Trump says that bad things will happen in the US because of the 'sneak attack' FBI raid

Former President Donald Trump said on Monday that 'the temperature in the country has to be brought down' or 'terrible things are going to happen.' He then said that the FBI raided his Florida estate last week in a 'sneak attack.'

In his first interview since the search on August 8, Trump told Fox News Digital, "The country is in a very dangerous place." "I've never seen so much anger over all the scams and this new one. There have been scams and witch hunts for years, and now this."

"If there's anything we can do to help, my people and I would be happy to do it," the 45th president said next.

Mar-a-Lago.
More than two dozen boxes of items, including 11 sets of classified documents, were seized from Mar-a-Lago.
Marco Bello/REUTERS

At Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, federal agents took more than two dozen boxes of items, including 11 sets of classified documents.

According to an inventory that a federal judge made public on Friday, four sets of documents were marked "Top Secret," which is the highest level of classification the government can give to information. Three sets of documents were marked "Secret," which is the second-highest level of classification, and the last three sets were marked "Confidential," which is the lowest level.

Another set was labeled "Various classified/TS/SCI documents." This stands for "top secret/sensitive compartmented information," which is a special category meant to protect the most important secrets of the country.

The receipt for property that was seized.
Four sets of seized documents were marked “Top Secret,” three were marked “Secret,” and the remaining three were marked “Confidential.”
Jon Elswick/AP
The notice filed by the Justice Department.
A member of former President Donald Trump’s legal team​ signed a written statement contending that all classified material once held at Mar-a-Lago had been returned to the government.
Jon Elswick/AP

When supporters of the former president heard about the raid, they were very angry. This weekend, the FBI and Department of Homeland Security warned that there would be a rise in threats against law enforcement.

"The people of this country are not going to put up with another scam," Trump said. He said that he and his legal team had contacted the Justice Department and offered to help them figure out if the former president broke three federal laws about sharing government information.

The former President told Fox News Digital that his team "has not yet heard from the DOJ."

He said, "I think they'd want the same thing. I've never seen anything like this." "Our country is in a very dangerous place right now."

In another part of the interview, the former president said, "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, except during very dangerous times."

Trump then said, "Years of fake witch hunts and fake schemes and scams involving Russia, Russia, Russia."

"Then they break into the house of the president. It was a sneak attack, and no one ever thought anything like this would happen," he said.

The FBI operation happened as Trump publicly thought about running for the White House for a third time in a row in 2024.

The 45th president was angry about the raid, and he even said that agents might have planted evidence while they were looking. On Monday, he said that the people doing the search told his team to turn off the security cameras and stay outside while the raid happened.

Trump told Fox News Digital on Monday, "They could take anything they want and put anything they want in." "They told my people to stand outside."

On Sunday, the former president asked the Department of Justice to give back the seized documents. He did this by citing a Fox News report that at least five of the 27 boxes taken from Mar-a-Lago had information that was protected by attorney-client or executive privilege.

"Oh, good! "We just found out that the FBI, during their now-famous raid of Mar-a-Lago, took boxes of confidential "attorney-client" and "executive" documents that they knew they shouldn't have taken," Trump wrote on his Truth Social site.

"By copy of this TRUTH, I kindly ask that these papers be returned right away to where they were taken from. He wrote, "Thank you!"

The three laws in question make it illegal to collect, send, or lose defense information (this is called the "Espionage Act"), hide, remove, or change documents, or destroy, change, or make up records in federal investigations.

Trump's team says that the documents were no longer secret because the former president had a "standing order" that said sensitive documents were no longer secret as soon as they left the White House.

Even though this was said, the New York Times reported this weekend that a member of Trump's legal team signed a written statement in early June, two months before the raid, saying that all classified information held at Mar-a-Lago had been given back to the government.

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