September 30, 2022

Trump news – latest: Trump demands new election as report outlines his fixation on Macron’s love life

Related Video: Justice Department Releases Redacted Mar-a-Lago Search Affidavit

In a ‘truth’ posted on his bespoke social media platform Truth Social, Donald Trump doubled down on his questionable claims about Hunter Biden’s laptop story and insisted that new revelations about the coverage of the story means that the results of the last election should be cancelled.

“So now it’s conclusively shown that the FBI BURIED HUNTER BIDEN’S LAPTOP STORY BEFORE THE ELECTION, knowing that if they hadn’t, ‘Trump would have easily won. the 2020 presidential election,'” he wrote.

“REMEDY: Declare the legitimate winner or, and this would be the minimal solution, declare the 2020 election irretrievably compromised and call a new election, immediately!”

Meanwhile, a report from rolling stone detailed Mr Trump’s alleged fixation on the love life of French President Emmanuel Macron – this after the list of items seized at Mar-a-Lago included one titled “info re: President of France”.


Why the Mar-a-Lago documents are nothing like the Clinton emails

The latest wave of right-wing commentary on the documents seized from Mar-a-Lago has sought to draw a parallel with the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails, with Mr Trump’s supporters insisting that if the former president was sued would prove that a double standard is being enforced on a partisan basis by law enforcement agencies supposedly captured by the Democrats.

Besides the fact that Mr. Trump himself recently credited the FBI’s last-minute announcement of a renewed “phony” investigation of Clinton with credit for the 2016 election, there are multiple crucial differences between the two stories. Here’s former FBI Special Agent Asha Rangappa to explain the accolades.


Flashback: Trump on classified documents in 2016

When running for president against Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump placed the former Secretary of State’s alleged mishandling of sensitive emails at the center of his campaign, routinely rousing his rally crowds by chanting ” lock her up” and threatening Mrs. Clinton with a prison sentence. facing a presidential debate.

But he also promised that he would himself ensure that the rule of law applies when it comes to classified documents. Take a look at this resurfaced clip:


Trump shares QAnon meme on Truth Social

Donald Trump is awake and “truthful”, and seems to mostly share other users’ posts. Most are memes constructed to pander to him at Joe Biden’s expense and/or claim Mr Biden is behind an attempt to permanently destroy Mr Trump – but the ex-president also shared a message explicitly using a movement shibboleth QAnon:

(Social truth)

He went even further earlier in the morning and actually shared a screenshot of a 2017 “Qdrop”, but seems to have deleted it.


Report: Trump obsessed with Macron’s love life

Former President Donald Trump has repeatedly bragged about knowing illicit details related to French President Emmanuel Macron’s love life, according to a new report.

This comes after ‘item 1a’ on the list of documents seized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) from the former president’s Mar-a-Lago estate was revealed to be ‘info re: President of France”.

rolling stone reported on Monday, citing two sources familiar with the matter, that Mr. Macron’s personal life has been of keen interest to Mr. Trump for years.

Sravasti Dasgupta see you.


Kellyanne Conway: Democrats despise Trump voters

Joe Biden’s recent comments describing the Republican Party’s Maga wing as a ‘semi-fascist’ movement have aired relentlessly on Fox News in recent days, with guests – many of them hard-right – making doomsday claims about the plans. that the president and his party may have for conservative Americans.

Among those who sounded the alarm last night was former Trump adviser and notorious purveyor of ‘alternative facts’ Kellyanne Conway, who warned network viewers that what Mr Biden sang was that “they” despise “you” – that is, the 74 million Americans who voted for Trump in 2016.


Kinzinger backs key Utah candidate

Evan McMullin, an independent candidate challenging far-right Utah Sen. Mike Lee this fall, has already enjoyed the blessing of state Democrats, who have refused to field their own candidate in order to give him a free run. at headquarters.

Now Mr. McMullin has a big name raising money for him: Adam Kinzinger, the retired Republican congressman and top Trump critic who sits on the Jan. 6 select committee.

In a fundraising message sent yesterday, Mr Kinzinger specifically points to the events of January 6, 2021 – but without mentioning Mr Lee, who sadly said Mr Trump deserved “a mulligan” for his part in inciting the riot.

Mr. McMullin is a well-known figure in Utah and ran there as a third-party candidate in the 2016 presidential election. As a result, Mr. Trump got one of the lowest vote shares of all Republican presidential candidates in recent memory, though he still won the state.


Trump lawyer compares Mar-a-Lago files to ‘backlogged library book’

During an appearance on Fox News last night, Jim Trusty, a former Justice Department employee and federal prosecutor who is now representing Donald Trump in the Mar-a-Lago case, opined that the investigation into the documents that Mr. Trump had taken with him to his residence paltry over the Hillary Clinton email saga – and that the FBI’s actions prior to the search, as detailed in the “oil slick” of a redacted affidavit, indicate that they did not take the classification of the material particularly seriously.

Mr. Trusty’s remarks are inaccurate in that, although the DOJ’s letter to Mr. Trump’s attorney on June 8 requested that the room where the documents were stored be secured, it did not say that that was the end of the matter, or that it was just a sweet suggestion. .

As rendered in the affidavit, it reads as follows:

…Mar-a-Lago does not have an authorized secure location for the storage of classified information. As such, it appears that since the time of classified documents [redacted] were removed from White House secure facilities and transferred to Mar-a-Lago on or about January 20, 2021, they have not been handled appropriately or stored in an appropriate location. Accordingly, we request that the room in Mar-a-Lago where the documents had been stored be secured and that all boxes that have been moved from the White House to Mar-a-Lago (as well as all other items in this room) be kept in that room in their current state until further notice.


Trump reiterates call to void 2020 election, doubles down on Hunter Biden obsession

Last night Donald Trump reiterated his call to be reinstated as president on the dubious basis that the Hunter Biden laptop story was not covered closely enough in the final weeks of the campaign .

(Social truth)

The latest scandal in history was kicked off by an interview between erratic podcaster Joe Rogan and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who said his platform initially limited the spread of a New York Post story of young Biden’s device in the first days after it was published. The FBI denied telling Facebook to do so, saying instead that it merely warned the platform about the potential spread of Russian misinformation targeting the Bidens.

“The FBI regularly informs US private sector entities, including social media providers, of information about potential threats, so that they can decide how best to defend against threats,” the office said in a statement.

There is no obvious legal standard under which the election can be annulled or canceled nearly two years after the fact.


Bernie Sanders criticizes ‘bickering Republicans’ over debt relief while backing corporate tax breaks

Bernie Sanders doesn’t have time for Republicans to criticize Joe Biden’s decision to forgive up to $10,000 in student loans for most borrowers.

The Vermont progressive hammered his GOP rivals on CNN State of the Union Sunday on their sudden preoccupation with bailing out Americans after passing tax breaks that largely benefited the wealthiest Americans in the first year of Donald Trump’s presidency.

“I know it’s shocking … to some Republicans that the government does, on occasion, do something to benefit working families and low-income people,” he said. “Suddenly when we do something for the workers, it’s a terrible idea.”

Learn more in The Independent of Alex Woodward:


ICYMI: Justice Department Says It Already Reviewed Documents Seized After Trump Requested Special Master Examination

The Justice Department said it had already completed Donald Trump’s review of documents seized from his home to determine whether they were protected by solicitor-client privilege.

The former president had requested that a special master be appointed to do so, but delayed for days before making the official request. It’s unclear if the documents will be reviewed again or if the court-appointed official would come to a different conclusion than the DoJ team.

Learn more in The Independent of Andre Feinberg: