Trump claims New York court staff were ‘crying’ when he was arrested
Donald Trump’s war with Ron DeSantis continues to escalate with the former president meeting with Florida lawmakers on Thursday in a bid to try to beat the governor in his own state.
“A large group of congressmen and women congressmen from Florida who support me, everyone who supported me, is coming to Mar-a-Lago tonight,” Trump boasted on Truth Social on Thursday.
DeSantis has yet to announce a 2024 race, but is expected to become Trump’s biggest Republican rival in the race.
Meanwhile, one man who has announced his offer is Larry Elder.
The conservative radio host, who made an unsuccessful bid to replace California’s governor in a 2021 impeachment effort, announced Thursday that he is running for the Republican presidential nomination.
This comes as one of Donald Trump’s main allies, and one of the few remaining key vocal deniers at Fox News, leaves the network. Dan Bongino announced the news Thursday, blaming the inability to reach a contract.
Judge scolds lawyer for withdrawing from defendant’s case on January 6
A federal judge in Washington scolded a lawyer for withdrawing from a defendant’s case on January 6, delaying the man’s trial but not referring him to disciplinary action.
US District Judge Trevor McFadden, an appointee of former President Donald Trump, said he was considering referring the attorney, Joseph McBride, to the court’s complaints committee.
He said it appeared Mr. McBride misled the court when he withdrew from the case of Christopher Quaglin, accused of assaulting officers during the January 6 riots.
McBride told Judge McFadden that another lawyer familiar with the case, Jonathan Gross, would take over.
However, Mr. Gross asked Judge McFadden to delay the case because he does not practice criminal law.
Mr McBride explained that Mr Gross would only serve as lead counsel “for a while” until a replacement was found. He later clarified that his client fired him because he thought the judge didn’t like him.
Ariana Baio22 April 2023 10:00
Donald Trump says he has ‘universal’ support in Florida
Donald Trump says he has ‘universal’ support in Florida
Rumors are swirling that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will announce his run for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination soon, and Trump is showing his face.
For months, the former president has been launching attacks on DeSantis as the public begins to turn on the two Republican leaders.
But more recently, Trump has been more aggressive about making progress against DeSantis by seeking the endorsement of members of Congress in DeSantis’ home state.
On Truth Social, Trump bragged about his achievements and said he has “near universal” support in Florida.
“A large group of Florida congressmen and women who support me, everyone who supported me, is coming to Mar-a-Lago tonight. Our support is near universal in Florida and throughout the United States,” Trump wrote.
Florida representatives Greg Steube, John Rutherford and Brian Mast have endorsed Trump.
Ariana BaioApril 22, 2023 09:00
When does the rape and defamation case against Trump begin?
Former President Donald Trump will face the latest in his series of legal troubles next week when E Jean Carroll’s case against him begins.
The case is expected to start on April 25 in New York.
Ms. Carroll, a columnist and author, is suing the former president for defamation and assault.
She alleges that Trump sexually assaulted her in a department store dressing room in the 1990s. After going public with the allegations in his book in 2019, Trump denied them, saying he had “never met” Carroll or that she was its type”.
Ariana BaioApril 22, 2023 08:00
Who is running for president in 2024?
With less than two years to go before American voters decide who will serve as president, candidates begin announcing their campaigns.
Familiar faces like former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley have made their bid to compete against former US President Donald Trump, who has already announced his campaign.
But rumors are swirling that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and former Vice President Mike Pence could jump in as well.
As tensions rise, here’s what you need to know.
Ariana BaioApril 22, 2023 07:00
Inside the Stormy Daniels secret money case that led to Trump’s arrest
Now, her lawyers are preparing to go back to court in a defamation and rape lawsuit brought by columnist E Jean Carroll.
In case you need a refresher, here’s a summary of Mr. Trump’s impeachment.
Ariana Baio22 April 2023 06:00
New poll shows half of Democrats think President Joe Biden should run again in 2024
Only about half of Democrats think President Joe Biden should run again in 2024, a new poll shows, but a large majority say they are likely to support him if he becomes the nominee.
The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll shows that 26% of Americans overall want to see Biden run again, a slight recovery from the 22% who said that in January.
The ambivalence among Democratic voters comes as Biden prepares to formally announce his 2024 re-election campaign next week, according to people briefed on the discussions.
Both the current and former presidents could face resistance from the general public in a general election. A full 65% of American adults say they would definitely or probably not support former President Donald Trump if he were nominated in a general election, including 53% who say he definitely would not.
Ariana BaioApril 22, 2023 05:00
Weisselberg, former Trump finance chief, released from jail
Allen Weisselberg, the former chief financial officer of Donald Trump’s company, was released from jail on Wednesday, but may not have broken free of the legal quagmire surrounding the former president.
The 75-year-old man was released from New York City’s Rikers Island prison complex and faced the same pressures he faced three months ago when he began serving time for tax evasion.
Ariana Baio22 April 2023 04:00
Larry Elder Announces Republican Candidacy for President in 2024
Conservative radio host Larry Elder, who sought to replace California’s governor in a failed 2021 impeachment bid, announced Thursday that he will run for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.
Elder, 70, made the announcement on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” and followed up with a tweet.
“America is in decline, but this decline is not inevitable. We may enter a new American Golden Age, but we must choose a leader who can get us there. This is why I am running for president,” he wrote.
Ariana Baio22 April 2023 03:00
ICYMI: Congressional hearing features Trump’s ‘greatest hits’ on Covid misinformation
The House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic met on Tuesday to discuss the origins, with Republicans largely focused on the likelihood that a laboratory leak in Wuhan province caused the spread of the virus.
Ariana Baio 22 April 2023 02:00
Do the Republicans have a thing on the Biden family?
President Joe Biden is expected to announce that he will officially seek re-election soon, and Republican members of Congress have been busy conducting investigations that they hope will tarnish the 46th president’s public image enough to convince voters that former President Donald Trump is not Mr. Biden deserves four more years.
Ariana Baio22 April 2023 01:00