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Trump Breaks Silence After FBI Raid: “The People of this Country are not Going to Stand for Another Scam”

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IN AN INTERVIEW with Fox News Digital — the first one after the raid— former President Donald Trump spoke about the sudden FBI raid on his Mar-a-Lago residence, explaining that he is willing to do everything possible to lower the delicate political tension that is currently emerging in the United States.

The Republican also explained that, in his opinion, Americans would no longer tolerate another scam by the security and justice agencies while giving details of the process carried out by the FBI last week.

“There is tremendous anger in the country”: Donald Trump

The former president told Fox News Digital that, right now, the United States “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.”

“If there is anything we can do to help, I, and my people, would certainly be willing to do that,” the Republican stated.

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The former president also remarked that the FBI raid on his residence was unprecedented. “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 said.

According to the Fox News Digital report, Trump commented that his legal team made themselves available to the DOJ “to offer to help amid outrage over the FBI’s unprecedented raid on his private residence last week, in which agents seized classified records, including some marked as top secret. Trump is disputing the classification of those records, saying the records have been declassified”.

However, Trump said he “has not heard yet” whether the DOJ responded to his offer to try to more peacefully handle the political-social juncture following the raid; at a time when there are strong criticisms and even violent threats against DOJ authorities, the FBI and also the federal judge who allegedly signed off on the search warrant.

“I think they would want the same thing—I’ve never seen anything like this,” Trump said. “It is a very dangerous time for our country (…) I will do whatever I can to help the country”.

Evidence planting?

The former president said FBI agents did whatever they wanted during the raid. “They break in and take whatever they want to take,” he said while denouncing that the agents themselves asked his legal team to “turn off the camera” and ordered that no one could “go through the rooms” during the search and could have planted evidence if they had wanted to.

“They could take anything they want and put anything they want in,” Trump told Fox News Digital. “My people were asked to stand outside.”

The FBI “could have planted anything they wanted” during the Mar-a-Lago raid, the former president continued, explaining that Americans are not going to put up with an opaque process that looks like political persecution.

“The people of this country are not going to stand for another scam.”

Trump habla tras redada del FBI

Supporters of former President Donald Trump protest outside Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence amid reports that the FBI is executing a search warrant as part of an investigation into documents, in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., Aug. 09, 2022. (EFE)

Trump suggests that there is a double standard in American institutions

The former president recalled that, on the Democrat side, there were people who manipulated evidence and allegedly committed crimes that were never raided or severely investigated, as is happening to him.

Specifically, he said that “years of fake witch hunts and phony Russia, Russia, Russia schemes and scams” but “nothing happens to those people who perpetuate that—nothing happens with them (…) 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”.

Emmanuel Alejandro Rondón is a journalist at El American specializing in the areas of American politics and media analysis // Emmanuel Alejandro Rondón es periodista de El American especializado en las áreas de política americana y análisis de medios de comunicación.

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