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    Jeffrey Epstein made his first connection with Bill Clinton by lobbying on behalf of his associate Les Wexner, DailyMail.com can reveal. The late pedophile financier tried to change US trade laws in 1994 in an effort to save The Limited, Wexner's clothing company, $1.2billion. But while those efforts did not succeed, Epstein made 17 visits to the Clinton White House and forged a bond with the then-president that would last more than a decade. The purpose of those visits was unclear until newly released documents from the Clinton Presidential Library showed that Epstein appears to have been attempting to influence the drafting of US law. Among the people Epstein visited was Robert Rubin, Clinton's director of the National Economic Council and later his Treasury Secretary. Letters related to Epstein's work were put in a file by the Clinton White House marked 'Jeffrey Epstein' and handed over to the National Archives. The file was obtained by DailyMail.com through a Freedom of Information request.  Jeffrey Epstein tried to lobby then-President Bill Clinton to change US trade laws in 1994 in an effort...
    Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has joined the ranks of prominent Republicans who have criticized white nationalist Nick Fuentes, who dined with former President Donald Trump last week and set off a political uproar.  She did so on Twitter, in response to a CNN reporter who pointed to comments by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who said Tuesday at the White House that Greene had 'denounced' Fuentes.  Greene spoke at Fuentes's America First Political Action Conference last year, then defended the move in postings last February. 'I won’t cancel others in the conservative movement, even if I find some of their statements tasteless, misguided or even repulsive at times', she wrote at the time. On Wednesday, the Georgia lawmaker tweeted: 'Of course I denounce Nick Fuentes and his racists anti-semitic ideology. I can’t comprehend why the media is obsessed with him. Do you actually report real news or just use CNN for your political activism? Have you questioned Democrats if they denounce Israel hating Ilhan Omar?' she said, pointing to the Minnesota Democrat who has slammed Israel. The reporter Green went...
    China's former president Jiang Zemin who steadied the country after the Tiananmen Square massacre and oversaw a decade of explosive growth has died aged 96. The former premier, who was criticised in the West for human rights abuses as he drove China to become a major superpower, had not been seen in public for three years and died of leukaemia and multiple organ failure in Shanghai. His death comes at a time when the spirit of the Tiananmen protests have been reignited in China, with pro-democracy demonstrators defiantly standing up to the authoritarian regime over draconian Covid lockdowns and widespread repression. The national unrest is the biggest challenge to power since 1989 and Jiang's death could revive memories of rebellion or be utilised by Xi Jinping as a moment for the country to come together in his memory.  China's former president Jiang Zemin who steadied the country after the Tiananmen Square massacre and oversaw a decade of explosive growth has died aged 96 RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next South Korea scrambles jets as Chinese AND...
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell became the latest senior Republican to condemn former President Donald Trump's dinner meeting with white nationalist Nick Fuentes – this time linking it to Trump's crusade to get back in the White House. 'First, let me just say that there is no room in the Republican Party for anti semitism or white supremacy,' McConnell said at the Capitol Tuesday. 'And anyone meeting with people advocating that point of view in my judgment, are highly unlikely to ever be elected president of the United States,' he said. The later comment referenced Trump's bid to try to reclaim the White House in 2024, an effort he announced at Mar-a-Lago immediately after the off-year elections. McConnell had hinted that his remarks were coming, telling reporters who inquired on Monday they could ask him about it Tuesday. His remark comes after top Republicans were criticized for failing to publicly condemn Trump's meeting with Fuentes and rapper Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, who has himself been under fire for a series of antisemitic comments. 'Anyone meeting with people advocating...
    Republican leader Kevin McCarthy finally on Tuesday condemned Donald Trump's meeting with white supremacist Nick Fuentes — but gave the former president the benefit of the doubt in saying that he didn't know who we was meeting. Democrats were quick to condemn Trump's meeting with Fuentes at Mar-a-Lago last week, and criticized Republicans who steered clear of commenting. McCarthy, who is in line to become speaker of the House after Republicans won control of the lower chamber in the midterm elections, was among those who had kept his own counsel. On Tuesday, after a meeting at the White House, he was asked why he had not condemned the meeting.  'I don't think anybody should be spending any time with Nick Fuentes,' he told reporters.  'He has no place in this Republican Party. I think President Trump came out four times and condemned him and didn't know who he was.' When he was told Trump had not condemned him or his ideology, McCarthy responded: 'Well, I condemn his ideology. 'It has no place in our society.' House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy was...
    Anthony Ornato, the high-level White House official who featured in dramatic testimony about former President Donald Trump's conduct in his armored limo on January 6, is set to return to meet with the House January 6 panel Tuesday. Ornato, who ran Trump's security detail before Trump named him White House deputy chief of staff for operations, was a key figure in testimony by former Mark Meadows aide Cassidy Hutchinson, who said she learned of a clash inside the 'beast' on January 6th. Hutchinson told lawmakers that it is Ornato who told her the former president became furious when another agent, Robert Engel, told him he could not drive to the Capitol, where a crowd of MAGA supporters was waiting on the day of the Capitol riot. He spoke previously to the committee, which secured a second appearance after negotiations that lasted weeks, the New York Times reported.  The development comes as the panel prepares to wrap up its business – with the new Republican majority vowing to shut down the probe after it takes over next year. Former White House deputy...
    Former Vice President Mike Pence said Monday that former President Donald Trump should apologize for having dinner with white nationalist Nick Fuentes.  'President Trump was wrong to give a white nationalist, an antisemite and Holocaust denier, a seat at the table and I think he should apologize for it,' Pence said in an interview with NewsNation that will air Monday night. 'And he should denounce those individuals and their hateful rhetoric without qualification.' But Pence also defended his former running mate - who he had a falling out with after he refused to overturn the 2020 election results when he chaired the joint session of Congress on January 6.   'With that being said, as I point out in the book as well, I don’t believe Donald Trump is an Anti-Semite. I don’t believe he’s a racist or a bigot. I would not have been his vice president if he was,' Pence continued.  He pointed out how Trump's daughter Ivanka converted to Judaism when she married Jared Kushner, and that their three children are Jewish.  'His grandchildren are Jewish,' Pence said of Trump....
    Former President Donald Trump on Monday unloaded on special counsel Jack Smith, who has taken over oversight of the Mar-a-Lago probe and the Justice Department's investigation of the 2020 election overturn effort. Trump's attacks came after Smith Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed Smith, a career prosecutor, in an effort to provide a measure of insulation amid government probes of the announced 2024 presidential candidate.  Smith gave a flash of his dogged reputation with a Thanksgiving Day filing that took on a Trump argument in the seized documents case.  'This fully weaponized monster, Jack Smith, shouldn’t be let anywhere near the political persecution of “President Donald J. Trump,” wrote former President Trump on his Truth Social platform. 'I did nothing wrong on January 6th, and nothing wrong with the Democrats’ fix on the Document Hoax, that is, unless the six previous Presidents did something wrong also,' Trump wrote in a trio of posts that railed against Smith and the FBI as well as Smith family members. Former President Donald Trump ripped Jack Smith, who has been named special counsel to oversee probes of government...
    Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer called former President Donald Trump 'disgusting' for having dinner with 'notorious bigot' Nick Fuentes in a floor speech Monday. 'Last week, it was reported that Donald Trump, the former president of the United States and Republican standard bearer, had dinner at Mar-a-Lago with a notorious bigot, who fancies himself a leading thinker on the extreme edges of the hard right, embracing everything from white nationalism, to antisemitism to outright Holocaust denial,' Schumer said. 'For a former president, to sit down and have dinner with a high profile anti-Semite is disgusting, and dangerous.' Schumer then called it 'pure evil' that Trump gave Fuentes an audience over dinner.   'Even assuming the former president didn't realize Mr. Fuentes was coming to Mar-a-Lago, for him to refuse to condemn Fuentes and his bigoted words after the dinner is appalling and it is dangerous.' The New York Democrat, who is Jewish, said he was happy that some of Trump's allies, including fellow Jews, are pushing him to 'do the right thing' and 'condemning this vicious anti-Semite.' 'Since the former president does...
    Former President Donald Trump continued to play defense against claims he was wrong to have dinner at Mar-a-Lago with Kanye West and white nationalist Nick Fuentes. Trump, posting on his Truth Social account, was defiant amid the media criticism of the meeting with the embattled rapper and Fuentes.  The 45th president caused an outrage - even among some Republicans - when it was revealed he had dinner with Fuentes, described as an alt-right figure and a 'white supremacist,' at his Palm Beach home. Ye, as the rapper West goes by now, was also present.  Trump posted: 'So I help a seriously troubled man, who just happens to be black, Ye (Kanye West), who has been decimated in his business and virtually everything else, and who has always been good to me, by allowing his request for a meeting at Mar-a-Lago, alone, so that I can give him very much needed 'advice.''  He added: 'He shows up with 3 people, two of which I didn't know, the other a political person who I haven't seen in years. I told him don't run...
    In an interview with the Guardian, one of Donald Trump's former senior advisers stated that the word he is getting from people he has spoken to is that they want the former president to be put out to pasture after the poor midterm election results for Republicans weeks ago. According to John Bolton, who served as Trump's national security adviser, it's time for the GOP to move on from the former president if the party wants to reclaim the Oval Office in 2024. Bolton, whose tenure serving under Trump ended acrimoniously, told the Guardian's David Smith that there are a multitude of reasons to put Trump in the rearview mirror, but the impact that the former president had on GOP fortunes in the midterms seems to be the final straw with many conservatives. “There are a lot of reasons to be against Trump being the nominee but the one I’m hearing now as I call around the country, talking to my supporters and others about what happened on 8 November, is the number of people who have just switched Trump...
    The Justice Department wants to question Mike Pence as a witness in its investigation into Donald Trump's efforts to stay in the White House after he lost the 2020 election. Pence is considering the request, The New York Times reported. The former vice president has refused to cooperate with the special House committee investigating the January 6 insurrection, but he sees the DoJ criminal investigation as another matter, officials close to him told the newspaper. Trump would likely try and invoke executive privilege to stop Pence or limit his testimony. The former president has invoked the privilege with other former officials with limited success. Pence would be the highest-ranking official investigators spoke to during the probe of Trump's actions. He was present for many meetings and conversations in which Trump and his allies are charged with trying to keep the former president in office and nullify Joe Biden's victory. He also was under heavy pressure from Trump not to recognize the electoral college count on January 6th, which Pence was overseeing in a ceremonial role as vice president.  The request occurred...
    Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images Former President Donald Trump tore into his former Attorney General Bill Barr on Tuesday in a scorched earth social media rant. Trump wrote on his Truth Social, “Sloppy Bill Barr was a weak and ineffective Attorney General who was fired (he didn’t quit!), and now he’s nothing more than a disgruntled former “employee.” Barr was a “Bushie” who was petrified of being Impeached, which the Dems were going to do until he changed course on the Rigged Election.” “He knows nothing about the Document Hoax, & as a lawyer & former A.G., shouldn’t be talking. Weak RINO Bill Barr always caved to the Dems, & is a disgrace to the Republican Party, & our Nation!” Trump concluded. Trump appeared to be reacting to an opinion piece published by Barr in the New York Post on Monday. Barr’s article titled, “Trump threatens to burn down the GOP, it’s time to move on,” pulled no punches in slamming his former boss. “Trump’s willingness to destroy the party if he does not get his way is not based on...
    \u201c\ud83d\udc94 Let's honor #ClubQ victims in #ColoradoSprings teaching about why it's important we understand one another & why it's crucial to teach queer history during \ud83c\udf08 #LGBTQIA+ History Month, AND the rest of the year, too: https://t.co/ssDMU3hf4W\n\n#TransDayofRemembrance @AFTunion\u201d — ShareMyLesson (@ShareMyLesson) 1669046526 Weingarten noted that she was unsure whether to describe Pompeo's characterization of her "as ridiculous or dangerous." "So Mike, let me make it easy for you. We fight for freedom, democracy, and an economy that works for all. We fight for what kids & communities need. Strong public schools that are safe and welcoming, where kids learn how to think & work with others. That's the American Dream!" Weingarten asserted. "And we fight against this kind of rhetoric and hate. Maybe spend a minute in one of the classrooms with my members and their students and you will get a real lesson in the promise and potential of America," she added. \u201cI know that Mike Pompeo is running for president, and frankly I don\u2019t know whether to characterize his characterization of me in the @daveweigel interview as...
    Former Attorney General Bill Barr tore into Donald Trump as 'least able to unite' the GOP and 'most likely to lose the general election' in 2024 after the former president announced a third run for the presidency.  'It is painfully clear from his track record in both the 2020 election and the 2022 midterms that Donald Trump is neither capable of forging this winning coalition or delivering the decisive and durable victory required,' Barr wrote in an op-ed for Bari Weiss' Common Sense publication entitled, 'Trump Will Burn Down the GOP. Time for New Leadership.'  Barr spent years acting as Trump's attack dog from the Department of Justice, but his relationship with the former president soured when he came out and publicly said there was no evidence of fraud in the 2020 election.   Barr resigned his post shortly before Christmas in 2020, just weeks before the end of Trump's term. He described a number of heated confrontations with the former president in his memoir out this year, 'One Damn Thing After Another.'  'Among the current crop of potential nominees, Trump...
    Departing Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger argued that former Vice President Mike Pence 'would be the Ron DeSantis right now' if he had split with former President Donald Trump after January 6.  Kinzinger made the assessment to Charlie Sykes on The Bulwark's podcast last week, the same day Trump jumped in the 2024 race, as DeSantis is encroaching on Trump in the polls.  At the same time, Pence is polling at just 6 percent support among GOP primary voters in the Real Clear Politics polling average.  'Mike Pence, if after January 6, he had fully divorced Donald Trump, and would have gone out and spoken about it, he would be the Ron DeSantis right now,' Kinzinger said.  'He would be the guy that over the last two years was able to make a compelling case to the Republican base who trusts him, even if at the moment they don't like him, I think he could be the alternative to Donald Trump,' he continued. 'Now, I have no idea where he stands.'   In a podcast interview last week, Rep. Adam Kinzinger argued...
    Despite an early announcement from former President Donald Trump that he will seek a third White House bid, several high-profile Republicans and onetime allies of the former president aren't deterred as they tease their own 2024 presidential aspirations and make the case for a new generation of leadership. During the Republican Jewish Coalition conference held over the weekend, several prominent party figures sought to distance themselves from Trump in the aftermath of the midterm elections, as the Republican Party performed far worse than expected. Some called the former president out by name for his part in the party’s lackluster performance, while others urged voters to look toward a fresh slate of candidates in the 2024 election. ‘SAY HIS NAME’: CHRISTIE DECLARES TIME HAS COME TO DETHRONE TRUMP IF GOP WANTS TO WIN IN 2024 “[Trump’s] not going to have the financial support he had anymore, he’s not going to have the internal support that he had before,” said New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu at the conference. “Therefore, there’s opportunity there. That political weakness is blood in...
    According to a report from the Guardian's David Smith, Donald Trump's rivals for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination saw weakness in his announcement earlier this week that he will run again, with Smith adding that they "smell blood in the water." According to one of the founders of Politico, the former president looked like he was going through the motions during his announcement, adding that Trump looks like he is "no longer having fun." Former Gov. Mark Sanford (R-SC), who also served in the House, indicated Trump's speech and demeanor reeks of "desperation," and his rivals see a weakened presidential candidate. "There’s a shelf life to every political figure. We do have expiration dates, and in military terms, at some point people outrun their supply lines. It has that feeling of desperation,” he explained. "If Trump has been perceived as the alpha dog in the room and now he may be faltering, there are going to be a lot of people nipping at his heels." According to the Guardian's Smith, "Trump’s potential rivals can smell blood in the water. DeSantis,...
    Donald Trump's 2024 launch has been greeted with dismay by senior Republicans, with the governor of Arkansas describing it as a 'self-indulging message promoting anger,' and Trump's own former chief of staff saying he was the only Republican who could lose the next election. Trump, 76, on Tuesday declared himself the future of the party. But many within the ranks were quick to try and consign him to history. Mick Mulvaney, who served as Trump's chief of staff from January 2019 to March 2020, was asked by CNN's Anderson Cooper whether he thought Trump's announcement was good for the party. 'No, I don't,' Mulvaney said. 'Because I think he's the only Republican who could lose. 'If he wins in 2024, now he's the candidate, he is the likely Republican nominee.  'Can he be beaten head-to-head by Ron DeSantis or Tim Scott? Sure.  'But it's not going to be a head-to-head race. There will be five or six other people in the race and he'll get the 35 percent that really support him and under the winner-take-all primary system, he'll be...
    Donald Trump is once again running for president, setting off the 2024 campaign cycle with a flourish even before the last ballots of the 2022 election have been counted. The former president announced his intent to run for the 2024 GOP nomination on Tuesday night in a lavish reception at his Mar-a-Lago retreat with invited guests, lawmakers and members of the press. But while Trump lays out his campaign trail at his Florida estate, his polarizing status even within his own party has election-watchers buzzing about who in the Republican Party would step up to challenge him. Furthermore, a poor GOP performance in the midterms has many establishment figures pointing the finger at Trump for endorsing fringe-right candidates against moderate opponents in Republican primaries all over the country.  DailyMail.com has compiled a list of eight likely Republican 2024 candidates who could potentially challenge Trump for leadership of the party in 2024. Donald Trump (pictured on Election Day) is running for president again, he said at Mar-a-Lago on Tuesday night Mike Pence: Former VP who has distanced himself from Trump and...
    DONALD Trump has announced his 2024 presidential campaign after months of teasing a bid to take back the White House. Despite a slew of ongoing investigations, including the FBI's raid of his Mar-a-Lago home in Florida in August, Trump officially threw his name on the ballot for the forthcoming presidential election. 3Donald Trump has announced his 2024 presidential campaignCredit: Fox News 3Trump declared: 'America's comeback starts right now'Credit: AFP 3Trump kickstarted his 2024 presidential bid during a rally at his Mar-a-Lago estateCredit: AFP At a rally at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Trump walked out to chants of "USA" before thanking the crowd for joining him and his family in the "greatest country in the history of the world." "America's comeback starts right now," Trump said. "Two years ago we were a great nation, and soon, we will be a great nation again. "I am tonight announcing my candidacy for President of the United States." READ MORE ON TRUMPHERE'S DONNY Donald Trump reveals 2024 run amid growing Ron DeSantis supportVOTERS SPLIT Trump hometown divided on a second term Prior...
    The View issued several compliments to prominent Democratic politicians on Tuesday. According to the hosts, Hillary Clinton didn't take the offers of help from several comedians including Michael Moore, Amy Schumer, Bill Maher, and Chris Rock because she is "an intellectual." WATCH: SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER AXED FROM BROADWAY SHOW FOR BEING WHITE SUES "She didn't want to bomb," Joy Behar said. The hosts further called former President Barack Obama "naturally funny," as well as "good looking and charming," and "handsome." "Obama had great comedic timing," Ana Navarro chimed in. "And he's pretty to look at," Sunny Hostin reiterated. Behar added that former President Ronald Reagan was "folksy," and that former President Donald Trump is occasionally funny when he attempts to pronounce big words. "People think that [Gov. Ron DeSantis] is quite clever," Hostin explained, shocking the other hosts. "Part of his cleverness," she said, "is he got the undocumented people on planes and flew them to Martha's Vineyard." "That is allegedly like a funny thing. I just found...
    Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis dismissed Donald Trump's recent spate of angry attacks against him as 'noise' and touted his own strong endorsement record in the 2022 midterm elections during a press conference on Tuesday. DeSantis fired back at the former president hours before Trump is expected to announce another campaign for the White House at his Mar-a-Lago estate on Tuesday night. It's the latest hit in the two GOP giants' Sunshine State turf war, and a larger fight for control of the Republican Party. DeSantis has enraged Trump by refusing to rule out a primary challenge against him in 2024. The former president has responded by calling the governor 'disloyal' amid a flurry of other insults. Asked about that criticism on Tuesday, DeSantis suggested he was unfazed - but went out of his way to target 'the corporate media' more directly than the former president.  'When you're leading, when you're getting things done, yeah you take incoming fire - that's just the nature of it,' DeSantis said. 'I roll out of bed in the morning, I've got corporate media...
    Jenna Bush Hager has called for political leaders to follow the example of her grandfather, late former President George H. W. Bush, and former President Bill Clinton after they managed to develop a close friendship despite being members of opposing parties. The Today host, 40, reflected on the way her grandfather set aside any hard feelings after Clinton beat him out for the presidency in 1992 - even though the loss 'crushed' him. Speaking to DailyMail.com after filming Today with Hoda and Jenna on Monday, Bush Hager commented on the need for less 'divisive' interactions between opposing parties as she reflected on the vitriolic midterm election campaigns. Jenna Bush Hager believes political leaders should follow the example of her grandfather, late former President George H. W. Bush, and former President Bill Clinton Clinton (L) and H.W. Bush (R) managed to develop a close friendship despite being members of opposing parties The former First Daughter stated: 'Just look at my grandfather and President Clinton. President Clinton beat my grandfather and my grandfather was crushed. He ran a hard campaign, and he...
    FORMER President Donald Trump has teased his fan base about a big announcement he is scheduled to make on November 15, 2022. Political analysts have tried to predict what the content of his announcement will be. 2Donald Trump speaking at the North Carolina GOP convention dinner in Greenville, North Carolina on June 5, 2021 What time is Donald Trump's speech today? Former President Donald Trump said he was going to make a very big announcement on November 15, 2022, at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida. He made this statement on November 7, 2022, while speaking at a rally in Dayton, Ohio, in support of Republican Senate candidate JD Vance, as well as other Republican candidates. Even though Trump did not give details about what he was going to announce, there have been speculations that he is likely to announce a 2024 presidential run. READ MORE ON THE US SUNDON NOT DISTURB First glimpse pics of tired Trump revealed on day of Tiffany's weddingWIVES CLUB Melania Trump makes rare appearance with Donald & his ex Marla before wedding He...
    The Trump family has signed a licensing deal with the Saudi developer behind a massive $1.6 billion hotel and golf project in Oman. It means the Trump name will adorn the resort and villas being built on a hillside next to the Gulf of Oman in the sort of deal that was a huge source of revenue for the Trump Organization before Donald Trump became president. And it comes as the former president has stoked massive expectation that he will launch a run for the White House when he makes a 'big announcement' at his Mar-a-Lago home on Tuesday evening.  The family business agreed not to pursue international deals when Trump was at the White House and on Monday a New York judge appointed a monitor to oversee some aspects of the company while an investigation into business practices continues. The Trump Organization confirmed the deal with Saudi developer Dar Al Arkan but did not say how much it was worth to the company.  'It is an honor to work with Dar Al Arkan, who share our vision for superior...
    Democrat Katie Hobbs will be the next governor of Arizona after she toppled Republican Kari Lake. Hobbs who is Arizona’s current secretary of state managed to clinch victory over Lake, a former television news anchor and loyal ally of former President Donald Trump. Hobbs won 50.4% of the votes cast in what was a razor thin race out of roughly 2.5 million votes counted almost one week on from Election Day. Hobbs will replace outgoing Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, a Republican who has served since 2015. Democrat Katie Hobbs will be the next Arizona governor after she toppled Republican Kari Lake Hobbs who is Arizona’s current secretary of state managed to clinch victory over Lake, pictured, a former television news anchor and loyal ally of former President Donald Trump 
    Actor Jon Voight has made an impassioned plea for former President Donald Trump to be voted back into the White House in 2024 claiming he is the 'only' person who is able 'to rebuild our soil and our land.' Voight, 83, who has been a devoted supporter of the former president, released the poor quality video on Sunday which appeared to have been shot on an old cellphone as he made the preacher-like speech, speaking of 'lies' and 'deceit' in the recent midterm elections.   'My fellow Americans, we are in danger of a third world war. We as a family of one truth must hear this now. Look at this lie, this deceit that continues day after day.  'Can you not all see this lie? We must all wake up. Wake up because if we don’t see this lie, this land will die. Die in its beauty, its freedom, its opportunity,' the Midnight Cowboy actor began. 
    According to a report from the Daily Beast, Donald Trump's hope that his reported announcement of a 2024 presidential bid this week will forestall any criminal indictments will likely not come to fruition with legal experts saying the multiple investigations are too far along. Add to that, some of them believe Republicans won't come to his rescue after the midterm debacle that he is being blamed for. As the Beast's Jose Pagliery wrote, "What Trump may not have realized is that his November announcement won’t give him any more protection than he already has; Georgia’s Senate race heading for a runoff election on Dec. 6 puts the Justice Department’s so-called '60-day rule' back in effect, three former prosecutors said," before adding, "And regardless of Trump’s candidacy, former federal prosecutors told The Daily Beast they’re confident the former president will be indicted." According to retired federal prosecutor Thomas Baer, "He thinks that if he is running for president this will cause prosecutors to drop their cases or think twice because it could be interpreted as political, a reaction to his running....
    Former President Donald Trump has demanded Americans pay his legal fees for his suit against the congressional committee investigating the January 6 attacks on Capitol Hill. Delivered by the ex-commander-in-chief on Monday, the declaration came in the form of a new filing that seeks to block a committee subpoena requiring him to testify as to his role in the unrest next week. Trump, who is the middle of several legal battles, was scheduled to be deposed on Monday, after multiple attempts to delay his testimony.  Trump’s lawyers made a last-ditch effort Friday night to avoid testifying with the 42-page lawsuit filed in Palm Beach court. The suit contends that while former presidents have agreed to provide testimony when prompted by congressional subpoenas in the past, none 'has ever been compelled to do so' and, therefore, Trump, 76, should be absolved from such scrutiny. It's been reported the prospective GOP nominee is days away from announcing his third bid for the presidency. If he does announce a 2024 run for the White House, the committee said it couldn't pay the former president’s legal bills.   The suit subsequently...
    Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at a rally to support Republican candidates ahead of midterm elections, in Dayton, Ohio, U.S. November 7, 2022. Gaelen Morse | Reuters Former President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit Friday night to avoid cooperating with a subpoena from the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Trump's lawyers argue that while "other Presidents and former Presidents have voluntarily agreed to testify or turn over documents in response to a congressional subpoena, no President or former President has ever been compelled to do so," according to the 41-page filing. Trump was issued a subpoena by the committee in October and was scheduled to be deposed on Nov. 14, a day before his "big announcement" on Nov. 15 at his Mar-a-Lago resort, where he is widely expected to announce the launch of his 2024 presidential campaign. Trump attorney David A. Warrington said Trump has engaged in a "good faith effort" to resolve concerns with the committee, but that he has been left with "no choice" but to involve the judicial branch, according to...
    Not everyone agreed with Navarro's assessment. Even progressive news outlets admitted that the major victories of DeSantis and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) had turned the state of Florida from a swing state to a solid red state. Some saw Navarro's bizarre outburst as egregiously hypocritical given how she had excoriated former President Donald Trump and his supporters for rejecting the official results of the 2020 presidential election. The huge margin of victory for DeSantis bolstered the speculation that he could seek the Republican nomination for the presidential election in 2024. He is widely considered a frontrunner as a candidate despite saying that he would not run if former President Donald Trump decided to run again. Here's the video of Navarro's comments: \u201cAna Navarro says DeSantis won by 20 points because "he gamed the system."\n\nhttps://t.co/WHlxTZJcht\u201d — Daily Wire (@Daily Wire) 1668109774
    Win McNamee/Getty Images Former President Donald Trump remained the target of blame for many in both the media and the Republican establishment for the GOP’s lackluster performance in the 2022 midterm elections on Tuesday. One of the most notable – and harsh – critics of Trump since Election Day has been media properties owned by Rupert Murdoch, the right-leaning media mogul whose properties helped propel Trump into the presidency in 2016. On Wednesday night, Murdoch’s flagship business publication, The Wall Street Journal, denounced Trump in an editorial dubbing him the GOP “biggest loser.” “What will Democrats do when Donald Trump isn’t around to lose elections?” the editorial board asked after noting Trump has “now flopped in 2018, 2020, 2021, and 2022.” “ We have to wonder because on Tuesday Democrats succeeded again in making the former President a central campaign issue, and Mr. Trump helped them do it,” the board added, parroting many political observers who argued Trump’s flurry of activity ahead of the election drove Democrats to the polls. The editorial board went on to list all of the...
    Mike Pence has opened up about the storming of the Capitol, revealing Donald Trump said it was a 'terrible' way to end his presidency. The former vice president held a conversation less than a week after the January 6 riots when he certified the election results declaring Joe Biden the winner, much to Trump's chagrin. Enraged MAGA supporters were chanting 'Hang Mike Pence' and a gallows was built outside the Capitol over his refusal to fully back Trump's claims of widespread election fraud and block the certification process. In an excerpt from Pence's upcoming book, he recalled the terrifying scenes as he was ushered to safety during the insurrection. He then met with the president on January 11, nine days before Biden's inauguration, and the president appeared wistful about what might have been, he claims. Pence's excerpt, seen by the Washington Post, says: 'I met with the president on Jan. 11. He looked tired, and his voice seemed fainter than usual. 'How are you?' he began. 'How are Karen and Charlotte?'  Mike Pence has opened up about the storming of...
    Even as top Republicans griped about Donald Trump’s leadership costing the GOP dearly in a third consecutive national election, it was unclear whether influential party figures would thank the former president for his service and show him the door. Frustrated Republicans are blaming Trump for the predicted red wave that never materialized in Tuesday’s midterm elections. They argue the basket of lemons the former president endorsed in primaries in contested states is jeopardizing the GOP’s bid for Senate control. And they contend Trump depressed their gains in the House, distracting from the party’s focus on inflation and crime with his never-ending fixation on 2020 and claims the last election was stolen. “It’s time for Trump to retire. I see golf courses and a rocking chair in his future,” Ohio Republican strategist David Myhal told the Washington Examiner on Wednesday. “We appreciate the time he fought in the war against woke, but it will be finished by” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), and Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R), elected in 2021 in a state President Joe Biden...
    Trump's former press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Wednesday her former boss should wait until after the Georgia runoff next month to announce a run for president.  'I know there's a temptation to starting talking about 2024 — no, no, no, no, no,' McEnany said on Wednesday's edition of 'Outnumbered.' '2022 is not over. Every Republican energy needs to go to grinding the Biden agenda to a halt, and that could go straight through the state of Georgia.'  Pressed by host Harris Faulkner on if that meant Trump delaying his reelection announcement, she said: 'I think he needs to put it on pause, absolutely.' McEnany also implied that Trump should stay away from Georgia in the run-up to December 6.  Asked by Faulkner whether the former president should stump in the Peach State, McEnany replied: 'I think we've got to make strategic calculations. Gov. DeSantis, I think he should be welcome to the state, given what happened last night. You've got to look at the realities on the ground.'  Georgia's Senate race is expected to head to a runoff on Dec. 6 after...
    Donald Trump is facing harsh criticism from Republicans who blame their poorer than expected showing in the midterm elections on the controversial former president. The GOP kingmaker endorsed around 300 candidates, held 30 rallies and raised millions of dollars, hoping to demonstrate his continued MAGA influence that could spark another bid for the White House. But many of his preferred candidates have failed to win seats, with the control of Congress still up for grabs in a major boost for Joe Biden. Erick Erickson, a longtime GOP commentator, told the Washington Post: 'Candidate quality matters.  'They weren't good candidates. They had more allegiance to him than anything else. The GOP might still win both [chambers] but this is not the night they expected.'  Donald Trump speaks to the media during an Election Night at Mar-a-Lago event last night Dr Oz, who had been endorsed by Trump during the primary, lost to Democrat John Fetterman in the Pennsylvania Senate race Bill Palatucci, a member of the Republican National Committee from New Jersey, said: 'Trump candidates were a drag on the party...
    Former Trump Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney told the co-hosts of CNBC’s Squawk Box that he is opposed to former President Donald Trump running for office in 2024 because he is the “one Republican who can lose.” Mulvaney served as Acting Chief of Staff from January 2019 to March 2020, which coincided with Trump’s alleged withholding of military aid to Ukraine in return for political dirt on President Joe Biden, for which the former president was impeached. After a day of rumors that Trump was going to announce his bid for 2024 during a Monday night rally, the former president announced that he would make another announcement on November 15th, the details of which Mulvaney mocked with the eerie precision of someone who has spent a lot of time with the 45th president. He then pivoted to Trump’s political fortunes in the coming years. “Do I think he’s going to run? Probably. Do I think he’s going to win a Republican primary? Probably,” he asserted. “There are a few people who could beat him,” he continued. DeSantis could beat...
    Rumors are swirling that former President Donald Trump could announce a third campaign for the White House on Monday night - but Trumpworld itself is at odds on whether he should wait until after the midterm elections, people familiar indicated to DailyMail.com. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani believes he shouldn't, he told DailyMail.com by phone on Monday afternoon, arguing that what's likely to be a strong Republican showing across the country is best left to speak for itself. A separate source close to Trump's orbit said the former president wants to announce tonight in order to take credit for the anticipated 'red wave' on Tuesday -  but said others are warning him that he 'doesn't want to be on the hook for surprise losses.' Trump is holding his fourth MAGA rally in four days on Monday, appearing in Ohio alongside Senate GOP hopeful JD Vance. It's his final push to help Republicans win back control of Congress for the last two years of President Joe Biden's term. Giuliani, his ally and friend of more than three decades, has...
    Former President Donald Trump gloated about ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel saying he’s lost half of his fans because he’s criticized the ex-commander in chief. At a rally in Latrobe, PA on Saturday night, the former president took a gleeful shot at Kimmel for saying on a podcast “I have lost half of my fans — maybe more than that” for going after Trump. “I saw Jimmy Kimmel said that his show’s practically dead because nobody that likes Trump will watch,” Trump said. “And guess what? That turned out to be a majority of the people. The show is dead, and so are the other ones.” Trump reference to “the other ones” appears to be a shot at Kimmel’s late night peers — given the former president followed up that comment by shouting out Greg Gutfeld’s ratings success on Fox News. “Greg Gutfeld on cable has the number one evening show,” Trump said. “That’s great, right?” Kimmel made his comment during a recent interview with Everybody Loves Raymond creator Phil Rosenthal on the Naked Lunch podcast: “Does ABC ever say to...
    U.S. President Joe Biden stands with former President Barack Obama during an event on the Affordable Care Act, the former president's top legislative accomplishment, in the East Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 5, 2022.Leah Millis | Reuters President Joe Biden and former President Barack Obama will appear on the campaign trail together Saturday for the first time since Biden took office. The former president and vice president pair will reunite in Philadelphia in a last-minute attempt to energize voters in the swing state ahead of the midterm elections on Tuesday. Democratic Senate hopeful John Fetterman and gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro will join the presidents at the event. Former President Donald Trump is also campaigning in Pennsylvania on Saturday in Latrobe, outside of Pittsburgh. Trump has endorsed the celebrity doctor and Republican Senate candidate Mehmet Oz as well as Republican candidate Doug Mastriano for governor. One of Pennsylvania's incumbent senators, GOP Sen. Pat Toomey, is retiring, which means the state could determine which party controls the currently 50-50 Senate. Whether Democrats or Republicans control the Senate will likely define...
    Bono recalled on Tuesday how he woke up once in Abraham Lincoln's bedroom after drinking red wine and strong cocktails with then-president Barack Obama. Although the pair had been drinking, Bono suggested his drowsiness was caused by an allergy to salicylates, which are present in wine and make his head 'swell up like a balloon and pop' or cause him to 'fall asleep anywhere.'  Bono recounted how he found himself asleep in the White House's Lincoln Bedroom in an interview with Zoe Ball on BBC Radio 2 to promote his new memoir Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story. The U2 front man and his wife Ali Hewson had been attending a dinner in the White House hosted by Obama, with whom Bono has a longstanding relationship, when he found himself 'slipping off for a kip'. 'The 44th president of the United States - he mixes cocktails. He doesn't have too many, he's very measured,' said Bono, adding that, 'he does make strong cocktails, though, just saying.' Bono and Barack Obama as a senator in Washington DC in February 2006. The two have...
    Prosecutors described 'greed and cheating' at the Trump Organization at the beginning of the tax fraud trial of former President Donald Trump's company Monday. They sketched out a scenario where Trump's real estate company was able to avoid making larger payouts, and top executive Allen Weisselberg avoided declaring nearly $2 million in income, and a move that left taxpayers on the hook. 'This case is about greed and cheating,' said prosecutor Susan Hoffinger of the Manhattan DA's office in opening arguments of the company's tax fraud trial. Trump's real estate company cheated tax authorities over a 15-year period, Hoffinger, the lead prosecutor on the case, told a jury on Monday in her opening statement. Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg avoided taxes on $1.76 million in personal income himself, prosecutors say. He has pleaded guilty to tax fraud crimes and got a five month sentence RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Biden 'AVOIDING battleground states' with just eight days to... BREAKING NEWS: Trump files emergency appeal with the Supreme... Billionaire Elon Musk 'plans to fire 25%'...
    “True Christians vote for Lula! A voter for the former president shouted at a supporter of outgoing president Jair Bolsonaro at the door of a Catholic church in Rio de Janeiro, whose annex has been converted into a polling station. The atmosphere in this church in the Copacabana district was electric at the end of mass this Sunday, the day Brazilians will be called to the polls to decide the icon of the leftist Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and the far-right president. Joana de Arco Perina, an activist in Lula’s political family, the Workers’ Party (PT), is a devout Catholic and blushes when she hears Elizabeth de Sousa defend Bolsonaro, who has “ruined everything”. “A pact between Lula and the devil! Bolsonaro was sent by God to save us! A rallying sign of the Bolsonarians with the slogan “My Party Brazil” opposes Elizabeth de Sousa wearing a yellow and green T-shirt, the colors of the national flag. Also a Catholic, the 69-year-old retiree says a “battle of good against evil” is being waged this election day. Outgoing President...
    Former President Barack Obama is reportedly part of a group interested in buying NBA team the Phoenix Suns.  Disgraced Phoenix Suns and Mercury owner Robert Sarver announced his decision to sell the teams in September after several sponsors, including Verizon Wireless and PayPal, were intending to cut sponsorship deals with both franchises. Sarver was handed a one-year ban and $10million fine by the NBA following a league investigation into allegations that he engaged in racism, sexism, and bullying. The NBA revealed it found that Sarver used the N-word on at least five occasions among other transgressions, including the use of language and conduct demeaning to female employees, over his nearly two-decade tenure as owner of the Suns and WNBA's Mercury. With Sarver now looking to find a buyer after being pressured into selling, the 44th President of the United States is reportedly in a group that is interested in making the purchase.  'The days of somebody being able to put in a little amount of money and run the team, those days are over… The one guy who might pull it off and I...
    In this article TWTRFollow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNTElon Musk, left, and Wendell P. Weeks, center, listen to President Donald Trump as he meets with business leaders at the White House on Monday January 23, 2017 in Washington, DC.Matt McClain | The Washington Post | Getty ImagesTwitter's most famous banned user, former President Donald Trump, applauded the platform's new ownership by billionaire Elon Musk, who previously said he doesn't believe in permanent suspensions. "I am very happy that Twitter is now in sane hands, and will no longer be run by Radical Left Lunatics and Maniacs that truly hate our country," Trump wrote on his Truth Social account, a Twitter-like platform run by the Trump Media & Technology Group. Trump did not address the possibility of a return to the platform. Musk has said he would lift Trump's permanent suspension, which Twitter installed in the wake of the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol after its leadership feared further violence could stem from Trump's tweets. Musk said that he favors more temporary measures. Trump, for his part, said...
    A quarter of the jury selected to hear a tax-fraud trial of Donald Trump's real-estate company told the court they don't like Donald Trump and one labeled him a 'narcissist'. On Thursday the third day of jury selection for the criminal trial, which will be heard in New York Supreme Court in Lower Manhattan, four women and eight men were chosen serve on the panel. During questioning by prosecutors and defense attorneys three of the twelve jurors who were eventually selected to serve expressed that they take issue with either Trump's personality or presidency. The finalization of the panel comes days after one potential juror was excused from the trial because she said there was 'no way in hell' she could be impartial. Prosecutors in the trial allege that the Trump Organization ran a 15-year scheme to help its top executives from paying their proper taxes - if convicted Trump's company could face more than $1million in fines and tax penalties. The Trump Organization comprises of more than 500 corporate entities. The district attorney’s office accused two of those entities of awarding...
    Late Wednesday, former President Donald Trump shared a video from Dave Rubin’s podcast dismissing Florida Governor Ron DeSantis‘ (R) chances against him in a potential presidential faceoff. The comments originally aired on the October 16th edition of The Rubin Report with guest, Megyn Kelly. During the conversation, the topic of DeSantis facing off against Trump for a 2024 GOP ticket arose. Kelly vehemently believes the MAGA base wil not withdraw its support of Trump for anyone else — unless they were chosen by Trump himself. On Wednesday, Trump shared a clip from the interview on his Truth Social page with a simple message, “I AGREE!” In the video, Kelly said, “Well, I just don’t think anybody else could win if Trump runs.” “So you think if they got on a stage, you don’t think that DeSantas is crafty enough or stands enough?” Rubin asked. “No, I don’t even think that a little, I think Trump sucks up all the energy in every room no matter what. And even someone as skilled as a politician and smart policy-wise as DeSantis can’t...
    Donald Trump's attorneys agreed to accept the January 6 subpoena for his testimony and documents – days after the panel released it publicly – though former top aide for the ex-president Mick Mulvaney said he will 'never' agree to testify. Attorney's for Trump received the subpoena on Monday, according to Politico, and Dhillon Law Group's Matthew Sarelson accepted service of the subpoena.  Mulvaney, Trump's former acting Chief of Staff, speculated that Trump won't comply, despite mutterings he could agree to testify if it's live and televised. The former president's one-time acting chief of staff said that there is 'zero' significance to the subpoena for Trump's testimony because it won't actually ever happen. 'He could be convicted and sentenced to jail and he could still run for and hold the office of the President of the United States,' Mulvaney told Sky News in an interview Wednesday. Donald Trump's attorneys agreed to receive the January 6 subpoena on Monday – three days after the panel publicly published a copy of the summons  Trump's former acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney told Sky...
    Supporting Donald Trump's 'divisive' politics was 'disastrous' for Tom Barrack's multi-billion dollar global investment business, the longtime friend and one-time advisor of the former president testified in court on Monday. The billionaire has been charged with illegally lobbying the Trump administration on behalf of the United Arab Emirates from 2016 to 2018. He also faces charges of obstruction of justice and lying to the FBI.  Barrack told the court his real estate business 'unquestionably' would have done better if he did not support Trump in the 2016 election as he seemed to blame the former president for his current legal troubles.  The billionaire told the court he 'thought that as soon as [Trump] was elected, he would be more moderate and more acceptable.'  Barrack, 75, was arrested in Los Angeles in 2021 and released on a $250 million bond. Two men were also charged in connection - Barrack's former assistant Matthew Grimes, 27, and Emirati businessman Rashid Sultan Rashid Al Malik Alshahhi, 43. Supporting Donald Trump's 'divisive' politics was 'disastrous' for Tom Barrack's multi-billion dollar global investment business, the longtime friend...