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Justice Department appeals ruling on special master in Trump case, says investigation could be “irreparably injured” by pause
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Justice Department appeals ruling on special master in Trump case, says investigation could be “irreparably injured” by pause

Washington —The Justice Department filed notice Thursday that it is appealing a Florida federal court's ruling that appointed a special master, or an independent third party, to review the documents seized by federal law enforcement at former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort.Judge Aileen Cannon, appointed to the bench by Trump in 2020, ruled Monday that the federal investigators probing whether Trump mishandled classified documents were to stop using the seized documents in their criminal probe, pending the review of a special master.The Justice Department also asked Cannon to partially lift her own ruling so that investigators can continue reviewing the 103 most sensitive documents seized from Mar-a-Lago that contained classified markings, including TOP SECRET, the highe...
Trump claims FBI search at Mar-a-Lago is going to produce backlash
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Trump claims FBI search at Mar-a-Lago is going to produce backlash

Wilkes-Barre, PA — In a speech that lasted nearly two hours on Saturday night in northeastern Pennsylvania, former President Donald Trump decried the FBI search at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida as "one of the most shocking abuses of power by any administration," and compared his treatment to that in a "third-world nation." It was his first rally since the FBI served a search warrant Aug. 8, seizing dozens of documents marked as classified. "The shameful raid and break-in of my home, Mar-a-Lago, was a travesty of justice that made a mockery of America's laws, traditions and principles before the entire world," Trump said before the passionate crowd at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre.Mr Trump said, without merit, that the FBI and the Justice Department have become "vicious monst...
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GOP seat lead shrinks as Biden approval ticks up — CBS News Battleground Tracker poll

Republicans head into the fall still in position to gain enough House seats for a majority, but a tumultuous summer has made their advantage appear a little smaller today — with a trend so far pointing toward narrow gains instead of a wave. Our CBS News Battleground Tracker estimates Republicans at 226 seats today, down from 230 estimated in July. A majority of 218 is needed to win control. While Republicans continue to lead with people who prioritize the economy, at least three things are tempering their overall advantage:Abortion rights: it's still on voters' minds, buttressing Democratic support and helping them with women in swing districts. Gas prices: most report prices in their area coming down, and with them, views of Biden's handling...
John Ratcliffe says nothing visible in affidavit justified “extreme” Mar-a-Lago search
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John Ratcliffe says nothing visible in affidavit justified “extreme” Mar-a-Lago search

John Ratcliffe, the former director of national intelligence under former President Donald Trump, said nothing he saw in the heavily redacted affidavit for the Mar-a-Lago search warrant justified what seemed like an "extreme" approach by the FBI and Justice Department. Ratcliffe made the comments in a Friday interview with CBS News senior investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge. "Well, as expected, it was heavily redacted in places," Ratcliffe said, giving his reaction to the redacted affidavit's release Friday. "You know, I think it provided a general recitation of the fact that the FBI and the Department of Justice believed that there were classified documents at Mar-a-Lago. But I didn't really see anything in the affidavit that justified what still seems like an extreme a...
Trump team weighs releasing Mar-a-Lago search warrant, inventory, video and photos
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Trump team weighs releasing Mar-a-Lago search warrant, inventory, video and photos

Former President Donald Trump's legal team is weighing whether to release the search warrant and inventory of material seized at Mar-a-Lago before a federal judge rules on the matter, according to a Florida-based attorney for Trump, Lindsey Halligan.Earlier Thursday, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced that the Justice Department had filed a motion to unseal the warrant and related documents, "absent objection from the former president." Trump has until 3 p.m. Friday to respond.His legal team is also discussing whether to release video and photos of the search, Halligan said. Two sources familiar with Trump's legal strategy said that before FBI agents executed the warrant, they asked that Mar-a-Lago's private security cameras be turned off. Trump's team refused to comply.  ...
FBI took boxes and documents in Trump search, sources say
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FBI took boxes and documents in Trump search, sources say

The FBI took boxes and documents while executing a search warrant at former President Donald Trump's home in Florida on Monday, two sources confirmed to CBS News. No electronics were taken, according to the sources.Trump said Monday night that his Mar-a-Lago resort was being "raided" by the FBI. Sources confirmed to CBS News that the search was connected to a Justice Department investigation that was prompted by the National Archives earlier this year, when the agency said it found 15 boxes of presidential records, including classified material, at Mar-a-Lago.One official said some or possibly all of the seized documents contained classified material.  A source in Palm Beach, Florida, who is close to Trump told CBS News on Monday that the search ...
Trump says Mar-a-Lago was “raided” by FBI
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Trump says Mar-a-Lago was “raided” by FBI

Former President Donald Trump said Monday that Mar-a-Lago, the Florida club that is his primary residence, is "currently under siege, raided, and occupied by a large group of FBI agents." Sources tell CBS News the search is connected to a Justice Department investigation of claims by the National Archives that it found 15 boxes of records including classified material at Mar-a-Lago earlier this year."Nothing like this has ever happened to a President of the United States before," Trump said in a statement. "After working and cooperating with the relevant Government agencies, this unannounced raid on my home was not necessary or appropriate."  Trump said, "they even broke into my safe!" A source close to Trump confirmed to CBS News that the former president was not at Mar-a-Lago on ...