Former National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes and retired Lieutenant General Stephen Twitty, former commander of U.S. European Command, join Andrea Mitchell to explain how Ukraine’s recent advances may enable them to boost their odds of winning the war in the long term. Rhodes explains, “President Zelenskyy, his government, can credibly turn to Europe and the US, and particularly Europe where some support the war was waning, and say, ‘Look, if you continue to provide us with these advanced weapons, and frankly accelerate the provision of these advanced weapons, we can make real gains we can win this war, but you have to stick with us.”
- The Daily Beast
Sergei Karpukhin/ReutersHot on the heels of embarrassing reports of Russian recruits fighting each other and Moscow loyalists calling for Kremlin ministers to kill themselves, it seems the rage against Vladimir Putin’s handling of his invasion of Ukraine is now openly being conveyed to the man himself by members of his own inner circle.A report Friday—which is Putin’s 70th birthday—said that one of the despot’s closest allies had openly challenged the disastrous way the war was being conducted.
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A rift has opened in Trump's legal team, with a lawyer frozen out for wanting to cooperate with the DOJ: NYT
The lawyer, Chris Kise, was said by The New York Times to have recommended a gentler approach than Trump ultimately favored in the Mar-a-Lago case.
Trump resented having to sign letters for US troops killed in Afghanistan during his presidency because he didn't want to 'attach his name to a war he disliked,' a book says
"Aides were struck that he seemed rattled by the number of deaths involved," Maggie Haberman writes in her new book of Trump's view of Afghanistan.
The ineptitude of Trump’s legal team reportedly forced GOP senators to take matters into their own hands by choreographing his Ukraine trial defense.
- The New Voice of Ukraine
About 65 mobilized Russians ‘disappear’ a day after arriving on the front in Ukraine, intercept shows
About 65 mobilized Russian soldiers “disappeared” just a day after they arrived at the front line in Ukraine, according to a new intercepted conversation released by the Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine’s Defense Ministry.
- Business Insider
Trump said the FBI found classified documents at his home because federal workers packed them. But emails Bloomberg got show boxes were already packed when movers arrived.
Emails show a GSA agent repeatedly telling Trump's team they can't use tax dollars to ship personal items, including gifts and a Trump painting.
- Business Insider
Michael Cohen says the Supreme Court would reveal its corruption if it agrees to intervene in Trump's dispute with the FBI over the seized Mar-a-Lago files
Cohen said that if the Supreme Court took up Trump's case, the justices on the bench would "have to go."
- The Daily Beast
Photo Illustration by Erin O’Flynn/The Daily BeastFirst, she stopped FBI special agents from even glancing at the classified documents they recovered from Mar-a-Lago. Then she appointed a special court referee that former President Donald Trump wanted to slow down the investigation over his mishandling of classified documents.But now, it’s clear District Court Judge Aileen Cannon already knew the Department of Justice was ready to hand Trump back a ton of personal records six days before she cla
The spot for the GOP nominee for Arizona governor promises to "secure our border" ― using video of Russian soldiers.
- Ukrayinska Pravda
UKRAINSKA PRAVDA - FRIDAY, 7 OCTOBER 2022, 09:15 The Kremlin has deemed it inappropriate to stage celebrations of Russian President Vladimir Putin's birthday because "it has become clear that now is not an appropriate moment for celebrations".
- The New York Times
STAVKY, Ukraine — Racing down a road with his men in pursuit of retreating Russian soldiers, a battalion commander came across an abandoned Russian armored vehicle, its engine still running. Inside there was a sniper rifle, rocket propelled grenades, helmets and belongings. The men were gone. “They dropped everything: personal care, helmets,” said the commander, who uses the code name Swat. “I think it was a special unit, but they were panicking. It was raining very hard, the road was bad and th
The Fox News host grew overexcited several times in a segment about the media dismissing his reporting of a Nord Stream conspiracy theory.
Walker, once considered the GOP's best chance at flipping the Senate, had been steadily catching up to incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock in the polls. Then Monday came along
- The Hill
Sen. Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.) and Republican candidate Blake Masters offered viewers on Thursday night perhaps the only opportunity this fall to see both candidates side-by-side as they squared off in a televised debate hosted by Arizona PBS. Kelly emphasized his ability to work across the aisle with Republicans while also standing up to members of…
- Motley Fool
In 2023, there is a big change coming to the wage base. Each year, the Social Security Administration (SSA) limits the amount of wages that people have to pay Social Security taxes on. In 2022, the wage base is currently $147,000.
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- Good Morning America
At the end of Donald Trump’s presidency, his team returned a large batch of classified FBI documents and other government records to the Justice Department in such disarray that a year later -- in a letter to lawmakers -- the department said it still couldn’t tell which of the documents were the classified ones. The documents came from the FBI’s controversial probe in 2016 looking at alleged links between Russia and Trump's presidential campaign. Trump tried to make the documents public the night before he left office, issuing a “declassification” memo and secretly meeting with conservative writer John Solomon, who was allowed to review the documents, Solomon told ABC News this past week.
Jay I. Bratt, head of DOJ counterintelligence operations, told Trump’s lawyers he has not yet returned all the documents that should go to the National Archives.
- USA TODAY
Trump's request to the nation's highest court is narrow but once again thrusts him and the justices into political controversy.