As a result of the FBI’s unusual request to turn off the surveillance cameras during the extraordinary search of Trump’s private Florida residence, and the Trumps’ refusal to comply, there has been an uproar in favor of the former president and growing skepticism of the FBI.
Eric Trump appeared on Fox News a few days ago and told presenter Sean Hannity that they disregarded the FBI’s instruction to remove security cameras and that they have video of the search.
“Will you — you still have the surveillance tape, is that correct? Will you — are you allowed to share that with the country?” the host said.
“Absolutely, Sean. At the right time,” t he son of the 45th President of the United States stated.
“That’s why cops wear body cams. They don’t tell you to turn off cameras. They want transparency. And that’s not what happened here,” he stated.
The presenter stated, “And you know for a fact they asked for the cameras to be turned off.”
“They asked for the cameras to be turned off,” Eric said.
Eric Trump- YES we’re going to release the footage at the right time-and YES they told us to turn off the surveillance cameras. pic.twitter.com/EchjozElDI
— 🇺🇸RealRobert🇺🇸 (@Real_RobN) August 16, 2022
After the raid, he stated, “my father’s poll numbers have absolutely gone through the roof.”
The previous night on the show he said that people “were trying to buy [wife] Lara and I dinner to apologize for what the United States government has done to our family, Sean.”
The son of the previous president stated, “I mean, you wouldn’t believe the energy out there. I’ve been through all these firestorms over the years. I’ve never seen America more mad than it is right now. People are not buying the sham in the country.”
“They’re targeting Donald Trump. They’re targeting his family. They’re targeting everyone around him,” he stated.
Part of Trump’s advisers and associates have urged the former president to release some of the film to the public, believing that it may invigorate the Republican Party base.
CNN said that close associates of the former president are pressuring him to disclose the video of the FBI searching his Mar-a-Lago property.
People close to Trump are reported to be contemplating the release of the video, evaluating the impact of seeing federal officials engaging in an unprecedented, probably unjustified action that would be upsetting to the American public against releasing the clip in segments in commercials or postings.
However, individuals considering these choices are uncertain about all of the variables surrounding the video clip.
Some of the aides are not certain who has seen the video in its entirety yet.
“I don’t think it’s been shared by anyone outside of the attorneys,” a source close to the situation said.
Ty Cobb, a former White House attorney for former President Trump, commented on the record.
“If someone can persuade him this is somehow good for him and bad for his enemies, he’ll do it,” he said. “He doesn’t have the lawyers to help him sort through these things strategically and is really thinking through them on his own.”
But former federal prosecutor James Trusty said that Trump’s attorneys are going to “weigh in very strong and very hard,” and going to be “attacking” the search warrant used by the FBI in the Mar-a-Lago raid.
“It should be something that gets publicly filed. So the whole United States will get to read this thing,” he said.
And he said they could do it on Monday but “it’s probably going to be more like hours.”
“It’s coming very soon,” he said.
On Thursday Trump posted,” the WAPO story is that ‘Trump is scrambling to add seasoned lawyers’ to the Mar-a-Lago Raid case is, as usual, FAKE NEWS. I already have excellent and experienced lawyers – am very happy with them. This is highly political prosecutorial misconduct, I have not been charged with anything and, most importantly, I did nothing wrong! Thank you!
Former President Donald Trump also announced his team is preparing a “major” response to the FBI search of his house.
“A major motion pertaining to the Fourth Amendment will soon be filed concerning the illegal Break-In of my home, Mar-a-Lago, right before the ever important Mid-Term Elections.
My rights, together with the rights of all Americans, have been violated at a level rarely seen before in our Country.
Remember, they even spied on my campaign. The greatest Witch Hunt in USA history has been going on for six years, with no consequences to the scammers.
It should not be allowed to continue!” he said on his Truth Social account, Fox News reported.
It seems that Team Trump is gearing up for a big fight.
The news came as the former president hinted that he may be preparing to go “nuclear MAGA” against the Department of Justice and the FBI.