Former President Donald Trump at a rally in Anchorage, Alaska.
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Trump said Monday morning that people had to calm down about the FBI raid or “terrible things” would happen.
On Monday night, he again attacked the DOJ and the judge who issued the search warrant.
Trump said the judge should recuse himself and there was no way to justify the search.
Former President Donald Trump attacked the Department of Justice and the Florida judge who approved the FBI raid of his Florida home, one day after he said that anger over the raid had gone too far.
He told Fox News Digital in an article published at 9:40 a.m. ET: “People are so angry at what is taking place. Whatever we can do to help — because the temperature has to be brought down in the country. If it isn’t, terrible things are going to happen.”
Hours later, he resumed his attacks on the judge and the DOJ over the raid.
In a 11:54 p.m. post on Truth Social, his social-media platform, he said there was “no way to justify the unannounced RAID of Mar-a-Lago.”
He said that the federal magistrate who approved the search warrant, Bruce Reinhart, should recuse himself from the case without giving further specifics.
And he appeared to question the ethics of the Justice Department, saying the raid was done by “a very large number of gun toting FBI Agents, and the Department of ‘Justice.'”
He also called for the “immediate release” of the unredacted affidavit supporting the search, which he called a “horrible and shocking BREAK-IN.”
The DOJ said on Monday that the affidavit should not be publicly released because it includes sensitive material about witnesses and the investigation that “implicates highly classified material,” the Associated Press reported.
The FBI raided Mar-a-Lago on August 8.
Unsealed court documents revealed that the search was part of an investigation into whether Trump had violated three laws over government documents are treated, including the Espionage Act.