Report: Surprising Private Message Trump Sent to Merrick Garland After Mar-a-Lago Raid Revealed
Welp, now it’s getting really interesting, America. “It,” of course, being the FBI raid on Donald and Melania Trump’s private residence at Mar-a-Lago. As reported by several sources on Sunday, the former president sent a private message to Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday, prior to a Justice Department afternoon news conference. Grab the popcorn: The contents of that message have now been revealed.
Shortly before the press conference, a person close to Trump reached out to an official at the Justice Department to deliver a message to Garland. As reported by The New York Times, the message Trump wanted to be passed to Garland reads:
The country is on fire. What can I do to reduce the heat?
Let the speculation begin, which I will gladly start.
Aside from the stunned look on my face when I first read the message, I said to myself, “You gotta be kidding me.” No way does this fit Trump’s persona, particularly when The Donald does battle with the legions who despise him. Then I wondered, assuming the message is genuine, why would he send it? To Merrick Garland, of all people? Was it a legit question out of legit concern?
Was Trump truly concerned with the country being “on fire” — a fire with the left he stoked throughout his presidency and in the aftermath of the 2020 election — and was he truly wondering what he could do to “reduce the heat”?
Or, was it a ploy by Trump to appear reasonable to Garland as part of an attempt to engineer some sort of amends? I don’t know — and neither do any of us — so I will not speculate.
Don’t misunderstand; I’m not suggesting any of the above would have been wrong on Trump’s part, but questions remain — the reason being, it simply doesn’t add up; it is the antithesis of the Donald Trump some have come to know and love over the last seven years.
And as we reported on Thursday, the key question remains:
Why did the FBI raid Mar-a-Lago just two months after Trump secretly received a grand jury subpoena for classified documents belonging to the National Archives, and then voluntarily cooperated by turning over the asked-for documents? He also surrendered security surveillance footage of his private storage locker and aided federal agents and a senior Justice Department lawyer in searching the locker, according to multiple people present, some of whom said Trump cooperated extensively.
What changed over the course of two months?
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