Trump hit with new charges as aide becomes third person added to classified documents case – live updates

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Trump hit with new charges as aide becomes third person added to classified documents case – live updates

Trump says attorneys had ‘productive’ meeting with DOJ in Jan 6 probe

Donald Trump was hit Thursday with a new set of federal charges related to his alleged mishandling of classified documents after leaving the White House, as was an aide at Mar-a-Lago.

Federal prosecutors accuse him and club employee Carlos De Oliveira of attempting to delete security footage once the former president was served a subpoena for the documents.

The new charges come as a seperate federal grand jury is considering indicting Mr Trump on charges over the January 6 Capitol riot and his efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election.

A court official in Washington announced to reporters that there would be no charges on Thursday, even as the former president’s legal and political teams are getting ready for the possibility that Mr Trump will be hit with his third criminal indictment. His legal team met with prosecutors in the morning.

Last week, Mr Trump said he had received a letter from special counsel Jack Smith’s office saying he is the target of a grand jury investigation.


Which presidential candidates have met RNC debate criteria?

Seven Republican presidential candidates have met the Republican National Committee’s (RNC) new criteria to participate in the first GOP debate on 23 August.

Oliver O’Connell28 July 2023 01:15


Trump ally Matt Gaetz called a ‘murderer’ during an ‘all-time low’ anti-trans House committee hearing

As Republican-led states pass legislation to restrict or ban transgender youth from accessing gender-affirming healthcare, Republicans in Congress have held a series of hearings or steered discussion around implementing national bans while raising dubious claims and dismissing guidance from major medical groups.

On 27 July, Democratic members of a Republican-led House committee condemned the latest “cynical and dangerous attack” on trans children and their families during one of the first congressional hearings against affirming care and health providers.

The panel heard from a former college athlete who advocates against trans women and girls from participating in sports that match their gender, members of right-wing special interest groups that support legislation targeting LGBT+ people, and a person who formerly received affirming healthcare and now advocates against other receiving it.

The committee also heard from a Texas mother whose 18-year-old son is transgender, as well as the trangender legal director of a prominent LGBT+ legal advocacy group.

Alex Woodward has the story.

Josh Marcus28 July 2023 01:13


Giuliani won’t contest defamation claims from Georgia election workers

Rudy Giuliani will not contest claims from two Georgia election workers who have accused the former attorney to Donald Trump of smearing them with false and defamatory statements surrounding the 2020 presidential election.

Oliver O’Connell28 July 2023 00:15


Trump responds to latest charges from special counsel

Donald Trump has responded to the latest round of charges against him from the special counsel’s office.

Here’s what his campaign told The Independent:

This is nothing more than a continued desperate and flailing attempt by the Biden Crime Family and their Department of Justice to harass President Trump and those around him.

Deranged Jack Smith knows that they have no case and is casting about for any way to salvage their illegal witch hunt and to get someone other than Donald Trump to run against Crooked Joe Biden.

Josh Marcus28 July 2023 00:01


More charges for Trump in Florida documents case

Federal prosecutors have added more charges against former president Donald Trump for allegedly obstructing the investigation into whether he unlawfully retained national defence information at his Palm Beach, Florida property.

In a superceding indictment filed late Thursday, prosecutors alleged that Mr Trump called a worker at his Mar-a-Lago club, Carlos De Oliveira, to order the deletion of security camera footage after the Trump Organisation was served with a subpoena as part of the probe into Mr Trump’s possession of documents with classification markings after the end of his presidency.

Mr De Oliveira, who has also been charged with conspiracy and obstruction of justice, subsequently told another Mar-a-Lago employee that “the boss” wanted the footage deleted.

Andrew Feinberg has the details for The Independent.

Josh Marcus27 July 2023 23:28


Trump aide Carlos De Oliveira third person charged in documents case

The big January 6 indictment of Trump did not materialise today, as some thought it would, but there still were some major announcements.

A third person has been charged as part of the federal case against Donald Trump and his associates over allegedly mishandling classified documents after leaving the White House.

Josh Marcus27 July 2023 23:16


Will Trump’s history of lies finally catch up to him?

Did he believe the “truth” of his claims? And how often was he told, by both his advisers and White House officials, that he was wrong?

Federal prosecutors want to know, as Alex Woodward reports.

Oliver O’Connell27 July 2023 23:15


Civil rights leaders see pattern of ‘policy violence’ as DeSantis defends new slavery teachings

Civil rights activists cheered when Ron DeSantis pardoned four Black men wrongfully convicted of rape as one of his first actions as Florida’s governor. But four years later, as DeSantis eyes the presidency, their hope that the Republican would be an ally on racial justice has long faded.

Instead, African American leaders decry what they call a pattern of “policy violence” against people of color executed by the DeSantis administration that reached a low point after the recent release of an “anti-woke” public school curriculum on Black history.

Specifically, Florida’s teachers are now required to instruct middle-school students that enslaved people “developed skills which, in some instances, could be applied for their personal benefit.”

Oliver O’Connell27 July 2023 22:30


Karl Rove brings whiteboard to Fox News to explain that RFK Jr is a ‘nut’

Oliver O’Connell27 July 2023 22:01


Grand jurors are leaving the DC courthouse

Oliver O’Connell27 July 2023 21:53

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