The Daily Populous

Saturday June 3rd, 2023 night edition

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Donald Trump’s attorneys have been unable to find the classified document described in a recording of a 2021 conversation that is now in the possession of prosecutors, CNN reports.

Earlier this week, the network broke the news that a recording existed of the former president acknowledging that he had held onto a classified Pentagon document outlining a potential attack on Iran.

The report adds credence to prosecutors’ scepticism that all classified materials retained by Mr Trump after he left office have been returned.

The recording of Mr Trump was created during the summer of 2021, approximately six months after the ex-president had left office.

CNN reported that the audio recording contains the sound of paper rustling as if Mr Trump was waving a document around.

The recording also reportedly captured laughter after the ex-president noted that he was not permitted to show the document to anyone.

The investigation is reportedly in its final stages and could result in charges against Mr Trump as soon as this summer. »

Blinken warns Ukraine cease-fire now would result in ‘Potemkin peace,’ legitimizing Russian invasion

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Russian forces began June by bombing Kyiv, killing at least three people and wounding others, authorities said.

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Friday that the United States and its allies should not support a cease-fire or peace talks to end the war in Ukraine until Kyiv gains strength and can negotiate on its own terms.

Blinken described the Russian invasion of Ukraine as a catastrophic strategic failure for Moscow that had strengthened NATO, the European Union and Ukraine. »

With Brazil’s backing, Argentina wins acceptance to BRICs bank

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Rousseff informed Economy Minister Sergio Massa on Thursday that Argentina will become part of the NDB once a plenary BRICS meeting in August approves its entry.

The board of directors agrees with Argentina joining the bank.

As for the BRICS bank, the financing for Argentina will come from an expansion of capital supplied by Brazil, local outlets reported. »

Russia deployed its feared thermobaric missile launcher on its own territory to repel an attack by insurgents, UK intel says

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Russia said it deployed at least one thermobaric missile launcher on its own territory, per the UK MOD.

It shows Russia has a dilemma between using weapons on its own territory or in Ukraine, the MOD said.

Russia deployed at least one thermobaric missile launcher on its own territory to push back partisan attacks, the UK Ministry of Defence said in an intelligence update on Friday. »

Amanda Gorman’s Book Sales Hit A New Peak After A Florida School Banned ‘The Hill We Climb’

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Following a Florida school banning “The Hill We Climb,” sales have skyrocketed for the presidential inauguration poem as well as the poet’s “Call Us What We Carry” and “Change Sings,” according to Variety.

I’ve received countless letters and videos from children inspired by ‘The Hill We Climb’ to write their own poems.”.

Together, this is a hill we won’t just climb, but a hill we will conquer.”. »