The chronicle of the raid/ 1 – FBI agents showed up by surprise at Donald Trump’s resort in Mar-A-Lago where the former president has lived since leaving the White House in January 2021. A raid revealed by the Tycoon himself in a lengthy statement
An indictment in Washington of bureaucracy corruption, in which Trump spoke of political persecution, attack on his 2024 presidential candidacy (not yet announced) indicating in the “radical leftist democrats” the instigators of an act of a “third world country”. The intervention of the FBI, authorized by the Justice Department, is linked to the transfer of hundreds of boxes with documents taken from the White House that were to be delivered to the State Archives. The transfer of any document is a federal offense
The chronicle of the raid/2 – The surgery came a few hours after the meeting between former prosecutor John Rowley, Trump’s defender, and men from the Justice Department. FBI agents searched for evidence of documents hidden by the former president during the move from the White House. At the head of the FBI is Christopher Wray, in office since 2017, appointed by Trump
The chronicle of the raid/ 3 – In the list of documents subject to search there are in all five groups of documents top secret – one of which is indicated as top secret-ski– three secret groups and three groups confidential. There are also photo binders and a document containing information on the French president, Emmanuel Macron. And a document relating to the pardon granted to Roger Stone, a loyalist of Trump convicted in 2019 for lying to Congress about Russiagate
The chronicle of the raid/ 4 – The documents seized at Donald Trump’s Florida resort “were all declassified” and therefore no longer top secret. Trump himself stated this in a post published on his social platform, Truth. “First point – wrote Trump – they were all declassified. Second, they didn’t need to kidnap them. They could have them without politicizing and raiding Mar-a-Lago. The documents were in a safe place, with an additional safe placed upon their request ”
The chronicle of the raid/ 5 – The White House was unaware of the FBI search of former President Donald Trump’s estate in Mar-a-Lago. This was assured in a briefing by the spokeswoman of the White House, Karine Jean-Pierre. “Nobody knew anything” about the search, even “the president was not informed,” said Jean-Pierre. “We learned about the news like other Americans,” that is, through the media, he added
Ideological warfare – “We are in a political and ideological war” organized by the opponents of Donald Trump, “absolutely petrified by the fact that he can announce in the next two weeks that he will run for president in 2024”. So Steve Bannon, former chief strategist of the White House at the beginning of the Trump presidency, in an interview on Fox News after the search of the tycoon’s residence in Mar-a-Lago. “The FBI, right now, is the Gestapo: we should return fire,” Bannon added
Most persecuted family in history – “There is no family in American history that has received more arrows in the back than the Trump family.” Eric Trump, son of the former US president, said this when speaking to Fox News to comment on the FBI raid on the tycoon’s Florida resort. “They have been persecuting him for some time – said Eric – he was impeached once, then a second time, each time they persecute him and all of us in the family”
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Evidence evident – “One thing is very clear. Garland would not have authorized this raid, and no federal judge would have signed him if there was no clear evidence to justify it ”. It is the interpretation of David Axelrod, former adviser to Barack Obama, in a comment on Twitter on the news of the FBI blitz at Donald Trump’s residence. Attorney General Merrick Garland had always been very cautious about the investigations involving Trump
October 24 – The Trump Organization and its CFO Allen Weisselberg will go to trial on October 24 in a tax fraud case after a New York state judge rejected their request to dismiss the case. Bloomberg reports it. The Trump Organization was accused last year of paying some employees with undeclared assets to avoid income taxes. Donald Trump is not a defendant
Born, Sweden and Finland – The US “will work with Finland and Sweden to remain vigilant against any threats to our shared security, and to prevent and deal with aggression or threats of aggression”. This is the message that President Biden addressed, in the course of a phone call, to Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson and Finnish President Sauli Niinisto, before signing the ratification of the two countries’ entry into NATO
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A “watershed moment for the Alliance, for greater security stability not only in Europe and the United States, but throughout the world,” said Joe Biden, then speaking to the ambassadors of Sweden and Finland.
To help – “All Americans have a duty to help, what happened here happened in America. We will stay here until everyone has returned to where we were before ”. So Biden, after seeing the devastation caused by the floods in Kentucky. “We are the only country in the world that has emerged from the catastrophe better than when it entered and we will do so thanks also to the bipartisan law we approved”, Biden underlined, referring to the provision that will allow historical investments to fight climate change
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Climate change sign – Joe Biden called the floods that devastated Kentucky “another sign of dangerous climate change.” “It’s an unfortunate state,” he said, speaking to reporters at Marie Roberts-Caney Elementary School in Lost Creek, “it’s my second visit to Kentucky for an emergency. I promise you: no matter how long it takes, we won’t leave you alone. We will guarantee 100% coverage of expenses in the coming months ”
We are with you – “Jill and I want the people of Kentucky to know that the country is with you.” Joe Biden wrote it on Twitter after visiting the flooded places in the east of the state. “We pray for the families of those who have died and for all those who have lost their homes and their businesses”, underlined the American president.
Inflaction Reduction Act / 1– The US Congress has definitively approved the Inflaction Reduction Act on climate and health care, financed in part by new taxes. The law calls for investment of more than $ 370 billion in climate and energy programs to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by about 40% from 2005 levels by the end of the decade.
Inflaction Reduction Act / 2 – “Today the American people won. And they have lost the lobbies ”. The American president, Joe Biden, wrote it on Twitter after the approval in the House for 220 votes against 207 of the Inflation Reduction Act. The measure was passed in the Senate last Sunday. “With this law, families will see lower prices for medicines, health services and energy. I can’t wait to sign it, ”he stressed
Holidays for the Bidens – After an intense week of work, US President Joe Biden and the First Lady have arrived on the island of Kiawah, South Carolina, where they will spend ten days of vacation, before returning to the White House