There are growing fears the nation's economy is on the edge of recession— if not already in one — with news Wednesday that for the second consecutive quarter the economy has contracted.
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."
Trump attempts to use a Truth Social post to make a legal request for the DOJ to give Mar-a-Lago-raid documents back
Trump seemed to attempt to give his social-media network legal force, writing, "By copy of this TRUTH," alongside a request for documents back.
Trump goes on Truth Social rampage, sharing over a dozen posts, including from accounts with QAnon references
Accounts Donald Trump reposted included references to QAnon, the Pepe the Frog hate symbol, and debunked conspiracy theories about the FBI.
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.
Giuliani says Trump's first reaction to the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago was to boast about the size of the crowd supporting him outside
"You see the number of people in front of Mar-a-Lago already?" Giuliani recalled Trump saying in the aftermath of the FBI raid at Mar-a-Lago.
- LA Times
As financing dries up and debts come due, a cash crunch leaves thousands of homes unfinished, in a crisis with implications for the global economy.
Rand Paul calls for repeal of Espionage Act amid DOJ investigation into Trump taking classified documents to Mar-a-Lago
The DOJ is investigating if Donald Trump broke the Espionage Act. But Rand Paul, a GOP senator, wants it repealed, he said Saturday.
- 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?
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Sean Hannity on FBI’s Trump Investigation: ‘Being a Felon Is Not a Disqualification’ for the Presidency
"So I'm not sure exactly where they're headed with all of this," the Fox News host said on his radio show
As more information trickles out about the scope of the government’s investigation into the former president, here’s a timeline of team Trump’s shifting defense.
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.
- Business Insider
JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon told wealthy clients there's a chance the US is heading into 'something worse' than a recession, report says
Jamie Dimon told clients he estimated a 20% to 30% chance of a "harder recession" and a 20% to 30% chance of "something worse," Yahoo reported.
Should Social Security be eliminated as a federal entitlement program? Or would that ‘end the program as you know it’?
Under the current structure, Social Security and Medicare budgets are automatically approved and paid out, but under Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson’s plan, Congress would have the chance to review and edit these programs’ budgets every year. “If you qualify for the entitlement, you just get it no matter what the cost,” Johnson said during an interview on “The Regular Joe Show.” “What we ought to be doing is we ought to turn everything into discretionary spending so it’s all evaluated so that we can fix problems or fix programs that are broken, that are going to be going bankrupt.”
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
'I can't even wear my FitBit': Klobuchar on the secretive process for viewing classified documents after Mar-a-Lago raid
"As a senator, I know when I look at classified documents, I've got to go in a special room," Klobuchar said. "I can't even wear my FitBit."
The former president had been looking to go to his Scotland resorts, though preparations had yet to be finalized.
There have been three rounds of stimulus checks issued since the onset of the pandemic, but another round is sorely needed by many. States are rising to the occasion, however, not every state is...