Jen Psaki says Democrats ‘love being up against’ Donald Trump ahead of midterms
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.
U.S. District Judge Cannon Aileen Thursday also denied the Justice Department’s request to resume its criminal investigation into the seized classified documents. Judge Cannon said she was unwilling to accept government claims that nearly 100 documents from Mr Trump’s estate were classified.
“The court does not find it appropriate to accept the government’s findings on these important and contentious issues without further review by a neutral third party in a timely and orderly manner,” the judge said in his ruling.
Previously, the former White House chief of staff mark the meadows reportedly complied with a Justice Department subpoena related to the investigation into the events surrounding the Jan. 6 Capitol Riot. He is the longest-serving member of the Trump administration to comply with such an order.
Trump calls McConnell a ‘loser’
Returning to Truth Social on Thursday night, Donald Trump released a statement attacking Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell for “giving the Democrats everything they want.”
While it’s unclear exactly what prompted the tirade against Mr McConnell, the senior Republican has been the subject of criticism from some conservatives in recent weeks for “enabling” Democrats to collude and pass a $740 billion climate, health care and tax bill.
This week Mr McConnell was also forced to politely file Senator Lindsey Graham is calling for a national abortion ban after 15 weeks amid widespread unpopularity for the idea among US voters ahead of the November election.
Mr Trump wrote: ‘The Republican Senate needs to do something about this absolute loser, Mitch McConnell, who folds against the Democrats every time – and he’s only getting worse!’
Gino SpocchiaSeptember 16, 2022 12:25 p.m.
The former president helps Melania sell trinkets
Taking a break from reviewing several investigations against him on Thursday, Donald Trump sent a rare flirtatious message to followers of Truth Social, his own social media network, who were told about Melania Trump’s “beautiful” Christmas ornaments .
The former first lady received the resounding endorsement after she announces a new range of digital festive ornaments and matching decorations – with a portion of the proceeds going to charity.
“Truly beautiful (the ornaments, I mean!),” Mr. Trump wrote, along with a photo of his wife.
Former first lady continues NFT promotion with celebratory series
Gino SpocchiaSeptember 16, 2022 11:39
Trump invited to Washington DC event honoring Queen
Although he did not attend Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral with Joe Biden on Monday, Donald Trump has reportedly been invited to a memorial service in Washington DC next week to remember the late British monarch.
An invitation from the British Embassy to the event “a service of thanksgiving for the life of the late Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II” was sent to Mr Trump in recent days, according to The telegraph.
Other living ex-presidents, including Barrack Obama, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton and their wives, were also dispatched by the British Embassy on Thursday. The service will be held at the Washington National Cathedral on Wednesday next week.
Srivasti Dasgupta reports:
It is not yet known whether the former president will attend the memorial service
Gino SpocchiaSeptember 16, 2022 10:45 am
Judge open to Trump privilege claims
Writing in an order Thursday, U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon said she was open to the possibility that the former president could use executive privilege as a defense against certain records seized by FBI agents from Mar-a-Lago. last month, the Associated Press reported. .
Although widely disputed by legal experts and the current US president, the Trump-appointed judge also noted continuing disagreements between Trump’s attorneys and Justice Department officials over the “proper designation of seized materials,” which have been marked classified.
While blocking a Justice Department request to continue reviewing classified material, the judge appointed a special master at Mr. Trump’s request to review Mar-a-Lago material “in a neutral manner”.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the former president’s lawyers made it clear on Thursday that they were happy with the appointment. This decision should be appealed.
Gino SpocchiaSeptember 16, 2022 10:05 am
Trump threatens ‘big trouble’ for US if indicted over Mar-a-Lago newspapers
Former President Donald Asset Thursday hinted that his supporters could embark on a long campaign of violence should he be indicted for crimes uncovered in the myriad criminal investigations into his conduct.
Speaking on the Conservative broadcaster Hugues HewittMr Trump said an indictment would not deter him from running for president as he would have “no ban on running”.
“But I think if that happened, I think you would have problems in this country like we may never have seen before. I don’t think the people of the United States would tolerate that,” he said. -he adds.
When asked what kinds of trouble he foresees if he is charged with a crime, Mr Trump added ominously: “I think you’d be in big trouble – big trouble.”
Andrew Feinberg reports on the former president’s threat to US stability.
Mr Trump has warned the US will be in ‘big trouble’ if he is charged with crimes
Olivier O’ConnellSeptember 16, 2022 09:20
New Book Says Trump Offered West Bank to King of Jordan
When Abdullah II received Mr Trump’s message, he reportedly told an American friend: “I thought I was having a heart attack.”
The Jordanian king said of the former president’s January 2018 bid that he ‘thought I was having a heart attack’
Olivier O’ConnellSeptember 16, 2022 08:45
Biden’s approval rating rises
President Joe BidenApproval ratings have improved from their low point this summer, according to a new poll.
The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll showed the president’s approval rating rose from 36% to 45% in July.
reports Sravasti Dasgupta.
Poll shows economy continues to be a source of weakness for the president
Olivier O’ConnellSeptember 16, 2022 08:15
Trump won’t pick Pence as running mate in 2024 after former VP’s ‘political suicide’
Former President Donald Trump says in a new book that he won’t choose his former Vice President Mike Pence to serve as his running mate if he launches another White House bid in 2024.
Mr. Trump made the remarks in The Divider: Trump in the White House, 2017-2021written by Peter Baker of The New York Times and Susan Glasser of The New Yorker, The Guardian reported. Mr Baker and Ms Glasser interviewed Mr Trump in April and November last year.
Former president’s remarks appear in forthcoming book
Olivier O’ConnellSeptember 16, 2022 07:30
John Fetterman is hunting for votes in Trump’s ‘ruby red’ country – can he find them?
The Independent‘s Richard Hall tells how John Fetterman, a very different type of Democrat, hopes to whittle away Trump’s support in rural Pennsylvania.
Trump has dominated rural Pennsylvania in the past two elections. John Fetterman, another type of Democrat, hopes to reduce that support. Reporting by Richard Hall of Johnstown, Pennsylvania.
Olivier O’ConnellSeptember 16, 2022 06:45
ICYMI | Melania told Trump he was ‘blowing that’ into Covid handling
Donald Trump’s wife, Melania, was reportedly so disturbed by her husband’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic that she began calling his response ‘wrong’.
News of one of the former president’s closest confidants, among others, expressing doubts about his ability to handle critical geopolitical issues comes from a forthcoming book by New York Times chief White House correspondent Peter Baker and New Yorker CNN Global Affairs Writer and Analyst, Susan Glasser.
CNN has obtained an early copy of the book.
In one of the book’s most damning passages, the two veteran reporters cite interviews with Trump insiders who were able to confirm that the president’s one-term partner was concerned about how his administration was responding to the pandemic.
Reporting by Johanna Chisholm.
The former first lady reportedly made the damning remarks during a phone call with one of her husband’s early backers, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
Alisha Rahaman SarkarSeptember 16, 2022 06:39