ABC News reporter claims white supremacists, far-right fascists and neo-Nazis targeted Merrick Garland after FBI raid

ABC News chief investigative reporter Josh Margolin claimed on Thursday that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) raid on Mar-a-Lago led to US Attorney General Merrick Garland being attacked by “supremacists whites” and “neo-Nazis”.

Margolin appeared on an ABC News panel before the attorney general spoke on Thursday afternoon and said Garland must have ‘reviewed’ the decision to approve the search of former President Donald’s private residence Trump in a “dangerous” and violent political environment.

At the press conference, Garland announced that he “personally endorsed” the raid and said he would “not remain silent” regarding the “recent baseless attacks” on law enforcement and the DOJ.

“He must have known that as soon as that happened it would supercharge a supercharged environment and in fact, that’s what we saw,” Margolin said.

“As soon as President Trump confirmed on Monday that the raid had been carried out and was underway,” the reporter continued, “we immediately began to see far-right fascists, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, militias calling for violence like they always have against Jews – the attorney general is Jewish – against the FBI, federal law enforcement, against other perceived enemies – enemies they perceive as enemies of President Trump.

The investigative reporter said Garland, along with the FBI and the Department of Justice (DOJ), likely expected threats of violence to increase following the raid. (RELATED: ‘Department Of Trust Us’: Sen. Chuck Grassley Says FBI Director Refused To Answer About Raid)

Some critics of the raid used violent rhetoric on social media, directing threats at Garland and the FBI. One social media user exclaimed “kill all feds”, and another called for the assassination of Garland, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.

Others encouraged attacks on Judge Bruce Reinhart, who signed the search warrant to enter Mar-a-Lago. One user wrote “I see a noose around his neck” while others called for his home address to be published.

FBI Director Christopher Wray condemned the threats and rising violence against law enforcement in recent years in a statement released Wednesday. according at ABC News.

“Violence against law enforcement is not the answer, no matter what bothers anyone,” Wray said. “In recent years, we have seen an alarming increase in violence against law enforcement.”

Trump accused the raid of being “prosecution misconduct” and a politically motivated attack to ensure he doesn’t run for a second term in 2024. The former president announced Wednesday that he pleaded the Fifth Amendment during a deposition led by New York Attorney General Letitia. James.