Garland Accuses Trump of Deceit

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( – On Tuesday, Attorney General Merrick Garland opposed the claims of former President Donald Trump that during the FBI’s raid on his Mar-a-Lago property in August 2022 the officers had been given the order that they could assassinate him. Garland pointed out that the language the former President had pointed to for his assassination claims was also present in the search warrant that the FBI had used when they searched President Biden’s home for classified records. 

Trump has made allegations that the FBI had been given the green light to take him out because of the force policy language in the warrant. However, Garland has slammed this position and has pointed out that this language is routinely included in search warrants. 

He has also specifically noted that the language that Trump had referred to during his claim specifically allows the use of deadly force but “only when necessary.” This would be for example in situations where someone posed an imminent danger of serious physical injury or death to another person or officer. 

Garland also argued that the document is part of the standard use of force protocol and was often included in search warrants, which is why it had also been included in the warrant that was used for the search inside President Joe Biden’s home. Despite this Trump has used his claims repeatedly as part of his fundraising efforts as he continues to argue that President Biden and the Department of Justice had given the authorization to have him shot. 

Garland simply stated regarding these allegations that they are not true and that Trump’s comments are “baseless” and very dangerous about spreading the FBI’s law enforcement operations. 

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