Here's the latest for Tuesday, August 2: House Speaker Pelosi visits Taiwan; U.S. kills al-Qaida leader; Investigators probe attack on prison in Ukraine; Brittney Griner appears in Russian court.
- Business Insider
The FBI was tipped off by an informer close to Trump who guided them to where documents were kept, according to reports
Officials told Newsweek and The Wall Street Journal this individual told investigators about the documents.
"When you're attacking FBI agents because you're under criminal investigation, you're losing," Huckabee Sanders wrote in Nov. 2016
CNN's Pamela Brown quizzed Rep. Mike Turner (R-Ohio) on his past outrage over Hillary Clinton's handling of classified information.
- BuzzFeed News
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Trump's circle is reportedly worried that an informer may have tipped off the FBI, leading to Monday night's unprecedented raid.
Pundits at the right-wing network seemed to be much more passionate about correctly handling classified information in 2016.
The Fox News host unloaded a hyperbolic rant about the FBI search at Mar-a-Lago.
- Fox News
FBI would not let Trump attorneys in rooms as agents raided Mar-a-Lago, warrant focused on NARA: source
The FBI prevented Trump attorneys from watching as it raided former President Trump's private home at Mar-a-Lago, a source familiar with the raid told Fox News.
Donald Trump asked what the difference was between the FBI raid in Mar-a-Lago and Watergate. A lot, according to historians and a political scientist.
Former President Donald Trump compared the FBI search of his Mar-a-Lago home to the Watergate scandal in 1972, when members of Richard Nixon's re-election campaign broke into the Democratic National Committee headquarters.
- The Daily Beast
Photo Illustration by Thomas Levinson/The Daily Beast/GettyRepublican reaction to the FBI’s raid on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort was swift, most notably on Fox News. And one thing that struck Fever Dreams podcast host Will Sommer “was how many guys who were also under investigation for Jan. 6-related matters” were also guests on Fox News decrying the move by the FBI.On the latest episode of the podcast, Sommer and guest host Anthony Fisher, senior opinion editor at The Daily
Donald Trump's niece Mary spoke of his "panic" after the FBI raid at Mar-A-Lago, saying he will not have expected feds to take such strong action.
Donald Trump did himself a favor announcing the FBI raid on his Mar-a-Lago home, allowing him to energize his base and reclaim the spotlight, experts on political and media framing said
"In a way, [Trump] was waiting for something like this to happen to become more relevant again," Chris Haynes, a politics professor told Insider.
GOP lawmakers and conservative influencers were quick to call for dismantling the FBI, widespread arrests and violence.
Many people wondered how Pence can still defend Trump, whose supporters called for the vice president to be hanged during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
Biden had a private lunch with Bill Clinton during which the former president urged him to take credit if inflation decreases, report says
Bill Clinton told President Joe Biden to set himself up to take credit if inflation decreases ahead of the midterms, sources told The Washington Post.
- The Hill
President Biden is in a tough spot following the FBI’s search of former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence, facing a delicate dance of handling the situation while steadfastly appearing not to politically taint the Department of Justice (DOJ). Republican lawmakers almost immediately lashed out at Biden following news of the search, which was shared by Trump…
One Twitter user noted that, if Trump can plead the Fifth, his fellow Americans “have the complete right under the First Amendment to mock him relentlessly for it.”
- Air Force Times
Steven Seagal visits Ukraine amid prison bombing controversy.
Trump has become deeply suspicious of being surveilled and that those close to him could be wearing wires: report
Even before the FBI raid, Donald Trump was nervous that he was being monitored by the "feds" or that Republicans coming to see him were wearing wires.
- The Hill
Former White House communications director Alyssa Farah Griffin on Tuesday said the FBI’s raid on former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property could be the key to him winning the 2024 presidential election. Griffin, in an appearance on CNN’s “New Day,” said she hoped the investigation is about more than Trump not complying with certain archiving laws…