Month: August 2023

A chronicle of Donald Trump's Crimes or Allegations

Rosendale holds big lead over establishment-backed Sheehy in Montana Senate race: poll

Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-Mont.) holds a wide lead over businessman Tim Sheehy in a hypothetical Montana Republican Senate primary match-up, according to a poll released Thursday. Rosendale has not announced a run against Sheehy, establishment Republicans’ candidate of choice for Sen. Jon Tester’s (D-Mont.) seat, but rumors about him launching a campaign have been swirling…
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Barr says claims Trump trials will interfere with election ‘simply wrong’

Former Attorney General Bill Barr pushed back against the claims that former President Trump’s trials will interfere with the 2024 election, calling them “simply wrong.”  “The basic principle in the criminal justice system is if a prominent person commits a crime and they’re seeking office, that doesn’t give them immunity,” Barr said on Fox News’s…
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Trump asks judge to sever Georgia election case from co-defendants

In a Thursday court filing, Former President Trump asked the judge presiding over the 2020 election case in Georgia to sever his case from the co-defendants who requested a speedy trial. Trump’s legal team argued in the new filing that they would not have sufficient time to prepare their case for the Oct. 23 trial…
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Geraldo Rivera: Trump ‘made me dump him’

Longtime television personality Geraldo Rivera said former President Trump made him “dump him,” in reference to their falling out in late 2020 after Rivera said he would not support the former president’s election fraud theories.  “I feel awful that he made me dump him,” Rivera said in an interview with The New York Times.  Rivera detailed his…
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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp Rebuffs Calls To Punish Or Remove Fulton County DA Fani Willis

“We are going to follow the law and the Constitution regardless of who it helps or harms politically,” Kemp, a Republican, said.

The Hill’s 12:30 Report — Thomas’s controversial GOP megadonor disclosures

<!– {beacon} 12:30 REPORT Come fly with me, let’s fly, let’s fly away: ©  AP Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas accepted three trips from billionaire GOP donor Harlan Crow last year, according to financial disclosure documents made public Thursday.    The trips: Two to Dallas and one to the Adirondacks in New York.     What…
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Tucker Carlson: ‘We’re speeding toward’ Trump assassination

Conservative media personality Tucker Carlson predicted former President Trump could be assassinated in a new interview, days after he asked Trump if he worried about such an outcome. “Begin with criticism, then you go to protest, then you go to impeachment, now you go to indictment, and none of them work. I mean what’s next?”…
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Donald Trump Pleads Not Guilty In Georgia Election Case

The former president waived his right to appear at his arraignment for charges he and 18 co-defendants tried to overturn the state’s 2020 election results.

Trump pleads not guilty in Georgia, waives arraignment

Former President Trump pleaded not guilty Thursday to all 13 charges in the sweeping Georgia case alleging he illegally attempted to overturn the state’s 2020 election results to remain in power. The former president also waived his right to an arraignment, where he was scheduled to hear the charges he faces and enter a plea…
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Trump fires back at WSJ editorial, argues his tariff policies were a success

Former President Trump argued Wednesday that his administration’s tariff policies were a success, after The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board warned against the 10 percent tariff the former president proposed on the campaign trail. “Even after being proven spectacularly and totally wrong in all their past predictions regarding my historically successful trade policies, the die-hard…
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Chris Hayes Cheers Win In 1 Of The ‘Darkest Chapters Of Trump’s Attempted Coup’

The MSNBC host tore into Rudy Giuliani, who lost a defamation lawsuit from two Georgia election workers this week.

Why Canada is sounding the alarm about American extremism

The last week of August can often be a sleepy news time in America, Florida’s hurricane notwithstanding. But Canada is making news — and not just about its ongoing wildfires. This week, Canada made headlines with suggestions by the Canadian minister of foreign affairs, Melanie Joly, that her nation is considering a “game plan” for…
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‘Reckless’: Georgia Republican Knocks GOP Calls To Defund Fani Willis

Georgia House Speaker Jon Burns wrote that targeting the Fulton County district attorney flouts “the idea of separation of powers.”

The Hill’s Morning Report — Biden vows help after Idalia’s wreckage

Editor’s note: The Hill’s Morning Report is our daily newsletter that dives deep into Washington’s agenda. To subscribe, click here or fill out the box below. Close Thank you for signing up! Subscribe to more newsletters here The latest in politics and policy. Direct to your inbox. Sign up for the Morning Report newsletter Subscribe By the time Idalia blew…
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GOP long shots face steep hurdles ahead of second debate

Lower-tier Republican presidential candidates are facing growing hurdles as they seek to qualify for the second primary debate. Miami Mayor Francis Suarez on Tuesday became the first candidate to drop out of the primary after he failed to qualify for the first debate in Milwaukee, underscoring the challenges GOP presidential hopefuls already face in trying to break through in the…
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Ramaswamy leans into controversy despite political risks

Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy is leaning into his controversial positions as he looks to build momentum after a standout performance at the first GOP debate last week, but strategists warn his attention-grabbing moves could backfire on his campaign. Ramaswamy during the debate called the “climate change agenda” a “hoax” and took fire for saying…
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Kenneth Chesebro, Sidney Powell Ask For Georgia Cases To Be Severed From Co-Defendants

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis still intends to try all 19 co-defendants at once.

Tucker Carlson Cooks Up Completely Bonkers New Trump Conspiracy Theory

The former Fox News host made the wild claim during an interview with Adam Carolla.

Jen Psaki Predicts Exactly When And How Biden Will Talk Trump Indictments

The MSNBC anchor also said the president will likely avoid one certain word when it comes to talking about his predecessor.

Tudor Dixon says Trump advised her to ‘talk differently about abortion’ in Michigan governor’s race

Former GOP Michigan gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon said former President Trump advised her to “talk differently about abortion” in her race for governor. Dixon interviewed the former president in her latest podcast episode that aired Wednesday, where she told Trump that he was “absolutely right” about the way she should have discussed abortion in her…
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Trump Inflated Net Worth By More Than $2 Billion, New York Attorney General Alleges

Trump is accused of shifting the valuation of his assets in a scheme to convince banks to lend money to the Trump Organization on more favorable terms.

Judge Jeanine Pirro’s Words Come Back To Haunt Her

A resurfaced Fox News clip from 2016 shows the host ranting about why Hilary Clinton’s criminal investigations should preclude her from being president.

Rudy Giuliani Loses Georgia Poll Workers’ Defamation Suit By Default, Judge Rules

The former Donald Trump attorney was ordered to pay nearly $133,000 after he failed to turn over discovery documents in the case.

Donald Trump Likes Vivek Ramaswamy As Possible VP For Trumpiest Reason

The former president was asked to weigh in on his GOP opponent as a running mate on Glenn Beck’s Blaze TV show.

Sidney Powell Pleads Not Guilty In Georgia Election Case

The lawyer faces seven charges for her alleged involvement in efforts to undo Joe Biden’s 2020 win in the state.