Fig. 1. President Reagan on the South Lawn during the arrival ceremony of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher of the United Kingdom. U.S. Government photograph, November 16, 1988, via Wikimedia Commons, public domain.
On another chaotic day at the Conservative party conference, ministerial discipline broke down, with cabinet colleagues disagreeing over key policies and bitter infighting over the decision to scrap plans to ditch the top rate of tax.
In some of the most provocative remarks, Suella Braverman said she was “disappointed” by the U-turn – and suggested Tory MPs were trying to overthrow Truss’s government.
Jill Lawless, “UK scraps tax cut for wealthy that sparked market turmoil,” Associated Press, October 3, 2022, https://apnews.com/article/business-financial-markets-liz-truss-0acea0ad013e41524c8be3981654b922
Rowena Mason et al., “Truss’s cabinet in open warfare over key policies and coup accusations,” Guardian, October 4, 2022, https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/oct/04/kwasi-kwarteng-fiscal-plan-date-thrown-into-confusion
Fig. 2. Department of Justice photograph of seized materials, reportedly partially redacted, via the Washington Post, August 31, 2022, public domain.
CNN senior legal analyst Elie Honig said the appeal is intended to delay the Justice Department’s investigation into the former President, if possible.
“This is part of the delay strategy,” Honig said on CNN’s “The Lead with Jake Tapper,” noting [Donald] Trump lost at the appeals court. “So either he accepts that loss and those documents don’t go to the special master and they go right over to [the Department of Justice], or his only remaining recourse is to try to get the Supreme Court to take it, and that’s the course he’s taking now.”
David Smith, “Republicans’ lawless leaders at odds with midterm law and order message,” Guardian, October 3, 2022, https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/oct/03/republicans-law-order-midterm-election-investigations-scandals
Tierney Sneed, “Trump goes to Supreme Court over Mar-a-Lago search and seizure of documents,” CNN, October 4, 2022, https://www.cnn.com/2022/10/04/politics/trump-supreme-court-mar-a-lago-appeal/index.html
- Rowena Mason et al., “Truss’s cabinet in open warfare over key policies and coup accusations,” Guardian, October 4, 2022, https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/oct/04/kwasi-kwarteng-fiscal-plan-date-thrown-into-confusion↩
- Devlin Barrett, “Justice Dept. says Trump team may have hidden, moved classified papers,” Washington Post, August 31, 2022, https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2022/08/31/trump-documents-removed-storage-room/↩
- Tierney Sneed, “Trump goes to Supreme Court over Mar-a-Lago search and seizure of documents,” CNN, October 4, 2022, https://www.cnn.com/2022/10/04/politics/trump-supreme-court-mar-a-lago-appeal/index.html↩