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Trump is in potentially big trouble this time,
Search warrant cited violations of Espionage Act, Obstruction of Justice!
Trump is under a federal criminal investigation.

“Royal Flush”
Credit: Jack Ohman, The Sacramento Bee


Read the full search warrant here.

+ MSNBC’s The Beat with Ari Melber: Mary Trump: It’s never occurred to Donald that somebody who looks like Merrick Garland and talks like Merrick Garland is actually a ninja [see video]

+ CNBC: Trump search warrant cites statutes that carry possible multiyear prison sentences

+ NBC News: ‘It worried people all the time’: How Trump’s handling of secret documents led to the FBI’s Mar-a-Lago search – Trump’s cavalier approach to sensitive documents, and his lack of preparation to depart the White House, landed him in an FBI investigation, sources say.

+ MSNBC’s “The Cross Connection: Kevin McCarthy served notice that going after Merrick Garland will blow up in his face

+ Forbes: Trump Lawyer Told Justice Dept. That Classified Material Had Been Returned – The lawyer signed a statement in June that all documents marked as classified and held in boxes in storage at Mar-a-Lago had been given back. The search at the former president’s home on Monday turned up more. [Ed. note: Did Trump not tell his lawyer what he had, and why?]

+ Business Insider: Trump’s allies are alarmed and starting to ‘go dark’ amid Mar-a-Lago search warrant revelations, reporter says

+ The Washington Post: The horror of people willing to die for Donald Trump [as in the case last week of an attack on the FBI office in Cincinnati last week.]

+ CNBC: Trump faces a slew of investigations and lawsuits — and they’re heating up as he weighs White House run

+ RAW Story: Trump stuck taxpayers with $150K bill for ‘clearly illegal’ Fox News event at Lincoln Memorial: report [Read more from The Washington Post]

+ The Washington Post: Top lawmakers seek intelligence assessment of documents from Mar-a-Lago

+ The New York Times: Trump Sics the G.O.P. on the F.B.I. [accessible text]


Additional important stories:

+ Truthout: Biden Met With Historians Last Week to Discuss Anti-Democracy Trends

+ Truthout: Approval of Supreme Court Among Democrats Has Hit Rock Bottom at 13 Percent

+ Dana Milbank, The Washington Post: The GOP is sick. It didn’t start with Trump — and won’t end with him. “Republicans and their allied donors, media outlets, interest groups and fellow travelers have been yanking on the threads of democracy and civil society for the past quarter-century; that’s a long time, and the unraveling is considerable. You can measure it in the triumph of lies and disinformation, in the mainstreaming of racism and white supremacy, in the erosion of institutions and norms of government, and in the dehumanizing of opponents and stoking of violence. In the process, Republicans became Destructionists: They destroyed truth, they destroyed decency, they destroyed patriotism, they destroyed national unity, they destroyed racial progress, they destroyed their own party, and they are well on their way to destroying the world’s oldest democracy.” Read more

Posted by Steve on August 14, 2022 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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