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    Special Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor to White House Counsel’s Office Ian Sams briefed reporters this week specifically about classified documents that were found at President Joe Biden’s Delaware home and a private office. White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre has undergone one hellish bombardment after another over the classified documents discovered by Biden aides in private storage spaces — including his Wilmington home — which are now under investigation by Special Counsel Robert Hur. Jean-Pierre has taken a lot of grief in the briefing room for parrying any and all questions not covered by statements that the president and his counsel have made, and referring them to the White House Counsel’s office ad the Justice Department. Earlier this week, reporters had the chance to ask those questions directly to a representative of the counsel’s office. Mr. Sams — who is the White House spokesman for oversight and investigations — briefed reporters on a Zoom call Tuesday that was specifically designed to handle the documents matter. Here is our transcript and recording of the call, which has not been published elsewhere: On Saturday morning,...
    Former President Donald Trump is now spinning a new, bizarre claim about the classified documents that were taken from his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. According to Mediaite, Trump claims the number of documents taken from the White House were inflated and many of the folders were actually empty. In fact, Trump even insists he kept the empty folders because “they were a ‘cool’ keepsake." The former presidents remarks were included in a post he shared on his social media platform, Truth Social, on Wednesday, January 18. READ MORE: Chris Wallace blasts Republicans for double standard on Trump and Biden classified docs ordeal In his post, Trump called out what he describes as the "Fake News Media & Crooked Democrats” for their report insisting he “had a large number of documents in order to make the Biden Classified Docs look less significant.” The former president offered insight into his time in office as he suggested documents were “distributed to groups of people & me, they would often be in a striped paper folder with Classified or Confidential or another...
    Andy Jacobsohn, Getty President Donald Trump floated a new and seemingly absurd defense for the hundreds of classified documents retrieved from his Mar-a-Lago residence a year and a half after leaving the White House. According to the former president, he didn’t actually keep the many documents reported to have been retrieved, but he just kept the empty folders that the documents came in because “they were a ‘cool’ keepsake.” Yes, that’s really is what he said via TruthSocial posts sent Wedensday morning. Trump took to social media to blast the “Fake News Media & Crooked Democrats” for reporting, “I had a “large number of documents” in order to make the Biden Classified Docs look less significant.” He then explains that while in the Oval Office, documents were “distributed to groups of people & me, they would often be in a striped paper folder with “Classified” or “Confidential” or another word on them. When the session was over, they would collect the paper(s), but not the folders, & I saved hundreds of them…” “Remember, these were just ordinary, inexpensive folders with...
    "I think the way we handle these investigations of wrongdoing — Ill call it that — in the political realm is we just do it completely backwards. I think Congress ought to be able to have access to all the information — do their oversight," Johnson said Sunday on "Meet the Press." "If there is evidence of wrongdoing, then we should refer that to the Justice Department. Then the investigation should take place," he explained. "What happens nowadays is the investigation begins, Congress never gets access to the information, and as a result, the American public never understands the truth of these situations." Like Blaze News? Bypass the censors, sign up for our newsletters, and get stories like this direct to your inbox. Sign up here!
    Former President Donald Trump threw another tantrum about his mounting legal woes in a trio of posts on Sunday morning, misspelling President Joe Bidens name in a rant about how unfair it is that he is under criminal investigation for stashing hundreds of classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago estate toward the end of his presidency. 8:29 a.m.: Page 1: The new narrative from the Fake News Media, virtually the same people that pushed the BIG LIE of Russia, Russia, Russia, only to go down in flames, is the even more ridiculous story that what Bidden did isn’t as bad as what Trump did. Number one, I did NOTHING wrong, have the right as President to declassify, had documents in a secure place, put an extra lock on at Radical Left NARA’s request, and was dealing with NARA nicely, as per PRA & Socks, until the FBI broke into Mar-a-Lago.. Trump having "the right" to "declassify" top-secret materials "even just by thinking about it" does not mean that he actually exercised that privilege, which the United States Court of Appeals for...
    "But again, I would just point to the fact that these documents so far that we know, what we know is that they were kept in a locked place. That was a very small number and I dont know how important these are, they might be incredibly important. They were marked top secret," she added. "But the storage and the approach to this is completely different." Jayapal acknowledged that Bidens retention of classified documents is a "political problem for all of us as Democrats." But she tried to emphasize distinction between Bidens mishandling of classified information and Trumps. Biden, Jayapal claimed, is "cooperating completely." However, she has no way of knowing that. After all, the White House declined to disclose the discovery for more than two months, and when it finally admitted to the existence of classified documents inside Bidens private office, it refused to disclose the second batch of documents that had already been found at Bidens private residence. Like Blaze News? Bypass the censors, sign up for our newsletters, and get stories like this direct to...
    The View was quick on Thursday to fend off comparisons of recent classified documents found in President Joe Biden's Delaware home to those seized from former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence last year. It's like "comparing apples to oranges," Whoopi Goldberg said. "Let’s find out what they discover first, and then do whatever needs to be done," she continued, ridiculing Sen. Lindsey Graham for requesting a special counsel. WATCH: JOY BEHAR GIVES BIDEN 'BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT' OVER 'LIAR AND A THIEF' TRUMP "This needs to be investigated, but it is not the same. I’m sorry," she concluded. Alyssa Farah Griffin further claimed that "the facts are unequivocally different in the Trump and the Biden case. That is a fact. Trump obstruction is the biggest issue that he didn’t willingly and voluntarily hand over these documents." According to Sara Haines, those calling for investigations and special counsels are "creating this optic that it's not being looked into," which she assured viewers that it is. "Anyone with any amount of brain cells knows...
    CNN’s Kaitlan Collins asked Democratic New Jersey Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill if she’s “concerned” by the fact that documents with classified markings were discovered in a private office of President Joe Biden’s before the midterms, but the news is only now being made public. News broke Monday that President Biden’s lawyers discovered a small number of documents — from his time as VP — bearing classified marking while clearing out a private office last fall and immediately reported and returned the documents to the federal government. The Biden matter has drawn direct comparisons — particularly among conservatives —  with the investigation that exploded onto the national radar with the raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort home. Others have raised concerns about the gap between the discovery and the public revelation of it. On Wednesday morning’s edition of CNN This Morning, Collins asked Sherrill about the gap, and the congresswoman said she is concerned, but pointed out the differences between the two presidents’ handling of the issue and expressed confidence Biden has handled the matter completely and correctly: KAITLAN COLLINS: You for being here this morning. I...
    Former President Donald Trump recently offered his opinion on the latest development regarding President Joe Bidens lawyers finding classified documents from his time as Vice President under the Obama administration in his private Washington, DC-based office. On Monday, January 9, the National Archives submitted a referral to the U.S. Department of Justice regarding "a case involving alleged classified documents found from an office that came from his time as vice president," Mediaite reports. Following the breaking news report, CNNs Evan Perez offered more insight about the investigation during a discussion with network host Jake Tapper. READ MORE: How MAGA Republicans’ Hunter Biden obsession underscores a deep psychological need: ex-Reagan speechwriter "These were documents the White House says that were found by the current president’s attorneys in November as they were closing out an office that the former vice president, Biden, of course, had set up an office with the University of Pennsylvania at the Penn Biden center here in Washington," Evans told Tapper. "They were closing out these offices when they found what they say were fewer than a...
    Chip Somodevilla/Getty Former President Donald Trump reacted predictably to news that lawyers for President Joe Biden found classified documents in his office from when he served as Vice President but offered a curious denial that no one asked for. Monday afternoon, news broke that the National Archives had referred to the Justice Department a case involving alleged classified documents found from an office that came from his time as vice president. CNN’s Evan Perez offered the following details of the breaking report to Jake Tapper: These were documents the White House says that were found by the current president’s attorneys in November as they were closing out an office that the former vice president, Biden, of course, had set up an office with the University of Pennsylvania at the Penn Biden center here in Washington. They were closing out these offices when they found what they say were fewer than a dozen documents that were labeled as classified. Now, a number of these documents were also subject to the presidential records act, and according to the White House, these were now...
    Dan Abrams said there is a likelihood former President Donald Trump will be indicted over classified documents, even more so than possible charges stemming from numerous other ongoing investigations into him. He theorized Trump might be charged over his retention of classified documents after he left the White House. Abrams, who is the founder of Mediaite, noted he previously predicted Trump would face an indictment on charges of hoarding classified materials in the 40% range. He upped that prediction to the 60% range on Thursday. On NewsNation’s Dan Abrams Live, the host discussed the latest revelations about the Department of Justice’s claim that Trump refused to turn over documents to the National Archives upon leaving office while also ignoring multiple requests after departing the White House. Trump has claimed he had the authority to declassify any documents, at-will. The outcome of the Georgia election interference investigation remains to be seen, as Abrams pointed out. But as Trump faces legal challenge after legal challenge, Abrams said Trump might have finally found one he can’t beat. “I’ve long said that I did not think...
    The more we learn about former president Donald Trump’s apparent theft of documents from the White House, the worse the story gets. And not just for the legal jeopardy he has put himself in, but, more importantly, for the national security of the United States. That is especially the case, in light of the recent revelations from Washington Post reporters Devlin Barrett and Carol Leonnig, that among the documents found in the FBI’s search of Mar-a-Lago were secrets pertaining to the nuclear program of a foreign nation. And there were other documents so highly classified that all but a small handful of U.S. government officials were denied the right to see them or even know about their existence. The story, should it be proven to be true, appears to confirm many of the worst fears national security experts have had with regard to the risks associated with Trump’s illegal relocation of the documents to his Florida home/country club. It makes it absolutely clear that this is not merely a dispute about “document storage”—as Republican defenders of Trump like Florida Sen....
    Erin Schaff/ZUMA Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters.We know what Donald Trump did: He absconded from the White House with classified and top secret documents that belonged to the US government; he mishandled these highly sensitive records in his Mar-a-Largo lair (see this photo); he resisted the efforts of the government to retrieve these records; he employed a legal team that falsely certified that all classified material had been returned; and his actions prompted the Justice Department to investigate whether he and his crew obstructed justice or violated other federal laws, including the Espionage Act.  The big question is why. Why did FPOTUS, as he has been dubbed in Justice of Department court filings, run off with the most classified of documents, including records based on confidential human sources? It seems clear that this was no accident. Had it been inadvertent, Trump and his aides would have quickly responded to requests from the National Archives to return the goods, and they would have sent back all the requested material, not merely...
    When the FBI searched former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence earlier this month, they didn’t find a smoking gun, but they did find some smoldering passports. On August 8, agents removed from Trump’s home 33 boxes of sensitive government documents, including more than 100 records classified at the highest levels. In a 36-page brief responding to Trump’s motion to appoint a special master to review the material seized by the FBI, the Justice Department explained that three of the classified documents were recovered from Trump’s private office, known as “the 45 Office.” According to DOJ’s recent brief, classified documents in that office were “commingled” in a desk drawer with three passports. While the government did not disclose the name on the passports, Trump himself has complained that during the search, the FBI “stole” his three passports. It seems a safe bet that the passports DOJ recovered were Trump’s. The significance of the passports is enormous. As DOJ explained in an understated footnote, “The location of the passports is relevant evidence in an investigation of unauthorized retention and mishandling of...
    Steve Doocy asked the question that most reasonable people have following a midnight DOJ filing that revealed stunning details surrounding the search and seizure at Mar-a-Lago: why did Donald Trump have classified documents in his desk? Fox News coverage of the former president and his alleged hiding and removal of top secret and classified documents has varied from news to opinion show. According to a 2018 law signed by then-President Trump, however, the possession of classified material is a felony, one that Citizen Trump appears to be guilty of at least according to a photo released by the DOJ that reveals classified documents seized from Mar-a-Lago after multiple attempts to retrieve them had failed. It was that very image that struck Doocy, as he asked the Fox & Friends director to bring it back up on screen for viewers to see. “Keep in mind, according to the filing, the agents found three classified documents in Donald Trump’s desks,” Doocy noted with a level of shock. “What were they doing in the desk?!” “And when you look at these particular things...
    A Fox News guest described the kinds of classified documents Donald Trump may have taken with him upon leaving office, and said Russia may have tried to infiltrate the former president’s estate to access them. Appearing on Thursday’s Jesse Watters Primetime, author Ronald Kessler discussed the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago earlier this month, where agents seized boxes of government documents Trump was supposed to give to the National Archives upon leaving the White House. Host Jesse Watters suggested the FBI wiretapped Mar-a-Lago during the search. “So, if you were Donald Trump, and you got back down to Palm Beach when the season started, you’d sweep the place for bugs, wouldn’t you?” he asked. “Well, if the FBI did bug Mar-a-Lago, nobody would know about it,” Kessler responded. “I mean, their methods are so sophisticated. Of course, they wouldn’t do it during a search, especially given that Trump was watching it all on video. They would do it in the middle of the night.” Kessler’s answer then veered down a path the Trump-friendly host perhaps did not expect – one that...
    Democrats will try to assassinate Donald Trump if an FBI raid on his Florida home does not lead to criminal charges, a former NYPD commissioner has claimed. Bernard Kerik warned he was 'deathly afraid' for the former president after the feds descended on Mar-a-Lago yesterday morning. He said he feared the Left had exhausted all other efforts to stop the 76-year-old running again in 2024 so was concerned they would kill him. The FBI searched Trump's estate as part of a probe into whether he took classified records from the White House to his Florida mansion. The ex-president revealed the raid in a lengthy statement and said the Feds broke into a safe at his home as they hunted the documents. The agents are reported to have seized 15 boxes worth of classified information but have not commented on what they contained. Trump blasted it as 'prosecutorial misconduct' and accused the bureau of double standards for not doing the same to Hillary Clinton. In his first public remarks since news of the search surfaced, Trump made no mention of it during...
    North America’s monarch butterfly has now been classified as endangered, with researchers citing climate change and habitat loss for declines in populations. Source: KPIX CBS SF Bay Area/Youtube The International Union for Conservation of Nature, the world’s most comprehensive scientific authority on the status of species, classified the magnificent migratory butterflies as endangered after decades of declining populations. The decline of populations is due to the loss of plants they need as caterpillars, the loss of forests where adults spend the winter, and of course, climate change. In making their decision, the authors reviewed 100 studies, interviewed experts, and applied criteria from the Red List of Threatened Species. The New York Times reported that the number of Western monarchs dropped 99.9 percent between 1980 and 2021. Similarly, Eastern Monarchs, which are most common in North America, dropped by 84 percent from 1996 to 2014. Both of these populations have been classified as endangered. Monarch caterpillars can only eat milkweed, and the females deposit eggs on milkweed plants from Texas to Canada. However, habitat destruction and pesticides on these...
    A Michigan prosecutor revealed that Rudy Giuliani and other Donald Trump allies asked him to seize his county’s voting machines and hand them over, and a Washington Post reporter explained how the new revelation fits into the final days of his presidency. Antrim County prosecutor James Rossiter told the newspaper that Giuliani and others called him around Nov. 20, 2020, and pressed him to hand over the voting machines so they could be examined for fraud, as part of an ongoing scheme to undo Trump’s loss in Michigan, and journalist Jackie Alemany explained the significance of her colleagues’ findings to MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “Well, it’s amazing, first of all, we are continuing to find so much new information that has yet to be uncovered, which is exactly what the Jan. 6 committee is doing,” Alemany said. “But this story especially is just fairly shocking because it shows them actually trying to implement some of their plans that we’ve seen sketched out in executive orders to seize voting machines. Here is a situation where they dialed in on a specific county...
    Former Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell said on Monday that officials make up "crazy" excuses not to release classified reports. Fox News host Sean Hannity alluded to Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham saying over the weekend that "more damning" information about the Russia investigation will soon be released to the public and asked Grenell if he had any idea what is in store. "We’ve heard every excuse in the book about why these reports aren't coming out: locked safes, lost keys, all sorts of crazy stuff," Grenell said as he called for further transparency. Critics of such declassifications have also warned about putting sources and methods at risk. Grenell served as President Trump's acting spy chief from Feb. 20 to May 26, overseeing the 17-member U.S. intelligence community, and declassified some material related to the Russia investigation in which allies of the president claim he and his associates were unfairly targeted. Grenell also was the U.S. ambassador to Germany and remains as the special presidential envoy for Serbia and Kosovo peace negotiations. "From the beginning," Grenell told Hannity, intelligence...
    Foreign Affairs now recommends increased vigilance for stays in these two regions of Spain. Travel is still possible, but a screening test, or even forty, is highly recommended on return. On Friday, the Catalan regional government called on the nearly four million inhabitants of the Barcelona metropolitan area to “stay at home”. Second Spanish city, very popular with tourists, Barcelona has been facing a rebound in Covid-19 cases for several days. Cinemas, theaters and nightclubs have been closed and the capacity of bars and restaurants has been halved. These measures should a priori last two weeks. Another change, Belgians returning from the northwest of England (Liverpool, Manchester), classified orange, should also undergo a test or quarantine. For the rest, the advice to travelers remains unchanged. Certain regions of Spain, Portugal and the English city of Leicester remain classified red. Non-essential trips, such as tourist trips, to these destinations are therefore prohibited. Essential trips are however well authorized. A return to Belgium from these regions involves quarantine and compulsory tests. The FPS Foreign Affairs recommends consulting travel advice on the website...
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