Matt Whitaker to Newsmax: ‘Outrageous’ FBI Greenlit Deadly Force for Trump

Former acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker told Newsmax on Wednesday that it’s “outrageous” that the FBI authorized the use of deadly force against former President Donald Trump during a raid on his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, in August.

“The FBI has tried to walk this back since this came out, but I was with President Trump yesterday in Manhattan at the courtroom,” Whitaker said on Newsmax’s “Newsline.” “I was with him when he found out this information and the reaction, not only from Donald Trump, just sort of realizing the gravity of what happened, but also his Secret Service agents, who realized that somehow they were viewed as not co-equal federal law enforcement agents by the FBI.

“I think that’s just completely inconsistent with how I’ve done cases as a prosecutor, and I just really think that the traditions of federal law enforcement would never allow that. So, the fact that they even considered it I think is a complete travesty.”

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