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Trump Turns FBI Raid to Advantage

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Why did the FBI raid Donald Trump’s home? And has this given him the upper hand in the 2024 elections?

Former President Donald Trump said FBI agents raided his Mar-a-Lago estate and broke into his safe. And now he’s turned it to his advantage.

Why did the FBI raid Donald Trump’s home?

And has this given him the upper hand in the 2024 elections?

Former President Donald Trump said FBI agents raided his Mar-a-Lago estate – and broke into his safe.

According to Reuters, “FBI agents entered Trump’s home as part of an investigation into his removal of boxes of classified records from the White House when his term as president ended in 2021”.

Donald Trump is facing several probes, but the unprecedented search of a former president’s home, is a major escalation into the records investigation.

The U.S. Justice Department did not comment on the house raid.

But Trump said it involved a “large group of FBI agents”.

There is a federal law which permits US presidents from keeping memos, letter, notes, emails and faxes related to a presidents official duties.

But a raid at this scale, has to be approved by a judge and according to Reuters,

It was most likely approved by “FBI Director Christopher Wray, a Trump appointee, and his boss, Attorney General Merrick Garland, who was appointed by Trump’s successor and political rival, President Joe Biden”.

Trump’s allies in the house of representatives and senate rallied support in favor of the former President.

And said that this was an attempt- to sideline Trump as a possible 2024 presidential contender.

They have also vowed to probe the FBI’s raid if they get control of the U.S. House.

In terms of what’s come of all of it all, well, Donald Trump seized the FBI raid to boost his 2024 Presidential bid.

It’s still unclear if Trump would ever garner the momentum he had in 2016.

But it’s certain that he has strategically used this raid- to boost support for his candidacy.

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Pink-coloured pigeon rescued in New York

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Pigeons come in a whole range of colours, but it seems pink isn’t one of them

That’s exactly what happened in New York though, where a bright-coloured bird was rescued.

Wildlife groups believe the pigeon was dyed as part of a gender reveal ceremony.

The feathery friend was suffering from malnutrition when it was found in Madison Square Park.

In a statement, the Wild Bird Fund says they should never be dyed because of risks like starvation and even death.

It went on to say the “poor bird has it bad enough unable to find food in the wild, fly well or escape predators.”

“But being a bright, unusual colour makes him even more of a target.”

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Iranian couple jailed for online dancing video

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An Iranian couple have been given jail sentences totalling 10 years after posting a video online.

 
The two individuals, both in their 20s, were charged for supposedly promoting corruption, prostitution and propaganda.

Authorities have been cracking down on public disobedience.

It follows the death of a woman who was detained by the country’s infamous morality police.

Mahsa Amini died in police custody in September last year, arrested for violating the rule requiring women to cover their hair with a hijab, or headscarf.

Anti-government protests swept across the country after the incident.

The two individuals in the dancing video were reportedly detained after posting the clip to their social media accounts – which have a combined following of more than two million people.

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Donald Trump claims deposition as “biggest witch hunt”

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Donald Trump has described the investigation into his company as the “biggest witch hunt” in the history of the United States during a formal deposition.

In September 2022, the New York Attorney General Letitia James, announced she would be looking into the Trump organisation’s business practices.

James alleges the former president “falsely inflated his net worth by billions of dollars to unjustly enrich himself and cheat the system”.

The lawsuit also takes aim at some of Trump’s children, and executives of his business.

During the deposition tape, Trump can be seen reading a lengthy statement.

During this, the former president asserts his constitutional right to not answer questions, while accusing James of investigating him out of political spite.

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