Trump news today: Damning evidence uncovered in classified documents probe as Trump lashes out at DeSantis

Trump calls January 6 a “beautiful day” at CNN City Hall.

According to a report, Donald Trump’s legal woes could worsen after the national archives found a wealth of records showing the former president knew he had broken rules when he brought classified documents to Mar-a-Lago .

The National Archives this week sent a letter obtained from CNN to Mr Trump, revealing that it had found 16 records showing that he and his top advisers were aware of the correct declassification process during his tenure as president.

“The 16 records in question reflect all communications between close advisers to the President, some addressed to you personally, regarding whether, why and how you should release certain confidential records,” wrote archivist Debra Steidel Wall.

These recordings will be turned over to Special Counsel Jack Smith as part of the criminal investigation into Mr Trump’s handling of classified documents.

The revelation comes as Mr Trump continues to lash out at Ron DeSantis as the Florida governor prepares to start his 2024 campaign next week.

“After campaigning for five months and getting nowhere but lost, it looks like Ron DeSanctimonious will be in the running soon. He has ZERO chances and MAGA will never forget it!” Mr Trump fumed on Truth Social on Thursday night.


WATCH: Trump’s former White House attorney says he believes Trump will go to jail

Former White House Attorney Ty Cobb predicts Trump will go to jail

Ariana BaioMay 20, 2023 09:00


Bill Barr points out that investigating classified documents could be harmful to Trump

Bill Barr, the former attorney general under the Trump and Bush administrations, has hinted that investigations into classified documents against Donald Trump could be bad news for the former president.

Speaking to CBS on Thursday, Mr Barr said the situation could “expose” Mr Trump if he “played games” after the government requested the classified documents.

“He was given a long time to send her back. And they were summoned. And I’ve been saying all along that he probably wouldn’t get in trouble just for taking her, just like I don’t think Biden will get in trouble or Pence won’t get in trouble.”

“The problem is what did he do after the government reclaimed and subpoenaed them? And if there are games going on there, he’ll be very exposed,” Mr Barr said.

Ariana BaioMay 20, 2023 08:00


ICYMI: According to polls, more indictments against Trump would give Biden and the Democrats a huge boost in 2024

According to a new survey by . President Joe Biden would have a huge lead over Donald Trump if the former president faced further criminal charges based on federal and state criminal investigations into his conduct The Independent.

The poll of 1,571 registered voters was conducted by WPA Research, a Republican polling firm. WPA’s CEO is an advisor to Never Back Down, the Super PAC supporting Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. However, the survey was conducted independently and without his input and was not sponsored by Super PAC.

It found voters currently favor Mr. Biden over Mr. Trump by a 47-40 percent majority, including a 14-point lead for the incumbent president among registered independents.

Ariana BaioMay 20, 2023 07:00


The court finds that the FBI abused a surveillance tool on suspects and racial justice protests on Jan. 6

According to a heavily redacted court order released Friday, FBI officials have repeatedly violated their own standards when they searched a vast inventory of foreign intelligence agencies for information related to the Jan. 6, 2021 riot, the U.S. Capitol riot and racial justice protests in 2020 searched .

FBI officials said the breaches preceded a series of corrective actions that began in the summer of 2021 and continued last year.

Still, the issues could complicate efforts by the FBI and Justice Department to get Congress reauthorize a surveillance program that law enforcement officials say is needed to fight terrorism, espionage and international cybercrime.

Ariana BaioMay 20, 2023 06:00


The prosecutor assumes that the indictment as part of the Trump election investigation will probably take place in August

The Georgia prosecutor investigating whether former President Donald Trump and his allies broke the law when they tried to overturn his 2020 Georgia election appears to be hinting that indictments in the case are likely to appear before a grand jury in August would be raised.

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis sent a letter to fellow Fulton County judges on Thursday, stating that she plans to have a majority of her staff work remotely for the first three weeks of August.

In the letter, Ms. Willis urged the judges not to schedule court hearings and in-person hearings during part of this period.

“Thank you for your consideration and support in keeping the Fulton County Judicial Complex safe during this time,” Willis wrote in the first-reported letter The New York Times.

The Georgia investigation is one of several putting his 2024 presidential campaign in jeopardy.

Ariana BaioMay 20, 2023 05:00


DeSantis privately announces Trump can’t win the election, a report said

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is confident of winning the 2024 presidential election, according to a conference call from The New York Times.

Mr. DeSantis reportedly called on donors and supporters to unofficially announce his campaign on Thursday.

On the call, Mr. DeSantis reportedly said, “At this point, you basically have three people who are credible in this whole thing: Biden, Trump, and me.”

“And I think of these three, two have a shot at being elected president – ​​Biden and I based on all the data in the swing states, which isn’t good for the former president and probably insurmountable because people don’t change “Your view of him,” Mr. DeSantis added.

Ariana BaioMay 20, 2023 04:00


Trump whines he’s a ‘victim’ of ‘arming justice’

Donald Trump has again complained that he is the “victim” of what Republicans unfairly call the federal government’s “arming.”

The year-old president made the comment in response to the hearing of the Jim Jordan-chaired House Subcommittee on Arming the Federal Government on Thursday.

At the committee, chaos erupted as deputies yelled at each other as two suspended FBI agents and a fired agent discussed how the agency had retaliated against them for their allegations in this regard.

Ariana BaioMay 20, 2023 03:00


Trump could be indicted against Georgia this summer

Georgian prosecutors investigating possible interference by former President Donald Trump and his allies in the 2020 election have indicated an indictment could come by August.

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis sent a letter to Fulton County judges asking not to schedule hearings for the first three weeks of August and announced remote work days for most of her employees.

Ms Willis has already requested additional security around the courthouse.

Ms. Willis and her office have spent more than two years investigating the case.

Ariana BaioMay 20, 2023 02:00


Rumor has it that Chris Christie is planning a presidential bid

Former New Jersey governor and former presidential candidate Chris Christie is apparently preparing to announce another run for president in 2024.

Mr. Christie, who has clearly expressed his contempt for Donald Trump, told his supporters during an event in New Hampshire last month: “The trial of Donald Trump begins tonight.”

“You’re not going to hit someone by closing your eyes, clicking your heels together three times and saying, ‘There’s no place like home.’ It will not work. Do you want to hit someone in American politics? “You have to get her,” he added.

Although Mr. Christie has not announced an official campaign, rumors are circulating that he may announce it next week, as is expected to be the case with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Ariana BaioMay 20, 2023 01:00


Trump’s White House attorney predicts he will end up in jail as the Mar-a-Lago investigation heats up

Donald Trump’s former attorney has boldly predicted the former president will face jail as the criminal investigation into classified documents found at Mar-a-Lago heats up.

Ty Cobb, who served as White House Counsel for the Trump administration from July 2017 to May 2018, told CNN he believes the evidence against Mr Trump would lead to a conviction and jail time.

Ariana BaioMay 20, 2023 00:00

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