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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....
Kellyanne Conway advises Trump to wait until “right after the midterms” if he’s going to announce White House bid
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Kellyanne Conway advises Trump to wait until “right after the midterms” if he’s going to announce White House bid

Former President Donald Trump is "chomping at the bit" to announce his third presidential bid, his former counselor and campaign manager Kellyanne Conway says. But she has advised him to wait."My advice to the president privately is my advice to him publicly, which is, 'If you want to announce, wait until right after the midterms,'" she told CBS News' Catherine Herridge in an interview Friday.   Asked whether she thought Trump would announce he's running, Conway retorted, "He would like to have done that already." She said she spent time with the former president this week, and she told Herridge that should he run, "I'll be a part of it." "This nomination is President Trump's to have if he wants it, and very little will get in the way of that,...
Kinzinger thinks it’s “quite possible” there are other audio tapes of Trump from post-election period
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Kinzinger thinks it’s “quite possible” there are other audio tapes of Trump from post-election period

The Jan. 6 House select committee hearings may be over for the summer, but even as the committee works on its interim report on the U.S. Capitol assault, and what led up to it, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, a Republican member of the committee, said the investigation is still going "full-steam ahead," and the panel continues to uncover new information.Kinzinger spoke with CBS chief election and campaign correspondent Robert Costa Thursday about the state of the probe. Asked whether there was any possibility there are more audio tapes of then-President Donald Trump from the post-election period, Kinzinger responded, "I think it's quite possible. You know, look, whether it's that, whether it's Secret Service, that's something that we really want to focus on over this summer is – call it th...
Donald Trump hints at 2024 presidential run during trip to D.C.
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Donald Trump hints at 2024 presidential run during trip to D.C.

Donald Trump hints at 2024 presidential run during trip to D.C. - CBS News Watch CBS News In a speech during former president Donald Trump’s first visit to Washington D.C. since leaving office, he hinted at a 2024 presidential run and laid out an agenda for Republicans in the upcoming midterm elections. Campaign correspondent Robert Costa discusses Trump’s remarks as well as the latest on the Jan. 6 Capitol riot investigation. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On ...
Trump did not have 10,000 troops ready to deploy on Jan. 6, his defense secretary says
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Trump did not have 10,000 troops ready to deploy on Jan. 6, his defense secretary says

Christopher Miller, who served as acting Defense Secretary on Jan. 6, 2021, told the House committee investigating the attack on the Capitol that former President Donald Trump never gave an order to have 10,000 National Guard troops ready that day."Not from my perspective, I was never given any direction or order or knew of any plans of that nature," Miller said in the recorded deposition that the committee tweeted Tuesday. Rep. Liz Cheney, committee vice chair, said in the recording that former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said in February 2021 that 10,000 National Guard troops were told to be "on the ready" by Miller. Other Trump officials have repeated this claim since then. Miller conceded, "a nonmilitary person probably could h...
Justice Dept investigation into Jan. 6 now encompasses communications of allies of Trump
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Justice Dept investigation into Jan. 6 now encompasses communications of allies of Trump

The Justice Department's criminal investigation into the Jan. 6, 2021, rioting at the U.S. Capitol, now includes questions for witnesses about the communications of people close to then-President Donald Trump and his re-election campaign, CBS News has confirmed. That news, first reported by The Washington Post, was confirmed to CBS News by a U.S. government official familiar with the investigation and a source with knowledge of what's been presented by the Justice Department to a grand jury. It is not evident that Trump himself is a target of the investigation, only that that prosecutors are asking questions related to him and his aides One part of the investigation concerns the efforts to swap out electors won by Joe Biden in several battlegr...
Trump, Pence give dueling speeches in D.C.
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Trump, Pence give dueling speeches in D.C.

Trump, Pence give dueling speeches in D.C. - CBS News Watch CBS News It's a battle for control of the Republican Party as former President Donald Trump and former Vice President Mike Pence gave dueling speeches in Washington, D.C. Major Garrett has the details. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On Source link
Pence says he and Trump “may differ on focus”
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Pence says he and Trump “may differ on focus”

Former Vice President Mike Pence, speaking Tuesday in Washington, D.C., just across town from and on the same day as the president he served, touted the record of their administration and their shared approach to issues facing the country, though he conceded that "we may differ on focus."Pence was asked about the fact that he and former President Donald Trump both in Washington on the same day and whether there is a divide between them that is intensifying within the Republican Party."I couldn't be more proud of the record of the Trump-Pence administration," he said, listing border security and judicial appointments among its accomplishments. He added, "So, I don't know that our movement is that divided. I don't know that the president and I differ on issues, but we may differ o...