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On today’s episode of the 5 Things podcast: Trump team says DOJ search ‘unsupported’

His lawyers continue to push for a document master. Plus, reporter Sarah Elbeshbishi explains how spanking in schools is still legal in some states, the FDA authorizes new boosters, wellness reporter Sars Moniuszko looks at the trend of ‘quiet quitting’ and Serena Williams rolls on at the US Open.

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Hit play on the player above to hear the podcast and follow along with the transcript below.This transcript was automatically generated, and then edited for clarity in its current form. There may be some differences between the audio and the text.

Taylor Wilson:

Buenos dias. I’m Taylor Wilson and this is 5 Things you need to know Thursday, the 1st of September, 2022. Today, the latest from Trump’s legal team surrounding the Mar-a-Lago search. Plus spanking in schools and more.

Here are some of the top headlines:

  1. President Joe Biden tonight will address the nation with a prime time speech in Philadelphia. He’s increasingly making strategic trips around the country ahead of this fall’s midterm elections.
  2. Democrat Mary Peltola won the special election for Alaska’s only US House seat yesterday, beating out a field that included Republican Sarah Palin.
  3. And the International Monetary Fund has announced its reached a preliminary agreement to give Sri Lanka 2.9 billion over the next four years to help the country recover from its worst economic crisis.

Donald Trump’s legal team continued to press for the appointment of a special master to review documents seized in the government search of his Mar-a-Lago estate. He claims that the move by law enforcement was aimed at criminalizing a former president. Before today’s scheduled hearing to consider that appointment, Trump’s lawyers argued that the search was legally unsupported. They’ve suggested that Trump had a privilege to possess the documents even after leaving office. But there’s no evidence that Trump had an executive privilege to hold onto the documents. Trump’s attorneys also continued to say they’ve been cooperative with the National Archives and Records Administration in a months’ long effort to retrieve classified documents. That’s despite the justice department’s rejection of that argument.

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