After Mar-a-Lago search, OAN calls attack on FBI office a false flag
“It was nothing more than an attempt to distract the American people” from “Biden’s Gestapo” searching Donald Trump’s residence
One America News Network’s freakout over the FBI search of former president Donald Trump’s Florida residence continues apace. Now the network is accusing the FBI of a false flag operation against its own offices in Cincinnati, OH.
OAN content about the FBI’s search of Trump’s residence has been particularly unhinged. After immediate complaints about a federal “war” on Trumpism and a set-up, OAN figures have warned that “we are the closest to Civil War II we’ve ever been,” claimed that the government has “gone rogue … hunting down anyone and everyone who stands in their way,” and even encouraged members of Congress to destroy January 6 evidence.
On August 11, after a man attacked an FBI office in Cincinnati with a nail gun, a Truth Social account bearing his name and photograph posted about recently “attacking the FBI.” The man was later killed in a standoff with police.
Complaining about inaccurate breaking reports of the incident, OAN host Dan Ball denied the unfolding story to instead suggest that the FBI attacked itself to distract from its search of Mar-a-Lago.
“Right after the raid at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home, the next morning you got the FBI on all the major lamestream networks saying, 'oh, the chat’s up and the Google searches are up for attacking the FBI and civil war and blah blah blah,’” Ball said, “and then the next day, a guy who we can’t find jack squat about, is killed because he allegedly went in with a nail gun.”
Ball’s guest, right-wing consultant Alex Bruesewitz, replied that the attack was a “hoax” by “Biden’s Gestapo,” and demanded partisan accountability.
“Republican leaders need to drag FBI leadership before Congress,” Breusewitz asserted, “and demand answers because there is no way in hell this was a legitimate scene. … It was nothing more than an attempt to distract the American people, take their minds off the fact that they illegally, unlawfully, and unwarranted raided President Trump’s home of Mar-a-Lago.”
“Yep, I agree with you,” Ball said.