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The affidavit for the FBI’s Aug. 8 search of Mar-a-Lago would shed more light on what brought federal agents to the Florida property, and the Justice Department has already said it’s not nice that it’s going public. is made.

“The affidavit would serve as a roadmap for the government’s ongoing investigation, detailing its direction and likely course,” prosecutors argued earlier this week, adding: “Disclosure of the government’s affidavit at this stage, it would also likely deter future collaboration by witnesses whose help can be sought as this investigation progresses, as well as other high-profile investigations.”

Trump, meanwhile, asked for it to be made public, writing on his Truth Social platform, “There is no way to justify the unannounced Mar-a-Lago raid”.

“I call for the immediate release of the completely unedited affidavit regarding this terrible and shocking INFRINGEMENT,” he said.

But making the document public may not be the best move for him. A former senior Justice Department official told the Washington Post that these types of affidavits usually paint a poor picture of the property of the person being searched. “There is no exculpatory information. It’s never a good story for the defendant,” the person said.

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Democratic groups plan to spend $10 million on TV ads promoting the party’s groundbreaking climate change and health care plan, which Joe Biden signed into law earlier this week, Politico reports.

The ads bought by Democrat-aligned Climate Power, the League of Conservation Voters and Future Forward USA Action are part of the party’s strategy to overcome the many headwinds it faces, including high inflation, Bidens low approval ratings and the historical trend of voters taking seats from the president’s party in the first midterm elections.

“The magnitude, scope and importance of what Congress and Biden have just done on climate change is transformative… and it is essential that people understand the magnitude of what has just happened,” said Pete Maysmith of the League of Conservation Voters to Politico.

The risk that Americans will not give Biden credit for implementing policies they support is real. A survey by the center-left think tank Third Way found that many voters support the idea of ​​a nationwide infrastructure overhaul, but only 24 percent know Biden signed such a bill last year.

Joe Biden’s low approval ratings and high national inflation are troubling Democratic candidates ahead of November’s midterm elections. As The Guardian’s Joan E Greve reports, the party hopes a training strategy will change their fortunes:

Democrats knew going into this midterm campaign season that they would be doing their job for them. History shows that the president’s party usually loses seats in the House in midterm elections, and Joe Biden’s approval score has been under water for nearly a year.

But that doesn’t mean the Democrats are giving up. Despite grim predictions of a Republican scandal during the midterm elections, Democratic groups have doubled down on training candidates to run up and down in November. Party leaders have expressed hope that teaching these candidates how to tailor a campaign message to the concerns of their communities and run a successful turnout operation could help Democrats cut their losses this fall.

Voters in Wyoming ousted vehemently anti-Trump Republican Liz Cheney from her House seat on Tuesday, and Martin Pengelly reports that she took the unusual step of releasing her concession voicemail after her opponent alleged that Cheney was the had not admitted defeat:

Liz Cheney released her concession appeal to Harriet Hageman after the Trump-backed Republican who won the Wyoming US House primary on Tuesday told Fox News that her rival had made “no concessions or anything.”

Cheney gave a recording of the call to Politico. In it she said: “Hello, Harriet, it’s Liz Cheney calling. It’s about 8.13 [pm] on Tuesday the 16th. I’m calling to concede the election and congratulate you on the win. Thank you.”

Hageman defeated Cheney, a three-term congressman, in a landslide.

Cheney’s work as vice chair of the Jan. 6 House Committee, and opposition to Donald Trump, sealed her fate in Wyoming, a scarlet state once represented by her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney.

The affidavit for the FBI’s Aug. 8 search of Mar-a-Lago would shed more light on what brought federal agents to the Florida property, and the Justice Department has already said it’s not nice that it’s going public. is made.

“The affidavit would serve as a roadmap for the government’s ongoing investigation, detailing its direction and likely course,” prosecutors argued earlier this week, adding: “Disclosure of the government’s affidavit at this stage, it would also likely deter future collaboration by witnesses whose help can be sought as this investigation progresses, as well as other high-profile investigations.”

Trump, meanwhile, asked for it to be made public, writing on his Truth Social platform, “There is no way to justify the unannounced Mar-a-Lago raid”.

“I call for the immediate release of the completely unedited affidavit regarding this terrible and shocking INFRINGEMENT,” he said.

But making the document public may not be the best move for him. A former senior Justice Department official told the Washington Post that these types of affidavits usually paint a poor picture of the property of the person being searched. “There is no exculpatory information. It’s never a good story for the defendant,” the person said.

Judge rules on releasing more details on Mar-a-Lago search

Good morning, American political blog readers. Later today, a federal magistrate will hold a hearing to consider the affidavit behind the FBI’s search for Donald Trump‘s Mar-a-Lago resort, which would provide more details about what federal agents were looking for. Trump has publicly called for the document to be made public, while the Justice Department has opposed it, saying it would jeopardize their investigation. The hearing will meet at 1:00 PM Eastern time.

That’s not all the Trump-related news to expect today:

  • Allen Weisselbergthe former Trump organization chief of finance is expected to plead guilty to tax evasion in a trial scheduled for 9 a.m. Eastern Time.

  • Counting votes race to fill Alaska House of Representatives open seat continues, with Democrat Maria Peltola leading Republicans, including: Sarah Palinbut the final result will not be known until the end of the month.

  • Joe Biden is on vacation in Delaware while Congress is in recess.

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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.

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