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Judge approves release of Trump affidavit; R. Kelly trial; Putin, Xi to attend G-20 summit

Aug 19, 2022

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On August 19, 2022, a judge approves the partial release of the Mar a Lago affidavit, a star witness the in R. Kelly trial testified, and Xi, Putin to attend G-20 Summit. 

Judge approves partial release of Mar-a-Lago affidavit Portions of the affidavit that led to last week’s raid on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence can be made public, a judge said Thursday. 

Several news organizations argued for its release citing public interest. The judge ordered the Justice Department to submit proposed redactions before making the affidavit public.

R. Kelly star witness faces cross-examination The government’s star witness in the child pornography trial of R. Kelly faces cross-examination from Kelly’s legal team Friday.

The witness testified for four hours Thursday and told jurors she was the 14-year-old girl in the video that was at the heart of Kelly’s original child porn trial in 2008.

Putin, Xi to attend G-20 Summit The 2022 G-20 Summit in November just got extremely interesting. An advisor to Indonesia’s President said both Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping will be in attendance.

This would be Xi’s first trip outside of China in nearly three years. It comes amid tension with the U.S. over Taiwan.

Putin’s addition is notable because Indonesia has also invited Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

AP and Reuters contributed to this report.

JIMMIE JOHNSON: GOOD MORNING. I’M JIMMIE JOHNSON. LET’S JUMP STRAIGHT INTO TODAY’S TOP STORIES.
A FEDERAL JUDGE SAYS AT LEAST SOME OF THE AFFIDAVIT THAT LED TO LAST WEEK’S RAID ON FORMER PRESIDENT TRUMP’S MAR-A-LAGO RESIDENCE — CAN BE MADE PUBLIC.
SEVERAL NEWS ORGANIZATIONS ARGUED FOR ITS RELEASE — CITING PUBLIC INTEREST.
THE JUDGE ORDERED THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT TO SUBMIT PROPOSED REDACTIONS BEFORE THE RELEASE.

HAPPENING TODAY — THE GOVERNMENT’S STAR WITNESS IN THE CHILD PORNOGRAPHY TRIAL OF R. KELLY FACES CROSS-EXAMINATION FROM KELLY’S LEGAL TEAM.
THE WITNESS TESTIFIED FOR FOUR HOURS THURSDAY.
SHE TOLD JURORS SHE WAS THE 14-YEAR-OLD GIRL IN THE VIDEO THAT WAS AT THE HEART OF KELLY’S ORIGINAL CHILD PORN TRIAL BACK IN 2008.

THIS NOVEMBER’S G-20 SUMMIT JUST GOT MORE INTERESTING.
AN ADVISOR TO INDONESIA’S PRESIDENT SAYS BOTH RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN AND CHINESE LEADER XI JINPING WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE.

THIS WOULD BE XI’S FIRST TRIP OUTSIDE OF CHINA IN NEARLY THREE YEARS — AMID TENSION WITH THE U-S OVER TAIWAN.
PUTIN’S ADDITION IS NOTABLE BECAUSE INDONESIA HAS ALSO INVITED UKRAINIAN PRESIDENT VOLODYMYR ZELENSKYY.


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