Donald Trump suggested that he might run for the US presidency again in 2024.
On Saturday, the former president was back in Pennsylvania for his first rally since last month’s FBI search of his Mar-a-Lago estate.
His supporters heard him say: “We are leading Biden, and all other candidates, including the Republicans by record numbers in polls. It’s possible that I will have to do it again. Stay tuned. It’s time to do it again. Did you hear Oz say that? (Senate nominee Dr Mehmet Oz) Do it again. You may have to do it again.
“But first, we must win a historic victory this November for the Republican Party.”
“The shameful raid on my Mar-a-Lago home was a travesty in justice and made mockery of America’s laws, traditions, and principles. The whole world was watching. They are stunned. They are stunned.
“The Biden administration invaded and destroyed the home of their chief political rival, who is absolutely destroying him, everyone else in the polls. I hate to admit it.”
He said, “The FBI and Justice Department have become vicious beasts controlled by radical left-scoundrels and lawyers who tell them what they should do – you people right here and when it should be done. They are trying to silence me, and even more importantly, they want to silence you. We will not be silenced.
Photograph released of top-secret documents discovered in FBI searches of the former US president’s house
A blacked-out affidavit reveals that the president took ‘top secret” documents home to Mar-a-Lago
On 8 August, the FBI raided Mr Trump’s home as part of an investigation into whether classified records were taken from the White House by the former president.
According to the US Justice Department, empty folders marked “classified” were found among over 11,000 government documents.
The criminal investigation is not only focusing on the reasons the records were kept at the estate but also whether Trump’s team deliberately misled them about the illegal presence of government secrets.