A report by the Business Insider quotes an anonymous source within the FBI, who gives a sobering assessment of Trump pushing Epstein conspiracy theories:
“The Epstein case was hypercharged from the get-go,” one current FBI agent, who requested anonymity to freely discuss Trump’s actions, told INSIDER. “The last thing investigators need is the president of the United States fanning the flames with these bulls— theories that have no basis in reality.”
With all the threats the FBI has to deal with, spending time dealing with the threat of a U.S. presidency shouldn’t be one of them—but in the age of Trump that’s just what our federal law enforcement agency is doing.
Another FBI agent told INSIDER that Trump’s actions make the FBI’s job harder as it combats homegrown extremism, particularly after its latest finding that conspiracy theories pose a new domestic-terrorism threat.
“The FBI assesses anti-government, identity-based, and fringe political conspiracy theories very likely motivate some domestic extremists, wholly or in part, to commit criminal and sometimes violent activity,” the FBI said in May. “The FBI further assesses in some cases these conspiracy theories very likely encourage the targeting of specific people, places, and organizations, thereby increasing the likelihood of violence against these targets.”
The “president” of the United States is basically cultivating homegrown domestic violence. That’s what it comes down to. We have these shootings and violence in our country, because Trump is amplifying these fringe groups with his Alex Jones style presidency.
We should all be concerned whether our law enforcement agencies can combat these increased threats being fostered by this administration, while being under constant attack by Trump and his cronies. Scary times, folks.