MSNBC host dismisses FBI Trump raid concerns: ‘Way more instances’ like Michael Brown, Breonna Taylor

MSNBC host dismisses FBI Trump raid concerns: ‘Way more instances’ like Michael Brown, Breonna Taylor

Published August 10, 2022
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Tuesday’s episode of “The ReidOut” focused primarily on the aftermath of the FBI raiding Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home the past night. Many segments targeted Trump’s as well as congressional Republicans’ criticism of the raid as an overreach of federal power against a political opponent.

“So a lot of what I’ve seen also from the right online is even sort of congressional Republican websites have said, ‘Hey, if this can happen to Donald Trump, this can happen to you. If this – if these kinds of raids can occur, what can happen to you?’ I’m sorry, I think of Breonna Taylor, that raid was much worse. Eight years ago today, Michael Brown was killed by a police officer. There are many more instances of police and federal agents acting aggressively than what we’ve seen here,” Johnson said.

Breonna Taylor was shot and killed by police officers during a raid in March 2020. On Wednesday, the FBI charged four police officers involved in the shooting with civil rights violations, conspiracy and falsifying records and statements to federal investigators.

Brown was shot and killed by Officer Darren Wilson on August 2014 after attempting to grab the officer’s gun and charging him. A false claim that Brown had his hands in the air telling the officer “Don’t shoot” made the case a cause for Black Lives Matter but a federal investigation and a grand jury cleared Wilson of all charges.