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Former President Donald Trump hit Democrats with a dose of reality that they did not want to hear.
On Saturday he held a Save America rally in Youngstown, Ohio where he gave a dire warning to the Democrats.
“They have no idea of the sleeping giant that they have awoken,” the president said. “The American people will never accept the corruption and the ruination of our beloved country, and that’s what they want to do.”
He said that on Nov. 8, “we are going to vote in record numbers, and we are going to send these left-wing lunatics a message: They cannot cancel, silence, or ignore … all the abuse, all the smears, and all the attacks will not dissuade us. They will only make us stronger, much stronger. Much much stronger.”
He said he is not concerned about what Democrats are doing to attempt to stop him and promised to keep fighting them.
“No matter what our sick and deranged political establishment throw at me, no matter what they do to me, I will endure their torment and oppression, and I will do it very willingly.
“They will never get me to stop fighting for you, the American people. And I will never quit because the fate of our country is at stake,” he said.
He even talked about President Joe Biden’s speech when he had the red backdrop and declared “MAGA Republicans” a threat to democracy.
“That was terrible,” said Trump, “but that’s where they’re coming from. But you know what? We’re strong and we’re smart. We’re smarter than them. We’re stronger than them.”
Democrats “view 75 million Americans as enemies to be canceled and suppressed,” he said. “They want to censor you from the internet, banish you from the public square, get you fired from your jobs, target you for destruction with 87,000 new IRS agents.”
“There’s more enthusiasm right now than there has ever been for the rallies and for everything, because you’ve seen what a horrible job they’ve done,” he said.
I’ve watched every Trump speech/rally for the last 6 years, and this closer was the most powerful one he’s ever given.
The music behind him was a masterful touch. pic.twitter.com/ykBxzDNC6i
— Steven Cheung (@CaliforniaPanda) September 18, 2022
The special master appointed by a federal judge to examine documents seized by the FBI during a raid on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate last month has formally begun the process.
Former chief federal judge Raymond Dearie, appointed by U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon earlier this month, has directed attorneys for the former president as well as the Justice Department to come to New York City for a “preliminary conference,” Fox News reported Friday.
Lawyers for the two parties are being asked to submit “proposed agenda items” to discuss by Sept. 19, the outlet added.
FBI officials say agents recovered around 100 items marked as ‘classified’ during the raid, though Trump has said he previously declassified everything in his possession before leaving office per his authority as president.
Fox News notes further:
Dearie was appointed by Cannon, a Trump appointee, who declined a request by the Department of Justice to lift the temporary prohibition of the department’s usage of around 100 classified records which were taken from Mar-a-Lago during the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s search on Aug. 8.
The former veteran chief federal judge will review and separate documents that are covered by claims of privilege.
The Justice Department’s investigation, which is being delayed by the special master process, is reviewing documents recovered by the FBI during its search of Trump’s Florida property.
Dearie was first nominated to the federal bench in 1986 by then-President Ronald Reagan.
A former top U.S. spy chief has said he believes the FBI came up short during its Aug. 8 raid.
John Ratcliffe, a former U.S. congressman from Texas whom Trump tapped to serve as director of national intelligence, told Fox News last week that the bureau “didn’t find what they were looking” for, based on his observations.
“I was a former federal prosecutor, United States attorney. Let me tell you what this is about. Good prosecutors with good cases play it straight. They don’t need to play games,” Ratcliffe said, in reference to Justice Department officials. “They don’t need to shop for judges, they don’t need to leak intelligence that may or may not exist.”