Trump news – latest: Former president won’t object to publication of Mar-a-Lago search warrant

Justice Department asks court to seal FBI search warrant for Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate

Donald Trump said late Thursday that he will not oppose a move by the Justice Department to make public the search warrant for Monday’s FBI raid on his Florida residence.

He wrote on Truth Social: “Not only will I not object to the release of documents related to an unwarranted and unnecessary raid and break-in at my home in Palm Beach, Florida, Mar-a-Lago. step forward by encouraging the immediate release of those documents.”

He added: “School the documents now!”

FBI agents were looking for “classified nuclear documents” during the raid, according to a new report. The Department of Justice has filed a motion to release the search warrant used by federal agents to seize documents from the former president’s Florida home.

Attorney General Merrick Garland announced the move earlier Thursday, emphasizing that the decision was not made lightly and that he personally justified the decision to seek the warrant.

The former president and several members of his legal team have claimed without providing proof that agents may have planted evidence in his home.

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Scott Perry claims he is not the target of the investigation after his phone was seized

A Republican congressman whose phone was recently seized by the FBI is doing damage control and insisting he is not accused of wrongdoing.

Rep. Scott Perry went on Fox News Wednesday to inform viewers that he is not a “target” of the FBI’s investigation — which, at least for now, is apparently focused on former President Donald Trump Trump is thought to be illegally impeached on classified documents from the White House.

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Trump says he won’t oppose publication of Mar-a-Lago search warrant

Donald Trump said late Thursday that he will not oppose a move by the Justice Department to make public the search warrant for Monday’s FBI raid on his Florida residence.

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Beto O’Rourke calls voter a ‘mother***er’

Beto O’Rourke, the Democratic candidate for Texas governor, called a voter a “mother***er” for laughing during a debate about the Uvalde school shooting at a town hall meeting.

Mr. O’Rourke was summarizing gruesome details from the May shooting that claimed the lives of 19 children and two teachers Wednesday in Mineral Wells when a heckler in the audience erupted into laughter.

Gustaf Kilander has the story.

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Donald Trump will not oppose the Justice Department’s move to make the warrant public

Donald Trump said late Thursday that he will not oppose the Justice Department’s move to make the warrant public.

Attorney General Merrick Garland said he had “personal approval of the decision to seek a search warrant” for former president Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in Florida.

Mr. Trump wrote on his social media platform Truth Social late Thursday that “Not only will I not oppose the release of documents related to the un-American, warrantless, and unnecessary raid and intrusion of my home in Palm Beach, Florida, March. a-Lago, I am going a step further by SOCIALIZING the immediate release of those documents.”

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Insiders say Trump is panicking as Kushner and Melania pointed out possible moles in the FBI raid

Donald Trump is said to be trying to hunt down someone who could communicate with federal authorities, writes Gustaf Kilander.

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As lawyer Merrick Garland just called Donald Trump’s bluff

“The property receipt is a document that federal law requires law enforcement agents to leave with the property owner,” Merrick Garland said Thursday.

“The department filed the resolution to make the warrant and the receipt public, given the former president’s public declaration of the search, some of the surrounding circumstances, and the substantial public interest in this matter,” he said.

Or to put it another way, either up or down, Mr Trump writes Andrew Buncombe.

Read the full analysis here:

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Trump deflects another conspiracy on Truth Social as Merrick Garland tries to unseal Mar-a-Lago warrant

In a Truth Social post that came as Merrick Garland publicly addressed the search of Donald Trump’s Florida home, the former president questioned why the Justice Department was not investigating Barack Obama for presidential records that digitizing Obama’s presidential library for later publication.

“I keep asking, what happened to the 33 million pages that President Obama brought to Chicago?” Mr. Trump complained. “The Fake News Media refuses to talk about that,” he continued. “They want to cancel it!”

Read the full story by John Bowden here:

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Trump’s former transportation secretary met with the committee on Jan. 6, the report says

Former transportation secretary Elaine Chao was recently interviewed by the House select committee investigating the January 6 riots of last year.

The committee also held talks with former education secretary Betsy DeVos and former national security adviser Robert O’Brien, CNN reported.

Citing multiple sources, he reported that Mr. O’Brien is expected to appear before the panel as early as Friday.

Ms Chao and Ms DeVos resigned a day after the attack on the US Capitol and called for former president Donald Trump to be removed from power.

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Trump is facing multiple investigations

Donald Trump is under several Congressional, civil and criminal investigations, which include his business interests and allegations of tax fraud and his efforts to undermine the 2020 presidential election and incite violence at the US Capitol.

The former president, his family business, real estate interests and political allies are under scrutiny by federal investigators, state attorneys and members of Congress.

Alex Woodward has compiled a list of the top stories surrounding Mr. Trump and where they are now after the unprecedented FBI raid at his Palm Beach, Florida home in Mar-a-Lago on August 8.

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The Attorney General asks the court to release a warrant for the Mar-a-Lago search

The Department of Justice has asked a federal court to release the warrant used by the FBI to search Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home.

Merrick Garland said Thursday that there is an extraordinary public interest in the classified records case and a motion filed in federal court in Florida said that “the public’s clear and compelling interest in understanding what happened in these circumstances strongly favors unsealing.” .”

Under normal circumstances, those documents remain under seal during the investigation so the attorney general’s request to seal the warrant is not out of the ordinary.

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