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Some of the places where Trump stored sensitive, classified national security documents at his Mar-a

Some of the places where Trump stored sensitive, classified national security documents at his Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, per the special counsel's indictment:


unidentified Trump "family member" (but a woman b/c Walt calls here "ma'am") involved in decision...

unidentified Trump "family member" (but a woman b/c Walt calls here "ma'am" ) involved in decision over the boxes . para 58


EDITED to add:

Exclusive: Donald Trump admits on tape he didn't declassify 'secret information'

Former President Donald Trump acknowledged on tape in a 2021 meeting that he had retained “secret” military information that he had not declassified, according to a transcript of the audio recording obtained by CNN.

“As president, I could have declassified, but now I can’t,” Trump says, according to the transcript.

CNN obtained the transcript of a portion of the meeting where Trump is discussing a classified Pentagon document about attacking Iran. In the audio recording, which CNN previously reported was obtained by prosecutors, Trump says that he did not declassify the document he’s referencing, according to the transcript.

Trump was indicted Thursday on seven counts in special counsel Jack Smith’s investigation into the mishandling of classified documents. Details from the indictment have not been made public, so it unknown whether any of the seven counts refer to the recorded 2021 meeting. Still, the tape is significant because it shows that Trump had an understanding the records he had with him at Mar-a-Lago after he left the White House remained classified.

Publicly, Trump has claimed that all the documents he brought with him to his Florida residence are declassified, while he’s railed against the special counsel’s investigation as a political witch hunt attempting to interfere with his 2024 presidential campaign.


Aaron Rupar: his face screams FAFO


FBI agent who testified for Republicans was suspended over leaked sensitive information

Source: NBC News

WASHINGTON — Garret O’Boyle, an FBI agent who was presented in a public hearing by House Republicans as a whistleblower, was suspended by the bureau because internal investigators had concluded that he leaked sensitive investigative information to the right-wing group Project Veritas, according to a bureau official.

House Democrats are now accusing O'Boyle of lying to the committee and are referring the matter to Attorney General Merrick Garland, according to a letter obtained by NBC News.

Lawmakers learned about the reason for O'Boyle's suspension, which was previously unreported, in testimony that Jennifer Moore, executive assistant director of the FBI for human resources, provided to the House Judiciary Committee's Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government. Portions of her testimony are included in a letter that top Democrats on the Judiciary and Weaponization panels wrote to Garland, alleging that O’Boyle lied to the committee about leaking information prior to his suspension.

In the letter, Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., and Del. Stacey Plaskett, D-Virgin Islands, detail several instances of O'Boyle, in interviews with committee staff and in the panel’s public hearing, denying that he had leaked FBI information to the media.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/fbi-agent-testified-republicans-was-suspended-leaked-classified-inform-rcna88407?taid=64823ac9ab5b670001f8d85e&utm_campaign=trueanthem&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

Trump's Properties Charged Defense Department $1 Million, New Documents Reveal

Source: Forbes

Newly released documents reveal that Donald Trump’s businesses charged his Department of Defense $976,000 during the first three years of his presidency, an amount that appears far greater than previously reported.

The Pentagon produced the documents in May, more than two years after Trump left the White House, in response to a November 2019 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request from ethics watchdog American Oversight. The previous publicly known high for Defense Department spending at Trump properties appears to be $300,000, which CNN reported in April 2019.

“As far as we can tell, this is the first time these specific expenses have been reported—and they are long overdue,” said Heather Sawyer, American Oversight’s executive director. “While we expect to receive receipts of government spending at Trump properties for years to come, we urge the government to pick up the pace so that the American people have this information as they consider Trump’s re-election efforts.”

The Defense Department’s disclosure broke down spending by property and year. It only included details about one small individual disbursement, $1,680 the New Jersey National Guard spent at a Trump golf club on meals during its monthly inactive duty training in December 2017.

Read more: https://www.forbes.com/sites/zacheverson/2023/06/08/trumps-properties-charged-defense-department-1-million-new-documents-reveal/

BREAKING: In a win for voters, U.S. Supreme Court issues a decision in Allen v. Milligan blocking...

BREAKING: In a win for voters, U.S. Supreme Court issues a decision in Allen v. Milligan blocking Alabama's congressional map. The Court rules that the map violates the Voting Rights Act by diluting the voting strength of Black voters. More to come: http://bit.ly/allenvmilligan


The only appropriate Pat Robertson obituary:


Pat Robertson, the televangelist who ran for the Republican nomination for president in 1988, died on Thursday at the age of 93. The Christian Broadcasting Network, which Robertson founded in 1960, announced the news on Friday morning.

Robertson is widely credited with ushering Christian-conservatism into mainstream politics in the 1980s and 1990s, and laying the groundwork for the modern right-wing culture war. He has a history of extreme, bigoted commentary — including that gay people and abortion caused 9/11, that Haitians deserved the 2010 earthquake that ravaged the island nation, and that feminists are evil.

The 700 Club, Robertson’s long-running program on the CBN, was his most common platform for hate. In the days after 9/11, he brought on pastor Jerry Falwell to discuss the tragedy. “I really believe that the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People for the American Way, all of them who have tried to secularize America, I point the finger in their face and say, ‘You helped this happen,'” Falwell said, to which Robertson said “I totally concur” and that the “agenda” has been adopted by the “highest levels of our government.”

Robertson’s bigotry toward gay people was boundless. He said on The 700 Club that he wished Facebook had a “vomit button” for when he came across a picture of gay people kissing, equated gay people with Nazis and Satanists, suggested God unleashed hurricanes and other natural disasters punishment for homosexuality. “I would warn Orlando that you’re right in the way of some serious hurricanes, and I don’t think I’d be waving those flags in God’s face if I were you,” he said of Disney World’s Gay Days. “It’ll bring about terrorist bombs; it’ll bring earthquakes, tornadoes, and possibly a meteor.”


Jose Andres: Everyone in America should be supporting the expansion of SNAP. Food stamps are vital..


Sinead O'Connor - Fire on Babylon- Live - Pinkpop 1995


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