Monday 15 August 2022 05:28 PM Trump tells DOJ: Let me help you or 'terrible things will happen' trends now
Donald Trump appears to have changed his tune in recent days, claiming he will do 'whatever' he can to 'help the country' as he deals with the fallout of the FBI search of his Mar-a-Lago home last week.
The former president confirmed to Fox News that he offered his assistance to the Justice Department, but 'has not heard yet' if they will accept his offer.
'I will do whatever I can to help the country,' Trump said.
The latest comments come after a New York Times report revealed over the weekend that a person close to Trump reached out to a DOJ official to pass along a message from the president: 'The country is on fire. What can I do to reduce the heat?'
It was portrayed Thursday just before Attorney General Merrick Garland made his first public statements on the raid, claiming he personally approved his agency seeking a warrant to search Trump's Palm Beach estate.
Trump affirmed in an exclusive interview with Fox on Monday – the first since the raid – that he had his representatives reach out to the DOJ to offer assistance as outrage in his base ensues over the FBI's raid on his private residence.
'People are so angry at what is taking place,'