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Retired Governor Chris Christie has tested positive for Covid-19
Retired Governor Chris Christie has tested positive for Covid-19
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The former Governor of New Jersey from 2010 to 2018 and republican politician Chris Christie has announced on his Twitter account that he has tested positive for Covid-19.

He stated that he "will be receiving medical attention today and will keep the necessary folks apprised of my condition".

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Trump campaign calls federal judge to stop election officials in New Jersey from counting mail-in ballots

In a new filing, the reelection campaign of Presiden Donald Trump asked a federal judge to prevent mail-in ballots to be counted by New Jersey election officials beginning 10 days ahead of Election Day until a lawsuit is settled.

In addition, the campaign asked the federal judge to bar elections officials from accepting mail-in ballots that do not have a postmark for two days after election day.

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Trump hosts press conference at his New Jersey Golf Club, claims Covid-19 is disappearing, accuses Democrats of election cheating
Trump hosts press conference at his New Jersey Golf Club, claims Covid-19 is disappearing, accuses Democrats of election cheating
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On Friday, President Donald Trump hosted a press conference at his New Jersey golf club where he spoke to a group of patrons, most of which were not social distancing nor wearing masks, a violation of New Jersey's Covid-19 gathering capacity limit.

During his speech, Trump claims that the Coronavirus was "disappearing", even though the US reported over 42,000 cases on Friday, and again attributed the number of cases to the large number of tests, stating that more tests lead to more cases. When asked about social distancing, Trump said it was a "political activity" and called his audience a "peaceful protest."

Trump further accused Democrats of "election cheating", saying that "the Democrats are cheating on the election. Because that's exactly what they're doing. If you look at what they're doing even with these negotiations. That's an influence, and an unfair influence, on an election."

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Gunman attacks US federal judge Esther Salas family, kill her son
Gunman attacks US federal judge Esther Salas family, kill her son
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In an attack to the family home of US federal judge Esther Sales, her 20-year-old son was shot dead and her husband injured. Investigators said the judge was unharmed.

According to reports the attacker was dressed as a FedEx delivery driver.

The FBI posted a call for informations on Twitter: "The FBI is investigating a shooting that occurred at the home of Judge Ester Salas in North Brunswick Township, New Jersey earlier this evening, July 19. We're looking for one subject & ask that anyone who thinks they may have relevant information call us at 1-973-792-3001."

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AG William Barr announces resignation of SDNY US Attorney Geoffrey Berman
President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr
President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr Credit: The United States Department of Justice / Public domain

In a press release late Friday night, AG William Barr announced the resignation of Geoffrey Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. "With tenacity and savvy, Geoff has done an excellent job leading one of our nation’s most significant U.S. Attorney’s Offices, achieving many successes on consequential civil and criminal matters. I appreciate his service to the Department of Justice and our nation, and I wish him well in the future," so the statement.

According to the statement, Donald Trump "intends to nominate Jay Clayton, currently the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission" for Berman's position and Barr recommends Craig Carpenito, US Attorney for the District of New Jersey, as intermediate SDNY US Attorney while "he Senate is considering Jay Clayton’s nomination", starting July 3.