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Former FBI Special Agent Says Biden’s DOJ Pushed For Mar-A-Lago Raid

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A former FBI special agent said that she believes the Department of Justice pushed the FBI to raid Mar-a-Lago and thinks that the FBI likely pushed back.

She also implied that she believes the real pushing came from the administration of President Joe Biden.

“Sometimes I think it’s just a really good idea to sit back and let the chips fall where they may,” former special agent Maureen O’Connell said on Fox News “Special Report” Panel, hosted by Bret Baier, The Daily Mail reported.

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“But when I look at the totality of the situation here, I really think when we talk about spirited conversations going on for a couple of weeks, and DOJ — it seems to me the DOJ is heavy in this situation,” she said.

“That they were trying to push the [FBI] to do this warrant. They were trying to push the Bureau to really, really hit this situation hard.

“And my guess would be that the Bureau was the one going against the DOJ in this particular situation, because when you consider which entity has more to lose — the FBI clearly has much more to lose from this situation,” she said.

It came after former FBI special agent Michael Tabman said that the order would have had to been approved by Attorney General Merrick Garland.

“I think there was inside information – call it an informant if you want,” he said to The DailyMail.

“I believe either someone told them something or some other information was stumbled upon, which was kind of conclusive in their minds that they had to go now to get that or they’re not getting it,” he said.

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According to a new Rassmussen Reports survey, a majority of likely voters — 53 percent — say they view the FBI now as President Joe Biden’s “personal Gestapo” that he is using to persecute a political opponent.

The majority agreed with the statement that “there is a group of politicized thugs at the top of the FBI that are using the FBI as Joe Biden’s personal Gestapo,” the survey said, as reported by the Washington Examiner.

Last December, just 46 percent of likely voters agreed with the same question, the outlet continued, adding:

In between, the agency increased its focus on Trump and reports that he hoarded documents from his administration stamped “secret” at Mar-a-Lago, which the national police agency raided last week, taking several boxes of documents, including Trump’s current and old passports.

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The new survey was suggested by New York Post columnist Miranda Devine, who wrote today that conservatives have had it with the FBI, while liberals, once the agency’s biggest critics, have found a new love.

“Among Republicans, a staggering 76% agree with the Roger Stone quote that there is ‘a group of politicized thugs at the top of the FBI who are using the FBI . . . as Joe Biden‘s personal Gestapo.’ About half (49%) of independents and a sizable 37% of Democrats also view the FBI as Biden’s Gestapo, while 72% of liberals disagree,” Devine wrote.

“Liberals are happy because a politicized agency is coming after their ideological enemies, particularly their bête noire, Trump. It’s a stark turnaround from the days of decrying the FBI’s efforts to target Martin Luther King. The left has discarded any pretense of caring about civil liberties or injustice and instead sneers at conservatives who they claim are the ones who have jettisoned their core principles and now are ‘anti-cop,’” she added.

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“The agency’s standing is at rock bottom among Republicans and conservatives, and not too healthy with independents and moderates,” she said.

“God knows Trump is no saint, and we still don’t know what the FBI was looking for in the documents they seized on Monday of last week. But it will need to be a national-security emergency to justify sending dozens of armed agents to raid a former president’s home and rifle through his wife’s underwear three months before the midterms,” Devine wrote.

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