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Trump’s Private Message to Merrick Garland Before DOJ Press Conference Is Revealed: Report

Former President Donald Trump allegedly sent a private message to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland before a Department of Justice press conference Thursday afternoon, appearing to ask what he could do to help bring down the political tensions that were brought to a boiling point last week following the FBI’s raid on Trump’s home in Florida.

Shortly before the press conference, a person close to the former president reached out to an official at the Justice Department to deliver a message to Garland.

The New York Times reported that the message Trump wanted to be passed to Garland was: “The country is on fire. What can I do to reduce the heat?”

During the press conference, Garland, who was 35 minutes late, only spoke for a few minutes and answered no questions from reporters.

“First, I personally approved the decision to seek a search warrant in this matter,” Garland admitted during the press conference. “Second, the Department does not take such a decision lightly. Where possible, it is standard practice to seek less intrusive means as an alternative to a search, and to narrowly scope any search that is undertaken.”

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