Media Stopped Describing Targeting Of Trump As “Raid” After Former FBI Agent Complained

Media Stopped Describing Targeting Of Trump As “Raid” After Former FBI Agent Complained

Authored by Paul Joseph Watson via Summit News,

The media stopped describing the search of Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate as a “raid” after a top former FBI agent complained about the wording during an appearance on MSNBC.

Federal agents ransacked Trump’s Florida home, even going through his wife Melania’s wardrobes, in a bid to find classified records Trump allegedly took from the White House.

Trump supporters assert that the boxes recovered during the raid contain files that were already declassified by the time Trump left office.

The raid was carried out after an FBI informant had infiltrated Mar-a-Lago and discovered the precise location of where the files were being kept.

Despite widespread anger at the raid from both Trump supporters and Republicans in general, one former FBI agent tried to language police by insisting that the raid, timed for when the feds knew Trump wouldn’t be home, was not in fact a raid.

“Agents, by the way, don’t like the word raid, they don’t like it,” former FBI Assistant Director Frank Figliuzzi told MSNBC.

“It sounds like it’s some kind of, you know, extra judicial non legal thing. It’s the execution of a search warrant. It’s a court authorized search warrant,” he added.

MSNBC’S Frank Figliuzzi says ‘FBI agents do not like the term “raid”‘. Moments later, MSNBC updates their lower third to “executes search warrant” pic.twitter.com/KHCXTzJf6p

— Kayvon Afshari (@KayvonAfshari) August 9, 2022

Figliuzzi insisted that the FBI would want the incident described as them having “executed a search warrant” and that calling it a “raid” helped Trump define what happened as “prosecutorial misconduct.”

Almost instantly, the media followed orders.

“MSNBC changed their chyron, from “FBI Raids Trump’s Mar-A-Lago Home,” to “FBI Executes Search Warrant At Trump’s Mar-A-Lago,” moments after Figliuzzi’s appearance, notes Jack Hadfield.

The New York Times also changed the word “raid” to “search”.

Change in Headline pic.twitter.com/5XMRVDBNf3

— Editing TheGrayLady (@nyt_diff) August 9, 2022

Twitter’s trending tab description of the incident was also changed to omit the word “raid”.

Twitter Monday night vs Twitter Tuesday morning.

Spot the difference! pic.twitter.com/SctOhcs0L1

— Jack Hadfield 🇬🇧 (@JackHadders) August 9, 2022

Meanwhile, Trump himself said on Truth Social last night that the FBI had already visited Mar-a-Lago in June to view the records after they asked Trump to secure them with an extra lock.

“Then on Monday, without notification or warning, an army of agents broke into Mar-a-Lago, went to the same storage area, and ripped open the lock that they had asked to be installed,” wrote Trump.

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Tyler Durden
Thu, 08/11/2022 – 09:45


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