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Peter Strzok Rips The Heart Out Of The GOP’s FBI Attacks

Former FBI Chief of the Counterespionage Section Peter Strzok said that Republicans never once complained about Gestapo tactics during the Clinton email investigation.

Trump Could Get 10 Years In Prison If Convicted Of Violating The Espionage Act

Legal analyst Lisa Rubin said that if Trump is convicted of violating The Espionage Act, he faces ten years in prison on each count.

What nuclear secrets could Trump have possibly taken?

A nuclear weapons historian explains why it’s so hard to know what material Trump took.

Lawrence: Only way it gets worse for Trump is to be charged

The worst legal week of Donald Trump’s life ended with a judge unsealing the search warrant for the FBI search of his Florida home. MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell says the only way it could get worse is for Trump to officially be charged in a case that would bear the name, The United States of America v. Donald J. Trump.

Republicans foolishly try to roll out the ‘what about Obama’ tack

Desperate for new talking points, Republicans are arguing that Barack Obama may also have improperly taken documents. Reality proves otherwise.

As Right-Wing Rhetoric Escalates, So Do Threats and Violence

Both threats of political violence and actual attacks have become a steady reality of American life. Experts blame dehumanizing and apocalyptic language.

Takeaways From the Unsealed Warrant for the Search of Trump’s Home

The Justice Department’s warrant and two critical supporting memos shed considerable light on the investigation into former President Donald J. Trump’s handling of official documents.

On Truth Social, F.B.I. Search Prompts Talk of War, Then Conspiracy

Calls for violence surged after the search of Mar-a-Lago this week, but other posters saw them as evidence of a federal plot to smear the right and confiscate guns.

Top lawmakers seek intelligence assessment of documents from Mar-a-Lago

Top House investigators want the director of National Intelligence to conduct a damage assessment of the boxes of highly classified information seized by the FBI.

Analysis | Biden gets a big victory and Democrats get some November talking points

President Biden’s party remains on the defensive in the coming elections, but a flurry of events has given Democrats hope of holding off the worst this fall.

Analysis | What could the Mar-a-Lago search mean for Trump legally?

The FBI searched Trump's residence for evidence of violation of the Espionage Act. What is that?

House Democratic chairs request federal intelligence damage assessment after classified docs seized at Trump's Mar-a-Lago

The Democratic chairs of the House Intelligence and Oversight Committees have asked federal intelligence leadership for a congressional briefing and damage assessment after the FBI seized 11 sets of classified documents at former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home earlier this week.

Analysis: Responding to FBI search, Trump and allies return to his familiar strategy: flood the zone with nonsense

In response to the FBI search of former President Donald Trump's home in Florida on Monday, Trump and his allies in Congress and right-wing media have returned to his preferred strategy for communicating in a crisis: say a whole bunch of nonsense in rapid succession.

FBI investigating 'unprecedented' number of threats against bureau in wake of Mar-a-Lago search | CNN Politics

The FBI is investigating an "unprecedented" number of threats against bureau personnel and property in the wake of the search of Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort, including against agents listed in court records as being involved in the search, a law enforcement source tells CNN.

FBI search warrant shows Trump under investigation for potential obstruction of justice, Espionage Act violations

A search warrant viewed by POLITICO reveals that the FBI is investigating Donald Trump for potential violations of the Espionage Act and obstruction of justice laws.

Top House lawmakers ask intel officials to review national security damage from Trump document handling

It's the first major oversight step by House panels in the aftermath of the FBI's search of Mar-a-Lago.

Top Democrats request damage assessment, review of documents taken at Mar-a-Lago

Two top Democrats wrote to the director of National Intelligence on Saturday to request a damage assessment and review be conducted after the unsealed search warrant on Friday revealed classified a…

Rolling out the welcome mat: Trump trolls FBI, Dems with doormats in post-raid fundraising push

Former President Donald Trump's campaign store unveiled a new welcome mat Sunday in an apparent nod to the FBI raid on his Mar-a-Lago residence last week.

Exclusive -- Carl Paladino: Susan Rice Likely Behind Mar-a-Lago Raid

Deep State Susan Rice is likely behind the FBI's raid of former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago home, candidate for Congress Carl Paladino said.

Schiff Asks ODNI to Initiate Damage Assessment of Trump's Handling of Classified Documents at Mar-a-Lago

You just knew Schiff was going to jump into the fray. House Intel Chairman Adam Schiff and House Oversight Chairman Carolyn Maloney asked the Director of National Intelligence’s office to initiate a damage assessment of Trump’s handling of classified documents. “Former President Trump’s conduct has potentially put our national security at grave risk. This issue…

Video Busts Trump Moving Boxes Of Classified Docs After DOJ Contact

The DOJ grew concerned after subpoenaed surveillance video revealed Trump having boxes of classified material moved after being contracted by the Justice Department.

The Espionage Act and Trump’s documents, explained

The FBI’s unsealed warrant tells us why they searched Mar-a-Lago — but not much about what they found

Opinion | The 'lock her up' crowd claims the DOJ is too political

Trump suggested his Department of Justice investigate more than two dozen people he considered opponents.

Trump Lawyer Told Justice Dept. That Classified Material Had Been Returned

The lawyer signed a statement in June that all documents marked as classified and held in boxes in storage at Mar-a-Lago had been given back. The search at the former president’s home on Monday turned up more.

Trump’s secrets: How a records dispute led the FBI to search Mar-a-Lago

The court-authorized search was a remarkable moment for Donald Trump, and a turning point in his relationship with the Justice Department.

Trump lawyer claimed no classified material was at Mar-a-Lago in signed letter to Justice Department | CNN Politics

One of former President Donald Trump's attorneys signed a letter in June asserting that there was no more classified information stored at Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

NYT: Trump lawyer told DOJ classified material was returned

A lawyer for former President Donald Trump signed a statement in June saying that all classified documents Trump had brought to his home in Mar-a-Lago had been returned, although the FBI search on …

Exclusive – Grassley: Senate to Probe Mar-a-Lago Raid if GOP Takes Majority

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) intends to investigate the FBI's raid of Mar-a-Lago if the GOP takes back the Senate this fall.

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