Rolling coverage of the latest developments following the FBI search of Mar-a-Lago
Justice Department asks court to unseal Trump Mar-a-Lago estate FBI search warrant
He wrote on Truth Social: “Not only will I not oppose the release of documents related to the unAmerican, unwarranted, and unnecessary raid and break-in of my home in plage de palmiers, Floride, Mar-a-Lago, I am going a step further by ENCOURAGING the immediate release of those documents.”
Il ajouta: “Release the documents now!"
FBI agents were looking for “classified nuclear documents” during the raid, selon un nouveau rapport. le Trump dénonce furieusement Bill Barr «faible» pour ne pas l'avoir aidé à renverser has filed a motion to unseal the search warrant used by federal agents to seize documents from the former president’s Florida home.
Attorney general Merrick Guirlande announced the move earlier on Thursday, stressing that the decision was not taken lightly and that he personally authorised the decision to seek the warrant.
The former president and some members of his legal team have claimed without providing proof that agents may have planted evidence at his home.
What is the growing ‘Dark Brandon’ meme phenomenon?
During a post-race interview with Nascar driver Brandon Brown in October 2021, newscaster Kellie Stavast believed the crowd behind him – clearly chanting “f*** Joe Biden” – was instead cheering him on with “let’s go, Brandon”.
“Let’s go, Brandon” or even just “Brandon” quickly became shorthand on the American right to broadcast a middle finger to the president, a rallying cry plastered on T-shirts, autocollants pour voiture, yard signs and across the internet.
It was later adopted broadly to criticise the administration and express disappointment with a president critics perceived as woefully ill-equipped for reality.
After a string of “good news” for the Biden agenda, maison Blanche officials elevated a meme from terminally online obscurity, reclaiming ironic images of a tired and gaffe-prone president cast as a demi-god-like figure.
Alex Woodward takes a look at the meme.
The fascist ‘Dark MAGA’ aesthetic flourished in fringe online spaces with explicit calls for violence. Liberals embraced Joe Biden’s ironic transformation as a laser-eyed antidote, Alex Woodward reports
Scott Perry claims he is not target of investigation after his phone is seized
A Republican congressman who recently had his phone seized by the FBI is running damage control and insisting that he is not accused of wrongdoing.
Rep Scott Perry went on Fox News on Wednesday to tell viewers that he is not a “target” of the FBI’s investigation — which apparently is centred at least for now around former President Donald Trump’s supposedly illegal obtention of classified documents from the White House.
John Bowden reports.
GOP congressman informed he is a ‘witness’, not a ‘target’, of FBI investigation
Trump says he won’t contest publication of Mar-a-Lago search warrant
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Trump says he is encouraging justice department to ‘release the documents now’
Beto O’Rourke calls voter a ‘motherf***er’
Beto O'Rourke, les Démocratique candidat à Texas gouverneur, a qualifié un électeur de "motherf ***er" pour avoir ri lors d'une discussion sur la fusillade à l'école d'Uvalde lors d'une assemblée publique.
M. O'Rourke décrivait brièvement les détails horribles de la fusillade de mai qui a coûté la vie à 19 enfants et deux enseignants mercredi à Mineral Wells lorsque des rires ont éclaté d'un chahuteur dans le public.
Gustaf Kilander has the story.
"Cela peut être drôle pour vous, enfoiré, mais ce n'est pas drôle pour moi," Un démocrate raconte à un homme en riant lors d'une discussion sur la fusillade à l'école
Donald Trump won’t oppose the move by Justice Department to make the warrant public
Donald Trump said late on Thursday that he won’t oppose the move by the Justice Department to make the warrant public.
Attorney General Merrick Garland said that he had “personally approved 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 on Thursday that “not only will I not oppose the release of documents related to the unAmerican, unwarranted, and unnecessary raid and break-in of my home in Palm Beach, Floride, Mar-a-Lago, I am going a step further by ENCOURAGING the immediate release of those documents.”
Les initiés disent que Trump panique alors que Kushner et Melania sont désignés comme des taupes possibles dans le raid du FBI
Donald Trump is reportedly trying to hunt down someone who could’ve communicated with federal authorities, writes Gustaf Kilander.
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Donald Trump is reportedly trying to hunt down someone who could’ve communicated with federal authorities
How the lawyerly 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 on Thursday.
“The Department filed the motion to make public the warrant and receipt, in light of the former president’s public confirmation of the search, some of the surrounding circumstances, and the substantial public interest in this matter," il ajouta.
Or to put it another way, either put up or shut up, Monsieur Trump, writes Andrew Buncombe.
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Analyse: Pretty soon we will learn who is telling the truth
Trump deflects with another conspiracy on Truth Social as Merrick Garland calls 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 the Obama presidential library is digitising for later publication.
“I continue to ask, what happened to the 33 million pages taken to Chicago by President Obama?” Mr Trump complained.
“The Fake News Media refuses to talk about that," il a continué. “They want it CANCELED!"
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Former president lashes out at one of his favourite targets as feds call his bluff
Trump’s former transportation secretary met with Jan 6 Les émeutiers les plus notables du Capitole et ce qui leur est arrivé, rapport dit
The House select committee investigating the January 6 riots of last year has recently interviewed former transportation secretary Elaine Chao.
The committee has also been in talks with former education secretary Betsy DeVos and former national security adviser Robert O’Brien, CNN signalé.
Quoting multiple sources, it reported that Mr O’Brien is expected to appear virtually before the panel on Friday.
Ms Chao and Ms DeVos resigned a day after the attack on the US Capitol and called for removing the former president Donald Trump from power.
Trump faces multiple investigations
Donald Trump is under several congressional, civil and criminal investigations, which range from his business interests and allegations of tax fraud to his efforts to undermine the 2020 presidential election and fuel violence at the US Capitol.
L'ancien président, his family business, real estate interests and political allies are under scrutiny from federal investigators, state attorneys and members of Congress.
Alex Woodward has put together a list of the key probes involving Mr Trump and where they currently stand following an unprecedented FBI raid at his Palm Beach, Florida home at Mar-a-Lago au 8 août.
L'ancien président, his business and allies are under scrutiny for tax fraud allegations, real estate practices and a plot to steal the 2020 élection