Less Americans trust the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and nearly half of them believe the law enforcement agency is being used as Joe Biden’s “personal Gestapo,” research suggests.
According to a Rasmussen Reports poll, 46 percent of likely voters view the FBI favorably – a 14 percent drop from May – while 47 percent view the agency unfavorably.
The same number of respondents said that there was “a group of politicized thugs at the top of the FBI who are using the FBI…as Joe Biden’s personal Gestapo.”
For context, the “Gestapo” were Adolf Hitler’s secret police in Nazi Germany that brutally eliminated any opposition.
The Biden administration has been accused of weaponizing the FBI and the Department of Justice to silence political opponents in various instances.
In October, the National Association of School Boards (NASB) sent a letter to Joe Biden asking him to prosecute parents who committed “acts of violence” and “domestic terrorism.”
The NASB cited examples of the “hate crimes” committed by parents on school board members, including not wearing masks and advocating against critical race theory, which the board claimed wasn’t being taught in public schools.
Five days later, Joe Biden’s Attorney General Merrick Garland directed the FBI to identify and prosecute the parents for their “threats against public servants.”
The FBI also reportedly raided the home of Project Veritas Founder James O’Keefe in connection to a “stolen” diary allegedly belonging to Joe Biden’s daughter, Ashley Biden.
The agency allegedly stormed the homes of other current or former Project Veritas journalists as well.
In the wake of the raid, O’Keefe released a video to YouTube addressing his network’s connection to the diary.
“I woke to the news that apartments and homes of Project Veritas journalists, or former journalists, had been raided by FBI agents,” O’Keefe said. “It appears the Southern District of New York now has journalists in their sights for the supposed crime of doing their jobs lawfully and honestly, or at least this journalist.”
He continued, “Project Veritas gave the diary to law enforcement to ensure it could be returned to its rightful owner,” said O’Keefe. “We never published it.”
O’Keefe then questioned why Biden and Department of Justice would be so invested in the search of a diary.
“Now, Ms. Biden’s father’s Department of Justice, specifically the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, appears to be investigating the situation, claiming the diary was stolen,” said O’Keefe. “We don’t know if it was, but it begs the question: In what world is the alleged theft of a diary investigated by the President’s FBI and his Department of Justice? A diary?”