Former President Donald Trump has warned of “big trouble” if he is indicted for handling classified documents after he resigns.
“If that happens, I think we’re probably going to have problems in this country that we’ve never seen before. I don’t think the American people will support that,” Trump told conservative radio. rice field. Hugh Hewitt Thursday host.
“Legacy media will say you are trying to incite violence with that statement,” Hewitt replied.
“It’s not and it’s not exciting. I’m just giving my opinion,” Trump said. “I don’t think people in this country will support it.”
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Trump’s comments come just over a month after the FBI raided Mar-a-Lago’s home, coinciding with a spike in threats against federal agents.
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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin accused Trump and his political allies of stepping up rhetoric against law enforcement.
“Bringing the mob back to the streets is exactly what happened here on Jan. 6, 2021,” the senator said at a press conference on Capitol Hill on Thursday, referring to the pro-Trump mob that stormed the Capitol. “This president knew what he was doing at the rally and saw the results. Five people were killed and 149 law enforcement officers were injured. His carelessness and agitation.” The rhetoric brought results.”
As part of an ongoing investigation, the FBI has obtained documents that may implicate criminal law against improper removal of classified documents and obstruction of justice. The record was found in the Mar-a-Lago vault.
The FBI’s raid drew criticism from Trump supporters and other conservatives. Including Sen. Lindsey Graham, RC, who warned in August that there would be “riots in the streets” if the former president was indicted.
A federal judge Thursday appointed a veteran New York legal scholar as an independent mediator in a criminal investigation into the presence of classified documents in Trump’s Florida home, prompting the Justice Department to reopen investigations into sensitive records. refused to do so.
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