Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Majority see FBI as Biden’s 'personal Gestapo' after Trump raid

Majority see FBI as Biden’s 'personal Gestapo' after Trump raid

The Justice-backed FBI raid of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago winter resort home has increased the percentage of people who believe that President Joe Biden is using the G-men as his “personal Gestapo.”

In the latest Rasmussen Reports survey, 53% of likely voters agreed that “there is a group of politicized thugs at the top of the FBI that are using the FBI as Joe Biden’s personal Gestapo.”

Asked the same question last December, the portion who agreed with that view was 46%.

In between, the agency increased its focus on Trump and reports that he hoarded documents from his administration stamped “secret” at Mar-a-Lago, which the national police agency raided last week, taking several boxes of documents, including Trump’s current and old passports.

The new survey was suggested by New York Post columnist Miranda Devine, who wrote today that conservatives have had it with the FBI, while liberals, once the agency’s biggest critics, have found a new love.

“Liberals are happy because a politicized agency is coming after their ideological enemies, particularly their bête noire, Trump. It’s a stark turnaround from the days of decrying the FBI’s efforts to target Martin Luther King. The left has discarded any pretense of caring about civil liberties or injustice and instead sneers at conservatives who they claim are the ones who have jettisoned their core principles and now are ‘anti-cop,’” she wrote.

The Gestapo charge was coined by Trump supporter Roger Stone.

“The agency’s standing is at rock bottom among Republicans and conservatives, and not too healthy with independents and moderates,” wrote Devine, the author of Laptop from Hell: Hunter Biden, Big Tech, and the Dirty Secrets the President Tried to Hide.

The details of the survey, shared with Secrets, will be unveiled later this morning.

Overall, said Rasmussen, the raid made voters trust the FBI less, though a majority still have a favorable opinion of the agency.

The survey found that 44% said they trust federal agents less, while 29% said they trust them more. But by a 50%-46% margin, voters have a favorable impression of the FBI. That is actually better than when the same question was asked in December.

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