'Fox & Friends' Co-Host Urges Trump to Help Tamp Down 'Violent Rhetoric Against Federal Law Enforcement'


Former President Donald Trump is receiving a plea to help tamp down threats against federal law enforcement.

“Fox & Friends” co-host Steve Doocy said on Monday morning, “We just know that right now given the fact that there is the suggestion that there are a lot of very specific threats against very specific agents at the FBI and what not. It would be great for everybody to tamp down the rhetoric against the FBI because the FBI was simply doing what the DOJ asked them to do.”

“The attorney general is the boss of the guy at the FBI, of all the people at the FBI. So you know, with all of these threats going around, it would ultimately be great if the former president, who has always been a great supporter of law enforcement, has posed with a thousand police departments coast-to-coast, it would be great if he called for an end to the violent rhetoric against federal law enforcement, and in particular, the FBI that was just doing their job,” he continued.

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Doocy’s comments come as the FBI and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have seen an increase in the number of “violent threats” against federal law enforcement after the raid at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort.

A bulletin from the FBI and DHS warned of a threat to “place a so-called Dirty Bomb in front of FBI headquarters.”

There has also been an increase in “general calls” for “civil war” and “armed rebellion.”

According to the warrant for the search of Mar-a-Lago, which was unsealed on Friday, FBI agents recovered multiple documents that were marked top-secret.

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Agents were directed to seize “all physical documents and records constituting evidence, contraband, fruits of crime, or other items illegally possessed.”

In a statement after the raid, FBI Director Christopher Wray addressed the increasing threats as he said, “Unfounded attacks on the integrity of the FBI erode respect for the rule of law and are a grave disservice to the men and women who sacrifice so much to protect others.”

“Violence and threats against law enforcement, including the FBI, are dangerous and should be deeply concerning to all Americans,” he added.

Trump reportedly sent a message to Attorney General Merrick Garland last week that read, “The country is on fire.”

“What can I do to reduce the heat?” he asked.

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And during an interview with Fox News, the former president said, “The country is in a very dangerous position. There is tremendous anger, like I’ve never seen before, over all of the scams, and this new one—years of scams and witch hunts, and now this.”

“If there is anything we can do to help, I, and my people, would certainly be willing to do that,” he added.

Trump told Fox he had not heard back from the Department of Justice about this effort to “reduce the heat.”

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