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Trump investigated for possible Espionage Act violations

podcast August 13, 2022

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A federal judge unseals the warrant authorizing the FBI’s search of Trump’s Mar-a Lago home, identifying three possible federal crimes: violations of the Espionage Act, obstruction of justice, and criminal handling of government records. Investigators also seized a set of documents, marked “Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information”, one of the highest levels of government classification. CNN Senior Justice Correspondent Evan Perez and CNN Legal Analyst Elliot Williams join to discuss what these possible violations could mean for the former president.

Plus, Author Salman Rushdie is on a ventilator after being stabbed multiple times just before he was due to start a lecture, the FBI investigates an “Unprecedented” number of threats against the bureau in the wake of its Mar-a-Lago search, and the House passes the Democrats’ sweeping health care, tax and climate bill.

Hosted by Laura Coates.

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