Donald Trump Called The FBI Raiding His Lawyers Office "An Attack On Our Country"

Type: Disdain for Rule of LawApr 09 2018 Severity:
About: FBI & Department of Justice
Donald Trump attacked the independence of Federal law enforcement and the judiciary by proclaiming the FBI's raid on his personal lawyers home and office as an "attack on our country." Trump has often complained that Federal law enforcement officials should report to and "protect" him, not investigate him and those close to him. He has also repeatedly expressed frustration that they won't adhere to his call to "lock up" his political enemies.

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Quote | Federal agents executing a search warrant from a federal judge is anything but.

"And it’s [the FBI's raid on Trump's lawyer's office and home] a disgrace. It’s, frankly, a real disgrace. It’s an attack on our country, in a true sense. It’s an attack on what we all stand for."