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Feds Now Investigating Trump for Document Handling Procedures

Trump is in the crosshairs once again…

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As Donald Trump prepared to leave the White House, there was a palpable tension in the air around him.  You see, effective politicians will always make more enemies than friends, and those who viewed Trump as a political threat felt as though their only chance to nullify the MAGA leader’s impact on DC’s future, (particularly in 2024), would be to neuter his reputation while he was out of office.

And so, unsurprisingly, Trump has been repeatedly and redundantly investigated, probed, and bothered from the moment he left office.

The latest inquiry into the former President comes from a federal grand jury.

Federal prosecutors have begun a grand jury investigation into whether classified White House documents that ended up at former President Donald J. Trump’s Florida home were mishandled, according to two people briefed on the matter.

The intensifying inquiry suggests that the Justice Department is examining the role of Mr. Trump and other officials in his White House in their handling of sensitive materials during the final stages of his administration.

In recent days, the Justice Department has taken a series of steps showing that its investigation has progressed beyond the preliminary stages. Prosecutors issued a subpoena to the National Archives and Records Administration to obtain the boxes of classified documents, according to the two people familiar with the matter, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the ongoing investigation.

And that’s not all.

The authorities have also made interview requests to people who worked in the White House in the final days of Mr. Trump’s presidency, according to one of the people.

The disclosure comes just days after Trump notched a number of political wins, after a pair of candidates he endorsed won their 2022 midterm primary races.

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Melania Trump Drops Major Hint About 2024 Plans

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The political tumult of another election is upon us, this time thrusting the nation back into the complex and quickly-undulating world of the midterms.

This is the time when we’ll be learning a whole lot of new names and faces, as well as districts and places.  But, perhaps even more interestingly, we’ll be discovering just how much influence our more-established political voices will have.

Donald Trump has already racked up a number of endorsement-wins in the primaries, as his control over the GOP base appears unshaken.  This, of course, has many wondering if the former President will be running again himself in 2024.

The former First Lady just dropped a pretty solid hint about that possibility.

In Melania Trump’s first interview since leaving the White House, the former first lady hinted that there is a chance she could live there again as former President Donald Trump teases a 2024 reelection bid.

“I think we achieved a lot in four years of the Trump administration,” Melania Trump told Fox in an interview that aired Sunday morning, adding, “Never say never,” when asked if she could be living in the White House again should her husband run for reelection.

Trump also had some stern words for the Biden administration.

Trump also weighed in on the state of the US under President Joe Biden, saying, “I think it’s sad to see what’s going on, if you really look deeply into it.”

“I think a lot of people are struggling and suffering and what is going on around the world as well. So it’s very sad to see and I hope it changes fast,” Trump said.

The former President is believed to be waiting until after the 2022 midterms to announced a potential reelection bid.

The political tumult of another election is upon us, this time thrusting the nation back into the complex and quickly-undulating world of the midterms. This is the time when we’ll be learning a whole lot of new names and faces, as well as districts and places.  But, perhaps even more interestingly, we’ll be discovering just how much influence our more-established political voices will have. Donald Trump has already racked up a number of endorsement-wins in the primaries, as his control over the GOP base appears unshaken.  This, of course, has many wondering if the former President will be running again himself in 2024. The former First Lady just dropped a pretty solid hint about that possibility. In Melania Trump’s first interview since leaving the White House, the former first lady hinted that there is a chance she could live there again as former President Donald Trump teases a 2024 reelection bid. “I think we achieved a lot in four years of the Trump administration,” Melania Trump told Fox in an interview that aired Sunday morning, adding, “Never say never,” when asked if she could be living in the White House again should her husband run for reelection. Trump also had some stern words for the Biden administration. Trump also weighed in on the state of the US under President Joe Biden, saying, “I think it’s sad to see what’s going on, if you really look deeply into it.” “I think a lot of people are struggling and suffering and what is going on around the world as well. So it’s very sad to see and I hope it changes fast,” Trump said. The former President is believed to be waiting until after the 2022 midterms to announced a potential reelection bid.

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McConnell’s Visit to Ukraine Sparks MAGA Complaints

Are the McConnell moderates headed for a showdown with the MAGA Movement come the midterms?

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It’s no secret that Mitch McConnell has been distancing himself from the MAGA wing of the Republican Party for some time, particularly as the 2022 midterms loom just over the political horizon.

McConnell, who supported President Trump publicly while in office, has taken a turn toward the center during this Biden administration, and it has him at odds with some other major players within the GOP.

This week, as the Senate Minority Leader visited Ukraine, the MAGA Movement was stewing back in Washington.

The Senate minority leader’s secret visit to Kyiv this weekend to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, along with McConnell’s staunch advocacy for the $40 billion Ukraine aid bill in Congress, is putting him at odds with his party’s non-interventionist wing. A growing number of GOP lawmakers, candidates and former President Donald Trump are hitting the effort to send billions to Ukraine as misguided given domestic problems at home.

Pennsylvania Republican Senate candidate Kathy Barnette challenged McConnell directly: “Why is Leader McConnell visiting Ukraine in the midst of the various crises right here in America?” But McConnell is unbowed.

Another Republican row was evident as well.

McConnell and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer made a rare joint request for a quick vote on the $40 billion aid legislation on Thursday, but [Republican Senator Rand] Paul said no, pushing the legislation into this week. McConnell addressed his disagreement with Paul, whose blockade prevented McConnell from traveling to Ukraine with a fresh congressional victory in hand.

“Well, it’s no secret. Rand and I have a different world view of the importance of Americans’ role around the world. So that was not surprising. And it won’t create a problem. We’ll get the job done by Wednesday,” McConnell said. He was accompanied on his trip by Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) and John Cornyn (R-Texas).

McConnell was unfazed, however, and the friction between he and the far right could continue to build well into the heart of the midterm contest.

It’s no secret that Mitch McConnell has been distancing himself from the MAGA wing of the Republican Party for some time, particularly as the 2022 midterms loom just over the political horizon. McConnell, who supported President Trump publicly while in office, has taken a turn toward the center during this Biden administration, and it has him at odds with some other major players within the GOP. This week, as the Senate Minority Leader visited Ukraine, the MAGA Movement was stewing back in Washington. The Senate minority leader’s secret visit to Kyiv this weekend to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, along with McConnell’s staunch advocacy for the $40 billion Ukraine aid bill in Congress, is putting him at odds with his party’s non-interventionist wing. A growing number of GOP lawmakers, candidates and former President Donald Trump are hitting the effort to send billions to Ukraine as misguided given domestic problems at home. Pennsylvania Republican Senate candidate Kathy Barnette challenged McConnell directly: “Why is Leader McConnell visiting Ukraine in the midst of the various crises right here in America?” But McConnell is unbowed. Another Republican row was evident as well. McConnell and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer made a rare joint request for a quick vote on the $40 billion aid legislation on Thursday, but [Republican Senator Rand] Paul said no, pushing the legislation into this week. McConnell addressed his disagreement with Paul, whose blockade prevented McConnell from traveling to Ukraine with a fresh congressional victory in hand. “Well, it’s no secret. Rand and I have a different world view of the importance of Americans’ role around the world. So that was not surprising. And it won’t create a problem. We’ll get the job done by Wednesday,” McConnell said. He was accompanied on his trip by Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine), John…

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