Trump reveals if he wants warrant released, plus more headlines…
Today is August 12. Below are some of the stories grabbing headlines this morning. I hope you share this briefing as doing so will make you the smartest person in the room.
1 – Trump reveals if he wants Mar-a-Lago search warrant unsealed after judge gives DOJ deadline
Fox News reports: After a federal judge gave the Justice Department a deadline to determine whether former President Trump supports or opposes unsealing the search warrant and property receipt used by the FBI to search his Mar-a-Lago home Monday, the former president said he heartily supports the move.
“Release the documents now!” Trump wrote on TRUTH Social at 11:40 p.m. ET Thursday, just hours after the judge’s decision was announced.
His full statement:
Not only will I not oppose the release of documents related to the unAmerican, unwarranted, and unnecessary raid and break-in of my home in Palm Beach, Florida, Mar-a-Lago, I am going a step further by ENCOURAGING the immediate release of those documents, even though they have been drawn up by radical left Democrats and possible future political opponents, who have a strong and powerful vested interest in attacking me, much as they have done for the last 6 years…
…My poll numbers are the strongest they have ever been, fundraising by the Republican Party is breaking all records, and midterm elections are fast approaching. This unprecedented political weaponization of law enforcement is inappropriate and highly unethical. The world is watching as our Country is being brought to a new low, not only on our border, crime, economy, energy, national security, and so much more, but also with respect to our sacred elections!
Release the documents now!
Nuclear weapons issue is a Hoax, just like Russia, Russia, Russia was a Hoax, two Impeachments were a Hoax, the Mueller investigation was a Hoax, and much more. Same sleazy people involved. Why wouldn’t the FBI allow the inspection of areas at Mar-a-Lago with our lawyer’s, or others, present. Made them wait outside in the heat, wouldn’t let them get even close – said “ABSOLUTELY NOT.” Planting information anyone? Reminds me of a Christofer Steele Dossier!
MY TAKE: Ok, release the documents now!
2- Most Americans Say FBI Raid on Trump Motivates Them to Vote in the Midterms
Breitbart reports: Most Americans say the FBI’s raid on former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home has motivated them to vote in the midterm election, a Convention of States Action/Trafalgar Group survey released Wednesday found.
“Does the FBI raid on President Trump increase your motivation to vote in the 2022 election?” the survey asked.
The overwhelming majority, 70.4 percent, said the FBI’s raid of Trump’s residence will increase their motivation to vote in the 2022 election, compared to 21.6 percent who said it will not. Another 8.1 percent remain unsure.
Over half of Democrats, 55.2 percent, said it will increase their motivation to vote, but an even greater number of Republicans, 83.3 percent, said it will motivate them to head the polls in November. Seven in ten independents, 71.7 percent, of said it will motivate them to vote in November as well.
MY TAKE: This has backfired on Democrats spectacularly.
3 – IRS seeks armed accountants ready for ‘deadly force’
The Washington Examiner reports: Even before Congress and President Joe Biden give the final OK for the IRS to hire 87,000 more agents in an $80 billion package, the tax agency is revealing a priority job category that could get first dibs on the huge budget expansion.
On its jobs page is a listing of vacancies for special agents to be placed around the country to root out financial fraud.
But these are opening for more than just financial experts: They will also be armed. Among the job requirements listed: “Carry a firearm and be willing to use deadly force, if necessary.”
Special agents, who can be placed around the nation and world, have an interesting job, according to the IRS description. They are financial analysts and armed officers ready for a shootout.
MY TAKE: CLICK HERE to see an archived copy of the IRS document – before they suddenly changed it this week after they got caught!
4 – To Avoid Sanctions, Countries Are Ditching The US Dollar
The Daily Caller reports: Russia, China and other countries have escalated efforts to ditch transactions made with U.S. dollars in 2022, helping them bypass Western sanctions and keep their economies afloat.
Since Western countries levied heavy sanctions on Russia in punishment for its invasion of Ukraine, India has increased its imports of Russian coal and natural gas, paying in Chinese yuan, United Arab Emirates dirham, Hong Kong dollar, and euro, Reuters reported Wednesday. Turkey and Iran have also forged agreements with Russia to base bilateral commerce on the Russian ruble, an effort to divest from dependence on the “toxic” U.S. dollar while easing the effect of sanctions on the Russian economy.
MY TAKE: And yet the US is still bringing in thousands of foreign workers from India.
5 – Brazilians have started poisoning MONKEYS over misplaced fears that they are to blame for growing monkeypox outbreak
The Daily Mail reports: Brazilians have started poisoning monkeys over misplaced fears they are to blame for the growing monkeypox virus outbreak.
At least 10 monkeys had been poisoned in less than a week in the city of Sao Jose do Rio Preto, in Sao Paulo state, local reports said.
Similar incidents were reported in other cities, prompting the World Health Organisation on Tuesday to urge people not to kill the animals over the virus.
MY TAKE: Poor monkeys!