Trump called Jan. 6 a “beautiful day” during a CNN town hall
Former President Donald Trump’s top lawyer is abandoning his legal defense efforts and accusing Trump’s top aide Boris Epstein of dishonesty and dishonesty in his work to help the former president’s lawyers defend him against an investigation into whether he is keeping secrets. documents illegal.
His departure comes as the National Archives says it has found a trove of records that prove Donald Trump and his advisers knew they were breaking rules by taking the classified documents to Mar-a-Lago, according to a report. :
The agency sent a letter, obtained by CNN, to Mr. Trump this week that revealed it had found 16 records that showed he and his top advisers were aware of the proper declassification process while he was president. :
“The 16 records in question all reflect communications with close advisers to the president, some of them directed to you personally, about whether, why, and how certain classified records should be declassified,” archivist Debra Steidel Wall wrote.
The records will be turned over to special counsel Jack Smith as part of Trump’s criminal investigation into classified documents.
Tim Scott starts 2024
Sen. Tim Scott, the only black Republican in the United States Senate, announced his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination, joining a crowded field.
Mr. Scott made the announcement at his home in North Charleston, where he reflected on his humble upbringing, noting how his grandfather worked in the cotton fields of South Carolina.
“My family went from cotton to Congress during his lifetime. And it was possible because my grandfather had a persistent faith.”
Oliver O’ConnellMay 22, 2023 4:45 p.m
Watch: Tim Scott will announce in 2024
Oliver O’ConnellMay 22, 2023 4:22 p.m
Trump wishes Sen. Tim Scott the best of luck as he enters the GOP primary race
Former President Donald Trump has wished Sen. Tim Scott well as he enters the Republican primary race, saying he is “a big step up from Ron DeSanctimonius, who is totally unelectable.”
I wish Senator Tim Scott the best of luck as he enters the Republican presidential primary race. It’s quickly filling up with a lot of people, and Tim is a big step up from Ron DeSanctimonius, who is absolutely unpickable. I completed Opportunity Zones with Tim, a big deal that was very successful. Good luck Tim!
Oliver O’ConnellMay 22, 2023 4:06 p.m
Trump says the FBI offered him $1 million to incentivize him
Former President Donald Trump claimed Sunday night that the FBI offered former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele $1 million to incriminate him.
The jaw-dropping accusation comes after the release of the Durham Report, which found the FBI inappropriately rushed its investigation into allegations of collusion between Russia and Mr Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.
The FBI offered Christopher Steele a million dollars to BREAK me. Why are the so-called special “prosecutors” not all, along with their bosses in the Ministry of Justice, doing something in this direction? Why are people not under arrest? They spied on my campaign, bribed people all over the place, and then went after ME. The people of our once great country will not stand it. How much more can they take because the US is going to HELL? MAGA!!!
The FBI offered Mr. Steele “up to $1 million” to prove allegations in his infamous Trump dossier, according to testimony from FBI supervising analyst Brian Otten at the trial of Igor Danchenko, a key source on the allegations.
He verified that Mr. Steele never received the money because he could not “prove the allegations,” CNN reported.
Oliver O’ConnellMay 22, 2023 3:24 p.m
Trump’s media company sued the Washington Post for $3.78 billion
Former President Donald Trump’s social media company is suing The Washington Post for defamation.
Trump Media and Technology Group (TMTG), which owns the Truth Social platform, is seeking $3.78 billion in damages.
The lawsuit, filed Saturday night in Sarasota County, Florida, accuses the outlet of publishing a story that posed an “existential threat” to the social media company.
According to the lawsuit: note: “published an outrageous hit article falsely accusing TMTG of securities fraud and other wrongdoing” and “has been on a years-long crusade against TMTG characterized by withholding relevant information in his possession.”
Then it is said: “WaPo’s false criminal allegations exposed TMTG to public ridicule, scorn and distrust and damaged TMTG’s business and reputation.”
Oliver O’ConnellMay 22, 2023 14:59
In a Monday morning Truth Social post, Trump lashed out at “lightweights” like DeSantis
Former President Donald Trump started his week on Truth Social by saying that he needs to listen to “those tough” lightweights like “Ron.” [DeSantis] say i can’t win Like the Democrats, it’s just plain misinformation. THE TRUTH IS THEY CAN’T WIN!!!’
I’ve won two elections, the second by far more than the first (it was rigged), my Approval is considered the most powerful in political history, I’m blowing DeSanctimonious in the polls and I’m in the lead. Biden & Harris BIG, while DeSanctus loses BOTH. I’ve chosen more people than anyone else. Still, I have to listen to these lightweights like “Ron” tell me I can’t win. Like the Democrats, it’s just plain misinformation. The TRUTH is they can’t win!!!
Oliver O’ConnellMay 22, 2023 2:25 p.m
The damning new evidence spells trouble for Trump in the investigation into the classified Mar-a-Lago documents
Donald Trump’s legal troubles may be heating up after the National Archives unearthed a trove of records that prove the former president knew he shouldn’t have taken classified documents to Mar-a-Lago, a report says.
The National Archives sent a letter obtained by CNN to Mr. Trump this week, revealing that they had found 16 presidential records that show he and his top advisers were aware of the proper declassification process while he was in the White House. :
John BowdenMay 22, 2023 14:00
Prosecutors are proposing any charges in the Trump election investigation, likely in August
A Georgia prosecutor investigating whether former President Donald Trump and his allies broke the law in an attempt to subvert his 2020 election in Georgia appears to be hinting that grand jury indictments in the case are likely in August.
Fulton County District Attorney Fannie Willis sent a letter Thursday to other Fulton County judges saying she plans to have most of her staff work remotely for the first three weeks of August.
In the letter, Ms. Willis asked the judges not to schedule trials and in-person hearings during that period.
“Thank you for your attention and assistance in keeping the Fulton County Courthouse safe during this time,” Willis wrote in the letter, which was first reported by: The New York Times.
The Georgia investigation is one of several cases that threaten the 2024 presidential campaign.
John BowdenMay 22, 2023 1:30 p.m
FBI veterans admit to taking money from ex-Trump aide Kash Patel
A pair of veteran federal law enforcement officers accused by the FBI of firing them because of their conservative political beliefs have admitted receiving money from Kash Patel, a prominent former aide to former President Donald Trump.
The shocking admission came during Thursday’s hearing of the House Select Subcommittee on Federal Government Armaments.
The GOP-led panel has largely spent its time investigating conspiracy theories about social media companies cooperating with law enforcement, as well as allegations that the Justice Department is investigating prominent Republicans who may be politically motivated to commit crimes.
Eric Garica and: Andrew Feinberg report.
John BowdenMay 22, 2023 13:00
The DeSantis super PAC is tackling the difficult task of rallying support for him in Iowa without a candidate
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has yet to officially enter the 2024 presidential race. But that doesn’t mean his team has stopped laying the groundwork for his (probably) inevitable entrance.
John BowdenMay 22, 2023, 12:30 p.m