The former US president said Joe Biden was “locked & loaded and ready to take me
out” during a 2022 search of his Mar-a-Lago estate.

By Presstv

Donald Trump speaks to the media during his trial at Manhattan Criminal Court on
May 21, 2024 in New York City. (AFP) Donald Trump claims incumbent US President
Joe Biden wanted armed agents to shoot him during a 2022 search of his
Mar-a-Lago estate for classified files.This is the first time in the modern
history of the United States that a former president accuses his successor of
trying to kill him.  In a post on his social media platform Truth Social, Trump
said President Biden was “locked & loaded ready to take me out” during the
search in the summer of 2022.  He said that he had been shown reports indicating
“that Crooked Joe Biden’s DOJ, in their Illegal and un-Constitutional Raid of
Mar-a-Lago, authorized the FBI to use deadly (lethal) force.” “He thinks he can
frighten me, intimidate me, and KNOCK ME DOWN!" “You know they're just itching
to do the unthinkable,” the former president wrote.  He appeared to be referring
to newly unsealed court filings related to documents that were uncovered at his
Florida estate after he left office.

The filing included standard FBI wording stating that agents are allowed to use
deadly force if someone is in imminent danger.  During the raid, federal agents
discovered over 100 classified records.  On the day of the search, Trump was not
there.According to the Washington Post, what Trump claims now is an
extraordinary distortion of a standard FBI policy on the use of deadly force
during search operations.  In a rare statement, the bureau said Tuesday night
that it had “followed standard protocol in this search as we do for all search
warrants, which includes a standard policy statement limiting the use of deadly
force.” “No one ordered additional steps to be taken and there was no departure
from the norm in this matter.”

Trump’s remarks drew criticism from Democratic Senate Majority Leader Chuck
Schumer, who described Trump's remarks as "outlandish and dangerous.” And David
Axelrod, a White House aide under Barack Obama, said the former president’s
claims are "patently nuts and dangerously provocative.” President Biden and
Trump will face off in the presidential election in November.

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