Biden to take on Republicans over gun control, crime and FBI attacks – live | american politics

An assault weapons ban is back on Joe Biden’s agenda today as he travels to Pennsylvania to deliver a speech on guns, crime and Republican attacks on the FBI.

The push for a ban is a centerpiece of the president’s policy Plan for a Safer America unveiled at the start of his month, and Biden will use his afternoon address at Wilkes-Barre to hammer Republicans for their opposition.

A series of deadly shootings propelled Gun violence back to the forefront, and the White House said during remarks in Pennsylvania that Biden will continue to press for the reinstatement of the ban, believing it will resonate with voters before the mid-terms. -November mandates, 10 weeks before today.

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre speaks to reporters on Monday.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre speaks to reporters on Monday. Photography: Oliver Contreras/EPA

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters during his Monday briefing:

The president will talk about how he brought Democrats and Republicans together earlier this month to pass the most important security law in 30 years. He will explain how we have built on this momentum and how we need to act to ban assault weapons.

A majority of Americans support… banning assault weapons; the National Rifle Association opposes it. We’re going to hear the president talk about the importance of ensuring that our communities are protected.

[He] has been very clear that Republicans in Congress, this extreme MAGA [Make America Great Again] program you heard him talk about last week is a threat to the rule of law.

It’s the first of three visits Biden will make to the key battleground state of Pennsylvania in six days. On Thursday, he will give a prime time address of Philadelphia on “the ongoing battle for the soul of the nation”, covering America’s position in the world and how its democracy is at stake.

On Labor Day, next Monday, he will be in Pittsburgh to celebrate “the dignity of American workers.”

Biden’s administration, while carefully avoiding comments on the Justice Department’s investigation of the former president donald trump and the FBI’s raid on his Florida resort that resulted in the recovery of hidden classified documents, nonetheless sees an opportunity at this time.

some extreme Republicans called for FBI funding to protest the raid. Biden will use today’s speech to promote Democrats as the party of law and order and tough on crime, reiterating that fully funding law enforcement is another key principle of the Safer plan. America.

A little later this morning we’re expecting to see the justice department’s legal response to Donald Trump’s request for a “special master” to oversee its review of classified documents seized by the FBI in a raid on his Florida home.

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It will be a lengthy filing running up to 40 pages, CNN reports, after Florida district judge Aileen Cannon waived a 20-page limit imposed by the court.

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The justice department argued the lower limit wasn’t sufficient to “adequately address the legal and factual issues raised by” Trump’s demand, the network reported.

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Many observers see the former president’s move as a delaying tactic to the justice department’s investigation, given that any special master – usually a retired lawyer or judge – would require time to review all the materials.

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As the Guardian has previously reported, FBI agents confiscated about 30 boxes containing highly sensitive documents from his Mar-a-Lago resort in an investigation into the unauthorized retention of government secrets. Attorney general Merrick Garland approved the justice department’s request for a warrant to carry out the raid.

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Cannon’s order said the justice department had to file its response to the Trump request “on or before Tuesday”. Trump’s legal team will have until 8pm Wednesday to give a reply, and Cannon has scheduled a hearing for Thursday at which she is expected to make a decision.

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We’ll bring you details of the justice department filing as we get them.

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The Department of Justice will file a response from the “special master”

Later this morning, we expect to see the Justice Department’s legal response to Donald Trump’s attack. request for a “special master” to oversee his review of classified documents seized by the FBI during a raid on his Florida home.

It will be a long file of 40 pages, CNN reportingafter Florida District Judge Aileen Cannon waived a court-imposed 20-page limit.

Merrick Garland.
Merrick Garland. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

The Justice Department argued that the lower limit was not sufficient to “adequately address the legal and factual issues raised by” Trump’s request, the network reported.

Many observers view the former president’s decision as a delaying tactic in the Justice Department’s investigation, given that any special master – usually a retired lawyer or judge – would need time to review all the documents.

As the Guardian has already reportedFBI agents confiscated about 30 boxes containing highly sensitive documents from his Mar-à-Lago recourse in an investigation into the unauthorized withholding of government secrets. Attorney General Merrick Garland approved the request for a warrant from the Department of Justice to carry out the raid.

Cannon’s order said the Justice Department must file its response to Trump’s request “no later than Tuesday.” Trump’s legal team will have until 8 p.m. Wednesday to respond, and Cannon has scheduled a hearing Thursday at which it is expected to make a decision.

We’ll bring you the details of the Justice Department’s case as we get them.

Martin Pengelly

Martin Pengelly

More than two-fifths of Americans think a civil war is at least somewhat likely within the next 10 years, according to a new investigation — a figure that rises to more than half among self-identified “strong Republicans.”

Amid fiery rhetoric from supporters of donald trumpthe conclusions, in to research by YouGov and the Economist, follow similar results in other polls.

On Sunday evening, the South Carolina senator Lindsey Graham predicted “riots in the streets” if Trump is indicted for keeping classified documents after leaving the White House, documents recovered by the FBI from Trump’s home this month.

Lindsey Graham.
Lindsey Graham. Photography: Sarah Silbiger/Reuters

Graham won big reprimand. On Monday, Mary McCorda former acting deputy attorney general, said CNN it was “incredibly irresponsible for an elected official to make veiled threats of violence, just if law enforcement and the Department of Justice … do their job.”

Saying “people are angry, they can be violent,” McCord said, showed that “what [Trump] knows and what Lindsey Graham also knows… is that people are listening to this and people are mobilizing and doing things.

“January 6 was the result of this same type of tactic by President Trump and his allies.”

Nine deaths including suicides among police officers have been linked to the attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021, when Trump supporters said to “fight like hell” to undo his loss to Joe Biden who tried to arrest certification of election results.

Since then, fears of political violence have grown.

Most experts believe that full-scale armed conflict, such as the American Civil War of 1861-1865, remains unlikely.

But many fear an increase in jagged political division and explicitly political violence, especially as Republican politicians who back Trump’s voter fraud lie run for Congress, governor’s mansions and key election posts. States.

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An assault weapons ban is back on Joe Biden’s agenda today as he travels to Pennsylvania to deliver a speech on guns, crime and Republican attacks on the FBI.

The push for a ban is a centerpiece of the president’s policy Plan for a Safer America unveiled at the start of his month, and Biden will use his afternoon address at Wilkes-Barre to hammer Republicans for their opposition.

A series of deadly shootings propelled Gun violence back to the forefront, and the White House said during remarks in Pennsylvania that Biden will continue to press for the reinstatement of the ban, believing it will resonate with voters before the mid-terms. -November mandates, 10 weeks before today.

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre speaks to reporters on Monday.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre speaks to reporters on Monday. Photography: Oliver Contreras/EPA

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters during his Monday briefing:

The president will talk about how he brought Democrats and Republicans together earlier this month to pass the most important security law in 30 years. He will explain how we have built on this momentum and how we need to act to ban assault weapons.

A majority of Americans support… banning assault weapons; the National Rifle Association opposes it. We’re going to hear the president talk about the importance of ensuring that our communities are protected.

[He] has been very clear that Republicans in Congress, this extreme MAGA [Make America Great Again] program you heard him talk about last week is a threat to the rule of law.

It’s the first of three visits Biden will make to the key battleground state of Pennsylvania in six days. On Thursday, he will give a prime time address of Philadelphia on “the ongoing battle for the soul of the nation”, covering America’s position in the world and how its democracy is at stake.

On Labor Day, next Monday, he will be in Pittsburgh to celebrate “the dignity of American workers.”

Biden’s administration, while carefully avoiding comments on the Justice Department’s investigation of the former president donald trump and the FBI’s raid on his Florida resort that resulted in the recovery of hidden classified documents, nonetheless sees an opportunity at this time.

Some extremes Republicans called for FBI funding to protest the raid. Biden will use today’s speech to promote Democrats as the party of law and order and tough on crime, reiterating that fully funding law enforcement is another key principle of the Safer plan. America.

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Joe Biden has a busy day ahead and will use a visit to Pennsylvania to hammer Republicans on guns, crime and some party members’ calls to defund the FBI after the agency’s raid on the former President donald trumpis Florida’s seaside resort.

Biden should renew his calls for an assault weapons ban, something Republicans in Congress remain staunchly opposed despite a recent series of deadly mass shootings.

The president is scheduled to deliver a speech at Wilkes-Barre at 3:15 p.m. We will have more details on this to come.

Here’s what else we’re looking at today:

  • The fallout from the seizure of classified documents from Trump’s Palm Beach residence continues. We are awaiting a legal response from the justice department at the ex-president’s request that a “special master” be appointed to oversee the examination of what was found.

  • There is renewed hope among Democrats for their prospects in the November midterm elections. Arizona poll shows Democratic senator Mark Kellya top Republican target, leading his opponent by more than three points.

  • White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre will speak to reporters aboard Air Force One en route to Pennsylvania.

  • Congress is on summer recess, so we don’t expect much excitement in Washington DC.

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