Trump aide claims he wrote ‘to-do lists’ on classified documents: Live

Donald Trump talks about election fraud in a Meet the Press interview

Donald Trump He often wrote to-do lists for his staff on the back of secret government documents, according to an explosive claim from a former aide.

Former White House and Mar-a-Lago aide Molly Michael told federal investigators that the former president gave her lists of tasks to do on documents that she later determined were marked as classified material , according to ABC News.

A Trump spokesman told the broadcaster that the claims were “illegal leaks” that lacked “proper context and relevant information” and stressed that he had “done nothing wrong.”

The former president was indicted in June on charges of misusing government documents after leaving office.

Despite mounting evidence against him in various cases, Mr. Trump insists he is not worried, although he recently told NBC News that he may have to pardon himself if re-elected.

“I think it’s very unlikely,” Trump said. “What, what did I do wrong? I did nothing wrong. You mean because I contest an election they want to put me in jail?”

Meanwhile, on Truth Social Monday night, the former president congratulated himself and praised Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s acquittal in his impeachment trial.


Matt Gaetz is reportedly considering a run for governor of Florida

But some believe Mr. Gaetz could try to advance his political career by running for governor of Florida after Mr. DeSantis leaves either in 2026, when his term expires, or in 2024, when he is elected to the White House .

Several people who attended an event in Tallahassee this weekend spoke about it NBC News that Mr. Gaetz hinted that he would run for governor and appeared to be in charge of the room.

However, it says in a statement about it The independent, Mr. Gaetz said those comments were “overblown” and that running for governor of Florida was not a priority.

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Ariana BaioSeptember 19, 2023 1:30 p.m


VIDEO: Political fallout after Paxton’s acquittal

Political fallout after Paxton’s acquittal

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Netanyahu visits Elon Musk in California and plans to talk about artificial intelligence

The Israeli leader posted on Monday on Musk’s social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter, that he wanted to speak with him Tesla CEO “on how we can harness the opportunities of AI for the benefit of civilization and mitigate the risks.”

Netanyahu’s high-profile visit to the San Francisco Bay Area comes as Musk faces accusations of condoning anti-Semitic messages on his social media platform, while Netanyahu faces political opposition at home and abroad. Protesters gathered early Monday outside the factory in Fremont, California, where Tesla makes its cars.

Hundreds of thousands of Israelis have taken part in demonstrations for nine months against Netanyahu’s plan to reform Israel’s justice system. Those protests have spread abroad, with groups of Israeli expatriates staging demonstrations during visits by Netanyahu and other members of his Cabinet.

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APSeptember 19, 2023 12:00


Lauren Boebert’s Beetlejuice bar is flooded with bad reviews

The bar belonged to the man who went to one Beetlejuice Stage performance in Denver with Colorado Representative Lauren Boebert was flooded with bad reviews after the bar owner was caught on surveillance footage engaging with the far right republican during the show.

Quinn Gallagher, 46, has been co-owner of the Hooch Craft Cocktail Bar since 2022 New York Post.

The bar has been the site of numerous gay-friendly events. The co-owner is now being labeled a hypocrite for dating Ms. Boebert, a member known for his social conservatism and anti-drag stance.

One of the events at the cocktail bar was the “Winter Wonderland Burlesque and Drag Show.”

“Apparently all of the core values ​​that co-owner Quinn Gallagher claims to have were thrown out the window when he met Trailer Trash Queen Lauren Boebert,” one Facebook user wrote.

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Gustaf KilanderSeptember 19, 2023 11:00 am


VIDEO: Trump calls DeSantis’ six-week abortion ban ‘horrible,’ fueling backlash from the right

Trump calls DeSantis’ six-week abortion ban “horrible,” fueling backlash from the right

Gustaf KilanderSeptember 19, 2023 10:00


Speaker McCarthy is running out of options to stop the shutdown as conservatives resist a new plan

speaker Kevin McCarthy He is running out of options as he struggles Monday to come up with a plan to prevent the federal government from shutting down, as even a plan to add tough border security provisions was not enough to appease the far-right flank in his country republican Majority in the House of Representatives.

The speaker told his Republican conference that they should be prepared to hold out this weekend to pass a stopgap measure, a so-called permanent resolution, that would keep government offices open past the Sept. 30 deadline. But many are already preparing for the severe political consequences of a federal shutdown.

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Lisa Mascaro, Stephen Groves, APSeptember 19, 2023 09:00


VIDEO: Trump: US Jews voted to destroy America and Israel

Trump: US Jews voted to destroy America and Israel

Gustaf KilanderSeptember 19, 2023 08:00


“Very rich, very famous and very powerful”: How Bernard Tapie became France’s first tycoon – and ended up in prison

If you grew up in France, Bernard Tapie is one of those people you’ve always known without remembering when you first heard of them or what they’re currently famous for. In Tapie’s case, the answer has varied over the years: sometimes he was famous for his career as a businessman; in others for his career in the world of sports. There was also politics, show business and legal scandals, depending on when you asked. Only one constant remained: From his rise to fame in the 1980s to his death in 2021, Tapie was infamous.

A new Netflix The series dramatizes 30 years of his life, chronicling his humble beginnings, his not-so-humble early successes, and the biggest legal controversy of his life – over fixing a football game in favor of Olympique de Marseille, the Marseille football team he owned at the time. In France the show is called simply Tapie– a name that is known to practically everyone. In the USA it is titled Class lawan obvious play on words that refers both to Tapie’s extraordinary fate and his status as what the sociologist Pierre Bourdieu called “transfuge de classe“- someone who moves from one social milieu to another.

The seven-episode series is a fascinating examination not only of the man himself, but also of the country that made his rise possible. It takes a look back at the glorified men of the 1980s and asks: At what cost did we create them? And what should we do with them now?

“Just like there was Trump in the USA, Berlusconi in Italy and Tapie in France,” says Tristan Séguéla, director and co-author of the series The Independent in a video call. “In the 1980s there was a strong mythology around these characters who could embody anything and at the same time were very rich, very famous and very powerful.”

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Clemence MichallonSeptember 19, 2023 7:00 am


Trump says he is not worried about the possibility of prison time as he refuses to rule out a pardon

Donald Trump claimed in a combative interview Sunday that he doesn’t lie awake at night worried about going to prison on one of his many active criminal cases, although he didn’t outright rule out a pardon if he’s re-elected.

the former president, who has been impeached four times this year alone, told NBC News Meet the press On Sunday, he said it was unlikely he would have to pardon himself if he was re-elected, adding that he had once decided against such an unprecedented use of power in the days after the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

“I think it’s very unlikely,” Mr. Trump said said. “What, what did I do wrong? I did nothing wrong. You mean because I contest an election they want to put me in jail?”

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Gustaf KilanderSeptember 19, 2023 06:00


VIDEO: Kristen Welker checks out Trump’s comments on the charges

Kristen Welker fact-checks Trump’s comments on the charges

Gustaf KilanderSeptember 19, 2023 05:00

Russell Falcon

Russell Falcon is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Russell Falcon joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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