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Remember The ‘Gang of 8?’ They’re Back And They Want Documents Seized In Trump Raid

Remember the “bipartisan” group of congressional leaders known as the “Gang of 8?” Well, it seems they are making a comeback as they have requested access to the various documents that were seized by the FBI in the raid on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home two weeks ago.

According to Newsmax:

The top-level lawmakers are asking for the Department of Justice and FBI’s assistance in learning more about the Florida search, which reportedly took 9½ hours.

This request comes on the heels of Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Mark Warner, D-Va., and Vice Chair Marco Rubio, R-Fla., requesting a Senate assessment of the “national security risks” affiliated with Trump’s handling of sensitive documents — including whether then-President Trump declassified all the materials before relocating from the White House to Mar-a-Lago.On Truth Social on Friday, Trump said the records at issue were “all declassified” and placed in “secure storage.”

“They didn’t need to ‘seize’ anything,” Trump wrote. “[Federal officials] could have had it anytime they wanted without playing politics and breaking into Mar-a-Lago.”

The “Gang of 8” members are Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.; Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.; House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.; House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.; Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.; and Rep. Mike Turner, R-Ohio, along with Warner and Rubio.

A report from Politico said that aides on Capitol Hill have been extremely frustrated concerning the lack of information that has been provided by the now notorious, now infamous, Attorney General Merrick Garland and his minion, FBI Director Christopher Wray.

Newsmax stated in a report released last Friday that FBI agents took a total of 11 sets of classified documents, with some being marked “top secret.” The DOJ stated that prosecutors met the guidelines for probable cause to believe that Trump may have been in violation of the Espionage Act.

Yeah, this is just the cover story for what really happened. This is all smelling a whole lot like a political attack against Trump. What was the goal of such an assault on a former sitting president? Making it so he cannot run for office again in 2024.

According to the report, while being a studio guest last Thursday during an episode of “Rob Schmitt Tonight,” Trump’s attorney Alina Habba spoke with Newsmax and said that the Mar-a-Lago affidavit seemed to imply the potential guilt of the former president on three different fronts, those being the destruction of documents, concealment, and espionage.

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Habba responded to this by stating that if the DOJ is claiming concealment, “you wouldn’t have allowed federal agents into Mar-a-Lago.”

“If the DOJ cites espionage, Habba said the Trump attorneys wouldn’t have been transparent about federal officials viewing the documents in June. And if the DOJ argues destruction, Habba says Trump’s people wouldn’t have responded positively to the feds’ request of putting a padlock on the presidential documents,” Newsmax reported.

“What people don’t understand: Presidents have different kinds of privileges — executive privileges,” Habba remarked, going on to add that Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama both exercised similar declassification privileges with various documents after they left office in 2009 and 2017, respectively.

I think we all have a good idea of what this was all about. At this point, the focus should be on fighting back against this nonsense. If Trump doesn’t take legal action, which it seems he is planning to do, it would mean allowing the FBI to get away with a major political attack against someone the federal government views as an opponent of the current president.

That would have serious ramifications for every American. If you aren’t on board with the program, you could be their next target.

Notice: This article may contain commentary that reflects the author’s opinion.

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Trump Responds to Secret Service Director’s Resignation

Trump Responds to Secret Service Director's Resignation

( – President Donald Trump responded to Kimberly Cheatle’s statement on Tuesday that she was leaving her role as director of the Secret Service due to criticism of the way her organization handled the recent attempt on the previous president’s life.

Trump said, “She never gave me proper protection, so I ended up having to take a bullet for democracy,” in an afternoon interview with Fox News Digital.

He said that his campaign made multiple requests for more protection, which the agency either flatly denied or disregarded.

“Many requests were made by on-site Secret Service for more people, always with a turn down or no response,” Trump told the news outlet. “I have the biggest crowds in history, and they should be treated accordingly.”

He added, “Big improvements have been made over the last week,” Fox News Digital reported.

Cheatle announced her resignation in writing to the Secret Service on Tuesday morning, despite her earlier refusal to do so.

“To the Men and Women of the U.S. Secret Service, The Secret Service’s solemn mission is to protect our nation’s leaders and financial infrastructure,” Cheatle wrote. “On July 13th, we fell short on that mission.”

She was under pressure to step down during Monday’s House Oversight Committee hearing, as she acknowledged that the agency’s reaction to the attempted assassination was a “failure.” This pressure came from all sides of the aisle.

According to a recent press release, United States Representative Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) submitted a motion that evening that would have forced a vote in the House to impeach Cheatle following her initial refusal to step down on Monday.

In response to Mace’s question during the hearing on whether the agency’s response was “a colossal failure,” the director said, “Yes.” Mace attacked the Secret Service for its lack of openness, pointing out that Cheatle’s testimony had to be subpoenaed by legislators.

Before the hearing, she accused the director of leaking her opening statement to several media sites.

When asked how often the agency had turned down the Trump campaign’s demands for more security throughout her testimony, Cheatle remained silent.

During the committee’s opening remarks, she acknowledged that the Secret Service’s reaction to the attempted assassination was “the most significant operational failure of the agency in decades.”

Nevertheless, she insisted that she was “the best person” to run the organization then.

President Joe Biden issued a statement acknowledging Cheatle’s decision and expressing gratitude for her service on Tuesday afternoon, following her resignation in response to the growing calls for her resignation.

“As a leader, it takes honor, courage, and incredible integrity to take full responsibility for an organization tasked with one of the most challenging jobs in public service,” the statement read. “The independent review to get to the bottom of what happened on July 13th continues, and I look forward to assessing its conclusions. We all know what happened that day can never happen again.”

During her hearing before the committee on Monday, Cheatle stated that the agency’s ongoing initial internal assessment would take around sixty days.

Do you believe there should be a criminal investigation into the Secret Service Director’s lack of security for President Trump?

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Harris Campaign Begins Vetting Process for Top VP Contenders

Harris Campaign Begins Vetting Process for Top VP Contenders

( – The competition to become Vice President Kamala Harris’s running partner is intensifying. It has been reported that her campaign has sent screening papers to several prominent Democrats.

Senator Mark Kelly (D-AZ) and Governor Josh Shapiro (D-PA), seen as strong candidates from crucial battleground states, are leading the pack.

Harris’s campaign carefully evaluates potential vice presidential candidates as she seeks the Democratic presidential nomination.

Alongside Kelly and Shapiro, governors Roy Cooper (D-NC), Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI), Tim Walz (D-MN), and J.B. Pritzker (D-IL) have also been given vetting paperwork. However, Pritzker has denied receiving such materials.

One notable omission from the list is Governor Andy Beshear (D-KY), who many see as a leading contender.

Beshear stated that despite vigorous campaigning for the position, he had not received any correspondence from the Harris campaign concerning the vice-presidential screening procedure.

The selection process is underway as Harris’s team looks to enhance its ticket with a running mate who will appeal to a wide range of voters and strengthen support in key states.

Kelly and Shapiro are perceived as centrist leaders who, due to their considerable political backgrounds, have the potential to draw in moderate voters.

Kelly, the current senator from Arizona and a former astronaut, has a proven track record in Arizona.

At the same time, Shapiro’s leadership in Pennsylvania is distinguished by his emphasis on progressive ideals and his ability to win elections in a swing state.

The main goal of her campaign plan seems to be selecting a running mate who can enhance Harris’s program and increase the Democratic ticket’s appeal to a wide range of voters in essential areas and demographics.

The fact that there are several governors indicates that candidates with executive expertise and a track record of successful leadership are preferred.

The screening process is anticipated to be rigorous, involving a detailed review of the candidates’ public personas and political positions and significant background investigations.

The campaign’s final choice will probably try to strike a compromise between political tactics and the requirement for a solid and cooperative alliance in the White House.

As the Democratic National Convention draws near, there is growing conjecture and expectation over Harris’s final choice for her ticket partner.

The chosen vice-presidential candidate will be crucial to the party’s unity and mobilization of the electorate before the November election.

Does it matter who Harris selects as her VP as she goes against the Trump/Vance ticket?

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( – Joe Biden has decided not to run for reelection.

On Sunday afternoon, Biden declared his plan and promised to provide further details shortly.

“It has been the greatest honor of my life to serve as your President,” Biden’s statement read. “And while it has been my intention to seek reelection, I believe it is in the best interest of my party and the country for me to stand down and to focus solely on fulfilling my duties as President for the remainder of my term.”

Although Vice President Kamala Harris was expressly endorsed as his successor, he congratulated her in his statement for “being an extraordinary partner in all this work.”

But Biden later gave “my full support and endorsement for Kamala to be the nominee of our party this year” in a statement uploaded on X.

Then, in a powerful message to Democrats, Biden urged them to unite and defeat Trump, emphasizing the importance of collective action in the upcoming election.

Do you believe VP Kamala Harris will be the 2024 Democratic presidential nominee?

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