USA: Following a search of former president Donald Trump's Florida home last week, the FBI and US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have alerted law enforcement agencies to an increase in threats.
DHS acknowledged to Reuters that it had sent a bulletin on the threats on Friday but chose not to release it. The bulletin's contents have been covered by reports on CNN, NBC, and CBS.
Following the FBI's recent execution of a search warrant in Palm Beach, Florida, "the FBI and DHS have observed an increase in threats to federal law enforcement and, to a lesser extent, other law enforcement and government officials," the bulletin stated, according to a CBS report.
The threat to plant a "so-called dirty bomb" in front of the FBI headquarters and general calls for "civil war" and "armed rebellion" were among the issues mentioned in the memo, according to CBS.
The federal judge who authorised the Palm Beach search warrant is among the judicial, law enforcement, and government officials who have received "multiple articulated threats and calls for their targeted killing," according to US government agencies.
According to reports, the bulletin stated that the majority of threats take place online.
The search warrant, which was made public on Friday following the historic raid on Monday, revealed that Republican Donald Trump had 11 sets of classified documents at his residence and that the Justice Department had a good faith basis for doing so due to potential Espionage Act violations.
Republicans increased their demands for the release of an FBI affidavit outlining the reasons for the agency's seizure of the documents on Sunday.
Trump, his allies, some Republicans in Congress, and many conservative pundits have reacted with anger toward the FBI and those involved in the investigation of Trump, as well as messages to their supporters warning that the FBI would target them next without providing any supporting evidence.
Trump supporters have made comparisons between the FBI and the "Gestapo," called for its funding to be cut off, and charged the organisation with having political motivations.
Police shot and killed an armed intruder who attempted to enter the FBI building in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Thursday after engaging him in a car chase, gunfight, and standoff in a cornfield.
The threats against agents and the DOJ were described as "deplorable" the day prior by FBI Director Christopher Wray.
On Sunday, the FBI declined to confirm the bulletin's existence, but stated that it was "always concerned about violence and threats of violence to law enforcement".
Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), stated on Twitter that "the details of this DHS/FBI bulletin are stunning. Let's be clear: This is the direct result of right-wing politicians and commentators' reckless, incendiary rhetoric demonising law enforcement.
The aftermath of the Mar-a-Lago raid, according to a former official who worked for the FBI and CIA, is similar to the circumstances surrounding the attack on the Capitol on January 6, and another "catastrophic event" may be on the horizon.
Former CIA analyst Phil Mudd, who now works for CNN as a counterterrorism analyst, specialised in South Asia and the Middle East. Later, he held the position of the FBI's National Security Branch's first-ever deputy director.
I never thought we'd see this in America when I tracked extremists abroad. On CNN, Mudd said, "We are.
"They need authority figures to reassure them that what they're thinking is appropriate. And in order to suggest to them that violence is acceptable, they need approval from that leadership, he said.
Mudd cited Trump's remarks from last week, in which he called the investigation into the search a hoax and implied—without providing any proof—that the FBI might have placed materials at Mar-a-Lago.
He continued, "The same thing that happened before January 6 is happening today," seemingly alluding to the rhetoric and untrue predictions Trump made about the 2020 election before the uprising.
The armed Trump supporters who demonstrated in front of an FBI office in Phoenix, Arizona, on Saturday were also mentioned by him.
People wearing camouflage and carrying AR-15s will declare, "I'm going to do something about it. That is hazardous. Mudd predicted that "another catastrophic event" would occur.
Following the FBI raid on his Florida home, The New York Times reports that Trump made an attempt to communicate a coded message to Attorney General Merrick Garland.
"The nation is ablaze. Trump wanted Garland to know, according to a person familiar with the conversation, "What can I do to reduce the heat?"
Many people claimed on social media that Trump's remarks to Garland could be interpreted as a subliminal threat.
The message seemed to imply that Trump can "fan the flames of violence," according to Robert Maguire, research director at the non-partisan Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.