In an interview with Newsmax TV, former NYPD commissioner Bernard Kerik warned of an assassination attempt on Donald Trump, with Kerik, a New York Times best-selling author, tweeting the same warning.
After the FBI raided former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate on August 8, a former commissioner of the New York City Police Department delivered a shocking warning last week.
Bernard Kerik, who was commissioner from 2000 to 2001, stated his deep fear about a potential assassination attempt on Trump in an interview with Newsmax TV.
“If you remember back in 2016, right before he got elected, I was in Washington, DC. I was at a couple of different social events, and I hear people talking, they said the Democrats want this guy so bad that they wouldn’t put assassination behind it,” he shared with host Eric Bolling.
“And I’m going to tell you something. They’ve tried impeachment, they’ve tried another impeachment, they’ve tried one investigation after another,” Kerik continued.
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“This is about one thing: This is about stopping him from running in 2024. And I’m going to tell you something, I’m not into conspiracies, I’m not into anti-government rhetoric. This is the first time in my lifetime that I would say I am deathly afraid for Donald Trump. I would not put assassination behind these people,” the former commissioner added.
The previous day, Kerik, a New York Times best-selling author, tweeted the same warning.
“And just like in other Third World countries, if today’s raid by Biden’s FBI does not stop Donald Trump from running for president in 2024, their next move will be Assassination,” he wrote.
During the Trump administration, Richard Grenell served as the interim director of national intelligence. The former police chief was responding to Grenell’s statement.
“Third World dictators prosecute their political enemies,” Grenell tweeted. “JoeBiden has weaponized the US government for his political purposes.
“It’s outrageous. And creating a terrible precedent.”
Just a few minutes earlier, Kerik said in a tweet, “I stand with President Donald J. Trump. Not because he was the President of the United States, but because this is tyranny. There is no greater threat to our Republic than a government that breaks its own laws, to deprive its citizens of liberty and freedom. #BananaRepublic.”
An unprecedented FBI raid occurred last Monday at the former president Trump’s Mar-A-Lago home in Palm Beach, Florida.
The 45th president declared at the time that “these are dark times for our Nation” and claimed that his home was “under siege, raided, and occupied by a large group of FBI agents.”
“Nothing like this has ever happened to a President of the United States before,” he wrote.
Attorney General under the Biden administration Merrick Garland said on Thursday that he personally authorized the FBI raid that shocked the country. He added at the time, without going into detail on how probable cause was determined, “The search warrant was authorized by a federal court upon the required finding of probable cause.”
Bruce Reinhart, a magistrate judge who had previously served as a federal prosecutor and later as a defense lawyer for those related to convicted high-profile sex offender and trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, approved the warrant.
Many boxes of Trump’s personal documents and belongings were confiscated by the FBI, including two photo albums, a “handwritten note,” Info re: President of France,” and paperwork of the “Executive Grant of Clemency re: Roger Jason Stone Jr.”
Taylor Budowich, a spokesman for President Trump, responded by calling the incident “outrageous” and asserting that the “raid of President Trump’s home was not just unprecedented, but unnecessary — and they are leaking lies and innuendos to try to explain away the weaponization of government against their dominant political opponent.”
The FBI “could have had it [the documentation] anytime they wanted without playing politics and breaking into Mar-a-Lago,” Trump said on his Truth Social platform on Friday, adding that the materials he had were “all declassified” and that there was no “need to ‘seize’ anything.”
The former president called The Washington Post’s claims that he was keeping “classified documents relating to nuclear weapons” a “Hoax” earlier on Friday.
He said that the “[s]ame sleazy people” were “involved,” saying, “[J]ust like Russia, Russia, Russia was a Hoax, two Impeachments were a Hoax, the Mueller investigation was a Hoax, and much more.”
The FBI raid on Trump’s property has drawn criticism from certain Republican leaders for the “political weaponization” of the DOJ, while others have said that the United States has turned into a “banana republic.”