Some Justice Department officials chafe at silence on Mar-a-Lago search

Attorney General Merrick Garland has strictly limited the Justice Department’s public statements about the investigations, particularly the sprawling January 6 criminal investigation and especially anything involving the former president. Monday’s FBI raid of Trump’s property in Mar-a-Lago, linked to a criminal investigation into the handling of classified information, was partly designed to avoid a show, … Read more

An informant told investigators of more documents at Mar-a-Lago, reports the Wall Street Journal

CNN previously reported that FBI and DOJ investigators met with Trump lawyers at Mar-a-Lago in June, seeking more information about classified documents that were taken to Florida after Trump left the House. White. Following this meeting, where investigators inspected the room where the documents were stored, the Wall Street Journal reports that “A person familiar … Read more

US Justice Department accuses Iran of attempted assassination of John Bolton

The alleged plot was “likely in retaliation” for the January 2020 US airstrike that killed Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps commander Qasem Soleimani, the Justice Department said. After the strike, leaders of the terror organization vowed “revenge on the Americans” for Soleimani’s death and publicly denounced then-President Donald Trump and other top officials in his administration. … Read more

Ron DeSantis, unconstrained by constitutional checks, eases his power in Florida ahead of 2024 ruling

It was a striking scene, not only for its extraordinary result, but for the way it was choreographed. The event was premeditated to trigger – as its spokesperson wrote on Twitter the night before – “the liberal media meltdown of the year”. Pat Kemp, a Democrat who sits on the local Hillsborough County commission, described … Read more

Trump seizes on FBI research to fuel backlash

Supporters of the former president, whose distrust of government institutions he has cultivated for years, were free to conjure up a damning account of political persecution, seeking to discredit the investigation, while the facts and nature of any Trump offenses remained concealed in accordance with the FBI’s investigation. protocols. Those who know what federal agents … Read more

Donald Trump will be impeached by the New York Attorney General on Wednesday

It’s unclear whether Trump will answer questions or assert his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination during the closed-door testimony. Trump said in a post on Truth Social early Wednesday morning that he would “see ‘James’ for continuing the greatest witch hunt in US history! My big business and I are under attack from all sides. … Read more

Becca Balint will win the Democratic nomination for the Vermont General House seat

Election officials and voters participate during Wisconsin State Primary Day Aug. 9, at Waukesha Town Hall in Waukesha, Wisconsin. (Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images) Former President Donald Trump’s influence with Republican voters in a key state will be tested again on Tuesday as the fallout from the FBI’s search for his Florida resort mushrooms sweeps across the … Read more

Primary election: Trump’s pick will win Wisconsin GOP gubernatorial nomination, CNN projects

Tim Michels’ loss to former Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch comes as Republicans seek to unseat Democratic Gov. Tony Evers in November in a critical battleground state that went from Trump to Joe Biden in 2020. Michels, a construction company owner and political neophyte, won Trump’s endorsement by more aggressively amplifying the former president’s lies in … Read more

Four takeaways from the Wisconsin, Vermont and Minnesota primaries

In Minnesota, meanwhile, progressive “team” member Rep. Ilhan Omar survived a surprisingly close contest for her Minneapolis-based House seat. In Vermont, State Senate Speaker Pro Tempore Becca Balint is set to become the first woman to represent the state in Congress. And in Connecticut, Gov. Ned Lamont and Sen. Richard Blumenthal have secured their GOP … Read more

This Republican senator is up for re-election, despite his earlier promise not to seek a third term

Election officials and voters participate in the state primaries Aug. 9 at Village Hall in Waukesha, Wisconsin. (Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images) The Upper Midwest primaries on Tuesday will set the stage for two major gubernatorial races, as Republicans in Wisconsin and Minnesota select their candidates to face Democratic incumbents in those states in November. Minnesota is … Read more