In a Florida federal courthouse today, a redacted copy of the affidavit used to justify the request to search former president Donald Trump’s home was made public. The 38-page affidavit claims that investigators studied 184 classified documents that were retained at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate after he left the White House, some of which had what appeared to be Trump’s handwriting.
President Biden attended a gathering of state and local elected officials at the White House to talk about reproductive health care. Initially, he projected that in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, female voters would “roar” at the polls in November. Later, Biden is due to take a weekend trip to Delaware.
In the contest for the state’s 10th Congressional District, Rep. Gregory W. Meeks has endorsed Daniel Goldman with Rep. Ritchie Torres, another Democratic representative from New York.
According to the Associated Press, Goldman, a former federal prosecutor, is expected to win the Democratic nomination for the redistricted district after beating a crowded primary field that at one point featured more than a dozen contenders.
In any other year, the Democratic primary winner in the predominately Democratic district may be fairly assumed to win the general election. However, this year’s campaign might still be close until the autumn if New York Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou, who is predicted to finish second in the Democratic primary and fall short of Goldman by approximately 1,300 votes, decides to run for president under the Working Families Party ticket.
In the Democratic primary, Niou has not withdrawn, and the results won’t be official until September 14.
But after hearing the news from Niou, Meeks on Friday morning backed Goldman.
Dan Goldman is a superb public servant with whom I will be delighted to collaborate. In a tweet backing Goldman, Meeks said: “His efforts to impeach Donald Trump + his unique methods are badly needed in Washington. “…[I] look forward to him joining the delegation from our city.”
Goldman served as Trump’s primary majority attorney throughout the initial impeachment trial. Torres praised Goldman and mentioned how his efforts “had a crucial part in the impeachment of Donald Trump” in his endorsement.
President Biden predicted on Friday that voters, particularly women, would express their disapproval with the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade at the polls.
At the beginning of a meeting at the White House with state and local officials to discuss reproductive rights in the post-Roe era, Vice President Biden said, “You’re going to hear women roar on this issue, and it’s going to be consequential.”
In his remarks, Biden referred to the special election held in the 19th Congressional District of New York on Tuesday, in which the Democratic candidate Pat Ryan won after making abortion a key part of his campaign.
Regarding the court ruling and Republican efforts since then to restrict access to abortion, Biden stated, “I think the American people recognise this is really beyond the pale.” That is going too far.
In the evenly divided Senate, where 60 votes are needed to advance most legislation, he restated his belief that abortion rights should be included in the Constitution. However, he admitted that he was short on votes.