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Attorney General Merrick Garland has a clear duty to address the nation and explain Monday’s unprecedented FBI raid on a former president’s home. New York Post
VOA VIEW: The raid was corrupt and political.
The F.B.I.’s search of the former president’s Florida residence has drawn attention to a crime whose penalties include disqualification from future office — and the prospect of a fight over its constitutionality. New York Times
VOA VIEW: This must not prevail - the US under Biden has acted shamefully.
President Joe Biden was "not aware" of the FBI search on Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate before it was conducted, the White House said.
VOA VIEW: Biden is a liar, and it will come out to be so.
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This summer's congressional hearings on last year's Capitol riot haven't convinced Americans of former President Donald Trump's culpability. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Reality is clear - Biden and Dems are corrupt.
Former President Donald Trump released what looks very much like a campaign ad soon after news broke about the FBI search of his home in Florida.
VOA VIEW: Dems will lose big because of their actions.
Some House Republicans envision a "Church-style" committee hearing to hold officials in the Biden Justice Department accountable for targeting President Donald Trump and his political allies. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The real truth will be exposed, and Dems will pay a heavy price.
The FBI's stunning search of former President Trump's Florida home was legally justifiable to the judge who approved it, but the move still could be viewed as an abuse of power so damaging to the bureau's credibility that it may never recover, former agents told The Washington Times. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: This is a very questionable and corrupt judge.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Tuesday said President Biden had not been notified in advance about the FBI search of former President Trump's Florida home as she sidestepped questions about the raid. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The White House and Biden was aware and approved the raid.
The expansion of NATO has received overwhelming support among Democrats and Republicans in a deeply divided Washington. New York Times
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One day after the raid on former President Donald Trump, the FBI has seized the cell phone of a Republican member of Congress. Washington Times
Renaming nine U.S. Army posts that honor Confederate officers would cost a total of $21 million if the installations rebrand everything from welcome marquees and street signs to water towers and hospital doors, according to an independent commission. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: It is great and the money can be easily raised.
Russia's invasion of Ukraine has upended the operations of what was the world's fourth-largest grain exporter, with global consequences. LA Times
VOA VIEW: There is no way that grain can be successfully grown and exported in the middle of a war - the world will lose.
Taiwan’s foreign minister says China wants control of East, South China Seas. ABC
VOA VIEW: China will take advantage of the US weak president.
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Berkshire Hathaway has control of more than 20% of Occidental Petroleum. ABC
Several countries in Europe dependent on Russian energy suffer another blow. ABC
VOA VIEW: More sanctions must be placed on Russia.
Mr. Trump maintained in February his records were turned over to the National Archives "in an ordinary and routine process." CBS
VOA VIEW: Biden and Dems are using the DOJ to attack Trump.
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Under the Presidential Records Act, documents sent and received as president must be preserved. CBS
VOA VIEW: So far, the DOJ and FBI are not giving the reasons for the attack.
Sources confirmed to CBS News that the search was related to the Presidential Records Act, which requires former presidents to retain documents CBS
VOA VIEW: A mad and stupid attack.
Rep. Richard Neal, head of the House Ways and Means Committee, first requested the tax information from the IRS in April 2019. CBS
VOA VIEW: Wrong - the Supreme Court is the next stop.
The Chips and Science Act provides more than $52 billion in subsidies for U.S. semiconductors and roughly $24 billion in tax credits for new manufacturing facilities. CBS
Afghans hoping to come to the U.S. have spent months or close to a year in the United Arab Emirates. But U.S. officials say that not everyone will qualify. CBS
VOA VIEW: A major Biden mess.
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Sources told CBS News the search by the FBI is connected to a Justice Department probe of Trump's handling of presidential records. CBS
VOA VIEW: Most at the head of the FBI must be fired.
Jessica Neal, the runner up in the Kentucky primary election for District 24, has posted a nearly $60k bond for a recount. Neal lost the original election by 307 votes. FOX News
A recent study concluded that coronavirus lockdowns played a significant role in the increase of obesity in children, especially those living in poverty. FOX News
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The House Committee on Ways and Means expects to receive the tax returns and files from former President Donald Trump "immediately," it said Tuesday. UPI
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
Despite the risks associated with COVID-19, about 40% of Americans say they have returned to normal, "pre-COVID-19 life," according to a survey Tuesday. UPI
VOA VIEW: Most must learn to live with COVID.
Russian shelling on Tuesday targeted Ukrainian positions in the eastern and southern regions -- part of Moscow's military offensive to seize areas in the Donbas -- but Ukrainian officials said they made no major gains. UPI
VOA VIEW: Russia is making matters worse.
Four states will hold primary elections Tuesday, including a contest that will pit candidates endorsed by former President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence against each other. UPI
The Biden administration announced late Monday that it was ending the controversial Trump-era immigration policy that forced some migrants to wait for their asylum hearings outside the country. UPI
VOA VIEW: A dumb and foolish move.
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The FBI raid was corrupt and political. Former President Donald Trump’s has been utterly right these last six years about the “witch hunt” that was the Russiagate investigation: It’s now plain that the Justice Department turned Clinton campaign-commissioned disinformation into a probe that kneecapped his presidency.
Attorney General Merrick Garland has a clear duty to address the nation and explain Monday’s unprecedented FBI raid on a former president’s home. Hiding behind the “need to avoid compromising an ongoing investigation” will fuel over-the-top speculation on all sides. Transparency can at least ground the debate in reality. For now, Andrew McCarthy lays out a likely scenario: While the warrant cited concerns that Trump still has documents that should’ve remained in Washington when he left, the raid was really a hunt for anything that might incriminate him regarding Jan. 6.
Multiple sources confirm that’s all the warrant said, which is an outrage in and of itself: an armed raid on an ex-prez’s home over that? Certainly, Garland faces huge pressure from the Democratic Party base to indict Trump for something on Jan. 6. The House hearings are a national TV ad to that end. But they have yet to show any clear evidence of real crimes, and a political prosecution would be at least as baneful to the republic to Trump’s “stolen election” nonsense. So, Republicans are entirely right to sound alarms about possible fresh weaponization of the FBI. After all, the agency’s reputation is already in tatters.
And Garland’s own rep has been battered by his actions as AG: siccing the Bureau on parents who speak out at school-board meetings, pretending all political violence comes from the right (when the left rioted in 2020 all across America) and giving at least the appearance of slow-walking (and maybe soft-walking) the Hunter Biden investigation. Trust in federal law-enforcement is at rock-bottom for at least half the nation, for good reason. Garland needs to address that elephant in the room and explain what in hell he’s doing. What were they hoping to find as they rifled through his private residence for more than nine hours? Plus, he telegraphed the raid in his interview with Lester Holt last month. How can he not explain it now? As one expert told Politico, if the raid was merely “to find classified documents [Trump] took from the White House,” then it’s all too likely to help Trump win in 2024, and so “prove to be the greatest law enforcement mistake in history.”