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A book publisher may have accidentally revealed that U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) is planning to launch a bid to be the next president of the United States.

A new memoir from Scott claims that he is readying a presidential campaign in 2022, which Scott now denies. The revelation on the book’s copyright page appears to be a mistake whether it is wrong or just premature, and left the publisher red-faced.

“Senator Scott is a rising star who sees and understands the importance of bipartisanship to move America forward,” the book states in small font. “This book is a political memoir that includes his core messages as he prepares to make a presidential bid in 2022.”

Scott told The Post and Courier that it was “fascinating that that’s the copy on the book” but that the book, “America, a Redemption Story,” was not the start of a White House bid.

Thomas Nelson, an imprint of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, said that the publisher takes full responsibility for the “error.”

“The description on the copyright page was our error and is not accurate,” the statement said. “It was not done at the direction or approval of the Senator or his team. We are working to correct this immediately.”

Scott was mentioned in a recent report from The Washington Post as one of approximately a dozen Republican candidates who could run for president in 2024.

The top two contenders for the Republican nomination in 2024 are former President Donald Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.

Other potential candidates included former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), former Vice President Mike Pence, former U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), and Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson.

The Daily Wire previously reported that DeSantis is assembling a massive war chest, as he beat Trump in fundraising by nearly eight figures in the first half of the year.

Trump’s fundraising slowed during the first half of 2022 to only $36 million, the first six-month period since leaving office where he failed to raise $50 million during that span of time.

DeSantis raised $45 million during the same period of time, $9 million more than the former president. In April, DeSantis had already raised more than $100 million for his re-election effort in Florida, which CNN noted might have made him perhaps the first gubernatorial candidate in history “to reach the nine-figure milestone solely through donations.”

NBC News reports that DeSantis now sits on “an unprecedented $130 million war chest.” DeSantis has also recently been touted as presidential candidate by podcast giant Joe Rogan and entrepreneur Elon Musk.

Musk, who has stated that it is time for Trump to retire for a variety of reasons, said that “if DeSantis runs against Biden in 2024, then DeSantis will easily win – he doesn’t even need to campaign.”

Peter Feaman, a member of the Republican National Committee from Florida, said that DeSantis has more appeal with Republican voters than any other Republican he’s ever seen, including former Governors Jeb Bush and Rick Scott.

“I’ve never seen someone more popular with Republicans,” he said. “It’s amazing.”

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    Opposition and obstruction must be met with Party Eviction. RINO cleanup.

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    Liz Cheney’s Hunter Biden Problem: Husband’s Firm Reps China Companies, Dictatorial Regimes

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    A combination of reporting from February and more recent stories regarding Wyoming Republican Rep. Liz Cheney, her husband, Hunter Biden’s business dealings with Chinese energy firms and those firms’ meetings with President Joe Biden in the Oval Office have yielded something unexpected: concrete connections linking Hunter’s business with China and Cheney.

    Early this year, a story that seemed to capture little notice was published by Just The News describing at great length the history of the law firm Latham & Watkins, where Cheney’s husband, Phillip J. Perry, is a partner.

    While the congresswoman was criticizing China, the report said, “her husband’s law firm was working on behalf of companies linked to China’s military, intelligence, and security services.”

    Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows told the outlet at the time that Cheney would “have a lot of explaining to do to the Wyoming voters,” adding, “It’s the kind of say one thing do another that Americans hate in Washington, D.C.”

    While Perry didn’t work directly on these accounts, “as a partner at the firm, he benefits and profits from all its work,” Just the News noted. That’s important to remember for all of this to connect.

    Approximately six months after the report on Latham & Watkins, Josh Boswell of the U.K.’s Daily Mail began work on an article detailing a 2014 meeting between then-Vice President Biden and Chinese energy executives and one of the attendee’s connections to Hunter Biden’s firm.

    “A client of Hunter’s company Seneca Global Advisors partnered with Wanxiang in 2012 on a $1.25billion natural gas plant in China. The ceremony for the signing of the deal between Hunter’s client GreatPoint Energy and Wanxiang was attended by then Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping,” Boswell wrote, establishing a connection between the Bidens and Chinese firms.

    In the course of this story, Boswell contacted Hunter Biden’s attorneys for comment. He was greeted with what he called a “surprising” response from Christoper Clark of Latham & Watkins.

    The Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway connected the dots: Clark works for the same firm where Cheney’s husband is a partner.

    “Meaning, Liz Cheney’s husband is making money from Hunter Biden,” she said in a Friday tweet.

    Axios and The National Law Journal reported Clark’s hiring in 2021.

    “In December, Hunter Biden hired former federal prosecutor Chris Clark, a partner at the firm Latham & Watkins. The president’s younger son is said to be under investigation for possible tax and money laundering activities, with a potential counterintelligence component,” Axios wrote.

    Phillip Perry is a partner at Latham & Watkins, therefore he benefits and profits from all of its work with all of its clients, even those represented by his fellow partners — therefore so does Cheney.

    The reports have been out for months, in some cases years. So why is it only now that these pieces are coming together?

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    FBI Issues ‘Subpoenas or Paid Visits’ to Multiple Republican Lawmakers: Report

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    Federal law enforcement officials reportedly “delivered subpoenas or paid visits” to several Pennsylvania Republican lawmakers this week following their raid on former President Donald Trump’s Florida residence at Mar-a-Lago.

    PennLive reported that at least some of the state lawmakers who received subpoenas were told that they were not the targets of an investigation.

    The contact from federal authorities centered around U.S. Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA) and alleged efforts to use fake pro-Trump electors to give the state’s electoral votes to the former president so he could stay in power, according to PennLive.

    FBI agents seized Perry’s phone this week while he was traveling with his family as part of their criminal investigation into the alleged attempt to overturn the results of the election.

    “This morning, while traveling with my family, 3 FBI agents visited me and seized my cell phone,” Perry said in a statement. “They made no attempt to contact my lawyer, who would have made arrangements for them to have my phone if that was their wish. I’m outraged — though not surprised — that the FBI under the direction of Merrick Garland’s DOJ, would seize the phone of a sitting Member of Congress.”

    “My phone contains info about my legislative and political activities, and personal/private discussions with my wife, family, constituents, and friends. None of this is the government’s business,” he added. “As with President Trump last night, DOJ chose this unnecessary and aggressive action instead of simply contacting my attorneys. These kinds of banana republic tactics should concern every Citizen — especially considering the decision before Congress this week to hire 87,000 new IRS agents to further persecute law-abiding Citizens.”

    FBI agents took numerous boxes and documents from former Trump’s home in Florida this week as part of their criminal investigation into allegedly mishandled classified information.

    Agents were reportedly at the property the entire day and were dressed in plain clothes, leading staff believe that they were U.S. Secret Service agents, which is why the news of the executed search warrant did not leak.

    Trump’s Secret Service agents were notified about the raid shortly before it occurred. Trump had lawyers present during the raid while he was at his residence in New York City.

    The raid happened after Trump reportedly delayed returning approximately 15 boxes of material over to the National Archives until after there became a serious threat that the feds were going to forcibly retrieve them. Some of the documents were reportedly marked as “top secret.” Agents executed the search warrant because they reportedly believed that even after Trump returned the material that he withheld turning in all of it.

    Newsweek reported that the FBI specifically targeted three rooms at former President Donald Trump’s residence — a bedroom, an office, and a storage room — and that the information used to obtain the warrant “was based largely on information from an FBI confidential human source.”

    The report said that the confidential informant told the bureau which documents were taken and where the documents were located.

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    Eric Trump Speaks Out About Mar-a-Lago Raid, Claims 30 Agents Refused to Hand Over Warrant

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    Eric Trump, son of former President Donald Trump, claimed on Tuesday that the dozens of FBI agents who raided his father’s Florida home refused to give their lawyer a copy of the search warrant, instead allegedly forcing the lawyer to take a look at the warrant from about 10 feet away.

    Trump’s Florida residence at Mar-a-Lago was raided by the feds on Monday morning — though news broke about the incident in the evening. Agents reportedly went into numerous offices, checked safes, and took boxes of documents.

    “There’s 30 agents there,” Eric told the Daily Mail. “They told our lawyer (Christina Bobb) … you have to leave the property right now. Turn off all security cameras.”

    “They would not give her the search warrant,” the businessman alleged. “So they showed it to her from about 10 feet away. They would not give her a copy of the search warrant.”

    Eric seemed to question to the Daily Mail if the feds indeed had a valid search warrant.

    Bobb has spoken out about the raid, too, telling Real America News on Tuesday that she initially did not receive a physical copy of the warrant and was unable to see what the probable cause was that persuaded a judge to sign off on the warrant.

    “When I arrived and kind of announced myself as the legal representation for President Trump, I asked to see a copy of the warrant,” she recalled.

    “Initially they refused and said, ‘You know, we don’t have to show it to you,’” Bobb claimed. “And there was a little bit of an exchange about whether it was appropriate to withhold the warrant when you’re searching the residence of the former president, who’s likely to be the Republican nominee in the next election, though they conceded and let me see it.”

    The feds “did not give me a copy of it right away, but they did let me see it,” she added.

    It’s unclear if Bobb is currently in possession of a copy of the warrant.

    “It was very, I would say, thin,” she added. “And as you can tell from public records, the affidavit, the supporting documentation of what the probable cause was to obtain the warrant has been sealed.”

    Later in the interview, Bobb called the federal raid “a weird flex.”

    “This was a completely unnecessary power flex,” she said. “It was a weird flex. It’s quite honestly sad to see what they have done to our country.”

    Even more curious, as highlighted by The Daily Wire, Trump claimed on Wednesday that the Department of Justice and the FBI asked the former president’s legal team in June to put an extra lock on the door to safeguard the classified documents.

    That lock was allegedly busted during the raid on Monday.

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    Judge Orders DOJ to Respond to Requests for Trump Raid Warrant

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    A federal magistrate judge has ordered the Department of Justice (DOJ) to respond to requests to make public the warrant authorizing the FBI’s unprecedented Monday raid of former President Donald Trump’s residence.

    Federal Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart ordered the DOJ to “file a Response to the Motion to Unseal” the warrant Wednesday following requests made by the Times Union, a news outlet located in Albany, New York, and the conservative legal action group Judicial Watch. Reinhart said the DOJ must respond no later than August 15.

    According to Trump attorney Christina Bobb, Reinhart signed off on the warrant application for the FBI raid. Before Reinhart became a judge, he was as a defense attorney and at one time worked on behalf of several individuals connected to the late sex offender and trafficker Jeffrey Epstein.

    The FBI sent roughly two dozen agents and technicians to Mar-a-Lago, Trump’s Florida resort, on Monday morning to carry out a search warrant reportedly over classified documents the former president improperly took with him from the White House in January 2021.

    “These are dark times for our Nation, as my beautiful home, Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, is currently under siege, raided, and occupied by a large group of FBI agents. Nothing like this has ever happened to a President of the United States before,” Trump said in a statement Monday confirming the raid. “The political persecution of President Donald J. Trump has been going on for years, with the now fully debunked Russia, Russia, Russia Scam, Impeachment Hoax #1, Impeachment Hoax #2, and so much more, it just never ends. It is political targeting at the highest level!”

    Trump was in New York at the time of the raid. New York Attorney General Latisha James deposed Trump on Tuesday in connection with her office’s ongoing civil investigation into his business and tax affairs. Trump pleaded his Fifth Amendment protections to all of James’ questions but one: confirming his name.

    The FBI’s unprecedented raid against the former U.S. president, who is one of the leading candidates considering challenging President Joe Biden for office in 2024, set off a firestorm of criticism against the DOJ and Biden. The White House claimed ignorance about the raid; Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said the West Wing found out about the raid in the news like the rest of the United States.

    Lawmakers and others have called for the DOJ and FBI to explain the raid against Trump, warning about the politicization of the Justice Department and the FBI’s crumbling reputation among many Americans. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), the leading Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, called on Christopher Wray to answer questions about the raid quickly and in depth.

    “If the FBI isn’t extraordinarily transparent about its justification for yesterday’s actions and committed to rooting out political bias that has infected their most sensitive investigations, they will have sealed their own fate. The FBI’s mission and the many patriotic agents who work hard to carry it out will be forever overshadowed by the distrust the bureau has sown,” the Iowa senator said in a statement.

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    ‘Spectacular Backfire’: Biden Officials Blast FBI’s Raid on Mar-a-Lago as Report Reveals Rat on Inside

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    Some Biden administration officials in the U.S. Justice Department slammed the FBI’s raid on Mar-a-Lago this week, saying that the situation backfired big time and the bureau ended up creating the very situation that it sought to avoid.

    Newsweek reported that the FBI specifically targeted three rooms at former President Donald Trump’s residence — a bedroom, an office, and a storage room — and that the information used to obtain the warrant “was based largely on information from an FBI confidential human source.”

    The report said that the confidential informant told the bureau what documents were taken and where the documents were located.

    The report said that federal officials waited until Trump was out of state to execute the search warrant at the property because they wanted to be as low-key as possible. Agents were reportedly at the property the entire day and were dressed in plain clothes, leading staff to believe that they were U.S. Secret Service agents, which is why news of the executed search warrant did not leak.

    “What a spectacular backfire,” a DOJ official told the publication. “I know that there is much speculation out there that this is political persecution, but it is really the best and the worst of the bureaucracy in action. They wanted to punctuate the fact that this was a routine law enforcement action, stripped of any political overtones, and yet [they] got exactly the opposite.”

    Another senior U.S. official told the publication that the FBI “created the very firestorm they sought to avoid” by “ignoring the fallout.”

    The agents rooted through the personal belongings of former first lady Melania Trump as they executed the search warrant.

    Lawyers for the Department of Justice present during the raid reportedly informed Trump’s representatives that the search warrant gave them “full access to everything” on site.

    Reports have claimed that Trump’s lawyers were not allowed to observe agents searching the property, although this has not yet been confirmed.

    Federal agents executed the search warrant because they reportedly believed that Trump withheld turning over all the classified material that he was supposed to send back to the National Archives earlier this year.

    Federal prosecutors opened a grand jury investigation back in May into Trump over whether classified material that ended up at his home in Mar-a-Lago was mishandled.

    The main purpose of these types of investigations is usually for federal authorities to determine if any classified material was compromised so that intelligence officials can take steps to protect sensitive sources and methods. Prosecutors are seeking to learn every aspect of how the documents were handled from the time the documents left the White House until they were returned to the National Archives.

    For prosecutors to be able to prove that a crime was committed, they would need evidence showing that the parties involved in removing the documents from the White House knew that the documents were classified and knew that removing them would violate the law.

    “These are dark times for our Nation, as my beautiful home, Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, is currently under siege, raided, and occupied by a large group of FBI agents,” Trump said in a statement. “After working and cooperating with the relevant Government agencies, this unannounced raid on my home was not necessary or appropriate.”

    “They even broke into my safe!” Trump said. “It is political targeting at the highest level!”

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    WATCH: Video Emerges Showing Massive Explosion Blowing Up Indiana Home — 3 Dead, 39 Homes Damaged

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    A video emerged late Wednesday evening that showed a massive explosion completely leveling a home in Evansville, Indiana, killing at least three people and damaging at least 39 homes.

    It was not immediately clear what caused the massive explosion. A spokesperson for the Evansville Fire Department told Tristate that the gas and electric company CenterPoint made no detection of gas after arriving on the scene. The spokesperson added that 11 of the houses affected will be uninhabitable.

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    Fire Chief Mike Connelly said in a news conference that there could be more victims found as the search continues. “There could be other victims; we have not completed our search. The buildings are not yet safe to enter,” Connelly said, adding, “Initial survey of the damage is that 39 houses have been damaged from either severe to minor damage.”

    “Our thoughts are with those closely involved with the explosion that happened on N. Weinbach this afternoon,” the Evansville Police Department said in a statement. “As more information becomes available the respective agencies investigating will be able to provide more information. N. Weinbach between Columbia and Oak Hill will be shut down for the foreseeable future, please plan an alternate route.”

    Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke visited the scene with first responders and shared photos on his Facebook account.

    People near the scene described their homes and businesses shaking when the explosion happened. Vincent Taylor told 14 News that he was working on the roof of a house two blocks away from the blast when he heard the explosion and saw debris falling from the sky. Taylor said he got to the scene moments later and described it as “total devastation.” “Their houses are totally gone. It’s bad,” he remarked.

    According to officials, most of the homes in the neighborhood were unoccupied at the time of the explosion other than some pets. Eight different agencies were on the scene Wednesday afternoon, and Connelly said an arson investigation had been launched.

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    WATCH: 4-Year-Old Biological Girl Declares ‘Boy’ Identity at Pride Parade — and Crowd ‘Cheered Him on’

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    A 4-year-old biological girl announced a “boy” identity at a Pride Parade in Canada recently as a cannon blasted blue confetti into the air and an adoring crowd cheered.

    The New York Post — citing South West News Service — reported that Charlie Danger Lloyd “was assigned female at birth but from a young age expressed he was a boy, his mom said.”

    Video from the Vancouver Pride Parade shows Charlie dressed in a transgender flag cape alongside “Grammy,” who was wearing a rainbow pride flag as a cape, in the middle of a street firing the blue confetti-filled cannon.

    “Once they closed the road, Charlie strutted out with Grammy, and they faced the sidelines and after a short struggle, the cannon exploded with blue smoke and biodegradable confetti,” Charlie’s mom, 27-year-old Alaina Bourrel, told SWNS, according to the Post.

    With that, Charlie ran into Mom’s arms.

    “Charlie jumped with joy as the crowd cheered him on. He couldn’t believe the love and support he was shown from the bystanders,” Bourrel added to SWNS, according to the Post.

    Bourrel also told the outlet she’s been attacked online by those who call her a “pedophile, groomer, and rapist” due to Charlie’s transition, the Post reported.

    But Bourrel noted to SWNS that Charlie began expressing different gender needs at the age of 2, constantly telling family about wanting to be “growing to look just like daddy” and “I’m a boy,” the Post said.

    Charlie’s mother told the outlet the Pride Parade idea came after Charlie was told the family held a previous gender reveal prior to Charlie’s birth — and the smoke didn’t work properly, the Post reported.

    “When we told him the story, he asked for a re-do … at the Vancouver Pride Parade — so we bought him a smoke cannon and tucked it away for this day,” Bourrel said, according to the paper.

    ‘He wasn’t your typical little girl’

    “He wasn’t your typical little girl. He would play with other boys and the parents would say he was more of a boy than their own children,” Bourrel recalled, the Post said, adding that by the end of 2021 Charlie didn’t want to shop in the girls’ section and wanted short hair.

    “He refused to shop in the girls’ section but was too nervous to shop in the boys’,” Charlie’s mother added, according to the paper. “After lots of expressing his feelings and emotions with me, he decided that he wanted a new wardrobe, so we set out to find our new style.”

    Charlie got a haircut “at Big Bros Barbershop, a trans-owned and operated salon in East Vancouver,” Bourell added, the Post said. “After leaving the salon that afternoon, Charlie was a completely new child.”

    Bourell also told the outlet that family and friends have been supportive of Charlie: “His choices were not questioned, and he was congratulated and everyone began using new pronouns.”

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