agents take from home. In the order, possible violations of Art Provisions of the Espionage Act It prohibits the “collection, transfer, or loss of national defense information,” as well as the destruction of records and the concealment or mutilation of government materials. “The Post” reported that some of the documents sought contained materials related to nuclear weapons. These revelations don’t change the bottom line of the case: So far, everything has been done by the book, but it’s unclear whether what’s been found is a bomb or a bust.
The right answer to this uncertainty is patience, from those who believe the investigation will uncover some serious crime to those who believe the Justice Department is overstepping its bounds. Thankfully, some Republicans are showing signs of restraint; The ranking member of the party in the Intelligence Committee of the House of Representatives, Rep. Michael R. Turner (Ohio State), he spoke in moderation Friday about a desire to ensure oversight of the Justice Department without making unsubstantiated allegations of abuse. Others, they took a lesson from Mr. Trump on his Truth Social website, tossing around terms like “dictatorship” and “banana republic” to describe rule of law processes and conspiracies criticizing the FBI.
These are not just words. They can have dire effects on the real world. Thursday, armed man in body armor Tried to disrupt the Cincinnati field office of the FBI. The hours-long standoff ended on a country road, where the police shot and killed the man after he raised a gun at them. Reports so far suggest that the man may have issued a “call to arms” after a search on Social Truth beforehand, and that others may be “getting everything they need to be ready for battle.” Reports also suggest he may attend the Capitol in January. 6, 2021, uprising.
January events. 6 showed that the risk of political violence in the United States is real. By now, politicians and pundits should be well aware of what can happen when they make inflammatory statements: People already absorbed by disinformation ecosystems listen, and they can be inspired to take action. Unfortunately, the incitement to the FBI’s manhunt still continued — and one man died.