FBI photos of top secret documents in Mar-a-Lago raid flooded the media. Donald Trump claims that these are documents that he declassified before leaving office.
Constitutional lawyer Jonathan Turley says the photo may give a “misleading impression”. According to him, the decision of the Ministry of Justice to publish the photo is unusual and could easily be taken out of context.
Republican analysts estimate that the raids and the investigation of Trump are unlikely to damage his popularity or weaken his prospects for a presidential bid in 2024.
The Justice Department on Tuesday appealed Trump’s proposal for independent oversight. According to the Ministry, he has no right to this, because the documents do not belong to him and the court addressed lacks jurisdiction to grant permission.
Attorney General Merrick Garland sent a memo to department staff on Tuesday noting the department’s guidelines prohibiting communications with lawmakers in Congress. The warning comes at a time when Republican congressmen have been receiving information from FBI whistleblowers pointing out political bias and the actions of colleagues for several months in a row.
Garland also institutes a new directive barring department officials from participating in political events or activities amid criticism of partisan bias.
FBI agent Timothy Thibault, who, according to informants, blocked the investigation into Hunter Biden’s laptop and was apparently involved in the beginnings of Russiagate, has retired.
Texas conservative parents celebrate victory – The state Board of Education voted to delay curriculum changes after dozens of parents objected to including gender, critical race theory and LGBT in education standards.
Unaccompanied children who cross the U.S. border illegally on their own can find themselves in dangerous situations because of insufficient vetting of the adults to whom they are handed over, says a whistleblower who works with a company that transports minors across the United States.
The South Carolina House has passed a bill to ban abortion, except for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest. The proposal must still pass the state Senate.
Today, the Food and Drug Administration approved in emergency mode modified vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna, which are adapted to the omikron variant. But the approval took place without supporting clinical trial data.
Google is facing growing criticism for not offering Truth Social, a platform behind Trump, on its Google Play. Google claims the app violates several company policies, including an effective user content moderation system.