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    Donald Trump is said to have branded Ron DeSantis a 'dull' charisma free-zone as rumors swirl the former president is angry the popular Florida governor hasn't said that he won't challenge Trump for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination. Sources close to the former president who have recently talked to him about DeSantis said Trump has grown increasingly irked by DeSantis in recent months, with Trump beginning to voice his frustrations to those in his inner circle. 'In the context of the 2024 election, he usually gives DeSantis a pop in the nose in the middle of that type of conversation,' said a source who recently spoke to Trump about DeSantis.  'He says DeSantis has no personal charisma and has a dull personality,' the source told Axios. Trump and DeSantis are pictured at a Florida rally in November 2019. The former president is now said to be bashing the popular Florida governor behind his back, with speculation mounting that the two men could face-off for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination  The two are among the most popular Republican figures in the country,...
    THESE are the seven times Donald Trump wowed the crowd at his rallies from his lively YMCA dance to his special celebrity guests. As the former US president gets ready for his upcoming Save American rally at Canyon Moon Ranch in Florence, Arizona, here's a look at some memorable moments Trump amused his audience. 4The former president has shown off his dance moves to the tune of Village People's YMCA while causing a stir on social mediaCredit: AP 4In July 2020, Trump showed the crowd at his rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, that he could drink a glass of water without difficulty after he was seen drinking with two handsCredit: Getty Trump is set to speak at 7pm on Saturday, January 15, 2022. His appearance will mark his second time being in Arizona since his presidency came to an end. Leading up to his presidency, the 75-year-old Republican went viral for breaking into robotic dance routines at his MAGA rallies around the US. YMCA DANCE The former president has shown off his dance moves to the tune of Village People's YMCA...
    A mother and daughter from Connecticut who admitted to their roles in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the US Capitol building will avoid prison time after pleading guilty virtually before a judge. Windham County residents Carla Krzywicki, age 20, and her mother Jean Lavin, age 57, both of Canterbury, were arrested in September last year on a criminal complaint issued by the US District Court for the District of Columbia. Original story - Mother, Daughter From Connecticut Charged For Participating In Capitol Riot On Tuesday, Jan. 11, both pleaded guilty to parading, demonstrating, or picketing in the US Capitol building. As part of their plea agreement, the women were ordered to pay $500 in restitution for damaged caused at the Capitol after approximately $1.5 million in damages were documented following the riot in Washington, DC. Krzywicki and Lavin were arrested on Sept. 14, 2021, after federal officials were tipped off to Facebook photos that were shared on social media of the two wearing hats supporting former President Donald Trump during the incident.
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    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin GOP Sen. Ron Johnson, one of former President Donald Trump’s most vocal supporters, to seek reelection. Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    DONALD Trump has been lying low since he departed from the White House. However, the former president has filed a lawsuit against the New York attorney general, alleging political bias. 2Trump is suing Letitia James alleging political biasCredit: Getty Where is Donald Trump today? Former President Donald Trump has canceled a press conference he had planned to hold in Florida on the anniversary of the January 6 attack on the Capitol. In a statement released Tuesday evening, Trump stated that he would rather air his issues at a rally scheduled for later this month in Arizona. “In light of the total bias and dishonesty of the January 6th Unselect Committee of Democrats, two failed Republicans, and the Fake News Media," Trump wrote, "I am canceling the January 6th Press Conference at Mar-a-Lago on Thursday, and instead will discuss many of those important topics at my rally on Saturday, January 15th, in Arizona." The event would have been Trump’s second press conference since leaving office. At 12.47pm ET, another statement from the former president was shared on Twitter by the Right Side Broadcasting...
    Former President Donald Trump blasted President Biden on Thursday for using his name to “further divide America” on the anniversary of the January 6 protest, deeming it “political theater” designed to distract from Biden’s failures. “Biden, who is destroying our Nation with insane policies of open Borders, corrupt Elections, disastrous energy policies, unconstitutional mandates, and devastating school closures, used my name today to try to further divide America,” Trump began in a pointed statement. “This political theater is all just a distraction for the fact Biden has completely and totally failed,” he continued, listing Biden’s failures on the border, Chinese coronavirus, inflation, energy independence, foreign affairs, and the military. “Our Country no longer has Borders, has totally and completely lost control of Covid (record numbers!), is no longer Energy Independent, Inflation is rampant, our Military is in chaos, and our exit, or surrender, from Afghanistan was perhaps the most embarrassing day in the long and distinguished history of the United States—and so much more,” he wrote. “Why is it that the Unselect Committee of totally partisan political hacks, whose judgment...
    President Joe Biden said his speech Thursday memorializing the first anniversary of the January 6 protests of the 2020 presidential election should not be viewed as a political battle, even though he focused intently on condemning former President Donald Trump. “I did not want to turn it into a contemporary political battle between me and the president,” Biden told reporters on Capitol Hill after the speech when asked why he did not directly name Trump. Biden referred to Trump 16 times during his speech, repeatedly condemning him for fueling the January 6th protests on Capitol Hill and failing to act quickly enough to tell his supporters to go home. The president repeatedly taunted Trump in his address for losing the 2020 election. U.S. President Joe Biden dabs his eyes as Vice President Kamala Harris delivers remarks on the one year anniversary of the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, during a ceremony in Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol on January 06, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images) “He can’t accept he lost,” Biden said, and added, “He’s...
    President Joe Biden delivered a fiery yet inspiring speech attacking Donald Trump’s “web of lies,” clearly calling out the former president as the head of the violent and deadly January 6 insurrection – a word he used, possibly for the first time in public. “I did not seek this fight,” he said of the insurrection, “but I will not shrink from it either. I will stand in this breach. I will defend this nation, and I’ll allow no one to place a dagger at the throat of democracy.” “We are in a battle for the soul of America,” he noted. Biden, generally reserved in referring to the former president, did not hold back Thursday morning, referring to Trump as “not only the former president, but the defeated former president,” and pointing to his “bruised ego.” “He has done what no president in American history, the history of this country, has ever, ever done,” President Biden told the American people of Donald Trump. “He refused to accept the results of an election and the will of the American people.” Biden also...
    President Biden defended his Jan. 6 anniversary speech Thursday after a CBS reporter pressed him on whether calling out his predecessor multiple times would only serve to further "divide" the country in an already polarizing moment. The president delivered his address on the one-year anniversary of the Capitol riots from Statuary Hall in the Capitol Building. Biden mentioned former President Donald Trump, whom he only referred to as the "former president," 16 times, according to reporters' tallies. In his most strident language yet against Trump since taking office, Biden  said he "created and spread a web of lies about the 2020 election," put "power over principle" and added "his bruised ego matters more to him than our democracy or our Constitution." U.S. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris depart after delivering speeches to mark the first anniversary of the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 6, 2022. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein/Pool (REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein/Pool) "For the first time in our history, a president had...
    IVANKA Trump is not only former US President Donald Trump's daughter but also worked under his administration. The 40-year-old served as the Senior Advisor to the President of the United States during Trump's presidency. 2Former Advisor to the President, Ivanka Trump, next her father former President TrumpCredit: AFP - Getty Where is Ivanka Trump today? Although Ivanka has not posted anything on social media since May 2021 she is making headlines. ABC News reported on January 3, 2022 that the eldest Trump children "won't comply with subpoenas from New York attorney general." According to the news outlet, the New York State attorney general’s office is conducting a civil investigation into the way the family real estate business. "As her investigation into financial dealing of the Trump Organization continues, Attorney General James is seeking interviews under oath of Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr., and Ivanka Trump," a spokesperson for the AG's office said.  Most read in US NewsDOC BOMBSHELL Prince Andrew accuser's secret $500k deal with Jeffrey Epstein is RELEASEDSNOW BLOW FOR JOE Biden gets stuck on Air Force One for 30 minutes...
    President Joe Biden returned to a snowy Washington on Monday to find that he starts the new year much as he ended the last one - behind in the polls. Not only do his personal approval ratings remain in the doldrums but he would lose a general election to former President Donald Trump by almost five points, according to the latest polls. Biden and his aides have repeatedly claimed the 79-year-old plans to run again in 2024 - which would mean he would be 86 if he completed his second term. But an average of polls maintained by Real Clear Politics shows Trump leading Biden by 4.8 percentage points in a hypothetical match-up. The polls included in the range were conducted in the six weeks up to December 19, and show that on average about 46 percent of voters back the former president compared to just 41.2 percent who say they would vote for Biden. It shows the challenge facing Biden as his administration reels from a fresh wave of COVID-19 cases, caused by the Omicron variant, consumer worries about...
    "This is the best thing I’ve seen on social media YET!" yet another user celebrated, while another wrote, "Happy New Year to a badass loving American Patriot couple along with the man, the myth, the Legend!!" Another wrote, "Finally! A celebrity with some common sense[.]" Anything else?A report from the Daily Mail noted that Trump introduced Aldean to the Mar-a-Lago crowd as "the number one singer in the world" on New Year's Eve, adding, "'Ladies and gentlemen, number one in the world. Number one in our country. Mr. Jason Aldean. ... We love you, man." Aldean, 44, then walked onto the stage and performed for Trump and his guests at the lavish party to usher in 2022 after telling the crowd, "Well, that's probably the best introduction I've ever had." "We actually played golf yesterday," he continued. "I didn't think he'd let me in after our round yesterday, but thank you!" Elsewhere in his post, Aldean shared a brief video of the two playing golf. "Perfect, you're so good," Trump can be heard saying as...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – New York’s Attorney General Leititia James has issued subpoenas for former President Donald Trump and his two oldest children. It’s in connection with an ongoing civil investigation into the family’s business practices, according to a court filing Monday. James’ office said in the filing that it is seeking testimony and documents from Trump, Donald Trump, Jr. and Ivanka Trump “in connection with an investigation into the valuation of properties owned or controlled by Donald J. Trump or the Trump Organization, or any matter which the Attorney General deems pertinent thereto.”  
    NEW YORK (AP) — New York attorney general subpoenas former President Donald Trump, 2 eldest children in probe of the family’s business. Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
              by Eric Lendrum   In January, billionaire Peter Thiel will be hosting two separate fundraisers for the frontrunner candidate to replace Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), alongside Donald Trump, Jr., the eldest son of President Donald Trump, Politico reports. The fundraisers will both be held on January 26th in support of Harriet Hageman, a lawyer and former member of the Republican National Committee. Hageman is one of four Republican challengers seeking to unseat the unpopular incumbent congresswoman for Wyoming’s at-large congressional district in the primary election next year, and has earned the endorsement of President Trump. Hageman had previously run for Governor of Wyoming in 2018, coming in third place in the primary that year. The first of the two Hageman fundraisers will be held at Thiel’s home in Miami in support of her campaign, while the second event will support a pro-Hageman super PAC called the Wyoming Values PAC. In addition to Thiel, Donald Trump Jr. is listed as a special guest for the event, along with his girlfriend, former Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle. With a net worth of nearly $7...
    Alex Jones called Donald Trump 'pathetic' and threatened to 'dish all the dirt' now that the former president is more fiercely coming out in favor of Americans getting vaccinated against coronavirus. 'We all wish Trump would do the right thing. And listen, I have the inside baseball on Trump – he doesn't know what's going on,' Jones said on his InfoWars program on Wednesday afternoon. 'I'm not even defending Trump,' he added. 'I'm just saying we need to move on.' 'In fact, maybe – you know what – to get Trump's attention, maybe I should just dish all the dirt,' the fringe far-right media personality said. 'You know what, you know what—I am going to dish it all on Trump next hour.' Jones reiterated that he wishes Trump well and isn't against the former president. 'It's not to hurt Trump,' Jones said of his impending gossip, 'it's so people can know how pathetic he is when you think he is playing 4D chess, going to save you and he's not!' Alex Jones said during his Wednesday InfoWars broadcast that he...
    Two years after the Republican billionaire’s defeat in the presidential election, the opposition is aiming to withdraw both seats in Congress from Joe Biden’s Democrats in the November 2022 midterm elections. The ballot, which has traditionally been a problem for those in power, is an opportunity to try a new way out of Donald Trump’s grip five years after the Republicans won the White House. In the current political landscape, the shadow of the former president has not wandered far: more than a year after his defeat, American campaigns are still adorned with “TRUMP” flags, and waves of red hats are still flowing to his meetings. The real estate tycoon did not miss the opportunity to offer some hope to the Tories’ favorite Fox News. Until recently, all roads to Congress passed through Donald Trump’s luxury home in Mar-a-Lago, Florida, and the idea was to call someone a billionaire to win in Washington, thereby praising ten people. Millions of supporters who build its loyal site. Having lost his Twitter account, the former president is no longer enjoying the same influence...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci on Sunday praised former President Donald Trump for showing his support of COVID vaccines and booster shots, and told of his shock at the backlash that Trump had received for doing so. The former president was booed by some of his supporters during an appearance with Bill O'Reilly in Dallas, Texas last week, when he announced that he received his booster shot. He later doubled down on his support of the vaccines in an interview with conservative pundit Candace Owens. Trump is now facing some backlash from even some of his most staunch supporters, but received some support from an unlikely source on Sunday - Dr. Anthony Fauci. 'We'll take anything we can get about getting people vaccinated,' Fauci said in an early morning interview with ABC News' Jonathan Karl.  'I was a bit dismayed when former President Trump came out and made that statement, and his followers booed him, which I was stunned by that. I mean, given the fact of how popular he is with that group, that they would boo him, which tells me...
    Today in History Today is Friday, Dec. 24, the 358th day of 2021. There are seven days left in the year. This is Christmas Eve. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 24, 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower supreme commander of Allied forces in Europe as part of Operation Overlord. On this date: In 1524, Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama — who had discovered a sea route around Africa to India — died in Cochin, India. In 1809, legendary American frontiersman Christopher “Kit” Carson was born in Madison County, Kentucky. In 1814, the United States and Britain signed the Treaty of Ghent, which ended the War of 1812 following ratification by both the British Parliament and the U.S. Senate. In 1851, fire devastated the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., destroying about 35,000 volumes. In 1865, several veterans of the Confederate Army formed a private social club in Pulaski, Tennessee, that was the original version of the Ku Klux Klan. In 1906, Canadian physicist Reginald A. Fessenden became the first person to transmit the human voice...
    Former President Donald Trump is taking his battle against the House committee investigating the Capitol riot all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. His lawyers filed a 195-page petition on Thursday asking the nation’s highest court to block the committee from accessing roughy 800 pages of White House records from Trump’s tenure. Earlier this month, an appeals court unanimously ruled that lawmakers could access the archival records, tossing Trump’s argument that former presidents still retain “executive privilege.” The three-judge panel ruled that President Joe Biden’s decision to have the National Archives turn over the previous administration’s records supersedes former President Donald Trump’s attempt to keep them secret. But in Thursday’s filing, Trump’s lawyer Jesse Binnall wrote: “President Trump is more than an ordinary citizen. He is one of only five living Americans who, as former Presidents, are granted special authority to make determinations regarding the disclosure of records and communications created during their terms of office.”
    “The other day, former President Trump announced he had received his booster dose. This is one of the few things we can agree on,” the U.S. president said in a statement Tuesday. The contradiction between the two is so strong that, against all sources, Donald Trump continues to claim to be the real winner of the last election, and its formation is a drawback. Joe Biden’s comment on Tuesday refers to a video clip of Donald Trump’s public intervention hosted by the former editor of the Conservative Fox news channel, which he shared on social media on Monday. “Did you get the booster dose?” This host, Bill O’Reilly, asks the former president, to which he answers “yes.” Donald Trump then gestures to calm the protests from the audience at the event. “Don’t do that!” He says again. The former president and his wife were vaccinated shortly before leaving the White House, but without disclosing it publicly, Joe Biden received his two doses and called back to the press. Donald Trump, however, encouraged people to get vaccinated despite the strong reluctance...
    Former President Donald Trump revealed he received a booster shot of the COVID-19 vaccine, drawing boos from a crowd in Dallas.Trump made the disclosure Sunday night during the final stop of "The History Tour," a live interview show he has been doing with former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly."Both the president and I are vaxxed," O'Reilly said at the American Airlines Center, drawing some jeers from the audience, according to video shared online by O'Reilly's "No Spin News.""Did you get the booster?" he asked the former president. "Yes," Trump responded. "I got it, too," O'Reilly said, eliciting more hectoring."Don't! Don't! Don't! Don't! Don't!" Trump told the crowd, waving off their reaction with his hand.While Trump has expressed opposition to vaccine mandates, he has long taken credit for the vaccines developed on his watch. At the same time, he has refused to urge his supporters to take them, even though Republicans remain far less likely than Democrats to be protected.For instance, while other world leaders, including former Vice President Mike Pence, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, received their...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Former President Donald Trump sued New York Attorney General Letitia James on Monday, seeking to end a yearslong civil investigation into his business practices. In the lawsuit, filed two weeks weeks after James requested that Trump sit for a Jan. 7 deposition, Trump contends the probe into matters including his company’s valuation of assets has violated his constitutional rights in a “thinly-veiled effort to publicly malign Trump and his associates.” READ MORE: New York City Ups COVID Testing Amid State's Record Case Surge As De Blasio Tries To Avoid ShutdownThe lawsuit describes James, a Democrat, as having “personal disdain for Trump” and points to numerous statements she’s made targeting him in recent years, including her support of “die-in” protests against him, her boast that her office sued his administration 76 times and tweets during her 2018 campaign that she had her “eyes on Trump Tower” and that Trump was “running out of time.” “Her mission is guided solely by political animus and a desire to harass, intimidate, and retaliate against a private citizen who she views...
    Representative Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” the Department of Justice should investigate former President Donald Trump for his role in the Capitol riot on January 6. During a congressional hearing, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) said, “Mr. Meadows’ testimony will bear on another key question before this committee. Did Donald Trump, through action or inaction, corruptly seek to obstruct or impede Congress’ official proceedings to count electoral votes?” Guest host Jon Karl asked, “I know Congress doesn’t have the power to prosecute. That’s the Justice Department. But what Congresswoman Cheney just described there is a crime under the U.S. Criminal Code. It is a crime to obstruct the official proceedings of Congress. Is she there sending a message, and are you sending a message that the Justice Department should be prosecuting not just those that broke into the building on January 6, but should be prosecuting Donald Trump himself or at least investigating that possibility?” Kinzinger said, “I think investigating that possibility for sure. You know, Congress, I think in this case our committee is getting more information...
    Hillary Clinton was on television Sunday promoting her new political thriller State of Terror -- which she admitted is based on her 2016 rival, former President Donald Trump. In her third interview this month, the former first lady accused Trump of 'masterminding' the January 6 Capitol riot. Her recent media blitz has fueled rumors that Clinton is testing the waters for her own re-election bid after repeatedly calling a potential Trump 2024 ticket a threat to democracy.  This morning, CNN host Fareed Zakaria asked about claims her new novel is a 'thinly veiled attack on President Trump.' 'Having lived through that presidency, when it came time to write a political thriller with my friend and collaborator Louise Penny, of course I would draw from the reality that we all have experienced,' Clinton said, adding that 'it's a good thriller.' She said the former president, who she lost the election to in 2016 despite winning the popular vote, is a 'danger' to the nation. Clinton gave her third television interview in two weeks on Sunday, fueling rumors that she's testing the...
    Far right wing cable network Newsmax is airing a Christmas special featuring the former President of the United States at 2 AM and 5 AM Friday, and 2 AM, 8 PM, and 11 PM Sunday. Former GOP governor, repeated presidential candidate, and former Fox News personality Mike Huckabee is hosting the show. "The Newsmax TV holiday special looks at the true meaning of Christmas for Americans – even as cultural elites declare war on the nation's founding Judeo-Christian values," Newsmax says on its website promoting "Mike Huckabee's 'Christmas in America' featuring President Donald Trump and top celebrities." Newsmax has released some clips, which have not been well-received on social media. In one, Huckabee lavishes praise on Trump, telling the failed and disgraced one-term president, "Mr. President, I want to say, because of you, a lot of Americans have had some great Christmases." "You helped rebuild the economy, pride in our country, made us a strong military once again, stood up to China – when I think of all the ways that you led this country – energy independent for the...
    A LOT of people are admiring former First Lady Melania Trump, but even more are admiring former First Lady Michelle Obama. Trump listed 16 on a poll conducted by YouGov asking the most admired women, with Obama topping the list and former First Lady Hillary Clinton ranking in at nubmer 12. 2Melania Trump ranked 16 on the list of world's most admired womenCredit: AFP 2Trump ranked 13 on the list for menCredit: AP Others who made appearances on the annual internal survey include Scarlett Johansson, Queen Elizabeth II and Oprah Winfrey. Obama holds onto her spot for the third year in a row as the world's most admired woman, while Angelina Jolie similarly holds onto hers as the second-most admired woman in the world. The poll, which surved over 42,000 people across 38 different countries, asked two questions: "who do you truly admire" and "who do you MOST admire?" For men's, Barack Obama joined his wife and by topping the list. Former President Donald Trump ranked at 13, and saw newcomer President Joe Biden rank at 20 on the men's...
    Former President TrumpDonald TrumpHouse Democrats pass bill to combat Islamophobia in support of Omar House votes to hold defiant Meadows in criminal contempt Hannity, Ingraham knock Jan. 6 panel after revelation of texts to Meadows MORE has blasted New York's attorney general for trying to "politically weaponize her position" instead of "exemplifying impartiality and protecting the interests of all New Yorkers" as her office conducts multiple investigations into him and his company. New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) is seeking a deposition from former President Trump and moving to subpoena him as part of a civil investigation into alleged fraud within the Trump Organization, according to reports. James and the Manhattan District Attorney's Office are also conducting a separate joint criminal probe into whether Trump lowered property values on his forms for tax agents, but raised them to look better for financial lenders. Trump alleged in a statement on Wednesday that James was committing "prosecutorial misconduct" and wasting her time by continuing a "witch hunt against the Republican Party and me." Trump added that "she should focus her attention on helping to resurrect the once Great State of New York where crime...
    Former President Donald Trump told Breitbart News exclusively that the United States of America is “much weaker now” under Democrat President Joe Biden’s leadership and that the world does not “respect” America anymore, thanks to that weakness. “We’re not respected anymore,” Trump said in an exclusive interview on Breitbart News Saturday on SiriusXM 125 the Patriot Channel. “I really think if you look at the border, it’s really terrible and a terrible thing to watch. I look at it from other countries with millions of people pouring into our country totally unchecked, unvetted,” Trump continued. “Millions of people, they’re dumping their prisons—other countries—into our country. They’re just coming in at will. We had the strongest border in history. Now, we have the weakest by far in history. But I think that the Afghanistan pullout or surrender or whatever you want to call it has totally weakened us in the eyes of our nations. It has totally weakened our country. Our military is great. Our generals are great, except for our television generals; they don’t know what the hell they’re doing....
    "I highly appreciate President Trump’s big contribution to Israel and its security. I also appreciate the importance of the strong alliance between Israel and the U.S. and therefore it was important for me to congratulate the incoming President," Netanyahu said in the statement.
    NEW YORK -- New York's attorney general is seeking former President Donald Trump's testimony in an ongoing investigation into his business practices, a person familiar with the matter said.Attorney General Letitia James' office has requested that Trump sit for a deposition on Jan. 7, according to the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the ongoing investigation.The news was first reported by The Washington Post.Trump's representatives did not immediately response to requests for comment. A message seeking comment was left with Trump's lawyer, Ronald Fischetti. James' office declined to comment.In the past, the Republican ex-president has decried the investigation as part of a "witch hunt."James, a Democrat who is running for governor, has spent more than two years looking at whether Trump's company, the Trump Organization, misled banks or tax officials about the value of assets - inflating them to gain favorable loan terms or minimizing them to reap tax savings.Requesting Trump's testimony is a first step in a process that could eventually lead to issuing a subpoena and going to a judge to order him to cooperate...
    Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz said on Tuesday he was talking to former President Trump about making him House speaker after next year's midterms. The idea has been floated by a certain brand of Republican for months, possibly as a joke or a fundraising ploy or a way to juice turnout in the 2022 elections. But during a press conference, Gaetz went a step further. He was asked by a reporter whether he wanted to see the former president as speaker. 'I would,' he answered. And has he spoken to Trump about it? 'I have,' he said with a grin, before declining to say more. 'I keep my conversations with the former president between the two of us.' Rep. Matt Gaetz has floated the idea of Speaker Trump in the past and on Tuesday said he had spoken to the former president about it Trump said it was an 'interesting' idea when asked earlier this year whether he was interested in becoming House speaker, although skeptics see the suggestion as a way to troll Democrats It is not the first...
    President Biden is dealing with a wide array of global problems, from ordering a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Olympics to warning Vladimir Putin on Tuesday against an invasion of Ukraine. Not to mention omicron, inflation, supply shortages and other challenges that comprise the grinding work of government. And there’s the little matter of whether he’ll get Democrats to pass his $2 trillion social spending bill before Christmas, or ever. But there are all kinds of developments in this other universe known as Trump World that keep stealing the spotlight. We have never had a situation where a former president generated so much news more than a year after being defeated at the polls — which, of course, remains a major point of contention for Trump partisans. U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke via video conference on Tuesday about reports of a planned Russian invasion of Ukraine. (Getty Images ) There is a synergy here between Donald’s dogged determination to stay in the news and media outlets — whose audiences love to hate Trump — that...
    (CNN)Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was asked Monday about the outsized role former President Donald Trump is playing in the 2022 midterms.His response? "There always are a lot of voices."Which, um, true, I guess? There are a lot of people with voices.Pressed on whether he and Trump had spoken since the riot at the US Capitol on January 6, McConnell offered this: "I don't have anything to say. Nice try." THE POINT -- NOW ON YOUTUBE! In each episode of his weekly YouTube show, Chris Cillizza will delve a little deeper into the surreal world of politics. Click to subscribe! McConnell's reticence on Trump is not a two-way street. The former President has called on McConnell to resign from his leadership post. He has aggressively sought to recruit someone from within the GOP Senate ranks to challenge McConnell. He has repeatedly referred to the minority leader as, alternatively, an "old crow" and a "broken old crow."Read MoreOver the past year, in fact, there is no one in the Republican Party who has received more incoming from Trump than McConnell (except possibly...
    Donald Trump has paid a glowing tribute to former Republican Senator Bob Dole after the longtime GOP stalwart died at the age of 98 Sunday morning. Trump praised Dole, who represented Kansas in the United States Senate from 1969 to 1996, as a 'true patriot' upon learning of his passing on Sunday, despite Dole saying he was sick of Trump by the end of the 2020 election race. 'Bob Dole was an American war hero and true patriot for our Nation. He served the Great State of Kansas with honor and the Republican Party was made stronger by his service,' Trump wrote of Dole. 'Our Nation mourns his passing, and our prayers are with Elizabeth and his wonderful family.'    Dole was one of the few members of the traditional GOP establishment to endorse Trump's run for presidency back in 2016, and the only former presidential nominee to attend the Republican National Convention where Trump was nominated.  Donald Trump paid his respects to former Republican Senator Bob Dole, pictured here during Dole's Congressional Gold Medal in 2018, after he died at the age of...
    'Girl hound' Donald Trump and his 'wingman' Jeffrey Epstein would run wild together at beauty pageants, according to a woman who has accused Trump of sexual abuse. Celebrity make-up artist and former pageant organizer, Jill Harth, claims that Trump attempted to rape and sexually harass her over a five-year period, according to a lawsuit she filed in 1997, which was later dropped. Now speaking for the first time about Epstein and Trump's close friendship, she tells DailyMail.com that they were the 'big cojones' in a group of rich and powerful men who became disturbing fixtures on the pageant scene.  'They were both seducing women with their money. Trump really came off like he was hot stuff. They had no trouble,' she says.  'It was a game to them to catch the girl and see who they were going to hook up with. They were in competition with each other. They were both girl hounds.'  Celebrity make-up artist and former pageant organizer Jill Harth tells DailyMail.com that Jeffrey Epstein and Donald Trump were close friends who shared a love for women...
    (CNN)Mitch McConnell would like everyone in the Republican Party to forget all about Donald Trump -- and the last four years."I do think we need to be thinking about the future and not the past," McConnell told CNN's Manu Raju last month when asked about candidates embracing Trump. "I think the American people are focusing on this administration, what it's doing to the country, and it's my hope the '22 election will be a referendum on the performance of the current administration, not a rehash of suggestions about what may have happened in 2020."You'll notice that McConnell didn't say the words "Donald Trump" at all in that quote. In fact, the Senate minority leader appears to be doing his damndest to not ever utter the name of the former President publicly these days.The problem with that strategy? Donald Trump.The former President simply can't stop talking about McConnell. Trump's latest came on the day after Thanksgiving when he did an interview with Fox Business.Read More"It's not infrastructure and we had 19 Republicans voting for it," Trump said of the $1 trillion...
    Donald Trump's disgraced ex-fixer says he's convinced the former president won't run for the White House again - and that he's only teasing a second stint in office to keep donor cash flowing in.    Cohen, speaking to Meet the Press on Sunday, said that Trump will not run and merely hold on for as long as possible to collect money from donors and 'keep the grift going.' The former lawyer turned Trump critic - who spent prison time for tax evasion and campaign finance violations - said that Trump is running the greatest grift in American history.     'Donald Trump has made it very clear, right, that he is grifting off of the American people, these supporters, these individuals that are just sending money to him at record levels,' Cohen told host Chuck Todd. 'It's really amazing that people don't see exactly what the guy is doing,' he added. In August, Trump was revealed to have raised more than $100 million from donors since leaving office, with that war chest likely to have swollen substantially since then.  President Trump's former lawyer Michael...
    SPECULATIONS have begun as to whether former President Donald Trump will hit the campaign trail in 2024. Here's what we know about Trump's potential return to The White House. 2Donald Trump can still run for president in 2024 unless Senators pass a measure banning him from holding public officeCredit: AFP How did Donald Trump hint at a return to The White House? After the news broke that Facebook banned Trump from the platform for at least two years, he released a statement implying his return to the presidency. He said: “Next time I’m in the White House there will be no more dinners, at his request, with Mark Zuckerberg and his wife. It will be all business!”  On June 4, Facebook officially disclosed their decision to ban the former president from the social media platform for two years, extending his suspension following the insurrection on January 6. Facebook said: “At the end of this period, if we determine that there is still a serious risk to public safety, we will extend the restriction for a set period of...
    Getty Former President Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally at the Iowa State Fairgrounds on October 9, 2021. Former President Donald Trump put out a Thanksgiving message through his spokesperson on Twitter, which some of his followers believe hints at a 2024 Presidential run. Trump, who was voted out of office and replaced by President Joe Biden during a tumultuous time involving an attempted siege of the U.S. Capitol, posted the letter through spokeswomen Liz Harrington, because he remains banned on Twitter. It said: A very interesting time in our Country, but do not worry, we will be great again—and we will all do it together. America will never fail, and we will never allow it to go in the wrong direction. Too many generations of greatness are counting on us. Enjoy your Thanksgiving knowing that a wonderful future lies ahead!
    FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – Former President Donald Trump revealed Kyle Rittenhouse paid a visit to his home at Mar-a-Lago. During a taped interview with Fox News, the president said the teen, who was acquitted last week on charges of fatally shooting two people, called his office and asked if he could stop by. It’s believed he visited on Monday. Trump said Rittenhouse is a fan and wanted to say hello, he called him a nice young man. He went on to say there was prosecutorial misconduct during his trial and that Rittenhouse should not have “suffered” through a trial.
    (CNN)It's the absolute worst-kept secret in politics: Donald Trump is full-speed-ahead on a 2024 presidential bid.The latest evidence came Tuesday when Politico reported on polling conducted in five swing states -- Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin -- pitting the former President against current President Joe Biden.The polling was paid for by the Trump super PAC "Make America Great Again, Again!" which is the real name for the organization. CNN does not typically report partisan polls as they are paid for by, well, partisan candidates.The data, according to Politico, showed Trump ahead of Biden in each of the states by margins ranging from 3 points (Georgia) to 12 points (Michigan).The numbers, while clearly encouraging for Trump, are less important than the fact the polling is being conducted at all.Read MoreWhat surveys in those five swing states are clearly meant to make clear -- to anyone and everyone considering a run for the 2024 GOP nomination: Trump is the prohibitive favorite in any such race."Poll after poll clearly demonstrates that former President Donald Trump is still the 800-pound gorilla in the...
    The Republican National Committee (RNC) is paying some of former President Trump’s personal legal bills, it emerged on Tuesday, helping him fight investigations into his financial affairs in New York. Trump faces multiple probes to his finances and business practices, investigations that his allies say are politically motivated. Last month the RNC made two payments totaling $121,670 to the law firm of Ronald Fischetti, according to the Washington Post. Fischetti was taken on by Trump in April as he fends off investigations by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance and New York Attorney General Letitia James.  They center on his business activities and there has been indication that they involve Trump's time in the White House of his political campaigns. Requests for payment were made over the summer but the committee reportedly only agreed to cover the expenses in recent weeks. A person familiar with the RNC's decision told the newspaper the support was appropriate given that James is on record during her 2018 campaign that she planned to investigate Trump, telling supporters: 'I will be shining a bright light into...
    Former President Donald Trump went after his former communications director Alyssa Farah in a statement Monday, calling her a 'backbencher' who was 'terrible' when she recently guest hosted The View.   'Heard that Alyssa Farah was terrible on The View - they could have asked the people who know her and saved a lot of time,' Trump said. 'She was a "backbencher" in the White House and is now a nobody again. We put her out there to face the public as little as possible,' he added.  Trump's statement was seemingly prompted by comments Farah made to CNN on Saturday, when she told anchor Pamela Brown that the ex-president previously admitted to her that he lost the 2020 presidential election.  Former President Donald Trump (right) went after his former communications director Alyssa Farah (left) in a statement Monday, calling her a 'backbencher' who was 'terrible' when she recently guest hosted The View. Trump's statement was seemingly prompted by comments Alyssa Farah made to CNN on Saturday, when she told anchor Pamela Brown that the ex-president previously admitted to her that he...
    Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers , a Democrat, says that the country’s too-high inflation could lead to Donald Trump being reelected to the presidency. Summers, who served as treasury secretary under President Bill Clinton and director of the National Economic Council under President Barack Obama, has been a stalwart critic of the Federal Reserve's and the Biden administration’s handling of inflation and argued in a Monday Washington Post op-ed that the government must reevaluate the threat that higher prices play. “After years of advocating more expansionary fiscal and monetary policy, I altered my view this past winter, and I believe the Biden administration and the Federal Reserve need to further adjust their thinking on inflation today,” he said. “Excessive inflation and a sense that it was not being controlled helped elect Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, and risks bringing Donald Trump back to power,” he cautioned Democrats. HOW POWELL WON BIPARTISAN SUPPORT AS THE FEDERAL RESERVE CHAIRMAN Summers used a speech by Fed Chairman Jerome Powell from August to illustrate his point. He rebutted...
    Former New Jersey Gov. Chris ChristieChris ChristieChristie jabs Trump over election loss Here are the six latest Trump allies to be subpoenaed by Jan. 6 panel Trump hits Christie after calls for GOP to move past 2020 election claims MORE (R) said on "Axios on HBO" that the only thing he regretted about prepping former President Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump slams McConnell, says senator should attend Biden signing ceremony Former Trump administration aide says she was warned about playing Taylor Swift music in White House Trump faces legal challenges in keeping documents from Jan. 6 committee MORE for debates during his 2020 re-election campaign was contracting COVID-19.  "The only regret I have about that is I caught COVID when I was doing it," Christie said when asked if he had any misgivings about his role in the campaign. Christie has recently been hinting at his own presidential ambitions in 2024, and has broken with Trump by pushing Republicans to stop obsessing over the 2020 election.  “Winning campaigns are always the campaigns that look forward, not backwards,” the former New Jersey governor said in the Axios interview. ...