Donald Trump is calling for calm in the aftermath of the raid on his home as anti-FBI rhetoric increases. The former president is demanding the release of the affidavit and related documents, but the DOJ opposes; plus, more politics.
Former President Donald Trump says the raid on his home has made people “so angry” but adds “the temperature has to be brought down in the country,” and is promising to do “whatever we can do to help” restore calm, the Daily Wire reported.
Trump’s comments come following an attempted attack on an FBI field office in Cincinnati last Thursday, and a Pennsylvania man making violent threats against the FBI on Friday. Online chatter and threats against the FBI have increased online since the raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home on August 8.
“People are so angry at what is taking place,” Trump said in an interview with Fox. “Whatever we can do to help—because the temperature has to be brought down in the country. If it isn’t, terrible things are going to happen.”
“If there is anything we can do to help, I, and my people, would certainly be willing to do that,” Trump continued. “The country is in a very dangerous position.”
“There is tremendous anger, like I’ve never seen before, over all of the scams,” Trump added, “and this new one—years of scams and witch hunts, and now this.”
Former President Donald Trump on Monday called for the Department of Justice (DOJ) to release the affidavit and related documents used to justify the raid of his home at Mar-a-Lago, Breitbart reported.
On the same day, the Justice Department said it opposes the release of the FBI affidavit but stated a willingness to release less descriptive documents, the New York Post reported.
“If disclosed, the affidavit would serve as a roadmap to the government’s ongoing investigation, providing specific details about its direction and likely course, in a manner that is highly likely to compromise future investigative steps,” federal prosecutors stated in a court filing.
Former President Donald Trump issued a statement on Truth Social declaring that FBI agents “stole my three Passports (one expired), along with everything else” during the August 8 raid of his home.
On Monday, an official with the Justice Department stated that the passports belonging to Trump have been returned, NBC reported.
“I think this goes to show the level of audacity that they have,” Trump’s attorney Christina Bobb said. “I think it goes to show how aggressive they were, how overreaching they were, that they were willing to go past the four corners of the warrant and take whatever they felt was appropriate or they felt that they could take.”