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DOJ Denied Access To Trump Raid Docs After Judge Appoints Special Master

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A special master has been appointed to act as a firewall between the Justice Department and materials seized during an Aug. 8 raid on former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence in Palm Beach, Florida.

In a pair of Thursday orders from federal district Judge Aileen Cannon, the DOJ’s motion to access a subset of classified records stored on the Trump property was denied, and a recently retired judge that both the DOJ and Trump’s team agreed on – recently retired Judge Raymond Dearie – will serve as special master.

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Raymond has until Nov. 30, 2022 to complete his review.

Cannon struck down the DOJ’s request for a partial stay of an earlier motion on accessing the seized materials, after lawyers for the government argued that they should be able to review over 100 classified documents taken during the raid – as they are not covered by any claims of personal property or executive privilege.

That said, Cannon sided with a DOJ request for Trump to pay the full cost associated with a special master.

If the court were willing to accept the government’s representations that select portions of the seized materials are—without exception—government property not subject to any privileges, and did not think a special master would serve a meaningful purpose, the court would have denied plaintiff’s special master request,” wrote Cannon. “The court does not find it appropriate to accept the government’s conclusions on these important and disputed issues without further review by a neutral third party in an expedited and orderly fashion.”

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Nobody Cares: Trump Approval Rating Remains Stable Despite Multiple Investigations

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Despite the best efforts of the January 6th committee and Biden’s ‘weaponized‘ DOJ (which took 18 months to stage a public raid on the former President’s home), Americans just don’t care.

According to the most recent New York Times/Siena College poll – voters held nearly identical views from those earlier in the summer when it comes to a favorable view of Trump, whether they think he committed serious federal crimes, and who they would support in a potential 2024 Trump-Biden rematch.

Also worth noting that the Times poll sampled 49% Biden voters and 42% Trump voters, weighted towards younger Democrats and older Republicans.

Overall, 44 percent of voters viewed Mr. Trump favorably, and 53 percent viewed him unfavorably. The recent poll was fielded early this month, after news of the Justice Department’s inquiry into Mr. Trump’s handling of confidential documents but before the New York attorney general announced she was suing Mr. Trump and his family business.

That level of Trump support has effectively been unchanged since the last Times/Siena poll, which was fielded in July amid televised hearings by the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 storming of the Capitol. It was also fundamentally similar to levels of support Times/Siena polls and other surveys found in recent years. –NYT

Approximately half of voters said they thought Trump had committed serious federal crimes, while 38% said they thought he hadn’t – which was essentially identical to similar responses from July.

The Times also acknowledges that Trump supporters’ loyalty towards the former president “has long been clear in his favorability ratings, which remained stable throughout his time in office, even during moments of peak turmoil, such as his first impeachment trial.”

Many of Mr. Trump’s signature policy proposals have remained fairly popular among the public, the September poll found. Half of all respondents favored a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, including more than 15 percent of those who said they would vote for Mr. Biden in 2024. And a majority said they agreed more with the Republican Party than with the Democratic Party when it came to illegal immigration. -NYT

Meanwhile, the poll also found that 49% of registered voters think Democrats “have gone too far in pushing a ‘woke’ ideology on issues related to race and gender,” while 34% think Democrats have not gone far enough in exposing “racism and sexism.”

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Trump Slams “Weaponized Police State” After Feds Seize Mike Lindell’s Phone

“Our country is a laughing stock.”

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Donald Trump slammed the “weaponized police state” after the FBI seized a phone belonging to pillow salesman Mike Lindell as part of a witch hunt against Trump’s allies.

Lindell said he was at a Hardees in Minnesota when “cars pulled up in front of us, to the side of us and behind us, and I said ‘they’re either bad guys or the FBI.'”

The entrepreneur said the feds seized his phone on the pretext of him being a witness in the Tina Peters case.

“But I’m not a witness, they just want my phone,” he asserted.

Donald Trump responded to the development on Truth Social by claiming the phone seizure was part of a broader witch hunt.

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“Breaking News: Mike Lindell, “THE Pillow Guy,” was just raided by the FBI. We are now officially living in a Weaponized Police State, Rigged Elections, and all. Our Country is a laughing stock all over the World. The majesty of the United States is gone. Can’t let this happen. TAKE BACK AMERICA!” wrote Trump.

The seizure occurred amidst a wave of FBI subpoenas targeting Trump allies as part of their investigation into claims that the 2020 election was rigged and the January 6 Capitol riot.

“Interesting how the Biden DOJ waited more than 18 months – right before midterms – to initiate legal action against Trumpworld. And Biden said he wouldn’t weaponize the Justice Department,” notes Zero Hedge.

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Trump Suggests Presidential Announcement is Imminent

“A lot of people are going to be very happy.”

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During an interview with an Indian television station, Donald Trump suggested that his 2024 presidential announcement was imminent.

Asked by the host of NDTV if he was “set to run” in 2024, Trump all but confirmed it.

“I’m leading in the polls, and every poll – Republican polls and Democrat polls. I’ll make a decision in the very near future, I suspect. And I think that a lot of people are going to be very happy,” said Trump.

The former president went on to joke that “a couple of people will be unhappy” with his announcement.

Previous reports suggested Trump was set to announce his candidacy as early as July, speculation that was bolstered after it was revealed that his campaign plane had received a new paint job.

It remains to be seen whether Trump waits until after the mid-terms to drop the big announcement, although for him to prolong it for another few months seems like quite the stretch.

Despite the FBI raid on Trump representing a political hit job designed to prevent him from running, it appears to have given Republicans more conviction to vote for him.

However, Trump is likely to face a strong challenge in the primaries from Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who many Republicans think will have a better chance of beating Biden or whoever runs for the Democrats.

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