A group of FBI agents is arguing against yet another round of inflammatory statements made by President Trump.
During a rally held Friday night in Missouri, President Trump told his supporters he would “get rid” of the “lingering stench” within the Justice Department and the FBI.
He first said:
Just look at what is now being exposed in our Department of Justice and the FBI. Look at what’s going on. You have some real bad ones. You see what’s happening at the FBI — they’re all gone, they’re all gone, they’re all gone.
Trump then added:
But there’s a lingering stench, and we’re going to get rid of that, too.
The following day the FBI Agents Association, a group of more than 14,000 active and former FBI Special Agents, addressed Trump’s remarks. The association’s mission statement is, “The services to members of our organization include internal advocacy within the Bureau, legal representation, legislative advocacy and financial support to members, offered through both the Memorial College Fund and the Member Assistance Fund.”
The group’s official Twitter account posted the following:
They went on to say in their statement:
Ultimately, the true story of the FBI is about real results and not sound-bites…
…Controversies of the day fade, but the sworn duty of Special Agents endures. Special Agents are focused on the Constitution and protecting the public. Their work should be recognized, not denigrated.
Trump has had issues with the FBI before, and his heavily publicized firing of and feud with James Comey is well-documented.
On Friday, the day of Trump’s comments, a New York Times article quoted an anonymous source who claimed Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein suggested he secretly record President Trump in the White House. Rosenstein also allegedly discussed invoking the 25th Amendment to remove Mr. Trump from office, alongside cabinet members.
This allegedly happened in 2017 in the aftermath of the Comey firing.
Some people took to Twitter to voice their support of the FBI.
It’s good to know there are people who are willing to stand up to the President.