The outcry over the FBI raid on Donald Trump 's Mar-a-Lago residence has led supporters of the former president to scrutinize the people behind the investigation. Calls have been made to defund the FBI, while Trump himself labeled the incident as "prosecutorial misconduct," and even made unfounded claims the Feds "planted" evidence in his mansion. Left-leaning commentators have hit back at some of these excoriations, but in doing so may have also helped spread inaccuracies. The Claim A number of tweets posted on 9 August, 2022, including one by former MSNBC host Keith Olbermann, claimed that Bruce Reinhart, the district judge who signed off the Mar-a-Lago raid, was a Trump appointee. The Facts It wasn't long after the Mar-a-Lago raid on Monday, August 8, 2022, that conspiratorial voices began to describe the investigation as a "deep state operation," organized by powers determined to silence former president Trump. The notion of that claim is fairly … [Read more...] about Fact Check: Did Trump appoint judge who approved FBI Mar-a-Lago Raid?
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An unverified social media post has prompted speculation that Russian President Vladimir Putin is reportedly expecting a daughter with his rumored mistress, gymnast Alina Kabaeva. Putin, 69, was reportedly not "pleased" to learn that Kabaeva, a 39-year-old former Olympic gymnast who has been romantically linked to the Russian leader, is pregnant, and is having a daughter, according to the anonymously-run Telegram account General SVR. Newsweek has been unable to independently verify the claim. "We have already reported that Alina Kabaeva, the cohabitant of the President of Russia, is pregnant," the post read. "Yesterday the sex of the unborn child became known—this is a girl." What is General SVR? General SVR is an anonymous Telegram channel that purports to be run by a former Russian Foreign Intelligence Service agent. As Newsweek's Fact Check team reported previously , while the Telegram channel does enjoy a large following and is widely quote in Western media, … [Read more...] about Is Putin to “have daughter” with rumored mistress? Post prompts speculation
close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for August 10 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. NEW You can now listen to Fox News articles! Former President Donald Trump said he invoked his Fifth Amendment rights, per the advice of his attorneys, during his deposition as part of New York Attorney General Letitia James’ civil investigation, calling it an "unfounded politically motivated Witch Hunt," adding that he had "no choice," due to the Biden administration and prosecutors across the nation having "lost all moral and ethical bounds of decency." Trump was set to sit down with attorneys from the state attorney general’s office behind-closed-doors, just days after the FBI raided his home at Mar-a-Lago, as part of an unrelated federal investigation involving the National Archives and Records Administration and classified materials the former president allegedly took with him from the White House to … [Read more...] about Trump invokes Fifth Amendment rights in deposition for New York AG James’ civil investigation
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 3 ATLANTA (AP) — Tens of thousands of Music Midtown festivalgoers are no longer going to descend on Atlanta’s massive Piedmont Park next month to cheer on hip-hop star Future or watch beloved rock band My Chemical Romance take the stage. In fact, some people are convinced Atlanta — center of the nation’s hip-hop music scene — will lose more music festivals and performances on public land as organizers and artists learn that state law makes it nearly impossible for them to stop people from carrying guns among the alcohol-fueled crowds. That prospect has ignited a new fight over gun rights in Georgia that is roiling the governor’s race, casting a shadow over Atlanta’s vaunted music scene and adding to tension between the city and state. Live Nation has refused to say why it recently called off September’s Music Midtown, a longtime fixture for pop music lovers. But news outlets, … [Read more...] about Cancellation of Atlanta festival sparks new fight over guns