Trump News Today: Trump in new justice bid to stop investigation into Mar-a-Lago paper as he says Melania felt ‘violated’

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.

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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.

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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”.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.