According to The New York Times, former President Donald Trump attempted to deliver a secret message to Attorney General Merrick Garland after the FBI raided his Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida. Were talking to people and they were outraged by the FBI’s finding.
What can I do to reduce the heat? That’s what Trump wanted to send to Garland. A person familiar with the exchange told the newspaper that a close aide of the former president contacted a Justice Department official to message Garland.
Many suggested on social media that Trump’s message to Garland could be interpreted as a hidden threat, said Robert Maguire, a research director for accountability and ethics for nonpartisan citizens in Washington. So that Trump can ignite the fire of violence.
Armed Trump supporters protest outside an FBI office in Phoenix, Arizona, following news of an FBI raid, and the death of a gunman after he tried to break into an FBI building in Cincinnati, Ohio.
A law enforcement source told CNN that the FBI is investigating “unprecedented” threats against personnel following the Mar-a-Lago raid, the newspaper said, shortly before Trump’s attorney general’s announcement on Thursday that Garland had been arrested.
The newspaper said. Tried that he personally authorized the decision to seek a search warrant for Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence.
Trump and his allies were publicly demanding that a search warrant be issued, despite the fact that Trump already had a copy and had the ability to issue it himself. Trump responded by alternately denying wrongdoing and calling it unfounded that the FBI may have planted evidence.