A former FBI official compares Trumpworld to the Italian mafia

  • A former FBI official, Frank Figliuzzi, compared several Donald Trump allies to members of the mafia.
  • He said Matt Gaetz and Roger Stone’s hot mic conversation made him think of gangster wiretaps.
  • “It’s a criminal organization,” he told Trumpworld.

A former FBI official compared Trumpworld representatives Matt Gaetz and Roger Stone, as well as former President Donald Trump, to the mafia on Monday.

Frank Figliuzzi, former Deputy Director of Counterintelligence at the FBI, weighed in on MSNBC As it concerns Recent Washington Post reports of a hot microphone conversation between Gaetz and Stone.

In the 2019 tape, Gaetz was heard reassuring Stone that “the boss” — presumably a reference to Trump — would still offer Stone a presidential pardon.

Figliuzzi also noted how Stone, a longtime Trump associate, said he turned to Gaetz and “dozens of others” to help him navigate his legal troubles.

“It’s a much bigger conspiracy than I think even those of us who have followed it every day could have imagined,” Figliuzzi said.

Figliuzzi also said the conversations between Gaetz and Stone echoed a “we’re all in this together” mentality that Trumpworld seemed to operate on.

“You know, La Cosa Nostra, the Italian Mafia, translates to ‘This Thing of Ours,'” he said. “That’s all I hear here: ‘We’re all in this together.'”

Figliuzzi added that wiretaps of gangster conversations he had overheard in the past sounded “just like” Gaetz and Stone’s discussions.

“And they are part of a criminal enterprise,” he said. “It’s a criminal organization. They know it. They know they’re screwed when it comes to legality, and they know the only way out is for the boss to get them out.”

Gaetz and Stone were talking about Stone’s trial in 2019, which followed Stone’s charge on one count of obstruction, five counts of making false statements to FBI and congressional investigators, and one count of witness tampering in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.

In the hot mic recording, Stone was also heard telling Gaetz that he might have to “call on the big man” because most of the jurors questioned for his trial despised him.

Gaetz was then heard agree with Stone, saying Stone was “fucked” regarding the lawsuit. The congressman added, however, that he doesn’t think Stone will go to jail because the “big guy” won’t let that happen.

The stone was convicted in November 2019 and sentenced to 40 months in prison. Trump, however, commuted Stone’s sentence in July 2020.

Gaetz was the subject of a sex trafficking investigation which began at the beginning of last year. The FBI and the justice department have been search in whether Gaetz broke sex trafficking laws and had sex with a minor. The deputy has refuse all wrongdoing and has not been charged with a crime.

Representatives for Gaetz, Stone and Trump’s post-presidential press office did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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