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According to Gothamist, a New York City police officer has been terminated for providing security for Donald Trump ally Roger Stone on January 6.
"Salvatore Greco, a member of the citywide traffic task force, was found guilty on multiple counts following a department trial, according to a copy of the decision shared with Gothamist," reported Jake Offenhartz. "He was terminated by Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell on Thursday."
Greco's misconduct charges were first reported in February.
"During his disciplinary trial, prosecutors alleged Greco worked as an unpaid bodyguard for Stone, accompanying the longstanding Trump ally to Washington, D.C. as rioters attacked the U.S. Capitol building," continued the report. "He was also reportedly charged with dodging investigators’ questions and hanging around Kristin Davis, the so-called 'Manhattan Madam' who was previously busted for running a prostitution ring. NYPD policy bars officers from knowingly associating with a person reasonably believed to have 'engaged in criminal activities.'"
Stone, who denies Greco acted as his bodyguard, reacted to the news with rage, telling Gothamist, “He’s being terminated for being a supporter of Donald Trump and a friend of mine," and “Like many of [New York Mayor] Eric Adams’ friends and donors, I’m a convicted felon. The issue here is whether they treated Adams differently than Greco.”
In addition to Greco, Stone was seen flanked by members of far-right paramilitary group the Oath Keepers ahead of the attack on the Capitol. Many top Oath Keepers now face charges of seditious conspiracy.
"Stone was convicted of lying to Congress, witness tampering and obstruction related to his attempts to stymie Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election," noted the report. "He was ultimately pardoned by Trump."
"Fox & Friends" host Ainsley Earhardt seems so certain that a search of Mar-A-Lago turned up damaging evidence that she suggested that FBI agents planted it themselves.
The conservative broadcaster joined the growing chorus of Donald Trump allies -- and the former president himself -- who baselessly claimed federal investigators might have planted evidence when they executed a search warrant as part of an investigation into the mishandling of classified documents.
“His lawyer said they brought in backpacks, what was in those backpacks?" Earhardt said. "Did they bring those in to fill them up or did they have something in there?”
Trump's attorney Christina Bobb has said FBI agents removed about a dozen boxes of documents, after the former president already turned over 15 earlier this year that archivists said had been improperly taken from the White House, but she has not released a copy of the search warrant to show what investigators expected to find.
\u201cFox's Ainsley Earhardt seemingly joining in on the absurd allegation from Trump lawyers that the FBI might have planted evidence: "His lawyer said they brought in backpacks, what was in those backpacks? Did they bring those in to fill them up or did they have something in there?"\u201d— Lis Power (@Lis Power) 1660136529
Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday suggested the Federal Bureau of Investigation may have "planted" evidence against him during a search at his Mar-a-Lago resort on Monday.
In an angry rant planted on Truth Social, Trump cast aspersions at the FBI for executing a search warrant on his property.
"The FBI and others from the Federal Government would not let anyone, including my lawyers, be anywhere near the areas that were rummaged and otherwise looked at during the raid on Mar-a-Lago," the twice-impeached former president wrote. "Everyone was asked to leave the premises, they wanted to be left alone, without any witnesses to see what they were doing, taking or, hopefully not, 'planting.'"
Trump went on to question why the FBI agents "STRONGLY insist on having nobody watching them" and fumed that "Obama and Clinton were never 'raided' despite big disputes!"
There is no evidence at all that the FBI planted anything during its search of Mar-a-Lago, which was carried out after the agency obtained a lawful search warrant from a judge who believed there was probably cause to believe there was evidence of a crime at Trump's resort.
Trump so far has refused to release the search warrant that could provide some transparency into what the FBI was searching for.
See Trump's Truth Social post below.