Trump News Today: DoJ says Mar-a-Lago documents are ‘likely covered up and suppressed’ to hinder investigation

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The Justice Department said Tuesday that the classified documents were “likely withheld and removed” from former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in an effort to obstruct the federal investigation.

The FBI seized 33 boxes containing more than 100 classified documents during its Aug. 8 raid on the 45th president’s private residence in Florida, according to a court filing.

The Justice Department also released the first images of documents seized from the Mar-a-Lago estate, which show markers labeled “secret” and “top secret” on classified documents.

And in a document marked “secret”, the heading indicates that the content refers to human source information.

“The government has also developed evidence that government records were likely concealed and removed from storage and that efforts were likely made to impede the government’s investigation,” reads the end-of-term filing. evening.


Why are Biden and Trump both going to a small town in Pennsylvania?

On Tuesday, President Joe Biden traveled to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania to discuss gun violence.

Then on Saturday, former President Donald Trump will travel to the same small town to hold a rally at Mohegan Sun Arena in support of Pennsylvania GOP Senate candidate Mehmet Oz and gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano.

At first glance, it may come as a surprise to see two presidents visiting a city of less than 41,000 people a two-hour drive from Philadelphia. Eric Garcia explains why it’s not so surprising.


Big tech conspiracy to blame for voter fraud summit failure, Lindell says

Another breathless voter fraud extravaganza staged by MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has come and gone.

Last week, Mr. Lindell held another summit where he promised to provide evidence that massive voter fraud took place in 2020 and that former President Donald Trump should be the occupant of the Oval Office.

The results were no different from his three-day live-action documentary or his 2021 “Cyber ​​Symposium” – lots of promise, no proof.


Justice Department sees evidence of obstruction in Trump documents case

The US Department of Justice said on Tuesday it found evidence suggesting that documents removed from the White House when Donald Trump left office were later concealed at his Florida home to obstruct a federal investigation into their fate.

A Trump lawyer “explicitly prohibited” FBI agents from looking into boxes in a storage room at Mr. Trump’s property during a search in June, the department said in a court filing, according to Reuters.

“The government has also developed evidence that government records were likely concealed and removed from storage and that efforts were likely made to impede the government’s investigation,” the department argued in a filing. in the US District Court in Florida.


January 6 rally organizer promises to return to Capitol in 2025

A far-right activist who helped organize the rally outside the US Capitol on January 6, 2021 said he would return to the site in 2025 regardless of the results of the next presidential election.

Ali Alexander made the wish during an interview with the Nebraska Examiner in the middle of a gathering of Holocaust deniers in Omaha.

He remains a strong supporter of former President Donald Trump and attempts to cancel the 2020 election, as Mr Trump himself called for as recently as Monday.

“I usually think of it in terms of, ‘Do I regret organizing on January 6 or not?’ and I don’t,” Mr Alexander told the newspaper after being asked what he would have done “differently” in regards to January 6.


Trump hires ex-Florida solicitor general for Mar-a-Lago documents case

Former President Donald Trump has retained former Florida Solicitor General Chris Kise to represent him in the Justice Department’s ongoing investigation into whether he violated US laws in returning sensitive government records to his Palm Beach home at the end of his term and retaining them for almost 18 months.

A source close to Mr. Trump’s legal team confirmed Mr. Kice’s hiring to The Independent. His addition to the defense of the former president was first reported by NBC News.


Photos released of top secret documents seized by the FBI from Trump’s estate

The first images of documents seized from Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate by FBI agents earlier this month have been released.

In footage released as part of a Justice Department court filing late Tuesday evening, markers reading “secret” and “top secret” are clearly visible, removing any doubts about whether Mr. Trump had classified documents in the unsecured compound and residence where he currently lives.


Trump Falls In Love With Fake Account Ivanka Trump Truth Social

Donald Trump promoted a fake anti-vaccine post attributed to his daughter Ivanka’s Truth Social account as he raged on Tuesday against the FBI and the Mar-a-Lago raid.

“Biden and his government are still trying to manipulate you with unnecessary vaccines. Don’t fall for his lies, it’s over, ”we read in the message, before encouraging subscribers to buy an anti-vax book.

The post was one of dozens of “revelations”, memes and furious statements made by the former president on the social media platform overnight Monday.


ICYMI: Trump calls for “new elections immediately”

Former President Donald Trump issued a bizarre demand on Monday that he be declared the winner of the 2020 election nearly two years after losing his re-election bid to Joe Biden, or that a new election be held in the place.

There is no mechanism in American law or history for a presidential election to be run again, nor for the loser of an election to be declared the winner two years after the fact. But Mr. Trump appeared to ignore that fact when he used his own Truth Social platform to make such an impossible request on Monday morning.

Andrew Feinberg reports for The Independent.


Drudge Report photographs Trump in orange jumpsuit amid growing legal troubles

The right-wing news aggregation site The Drudge Report photographed former President Donald Trump in an orange jumpsuit in a photoshopped image as she was linked to several posts outlining his growing legal troubles.

Under the title “Trump indictment watch”, the site linked to a Daily Beast Op-Ed arguing “It’s over: Trump will be indicted”.

Gustaf Kilander has the story.


Lindsey Graham branded ‘incredibly irresponsible’ over riot comments

A former senior US Justice Department official has condemned Republican Senator Lindsey Graham for suggesting there would be ‘riots in the streets’ if former President Donald Trump is prosecuted over a trove of sensitive government documents American recovered from his Mar-a -La seaside resort.

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