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NY Times - ‘Deeply Problematic’: Experts Question Judge’s Intervention in Trump Inquiry
A ruling by a judge appointed by former President Donald J. Trump surprised specialists and could slow the documents investigation.

NBC News - Justice Department to appeal judge's ruling on special master in Trump search
The notice of appeal comes as legal experts have criticized U.S. District Court Judge Aileen Cannon’s decision to appoint a special master to review documents in the case.

Reuters - Document seized from Trump home described foreign govt's nuclear capabilities -Washington Post

NY Times - Trump Pushed Officials to Prosecute His Critics, Ex-U.S. Attorney Says
Geoffrey S. Berman, who headed the Manhattan office, says in a book the Justice Department pushed cases, against [Former 2004 Democratic Presidential nominee and Secretary of State] John Kerry and others, to help Mr. Trump.

NY Times - Trump’s Post-Election Fund-Raising Comes Under Scrutiny by Justice Dept.
A federal grand jury has issued subpoenas seeking information about Save America PAC, which was formed as Donald J. Trump promoted baseless assertions about election fraud.

Bloomberg News - Trump Endorses Bolsonaro’s Stalled Re-Election Bid in Brazil
US has a policy not to pick a side in other nations’ elections; Bolsonaro is trailing Lula in all major opinion polls

NY Times - Trump Aide Is Subpoenaed for Jan. 6 Grand Jury
Federal prosecutors issued a subpoena to William Russell, who served as a special assistant to the former president, and went to his home in Florida.

The Washington Post - House urges judge to uphold Jan. 6 subpoena to top Trump aide [and Chief of Staff] Meadows
Lawmakers seek landmark ruling that top former advisers to presidents no longer enjoy ‘absolute immunity’ from congressional subpoenas after presidents leave office

The Washington Post - [Trump advisor] Bannon charged with fraud, money laundering, conspiracy in ‘We Build the Wall’
Just weeks after being convicted of contempt of Congress, the longtime Trump ally faces a state indictment in New York

USA Today - 'Astounding': Trump documents reveal casual disregard for long-standing security protocols
Former White House, intelligence officials describe protocols that appeared to be violated, including reading documents in secure rooms, locking them in safes and returning them to relevant agencies.

The Daily Beast - Trump Perfected It, but GOP Has Long Courted the Crazy Vote
Author David Corn joins The New Abnormal podcast to talk about his new book that explores just how the Republican Party lost its collective mind.
Donald Trump often gets credit for his Rumpelstiltskin-like ability to spin the most demented parts of the American psyche into political gold. But in his new book, American Psychosis: A Historical Investigation of How The Republican Party Went Crazy, David Corn traces the lineage of the GOP’s love of lunatics all the way back to the 1950s and says Trump is just the latest in a long line of morally bankrupt politicians willing to use the chaotic crazy generated by the darkest parts of society to fuel their ambitions.

“Far right extremism, including paranoia, racism, tribalism, conspiracy theories, … what we’ve seen under Donald Trump is nothing new. It might be the culmination, it’s not an aberration,” Corn said.

Corn, a veteran journalist, author and Washington bureau chief of Mother Jones, joined the political podcast The New Abnormal to explain just how American brains became so broken.
CNBC - Former Trump White House lawyer Ty Cobb calls him ‘deeply wounded narcissist’ who acted in ‘criminal’ way to overturn Biden win
  • * Former Trump White House lawyer Ty Cobb called ex-President Donald Trump a “deeply wounded narcissist.”
  • * In a new interview, Cobb said Trump acted in a “criminal” manner when he sought to have then-Vice President Mike Pence block Congress from certifying President Joe Biden’s 2020 election win.
  • * Cobb also said Trump’s conduct on Jan. 6, 2021, while a mob of his supporters attacked the U.S. Capitol, could lead to him being barred from seeking the presidency.
“There is a simple way to disqualify President Trump,” Cobb told CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett in an interview on “The Takeout” podcast.

“He clearly violated the 14th Amendment of the Constitution’s Article III when he gave aid and comfort and three hours of inaction with regard to what was happening on the grounds of the Capitol,” he said.

“That clearly gave aid and comfort to the insurrectionists,” said Cobb, who added that a joint declaration by both chambers of Congress could on those grounds block Trump from being able to regain the White House.
No attorney client privilege for crimes:

NY Times - For Trump’s Lawyers, Legal Exposure Comes With the Job
The many lawyers who have helped the former president avoid removal from office and indictment have drawn legal problems of their own.

The Independent - Questions raised over footage of Trump taking boxes from Mar-a-Lago to Bedminster

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Senators press for details about fake heiress at Mar-a-Lago
The FBI said it would not comment on its investigation of Ms. Yashchyshyn, who once led a troubled Miami charity suspected of rampant fraud, but at least two fake passports from the U.S. and Canada with her photo and the Rothschild name were turned over to agents, the Post-Gazette and OCCRP have learned.

Also provided to the FBI: a Florida driver's license bearing her photo and the Rothschild name with an address to a waterfront mansion where she has never lived.

Ms. Yashchyshyn, 33, who is deeply entrenched in the Russian community of South Florida, is also a subject of a criminal probe by Quebec provincial agents in Canada, though the agency would not provide any details.
Ms. Yachchyshyn’s ability to mingle with the former president's supporters — identifying herself as Anna de Rothschild — provides "one more example of what appears to be porous or even nonexistent security at Mar-a-Lago," said Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va.
Exclusive: 'I'm just not going to leave': New book reveals Trump vowed to stay in White House - CNNPolitics

The Hill - Trump tried to pay lawyer with horse, New York Times reporter writes in new book

Business Insider - A sexual misconduct claim against Elon Musk involved him offering to buy a SpaceX flight attendant a horse in exchange for an erotic massage (May 2022)

Horse currency: hotter than NFTs?

Scavino was Trump's ghostwriter on his Twitter account if not now elsewhere.



NY Times - Senate to Investigate Charge That Trump Meddled in Prosecutor’s Office
The allegations of political motivation are in a new book by the former U.S. attorney in Manhattan, Geoffrey S. Berman.

Mother Jones - It didn’t start with Trump: The decades-long saga of how the GOP went crazy
The modern Republican Party has always exploited and encouraged extremism.

Business Insider - Who is Raymond Dearie? DOJ and Trump agree on special master candidate

Associated Press - Panel: Archives still not certain it has all Trump records

Business Insider - Donald Trump privately admitted he'd lost 2020 election while publicly claiming it had been stolen, [NY Times Maggie Haberman's] book says

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King...of QAnon more like.

Centre Daily Times - Armed [Pennsylvanian] man in rainbow wig at Dairy Queen seeks to name Trump ‘President King,’ cops say

The Independent - Trump embraces QAnon’s ‘Storm is coming’ meme in wild Truth Social spree
One-term president re-posted an image of himself wearing a Q pin on his suit jacket

USA Today - House Jan. 6 chairman aims to resume hearings Sept. 28

The Daily Beast - Trump Lied About Secret Service Concerns to Throw Off NY AG

Trump Is Very Upset ‘Pillow Guy’ Mike Lindell Got His Phone Seized at a Hardee’s Drive-Thru – Rolling Stone


[Former Trump Department of Justice Acting Head of the Civil Division] Jeff Clark told DC Bar that DOJ search of his home was linked to false statements, conspiracy, obstruction investigation - CNNPolitics

Exclusive: [Final Trump Chief of Staff] Mark Meadows complied with DOJ subpoena in January 6 probe | CNN Politics
Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows has complied with a subpoena from the Justice Department’s investigation into events surrounding January 6, 2021, sources familiar with the matter tell CNN, making him the highest-ranking Trump official known to have responded to a subpoena in the federal investigation.

Meadows turned over the same materials he provided to the House select committee investigating the US Capitol attack, one source said, meeting the obligations of the Justice Department subpoena, which has not been previously reported.

Last year, Meadows turned over thousands of text messages and emails to the House committee, before he stopped cooperating. The texts he handed over between Election Day 2020 and Joe Biden’s inauguration, which CNN previously obtained, provided a window into his dealings at the White House, though he withheld hundreds of messages, citing executive privilege.
Political Wire - New York Attorney General Rejected Trump Offer to Settle

Politico - Trump warns of 'problems' like 'we've never seen' if he's indicted

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Huffpost - Creepy, One-Finger Salute At Trump Rally Evokes 'Heil Hitler' Gesture

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‘Last gasp of a dying cult’: Former GOP rep [Barbara Comstock] calls Trump's recent speech a 'QAnon fest'
A former Republican congresswoman is blasting a recent speech from former President Donald Trump, calling it "humiliating" and referring to the event as a "QAnon Fest."

Barbara Comstock, who served as a GOP representative from Virginia from 2015 to 2019, spoke Sunday evening on CNN following the former president's speech. The event, which took place in Youngstown, Ohio, was a rally in support of Senate candidate J.D. Vance, someone who Trump has boosted heavily in recent months.

The speech was largely full of most of the same rhetoric that has been heard from Trump since he left office, and Comstock told CNN anchor Jim Acosta that the event was a "contribution to [Democratic challenger] Tim Ryan." She went on to say that Trump made "J.D. Vance look like a mouse, not a man."

"It was humiliating," Comstock added. "It was a QAnon fest, it was playing this strange QAnon music, they were all sort of, you know, bowing - I think Marjorie Greene was there talking about the one true leader." The event featured a number of bizarre outings, such as one moment when the rally attendees raised their hands to the former president in an apparent show of loyalty.


This is the book Figliuzzi was speaking about, Trump anointed as their god in their cult:





NY Times - Trump Was Warned Late Last Year of Potential Legal Peril Over Documents
A former White House lawyer sought to impress on him the need to return material he had taken with him upon leaving office.



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Financial Times - Donald Trump’s super Pac raised just $40 in August in sign of weakness
Donations to former president’s vehicle have slowed significantly in recent months
The Make America Great Again, Again! super Pac, which is the only active super Pac affiliated with Trump, raised just $40 in August, after bringing in $351,000 in July and zero in June. In April and May, the group had raised more than double that amount, with $864,000 in total contributions.
Is that supposed to be total revenue or profit after spending? Maybe it needs an audit I find it hard to believe it isn't raising any money with all those threatening and alarming emails that are sent out.

Salon - Legal experts say Trump’s bonkers Fox News interview could be [used as] evidence [against him]

Associated Press - Trump's legal woes mount without protection of presidency

Associated Press - Trump allies create a new super PAC called MAGA Inc.
Top allies of former President Donald Trump are creating a new super PAC that's expected to serve as the main vehicle for his midterm spending and could become a key part of his campaign infrastructure should he move forward with a 2024 White House run.

Politico - National security risk review of material Trump kept at Mar-a-Lago resumes after appeals court ruling
Intelligence officials have resumed their national security risk review of classified documents that were seized at former President Donald Trump’s Florida estate.

CNN - Exclusive: Trump’s secret court fight to stop grand jury from getting information from his inner circle

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CBS News - Rep. Jamie Raskin teases Jan. 6 committee to reveal new information about Trump ally Roger Stone

PoliticsUSA - As He Faces Financial Destruction, Trump Sells Video Statements For $50
So it has gotten to the point where "Team Trump" is selling video statements by Donald Trump for $50.00.

Meadows texts reveal direct White House communications with pro-Trump operative behind plans to seize voting machines - CNNPolitics

Business Insider - Jan 6 committee members say they believe Trump was responsible for the riot, and the panel might unanimously refer him for prosecution

'Let's get right to the violence': New documentary film footage shows Roger Stone pre-Election Day | CNN Politics

Business Insider - Trump has called several GOP donors who contributed money to Ron DeSantis asking them to stop boosting the Florida governor: report

Business Insider - Donald Trump privately slammed Ron DeSantis, calling him 'fat,' 'phony,' and 'whiny': [NY Times Maggie Haberman] book [says]

The Independent - DeSantis privately calls Trump a ‘moron’ and vents about him running for president
The Florida governor also reportedly plans to go on a ‘full frontal attack’ should the two MAGA Republicans faceoff against one another in the presidential election

New [NY Times Maggie Haberman] book: Trump nearly fired Jared and Ivanka via tweet | CNN Politics
Kelly, his former chief of staff, is said to have described Trump as a “fascist” – uniquely unfit for the job of leading a constitutional democracy, according to Haberman, citing several who spoke to the retired Marine general.
Miami Herald - Republicans block probe of contributions by Chinese elites to Trump PAC through spa operator

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