Garland says DOJ files to unseal Trump Mar-a-Lago search warrant

Attorney General Merrick Garland said Thursday that the Department of Justice is filing a motion to unseal parts of the search warrant to form President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence. Driving the news: Garland also said that he “personally approved the decision to seek a search warrant in this matter.” “The department does not take such a … Read more

Man who tried to breach FBI office killed after standoff

WILMINGTON, Ohio (AP) — An armed man clad in body armor who tried to breach the FBI’s Cincinnati office on Thursday was shot and killed by police after he fled the scene and engaged in an hourslong standoff in a rural part of the state, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said. The confrontation came as … Read more

Attorney General Garland to make statement after Trump raid by FBI

Attorney General Merrick Garland is scheduled to make a statement Thursday afternoon, three days after FBI agents raided the Florida residence of former President Donald Trump. The Justice Department, which Garland heads, has faced pressure since that raid to provide a public explanation for the search of the Trump home at his Mar-a-Lago club. Trump, … Read more

Donald Trump takes Fifth Amendment, refuses to answer questions in N.Y. AG probe – National

Former US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he declined to answer questions during an appearance before the New York state attorney general in a civil investigation into his family’s business practices. “I declined to answer the questions under the rights and privileges afforded to every citizen under the United States Constitution,” Trump said in … Read more

Trump’s bond with GOP deepens after primary wins, FBI search

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump’s pick for governor in the swing state of Wisconsin easily defeated a favorite of the Republican establishment. In Connecticut, the state that launched the Bush family and its brand of compassionate conservatism, a fiery Senate contender who promoted Trump’s election lies upset the state GOP’s endorsed candidate. Meanwhile in … Read more

Washington Post deletes tweet accusing Merrick Garland of ‘politicizing DOJ’

The Washington Post deleted a tweet promoting one of its stories on Wednesday that suggested Attorney General Merrick Garland “politicized” the Department of Justice by authorizing an FBI raid of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate. “Garland vowed to depoliticize Justice. Then the FBI searched Mar-a-Lago,” read the headline of a story written by Justice … Read more

Trump testimony in New York investigation: Live updates

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump invoked the Fifth Amendment and wouldn’t answer questions under oath in the New York attorney general’s long-running civil investigation into his business dealings, the former president said in a statement Wednesday. Trump arrived at state Attorney General Letitia James’ offices in a motorcade shortly before 9 am, before announcing … Read more

‘Fired up’ Trump has ‘made up mind’ about 2024 run

Former President Donald Trump remains “very upbeat” and “fired up” despite the FBI’s raid on Mar-a-Lago — and has “made up his mind” about running in 2024, according to a Republican lawmaker who met him late Tuesday. Rep. Jim Banks was one of nearly a dozen members of the House Republican Study Committee who met … Read more

FBI’s search of Trump’s Florida estate: Why now?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI’s unprecedented search of former President Donald Trump’s Florida residence ricocheted around government, politics and a polarized country Tuesday along with questions as to why the Justice Department — notably cautious under Attorney General Merrick Garland — decided to take such a drastic step. Answers weren’t quickly forthcoming. Agents on Monday … Read more

Rep. Scott Perry says FBI agents seized his cellphone

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Scott Perry said his cellphone was seized Tuesday morning by FBI agents carrying a search warrant. The circumstances surrounding the seizure were not immediately known. Perry, though, has been a figure in the congressional investigation into President Donald Trump’s actions leading up to the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol uprising. Former … Read more