Biden warns Trump and ‘Maga forces’ want to disenfranchise Americans

Former President Donald Trump heads to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania today for his first rally of the midterm election season and since the FBI raided his Mar-a-Lago residence.

The former president will campaign for Republican Doug Mastriano, who is trailing his Democratic opponent badly in fundraising, is lagging in the polls and has yet to run ads.

Meanwhile, President Joe Biden is also expected to be in the state for Labor Day weekend as Pennsylvania turns into a political battleground.

Mr Trump’s rally comes after a Florida court released a full list of what was found at the former president’s Mar-a-Lago estate during the FBI’s search last month.

Included in the trove of documents found at the former president’s home were over 100 classified documents, over 10,000 documents by law the property of the US government and mysteriously 90 empty folders that once contained extremely sensitive documents. These were interspersed with photos, press clippings and magazines.

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Watch: Biden warns Trump and ‘MAGA forces’ aim to disenfranchise Americans

Biden warns Trump and ‘MAGA forces’ want to disenfranchise Americans

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Trump racked up gossip about world leaders he didn’t like

According to a new report, Donald Trump had fun collecting personal information about other world leaders during his time as president.

Insiders tell New York Times that during intelligence briefings, the otherwise annoyed commander-in-chief sat up as security agencies relayed the most intimate details they had gleaned about the lives of Canadian Justin Trudeau, Frenchman Emmanuel Macron and the German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Johanna Chisholm has the story.

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Steve Bannon cries over the ‘Biden regime’

Steve Bannon has warned Joe Biden that the extremist MAGA movement he condemned in a primetime speech on Thursday night was a “danger” to his government.

“The ‘MAGA Forces’ are kicking your ass for the illegitimate Biden regime,” the former senior White House adviser said in a post on the social media platform Getr.

“The ‘danger’ is for the regime.”

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Watch: Kushner says Mar-a-lago search is ‘a paperwork problem’

Kushner: FBI raid on Trump’s Mar-a-lago estate is ‘a paperwork problem’

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John Harwood quits CNN after calling Trump a ‘demagogue’

CNN White House correspondent John Harwood has announced he is leaving the news channel in an abrupt departure that comes amid several ongoing changes to the channel as it considers adopting a politically vocal neutral.

Mr Harwood announced his resignation on Twitter on Friday, adding that he would “find out what happens next”.

The resignation comes a day after the reporter praised President Joe Biden’s speech and called Donald Trump a “dishonest demagogue” on air.

“The focal point [Biden] done in this political speech about a threat to democracy is true,” Mr. Harwood said on CNN after the speech. “Now that’s something that’s not easy to say for us as journalists.”

“We are brought up to believe that there are two different political parties with different views, and we don’t take sides in honest disagreements between them. But that’s not what we’re talking about. These are not honest disagreements.

“The Republican Party is currently led by a dishonest demagogue.”

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Sarah Palin slams GOP opponent after losing special election

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin slammed her Republican opponent Nick Begich III for costing Republicans the special election and called on him to drop out of the race.

“Nick Begich is now a three-time loser,” Ms Palin said in a statement Thursday. “His ego-driven help after repeatedly failing to garner a majority of Republican votes, while I always won the vote, just cost Republicans a seat in Congress.”

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Trump and Biden head to Pennsylvania

Former President Donald Trump heads to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania today for his first rally of the midterm election season and since the FBI raided his Mar-a-Lago residence.

The former president will campaign for Republican Doug Mastriano, who is trailing his Democratic opponent badly in fundraising, is lagging in the polls and has yet to run ads.

Meanwhile, President Joe Biden is also expected to be in the state for Labor Day weekend as Pennsylvania turns into a political battleground.

Mr Trump’s rally comes after a Florida court released a full list of what was found at the former president’s Mar-a-Lago estate during the FBI’s search last month.

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Watch: Jared Kushner says war in Ukraine wouldn’t have happened if Trump was president

Kushner says war in Ukraine ‘would never have happened’ if Trump was president

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90 empty folders?

FBI agents found 90 empty folders that once contained extremely sensitive documents among the 27 boxes removed from former President Donald Trump’s home during a court-authorized search on August 8, according to an unsealed copy of a detailed inventory filed with a federal judge.

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How many classified documents did the FBI find at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home?

The unsealed inventory of what the FBI found in Donald Trump’s office and storage area at his Mar-a-Lago residence reveals a surprising number of government documents were removed from the White House at the end of his presidency.

According to the inventory of the August 8 search, there were: