“The country is on fire. What can I do to bring the heat down?

Former President Donald Trump's Attorney General Merrick Garland.

Former President Donald Trump’s Attorney General Merrick Garland.Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images, Brandon Bell/Getty Images

  • Trump wanted to tell AG Garland that people across America were furious about the FBI investigation into Mar-a-Lago.

  • It was a message around “The country is burning. What should I do to lower the fever?” New York Times.

  • Several people have taken to social media to interpret Trump’s words as a veiled threat.

Former President Donald Trump tried to deliver a cryptic message to Attorney General Merrick Garland after the FBI raided his Mar-a-Lago mansion in Florida.

according to New York Times, Trump wanted Garland to know that he was talking to people across the country and that they were furious about the FBI’s raid.

“Our country is on fire. What can we do to bring the heat down?” was the message Trump wanted to convey to Garland, a person familiar with the exchange told the paper.

A person close to the former president contacted Justice Department officials and passed the message on to Garland, the paper reported. It is not clear whether the message reached him.

Several Man took To socializing media It suggests that Trump’s message to Garland could be interpreted as a veiled threat.

Robert Maguire, the nonpartisan civic responsibility and ethics research director in Washington, said the message appeared to suggest that Trump could “fan the flames of violence.”

Since news of the FBI raid broke, armed Trump supporters protested outside the FBI office in Phoenix, Arizona and the gunman was killed after trying Breaking into the FBI building in Cincinnati, Ohio.

law enforcement sources said CNN The FBI is investigating an “unprecedented” number of threats to personnel after the Mar-a-Lago raid.

Trump tried to get Garland a message just before the Attorney General announced Thursday that he had personally approved A decision has been made to seek a search warrant for Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence, the paper said.

Trump and his allies had publicly demanded that the search warrant be released, despite the fact that Trump already had a copy of the search warrant. I had the ability to release it myself.

the next day, search warrant Unsealed by a federal judge.Trump took turns answering Denial of wrongdoing When unsubstantiated allusion That the FBI may have planted the evidence.

The FBI raided Mar-a-Lago as part of an investigation into whether Trump mishandled government records by taking them out of the White House.

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