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Trump huddles with House GOP, rise in Christian nationalism: 5 Things podcast

On today’s episode of the 5 Things podcast: Trump huddles with House Republicans after FBI search

Hear the latest on the aftermath. Plus, politics reporter Ella Lee talks about Christian nationalism, a Mississippi grand jury will not indict the woman whose accusation led to the lynching of Emmett Till, reporters Jessica Guynn and Jayme Fraser have Part Two of their piece on few Latina CEOs and President Joe Biden will sign the PACT bill.

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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:

Good morning. I’m Taylor Wilson and this is 5 Things you need to know Wednesday, the 10th of August, 2022. Today, the aftermath of the Mar-a-Lago search. Plus, Christian nationalism in American politics and more.

Here are some of the top headlines:

  1. China, yesterday, reaffirmed its threat to use military force to bring self-governing Taiwan under its control. The statement mentioned peaceful reunification.
  2. A grandfather, two grandchildren, and a niece are dead after a golf cart crash in Texas. The crash happened when a driver accused of being intoxicated ran a stop sign and crashed into a pickup, which then hit the golf cart.
  3. Police in Albuquerque have arrested the primary suspect in the killings of four Muslim men there. Muhammad Syed was charged in two of the killings and called a suspect in two others.

The political sector and the country as a whole continue to react to the FBI’s search of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home this week. Trump allies are claiming the Justice Department overreached, while other lawmakers have supported the unprecedented move. The search was connected to Trump’s alleged removal of documents from the White House to his Florida property when his term as president ended. The National Archives, in February, said it contacted the Justice Department about Trump removing classified material from the White House.

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