The Justice Department was prepared to seek a warrant had Biden not consented to a home search, sources say

CNN — The FBI’s unprecedented search of President Joe Biden’s home in Wilmington, Delaware, resulted from high-stakes discussions between the Justice Department and Biden attorneys over when and how it would take place, sources familiar with the matter tell CNN. Biden’s team stresses that it was cooperative in the lead-up to Friday’s search and even … Read more

Jeff Zients to replace Ron Klain as White House chief of staff

CNN — Jeff Zients, who ran President Joe Biden‘s Covid-19 response effort and served in high-ranking roles in the Obama administration, is expected to replace Ron Klain as the next White House chief of staff, according to three people briefed on the matter. Klain is expected to step down in the coming weeks. The move … Read more

FBI searched Biden home, found items marked classified

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI searched President Joe Biden’s home in Wilmington, Delaware, on Friday and located additional documents with classified markings and also took possession of some of his handwritten notes, the president’s lawyer said Saturday. The president voluntarily allowed the FBI into his home, but the lack of a search warrant did not … Read more

San Joaquin County added to FEMA major disaster declaration

California Capitol Correspondent San Joaquin County added to FEMA major disaster declaration. Here’s how residents can apply for aid Here’s how those affected by storms in eligible counties can sign up for disaster assistance. Updated: 4:42 PM PST Jan 19, 2023 Hide Transcript Show Transcript COULD TAKE TIME TO TALK ABOUT TODAY. LISA: FOR BETTER … Read more

President Biden expands California major disaster declaration

President Joe Biden has expanded a federal disaster declaration to include three more California counties in the wake of devastating storms that battered the state and were linked to at least 20 deaths. The counties of Monterey, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara are the newest counties added to the list. The declaration allows residents … Read more

Siamak Namazi: American held in Iran launches hunger strike and writes to Biden asking him to do more for detainees

Washington CNN — An American wrongfully detained in Iran is calling on the President Joe Biden to take notice of US detainees there, launching a hunger strike Monday to mark seven years since he was left behind in a prisoner swap that brought other Americans home. In a letter to Biden, Siamak Namazi called on … Read more