Trump fails to address why documents were scattered around Mar-a-Lago in legal filing from last night

Good morning and welcome to Thursday’s US politics blog. It’s a busy day for presidents, current and past.

Donald Trump, or rather his legal team, returns to court in Florida attempting to persuade a judge to appoint an independent “special master” to review highly classified documents seized in a raid by the FBI at his Palm Beach residence last month.

Sarah Palin’s bid for a seat in Congress crashed when the fiery Republican lost a special election in Alaska to Democrat Mary Peltola, who becomes the first Alaska Native to sit in the House.

Joe Biden has signed a federal disaster declaration, and the White House is promising aid to Jackson, Mississippi, where about 150,000 residents have no access to clean water after a system failure.

Republican Texas governor Greg Abbott is expanding his “protest” over Biden’s immigration policies by busing undocumented migrants to Chicago, having previously sent them to other Democratic strongholds in New York and Washington DC.

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre will deliver her daily briefing at 2pm.

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