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Former FBI Agent Clint Watts: ‘Trump is an Enemy of the State’

Keely Sharp
Written by Keely Sharp

Former FBI Special Agent Clint Watts had a mouthful of malarky on Monday when he guest starred on MSNBC.

He spoke about President Trump’s tweets, claiming that Trump is “an enemy of the state whenever he is pushing against the FBI in that way.”

So because the president spoke out about our corrupt government and FBI, he is being referred to as an enemy of the state. This makes the FBI sound more like an authoritarian regime.

Watts said, “This is more Trump first, America second. I mean, I was worried a year ago about Russia tearing down democratic institutions. I’m more now worried about our president tearing down democratic institutions.”

“He is the leader of the executive branch. He should be the one setting the tone for the FBI. He should be supporting them, pushing them in the right direction. If he does believe they’re in tatters, which I think is absolute nonsense, the best way to go about that would be, be a leader, set an agenda,” Watts continued,  “And instead, he’s going on the attack. And that’s going to backfire on him. It may solidify his base. But it’s also undermining our country. He is actually weakening the credibility of the federal law enforcement agency for the entire United States.”

“He’s going to sow doubt in their ability, and he is going to hurt the ability of our law enforcement and judicial systems with his claims,” he added, “So he is an enemy of the state whenever he is pushing against the FBI in that way.”

Watts also said that Trump takes “a discrediting approach. It’s what authoritarians do all around the world. We’ve seen that repeatedly. And now, they’re modeling their behavior off of our president, which is somewhat ironic and also scary.”

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Keely Sharp

Keely Sharp

Keely is a 23-year-old conservative writer for many different sites, including While she lives in Georgia, she grew up in Florida. Keely is pro-life, Christian, and a member of the NRA. When she is not writing, she enjoys going to the range and hiking with her dogs.

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