The FBI is investigating an “unprecedented” number of threats against bureau personnel and property in the wake of the search of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, including against agents listed in court records as being involved in the search, a law enforcement source tells CNN.
Just today, the names of the two agents who signed the search warrant paperwork were circulating on line. The names were included in a version of the search warrant that was leaked prior to the official unsealing of the documents. The version released by the court redacted the agents’ names.
In a memo sent to FBI employees this week, Director Chris Wray said the bureau is “vigilant” and will adjust security as needed.
“Let me also assure you that your safety and security are my primary concern right now. Security Division is working across the agency as we continue to stay vigilant and adjust our security posture accordingly,” Wray said in the statement reviewed by CNN.
The FBI declined to comment on any specific threats against bureau employees, but told CNN in a statement:
“The FBI is always concerned about violence and threats of violence to law enforcement, including the men and women of the FBI. We work closely with our law enforcement partners to assess and respond to such threats, which are reprehensible and dangerous. As always, we would like to remind members of the public that if they observe anything suspicious to report it to law enforcement immediately.”
August 13, 2022 at 03:42AM