Former US President Donald Trump criticized the FBI raid. on its Florida home as a travesty of justice like him made his first public appearance after the search on 8 August.
Appeal to supporters campaign rally in Pennsylvania on On Saturday, Trump said the raid was “blatant abuse.” of law”, which was supposed to cause “a negative reaction of similar of which no one has ever seen.”
He also hit back on his successor Joe Biden, who in Trump and his Make America Great Again (MAGA) supporters are called “extremists” in a speech this week. who threaten “the very foundations of our republic.” Biden had also delivered it hard in Pennsylvania.
Trump called Biden’s speech “the most vicious, hateful and divisive speech ever made by an American president.”
“He enemy of state. You want to know in truth. enemy of the state is him. former the president said.
“Republicans in the MAGA movement is not the ones who are trying to undermine our democracy,” Trump continued. who repeatedly claimed that the 2020 presidential election, which he lost, was rigged and whose party It has made unfounded claims of voter fraud of their platform.
“We are trying to save our democracy, very simply. danger to democracy comes from the radical left, not the right,” he said.
Trump appeared at the rally in Wilkes-Barre ahead of Midterm elections in November in which Biden Democrats could lose control of both houses of Congress. Although Trump is not on ballot, Biden, 79, aims to turn vote to a referendum on his predecessor in application for retention on to the Senate and the House of Representatives of Representatives.
Mike Hanna of Al Jazeera, reporting from Washington, D.C., said that many Republicans were concerned that Trump’s involvement in in campaign can hurt the party chances in November elections.
“Trump remains a very controversial figure,” Hannah said.
“In Pennsylvania he supporting both candidates for governor and senate. Both of these politicians fall very hard in surveys at this particular moment. Trump has had mixed results in terms of candidates he supported in various elections in recent months. But in general, many Republicans concerned it is his active participation can lead to a split,” Hannah said.
“Now the Democrats, recognizing this, are presenting the midterms as a form of of referendum on Donald Trump especially on what many think criminal behavior. It could give arms to the Democrats and it could also will be a serious threat to the Republican Party in November.”
Dueling visits of Biden and Trump to Pennsylvania, key battleground state as Republican comes under growing legal pressure over the documents found FBI at his Mar-a-Lago estate.
branch of justice said in court documents that are strictly classified government documents were found, including some marked “Top Secret”. in trump’s personal file office during the raid.
Detailed list of what was taken also showed that Trump on to more over 11,000 unclassified government records that he claims are his, but are legally owned by the National Archives.
Among the seized papers were 18 documents marked “Top Secret”, 53 marked “Secret” and 31 more marked “Confidential”.
Of these, seven “Top Secret” files, 17 “Secret” files, and three “Confidential” files were extracted from Trump’s personal account. private office.
Agents also found several dozen empty folders labeled “Secret” in in office, raising speculation that confidential documents may have been lost, destroyed or moved.
trump, who leaves supporters and commentators wondering if he’s going to run for the president again in 2024, sued for circulation of documents over to neutral”special master, and move which could slow down the government probe.