Trump rebukes politicized FBI raid in public interview, warns of ‘terrible things’ that could happen if not addressed

Millions of Americans were outraged last week by an unprecedented FBI raid on the Florida home of former President Donald Trump, ostensibly in search of classified documents, that was viewed by many as the latest evidence of a politicized and weaponized federal justice system.

In an interview Monday, Trump acknowledged how “angry” many Americans were at what had happened and warned that “terrible things” could happen as a result of the FBI raid if the nation’s high “temperature” wasn’t “brought down” soon, the Daily Wire reported.

The public remarks from Trump, his first since the raid occurred last Monday, came amid a reported spike in threats against federal agents and officials in response to the overtly partisan persecution of the former president and his associates and supporters by the current administration under President Joe Biden.

Trump decries political persecution, calls for nation’s “temperature” to be lowered

Speaking to Fox News, Trump said, “The country is in a very dangerous position. There is tremendous anger, like I’ve never seen before, over all of the scams, and this new one — years of scams and witch hunts, and now this.”

“There has never been a time like this where law enforcement has been used to break into the house of a former president of the United States, and there is tremendous anger in the country — at a level that has never been seen before, other than during very perilous times,” he continued.

Trump recalled the “years of fake witch hunts and phony Russia, Russia, Russia schemes and scams,” and noted how “nothing happens to those people who perpetuate that — nothing happens with them.” The former president said, “And then they break into a president’s house — a sneak attack where it was totally — no one ever thought a thing like this would happen.”

Yet, for all of his complaints over the incessant political targeting he has faced from the FBI and DOJ, Trump repeatedly vowed to do whatever would be necessary to settle the matter amicably and avoid further damage inflicted upon the nation.

“People are so angry at what is taking place,” he told Fox News. “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.”

Spike in threats against government following Trump raid

The nation’s “temperature” has indeed been ratcheted up in the wake of the unprecedented raid of a former president’s home over allegations that he had improperly retained classified materials after he left the White House that should have instead been given to the National Archives for safekeeping.

To be sure, a released copy of the search warrant and seized property receipt list indicate that several boxes containing classified documents were recovered by the FBI during the raid, though former President Trump and his team have insisted that those materials had been previously declassified under Trump’s undisputed authority in that regard.

That said, in the eyes of many Americans, the apparent dispute over possession of White House documents, classified or not, did not rise to the level of warranting an FBI raid, and some of the former president’s supporters have lashed out online with incredible fury over the clear display of partisanship and political persecution by the current administration.

In fact, The Hill reported that the FBI and Department of Homeland Security issued a bulletin informing law enforcement at all levels nationwide of a sharp uptick in threats against the federal government, especially those personally involved in the raid, and calls for “targeted killing” of certain officials as well as general calls for an “armed rebellion” and “civil war” that, if not adequately addressed soon, could result in the “terrible things” happening that Trump warned against in the interview.

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