Donald Trump vows to stay in the 2024 race if he faces criminal charges
Donald Trump’s eldest daughter, Ivanka Trump, has asked for a stay in adjudication of the $250 million fraud case brought against her, her brothers, her father and their family’s eponymous real estate company.
Her attorneys argue that the fraud complaint filed last year “contains no allegation that Mrs. Trump directly or indirectly prepared, prepared, reviewed or certified any of her father’s financial statements.”
“Other individuals were responsible for those duties,” they added.
In news of Mr Trump’s other legal issues, it emerged that his former aide Hope Hicks had met with Manhattan prosecutors investigating the former president’s alleged hush money payments to adult movie star Stormy Daniels.
Former White House communications director visited the office of Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg with her lawyers on Monday. This comes as prosecutors ramp up the long-running investigation into payments made to Daniels in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election.
Meanwhile, Trump praises Fox News host Tucker Carlson for broadcasting footage of the January 6 riot at the Capitol, falsely portraying it as a peaceful process. He has called for prosecution of the House Select Committee that investigated the assault on Congress.
DeSantis engages in “fascism,” says Florida Democrat
Democratic Representative Maxwell Frost criticized his home state governor Ron DeSantis of Florida, saying the potential Republican presidential nominee is engaging in “fascism.”
The freshman Democratic congressman, currently the youngest member of the House of Representatives, spoke to Jim Acosta on CNN about Mr. DeSantis’ plan to ban the use of preferred pronouns and gender studies in the state of Florida.
“He’s not acting on education, we have to be clear,” Frost said. “He acts by scapegoating vulnerable communities for his failures.”
Erik Garcia has the story.
Oliver O’ConnellMarch 8, 2023 4:45 AM
Trump insists CPAC speech was packed after ridicule over empty seats
Donald Trump went on the defensive bright and early on Monday morning when he was annoyed by the coverage of his speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington DC over the weekend.
The former president claimed that “you couldn’t get into the building,” insisting that the seats for his speech were full and that his supporters had flocked to CPAC to see him.
Oliver O’ConnellMarch 8, 2023 3:45 AM
Vote: Trump’s new Jan. 6 issue is as bad as you’d expect. It’s also dangerous
Friday at midnight, Donald Trump dropped a new song with the J6 Prison Choir. No, that’s not an onion head. That just happened. Who needs SNL when we have reality?
I’ll save you time. The number is as bad as you’d expect.
Oliver O’ConnellMarch 8, 2023 02:45 AM
CPAC: We asked conservatives at CPAC what “wake up” means
Many struggle to define the concept, such as Erik Garcia discovered at CPAC over the weekend.
Oliver O’ConnellMarch 8, 2023 1:45 AM
Vote: Why Donald Trump’s CPAC Speech Proves He’s a Problem for the GOP
In his keynote CPAC speech, Donald Trump once again demonstrated why his leadership of the Republican Party has led to electoral loss after electoral loss. His rambling speech was unlikely to appeal to anyone who wasn’t already firmly entrenched in the Conservative bubble. If he did turn to a coherent statement, it was more often than not a vicious attack on his Republican rivals.
Oliver O’Connell8 March 2023 00:45
Trump mocked ‘half full’ CPAC event
Donald Trump has been mocked by Chris Christie for poor attendance at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) this weekend.
Oliver O’ConnellMarch 7, 2023 11:45 PM
Fox libel defense at odds with top GOP presidential foes
Fox News is on an unlikely collision course with two leading contenders for the Republican presidential nomination over journalists’ rights.
To defend itself against a massive defamation lawsuit over how it covered false claims surrounding the 2020 presidential election, the network is relying on a nearly 60-year-old Supreme Court ruling that makes it difficult to successfully sue media organizations for libel.
Former President Donald Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, two favorites of many Fox News viewers, have called for the court to revisit the default, which is considered the foundational case in US libel law.
Oliver O’ConnellMarch 7, 2023 10:45 PM
Trump vows “retaliation” and remains in the 2024 race if he faces criminal charges
“Absolutely, I wouldn’t even think about leaving,” the former president told reporters ahead of his speech at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, speculating that being targeted by a criminal charge could actually “raise” his polls .
During his remarks, Trump vowed to retaliate against the Democrats, the media, and even against his fellow Republicans.
John Bowden And Josh Marcus report.
Oliver O’ConnellMarch 7, 2023 10:00 PM
6 Jan rioters on the run after removing ankle bracelets
Two suspects in the Capitol riot are wanted by the FBI after they went missing.
A Florida woman disappeared before going on trial Monday after being charged for her actions during the January 6, 2021, riot in Washington, D.C., when supporters of former President Donald Trump violently tried to prevent Congress from certifying President Joe Biden’s election victory in 2020.
Last week, a federal judge in Washington issued warrants for the arrest of Joseph Hutchinson III and Olivia Pollock after revealing they had tampered with or removed the ankle monitors used to track them, according to the Associated Press.
Gustav Kilander has the story.
Oliver O’ConnellMarch 7, 2023 9:30 PM
Ex-Trump aide Hope Hicks meets with Manhattan prosecutors
Former Donald Trump senior adviser Hope Hicks was spotted entering the Manhattan district attorney’s office yesterday in a signal of a possible escalation of the investigation into the former president’s alleged involvement in hush money payments to a porn star during his presidential campaign. campaign.
Prosecutors from District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office have been presenting evidence to a grand jury since January, with Ms. Hicks the seventh witness to meet with them, the New York Times reported.
It remains unclear whether she was simply answering questions or will be asked to testify before the grand jury.
Trump has labeled the investigation a “witch hunt” and it is not known whether the prosecutor will press charges against him.
Stuti MishraMarch 7, 2023 06:55