"Our democracy is in crisis, and the idea that any person – even a former president of the United States – would be above the law, is counter to what we know to be true about what democracy should look like,” says Rep. Mondaire Jones. “No one gets a pass.”
Ex-Clinton aide implies 'President of France' file found at Trump's home during Mar-a-Lago raid could be valuable to Putin as 'kompromat'
The FBI found "info re: President of France" during the Mar-a-Lago raid. In a tweet, Jennifer Palmieri implied it could be used as "kompromat."
- 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."
- 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
"Alarm has grown when you talk to advisers of the former president," Washington Post reporter Josh Dawsey tells MSNBC.
- Rolling Stone
"Nuclear weapons issue is a Hoax, just like Russia, Russia, Russia was a Hoax," the former president raged on Truth Social
- 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.
- Palm Beach Daily News
Cerabino column: A whimsical look at how Donald Trump may monetize the FBI search of Mar-a-Lago
Trump's latest defense for Mar-a-Lago documents is everyone 'brings home their work from time to time' and the files were automatically declassified
Trump's statement on the Mar-a-Lago documents was featured on Fox News. He claimed a "standing order" declassified files "the moment" they left the Oval Office.
- AZCentral | The Arizona Republic
Federal sources tell Newsweek what happened at Mar-a-Lago: The FBI truly thought this wasn't going to be a big deal. Whoops.
"Garland is playing chess. Donald can only play checkers," Donald Trump's niece said.
- Ukrayinska Pravda
YEVHEN KIZILOV - THURSDAY, 11 AUGUST 2022, 21:37 Dmitry Medvedev, the former President of Russia and current Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation visited the occupied part of Luhansk Oblast where he held a security meeting on behalf of Vladimir Putin.
The Trump family was “actually able to see the whole thing,” attorney Christina Bobb said of the FBI search of Mar-a-Lago.
The conservative attorney said Trump viewed sensitive documents as his property "because he is the world’s ultimate narcissist."
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
- 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.
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.
"Just so we are clear, this sure looks like an admission of guilt," an elections expert noted.
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.
Trump and his family watched the FBI search Mar-a-Lago via the property's security feed, says the former president's lawyer
Donald Trump's attorney said the security cameras were on during the FBI's search, and that Trump and his family saw the "whole thing."
Michael Cohen says Trump likely feels 'trapped' after the FBI's raid and is worried that whoever tipped off the feds has more dirt on him
"When the feds raid, usually what comes after that is an indictment and incarceration, and nobody knows that better than I," Cohen said.