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Donald Trump News Today: Special master in FBI investigation blasts Trump bluff over allegedly planted papers

Trump says he can declassify top secret documents just ‘by thinking about it’

Donald Trump’s lawyers have been ordered to say one way or another whether they actually believe the FBI planted incriminating evidence in the documents seized from Mr Trump’s home – or whether the former president is simply bluffing to save face.

The ex-president meanwhile claimed that as president he had the power to declassify top secret documents just ‘on second thought’ as he blamed the banks themselves for not verifying the ratings of his business.

He was speaking on Fox News after the New York Attorney General accused the Trump Organization of inflating his net worth by billions of dollars and habitually misleading banks.

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Bank managers call for Trump official to be fired amid ethics investigation

On Thursday, senior officials at the Inter-American Development Bank voted unanimously to recommend firing a former Trump official as president of the Washington-based institution, we learned.

Associated press said the move came after an investigation commissioned by the bank’s board determined that Mauricio Claver-Carone breached ethics rules by favoring a senior aide with whom he had a romantic relationship .

A person familiar with the vote said the ultimate decision to fire Mr Claver-Carone now rests with finance officials who sit on the board of governors representing the bank’s 48 member countries.

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The NY investigation uncovered potential crimes. Why isn’t Trump handcuffed?

The New York attorney general said his three-year investigation of former President Donald Trump uncovered potential crimes in the way he ran his real estate empire, including allegations of bank and insurance fraud. So why isn’t Trump being prosecuted?

State law is complicated. Letitia James, the attorney general, is bound by restrictions on criminal investigations she can actually launch without partnering with local prosecutors. And those investigations have yet to bear fruit against Mr. Trump himself, despite his chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg pleading guilty last month to felony charges.

Learn more about the intricacies of New York investigations in The Independent:

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Trump throwing paper towels at Puerto Ricans resurfaces as Biden pledges full support after hurricane

Videos of Donald Trump throwing paper towels into a crowd of Puerto Ricans in October 2017 have resurfaced on social media, as President Joe Biden pledged full support for the island, which has many again been hit by a natural disaster.

Read Gustaf Kilander’s full story here:

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Three key questions for Ginni Thomas to answer in the January 6 interview

Ginni Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, is set to give groundbreaking testimony to the Jan. 6 panel regarding her role in efforts to overturn the 2020 election.

His involvement in the pro-Trump scheme cast a massive shadow over the work of the Supreme Court, which was already facing historic concerns about its legitimacy from the American public.

There are several questions that Ms. Thomas is in a unique position to answer, both relating to her own activities as well as those of White House staff in the weeks leading up to the attack as well as the day of January 6 itself.

Learn more about John Bowden:

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Trump’s legal woes mount without presidential protection

Donald Trump’s growing storm of legal battles illustrates just how much protection he was afforded as president – and how it all ended.

Mr. Trump’s own lawyers illustrated this fact by refusing to support their own client’s argument that any of the documents seized by FBI agents had been declassified (so far).

Learn more in The Independent on the evolving nature of Donald Trump’s post-presidential legal defenses:

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How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Inadvertently Triggered New York Attorney General’s Trump Trial

As the New York Attorney General announces a massive civil lawsuit seeking to hold Donald Trump accountable for allegedly fraudulent business practices, the spotlight returns to Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her questioning of a former Trump ally who led news this week.

In 2019, Mr Cohen testified against his former boss before the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee. At the time, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez asked if Mr. Trump had ever provided inflated assets to an insurance company.

Letitia James acknowledged Ms Ocasio-Cortez’s role this week, saying: ‘I will remind everyone that this investigation only began after Michael Cohen, the former lawyer, her former lawyer, testified before Congress and sheds light on this fault.”

Learn more in The Independent:

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Pro-Trump host Alex Jones shouts ‘I’m done apologizing’ to crying Sandy Hook parents in court

Alex Jones’ second libel trial got off to a rocky start this week as the embattled Infowars host continues to face blame for encouraging years of right-wing harassment against the families of slain primary school students.

The Connecticut courtroom descended into chaos on Thursday as the far-right conspiracy theorist spoke out in his defamation case and refused to admit any responsibility for causing a decade of harassment to victims’ families .

“I’ve said I’m sorry hundreds of times before. And I’m done apologizing,” he shouted across the courtroom.

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Trump unleashes torrent of Truth Social posts on 2024 race: ‘History is calling Donald Trump’

Amid a torrent of criminal investigations and lawsuits accusing him of fraudulent business practices, Donald Trump is trying to drum up support for a 2024 race.

That’s how the ex-president spent his day on Thursday, as he took to his Truth Social platform to spread the word to his closest fans.

In a pair of posts, Mr. Trump linked to text on the American Thinker website with the headline “Donald Trump must be Republican nominee of 2024” before linking to a CNN report that said “Trump responds to calls from Republican allies to fast-track 2024 candidacy after FBI raid”.

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Mike Lindell is being investigated for identity theft and damage to the computer connected to the voting machine

Mike Lindell’s efforts to help Donald Trump and the campaign to overturn the 2020 election may have finally gotten him in trouble.

NBC News reported Wednesday that the hybrid pillow salesman and political operative is under federal investigation for a number of serious crimes related to his efforts to prove widespread voter fraud or other election-related shenanigans. cost Donald Trump the 2020 election.

Learn more about John Bowden:

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Trump’s attorneys have been ordered to say if they believe the FBI filed any evidence

The Brooklyn federal judge tasked with reviewing the 11,000 documents the FBI seized from former President Donald Trump’s home during an August 8 search ordered the ex-president’s legal team to declare one way or another if they believe that agents have filed evidence to incriminate the former president.

The baseless accusations have been floating around for weeks, shared by the president himself and his closest allies. They sparked conspiracies among his fans of an FBI-led political campaign to destroy Mr Trump, and led to an increase in violent threats against the agency.

In an order released Thursday, the special counsel requested by Mr. Trump’s team gave those lawyers until September 30 to say whether any of the items in the 11-page inventory provided by the department are described as incorrect way.

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