Political Wire

  • Flashback Quote of the Day
    Thursday - 08/11/2022 - 10:46 PM

    “Anything short of finding the nuclear codes at Mar-a-Lago is going to hugely backfire on the Biden administration.”
    — GOP operative Alice Stewart, on CNN just two days ago.

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  • Merrick Garland to Speak About FBI Search
    Thursday - 08/11/2022 - 02:17 PM

    Attoney General Merrick Garland is set to deliver a statement to the media this afternoon on the FBI search of Donald Trump’s home at Mar-a-Lago.

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  • Judge Faces Firestorm After Signing Search Warrant
    Thursday - 08/11/2022 - 02:38 PM

    Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart is facing a political firestorm — including death threats — after signing the Mar-a-Lago search warrant, the Palm Beach Post reports.
    “Those who worked with Reinhart during the decade he worked as a federal prosecutor in West Palm Beach said they are stunned by the misinformation and the malice being heaped on a magistrate who was simply doing his job.”

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  • Trump Responds to Merrick Garland
    Thursday - 08/11/2022 - 03:43 PM

    Donald Trump posted this to his social network just after Attorney General Merrick Garland asked a judge to unseal the search warrant:
    “I continue to ask, what happened to the 33 Million pages of documents taken to Chicago by President Obama?More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Justice Department Seeks Secret Service Phone Numbers
    Thursday - 08/11/2022 - 04:36 PM

    “The Department of Justice has requested the personal cell phone numbers of more than 2,000 U.S. Secret Service employees as part of their investigation of the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol riot,” Fox News reports.

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  • Ex-Police Officer Sentenced to Over 7 Years for January 6
    Thursday - 08/11/2022 - 04:54 PM

    “A Virginia police officer who prosecutors say lied about his actions before, during and after the Jan. 6, 2021 U.S. Capitol attack, including his military service and his marriage, was sentenced Thursday to 87 months in prison,” the Washington Post reports.

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  • Race for Congress Tightens
    Thursday - 08/11/2022 - 08:40 PM

    A new Fox News poll shows the generic congressional ballot tied with 41% backing the Democratic candidate in their House district and 41% the Republican.
    The GOP had a 3-point edge in July and June, and a 7-point advantage in May.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Unusual Deal Gave Glenn Youngkin $8.5 Million Tax Free
    Thursday - 08/11/2022 - 08:54 AM

    “In January 2020, Glenn Youngkin, now the Republican governor of Virginia, got some welcome news. A complex corporate transaction had gone through at the Carlyle Group, the powerful private equity company that Youngkin led as co-chief executive.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • How Trump’s Problems All Converged at Once
    Thursday - 08/11/2022 - 10:32 AM

    Donald Trump is fighting a number of battles all at the same time: the Mar-a-Lago raid, trouble with the Trump Organization, Fulton County, tossed-out NDAs, his tax returns, and the January 6 panel, the Daily Beast reports.

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  • Trump Hires Criminal Defense Attorney in Georgia
    Thursday - 08/11/2022 - 10:41 AM

    “Former President Donald Trump has retained Drew Findling as his attorney to represent him in the ongoing criminal investigation by the Fulton County special purpose grand jury examining what happened in Georgia after the 2020 presidential election,” the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share