Jen Psaki says Democrats ‘love to be opposed’ to Donald Trump ahead of midterms
Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows has reportedly complied with a Justice Department subpoena tied to the investigation into the events surrounding the January 6 Capitol riot. He is the most senior member of the Trump administration to comply which such an order.
Meanwhile, Donald Trump once again claimed in an interview that he had “absolute authority” as president to declassify documents and had declassified the files found at Mar-a-Lago by the FBI in its August search.
The claim is misleading in that there are standardised protocols that generally have to be followed when documents are declassified, and there is no evidence Mr Trump or his team did so. More important for Mr Trump is that the classification status of the files he took with him to Florida is irrelevant to any of the crimes the FBI cited in its affidavit seeking a warrant for the search.
Nevertheless, he promised “big problems” for the US if he was indicted over the matter.
In other investigations into the former president, the House select committee investigating January 6 has obtained “thousands” of communications between Secret Service staff around the time of the riot, according to chair Bennie Thompson.
Trump rants about ‘bad’ McConnell, ‘Schumer’s favourite senator’
Former President Donald Trump has take aim at Senator Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in his latest diatribe on Truth Social.
He began: Mitch McConnell is giving the Democrats everything they want. He is their lapdog! He didn’t stop trillions of dollars in spending by refusing to use the Debt Ceiling as a negotiating tool. He gave it up for nothing. Now he wants to give Manchin the thing he wanted in order to destroy America, and even the People of West Virginia.
Continuing, he said: How about his tax on coal? The Republican Senate must do something about this absolute Loser, Mitch McConnell, who folds every time against the Democrats—and he’s only getting worse!
Further, the former president wrote: Finally, some Republicans with great Courage! Rick Scott, Ted Cruz, and Mike Lee are working hard to stop Chuck Schumer and his favorite Senator Mitch McConnell from ramming through a disastrous Continuing Resolution that would do nothing to Stop Inflation, Grow our Economy, or Restore the American Dream—it would only put Big Government First and give Manchin his terrible deal.
In conclusion, he suggested: Instead, we need a LONG-TERM Continuing Resolution, so we can deal with the real Emergency at hand, the Radical Left’s destruction of America, and once again, put AMERICA First. McConnell is so bad!
Oliver O’Connell15 September 2022 22:27
Mark Meadows complies with DoJ’s Jan 6 subpoena
CNN broke the story and cited “sources familiar with the matter.” Per the unnamed sources, Mr Meadows turned over the same materials that he gave the House select committee…