Ben Hall is joined by Dr. Marc Schwerdt from Lipscomb University to discuss the history of congressional hearings and how they impact us today on this episode of OpenLine.
Trump sent cryptic message to Merrick Garland before warrant was unsealed: 'The country is on fire. What can I do to reduce the heat?'
Donald Trump reached out to Attorney General Merrick Garland before the warrant to search Mar-a-Lago was unsealed, The New York Times reported.
Trump's initially 'upbeat' mood about the FBI's Mar-a-Lago raid turned dark when GOP support began to wane, report says
Sources told The Washington Post that Trump initially believed that the FBI raid would benefit him as it would look like the DOJ had overreached.
Ex-White House chief of staff said Trump stashed records at Mar-a-Lago because 'he didn't believe in the classification system'
Trump has denied any wrongdoing by keeping White House records at his Mar-a-Lago resort, saying, "Everyone ends up having to bring home their work."
Former US intel officer says Mar-a-Lago is a 'nightmarish environment' for secret documents and that they needed to be taken back
Mar-a-Lago was a constant worry for intelligence officials and an obvious target for foreign spies, experts have said in the wake of the FBI's raid.
The former president also slammed the FBI as "corrupt" for confiscating the material. Some of it was marked as classified and top secret, according to a warrant.
- AZCentral | The Arizona Republic
Would you object to what the FBI and the Justice Department have done if the investigation was focused on someone who wasn't Donald Trump?
Former GOP advisor says Trump has to be charged or Garland must resign after Mar-a-Lago raid: 'There's no going back now'
"This can only end in one of two ways: he's got to be indicted or Merrick Garland has to resign," conservative commentator Scott Jennings said.
"I think no man is above the law, but everybody's innocent until proven guilty," Hogan said. "So, we just have to see where this investigation leads."
Ohio Rep. Mike Turner also admitted: “No one is above the law. Donald Trump is not above the law.”
- The Wrap
John Oliver Mocks Ohio GOP Rep for Throat-Clearing Over What ‘Classified’ Means: ‘His Body Is Reacting to the Nonsense That He’s Spewing’
Oliver argued that most Republicans are "preemptively minimizing" what Trump has possibly done
The former president had been looking to go to his Scotland resorts, though preparations had yet to be finalized.
The host of HBO's "Last Week Tonight" said it'll "take years to fully comprehend" the scope of this disaster.
- CBS News
As the former president's legal problems grew after classified documents were seized from his Florida home, Trump loyalists denounced the FBI and called for retaliation – and America's democracy entered uncharted waters.
- Ukrayinska Pravda
Armed Forces of Ukraine hit Wagner HQ in Popasna, the photo of which was exposed by Russian war reporter Russian channels
KATERYNA TYSHCHENKO - SUNDAY, 14 AUGUST, 21:04 Russian Telegram channels report on the attack of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the headquarters of the Wagner PMC [a network of mercenaries who serve as the de facto private army of Russian President Vladimir Putin] in the occupied Popasna, Luhansk Oblast, a photo of which was recently published by the Russian military correspondent.
He kept sensitive documents when he was told he shouldn’t and that’s a chargeable crime.
Apparently Trump, whose supporters chanted "Lock her up!" for years, would not have done this to Hillary Clinton.
The former president's son told Sean Hannity that the Trump family "absolutely" has the surveillance footage and would release it "at the right time."
Russia makes confusing link between Brittney Griner's conviction and the raid on Mar-a-Lago, saying Biden can't criticize one if he won't comment on the other
The comparison was made by a spokesperson for the Russian Foreign Ministry as lawyers for Brittney Griner appealed her prison sentence.
- The Hill
Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) on Sunday said Americans deserve more details on what led to the FBI’s search of former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, but he expressed concern over some recent rhetoric from Trump attacking the agency. “There is something like a healthy skepticism about law enforcement, certainly, but for the former president to be…
Paul wants to protect the First Amendment rights of spies.