Former President Donald Trump has been having a rough year thus far, and some in Washington DC would like to see it get even worse.
Trump, who was defeated in the 2020 election by Joe Biden, has been facing a number of embarrassing setbacks in his private life. He’s been booted from social media, he’s under investigation in the State of New York, and, now, a former big-shot at the FBI thinks that he should be arrested in connection with the events of January 6th.
Frank Figliuzzi, who served as assistant director for FBI Counterintelligence under Obama, said Tuesday that members of Congress as well as certain Trump administration officials might need to be arrested in order to prevent a repeat of the January 6 Capitol riot.
“Arresting low-level operatives is merely a speed bump, not a roadblock. In order to really tackle terrorism — and this time domestically — you’ve got to attack and dismantle the command-and-control element of a terrorist group. And unfortunately, and I know this is painful to hear, that may mean people sitting in Congress right now, people in and around the former president. That’s how you do this. Otherwise recruitment, inciting, and cult-like leadership continues to recruit people to violence.”
Trump’s alleged “incitement to riot” was the subject of his second impeachment, however, which ended with the then-President’s acquittal.
Republicans have repeatedly suggested that they are unwilling to again adjudicate Trump’s connection to the incident.