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Marjorie Taylor Greene: The FBI’s ‘Targeting’ Of Trump Is The Same Thing They Did To Martin Luther King

According to Georgia Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, the FBI is engaging in “political targeting” of failed, one-term, twice-impeached former president Donald Trump, which is the “same type of thing they did to MLK.”

Greene made her absurd allegation on Twitter posting:

“The FBI’s political targeting of President Trump is the same type of thing they did to MLK. They always abuse their power to take down their political enemies.”

Greene’s ignorance of history is almost as impressive as her blatant bigotry and complete disregard for what Dr. King stood for.

The FBI serving a valid search warrant at Mar-a-Lago because he was hoarding top-secret information he should have never taken in the first place is nowhere near what Dr. King had to endure, as PBS noted during a discussion of the 2021 documentary, MLK/FBI:

The FBI campaign against King began with wiretaps, but quickly ballooned. When wiretaps revealed that King was having extramarital affairs, the FBI shifted their focus to uncover all evidence of his infidelity by bugging and taping him in his hotel rooms and by paying informants to spy on him. Eventually, the FBI penned and sent King an anonymous letter, along with some of their tapes, suggesting that he should kill himself.

Or consider exactly how far the FBI went to spy on King:

They would go into these hotels before King and his associates got there and they would be let in by the management to bug those rooms and to have the rooms next door, nearby, where they could listen in to what was going on when King and his associates took those rooms. So this was an all-out assault. And as Chuck Knox says, a former FBI agent, any time King was going to go to a new city, the agenda was FBI agents were on the move to get to those places, to start to monitor and wiretap and listen to everything that was happening within the confines of those rooms between King and his associates, members of the SCLC, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

Does that sound like the “same thing” that happened to Donald Trump? Of course not, and Twitter quickly destroyed Greene for daring to make such a comparison.

By Andrew Bradford

Proud progressive journalist and political adviser living behind enemy lines in Red America.

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