Trump news today: Trump may face October surprise from January 6 panel as he posts bullying photos of Chris Christie on Truth Social

Jen Psaki says Democrats ‘love being up against’ Donald Trump ahead of midterms

The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot likely won’t release its report on the attempted insurrection until midterm, but at the same time, Speaker Bennie Thompson says Oct. “will not be a calm period” and that certain information will be “pushed back”. before the election in the form of an interim report, Axios reported.

Meanwhile, a Florida judge has appointed Donald Trump’s nominee as special master in the FBI’s investigation into top-secret documents seized by agents from his Mar-a-Lago estate. Judge Raymond Dearie will now review documents seized during the raid on the former president’s property after Mr Trump successfully requested someone be named.

The Justice Department’s request to resume its criminal investigation into the classified documents was also denied, with Judge Aileen Cannon saying she was unwilling to accept government claims that nearly 100 documents from the Mr. Trump’s estate were classified.

Meanwhile, the former president hit out at Truth Social by attacking ‘absolute loser’ Sen. Mitch McConnell for being the Democrats’ ‘pocket dog’ and posting an ugly photo shaming the former Governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie.

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Trump twice tried to appoint loyalists as AGs to fire Mueller, book reveals

Former President Donald Trump was so determined to fire the Justice Department’s special counsel investigating his 2016 campaign’s potential ties to Russia that he offered the attorney general job to two members of his firm on the condition that they grant his wish.

In their next book The Divider: Trump in the White House 2017-2021authors Peter Baker and Susan Glasser report how Mr. Trump responded to then-White House counsel Don McGahn’s refusal to order the firing of former FBI Director Robert Mueller by asking members of his cabinet to relieve then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions and quickly fire the highly respected ex-attorney.

Andrew Feinberg has the story for The Independent of Washington, DC.

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Trump Amplifies and Openly Embraces QAnon Conspiracy Theories

After winking at QAnon for years, Donald Trump is openly embracing the baseless conspiracy theory even as the number of scary real-world events linked to it grows.

On Tuesday, using his Truth Social platform, the former Republican president reposted an image of himself wearing a Q pin covered with the words “The storm is coming.” In QAnon lore, the “storm” refers to Trump’s eventual victory, as he regains power and his opponents are tried, and potentially executed, on live television.

As Trump considers a new presidential bid and increasingly asserts himself in the Republican primary process in the midterm elections, his actions show that far from distancing himself from the political fringe, he welcomes it. .

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The FBI Seizure of Mike Lindell’s Phone – Everything We Know So Far

MyPillow CEO and Trump ally Mike Lindell makes many outrageous claims related to the 2020 election, but this one was serious.

On Tuesday, the millionaire businessman and prominent 2020 election denier said his phone was seized by the FBI in Minnesota as he walked through a fast-food pick-up window, which the agency said confirmed later.

Here’s everything you need to know about what happened.

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Trump helped free drug prisoners but now he wants to execute them

After helping to free people convicted of drug-related crimes, Donald Trump now wants the death penalty for those same offences. Experts and the people who were given a reprieve by the former president warn The Independent‘s Josh Marcus and Alex Woodward against the dangers of his rhetoric.

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Lindsey Graham called Trump a ‘fucking liar’, book reveals

South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham tried to defend his defense of then-President Donald Trump’s conduct during his first impeachment, describing him to two veteran Washington reporters as a liar and using swear words .

In their next book The Divider: Trump in the White House 2017-2021, authors Peter Baker and Susan Glasser recall how they met Mr Graham outside a Washington DC steakhouse less than 48 hours after Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced an impeachment inquiry into whether Mr Trump extorted the president of Ukraine in a now infamous July 2019 phone call. The Independent obtained a copy before its publication date of September 20.

Andrew Feinberg reports on the South Carolina senator’s colorful choice of words.

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Nevada GOP gubernatorial candidate says he would fight nationwide abortion ban

Nevada’s GOP gubernatorial candidate said Thursday he would fight a national abortion ban if Congress were to pass one.

“This is the vote of the people of the state of Nevada, and I will support this,” Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo, who is anti-abortion, told a press group next to the governor of Virginia. , Glenn Youngkin, after the two men spent the day. campaign across the state. “It’s an issue that doesn’t need to be in politics.”

Nevada voters codified the right to abortion for up to 24 weeks into law in a referendum vote in 1990.

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ICYMI: Judge chooses Trump nominee as special master in Mar-a-Lago investigation

A Florida judge has appointed Donald Trump’s nominee as special master in the FBI’s investigation into top-secret documents seized by agents from his Mar-a-Lago estate.

Judge Raymond Dearie will now examine documents seized during the raid on the former president’s property in August after Mr Trump successfully named one.

The request was approved by US District Judge Aileen Cannon, who was nominated by Mr Trump, and Judge Dearie was a nominee the Justice Department said earlier this week she might also accept.

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King Charles’ History with US Presidents

Hanging out with Richard Nixon’s daughter, Tricia, at a White House dinner dance. Swapping stories with Ronald Reagan about horseback riding. Bend the ears of Donald Trump and Joe Biden on climate change.

King Charles III, who became head of state following the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, has met 10 of the 14 US presidents in office since his birth in 1948.

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White House press secretary loses patience with Fox reporter’s repetitive question about migrants

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre found herself in a testy exchange with Fox News correspondent Jacqui Heinrich on Friday after the reporter asked a question that had already been covered in the daily briefing of the day.

Ms Jean-Pierre spent a significant portion of Friday’s session discussing the Biden administration’s response to Republican governors using buses and planes to send asylum seekers to Democratic-run jurisdictions to punish state and local leaders for not supporting tougher border policies.

Andrew Feinberg recounts what happened next.

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Fox News Cuts Migrant’s Interview Because Reporter Doesn’t Speak Spanish

A Fox News reporter admitted he was unable to fully translate the comments into Spanish as he interviewed a group of mostly Venezuelan migrants who were taken by bus outside the residence of Vice President Kamala Harris in Washington, DC, by Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday.