Trump claims his supporters are jailed for refusing to speak ill of him
Donald Trump’s legal team appeared to acknowledge that the Justice Department’s investigation into classified documents at Mar-a-Lago could lead to criminal charges, as they expressed opposition to him answering questions about the “declassification” of records.
Opposition to Judge Raymond Dearie, whom Mr Trump himself had requested as special master in the case, raised eyebrows on Tuesday as the New York judge prepared to hold a first press conference on the matter .
Mr Trump previously attacked FBI agents for allegedly ruining carpets during the raid last month and leaving his wife Melania feeling “very violated”. Over 100 documents marked classified or top secret have been recovered.
The records are among more than 11,000 seized at Mar-a-Lago as part of the Justice Department’s investigation into the mishandling of official documents, which President Joe Biden has called in recent days “irresponsible “.
While a Axios The report meanwhile revealed why Mr Trump’s lawyers chose Judge Dearie, a rumored FBI ‘skeptic’, as special counsel in the Justice Department’s case against him. Events so far have cast doubt on those claims, with Mr Trump’s legal team expressing opposition to his plan to review those documents.
Lindsey Graham abruptly flip-flops on states and abortion rights
Sen Lindsey Graham’s latest comments on his national bill banning abortion after 15 weeks will do little to dispel his critics’ accusations of hypocrisy.
The South Carolina senator took to Fox News to discuss his proposal, which bans the practice of abortion until the second trimester except in cases of rape, incest and when necessary to protect the life of the mother. But Mr Graham has been hammered not only by Democrats, but also by his fellow Republicans, for why he suddenly thinks abortion rights should be legislated at the federal level when he was clearly opposed to this. idea just a few weeks ago.
Lindsey Graham makes an abrupt U-turn on whether states should decide on abortion rights
The senator’s latest statements are in direct contradiction to what he said just a few weeks ago
Olivier O’ConnellSeptember 20, 2022 6:55 p.m.
Tucker Carlson calls Capitol riot a ‘nonviolent protest for election justice’
Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson once again downplayed the January 6, 2021, assault on the United States Capitol, calling the attack a “nonviolent protest for election justice.”
Speaking about a suspected FBI whistleblower Monday night on his nightly show, Mr Carlson described the Capitol riot as “a demonstration of nonviolent electoral justice” that was “covered by the Constitution of the United States”.
Tucker Carlson calls January 6 a ‘non-violent protest for electoral justice’
“The FBI is breaking its own procedures to create the illusion that new cases of domestic extremism are popping up all over the United States,” the Fox News host said.
Olivier O’ConnellSeptember 20, 2022 6:25 p.m.
Poll finds Herschel Walker holds slight lead over Raphael Warnock in Georgia Senate race
Former University of Georgia running back Herschel Walker holds a slight lead over incumbent Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock with less than a month until their scheduled debate, according to a new poll.
The survey found that 46% of voters favor Mr Walker while 44% prefer Mr Warnock, who won a special election early last year to fill the remainder of the term of the late Senator Johnny Isakson and stand present now for a full period of six years. term.
Eric Garcia reviewed the data from the latest survey.
Poll shows Herschel Walker slightly ahead of Raphael Warnock in Georgia
Comes as Herschel Walker seeks to lower expectations ahead of the debate.
Olivier O’ConnellSeptember 20, 2022 5:55 p.m.
Trump compares FBI actions at Mar-a-Lago to military coup
Former President Donald Trump claimed on Tuesday that surveillance footage from the FBI court-authorized search of his home in Palm Beach, Fla., shows a scene similar to the military deposing a civilian government.
Since leaving office in January 2021, Mr. Trump has kept his primary residence and post-presidential office at Mar-a-Lago, a 1920s mansion he turned into a private club in the mid-1990s. 1990. The property is fully equipped with surveillance cameras, and those cameras remained on when FBI agents executed a search warrant there on August 8.
Andrew Feinberg has the latest.
Trump Says FBI’s Mar-a-Lago Surveillance Tape ‘Looks Like a Military Coup’
Mr Trump says the FBI asked him to keep the surveillance footage private because identifying the FBI agents involved in the search of his property could compromise their safety
Olivier O’ConnellSeptember 20, 2022 5:25 p.m.
Trump says Melania felt violated by FBI raid
Donald Trump has claimed former first lady Melania Trump felt violated by the FBI raid on their residence in Palm Beach, Florida in early August.
Olivier O’ConnellSeptember 20, 2022 5:15 p.m.
Congress Considers Strongest Response Yet to Capitol Riot
House Democrats are voting this week on changes to a 19th-century law to certify presidential elections, their strongest legislative response yet to the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection and efforts by the former president. Donald Trump to undo his 2020 election defeat.
The vote to revise the voter count law, expected on Wednesday, comes as a bipartisan group of senators push ahead with a similar bill. Lawmakers from both parties have said they want to change the murky law before it is challenged again.
Congress considers strongest response yet to Jan. 6 attack
House Democrats vote this week on changes to a 19th-century law to certify presidential elections
Olivier O’ConnellSeptember 20, 2022 4:55 p.m.
Trump says he would meet Putin to end war in Ukraine if he was still president
In a phone interview with Newsmax today, Trump claimed he would be able to stop the war in Ukraine by meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Olivier O’ConnellSeptember 20, 2022 4:35 p.m.
New video contradicts Trump ally accused of Georgia voting data breach
A new video reveals that a group of forensic scientists spent hours at a county election office in Georgia copying sensitive data and software from voting machines.
The video, obtained by The Washington Postcontradicts the testimony of Cathy Latham, an ally of former President Donald Trump, who previously testified that she briefly stopped at the Coffee County office and spoke with a junior official about an unrelated matter , for “five minutes at most”. according to a transcript of his deposition.
New video contradicts Trump ally accused of Georgia voting data breach
Video shows Trump ally was in a county election office for a total of four hours instead of a brief moment
Olivier O’ConnellSeptember 20, 2022 4:25 p.m.
Trump mocks Biden for 14th row seats at Queen’s funeral
Donald Trump mocked Joe Biden on Monday for his allocation of 14th row seats at Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral at Windsor Castle.
“That’s what happened to America in just two short years. No respect!” the former president wrote on Truth Social on Monday. “However, a good time for our president to get to know the leaders of some third world countries.”
“In real estate, as in politics and in life, LOCATION IS EVERYTHING,” Mr. Trump added.
Trump mocks Biden for 14th row seats at Queen’s funeral: ‘Location is everything’
Trump was not asked to serve at Windsor Castle
Olivier O’ConnellSeptember 20, 2022 3:55 p.m.
Trump lawyers must respond to a separate order
Donald Trump’s lawyers are due to respond to a Justice Department appeal on Tuesday for an order barring him from currently using classified documents he seized at Mar-a-Lago last month.
It comes after U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon ordered the department to suspend its use of the records until a special master completes its work reviewing the documents.
The order came at the same time as Judge Raymond Judge was appointed special master in the Justice Department’s case against Mr. Trump, at the request of the former president.
Although the Justice Department accepted Mr Dearie’s appointment, it appealed the decision to prevent him from reviewing classified records.
Gino SpocchiaSeptember 20, 2022 3:35 p.m.