Trump News Today: Ex-president ‘terrified’ by Maggie Haberman’s new book


MSNBC panel on parallels between Trump documents and Clinton email investigation

Donald Trump is ‘terrified’ of an upcoming book, his former communications director Alyssa Farah has said, as he is expected to come forward about how the former president flushed documents down the toilet and is still in contact with Kim Jong-un of North Korea.

The book, Man of confidence, should be published in October and written by The New York Times Maggie Haberman, who is known to have had access to the White House and Mr. Trump’s inner circle over the years.

A US congressional committee has opened investigations into Mr Trump’s handling of paperwork after he transferred 15 boxes of documents from his Florida compound to a federal agency.

Carolyn Maloney, chair of the House Oversight Committee, said she was “deeply concerned” because the documents “appear to have been removed from the White House in violation of the Presidential Records Act.”

In his statement on the saga, Mr Trump acknowledged that the boxes of documents were delivered to the Archives following discussions he described as collaborative.

The former president said he was told he had “no obligation” to hand over any documents to the White House, without revealing who gave him the directive because it violated the law.

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How do you solve a problem like subpoenas?

CBS’ Scott MacFarlane reports that today’s January 6 committee meeting will specifically address the topic of uncooperative witnesses…

Andrew NaughtyFebruary 11, 2022 12:10 p.m.

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‘And by the way, you’re not that important’: Members of Congress bizarrely argue over self-closing door

GOP Congressman Troy Nehls has long held a conspiracy theory that US Capitol police spy on his office, saying officers disguised as construction workers entered his office last November in retaliation for his criticism during the January 6 riots.

According to the force, officers actually entered the room because the door to the office had been left wide open with no one apparently inside. Once in the office, they spotted a whiteboard with the words “bulletproof vest” and a map of one of the House’s office buildings.

Mr Nehls, who claims the map was marked ‘to show one of our trainees where that damn ice cream machine was’, now claims the officers’ story is false because the door to his office is automatically closes. This was not well received by Democratic Congressman Eric Swalwell, who last night denounced his Republican colleague over the strange story…

Andrew NaughtyFebruary 11, 2022 11:45 am

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Mark Meadows dismisses parallel between Mar-a-Lago diaries and Hillary Clinton emails

As the scandal over Donald Trump’s handling of official records escalates, his former chief of staff Mark Meadows – himself a person of interest in the January 6 investigation – last night denied there was any comparison between current history and the historic Hillary Clinton investigation. using a private mail server.

Speaking on Newsmax, Mr Meadows insisted the difference was that the Clinton inquiry was that there was an “actual investigation” – as opposed to a smear campaign. “When you really deliberately go out and destroy documents like Hillary Clinton did,” he said, “and they said they were all personal, and yet we never saw them, I can tell you say there is no comparison.”

The ex-employee’s criticism of the Mar-a-Lago story as “political” glosses over the fact that Mr. Trump is specifically accused of hiding and, in some cases, destroying official documents. Moreover, the Clinton email investigation emerged from the Benghazi investigation, a hugely expensive endeavor that only led to political damage – something Kevin McCarthy openly celebrated in a 2015 interview. .

Mr Meadows, meanwhile, was himself subpoenaed by the January 6 select committee, but refused to fully comply.

Andrew NaughtyFebruary 11, 2022 11:15 am

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Trump’s freedom could be threatened by documents found at Mar-a-Lago, experts say

National security experts and former federal prosecutors said The Independent the 15 boxes of documents recovered from former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence by National Archives and Records Administration (Nara) officials may pose a more perilous threat to his freedom and presidential campaign plans of 2024 than any investigation into his attempt to overturn the 2020 election.

One such document recovered from Mar-a-Lago, a letter allegedly written to Mr Trump by North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, could potentially expose him to prosecution under laws governing the processing of classified documents.

Read Andrew Feinberg’s detailed report.

Shweta SharmaFebruary 11, 2022 10:45 a.m.

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Liz Cheney responds to GOP criticism of January 6 committee, previews hearings

House Jan. 6 Select Committee Deputy Chairman Liz Cheney said the committee’s upcoming hearings will refute Republican claims that the investigation is “tainted and political.”

In a column published Thursday in the the wall street journalRepublican Rep. Wyoming says the select committee will use public hearings to show that the lies of former President Donald Trump and his allies “provoked violence on Jan. 6,” the day a crowd of Trump supporters ex-president stormed the Capitol in the worst-case scenario. attack on the American legislature since the fire of Washington in 1814.

Read the detailed report.

Shweta SharmaFebruary 11, 2022 10:20 a.m.

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Biden reveals he has four people on his Supreme Court shortlist

The president told NBC News that the potential nominees on his shortlist of nominees are “incredibly qualified and documented.”

“They were the honor students, they come from the best universities, they have experience, some on the bench, some in the practice of law,” he said in an interview that aired in part on Monday. February 10.

He is expected to name his candidate by the end of February.

Read the detailed report by Alex Woodward.

Shweta SharmaFebruary 11, 2022 9:40 a.m.

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Trump turns to endorsements

In a bid to challenge Georgia’s incumbent Republican governor, Donald Trump has spent months persuading a longtime ally. In his latest move, he persuaded a candidate to drop out and run for Congress, giving gubernatorial candidate David Perdue a boost.

“He said, ‘Look, you have an opportunity. [What you could] do at the state level, you can do for this country,” the candidate, Vernon Jones, said in an interview recalling his conversation with Mr. Trump. “And obviously he said I would have his support, because we share the same agenda.”

Mr. Trump recently went on an endorsement spree and surpassed his 100th public endorsement on Wednesday.

In North Carolina, he pressed another Senate candidate to cancel his run to run for Congress. In Ohio’s Republican Senate race, a candidate withdrew last week after Trump made it clear he would not offer his endorsement.

The moves project that Mr. Trump holds former power over the GOP and remains the most popular figure with the GOP base as he considers another bid for the White House.

Shweta SharmaFebruary 11, 2022 09:00

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Biden accused of lashing out as he calls NBC’s Lester Holt ‘wise’ in Super Bowl interview

Joe Biden slammed NBC’s Lester Holt and called him “wise” when asking the president about inflation, according to excerpts from a TV interview.

The full interview will air on Sunday’s Super Bowl pregame show. This is the president’s first interview this year.

On Thursday, the veteran TV presenter pointed out that Mr Biden had said high inflation would be “temporary”, but in fact hit a new 40-year high.

Read the full report by Maroosha Muzaffar from The Independent.

Shweta SharmaFebruary 11, 2022 08:40

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Trump denies claims he flushed papers down toilet: ‘Fictional book’

Donald Trump has denied claims he flushed White House records down the toilet following allegations in a new book that his staff found clogged documents in the toilet.

“Another false story, that I flushed papers and documents down the White House toilet, is categorically untrue and simply fabricated by a journalist in order to publicize an essentially fictional book,” he said. -he declares.

He blamed Democrats for using it and “deselecting the committee [House Select Committee] of political hacks as a cover-up for how horribly our country is doing under the Biden administration.”

Regarding allegations that the National Archives recovered a trove of official White House documents from his home in Mar-a-Lago, Florida, he said the documents were turned over on a “very friendly basis”. .

“The media’s characterization of my relationship with NARA is Fake News. It was the exact opposite,” he said.

“The papers were given easily and without conflict and on a very friendly basis, which is different from the accounts written by the Fake News Media.”

He added: “In fact, it was considered routine and ‘no big deal’. In reality, I was told that I was under no obligation to give this material based on various legal rulings that have been rendered over the years.

He also blamed Hillary Clinton and claimed she was a “crook” who “deleted and acid washed 32,000 emails and never gave them to the government.”

Shweta SharmaFebruary 11, 2022 07:34

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Most Americans Don’t Approve of Biden’s Work in Office, New Poll Shows

It’s common for presidents’ approval ratings to begin to plummet midway through their terms, but a new poll suggests support for Joe Biden across the country is reaching significant levels.

Nearly six in 10 Americans don’t approve of the work he does, according to a new CNN poll.

The approval ratings bring Mr. Biden into the territory occupied by his historically unpopular predecessor. Donald Trump was at times in his presidency facing a country where two-thirds of people disapproved of his job performance.

Read the full story here:

Shweta SharmaFebruary 11, 2022 07:09

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