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Trump lawyer said to have been waved off searching office for secret records

(The Guardian) Donald Trump’s lawyer tasked with searching for classified documents at Mar-a-Lago after the justice department issued a subpoena told associates that he was waved off from searching the former president’s office, where the FBI later found the most sensitive materials anywhere on the property. The lawyer, Evan Corcoran, recounted that several Trump aides had told him to search the storage room because that was where all the materials that had been brought from the White House at the end of Trump’s presidency ended up being deposited.


Trump's Lawyers Start to Wonder If One Could Be a Snitch

(Daily Beast) With three anticipated indictments, two ongoing court cases, and an ever-expanding cadre of lawyers, former President Donald Trump is at a critical juncture—and yet his legal advisers are starting to turn on each other. According to five sources with direct knowledge of the situation, clashing personalities and the increasing outside threat of law enforcement has sown deep divisions that have only worsened in recent months. The internal bickering has already sparked one departure in recent weeks—and that could be just the beginning.


Ron DeSantis vows to 'destroy leftism' and 'woke ideology' if elected president

(Ron DeSantis) Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis vowed during a Monday interview with Fox & Friends to "destroy leftism" if he defeats President Joe Biden in next year's presidential election. DeSantis launched his White House campaign last week and is widely viewed as former President Donald Trump's top competitor for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination.


Ex-Fox News Host Kimberly Guilfoyle Threatens Ron DeSantis for Joining Presidential Race

(Knewz) Former Fox News employee Kimberly Guilfoyle has launched her own attack against Ron DeSantis for entering the 2024 election race. Guilfoyle, known for her outspoken tendencies, voiced her views via Newsmax. "You're gonna run against Donald Trump? You are going to get hurt and damaged, badly. That is the problem," she said.


Moscow Mitch endorses debt limit deal, calls on Senate conservatives not to delay it

(The Hill) Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is calling on Senate colleagues, including conservative members of his conference, not to drag out the consideration of the debt limit deal, which could be delayed past the June 5 deadline if senators use every procedural tool available to slow it down.


Drones strike Moscow in first attack on capital's residential areas since the war began

(NBC News) Moscow was hit by drones Tuesday morning, in what appeared to be the first attack on residential areas of the Russian capital since the invasion of Ukraine and a dramatic display that the Kremlin's war was increasingly coming home. The incident caused damage to some buildings and forced residents to evacuate homes, local officials said.


Doctors say this is the most important virus you've never heard of

The past winter was a heavy one for respiratory viruses, dominated by surges of RSV, influenza and Covid-19. But just as it was winding down, a little-known virus that causes many of the same symptoms – a lower lung infection, hacking cough, runny nose, sore throat and fever – was just picking up steam. Cases of human metapneumovirus, or HMPV, spiked this spring, according to US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s respiratory virus surveillance systems. It filled hospital intensive car ...

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Trump lawyer said to have been waved off searching office for secret records

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