• Trump walks in and out of rooms at Mar-a-Lago just to get applause because he loves the attention, says filmmaker who interviewed him there

    25 days ago - By Business Insider

    Donald Trump and Melania Trump attend a dinner with his family at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, on December 24, 2019. Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images
    Trump loves roaming around Mar-a-Lago to get attention, a filmmaker who interviewed him there said.
    Alex Holder told "The Bulwark Podcast" that Trump would dip in and out of rooms to receive applause from guests.
    Holder also said Trump had an "inability to understand why people don't like him."
    Former President Donald Trump walks in and out of rooms at Mar-a-Lago just to receive applause from guests because he loves the attention, a...
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  • FBI agents found 3 classified documents inside desks in Trump's office at Mar-a-Lago, DOJ says in court papers

    25 days ago - By Business Insider

    US President Donald Trump answers questions from reporters after making a video call to the troops stationed worldwide at the Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach Florida, on December 24, 2019. Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images
    The FBI found three classified documents inside a desk at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate, the DOJ said.
    In a court filing late Tuesday, the DOJ said the documents were found in Trump's "45 Office."
    The filing comes after Trump tried to sue the DOJ to stop it from reviewing the materials seized.
    Federal agents found three classified documents stored in desks...
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  • How Trump's decision to call for a special master to review the Mar-a-Lago documents may have backfired on him

    25 days ago - By Business Insider

    Former President Donald Trump. Brandon Bell/Getty Images
    Trump's bid to have a special master review Mar-a-Lago documents appears to have backfired.
    His request invited more legal scrutiny, which allowed the DOJ to release damaging information to the public.
    Legal experts also questioned the executive-privilege argument he made to justify a special master.
    When a federal judge on Saturday signaled her willingness to let a special master review the documents the FBI took from Mar-a-Lago, some in Donald Trump's circle hailed it as a triumph. They had argued that the FBI acted wrongly in...
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  • The RNC isn't paying Trump's legal bills over the Mar-a-Lago raid despite having bankrolled his personal lawyers in the past, report says

    26 days ago - By Business Insider

    Then-President Donald Trump at the Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida. NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images
    The RNC won't foot Trump's legal bills relating to the Mar-a-Lago raid, Politico reported.
    It's a departure from the committee's previous willingness to cover some of his personal legal fees.
    The reported decision came as Trump appointed a heavyweight new lawyer in his complaint with the DOJ.
    The Republican National Committee is not paying former President Donald Trump's legal fees connected to the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago, Politico reported. It signals another move away from the...
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  • Mar-a-Lago is the 'worst place in the world' to store anything safe as there's hardly any security, says filmmaker who interviewed Trump there

    26 days ago - By Business Insider

    Police outside of Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida. Joe Cavaretta/South Florida Sun Sentinel/Tribune News Service via Getty Images
    Filmmaker Alex Holder interviewed Trump in Mar-a-Lago last year for a documentary.
    He told "The Bulwark Podcasts" that the club "the worst place in the world" to store anything safely.
    His comments come after the FBI confiscated classified documents from Mar-a-Lago earlier this month.
    Mar-a-Lago is "the worst place in the world" to store anything safe because there is hardly any security there, the British filmmaker who followed former President Donald Trump...
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  • Some of the documents retrieved from Mar-a-Lago were so secret that FBI agents needed a special clearance to look at them, DOJ says

    26 days ago - By Business Insider

    Then-President Donald Trump holds up papers during a White House press conference. Alex Brandon/AP
    The DOJ revealed new information about the items retrieved from Mar-a-Lago in a Tuesday court filing.
    It said some were so sensitive that agents needed special clearance to see them.
    Trump has claimed documents and were wrongly seized in the raid and wants them back.
    Some of the documents retrieved by FBI agents in their raid of Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate were so classified that agents needed special permission to view them, according to Justice Department court documents filed Tuesday...
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