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Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks at the Justice Department on Thursday about the FBI's search warrant served at former president Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. (Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters)

Today, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced that the Justice Department has asked a federal court to unseal the search warrant and inventory of items taken from the Florida home of former president Donald Trump earlier this week by the FBI. Speaking from the Justice Department, Garland said the department was making the request given that Trump had publicly confirmed the search. Garland said he personally approved the search. He said department rules prohibit him from further discussing the case.

Meanwhile, President Biden, who is on vacation in South Carolina, and his fellow Democrats are welcoming news that the national average for a gallon of gas has fallen below $4 for the first time since early March. Prices at the pump — and inflation more broadly — have been a drag on Biden’s popularity and a challenge for Democrats with the midterm elections approaching.

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  • 2:30 p.m. Eastern time: Attorney General Merrick Garland made a statement from the Justice Department. Watch here.
  • 2:05 p.m. Pacific time (5:05 p.m. Eastern time): Vice President Harris holds a roundtable discussion with California state legislators and advocates on reproductive health care.

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