As the Department of Justice and FBI continue to make waves in the national political pond, former President Donald Trump’s latest splash will serve as a not-so-subtle reminder of the true pecking order when it comes to issues of American government.
Attorney General Merrick Garland has been busy deflecting serious criticisms from a large swath of the American electorate, after unprecedented legal actions were taken against the presumptive 2024 Republican candidate for President, including an FBI raid of his estate at Mar-a-Lago, allegedly on behalf of the National Archives.
As a result, a number of protests and acts of violence have occurred, reminding us that the federal government’s sway over the American people tends only to incite trouble rather than heal.
This is where Donald Trump comes in.
Former President Donald Trump attempted to convey a cryptic message to Attorney General Merrick Garland following the FBI raid of his Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida, a report says.
According to The New York Times, Trump wanted Garland to know that he had been speaking with people around the country and that they were enraged by the FBI search.
“The country is on fire. What can I do to reduce the heat?” was the message Trump wanted to be conveyed to Garland, a person familiar with the exchange told the paper.
It is unclear as to whether or not Garland got the message prior to the news going public.
The move not only puts the DOJ back in their place, but it also provides Donald Trump with an upper hand moving forward, as any further bloodshed will be on the hands of the federal government who refused his offer of help.