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Mar-a-Lago's Property Manager Enters Plea

Carlos De Oliveira denies 4 charges in classified documents case

(Newser) - Mar-a-Lago's property manager pleaded not guilty Tuesday to four charges in former President Trump's classified documents case. Carlos De Oliveira, 56, is accused of conspiring with Trump to keep boxes of documents from being returned to the federal government, including through the attempted deletion of security footage . The...

Mar-a-Lago Worker Makes First Court Appearance

Carlos De Oliveria is accused of scheming with Trump to try to delete security footage

(Newser) - The property manager of Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate made his first court appearance on Monday on charges in the classified documents case against the former president but did not enter a plea because he has not found a Florida-based attorney to represent him. Carlos De Oliveira is accused of...

Trump Workers Might Have Practiced Moving Boxes of Files

Prosecutors collect evidence indicating classified files were kept in the open in Mar-a-Lago office

(Newser) - Federal investigators have information that two employees of former President Donald Trump moved boxes of papers at Mar-a-Lago the day before FBI agents arrived to seize classified documents. People familiar with the case also said Trump and his aides held a "dress rehearsal" for moving sensitive papers before a...

Prosecutors Are Probing Trump's Ties to LIV Golf

Classified documents investigation also examines possible gaps in security footage

(Newser) - The Justice Department has found an insider witness in its intensifying investigation into former President Trump's handling of classified documents. That's according to the New York Times , which reports the unknown witness, who worked for Trump at Mar-a-Lago, has handed over a photo of the storage room where...

Feds Score a Win in Mar-a-Lago Documents Case

Trump lawyer ordered to hand over documents connected to investigation

(Newser) - A federal appeals court in a sealed order Wednesday directed a lawyer for Donald Trump to turn over to prosecutors documents in the investigation into the former president's retention of classified records at his Florida estate. The ruling is a significant win for the Justice Department, which has focused...

Mar-a-Lago Staffers Called to Testify About Classified Docs

Dozens of subpoenas apply to servers, housekeeper, Trump aides: CNN

(Newser) - While a grand jury in Manhattan is hearing from witnesses as it considers an indictment of former President Trump over a hush money payment to a porn star, another in Washington, DC, is expected to hear from at least two dozen witnesses as it weighs Trump's handling of classified...

Classified Folder Helped Trump Sleep: Lawyer

Empty 'Classified Evening Summary' folder blocked light on phone, Timothy Parlatore says

(Newser) - A lawyer for Donald Trump has explained what one folder labeled "classified" was used for at the former president's Florida home. "He has one of those landline telephones next to his bed, and it has a blue light on it, and it keeps him up at night,...

Journey Bandmates Are Feuding Over Trump Performance
Journey Bandmates
Squabbling Over Trump
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Journey Bandmates Squabbling Over Trump

Neal Schon sends Jonathan Cain a cease-and-desist after he performed 'Don't Stop Believin''

(Newser) - Journey keyboardist Jonathan Cain, who along with guitarist Neal Schon and the band's then-singer Steve Perry co-wrote "Don't Stop Believin'," performed the iconic song for former President Trump at Mar-a-Lago last month—and now there's an intra-band feud over the matter. Schon, who's had...

Evacuation Orders Ahead of Hurricane Include Mar-a-Lago

Nicole could erode Florida beaches already damaged by Ian

(Newser) - A Florida-bound storm strengthened into Hurricane Nicole on Wednesday after pounding the Bahamas, as US officials ordered evacuations that included former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club. It's a rare November hurricane for storm-weary Florida, where only two such hurricanes have made landfall since recordkeeping began in 1853—the...

Report: Trump Aide Granted Immunity in Mar-a-Lago Case

Kash Patel invoked the Fifth Amendment in grand jury appearance last month

(Newser) - A top adviser to former President Trump has been granted immunity and ordered to testify before a grand jury investigating Trump's handling of classified documents after leaving office, sources tell outlets including the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times . Former Defense Department official Kash Patel appeared before...

Supreme Court Turns Down Trump's Request on Files

Justices stay out of fight over criminal investigation of former president

(Newser) - Update: This file has been updated with the context of the Supreme Court's earlier ruling allowing a House committee access to certain White House documents. Former President Trump failed Thursday in his attempt to pull the Supreme Court into the legal fight over classified documents seized by the FBI...

Employee Says Trump Ordered Boxes Moved After Subpoena

And security camera footage may show exactly that happening at Mar-a-Lago

(Newser) - Former President Trump directed employees to move boxes of documents after he was subpoenaed in May for any classified documents still in his possession, according to a Trump employee who spoke to federal agents. Sources familiar with the FBI investigation into Trump's handling of classified documents talked to the...

Justice Department to Supreme Court: Tell Trump No
DOJ to Supreme Court:
Tell Trump No

DOJ to Supreme Court: Tell Trump No

DoJ asks high court to deny Trump's appeal in Mar-a-Lago raid case

(Newser) - The Justice Department on Tuesday responded to the bid by former President Trump's legal team last week requesting that the Supreme Court intervene in the Mar-a-Lago raid case. In its filing, the DoJ asked the high court to deny the Trump team's appeal to the SCOTUS requesting that...

Trump, Bush, a Bowling Alley, and a Chinese Restaurant

Here is what the former president was talking about

(Newser) - A lot of headlines have been floating around the last few days about former President George HW Bush, a bowling alley, and a Chinese restaurant. The weird combination stems from comments made by former President Trump at a political rally, where he was defending his handling of presidential documents and...

Trump Wants SCOTUS to Intervene in Mar-a-Lago Case

He wants special master to review classified documents seized from his estate

(Newser) - Lawyers for former President Donald Trump asked the Supreme Court on Tuesday to step into the legal fight over the classified documents seized during an FBI search of his Florida estate, escalating a dispute over the powers of an independent arbiter appointed to inspect the records. The Trump team asked...

Judge: Trump Doesn't Have to Declare FBI Planted Evidence

Federal judge overrules special master

(Newser) - The federal judge who granted Donald Trump's request to have a special master review documents seized from Mar-a-Lago has overruled the special master. US District Court Judge Aileen Cannon issued an order Thursday rejecting the faster timeline the independent arbiter had proposed for the review, Politico reports. She also...

Trump: Presidents Can Declassify Info Just by Thinking It

Former president tells Hannity all Mar-a-Lago papers were declassified

(Newser) - As the Justice Department moves ahead with a possible criminal case against Donald Trump over his handling of classified documents, the former president is doubling down on a basic line of defense. Trump told Sean Hannity of Fox News Wednesday that everything at Mar-a-Lago was, in fact, declassified because he...

'Overwhelming Victory' for Justice Dept. in Trump Probe

Court lifts hold on Mar-a-Lago records

(Newser) - In a stark repudiation of Donald Trump's legal arguments, a federal appeals court on Wednesday permitted the Justice Department to resume its use of classified records seized from the former president's Florida estate as part of its ongoing criminal investigation, the AP reports. The ruling from a three-judge...

Biden Says 'the Pandemic Is Over'
Biden Says
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Biden Says 'Pandemic Is Over'

And more from president's '60 Minutes' interview

(Newser) - President Biden appeared on 60 Minutes Sunday night in what the AP refers to as a "rare" interview, discussing the COVID-19 pandemic and the raid on former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence, among other things. His declaration on the state of the pandemic in the US was fairly bold:...

DOJ to Appeals Court: Probe Delay May Cause 'Irreparable Harm'

Agency asks court to block judge's ruling keeping it from classified records seized at Mar-a-Lago

(Newser) - Update: As anticipated, the Justice Department on Friday put in a request with a federal appeals court to temporarily put on hold a Trump-appointed judge's order that's keeping it from reviewing hundreds of pages of classified materials seized during the August raid of the former president's estate...

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