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Trump campaign staff on 2020 election lies: ‘fan the flame’

The Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A newly released audio recording offers a behind-the-scenes look at how former President Donald Trump’s campaign team in a pivotal battleground state knew they had been outflanked by Democrats in the 2020 presidential…

Trump drops appeal, ending legal fight over New York probe

By MICHAEL R. SISAK Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) - Former President Donald Trump has abandoned efforts to revive his federal lawsuit against New York Attorney General Letitia James. This marks the second time he’s halted legal action against her…

Ga. special grand jury ends probe of Trump, 2020 election

The Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) - The special grand jury in Atlanta that has been investigating whether then-President Donald Trump and his allies committed any crimes while trying to overturn his 2020 election loss in Georgia has finished its work.…

GOP's usual embrace of Trump muted after criminal referral

The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) - Donald Trump is facing a new legal threat, but there's little sign the Republican Party is defending the former president with the same intensity and urgency that defined his previous legal clashes. Leading…

Pence calls on Trump to apologize for dinner with antisemite

The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - A growing number of Republicans, including former Vice President Mike Pence, are criticizing Donald Trump for dining with a Holocaust-denying white nationalist and the rapper formerly known as Kanye West. Pence, in an interview…

Trump faulted for dinner with white nationalist, rapper Ye

The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) - Former President Donald Trump is drawing criticism for dining with a Holocaust-denying white nationalist and the rapper formerly known as Kanye West. The meeting came days after Trump launched his third campaign for…

Trump urged to delay 2024 launch after GOP's uneven election

The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - It was supposed to be a red wave that former President Donald Trump could triumphantly ride to the GOP nomination as he prepares to launch another White House run. Instead, Tuesday night’s disappointing results…

Trump 2024 campaign prepares for post-midterms launch

The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) - Former President Donald Trump has been teasing another presidential run since before he left the White House. But aides to the former president are now preparing for a 2024 campaign that could be…

Roberts delays handover of Trump tax returns to House panel

The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - Chief Justice John Roberts has put a temporary hold on the handover of former President Donald Trump’s tax returns to a congressional committee. Roberts’ order Tuesday gives the Supreme Court time to weigh the…

Judge tosses Trump's Russia probe suit against Clinton, FBI

WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal judge in Florida has dismissed Donald Trump’s lawsuit against 2016 Democratic rival Hillary Clinton and former top FBI officials, rejecting the former president’s claims that they and others acted in concert to concoct the Russia…

Trump search inventory reveals new details from FBI seizure

WASHINGTON (AP) - Along with highly classified government documents, FBI agents who searched former President Donald Trump’s Florida home last month found dozens of folders marked classified but with nothing inside and no explanation of what might have been there.…

Obstruction emerges as key focus in Trump documents probe

WASHINGTON (AP) - Obstruction of justice is emerging as a key focus in the Justice Department's investigation of classified government documents the FBI seized at former President Donald Trump's Florida estate. The department says classified documents had been “likely concealed…

US: Review of possibly privileged Trump papers already over

WASHINGTON (AP) - A legal filing shows the Justice Department has completed its review of potentially privileged documents seized from former President Donald Trump’s Florida estate this month. Monday's filing says the department has identified “a limited set of materials…

Trump search: Judge given proposed redactions to affidavit

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department has submitted to a judge a redacted version of the affidavit it relied on when federal agents searched the Florida estate of former President Donald Trump to look for classified documents. U.S. Magistrate Judge…

More than 100 classified Trump docs recovered back in Jan.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Archives and Records Administration recovered more than 100 documents bearing classified markings, totaling more than 700 pages, from an initial batch of 15 boxes retrieved from Mar-a-Lago earlier this year. That's according to newly public…

Feds oppose unsealing affidavit for Mar-a-Lago warrant

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department is rebuffing an effort to make public the affidavit supporting the search warrant for former President Donald Trump’s estate in Florida. In court papers Monday, prosecutors argue the investigation “implicates highly classified material” and…

Trump calls for 'immediate' release of Mar-a-Lago warrant

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former President Donald Trump is calling for the “immediate” release of the federal warrant the FBI used to search his Florida estate. In messages posted late Thursday on his Truth Social platform, Trump writes, “Release the documents…

Trump's bond with GOP deepens after primary wins, FBI search

NEW YORK (AP) - In battleground Wisconsin, Donald Trump’s pick for governor defeated the favorite of the Republican establishment. In Connecticut, a state where compassionate conservatism was born, a Senate candidate who promoted Trump’s election lies prevailed over the state…

Trump says he took the 5th in NY civil investigation

NEW YORK (AP) - Donald Trump says he invoked the Fifth Amendment and wouldn’t answer questions under oath in the long-running New York civil investigation into his business dealings. Trump arrived at New York Attorney General Letitia James’ offices Wednesday…

Trump says FBI searched estate in major escalation of probe

WASHINGTON (AP) - The FBI has searched former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate as part of an investigation into whether he took classified records from the White House to his Florida residence. That's according to people familiar with the matter…