The very same FBI field office in Washington D.C. that conducted the now notorious raid on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home is being run by the same man who ran the Detroit field office during the botched attempt to entrap militiamen in kidnapping Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.
Steven M. D’Antuono, who was named chief of the Detroit FBI office a year ago, has been promoted to head the Washington Field Office, a coveted post in the bureau.
FBI Director Christopher Wray made the announcement Tuesday, just several days after D’Antuono’s agents and state police busted up a plot to abduct Gov. Gretechen Whitmer. His official new title is assistant director in charge.
The job of heading the Washinton Field Office is among the most coveted posts in all of law enforcement, being the second-largest FBI field office behind New York City’s.
Details continue to emerge regarding the FBI’s integral role in the alleged kidnapping plot as public support for the agency plummets to new lows. The public sentiment among conservatives has dropped dramatically due to politically motivated investigations, prosecutions, and whistleblowers reporting law enforcement decisions being subject to political bias.
According to reporter Julie Kelly, the Whitmer kidnapping plot was an “FBI-inspired, organized, and executed a scheme to ‘kidnap’ and ‘assassinate’ Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer ahead of the 2020 presidential election.”
Two of the fourteen men named in the plot, the only two who were not working for or with the FBI, were acquitted in April on the grounds that they had been entrapped by the FBI, and the jury could not reach a verdict for Fox and Croft, Kelly told “War Room” TV show host Steve Bannon last Tuesday.
As the DOJ prepares to retry Fox and Croft, Kelly believes that the department’s “timing could not be worse,” as the credibility of both the DOJ and FBI is “imploding” in the wake of the raid on Donald Trump and reports from Chuck Grassley’s whistleblowers.
Recent examples of politically motivated law enforcement action against both Trump allies and Biden opponents include:
- The home of former Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Clark was raided by federal agents, who ordered him to stand outside in his underwear as they searched his house. CNN aired the bodycam footage of the raid, coincidentally taking place only one day before a public hearing by the Jan. 6 committee examining Clark’s role in supporting Trump’s efforts to challenge the results of the 2020 presidential election.
- Peter Navarro, the former Trump White House trade official, was publicly arrested by the FBI in June on a misdemeanor charge of contempt of Congress. Navarro alleges he was shackled in leg irons and strip-searched. The DOJ denies the claims. The judge in the case rebuked the DOJ for publicly arresting Navarro rather than just summoning him to court.
- Trump election attorney John Eastman and Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.) both had their phones seized by the FBI. Eastman’s phone was taken for the government’s Jan. 6 criminal probe, while Perry’s was in relation to alternate electors for Jan. 6.
- The FBI searched the homes and seized electronics of investigative journalist James O’Keefe and two of his associates at conservative media organization Project Veritas;
- Former Trump attorney and two-term New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s home and office were raided as part of a Justice Department criminal probe into his business dealings and communications with Ukrainians.
Ryan DeLarme is a disillusioned journalist navigating a labyrinth of political corruption, overreaching corporate influence, high finance, compromised media, and the planned destruction of our constitutional republic. He is also a Host and Founder at Vigilant News. His writing has been featured in American Thinker, Winter Watch, Underground Newswire, and Stillness in the Storm. He also has written scripts for television series featured on Rise.tv. Ryan enjoys gardening, creative writing, and fighting to SAVE AMERICA