Trump calls Jan 6 a ‘beautiful day’ during CNN town hall
As competition builds for the Republican Party 2024 presidential nomination, Donald Trump’s legal woes also continue to mount as a maintenance worker has made a shocking claim about the handling of classified documents at Mar-a-Lago.
The worker recalled helping to move boxes into a storage room just one day before the Department of Justice visited Mar-a-Lago seeking the papers, reported The New York Times.
The worker didn’t know what the boxes contained at the time.
The timing of the move is suspicious and a sign that obstruction may have taken place, according to The Washington Post, which also reports a “dress rehearsal” of such a move took place even before a subpoena for the boxes was issued.
This comes as Mr Trump’s attorneys have called for a meeting with Attorney General Merrick Garland, in what marks the clearest sign yet that an indictment could be on the horizon over the classified documents case.
Mr Trump also appeared in court by video for a second hearing in his criminal hush money case on Tuesday, and E Jean Carroll has amended an outstanding defamation case against the former president – while Ron DeSantis entered the 2024 race.
GOP 2024 field to grow as North Dakota governor set to join race, AP reports
Two-term North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, a former computer software entrepreneur, is running for the Republican presidential nomination, a political aide familiar with the plans told The Associated Press on Friday, putting him in an already crowded field dominated by ex-President Donald Trump,
The aide said Burgum plans to launch his campaign with a 7 June event in Fargo, the largest city in North Dakota. The aide was speaking on the condition of anonymity because the event had not been publicised yet.
Oliver O’Connell26 May 2023 20:15
Club for Growth ad hits Trump on social security
Conservative advocacy group Club for Growth has attacked Donald Trump over his plan for social security in an ad released on Thursday.
“The Trump plan for Social Security is no practice swing,” the voiceover says, along with footage of the former president golfing. “His plan, same as Joe Biden’s, would club seniors with automatic benefit cuts, 23 percent in 10 years or less, putting your retirement in a rough spot.”
“With Donald Trump, it’s par for the course,” it continues. “Another plan that cheats people out of what they earned, people who worked for it but won’t get it, if Trump’s plan sinks 23 per cent of their savings. Tell Donald Trump, stop cheating seniors.”
The golfing theme of the ad is timed for this weekend’s LIV Golf tournament at Trump National Golf Club in Washington, DC.
Oliver O’Connell26 May 2023 19:45
Watch: Trump says of a possible DeSantis debate ‘unless it gets close why would anyone debate’
Oliver O’Connell26 May 2023 19:34
Forbes CEO doesn’t think 2024 GOP nominee will face Biden
Steve Forbes the chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media told Jacqui Heinrich on Fox News this morning that he doesn’t think Joe Biden will be the Democratic Party nominee in 2024 based on new polls about the economy.
Asked whom he thought could step in, Mr Forbes said he thinks there could be a replay of 2020 and fearing a takeover by Bernie Sanders as the nominee, Democrats might instead look to California Governor Gavin Newsom, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, or Vice President Kamala Harris instead.
Oliver O’Connell26 May 2023 19:15
ICYMI: Report says Trump staff moved boxes of documents at Mar-a-Lago day before DoJ visit
Two members of Donald Trump’s staff moved boxes of documents just a day before the Department of Justice visited Mar-a-Lago, according to a report.
The files were moved the day before FBI agents and a prosecutor visited the private club in Florida’s Palm Beach. The timing of the move is considered by the authorities to be suspicious and a sign that obstruction may have taken place, according to The Washington Post.
Mr Trump and his associates are alleged to have conducted a “dress rehearsal” for moving the sensitive files even before getting a subpoena in May last year, The Post noted, citing anonymous sources.
Seems kind of a big deal, right?
Gustaf Kilander is following the story.
Oliver O’Connell26 May 2023 18:45
Don Jr says his father has the ‘charisma of a mortician’
Oliver O’Connell26 May 2023 18:15
Can DeSantis beat Trump? Florida political veterans have their doubts…
He’s a ubiquitous presence in conservative media with a reputation as an anti-woke warrior who has used a compliant state legislature to make Florida a mecca for Trump-era Republicanism.
Andrew Feinberg and Eric Garcia report.
Oliver O’Connell26 May 2023 17:45
Is the Mar-a-Lago classified papers investigation reaching its conclusions?
Oliver O’Connell26 May 2023 17:15
Judge Mehta has given out the five longest January 6 sentences and this afternoon will sentence Kenneth Harrelson.
Oliver O’Connell26 May 2023 17:06
Jan 6 Oath Keeper defendant sentenced to 8.5 years
Oath Keepers defendant Jessica Watkins has been sentenced to 8.5 years in prison for her role in the January 6 Capitol riot.
Watkins apologised emotionally to the judge this morning saying she was “ashamed” of her actions.
“Your role in those events is more than that of just a foot soldier,” Judge Amit Mehta said, while acknowledging the military veteran’s compelling background.
Watkins was acquitted of seditious conspiracy but found guilty on numerous other counts.
Oliver O’Connell26 May 2023 17:04