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Trump’s Attack on the FBI: Straight Out of the White Supremacist Playbook

Following cheerleader Trump’s lead, conservatives from Fox News to Congress slam the search of his Mar-a-Lago estate, even parroting the line that the FBI equals the Gestapo. But their anger has old and deep roots in the American far right

Ari Paul
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Ari Paul

It’s been amusing, if not absurd, to watch conservative politicians and pundits, who two summers ago proclaimed they “backed the Blue” during the Black Lives Matter uprising, to embrace the idea that the Federal Bureau of Investigation should be defunded to pay for the “crime” of searching former President Donald Trump’s home for classified material.

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