As the Republican Party continues its attacks on democracy, UCLA law professor Rick Hasen looks to counter this threat. MSNBC's Ayman Mohyeldin speaks to Hasen on his new initiative, the Safeguarding Democracy Project, and how he plans to promote democratic norms and push back against Donald Trump's election lies.
- Business Insider
Trump doesn't deny taking classified nuclear documents from the White House while baselessly accusing Obama of the same thing
Trump baselessly said Obama "kept 33 million pages of documents, much of them classified," suggesting that "lots" of them "pertained to nuclear."
"Alarm has grown when you talk to advisers of the former president," Washington Post reporter Josh Dawsey tells MSNBC.
- Rolling Stone
Republicans in Congress and the conservative media are plum out of talking points following the revelation that the FBI may have been searching for material pertaining to national security
- Rolling Stone
"Nuclear weapons issue is a Hoax, just like Russia, Russia, Russia was a Hoax," the former president raged on Truth Social
Trump baselessly bashed Obama for transferring records from the White House to Chicago. Here's why Obama was allowed while Trump is under scrutiny by the FBI.
The National Archives took it upon itself to dispel Trump's claims on Friday.
Some Republicans express concern about Trump reportedly taking documents about nuclear weapons to Mar-a-Lago, even as they bash the FBI
One House GOP lawmaker said the severity of what Trump may have done could depend as not all nuclear information is "highly, highly" classified.
- The Recount
Fox News' Steve Doocy to House GOP Chair Stefanik on nuclear documents reporting: "That's kind of a big deal!"
Fox News' Steve Doocy said to House GOP Chair Stefanik that reports the FBI were seeking to retrieve classified nuclear documents from Mar-a-Lago is: "kind of a big deal!". President Trump overnight said that he encouraged the judge who authorized the search to release both the warrant and the list of items sought in the search.
- The Daily Beast
Fox News/ScreenshotAs it becomes increasingly clear that Donald Trump may have violated the Espionage Act by storing “top secret” government documents at his private residence, the former president has turned to a familiar excuse: Obama did it too.“President Barack Hussein Obama kept 33 million pages of documents, much of them classified. How many of them pertained to nuclear? Word is, lots!” Trump posted on his social media platform Friday.But shortly after that, Fox News’ chief political ancho
Trump and his allies have attempted to distract Americans from an ongoing criminal investigation by pushing false claims about Obama. The facts reveal why the two presidents' actions aren't comparable
"Garland is playing chess. Donald can only play checkers," Donald Trump's niece said.
The Trump family was “actually able to see the whole thing,” attorney Christina Bobb said of the FBI search of Mar-a-Lago.
- The Hill
The list refers to one set of documents as “Various classified/TS/CSI documents,” meaning top secret/sensitive compartmentalized information. It states that FBI agents acquired four sets of top-secret documents, three sets of secret documents and three sets of confidential documents.
The conservative attorney said Trump viewed sensitive documents as his property "because he is the world’s ultimate narcissist."
- The Hill
Republicans, including Greene, have repeatedly accused the Justice Department of going after Trump for political reasons.
FBI search warrant shows Trump under investigation for potential obstruction of justice, Espionage Act violations
A search warrant viewed by POLITICO reveals that the FBI is investigating Donald Trump for potential violations of the Espionage Act and obstruction of justice laws.
- USA TODAY
Roger Stone was kept under house arrest and was about to report to prison when Trump commuted his sentence in 2020.
"Just so we are clear, this sure looks like an admission of guilt," an elections expert noted.
Fox News host calls out GOP for attacking the FBI after raid on Trump's home: 'Whatever happened to the Republican party backing the blue?'
For years, the GOP has portrayed itself as the "law and order" party. But it's singing a very different tune following the FBI raid at Trump's home.
Though Trump had a reputation for avoiding briefings and flushing meeting notes, he would ask officials for documents: 'Can I keep this?'
While in office, Donald Trump would ask officials if he could keep documents, his former Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney told CNN's Erin Burnett
Former Trump chief of staff Mick Mulvaney: FBI informant could be one of 6-8 people in Trump's inner circle
"If you know where the safe is and you know the documents are in 10 boxes in the basement, you're pretty close to the president," said Mulvaney.