Donald Trump claimed that prior to the 2024 elections, the White House is actively involved in manipulating the electoral process. Through his Truth social media platform, the former President alleged that the Department of Justice (DOJ) is falsely implicating him and working to undermine his chances of being re-elected. He specifically named Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg and the FBI as individuals involved in sabotaging his campaign, accusing them of engaging in unlawful law enforcement practices against Republicans.
President Trump further suggested that Congress should withhold funding from the FBI and the DOJ until they exhibit a more reasonable approach.
The report’s findings determined that the FBI had not effectively maintained adherence to the law. The agency acknowledged implementing significant reforms to prevent the recurrence of such failures.
Donald Trump responded vehemently to the report’s conclusions, expressing his outrage and asserting that the investigation should have never taken place. He emphasized the need for justice to be served in response to what he viewed as a treacherous deception.
These findings are likely to bolster Republican assertions that federal agencies are being utilized as tools against Republicans and conservatives in the United States. In January, GOP lawmakers established a special committee to investigate such instances, with Ohio Republican Representative Jim Jordan leading the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government.
On February 9th, the committee conducted its inaugural hearing, during which Jordan outlined the objectives of the panel. He emphasized that its purpose was to examine and expose instances of collaboration between the American government, major technology companies, and federal agencies. The goal was to shed light on efforts to restrict information access for the American public and to intimidate and suppress voices that dissent from the agenda of the White House.