Former President Donald Trump has been in news over his handling of classified documents after he left office, and now he has warned that there would be "big problems" if he is indicted in the scandal.

Trump told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt Thursday that he thinks that if it happened, "you’d have problems in this country the likes of which perhaps we’ve never seen before." He noted that he doesn’t think the people of the U.S. "would stand for it."

Hewitt replied by saying that the legacy media will say that Trump is trying to "incite violence with that statement." Trump clarified that's not inciting, and that he is just giving his opinion.

According to an analysis by Chris Cillizza for CNN, Trump's intent, to any neutral observer, seems to be crystal clear. The analysis said that the former President is always just vague enough to give himself some plausible deniability. But what’s startlingly obvious is that he wants people to know that there would be consequences to prosecuting him, and they could be dire.

His comments on the scandal came a little more than a month after the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents searched his Mar-a-Lago home in Florida.

Dick Durbin, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman called out Trump and his allies for ramping up rhetoric against law enforcement. Referring to the pro-Trump mob that stormed the Capitol last year, the senator said at a Capitol Hill press conference Thursday that "inviting the mob to return to the streets is exactly what happened here Jan. 6, 2021." He noted that Trump knew what he was doing at "that rally and we saw the results." He pointed out that at the time, five people died and "149 law enforcement agents were injured. His careless and inflammatory rhetoric has its consequences."

On Aug. 8, FBI agents removed documents as part of an ongoing probe. It may involve criminal laws forbidding improper removal of sensitive documents and obstruction of justice, reported USA Today. Court documents released since the raid showed that Trump kept classified documents marked "secret" and "top secret" at his Florida property. In the court filings, the Department of Justice (DOJ) alleged a lack of cooperation by Trump or his lawyers. It included not handing over all classified documents as promised.

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Former US President Donald Trump during a campaign rally in support of Doug Mastriano for Governor and Mehmet Oz for US Senate at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania on September 3, 2022. Photo by Ed Jones/AFP via Getty Images

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