Eric Trump says Putin could say Donald Trump was ‘a very strong person’
Donald Trump and his children – Donald Trump Jr and Ivanka Trump – have filed a lawsuit in their fight against the New York Attorney General’s attempt to depose them in a civil investigation into the Trump Organization. Their lawyers argued that a lower court erred in denying the Trumps’ request to have their subpoenas.
The former president started his week with a bizarre phone interview on Fox Business in which he called Vladimir Putin’s nuclear threats an “n word”, dismissed climate change as “a thing called weather”, and insisted he would continue to run on the supposed theft of the 2020 election despite the host’s suggestion it could hurt Republicans at the polls.
His exciting Monday morning comes after an event in Florida over the weekend in which he appeared to promise a return to the White House.
Following his remarks, Republican U.S. Representative Liz Cheney warned that Mr. Trump could face criminal penalties for the attacks on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.
‘Cowboys for Trump’ founder convicted of misdemeanor in Capitol riot
Cowboys for Trump founder Couy Griffin was found guilty of a misdemeanor charge stemming from the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
Footage shown in Judge Trevor McFadden’s courtroom showed Mr. Griffin, an Otero County commissioner, climbing a bike ramp as he made his way to the Capitol. Mr Griffin faces up to a year in prison for trespassing on restrictive grounds in the capital, although Mr McFadden acquitted him of a separate charge of disorderly conduct.
Olivier O’ConnellMarch 23, 2022 04:02
Stormy Daniels: ‘I’ll go to jail before I pay a penny’
After losing her defamation lawsuit against Donald Trump, adult film star Stormy Daniels is refusing a federal court order forcing her to pay the former president’s legal fees.
‘I’ll go to jail before I pay a penny’, Ms. Daniels sworn on Twitter.
Olivier O’ConnellMarch 23, 2022 03:45
Trump lawyers say judge abused discretion by coercing testimony
Donald Trump’s lawyers say a New York judge abused his discretion with a ruling last month requiring the former president to answer questions under oath in a civil investigation into his business practices.
In papers filed Monday in a state appeals court, Trump’s attorneys said Manhattan Judge Arthur Engoron failed to properly weigh the constitutional and ethical concerns they raised about the investigation by New York Attorney General Letitia James.
Lawyers for Trump and his two eldest children, Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr., want the state trial court’s Appeals Division to overturn Engoron’s Feb. 17 ruling and invalidate Engoron’s subpoenas. James asking for their testimony.
Olivier O’ConnellMarch 23, 2022 03:00
Secret Service Confirms Pence Spent Jan. 6 at the Senate Underground Loading Dock
Vice President Mike Pence was taken to an underground Senate loading dock after rioters broke into the US Capitol on January 6, 2021 and spent four to five hours there under surveillance with his wife and daughter, have confirmed to the Secret Service on Monday for the first time.
Olivier O’ConnellMarch 23, 2022 02:35
Chris Christie says Trump Putin’s comments are ‘wrong’ and ‘dangerous’
Former New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie has condemned Donald Trump for his comments praising Vladimir Putin at the start of the invasion of Ukraine.
“Do we want to send words of admiration to someone [Putin] who, as we speak this morning, is directing the slaughter of women and children in Ukraine without any conscience? Mr. Christie asked during a speech in New Hampshire on Monday.
Olivier O’ConnellMarch 23, 2022 2:15 a.m.
Biden causes uproar over conspiracy theory with use of ‘new world order’ phrase
Joe Biden caused a stir at a gathering of business leaders at the White House on Monday when he hinted at a coming ‘new world order’ in the wake of the Ukraine crisis, apparently not stopping to consider the troublesome inheritance of the expression.
Addressing the Business Roundtable’s quarterly CEO meeting, which included the heads of General Motors, Apple and Amazon, Mr Biden concluded his remarks by saying: “Now is when things change. We’re going to–there’s going to be a new world order out there, and we’ve got to lead it. And we must unite the rest of the free world to do so.
The phrase quickly began trending on Twitter, with commentators wasting no time in gloating over what they saw as the president’s presumably accidental invocation of a well-worn conspiracy theory claiming that a cabal elite globalist operating in the shadows was plotting to carve up the world and impose a totalitarian regime.
Olivier O’ConnellMarch 23, 2022 01:30
ICYMI: Trump ignores his own social media platform
The launch of Donald Trump’s social media platform, Truth Social, was meant to be a major social media event, finally giving conservatives a gathering place where their speech would not be censored (although the site’s terms and conditions contain clauses prohibiting various things) .
However, the app’s troubled launch was followed by flaccid signups and engagements. And now it’s clear that the president himself has little or no desire to join; in fact, he hasn’t posted on Truth Social at all yet.
Nathan Place has the story.
Olivier O’ConnellMarch 23, 2022 12:45 a.m.
Pro-Trump congressman targets Mitch McConnell
Mo Brooks, the Alabama congressman battling to retain Donald Trump’s endorsement in his Senate race, has chosen a new line of attack in his campaign, vowing to ‘fire’ the majority leader in the Senate. Senate, Mitch McConnell, if elected.
Mr McConnell has become one of Mr Trump’s most hated enemies, largely because he refused to buy into the lie that the 2020 election was stolen and refused to side with those who attempt to rewrite the history of the 2021 uprising.
Since Mr Trump called it a “disappointment” in a recent interview, Mr Brooks has also bragged about his attendance at the rally that preceded the January 6 riot.
Olivier O’ConnellMarch 23, 2022 12:00 a.m.
Will Trump really end up facing criminal charges?
One of the biggest hopes of those who want to see Donald Trump removed from the presidency is that at least one of the multiple court cases he is involved in will result in a criminal indictment and a guilty verdict. However, writing in AtlanticPaul Rosenzweig, who served as lead counsel in the investigation that led to Bill Clinton’s impeachment, has another, less optimistic perspective:
Read his full argument below.
Olivier O’ConnellMarch 22, 2022 11:15 p.m.
Bannon chastises Trumpist Senate candidate for Ohio debate incident
U.S. Senate candidate from Ohio Josh Mandel, who ran an extremely caustic right-wing campaign in a crowded primary field, was roundly criticized for a literal showdown with another candidate during a debate last week. The encounter ended with Mr Mandel calling his rival ‘p***y’ before the two were separated – and that seems to have been too much for even some of the most hardcore right-handers.
Mr Mandel found himself scolded by none other than Steve Bannon, who has a well-deserved reputation for inciting the far right.
Learn more via Mediaite below:
Olivier O’ConnellMarch 22, 2022 10:30 p.m.