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Joe Rogan says the “idiots” had a “king” in Donald Trump
The former president’s anger over the matter has been rekindled after the discovery of a small number of classified documents by the president Joe Bidentime as vice president in his home and office that he once used.
Mr. Trump is particularly irritated by his perception of differences in the respective special counsels that the attorney general Merrick Garland has appointed to investigate the individual matters.
Robert Hurr, whom Mr. Trump has called a “nice guy” friendly to Democrats, will oversee the investigation into Mr. Biden’s case while Jack Smithwhom he characterizes as a “radical left Trump HATING LUNATIC” will look into his alleged transgressions.
Meanwhile, a judge has unsealed portions of a transcript of Mr. Trump’s testimony stemming from the It’s Jean Carrollcase against him.
In his testimony, he repeatedly denied the allegations against him and claimed he did not know the woman who accused him of raping her in the 1990s, calling her a “crazy job” while threatening to sue her and her lawyers.
For better or worse, Buttigieg finds himself in the spotlight
The National Transportation Secretary typically holds one of the most public roles in any presidential administration. A major aspect of the cabinet’s work is traveling the country, handing out millions of government dollars and attending ribbon-cutting ceremonies for new bridges, overpasses and ports.
Even by these standards, Pete Buttigieg has spent an inordinate amount of time in the national spotlight, providing the bounty of major infrastructure and domestic spending bills. But at the same time in 2020 Democratic The presidential candidate and one-time mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has also been the public face of a series of transportation-related crises, all amid constant speculation about his future political prospects.
Oliver O’ConnellJanuary 14, 2023 11:15 p.m
Analysis: Trump, not Biden, under greater threat from new special counsel probe
Appointment of new special counsel to investigate Joe Biden is actually bad news for Donald Trump, Justice Department veterans say Andrew Feinberg.
Oliver O’ConnellJanuary 14, 2023 10:15 p.m
Trump reposts creepy image of Adam Schiff on Truth Social
Creepy stuff on former president’s Truth Social account.
Oliver O’ConnellJanuary 14, 2023 10:06 pm
Analysis: Why Republicans aren’t reacting the way you think to Biden’s classified documents
The Independent‘c Eric Garcia write:
When news broke this week that classified documents dating back to his time as vice president in the Obama administration were found in President Joe Biden’s former office, it seemed like Republicans were given a belated Christmas present.
After all, they had spent months defending themselves on behalf of Donald Trump, who was found with hundreds of his classified documents from his time as president.
But the new Republican majority in the House of Representatives is divided over how to answer the question after Mr. Biden’s personal lawyers announced they had discovered more classified documents in the garage of his home in Delaware.
Oliver O’ConnellJanuary 14, 2023 9:40 p.m
Explained: How more classified documents were found at Biden’s home
The IndependentAndrew Feinberg explains the circumstances that led to the discovery of more classified documents at President Joe Biden’s home.
A lawyer without a valid security clearance was going through a box at @JoeBiden’s home when he found paper with classification markings.
It’s illegal for a lawyer to look at such documents, so he stopped his search rather than continue looking to see if there were *more* documents that it would be a crime for him to look at. Instead, he called someone who was allowed to watch such things without risking jail time. This man did the work and found five more pages, allowing the search to end without anyone committing a crime.
In general, lawyers prefer to spend their day without committing crimes, which is why (per @jdawsey1 / @JaxAlemany) even Trump’s lawyer, Alex Cannon, told Trump’s aides not to go through the boxes hidden at Mar-a-Lago because they might contain classified documents that would expose the viewer to criminal danger. So Bower (Biden’s lawyer) and Cannon (Trump’s lawyer) understood the importance of not watching things they weren’t allowed to watch, and acted accordingly.
Here is Andrew’s full report:
Oliver O’ConnellJanuary 14, 2023 9:20 p.m
Still, Trump was angered by the selection of a special counsel
Saturday is about lamenting legal troubles for a former president…
Oliver O’ConnellJanuary 14, 2023 9:00 p.m
ICYMI: The Justice Department is entering a political battle with two special counsels
In the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate the presence of classified documents with the President Joe BidenDelaware’s home and former office, Attorney General Merrick Garland describes the appointment as highlighting the Department of Justicecommitment to independence and accountability in particularly sensitive investigations.
If those words sound familiar, they should.
Garland used the same phrase in November in appointing a different special counsel to a different politically explosive investigation into different classified documents for a different political figure — this one, about the preservation of top-secret records under a former president Donald TrumpFlorida Mansion, Mar-a-Lago.
Oliver O’ConnellJanuary 14, 2023 8:30 p.m
Don Jr. makes fun of paying taxes after being fined for tax fraud
The former presidentThe eldest son of appeared to mock the idea of paying taxes in a meme on his Instagram page after his father’s eponymous company was fined $1.6 million following a conviction stemming from a long-standing tax avoidance scheme.
Alex Woodward there is the story.
Oliver O’ConnellJanuary 14, 2023 8:00 p.m
Trump Organization fined $1.6 million for long-running tax fraud scheme
Donald Trumpthe namesake company of was fined $1.6 million after a new York the jury convicted two Trump Organization subsidiaries on charges stemming from what prosecutors described as a long-standing scheme to avoid paying payroll taxes by compensating top executives with lavish tax-free bonuses.
The December verdict on 17 felony counts following an indictment last year against the Trump Corporation, the Trump Payroll Corporation and the Trump Organization’s longtime chief financial officer, Alan Weiselbergwho was sentenced to five months in prison this week.
Andrew Feinberg there are details.
Oliver O’ConnellJanuary 14, 2023 7:30 p.m
In focus: What happened on the opening day of the sedition trial against the “Proud Boys”?
The Independent‘c Greig Graziosi filed this report from the E Barret Prettyman Courthouse in Washington, DC.
Oliver O’ConnellJanuary 14, 2023 7:15 p.m
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