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    "In the short-term, what it looks like is exactly what Alyssa said. I cannot tell you how many Republicans I have talked to who said that just the political way that he handled this is vintage Trump. And for his short-term political goal — which is, if it is, in fact, to gets the Republican nomination — kind of genius," Bash acknowledged. "Look at the buzzwords he used in that statement, 'occupied,' 'raid.' I mean, he basically said it was the deep state, which totally triggers and animates the people who not only who like him, but there was concern, according to people around Trump, that he had, that he was losing some mojo. He was having some trouble raising money. And this, he believes, would turn it around," she added.Anything else?Trump released a campaign-style video ad after the FBI raid, yet more evidence that Trump is planning to imminently announce his 2024 candidacy. \u201cFormer president Trump posted a 3min campaign ad style video on Truth Social \u2014 giving the latest hint that an announcement of a 2024 run is...
    Donald Trump posted to his social media platform late Monday night an eerie apocalyptic ad calling America 'a nation in decline' - while also promising a political future for himself where he says 'the best is yet to come.' The ad was posted to Truth Social, the former president's own alternative social media platform, just hours after his Mar-a-Lago home in Florida was raided by the FBI - reportedly as part of an investigation into whether he took classified documents with him when he left the White House. Trump's voice narrates the video ad which opens with a jolting clap of thunder over black and white photos of America.  'We are a nation in decline,' Trump said. 'We are a failing nation,' he continues, pointing to high inflation, high energy costs and leaving behind soldiers in Afghanistan.  Trump's voice narrates the video ad which opens with a jolting clap of thunder over black and white photos of America. Donald Trump posted to his social media platform Monday an apocalyptic ad calling America 'a nation in decline' - but promised a political...
    A New York judge has ordered the real estate firm of Cushman & Wakefield to pay $10,000 a day until it turns over documents related to a probe of whether the Trump organization inflated real estate valuations for financial purposes. Judge Arthur Engoron slapped the company with the contempt finding that says the court was 'incredulous' the firm didn't seek an extension until after a court-imposed deadline had passed.  The fines take effect July 7th and accrue daily, after Judge Engoron found the company had engaged in 'willful 'non-compliance' and has 'only itself to blame if it chose to treat the looming [document] deadlines cavalierly' after it blew through a June 29 deadline.  A New York judge has ordered Cushman & Wakefield to hand over information on property valuations or face fines. The firm provided assessments for Trump Organization properties that state AG Letitia James says were inflated. Pictured is Trump's Seven Springs estate in Bedrod, New York New York Attorney General Letitia James had subpoenaed the documents back in September 2021 and again in February of 2022, in a...
    Read below for DailyMail.com’s coverage of the last-minute add-on hearing for the January 6 select committee investigation, which was announced Monday, June 27 after the panel unearthed more evidence and Chairman Bennie Thompson said there would be no more hearings until the House was back in session in mid-July.  Katelyn Caralle Host commentator Auto-update 17:20 January 6 committee turns attention to phone calls between Donald Trump’s children and aides The January 6 committee is looking into phone calls reportedly made among Donald Trump’s adult children and his top aides discussing election strategy in September 2020, the Guardian reported on Tuesday. The calls were made at a private event and were captured on video by British documentary filmmaker Alex Holder. Holder’s first-hand footage and interviews of Trump, his family and Vice President Mike Pence in the weeks leading up to the November presidential race have become a focal point for the committee as it hones in on Trump’s plan to undermine American democracy. Lawmakers are focused on whether the former president and his children were involved in...
    The newly elected Republican congresswoman who accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of shoving her daughter during a swearing-in ceremony has admitted that the girl didn't notice anything amiss at the time. Rep. Mayra Flores from Texas was sworn-in by Pelosi last Tuesday, and took to Twitter on Sunday to accuse the powerful Democrat of elbowing her daughter after video of the incident surfaced online. On Monday, Flores that she discussed the incident with her daughter afterwards, but that during the ceremony the girl 'was so focused on the event that she honestly didn't see what had just happened'. 'She kept on smiling and didn't allow that to ruin such a special moment so I'm very proud of her, she is a queen,' she added in an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity. Flores said that the alleged shove only came to her attention when she later watched video of the event, which purported to depict Pelosi jabbing an elbow into the young girl. Flores lauded former President Donald Trump in her victory speech. 'We have to state the facts: That under...
    The Republican governor of Arkansas said Donald Trump was 'politically and morally responsible' for last year's January 6 Capitol riot during a Sunday television interview. Asa Hutchinson's most direct condemnation of the former president over the riot yet comes just a few days after the House select committee investigating the attack held its first in a series of six hearings presenting its findings. The Democrat-led panel made clear on Thursday night that its hearings would outline how the insurrection was part of Trump and his allies' wider plan to undermine democracy and steal the 2020 presidential election. Committee member Rep. Elaine Luria said the hearings would focus on what Trump was 'not doing, especially' when asked by NBC Meet the Press host Chuck Todd. Luria said 'it'd be more clear to describe it as what he was not doing' in the 187-minute window it took for the ex-president ask his supporters storming the Capitol to go home. 'You know, it's been reported previously that the phone logs at the White House on that day. They're missing information,' Luria said. 'And...
    (CNN)It was a "war scene," like something "out of the movies," US Capitol Police officer Caroline Edwards recalled when Rep. Bennie Thompson asked about "that awful day" — January 6, 2021. "I couldn't believe my eyes, there were officers on the ground ... they were bleeding, they were throwing up ... I was slipping in people's blood. I was catching people as they fell. It was carnage, it was chaos. I can't even describe what I saw, never in my wildest dreams did I think that as a police officer, as a law enforcement officer, I would find myself in the middle of a battle." Edwards, describing herself as the granddaughter of a veteran wounded in the Korean War, was the concluding witness Thursday evening when the House select committee held its first public hearing. The damage to the Capitol building has been repaired and a new administration has been sworn in, but the hearing showed that the scars of that day linger — most strongly in the doubt it raised about the survival of the peaceful transfer of power,...
    Joint Chief of Staff Chairman General Mark Milley described efforts by White House staff to rewrite Donald Trump's actions regarding the January 6th insurrection, including pushing 'the narrative that the president is still in charge.' But Milley said it was actually then Vice President Mike Pence.  'Vice President Pence – there were two or three calls with Vice President Pence. He was very animated, and he issued very explicit, very direct, unambiguous orders. There was no question about that,' Milley said.  In video taped testimony played during Thursday's prime time hearing, Milley described a public relations strategy that Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows told him was needed in the aftermath of the riot. 'He said we have to kill the narrative that the Vice President is making all of the decisions, we need to establish the narrative that the president is still in charge,' Milley, the nation's top military officer, said.  On the day of the insurrection Pence made calls to military officials to try and get their help to take back the Capitol building after it was over...
    Capitol Police Sergeant Aquilino Gonell testifies before the opening hearing of the U.S. House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol on July 27, 2021. The public hearings for the House select committee's investigation into Jan. 6 begin tonight. When Americans tune in, some, for the first time, will learn the full story of what happened on that infamous day. But Capitol Police Staff Sergeant Aquilino Gonell was there at the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6, 2021. He held the line along with his fellow officers, taking punches and kicks, getting sprayed in the face with chemicals and verbally threatened—and three times on that day, he says, he believed he was going to die. Tonight, Gonell will be in the televised hearings in person. He tells Daily Kos by phone that his greatest hope is that audiences listening and watching the hearings understand how close the nation was to losing its democracy. “If not for the multiple people who were willing to sacrifice themselves, like myself, for the greater good and for...
    Left-wing actor and comedian Kumail Nanjiani tweeted a joke Tuesday encouraging those who disagree with him to vote on the wrong day — a joke for which Twitter has suspended thousands of Trump supporters in the past. Nanjiani, who voiced one of the roles in The LEGO Ninjani Movie (2019), told supporters of insurgent mayoral candidate Rick Caruso to vote on Wednesday, rather than Tuesday, which is the actual day of the primary election. Los Angeles please vote today. It’s the last day of voting. Unless you plan on voting for Rick Caruso, in which case the last day to vote is tomorrow. — Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) June 7, 2022 The primary is Tuesday, June 7 — the date of Nanjiani’s tweet. Caruso, a billionaire real estate developer known for his popular malls in Los Angeles, is a Democrat but was a Republican a decade ago. He is neck-and-neck with Democrat establishment favorite Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA). Nanjiani’s joke is hardly new. However, in the past, Twitter has enforced harsh penalties for the joke — at least, when it has...
    A little over one month ago, Federal District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle voided the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s mask mandate that required people to wear masks at airports and other transportation “hubs.” (Mizelle is a hack who had virtually no experience in her job before getting jammed through the Donald Trump and Sen. Mitch McConnell Federalist Society court packing process.) Delta Air Lines jumped on the news and quickly announced that they would no longer require customers or crew members to wear masks. Five weeks later, how’s that going? CNN is reporting that on Thursday, Delta Air Lines announced that it will be cutting around 100 flights a day from its summer schedule. You know, one of those times in the year when people a lot of travel. Why would they do this? They’re doing it to "minimize disruptions and bounce back faster when challenges occur." Huh. Delta explained, “This will build additional resilience in our system and improve operational reliability for our customers and employees.” Oh, “improve” and “additional resilience,” sounds good. It’s all still so vague, though. Chief...
    As his supporters rampaged through the U.S. Capitol on January 6 last year chanting that they wanted to hang Vice President Mike Pence, President Donald Trump reportedly left aides with the impression that he approved of the idea. Pence had emerged as a hate figure for many of the rioters because of the way he refused Trump's demand to try to block Congressional confirmation of his election defeat.  Leaked testimony to the House committee investigating the events of that day now suggests that Trump complained that his vice president was being taken to safety. At one point Mark Meadows, his chief of staff, left the dining room off the Oval Office and suggested to other aides that the president had said something along the lines of perhaps Pence should indeed be hanged, according to the New York Times.  The comments will be seen as another example of the depth of the split between president and vice president - both possible contenders for the 2024 Republican nomination - over the 2020 election results. The details were provided by at least one...
    (CNN)The Trump family's cooperation with the House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol -- and Ivanka Trump's appearance in particular -- has proven useful in confirming other key testimony about the state of play inside the White House as well as then-President Donald Trump's state of mind that day.In a recent exclusive interview with CNN, committee Chairman Bennie Thompson gave the most extensive account yet of the testimony behind closed doors. "There were questions asked about what was she doing at the time that the insurrection was occurring at the Capitol, and she told us," the Mississippi Democrat said of Ivanka Trump. Investigators "asked certain questions about her awareness of what her father was doing. She told us." January 6 committee to hold 8 hearings in June, chairman saysWhile Thompson was careful to point out that Donald Trump's daughter and son-in-law Jared Kushner did not give away any "trade secrets," and that their testimony was not against Trump himself, he said the couple did corroborate critical testimony from others who said the then-President...
    'Secret Service said I couldn’t go. I would have gone there in a minute,' Trump told the Washington Post Donald Trump wanted to march on the U.S. Capitol with his supporters on January 6 last year but was stopped by his Secret Service, the former president claimed in an interview published Thursday.  He shrugged off the furor surrounding the seven-hour gap in White House phone logs that day, which includes the deadly hours during which rioters breached the Capitol.  'Secret Service said I couldn’t go. I would have gone there in a minute,' Trump told the Washington Post in an interview at his Mar-a-Lago resort. The former president once again took aim at lawmakers investigating what led to the events of January 6, claiming he offered to shield her with 'privilege' -- which other reports indicate she did not invoke. The eight-hour interview between Ivanka Trump and the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the US Capitol was 'shame and harassment,' Trump claimed.  He also denied suggestions that he destroyed call logs or used burner phones...
    Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is striking back at Donald Trump, the disgraced former president and her 2016 presidential opponent. Trump and the far-right-wing media silo, including Fox News, has been wrongly spinning a legal filing from special counsel John Durham – reportedly mischaracterizing it in the process. “Trump & Fox are desperately spinning up a fake scandal to distract from his real ones,” tweeted Clinton, who also served as a U.S. Senator, and First Lady. “So it’s a day that ends in Y.” Clinton also exposed Trump and his allies’ playbook: “The more his misdeeds are exposed, the more they lie.” “For those interested in reality, here’s a good debunking of their latest nonsense,” Clinton added. She pointed to a detailed and amusing Vanity Fair article from the highly-respected Bess Levin: “You’ll Never Believe It but Hillary Clinton Did Not, in Fact, Spy on Trump’s White House.” Here’s how it begins: Imagine, if you will, that a special counsel appointed by the federal government declared in a court filing that he had evidence that a major political...
    CNN’s Brianna Keilar and Katelyn Polantz teamed up on New Day to dissect the story of Special Counsel John Durham’s findings against Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign operatives. On Tuesday, Keilar and Polantz spoke of how Durham has called out Democratic lawyer Michael Sussmann for his role in creating the “narrative” of former President Donald Trump being entangled with Russia. Durham’s filing alleges Sussmann worked with a tech company to penetrate servers connected to Trump Tower and the White House, then took the internet data to the FBI and the CIA in order to suggest Trump had alarming connections to Russia. Sussmann has been charged with lying to the FBI, as he is being accused of failing to disclose his ties to Clinton campaign at the time of his statement. “Michael Sussmann hit back last night,” Polantz noted. “This is something that really inflamed right wing media is the ‘spying’ of Donald Trump. But Sussmann last night in a court filing called this something that Durham was putting in his filing to politicize the case, to inflame media coverage, and to...
    Who are these folks who can’t wrap their minds around the fact that Donald Trump legitimately lost the 2020 election? Where did they ever get the idea that this logorrheic lout was invincible? The guy was laid low by bone spurs, FFS—and he only survived COVID-19 because he was given access to extraordinary life-saving measures. It’s not like he was Teddy Roosevelt regaling his charges with bracing tales about his days with the Rough Riders. At best, Trump’s rough rider tales were just tedious screaming jeremiads about the thread count and awkward fit of his underpants. But by now it’s an article of faith among “loyal” (read: cultish) Republicans that the 2020 election was stolen from the guy who never polled above 50% approval at any time during his presidency. And once again, Arizona is at the vanguard of the Big Lie boobery. This time it’s Republican state Rep. John Fillmore, who’s proposed a bill that would make Arizona legislators a backstop against election fraud a Republican presidential candidate ever losing the state again.   The bill, introduced by state Rep. John Fillmore (R), would substantially change the way Arizonans...
    In what may be the most powerful speech of his presidency, Joe Biden commemorated the one-year anniversary of the January 6 riot in the U.S. Capitol not just by condemning the violence and defending democracy, but by calling Donald Trump a loser. “He’s not just a former president. He’s a defeated former president,” Biden said, twisting the knife in his conquered rival. “[B]ecause his bruised ego matters more to him than our democracy, or our Constitution…he can’t accept he lost.” Too harsh? I don’t think so. It was, to borrow a phrase from an American winner, “altogether fitting and proper,” since the Capitol insurrection was the result of Trump’s big lie about the 2020 election having been stolen. Give Biden credit for going straight to the root of the problem. Trump didn’t just incite the mob on Jan. 6, he did so after pouring gasoline for months with his bogus “Stop the Steal” rhetoric. That’s not to say that Biden merely engaged in petty bullying or name calling (indeed, Biden never uttered the former’s president’s name) at the expense of...
    President Joe Biden will call out Donald Trump as the 'singular responsibility' behind the January 6th insurrection and warn Americans that democracy remains at risk as he marks the one-year anniversary of the former president's supporters storming the Capitol to try and stop the certification of the 2020 election. Upon arriving at the Capitol, the president told reporters, 'I'm praying that we never have another day like we had.' He was escorted into the building by Democratic leaders, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.   Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will speak in Statuary Hall in the Capitol building. On January 6th, Trump supporters ran through that room on their way to the House chamber, where they failed to breach the security doors.  The president will reference the violence in the Capitol, which left five people dead, and ask the nation if it wants to accept 'political violence as a norm.'  'And so at this moment we must decide what kind of nation we are going to be. Are we going to be a nation that accepts political...
    As America nears the one-year anniversary of the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol, one of the police officers caught in the onslaught is fearful of a repeat event, and furious with those who continue minimize what he and his colleagues experienced that day. U.S. Capitol Police Sgt. Aquilino Gonell spoke to NPR about the “horrific” year he had recovering from his injuries and the mental trauma from January 6th. As he spoke about his efforts to get back on the job in an administrative role for the Capitol Police, Gonell explained that it is difficult whenever he runs into members of Congress who continue to run with the lie that former President Donald Trump won the election, the same lie that fueled his supporters in their violent attack on the Capitol. “We risked our lives to give them enough time to get to safety. And allegedly, some of them were in communication with some of the rioters and with some of the coordinators or in the know of what would happen,” said Gonell. “And it makes you question...
    This story first appeared at BlumsLaw. As we embark on a new year, we find ourselves asking the same old question about the disgraced 45th president of the United States: When—if ever--will Donald Trump be brought to justice? As president, Trump weathered both the Mueller investigation and two impeachment trials. And to this day, he has yet to be charged with a single criminal offense, whether for his attempts to undermine the results of the 2020 election; his role in sparking the January 6, 2021, insurrection; or his sordid history in the private sector as a marketing con man and real-estate huckster. Understandably, many Americans have become cynical about the prospects of holding Trump to account. Many fear that Trump has forever damaged what remains of our collective commitment to the rule of law. But all is not lost. Amid the gloom, there are encouraging signs that Trump may finally be headed for a day of reckoning. The House January 6 Select Committee is diligently investigating the origins of the insurrection, including Trump’s part in inciting the riot at the...
    Right-wing personality Candace Owens is urging her fans to consume a quack medical cure known for turning users’ skin blue. In an Instagram video posted on Thursday, Owens praised the use of colloidal silver as a daily supplement, a treatment that comes with no valid medical use and plenty of health risks. “Yes, colloidal silver!” Owens said in the video. “I take colloidal silver every single day, I love colloidal silver. That is a great one. That is another one that people probably know nothing about.” While Owens and others have praised preventative use of colloidal silver as a way to stave off illness, colloidal silver has no valid medical purpose and plenty of potential dangers. In extreme cases, according to the Mayo Clinic, colloidal silver can cause seizure or organ problems. Owens didn’t respond to a request for comment. But colloidal silver’s most famous side effect is argyria—a condition that turns users’ skin a bluish-gray color, usually permanently. Despite those risks, colloidal silver has sometimes been embraced by political outsiders, including some libertarians seeking treatments for a variety of...
    Congress is commemorating the first anniversary of the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol with a prayer vigil, panel discussion with historians and an opportunity for reflection from lawmakers who witnessed the attack.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the plans for the ‘solemn observance’ Monday in a letter to fellow Democrats.  'Our nation will soon mark one year since the January 6th deadly attack on the United States Capitol,' she wrote.  'Already, preparations are underway for a full program of events, including a discussion among historians about the narrative of that day; an opportunity for Members to share their experiences and reflections from that day; and a prayerful vigil in the evening.' The chaos on January 6 erupted as the Senate and House of Representatives met to certify Joe Biden's victory in November's presidential election.  In what was said to be the most violent attack on the Capitol since the War of 1812, supporters of defeated Republican President Donald Trump forced lawmakers and Trump's own vice president, Mike Pence, to scramble for safety.  Five people died in connection to the...
    Drew Angerer/Getty Images Politico Playbook took aim at Democratic Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe on Tuesday for his claim that former President Donald Trump campaigned in the state for his opponent “Guess how Glenn Youngkin is finishing his campaign?” McAuliffe said at a campaign event at a Fairfax brewery on Monday evening, the evening before Virginia voters headed to the polls. “He is doing an event with Donald Trump here in Virginia.” Playbook opined on Tuesday: “That was a lie. Trump wasn’t in Virginia and he never campaigned with Youngkin, though he did make the case for the GOP candidate — ‘fantastic guy!’ — during a brief ‘tele-rally.'” McAuliffe has fervently sought to tie his opponent, Glenn Youngkin (R), to the former president, naming Trump 13 times during the 15-minute speech alone. Youngkin, in turn, has attempted to capitalize on the Trump fixation, most recently with an ad this week that featured a montage of McAuliffe saying nothing but “Trump.” RealClearPolitics’ survey compilation showed Youngkin holding a narrow 1.7 percent lead over McAuliffe as of Election Day. Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball...
    More than 1 million people have already cast ballots in the Virginia governor's race being watched as an early indicator for 2022 and beyond – in a race certain to be viewed as a barometer for President Biden's political strength. Former Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Republican investor Glenn Youngkin have been hammering each other for months in the contest, with the bitter 2020 election and former President Donald Trump serving as the backdrop. With control of a 'purple' state and a potential bellwether on the line, 1.1 million Virginia voters turned in ballots by the deadline last weekend. Democrat Joe Biden won that race by 10 percentage points, but this year analysts are watching the state to see what how Democrats fare in a lower-turnout off-year election, with Biden's overall popularity substantially lower than it was a year ago. Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin has been climbing in the polls. A win would have implications for President Joe Biden and the political prospects of former President Donald Trump
    'Hang Mike Pence,' chanted the crowd. Former Trump Vice President Mike Pence was on Fox News, Monday night, again attempting to get back in Republicanism's good graces after the unpleasantness of the movement's leader, Donald Trump, sending a violent mob of extremists to capture or kill him after Pence refused to topple the next United States government based on Donald's fee-fees and a new theory proposing that Actually, the sitting vice president can decide that some states' electoral votes simply don't count. Pence was obsequious as usual, appearing on Hannity to complain that too much was being made of a violent attempt to topple this nation's democracy: xMaybe Pence thought the insurrectionists he's defending were yelling "hang WITH Mike Pence?" pic.twitter.com/V0NR7HspKU— The Recount (@therecount) October 5, 2021 "I know the media wants to distract from the Biden administration's failed agenda by focusing on one day in January. They want to use that one day to try and demean the character and intentions of 74 million Americans who believe we could be strong again and prosperous again and supported our...
    Minutes before former President Donald Trump left office, a shadowy company residing at a shared workspace above a Florida bank took control over a large chunk of internet space owned by the Pentagon.    Now the Department of Defense has reclaimed the 175 million IP addresses - about six percent the size of the entire current internet - from Global Resource Systems LLC, which is headquartered in Plantation, Florida, the Washington Post reported Friday.   'It is massive. That is the biggest thing in the history of the internet,' said Doug Madory, director of internet analysis at Kentik, a network operating company. It's also more than twice the size of the internet space actually used by the Pentagon.  Minutes before President Joe Biden was sworn into office, a shadowy company residing at a shared workspace above a Florida bank took control over a large chunk of internet space owned by the Pentagon Donald Trump leaves his New York City Trump Tower residence flanked by his Secret Service agents as he waved to the crowd that gathered RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next ...
    Despite being banned from most social media platforms, former President Donald Trump was still able to get a short and simple Labor Day message across to his supporters, in his latest claim that Joe Biden stole his election victory. Trump transmitted the three-word, all-caps statement on Saturday morning through the mailing list for his 'Save America' Political Action Committee, as first reported by Mediaite. 'September 4, 2021 – Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America,' the message's introduction began. 'FIX 2020 FIRST!' Trump wrote. While the statement didn't clarify what exactly needs to be fixed, the rhetoric seems to fall in line with Trump's accusations that current-President Joe Biden stole the 2020 presidential election from him during his bid for re-election. Saturday's message was captured in a screenshot and tweeted by Right Side Broadcasting Network, a verified account with nearly 600,000 followers  Trump transmitted the three-word, all-caps statement on Saturday morning through the mailing list for his 'Save America' Political Action Committee Both Trump and his supporters have claimed Biden defeated him...
    Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Former President Donald Trump is banned from most social media platforms, but that didn’t stop him from posting a characteristically Trump-Twitter-esque message to kick off Labor Day weekend. On Saturday morning, those on the mailing list for Trump’s “Save America” PAC were treated to a cryptic all-caps message from the ex-occupant of the White House that President Joe Biden now inhabits: – September 4, 2021 – Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America FIX 2020 FIRST! The message doesn’t clarify what, exactly, should be fixed about a notoriously hated year, or who should do the fixing, or what should be set aside while the fixing is done. The message didn’t have quite the reach that a Trump tweet would have had, but Right Side Broadcasting did tweet a screenshot of the message Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America pic.twitter.com/n2bBsAsVOW — RSBN ???????? (@RSBNetwork) September 4, 2021 Those who have followed Trump’s actions since he lost reelection to Joe Biden, incited a violent insurrection,...
    Barron Trump has enrolled in a $34,800-a-year private school just 15 minutes from his dad's Mar-a-Lago country club. The Oxbridge Academy in Palm Beach, Florida announced late last week that the former president's son, who is 15, would be attending the private school for the upcoming 2021 - 22 school year. It was founded in 2011 by William Koch, the brother of major Republican donors Charles and David Koch. William - also known as Bill - was a keen fundraiser for Trump's 2016 presidential bid, but Charles and David avoided donating to the former president's efforts.  'We look forward to welcoming him into our school and community,' the school's Director of Advancement Scott Siegfried said.  The family has since spent much of their summer at Trump's golf club in Bedminster, NJ. Barron and his mother, Melania, are seen leaving Trump Tower in Manhattan early last month Barron Trump, the youngest son of former President Donald Trump, will start school at a $34,800-a-year private school in Palm Beach, Florida The family moved down to their residence in Mar a...
    For the second time in 48 hours, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) seemed unprepared for a question about whether he spoke with then-President Donald Trump on January 6. On that day, of course, a mob stormed the Capitol in an effort to overturn the 2020 election Trump had lost. Jordan was asked the same question by Bret Baier on Fox News on Tuesday, so it’s a little odd that the Ohio congressman hasn’t nailed down a more polished response. The query may be relevant because Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), who is a member of the House select committee investigating the riot, has suggested Jordan could be called before the panel as a material witness. Jordan was slated to be a member of the committee, but his nomination was rejected by Speaker Nancy Pelosi. During the Tuesday interview, an initially evasive Jordan finally admitted – apparently for the first time publicly – that he did talk to Trump on January 6. On Thursday, reporter Taylor Popielarz drilled down on that admission in an interview with Jordan on Spectrum News Ohio. “First off...
    U.S. Capitol Police Officer Aquilino Gonell blasted former President Donald Trump at Tuesday's blockbuster hearing for his comment referring to January 6th rioters as a 'loving crowd.' Gonell, who was beaten with a flagpole during the melee and had his foot seriously damaged while also sustaining shoulder injuries, was asked at Tuesday's hearing by the select committee investigating the riot about Trump's comment. Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming – one of two Republicans serving on the panel after a spat between Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Speaker Nancy Pelosi, asked the battered police officer about the former president's language.  Cheney has become a Trump nemesis since her vote to impeach him after the riot.  U.S. Capitol Police Officer Aquilino Gonell was asked at Tuesday's select committee hearing about President Trump referring to those who marched to the Capitol Jan. 6 as a 'loving crowd' 'When you think about that and share with us the vivid memory of the cruelty and the violence of the assault that day and then you hear former President Trump say quote 'It was a loving...
    House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy on Tuesday slammed the committee investigating the January 6th riot at the Capitol as 'a sham that no one can believe.'  His comments came as lawmakers prepared for their first hearing on what happened that day with four police officers caught in the melee testifying about their experience.  'Speaker Pelosi will only pick on people on the committee that will ask the questions she wants asked - that becomes a failed committee and a failed report, a sham that no one can believe. If you want to do answers, do not be afraid of the questions that will get asked,' McCarthy said a press conference with Republican leaders. Republicans sought to place the blame for the storming of Donald Trump's supporters on the Capitol on Pelosi, arguing without proof she was responsible for security that day. 'We now have a committee that all of America wants to know the answers to why were we ill prepared for that day, and how can we make sure that that will never happen again,' McCarthy argued. Pelosi's office...
    On the six-month anniversary of the January 6 Capitol insurrection, Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) said on CNN Tuesday night that the vast majority of his Republican colleagues believe that Donald Trump incited the deadly events of that day. Kinzinger, along with Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) have been the two most outspoken anti-Trump Republican lawmakers in Congress. He voted to impeach Trump in January. Anderson Cooper asked Kinzinger if he thinks his GOP colleagues keep up with the ongoing investigations and cases tied to that day. “Do you think your Republican colleagues even watch those videos or try to stay up to speed on various investigations?” Kinzinger replied in the negative: No, I don’t think so. I think they purposely avoid it. I mean I think the vast majority, if not all of them, my colleagues believe that this was a Trump-incited insurrection. But when you are in a tribe and you know, if you say something truthful that gets you kicked out of the tribe, you keep your head down and you stay in the tribe. I don’t think they...
    Democratic Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser continued to push the debunked claim that former President Donald Trump ordered police to clear Lafayette Park of protesters for a photo op. Bowser appeared Tuesday on CNN’s “New Day” and repeated the claim despite the recent Inspector General’s report which determined that the park had been cleared in order to allow contractors access to install anti-scale fencing — and that the move had been authorized hours before Trump decided to walk across the park for a photo op at St. John’s Church. (RELATED: Joe And Mika Were Absolutely Dismayed This Morning To Find Out One Of Their Favorite Trump Conspiracy Theories Is False) WATCH: “New Day” host Brianna Keilar mentioned the fact that, following the IG report, a judge had dismissed a number of claims accusing Trump of “authorizing an unprovoked attack” on the protesters who were gathered in Lafayette Square. She then turned to Bowser for her reaction. A U.S. judge has dismissed most claims filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of D.C., Black Lives Matter and others who in...
    Loading the player... Flag Day is a recognition of one of the greatest symbols of freedom, the 13 stripes and 50 stars which represent the United States. The red in the flag is for valor, white for purity, and blue in honor of perseverance. However, the banner of liberty, justice, and the pursuit of happiness for all do not always cover all Americans, in particular Black ones. ‘Love it or leave it’ is a favorite maxim directed at those who don’t fall in line and criticize America for her faults. But as activist and essayist James Baldwin once declared, “I love America more than any other country in the world and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.” Pilomena Wankenge of the DC Freedom Fighters waves an American flag to a crowd gathered at the John A. Wilson Building during a protest against police brutality and racism on June 6, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Also Read: Florida teacher on leave for BLM flag learns she was...
    Sen. Josh Hawley gestures toward Trump supporters outside the Capitol on Jan. 6. Capitol Police Officer James Blassingame is one of two officers who filed suit against Donald Trump back in March for the physical and emotional injuries he suffered during the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol. That suit, which came the same week that Trump claimed his supporters had been just “hugging and kissing the police” during the attack, stated that Blassingame was suffering long-term physical effects and depression from the events of that day.  On Wednesday, a PBS interview with Blassingame made clear what happened on that day and spelled out exactly why, even months after the event, the officer had been unable to engage in many of his former duties and why, as his lawsuit stated, he is ”haunted by the memory of being attacked” during the Trump-inspired insurrection. Right from the start, Blassingame makes it clear exactly what kind of “hugging and kissing” the white supremacist mob was providing. “I have never been called a (EXPLETIVE DELETED) to my face in 39 years,” said the officer. “Might have been called a (EXPLETIVE DELETED), but...
    Elise Amendola/AP Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.Former Vice President Mike Pence, while speaking at a GOP dinner in New Hampshire, called the January 6 storming of the Capitol a “dark day in the history” of the country, adding that he may never see “eye to eye” with Donald Trump on the violent insurrection. That rare disagreement with his former boss, whom Pence otherwise repeatedly praised in his speech on Thursday, could be seen as notable. But taken against the backdrop of the extraordinary events that unfolded five months ago—specifically, that pro-Trump rioters had targeted Pence with chants to hang the former vice president—noting a mere failure to agree is dramatically underwhelming. They tried to kill you. Your boss cheered them on.  Pence on Jan. 6: "President Trump and I have spoken many times since we left office. And I dont know if well ever see eye to eye on that day. But I will always be proud of what we accomplished…"...
    'It's inconceivable that they don't even want to find out how to prevent this in the future,' Officer Aquilino Gonell said. Two U.S. Capitol Police officers spoke out Thursday night about the horrors they faced on Jan. 6 and their anger that Republican lawmakers have downplayed the violence and refused to create a commission to try to prevent similar attacks in the future. Officers Aquilino Gonell and Byron Evans spoke to CNN about their battle with the Donald Trump-supporting mob during the insurrection, and the injuries that are still plaguing them five months later. Gonell, an immigrant from the Dominican Republic who served in Iraq as part of the Army Reserve before joining the Capitol Police force in 2008, told CNN the insurrectionists beat him with American flag poles and hurled racist insults at him as he tried to defend the building and the members of Congress within it. He injured his foot the day of the attack, and eventually underwent bone fusion surgery to fix the pain he continued...
    Former Vice President Mike Pence was in Manchester, New Hampshire Thursday night to give a speech at the Hillsborough County Republican Committee’s Lincoln-Reagan Dinner. During his speech he addressed the January 6 Capitol riot. On that day, then-President Donald Trump held a rally in Washington, D.C. and repeated the lie that the 2020 election had been stolen from him. Later, hundreds of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol, where Pence was presiding over the certification of the 2020 presidential election results. Some of the rioters chanted “Hang Mike Pence” after a makeshift gallows had been set up outside the building. “You know, President Trump and I have spoken many times since we left office,” Pence told the crowd on Thursday. “And I don’t know if we’ll ever see eye to eye on that day. But I will always be proud of what we accomplished for the American people over the last four years.” After the Capitol was breached, Pence was escorted out of the Senate chamber at 2:14 pm. Ten minutes later, Trump tweeted, “Mike Pence didn’t have the courage to...
    The United States owes everything to the fallen military heroes who died serving and protecting their country, former President Donald Trump said in a Memorial Day message on Monday.  "On this Memorial Day, we remember the fallen heroes who took their last breaths in defense of our Nation, our families, our citizens, and our sacred freedoms," Trump said in a statement posted through his website. "The depth of their devotion, the steel of their resolve, and the purity of their patriotism has no equal in human history." He pointed out that "on distant battlefields, in far-off oceans, and high in the skies above, they faced down our enemies and gave their lives so that America would prevail," and that the heroes being honored "made supreme sacrifice so that our people can live in safety and our Nation can thrive in peace. It is because of their gallantry that we can together, as one people, continue our pursuit of America’s glorious destiny." And as a result, he said, "we owe all that we are, and everything we ever hope to be,...
    (CNN)January 6 changed Liz Cheney.While she hadn't been a big fan of Donald Trump for his four years in office, the riot he helped incite at the US Capitol that day convinced the Wyoming Republican that she needed to speak out more forcefully. "The President of the United States summoned this mob, assembled the mob, and lit the flame of this attack," she said soon after the insurrection. "Everything that followed was his doing." She was one of 10 House Republicans to vote to impeach Trump -- which ultimately led to her ouster as the third-ranking Republican in the House.Which makes Cheney's reflections on that day all the more intriguing and powerful as she seeks to explain what changed and why. Cheney spoke at length to the Casper Star-Tribune earlier this week, with one moment from that day really standing out to her. Here's Cheney:"One of the most troubling moments of that period of the day was when one of my colleagues on the other side of the aisle was sitting across from me and he looked at his phone...
    The Trump administration started planning to kill Iranian general Qassem Soleimani  almost three years prior to his 2020 assassination and originally wanted to wipe out a 'whole list of folks' that day, it has been revealed.   Mike Pompeo is said to have first created a task force of CIA leaders to 'take Qassem Soleimani off the board' almost as soon as he was appointed to his role as CIA director in January 2017.  The plot reportedly escalated throughout 2018 and 2019 driven by the US's withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Deal and the killing of a US contractor in Iraq before Donald Trump ultimately gave it the go-ahead because he wanted to 'take credit for it' in his re-election campaign. Former Acting Secretary of Defense Chris Miller also revealed Soleimani had not been the only target, with the US government planning to take out several senior Iranian military and intelligence operatives that day.  Other targets included Quds Force's top commander in Yemen Abdulreza Shahlai and members of the Iran-backed militia Popular Mobilization Forces - but these failed to materialize.   Pompeo's...
    Florida is set to become first state to punish social media sites like Twitter, Facebook and Youtube for 'deplatforming' politicians with fines of up to $250,000 a day.  Florida's Republican governor Ron DeSantis is set to sign the bill in a clear nod to his close political ally, former president Donald Trump, who was banned from most social media platforms following the January 6 attack on the nation's capitol.    S.B. 7072 was passed in the House with a 77-38 vote and in the Senate, 23-17. The bill would prohibit social media companies from permanently deleting or banning political candidates.  Florida's Republican governor Ron DeSantis is set to sign the bill in a clear nod to his close political ally, former president Donald Trump (pictured together) Former President Donald Trump was banned from Facebook and Twitter after he continued to spread misinformation regarding the 2020 election following the capitol riots (pictured) Suspensions of up to 14 days would still be allowed, and platforms can remove individual posts that violate terms of service, the bill says.  The bill would also allow Florida's elections...
    Albuquerque has hired debt collectors to pursue Donald Trump for $211,000 the city says it is owed following a disruptive 2019 campaign rally.  City officials said repeated requests for the campaign to pay the debt have not been met and that they have sent the bill to the former president’s current residence - his Mar-a-Lago country club in Palm Beach, Florida. Their decision to hire a debt collection agency to pursue the bill was first revealed by the Albuquerque Journal. DailyMail.com has reached out to Trump’s office seeking comment. Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller, a Democrat, told Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah that the former president might actually owe his city more than $211,000. ‘In my mind, [Trump] owes us a lot more because there was about a day and a half where we couldn’t even function as a city,’ Keller told The Daily Show. ‘Our resources for law enforcement are critical and limited.’ Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller (left), a Democrat, told Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah that the former president, Donald Trump, might...
    Nearly four years after former President Donald Trump tweeted that Mika Brzezinski 'was bleeding badly from a face-lift' when he last saw her, the 53-year-old Morning Joe host has claimed she laughed 'uproariously' when she first read the insult - while accusing the former President of being 'obsessed with her'. Brzezinski, 53, admits in a new episode of the Daily Beast podcast 'The New Abnormal' that she had just undergone a chin tuck and was still on painkillers when Trump summoned her and her co-host — now husband — Joe Scarborough to Mar-a-Lago for New Year's Eve. She said Trump had overheard a conversation Brzezinski had with Melania about the surgery, but hadn't been insulting about it at the time, merely boasting that his wife had never had any plastic surgery. Then, months later, after Brzezinski made critical remarks about Trump on MSNBC, the former president immediately turned around and fired off the tweet, which Mika describes now as 'the funniest thing I’d ever read.' Flashback: After Mika Brzezinski, 53, criticized Trump on air in 2017, the then-President tweeted that 'Crazy...
    A rifle-owning Trump supporter drove 800 miles from his Wisconsin home to Washington, DC in a car spray painted with QAnon conspiracy slogans and told National Guard troops he was ‘maybe going to do something crazy stupid’ on the day Donald Trump would supposedly reclaim power, it has been alleged. On March 3, Ian Alan Olson of Waukesha County allegedly asked National Guard soldiers in the capital not to shoot him as a ‘test...to see if they were loyal to the people or to the President.’ He drove to the capital on March 3 in a 2016 blue Subaru with several orange Qs spray painted on it alongside phrases such as ‘Trust my plan,’ ‘OMW 2 DC,’ and ‘WWG1WGA.’ The slogans are believed to be acronyms for ‘on my way to DC’ and ‘when we go one, we go all,’ a popular phrase among QAnon followers. A new HBO docu-series has named the head of QAnon as Ronald Watkins, the son of the owner of the unregulated online messaging board 8chan, where the theory took its roots and has exploded in...
    Hackers claim to have stolen files belonging to the global law firm Jones Day and have posted a number of the purported illicitly obtained documents on the dark web. The firm famously - and controversially - represented former President Donald Trump in several of his unsuccessful attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 election citing unfounded claims of voter fraud. The hackers, who go by the name Cl0p Ransomware, recently posted several gigabytes of data allegedly belonging to Jones Day on a site where they publicize their infringements, Databreaches.net reported. ‘We hacked their server where they stored data, on attempts to “settle” they responded with silence and we had to upload the data,’ one of the alleged hackers told VICE. ‘We emailed them and they ignored us for over a week. We did not encrypt their network, we only stole the data.’ Jones Day confirmed the hack in a statement to the Wall Street Journal, but denied its own severs had been directly compromised. Instead, the company blamed the breach on Accellion, a company that provides a file sharing...
    During an appearance on FNC’s “America’s News HQ” following former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial acquittal Trump’s defense attorney Michael Van Der Veen reacted to the U.S. Senate’s verdict, describing the events of the day before as being pivotal in his client’s victory. “Nothing really surprised me,” he said. “What had happened was the day before, we demolished their case, and they were like a dying animal that we had trapped in the corner. And so, this morning, their last gaps were swinging out at us trying to save their case, and it didn’t work. So we were kind of expecting them to pull on something. There was a stipulation the night before. They pulled it out from under the rug at about ten minutes before we walked into the Senate chamber this morning. We’re, you know, we’re trial lawyers. We’re used to taking anything that comes our way. And we shift, pivot, adjust and move forward. And that’s exactly what we did.” Van Der Veen would not discuss Trump’s reaction but only offered that Trump had “a good day in...
    The Senate ended the session on the fourth day of Trump’s impeachment, following the completion of defense arguments and a question-and-answer session. Miamimundo / Univision The trial will resume on Saturday at 10 a.m., when it is expected to end with a vote on the charge of inciting violence against the former president. Trump anticipated violence against the Capitol on Jan.6 and acted deliberately by instigating his supporters to reject Electoral College certification, administrators said. “When Trump tweeted: ‘these are the things’ that happen when you’ take a landslide electoral victory ‘from’ great patriots’, he was saying: ‘I told you this would happen if you certified the election by someone other than me and you deserve this for trying to take away (the election) from me, ‘”said Rep. Joaquín Castro. And by saying, “Always remember this day” in the same tweet, Trump showed he was celebrating the assault, he added. “He said: ‘Always remember this day’, not as a day of infamy, as we all see it, but as a day of celebration, of commemoration,” he said.