Dem mayor’s second request for help with migrant influx that liberal policies allowed is shot down
For the second time, the Pentagon denied a request on Monday by Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser to activate the National Guard to assist with thousands of migrants who have been arriving in the nation’s capital in recent months.
Bowser first asked for National Guard help last month, but it was rejected by the Pentagon on Aug. 4. She then sent another letter on Aug. 11, requesting that 150 National Guard troops be deployed to “help prevent a prolonged humanitarian crisis in our nation’s capital resulting from the daily arrival of migrants.”
Defense Department executive secretary Kelly Bulliner Holly wrote in a letter to Bowser on Monday that the D.C. National Guard is not trained to assist migrants and activation would lead to “diminished readiness” for the troops.
Trump launches legal action over FBI’s Mar-a-Lago raid, DOJ responds
Former President Trump and his legal team filed a motion Monday evening seeking an independent review of the records seized by the FBI during its “unprecedented” and “unnecessary” raid of Mar-a-Lago earlier this month, saying the decision to search his private residence just months before the 2022 midterm elections “involved political calculations aimed at diminishing the leading voice in the Republican Party, President Trump.”
According to the motion filed Monday evening in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Trump and his legal team are seeking an order to appoint a special master to review the records obtained during the search; blocks the further review of seized materials by the government until a special master is appointed; requires the Justice Department to provide a more detailed receipt for property and requires the government to return any item seized that was not within the scope of the search warrant.
Trump said Monday evening the motion is “strongly asserting” his rights, “including under the Fourth Amendment of our Constitution, regarding the unnecessary, unwarranted, and unAmerican Break-In by dozens of FBI agents, and others, of my home, Mar-a-Lago, in Palm Beach, Florida.”
“They demanded that the security cameras be turned off, a request we rightfully denied. They prevented my attorneys from observing what was being taken in the raid, saying ‘absolutely not,'” Trump said in a statement. “They took documents covered by attorney-client and executive privilege, which is not allowed. They took my passports. They even brought a ‘safe cracker’ and successfully broke into my personal safe, which revealed…nothing!”
Trump said he is “now demanding that the Department of ‘Justice’ be instructed to immediately STOP the review of documents illegally seized from my home.”
Florida judge REJECTS bid by DOJ to keep entire Mar-a-Lago search affidavit sealed and calls the Trump raid ‘unprecedented’ – but says a full release could lead to obstruction and witness intimidation
Emails reveal Biden official consulted left-wing groups while crafting policies
Special Presidential Envoy for Climate (SPEC) John Kerry’s office participated in multiple discussions with left-wing environmental groups that appeared to inform policymaking decisions, according to emails shared with Fox News Digital.
Officials in the SPEC office sought to discuss key agenda items as recently as December with non-governmental organizations like the Sierra Club and the United Nations Foundation, according to documents obtained by government watchdog Protect the Public’s Trust (PPT) and shared with Fox News Digital.
The documents, which were obtained via information request, did not show any similar conversations or meetings with fossil fuel energy groups or companies.
Editorial: Florida’s vote-fraud crackdown unintentionally adds to evidence that it’s all a big lie
DeSantis’ vote-fraud squad proves the non-case yet again. Though DeSantis is crowing about those 20 arrests as if they’re some kind of validation of his Trumpian vote-fraud mythology, it is actually the opposite. Not only is the number of arrests so small as to be meaningless but the offense for which they were arrested — violating a state law that disallows people with murder or sexual assault records from voting — has nothing to do with claims of people affecting election outcomes with voter impersonation or multiple voting. In that sense, DeSantis deserves thanks for proving yet again (however unintentionally) what a bogus issue this is.
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