Former President Donald Trump vowed to do “whatever I can to help the country,” saying the temperature needed to be brought down before repeating his attacks on the Department of Justice.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with Fox News Digital on Monday (August 15), Trump told the outlet that he and his representatives had reached out to the Department of Justice to offer help as the backlash against the FBI had intensified since the agency raided his Mar-a-Lago property.
Trump told Fox News, “Whatever we can do to help — because the temperature has to be brought down in the country,” adding, “If it isn’t, terrible things are going to happen.”
Yet, the former President explained that he had not “heard back” from the DOJ.
In the unprecedented raid, the FBI seized classified material, which included documents labeled “top secret.” However, Trump disputed that the documents were classified, stating the records were declassified.
Acknowledging the indignation many of his supporters feel toward the FBI, 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.”
But Trump was quick to defend the anger, saying, “The people of this country are not going to stand for another scam.”
The former President also made claims that the FBI had planted documents on his property, detailing that the agency had instructed those on the property to turn off cameras and stand outside while they conducted the search.
“They could take anything they want and put anything they want in,” Trump told Fox News.