‘Never Seen Anything Like This’: McCabe Said Threats Against FBI Are ‘Unprecedented’

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Brianna Lyman News and Commentary Writer
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CNN analyst and former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Deputy Director Andy McCabe said Monday threats against FBI officials following the Aug. 8 raid on Mar-a-Lago are “unprecedented.”

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the FBI released a bulletin warning of increased threats following the raid, Fox News reported. The bulletin warns of “violent threats” against law enforcement and other government personnel, including one specific threat to “place a so-called Dirty Bomb in front of FBI headquarters,” the outlet described.

“How do you describe the threat level against the FBI?” CNN’s Kate Bolduan asked on the program “At This Hour.” (RELATED: Steve Doocy: Trump Should Call For ‘End To Violent’ Rhetoric Against FBI)

“Unprecedented,” McCabe said. “Never seen anything like this in my 21 years with the bureau. It’s not completely crazy for individuals and the FBI to be subject of threats as a result of cases they’re working, but this is the first time I’ve ever seen a broadside, all FBI personnel are considered part of this reporting. It’s just terrifying.”

“There is about 400 FBI locations total, including those field offices,” McCabe added, “so you’re talking about a lot of people in a lot of different places and communities all around the country who are exposed to this.”

FBI agents found 11 sets of classified documents inside Mar-a-Lago. It is unclear what the “top secret” documents contained, however. Lawyers for Trump said the former president used his executive privilege to declassify the information prior to leaving office, though there is a legal federal process that must be conducted in order to declassify, according to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ).

Former President Donald Trump has claimed that all of the materials were “declassified” and kept in safe storage.