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Trump calls Biden ‘enemy of the state’ following Mar-a-Lago raid

Donald Trump has scored something of a victory in the scandal over the classified documents he took with him to Mar-a-Lago, with a judge granting his request to have a special master vet the seized material for “personal items and documents and potentially privileged material subject to claims of attorney-client and/or executive privilege”.

Mr Trump kicked off the Labor Day holiday on Truth Social with a string of posts raging against the FBI, the Department of Justice, and Hunter Biden on the basis of dubious conspiracy theories. He also again demanded the 2020 election result be overturned.

In this morning’s multi-post rant about the seizure of classified government materials from his home at Mar-a-Lago, he also decried the fact that the “weaponised” FBI has not raided the Bidens and complained that the US is falling apart. ”This is a Country that’s unfair and broken,” he wrote. “We are truly a Nation in Decline!!!”

Members of the 6 January select committee have condemned Mr Trump’s Pennsylvania rally this weekend, at which two guests defending the rioters who stormed the US Capitol on 6 January 2021 – including a convicted neo-Nazi.

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Trump once tried to pay lawyer with deed to a horse, book claims

A new book that investigates the power wielded by top US law firms contains a rather interesting anecdote about former President Donald Trump from long before he took office.

John Bowden has the story.

Oliver O’Connell6 September 2022 05:15


Red wave crashing?

The possibility of a great red wave still looms.

But as the 2022 midterm elections enter their final two-month sprint, leading Republicans concede that their party’s advantage may be slipping even as Democrats confront their president’s weak standing, deep voter pessimism and the weight of history this fall.

The political landscape, while still in flux, follows a string of President Joe Biden‘s legislative victories on climate, health care and gun violence, just as Donald Trump‘s hand-picked candidates in electoral battlegrounds like Arizona, Georgia, Ohio and Pennsylvania struggle to broaden their appeal. But nothing has undermined the GOP’s momentum more than the Supreme Court’s stunning decision in June to end abortion protections, which triggered a swift backlash even in the reddest of red states.

Oliver O’Connell6 September 2022 04:15


Viral video compares crowd size at Trump and Biden Pennsylvania events

Donald Trump and his supporters are famously obsessed with crowd size, and a video has gone viral comparing the audiences between recent rallies Mr Trump and Joe Biden held in Pennsylvania this week.

“Donald Trump and Joe Biden Both held rallies in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania this week,” reporter Benny Johnson, of conservative TV network Newsmax, wrote on Twitter in a post sharing the clip. “Here is what they looked like back to back. Incredible.”

The video, which has been viewed roughly 2.3m times, shows a packed house at Mr Trump’s rally in a stadium on Saturday, compared to a more modest crowd at the president’s speech on Tuesday in Wilkes-Barre.

Josh Marcus has the story.

Oliver O’Connell6 September 2022 03:15


Jamie Raskin says he wants Ginni Thomas to testify

A member of the January 6 committee said on Sunday that he believes the wife of a Supreme Court justice, who assisted in the campaigns to overturn election results in two states, has “relevant” testimony that his fellow lawmakers would like to hear.

But he stopped short of indicating that the panel would issue a subpoena targeting Ginni Thomas, wife of Justice Clarence Thomas, as the panel has done for numerous allies of former President Donald Trump.

Congressman Jamie Raskin made the comments Sunday on CBS’s Face the Nation.

Oliver O’Connell6 September 2022 02:15


What we learned in Pennsylvania about the midterms

The Independent’s Eric Garcia headed to Trump’s rally in Wilkes-Barre and to a Democratic event in Scranton. This is what he’s learned.

Oliver O’Connell6 September 2022 01:15


Analysis: Donald Trump picked a fight with the National Archives. It may be the end of him

Many years from now, when the history books about the Trump era are written, they may yet note that his downfall came not at the hands of his political rivals, the Deep State, or even the voting public. The end, when it finally came, began when he picked a fight with an archivist.

The archivists of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) are no ordinary librarians, to be sure; they are the keepers of the presidential records — every memo, letter, gift and executive order that passes across a president’s desk. They painstakingly document and store all of those records on behalf of the general public, to whom those items belong.

But few of them could have imagined that they would be thrust into the spotlight in the way they have in recent weeks after their role in the series of events that led to an FBI search of Mar-a-Lago was revealed.

Oliver O’Connell6 September 2022 00:15


Trump’s first rally since Mar-a-Lago raid gathers diehard fans

Former president Donald Trump was ostensibly in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, to stump for Republican candidates on the state ballot this November.

But stumping for other Republicans took a notable backseat as the former president defiantly defended himself in his first campaign rally since the FBI executed a search warrant at his Mar-a-Lago home, and his most faithful supporters were on hand to show their solidarity with the man they consider the legitimate winner of the 2020 election.

“The Biden administration invaded the home of their chief political opponent, who is absolutely destroying him and everyone else in the polls,” Mr Trump said to a rapturous crowd at the Mohegan Sun Arena, which was met with echoing boos. “They’re trying to silence me and, more importantly, they are trying to silence you.”

Eric Garcia reports on this past weekend’s rally.

Oliver O’Connell5 September 2022 23:30


Trump’s medical records and accounts uncovered in Mar-a-Lago search

Among documents uncovered during the FBI search of Mar-a-Lago in early August were non-governmental records relating to Donald Trump’s health and accounts, according to US District Court Judge Aileen Cannon’s ruling on the appointment of a “special master”.

Oliver O’Connell5 September 2022 23:10


Writer debunks Doug Mastriano’s excessive 9/11 claims about ‘champion’ Trump

A writer went viral debunking claims about Donald Trump and the 9/11 terrorist attacks on Saturday after the Republican running for governor in Pennsylvania credited Mr Trump as being a “champion” of New York and the United States in the immediate aftermath.

Oliver O’Connell5 September 2022 22:45


Trump once again demands overturn of 2020 election

Donald Trump complained again on Monday that the 2020 election should be overturned in a Truth Social post which clearly depicted a candidate unused to the prospect of his own defeat.

Nearly two years after he was defeated by Joe Biden and stopped from running the White House for another four years, Mr Trump is still adamant that he should be ushered into the presidency.

John Bowden has the latest.

Oliver O’Connell5 September 2022 22:42

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