Trump Lawyer Told Justice Dept. That Classified Material Had Been Returned

The lawyer signed a statement in June that all documents marked as classified and held in boxes in storage at Mar-a-Lago had been given back. The search at the former president’s home on Monday turned up more.

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Lawsuit Against Fox Is Shaping Up to Be a Major First Amendment Case

The suit, filed by Dominion Voting Systems, could be one of the most consequential First Amendment cases in a generation.

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Trump Sics the G.O.P. on the F.B.I.

Turning the tables, Trump is Elliot Mess.

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As Right-Wing Rhetoric Escalates, So Do Threats and Violence

Both threats of political violence and actual attacks have become a steady reality of American life. Experts blame dehumanizing and apocalyptic language.

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Takeaways From the Unsealed Warrant for the Search of Trump’s Home

The Justice Department’s warrant and two critical supporting memos shed considerable light on the investigation into former President Donald J. Trump’s handling of official documents.

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Seized Documents Were Part of an Inquiry Into Violation of the Espionage Act and Two Other Laws

The materials included some marked as top secret and meant to be viewed only in secure government facilities, according to a copy of the warrant.

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Laws and Lists in Search Warrant Offer Clues to Trump Document Investigation

Three criminal statutes show the inquiry goes beyond classified information — and that the former president is also suspected of obstructing an unidentified government effort.

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Trump claims he declassified all the documents at Mar-a-Lago. Even if that’s true, it probably doesn’t matter.

None of the three criminal laws cited in the search warrant turn on whether documents have been deemed to be classified.

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Why the White House Is Staying Quiet About the F.B.I. Search of Mar-a-Lago

The approach is part of a concerted effort to make sure the law enforcement operation is not seen as partisan.

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Judge Denies Trump Executive’s Request to Dismiss Manhattan Tax Case

Allen H. Weisselberg, who was indicted last summer, and the Trump Organization are scheduled to stand trial in October.

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Man Accused of Trying to Break Into F.B.I. Office Is Killed in Standoff

Two law enforcement officials said investigators were looking into whether the man had ties to extremist groups, including one that participated in the Jan. 6 attack.

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Garland Calls Trump’s Bluff as Justice Department Moves to Unseal Warrant

Former President Donald J. Trump has portrayed the search of his residence as baseless and political. Now, the attorney general wants to make the search warrant public.

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Draft Shows Watchdog Took Months to Report Missing Secret Service Texts

The disclosure of the draft notification to Congress is the latest evidence to raise questions about the inspector general’s handling of the missing Jan. 6 texts.

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Takeaways From Garland’s Statement on the F.B.I.’s Mar-a-Lago Search

The fact that Attorney General Merrick B. Garland felt compelled to speak at all says much about an investigation he has described as the most consequential in history.

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Donald Trump and American Intelligence’s Years of Conflict

The F.B.I. search of Mar-a-Lago is a coda to the years of tumult between an erratic president and the nation’s intelligence and law enforcement agencies.

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Will the F.B.I.’s Mar-a-Lago Raid Help Re-Elect Trump?

The coming clash between the legal system and the electoral system.

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The Absurd Argument Against Making Trump Obey the Law

Don’t give the former president’s fans an insurrectionist veto.

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Read the full transcript of Merrick Garland’s comments on the F.B.I.’s search of Trump’s home.

Here is what the attorney general said on Thursday about the process that led up to the action at Mar-a-Lago.

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Trump Received Subpoena Ahead of F.B.I. Search

The Justice Department had sought the return of classified documents it believed might be at Mar-a-Lago before it sent F.B.I. agents this week to look for them.

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Trump Hires #BillionDollarLawyer

As top allies of Donald J. Trump are called to testify in Atlanta, he hires a high-profile local attorney best known for representing rappers.

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Josh Hawley’s Manhood, Mike Pompeo’s Midriff and Other 2024 Teases

If Trump is inevitable, nobody told these Republican strivers.

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Trump Hires ‘Billion Dollar Lawyer’

As top allies of Donald J. Trump are called to testify in Atlanta, he hires a high-profile local attorney best known for representing rappers.

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Tiny Oysters Are a Hopeful Sign in the Hudson River

The River Project is trying to bring back oysters, which thrived in the Hudson at a time when New York was known as “the Big Oyster.”

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The Justice Department Should Be More Transparent About the Mar-a-Lago Raid

After the Mar-a-Lago search, the department should be doing more to counter the condemnation from the right and address questions from the public.

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Donald Trump’s Politics of Persecution

For Trump, appearing persecuted is both a security blanket and a weapon.

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F.B.I. Seizure of Scott Perry’s Phone Is Sign of Escalating Election Inquiry

Representative Scott Perry’s lawyer said he was told he is not a target of the Justice Department’s expanding inquiry into one element of the effort to keep Donald J. Trump in power after his loss in 2020.

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During Four-Hour Deposition, Trump Answered Only One Question

A lawyer for Donald J. Trump said that over the course of about four hours, the former president answered only one question, about his name, toward the beginning of the interview.

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Are Democrats Bungling Their Outreach to Voters?

Readers react to a guest essay critical of email fund-raising appeals with a desperate tone. Also: The raid at Mar-a-Lago; the Alex Jones case.

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Two Trump Scenarios

What should you make of the F.B.I.’s search of Donald Trump’s home? We offer a guide.

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The F.B.I. Search of Trump’s Home

What have we learned about the agency’s unprecedented decision to enter Mar-a-Lago?

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Hunting for Voter Fraud, Conspiracy Theorists Organize ‘Stakeouts’

A nascent effort to surveil drop boxes for potential fraud is taking shape in at least 10 states, worrying election officials and law enforcement.

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The Strength of Our Political Loyalties Changes Our Actual Beliefs

We are pulling apart from each other in a way that Is making the problem worse.

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Trump to Be Deposed as N.Y. Investigation Nears Its End

Attorney General Letitia James finally will have the chance to question Donald J. Trump, a high-stakes interview that comes at a pivotal moment for the former president.

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Wisconsin Republicans Embrace Trump in a Race Defined by 2020 Grievances

Tim Michels, the former president’s choice in the primary for governor, beat an establishment-backed rival to set up a closely watched November race against Gov. Tony Evers, a Democrat.

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Tim Michels Is Wisconsin Republicans’ Choice for Governor

He has contemplated trying to overturn the 2020 election, a legal impossibility that is a popular cause among Wisconsin Republicans.

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F.B.I. Search of Trump’s Home Pushes Long Conflict Into Public View

Justice Department officials were worried that the former president had not fully complied with requests to return material taken from the White House that included possible classified information.

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The F.B.I. Search of Trump’s Home Has No Precedent. It’s a Risky Gamble.

The search of former President Donald J. Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate is a high-risk gamble by the Justice Department, but Mr. Trump faces risks of his own.

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Republicans Rally Behind Trump, Who Reprises Favored Role: Victim

Arguments used against Hillary Clinton in the 2016 email inquiry are long forgotten as G.O.P. officials rush to condemn the F.B.I.’s search of Mar-a-Lago.

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The Raid at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago and the Lawless Republican Response

Being seen to be persecuted by federal officers is now a badge of honor within the Republican Party.

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F.B.I. Search Ignited Violent Rhetoric on the Far Right

Some pro-Trump media figures reacted to the search at Mar-a-Lago with talk of ‘war,’ the clearest outburst of such language since the days leading up to the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

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Iran Weighing ‘Final’ E.U. Offer on Nuclear Deal

Tehran has dropped a key demand that stalled the talks for months, but it now has a new one.

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Giuliani Told to Come to Georgia by Train, Bus or Uber

A judge in Atlanta tentatively ordered Rudolph W. Giuliani to appear before a special grand jury investigating meddling in the 2020 election.

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The F.B.I. Raid at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Home

Two readers hope the former president will be held accountable; another sees a Democratic plot. Also: Hitler’s generals; David McCullough; Uvalde and Parkland; cats.

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Could F.B.I. Inquiry Result in Barring Trump From Office? What to Know

The F.B.I.’s search of the former president’s Florida residence has drawn attention to a crime whose penalties include disqualification from future office — and the prospect of a fight over its constitutionality.

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House Can Obtain Trump’s Tax Returns From I.R.S., Appeals Court Says

The former president’s legal team has vowed to fight the congressional effort “tooth and nail.” He is virtually certain to appeal to the Supreme Court.

#appeals-courts-us, #decisions-and-verdicts, #house-committee-on-ways-and-means, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-tax-returns, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

A Big T.V. Hit Is a Conservative Fantasy Liberals Should Watch

America is as divided over its favorite prestige television shows as news sources.

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The search appears to be focused on materials Trump took from the White House.

The search appeared to be focused on material that the former president had brought to Mar-a-Lago when he left the White House.

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Can Donald Trump Run for President Again If He Broke This Law?

An obscure criminal law bars the removal of official records, on penalty of disqualification from holding any federal office. But it may not play out that way.

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Republican Officials React With Fury to F.B.I. Search of Trump’s Home

One Florida lawmaker suggested amending state laws regarding federal agencies.

#florida, #mar-a-lago-palm-beach-fla, #mccarthy-kevin-1965, #trump-donald-j, #watters-jesse