‘Furious’ FBI Agents Are Bashing Trump For Spreading ‘Bullsh–t Theories’ That Provoke ‘Homegrown Extremism’
Donald Trump has been known for spreading conspiracy theories left and right. Even this week the president tried to spread conspiracies about the death of his former friend and child rapist Jeffrey Epstein.
This has caused the FBI to grow “furious” with Trump for making their job harder. Even Trump’s own open flirtations with white supremacy have made the bureau’s mission to target hate groups more challenging.
And now, according to a new report from Business Insider, FBI agents and personnel are “furious’ with the president over his boosting of conspiracy theories about Jeffrey Epstein’s death.
“The Epstein case was hypercharged from the get-go,” an FBI agent told Insider. “The last thing investigators need is the president of the United States fanning the flames with these bulls*** theories that have no basis in reality.” A second FBI agent reportedly told the outlet that “Trump’s actions make the FBI’s job harder as it combats homegrown extremism, particularly after its latest finding that conspiracy theories pose a new domestic-terrorism threat.”
Speaking to the New York Times on Monday, Trump biographer Timothy O’Brien explained why Trump indulges in conspiracy theories — which have long been a part of his rhetorical repertoire.
“He revels in conspiracy theories because he knows it gives him quick and easy traction with the masses — they’re easily swayed by the notion that there is an organized group getting over on them,” O’Brien said. “Because he never feels remorse or guilt about peddling these fables, he dives right in even when he knows better.”