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    Joe Scarborough laughed out loud at former President Donald Trump’s so-called “Envoy Ambassador” Ric Grenell, who the Morning Joe co-host derided as “a guy I would not send to 7/11 to get a Slurpee.” “Former President Trump has been saying for months that he should be the actual president, as you know,” said Scarborough on Friday morning. “And now he’s taken his fantasy a step further.” “As a private citizen, Mr. Trump sent former Ambassador, of all people,” he continued, bursting out laughing, “Ric Grenell to the Kosovo-Serbia border in what he is calling an envoy ambassador. A guy I would not send to 7/11 to get a Slurpee.” Scarborough noted that “Grenell landed in Kosovo this week.” He continued, “But because Donald Trump is actually not the president because Joe Biden got well over 300 electoral votes, Grenell’s not there in any official government capacity.” Scarborough read a statement a White House official sent to RealClearPolitics: “Outside of his very active imagination, Donald Trump is no longer President and doesn’t have [any ‘envoy ambassadors’] representing the United States.” Scarborough...
    Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images Donald Trump took credit for Glenn Youngkin’s (R) win in Virginias’s gubernatorial race mere moments after hinting at possible voter fraud in the state. Youngkin defeated Terry McAuliffe (D) on Tuesday night. Early in the evening, election officials in Fairfax County reported that they would need to rescan 20,000 ballots due to a tech issue. Trump issued a statement suggesting chicanery might be afoot while also saying “MAGA voters” seemed to be turning out for the Republican. “Early indications are that MAGA voters are turning out big for Glenn Youngkin, let’s see what happens,” it read. “All eyes are on Fairfax, why the delay?’ Ultimately, it didn’t matter because soon after, the race was called for Youngkin. Trump issued another statement in which he essentially took credit for the victory. “I would like to thank my BASE for coming out in force and voting for Glenn Youngkin,” said Trump. “Without you, he would not have been close to winning. The MAGA movement is bigger and stronger than ever before. Glenn will be a...
    Former President Donald Trump gives his successor President Joe Biden very low marks for his job performance thus far, a little over nine months on the job. The former president was particularly critical of Biden’s handling of the Afghanistan withdrawal during the interview that aired Saturday on “Justice.” “Well, it’s probably the worst presidency in history, I can’t imagine,” he said. “I used to say Jimmy Carter, not a big fan of Bush getting us into the Middle East, to be honest with you. I think this is though the worst in the history of our country. If you look at Afghanistan and that horrible thing that happened to our nation with these young people being killed and, by the way, so badly injured. We have over 20, no arms, no legs.” “Nobody ever talks about them, and then to leave $85 billion worth of the best military equipment, brand new, much of it brand new — better than what we have, right out of the box, and they didn’t explode it,” Trump continued. “They didn’t blow it up like they...
                      by Newt Gingrich  On Feb. 29, 2020, the U.S. and the Taliban signed the Doha Agreement, which set conditions for an American military withdrawal from Afghanistan. A few days later, then-President Donald Trump picked up the phone to call Taliban leader Abdul Ghani Baradar. On that call, Trump explained to Baradar in no uncertain terms that, if he and his men didn’t fulfill the agreement, which included a pledge not to attack U.S. forces, the Taliban would suffer dearly. Not a single U.S. soldier was killed in combat in Afghanistan for the rest of Trump’s presidency. Retired Army Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg was in the Oval Office when Trump called Baradar. Serving as a top national security official in the Trump White House, Kellogg wondered how the president’s words were being translated because his language was so strong and forceful. But that was precisely the point: To make clear to the Taliban’s leadership that they had to respect the U.S. and know the consequences should they lash out. Trump’s call...
    Republican Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy told Axios’ Mike Allen Sunday he’s not sure if former President Donald Trump would win the presidential nomination in 2024. Cassidy appeared on “Axios on HBO” to discuss his support for the potential nomination of Trump as the 2024 Republican candidate for the presidency. Axios co-founder Mike Allen hypothesized Trump would run in 2024 and win the nomination, but Cassidy interjected, saying, “I don’t know that.” “President Trump is the first president in the Republican side at least to lose the House, the presidency, and the Senate in four years. Elections are about winning,” the senator responded. Coming up on #AxiosOnHBO… Louisiana senator dismisses Trump in a way few Republicans do Full episode airs at 6pm on @hbomax. pic.twitter.com/dd4CHkQkQ4 — Axios (@axios) October 17, 2021 Allen asked if he thought Trump could lose the nomination, and Cassidy responded saying, “I think he might.” “If you want to win the presidency, and hopefully that’s what voters are thinking about, I think he might.” (RELATED: Mitt Romney Says Trump Will Win GOP Nomination If He Runs...
    Steve Bannon insisted he would not testify before the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot until the matter of former President Trump's executive privilege is settled.  Bannon's lawyer on Thursday wrote a letter to the House select committee chair Rep. Bennie Thompson, reiterating to the committee that the former Trump adviser had no intention of testifying.  Bannon's lawyer, Robert Costello, said that Trump's lawyer Justin Clark had informed Bannon on Wednesday that Trump would be exercising executive privilege and directed Bannon not to produce documents or testify until the matter had been settled.  The letter argued that 'Bannon's position is not in defiance of your Committee's subpoena.'  'That is an issue between the committee and President Trump's counsel and Mr. Bannon is not required to respond at this time,' Costello wrote.  The House committee last week gave Bannon until this Thursday to appear before them, at which point they threatened to pursue criminal charges.  The House committee last week gave Bannon until this Thursday to appear before them, at which point they threatened to pursue criminal charges Bannon's lawyer...
    TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP Former President Donald Trump came very close to appointing his daughter Ivanka Trump as the new leader of the World Bank, but it was the intervening of then-Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin that kept that nepotistic nomination from happening. According to a report from The Intercept, Trump was eager to select his daughter to replace outgoing World Bank President Jim Young Kim in January of 2019. Ivanka Trump has built a successful clothing line and licensing company but has nearly zero experience in global finance or approving loans to low and middle-income nations who rely on the World Bank. Writing for The Intercept, Ryan Grim and Max Ufberg report: As the White House moved to select its new leader, one name very dear to Trump’s heart kept floating around: his daughter Ivanka Trump. That never came to fruition, though, with Ivanka later telling reporters that though her father had raised the subject, she declined to pursue the position as she was “happy with the work” she was doing as his senior adviser. Ivanka Trump did, however, aid Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White...
    Trump supporters protesting election results, Nov. 30, 2020, in Phoenix.Ross D. Franklin/AP Fight disinformation. Get a daily recap of the facts that matter. Sign up for the free Mother Jones newsletter.On November 30, 2020, Arizona’s Republican governor, attorney general, and chief justice of the state Supreme Court certified the state’s electoral votes for President Joe Biden. If Donald Trump has his way, that will not happen again for the Democratic candidate in 2024.  Kari Lake, a former news anchor who is now the Trump-endorsed candidate for Arizona governor in 2022, told One America News on Friday that she “would not have certified” the votes had she been governor at the time. She cited debunked lies about “serious irregularities” that were spread by the likes of Rudy Giuliani, whom she noted was in Arizona “at that very moment” of certification. (A New York court suspended Giuliani’s law license this year for making “demonstrably false and misleading statements” about the 2020 election.) Lake previously told the Arizona Republic that Trump was “the real winner of Arizona.” Her latest comments follow the much-hyped and highly dubious “audit” authorized...
    White House press secretary Jen Psaki said during Thursday’s press briefing that the White House would have made progress on dealing with the pandemic if it wasn’t for former President Donald Trump. A reporter asked Psaki about President Joe Biden’s decision to maintain Trump-era policies like Title 42, as well as following through on Trump agenda items like withdrawing from Afghanistan. “So, look. I could take each one of these – on Afghanistan, the former president struck a deal without the Afghan government that we heard the military convey yesterday, led to the demoralization of the Afghan security forces and the Afghan government,” the press secretary said. “Where he also released 5,000 Taliban fighters into Afghanistan.” (RELATED: ‘Every Day The Clown Show Gets Worse’: Donald Trump Jr. Says Biden Destroyed America ‘In A Mere Few Months’) Psaki said that Biden’s approach was different than Trump’s because the current president actually ended the war. “I would say the president took a pretty different approach than that in ending the war the former president did not end – something the American...
    A Republican lawmaker told Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Mark Milley point blank that he should hand in his resignation letter on Wednesday over two phone calls made to his counterpart in China assuring him that former President Trump is not thinking of an imminent attack.  Milley, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and U.S. Central Command chief General Frank McKenzie are appearing before the House Armed Services Committee today in the second of two contentious hearings on the Biden administration's Afghanistan withdrawal. It's also the second time in two days that Milley finds himself under oath answering for allegations he went behind Trump's back to tell a Chinese general that he'd personally deliver a 'heads up' if the ex-president took rogue action against China in a desperate bid to stay in office. Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) asked Milley about the contents of his conversation with Beijing during her questioning. She accused him of working against the U.S. to help 'our number one adversary,' adding that his actions were 'worthy' of resignation. 'Did you tell General Li when you talked to...
    Trump's defense secretary Chris Miller has called for General Mark Milley to resign after he admitted on Wednesday that he made a private phone call to a Chinese general behind the former president's back.    Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has been branded 'a danger to the country who secretly collaborated with our greatest military rival' by Tucker Carlson, who went on on to rail against Biden's endorsement of the disgraced general. 'In Washington, colluding with the Chinese government is not considered a sin. It's not even weird,' he said. Miller, who led the Pentagon when Milley made the call in January, said he 'did not and would not ever authorize' the general to have the 'secret' calls and urged him to resign from his post.  'The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is the highest-ranking military officer whose sole role is providing military-specific advice to the president, and by law is prohibited from exercising executive authority to command forces,' Miller told Fox News.  Meanwhile, President Joe Biden declared he has 'great confidence' in Milley after the embattled...
    DONALD Trump has accused General Mark Milley of treason after the Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman "secretly assured China the United States would not launch an attack." The 75-year-old Republican's accusation comes as a new book "Peril," which is expected to be released this month, says Gen. Milley called his Chinese counterpart in Trump's final months as president, according to reports. 5Donald Trump slammed Gen. Milley for 'trying to just get out of his incompetent withdrawal out of Afghanistan'Credit: AFP 5A new book says Gen. Milley called his Chinese counterpart in Trump's final months as president, according to reportsCredit: AFP Speaking on a phone call with NewsMaxTV, the former president said: "If it is actually true, which is hard to believe, that he would have called China and done these things and was willing to advise them of an attack, or in advance of an attack, that's treason. "I've had so many calls today saying 'that's treason,' number one. Number two, it's totally ridiculous, I never thought of it." Trump continued: "For him to say that I would even think...
    Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley took a series of extraordinary actions after the Jan. 6th Capitol riot out of concerns an 'unstable' President Trump might undertake military action in a desperate bid to stay in office, according to Bob Woodward's bombshell new book. The efforts included Milley as the top ranking uniformed military official meeting with top military officials in the Pentagon two days after the MAGA riot and telling them to keep him in the process for all military actions, including the use of nuclear weapons. It also included back-channel outreach to Milley's counterpart in the Chinese military to provide reassurances the US would not strike its rival.   'If you get calls, no matter who they’re from, there’s a process here, there’s a procedure. No matter what you are told, you do the procedure. You do the process. And I'm part of that procedure,' he told top US military officials inside the Pentagon's war room two days after the riot. 'You never know what a president's trigger point is,' Milley told them, according to the...
    Donald Trump joked on Saturday he would 'love' to be mayor of New York City, claiming he could clean it up and help stop crime in no time if he rose to the position once held by his former personal attorney Rudy Giuliani. The former president also hinted again while visiting with police officers in New York on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks that he may make another White House bid in 2024. 'If you decide not to run for president – if you decide not to, would you consider running for mayor of New York City?' one person at the event at a police precinct and fire department in New York City on Saturday asked. 'Well that's an interesting question,' Trump chuckled and was met with a round of laughs from the room. 'I would love that.' 'I'd tell you, we could straighten it out. I'd say, "Fellas, good luck, go to town." They'd be announcing in one week, "There's no crime in this city. There's no crime. What the hell happened?" I'd say, "That was...
    The mother of one of the Marines killed in a suicide attack in Afghanistan has invited Donald Trump to attend the funeral, snubbing President Joe Biden after slamming him as responsible for the deaths of US troops. Shana Chappell, the mother of 20-year-old Lance Cpl. Kareem Nikoui, invited Trump to attend his funeral in a Facebook post, writing: 'It would be such an honor to meet the real President of the United States of America, President Trump. I love you and America loves you.' It was not immediately clear whether Trump planned to attend the September 18 funeral in Riverside, California, but he acknowledged Chappell's invitation in a statement, saying, 'Thank you Shana—our Country loves you and especially loves your beautiful boy, Kareem.' Chappell has been vocal in blaming Biden for the 13 troops killed during the botched withdrawal from Afghanistan, writing in another Facebook post: 'THE BLOOD OF ALL 13 OF THESE HEROES IS ON YOUR HANDS!!!'  Shana Chappell, the mother of 20-year-old Lance Cpl. Kareem Nikoui, invited Trump to attend his funeral in a Facebook post ...
    Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images. Jacob Chansley apparently doesn’t want to be called the “QAnon Shaman” anymore, but he was in the headlines again on Friday, and pretty much every news outlet did in fact refer to him with that moniker. And he didn’t want to spent any more time behind bars, but well, he’s not going to get his way on that issue either. Chansley, one of the more memorable alleged participants in the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol with his facepaint and fur hat with the giant horns, pled guilty to a felony during a virtual court hearing on Friday, with DC District Court Judge Royce Lamberth accepting the deal. According to CNN, the plea agreement involves Chansley pleading guilty to one of the most serious out of the six charges filed against him. As part of the deal, the Department of Justice agreed to accept around 3.5 to 4.5 years in prison (out of a maximum 20 years) and $2,000 in restitution for damage caused to the Capitol (out of a maximum fine of up...
    The former president of the United States, Donald Trump, spoke before the terrorist attack that occurred at the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, last Thursday, August 26. He assured that if he continued as president of the United States, instead of Joe Biden, this event would not have happened. “It would not have happened if I was their president,” Trump said in relation to the entire conflict unleashed after the takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban. In his comments, broadcast on Fox News, Trump recalled the 13 US military personnel who died in the “savage and barbarous” attacks carried out by the terrorist group ISIS-K. “These noble American warriors gave their lives in the line of duty,” he said. “They sacrificed for the country they love, racing against time to rescue their fellow citizens from danger. They died as American heroes and our nation will honor their memory forever, “Trump said in memory of the fallen military in Kabul. At the same time, he extended his condolences to the families of the fallen US military. “Today, all Americans cry with you.”...
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    NBC anchor Chuck Todd spoke with certainty that the turmoil that has erupted during President Biden's military withdrawal in Afghanistan would have also occurred under President Trump.  On Sunday's "Meet the Press," Todd noted the divisions within the GOP on the subject of withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, noting that "Mitch McConnell was on one side" and "Donald Trump was on the other." "It’s pretty clear this probably would have been just as bad, if not worse, under what Trump wanted to do," Todd told the panel. "He wanted to pull everyone out by Christmas. If he had won re-election, perhaps he might have done that." MSNBC'S NICOLLE WALLACE PRAISES BIDEN AFGHAN ADDRESS, CLAIMS ‘95%’ OF AMERICANS WILL ‘AGREE WITH EVERYTHING’ Todd then asked, "Is this a big blow for the isolationist wing of the GOP" and will it "weaken Trump's hold over time?" CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Washington Examiner columnist Kirsten Soltis Anderson responded by predicting a "resurgence" of a kind of Reagan-style "peace through strength approach" within the Republican Party if that wing feels that...
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., argued on Monday that President Trump would not have withdrawn troops from Afghanistan if chaos was going to be the result. "This is a time for presidential leadership. But the problem with President Biden is he doesn't understand the nature of the war. He's like a deer in the headlights and he's unable to adjust," Graham told "America Reports." Graham said that "the worst thing at a time of crisis is to have a commander-in-chief who can't change their mind." "As much as criticism you want to levy against President Trump, he made a decision in Syria to withdraw and he changed his mind when he saw what was going to happen. He had a conditions-based withdrawal in Afghanistan. I'm convinced that President Trump would not have let this happen," Graham argued. BIDEN DENIES HE'S 'OLD FRIENDS' WITH CHINA'S XI, SAYS WORLD QUESTIONING BEIJING ON COVID-19 ORIGIN PROBE "It looks like a nightmare," former translator for the U.S. military Faridoon Azeen told Fox News in an email. Azeen was unable to obtain a visa and leave the...
    Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has issued a call for President Biden to take charge of rapidly deteriorating situation in Afghanistan and launch America air strikes against the Taliban who are surrounding the Afghan capital, Kabul.   It looks like the Biden demonstration has just failed in its execution of its own plan. It looks like they are now trying to get folks out. It also looks like there's a bit of panic having to reinsert soldiers to get them out,' Pompeo began.  'I hope we get these folks out. I hope they will bring the airpower. They should go crush these Taliban who are surrounding Kabul. We should do it with American airpower, we should put pressure on them, we should inflict cost and pain on them,' Pompeo demanded. Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo slammed President Joe Biden amid the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan If I were still the Secretary of State with a Commander in Chief like President Trump, the Taliban would have understood that there were real costs to pay if there were plots against America....
    Trump administration coronavirus testing czar Brett Giroir offered a rebuke to Republican governors who have taken steps to punish or prohibit local communities from instituting mask mandates. CNN’s John Berman interviewed Giroir on Wednesday’s New Day — a conversation which began with Giroir applauding former President Barack Obama’s decision to scale down the massive 60th birthday party he had planned. From there, Berman asked Giroir for his opinion on former HHS Secretary Alex Azar — who recently wrote an op-ed about his inability to see how vaccine hesitancy would become politicized, and about how, in his view, former President Donald Trump should have gotten vaccinated on TV. Giroir tepidly agreed that Trump getting vaccinated on camera could have made a difference: I think we did try to do everything we could on vaccine hesitancy, and we often didn’t get the cooperation of national media when we did that. That being said, President Trump has a very large and loyal followership. I think anything he did and can do — including getting vaccinated on television — could be important. I get very...
    Donald Trump claimed he only wanted the 'loving crowd' at his January 6 rally to 'show' but not 'go in' to the Capitol and insisted he would have won the election with 'better judges', in an audio recording of an interview back in March.   The former president told Washington Post reporters Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker 'there was a lot of love' at his rally moments before rioters stormed the Capitol building in a violent insurrection that left five dead. He claimed the mob was 'ushered in' to the Capitol by police officers who were 'hugging and kissing' them - before he appeared to slip and admit 'it was violent.'  Trump made the comments in an interview with Leonnig and Rucker at his Mar-a-Lago estate on March 31 for their new book I Alone Can Fix It.    The clip was released on CNN Wednesday night, with host Anderson Cooper saying it was 'like listening to Nixon drunk, rambling, except he's not drunk.'   Donald Trump claimed he only wanted the 'loving crowd' at his January 6 rally to 'show' but...
    The country’s top military officer was so convinced that then-President Donald Trump would attempt a coup after his election loss to Joe Biden that he and other senior generals made plans to stop him, according to a new book. General Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his deputies reportedly pledged to resign en masse if they were given an order by Trump that was illegal or unconstitutional. 'They may try, but they’re not going to f***ing succeed,' Milley told his deputies. 'You can't do this without the military. You can't do this without the CIA and the FBI. 'We're the guys with the guns.' The dramatic quote excerpted by CNN was revealed in a new book authored by Washington Post reporters Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig titled I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump’s Catastrophic Final Year. The book is scheduled for release next week. General Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was so convinced that then-President Donald Trump would attempt a coup after his election loss to Joe Biden...
    Washington (CNN)The top US military officer, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Mark Milley, was so shaken that then-President Donald Trump and his allies might attempt a coup or take other dangerous or illegal measures after the November election that Milley and other top officials informally planned for different ways to stop Trump, according to excerpts of an upcoming book obtained by CNN.The book, from Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporters Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker, describes how Milley and the other Joint Chiefs discussed a plan to resign, one-by-one, rather than carry out orders from Trump that they considered to be illegal, dangerous or ill-advised."It was a kind of Saturday Night Massacre in reverse," Leonnig and Rucker write. The book, "I Alone Can Fix It," scheduled to be released next Tuesday, chronicles Trump's final year as president, with a behind-the-scenes look at how senior administration officials and Trump's inner circle navigated his increasingly unhinged behavior after losing the 2020 election. The authors interviewed Trump for more than two hours.The book recounts how for the first time in modern US history...
    A seven-point plan of how to reinstate Donald Trump as president 'in days, not years' circulated at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Houston this weekend. The so-called 'Trump Card' details that the former president's best chances of retaking his seat in the Oval Office before the 2024 election is by getting him placed in the House Speakership post and ultimately leading Congress in impeaching and removing President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris from office. The card, obtained by Forbes on Friday, appears to have been made and distributed by a group called Patriots SOAR, which is not associated with CPAC organizers. On the '7-pt. plan to restore Donald J. Trump in days, not years,' readers are prompted to visit a webpage for Patriots SOAR. At the top of the page, there is a link for a 90-second video with the thumbnail claiming 'YOU can help restore our Commander-in-Chief. (And have fun while doing it!)'.  A so-called 'Trump card' was handed out by a conservative group at CPAC detailing a '7-PT. plan to restore' Trump to office...
    Neither former President Trump nor anyone else linked to his organization will likely face any new criminal charges from the Manhattan District Attorney's office, MSNBC legal analyst Daniel Goldman warned the network's liberal viewers Friday. His comments came one day after Trump Organization Chief Financial Officer Allen Weisselberg surrendered to authorities and was charged with tax-related crimes. The company itself is also being accused of fraud over perks Weisselberg received that were allegedly not counted as income, thus allegedly criminally evading taxes.   Goldman, best known for serving on the House Democrats' first impeachment team in 2019, appeared on "Deadline: White House," and took a moment to tamp down expectations of future criminal charges against the Trump Organization, which would likely implicate the former president. TRUMP'S COMPANY CHARGED ON NARROW GROUNDS DESPITE 3 YEARS OF INVESTIGATION "I do want to just, if I could, take a minute to kind of give the viewers sort of the inside baseball view of how these things often work," Goldman said. "First of all, there's no question that the DA's office approached the Trump Organization...
    More On: donald trump Trump at border: ‘Nothing’ would have been better than Biden’s policy changes Trump Organization, CFO expected to be charged with tax-related crimes Harrowing video shows heroic border agent rescuing migrant child from drowning ‘We must finish the wall’: Trump rips Biden for rolling back border policies Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday claimed during a border security event in Texas that President Biden would flunk a cognitive test. Trump said that he “aced” his own test, administered by then-White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson, who is now a Texas Republican congressman. “[Jackson] did a test. Did I ace it? I aced it. And I’d like to see Biden ace it. He won’t ace it,” Trump said during a roundtable event at which he slammed Biden’s border policies. “He will get the first two. There are 35 questions and the first two or three are pretty easy. They are the animals. This is a lion, a giraffe. When he gets to around 20, he’s gonna have a little hard time. I think he’s gonna have a...
    Donald Trump won't be personally charged in the Manhattan district attorney's case against the former president's business organization when the first indictment comes down, his attorney claimed.  Trump, in a lengthy and rambling statement issued on Monday, called the DA's investigation 'a continuation of the greatest Witch Hunt of all time' and claimed prosecutors 'failed' to find a crime even as 'millions of dollars of taxpayer funds wasted.'  His words came as an indictment against the business that made his fame and fortune, The Trump Organization, grows closer.   Ronald Fischetti, a New York attorney who represents Trump, told Politico that, at a meeting with Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance on Monday, he was told the DA's office will not bring charges against Trump himself when the first indictment arrives, which could be as soon as this week. 'They just said, 'When this indictment comes down, he won't be charged. Our investigation is ongoing,' he said. Trump railed against the prosecution in his response.  'They will do anything to stop the MAGA movement (and me),' the former president said. 'They also know that no...
    Senator Lindsey Graham (R- SC) spoke at the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Road to Majority conference Friday and said the stakes of the 2022 midterms couldn’t be higher for the GOP. He warned the audience if Democrats win in 2022 and 2024, Democrats will “abolish the electoral college” and pack the court and make D.C. and Puerto Rico states. “Winning in 2022 is the only option available for conservatism,” Graham continued. If we win in 2022, it means the party of Trump is not dead and buried, it’s still alive. It means we stopped the most radical agenda in the history of mankind coming out of the House. If we can pick up one Senate seat it means we’ll have a say about the judges they pick and a lot of other things.” The South Carolina Republican also touted that if Republicans re-take the Senate, he’ll be the budget committee chairman instead of Bernie Sanders. Sen. Lindsey Graham: "If we win in 2022, it means the party of Trump is not dead and buried it is still alive." pic.twitter.com/Ms4Z5GfWbX...
    President Joe Biden's former Covid czar said the pandemic would not have been as deadly if Americans 'had sacrificed a little bit' more. In an appearance on CBS This Morning to promote his new book Preventable, Andy Slavitt, the former White House Senior Adviser for COVID-19 Response, said much of what occurred in the U.S. was avoidable.  Slavitt said there were mistakes early on with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's flawed testing kit and a lack of personal protective equipment sent to frontline workers, but that the U.S. made other fatal mistakes. 'One were just plainly political leadership mistakes. We denied the virus for too long out of the Trump White House. There was too much squashing of dissent and playing on divisions,' Slavitt said. 'But I also think we all need to look at one another and ask ourselves what do we need to do better next time and in many respects, being able to sacrifice a little bit for one another is going to be essential and I think that's something we could have all done...
    Bradley Cortright May 30, 2021 0 Comments Former Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.) suggests not many Republicans would miss former President Donald Trump if he suddenly disappeared. During an appearance on NBC’s “Meet The Press,” Comstock addressed Senate Republicans’ decision to block legislation to create a commission to probe the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Host Chuck Todd noted Sen. Bill Cassidy’s (R-La.) suggestion that a probe would have more credibility if it was conducted by an independent commission and not a panel of lawmakers picked by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). He claimed, “I could picture Mitch McConnell in another world making the case for this commission using Bill Cassidy’s argument.” “Well, that was exactly the argument that we were making to the senators,” Comstock said of the push to encourage Republicans to vote in favor of an independent commission. She continued, “I understand Republicans want to get away from Donald Trump. I mean, if Donald Trump disappeared tomorrow, I don’t think you’d have many Republicans in the search party, right? Maybe a few prosecutors, but...
    Former President Donald Trump criticized the Ronald Reagan Library for hosting the “RINO” former House Speaker Paul Ryan in two Friday statements. Trump issued two statements saying that former President Ronald Reagan would “not be happy” that the Reagan library is run by the Washington Post’s Fred Ryan. A separate statement called Paul Ryan a “Republican In Name Only” (RINO) for criticizing Trump in a speech at the Reagan library’s “Time For Choosing Speaker” series Thursday evening. “Ronald Reagan would not be happy to see that the Reagan Library is run by the head of the Washington Post, Fred Ryan. How the hell did that happen? No wonder they consistently have RINO speakers like Karl Rove and Paul Ryan,” the first statement said. “They do nothing for our forward-surging Republican Party!” Trump said Ryan is a “curse” to the Republican Party and fights fellow GOP members rather than the Democrats in his second statement. (RELATED: REPORT: Paul Ryan Set To Criticize Trump During Speech At Ronald Reagan Library)  “Paul Ryan has been a curse to the Republican Party. He has...
    Axios’ Jonathan Swan appeared on MSNBC Monday and followed up on his interview with Congresswoman Liz Cheney. Cheney has been very outspoken denouncing the big lie about the election and calling out Donald Trump’s rhetoric, but Swan confronted her over the link between that rhetoric and the voting laws several states are passing. The Wyoming Republican defended some of these voting laws and said, “Each state is different.” Swan told Nicolle Wallace Monday that Cheney’s not acknowledging these voting laws as being connected to those baseless claims. He brought up recent polling showing a majority of Republicans don’t believe Joe Biden legitimately won, saying it’s not just a result of Trump’s rhetoric but of the many years of Republican rhetoric about voter fraud. After noting the large number of voting laws Republicans are pushing, Swan added, “It really beggars belief to sort of say that these things aren’t connected.” Wallace went so far as to say Cheney may be hurting her credibility “in waging her own crusade against Donald Trump’s assault on democracy.” “It did surprise me that she would...
    President Joe Biden was slammed after joking about running over a journalist who wanted to ask him a thorny question about Israel.  While test-driving the Ford F-150 Lightning at the carmaker's factory in Dearborn, Michigan, Biden pulled up alongside a group of reporters to show off his driving skills.  'Mr. President, can I ask you a quick question on Israel before you drive away since it's so important?' a reporter asked. 'No you can't. Not unless you get in front of the car as I step on it,' Biden replied. His remarks were blasted on Twitter by political observers who said if his predecessor Donald Trump had said the same thing he would have been vilified. Former Nevada GOP Chairwoman Amy Tarkanian said: 'Joe Biden just threatened to run a reporter over with a car for wanting to ask a question about Israel.  'If President Trump had done this, he would have been impeached. Jokingly or not, this rhetoric is completely unbecoming of the President.' Conservative podcast host Stephen L Miller wrote: 'Biden joking about running down a reporter for...
    Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) said Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “Your World” that she would not support Donald Trump if he were the 2024 Republican Party nominee. When asked about Trump, Cheney said, “I’ve been clear about my views about what happened on January 6th, about my views of the president’s culpability. I obviously voted to impeach him. I think that it was the gravest violation of an oath of office by any president in American history. For us as a party, we have to be the party of hope and aspirations, and we cannot embrace insurrection and can’t minimize what happened January 6. I think all of us, regardless of partisanship, have an obligation and a duty to the Constitution, a duty to the peaceful transition of power.” She added, “I think that when you look at the challenges we face today, you look at the real turn towards socialism, that you see coming from the Democrats when you see this decision on Afghanistan. When you see the executive orders, President Biden has signed ending all oil and gas leases on public lands. When you see the massive spending for the Green New Deal. When you...
    Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Tax March - Congress returns; infrastructure takes center stage Sunday shows - Infrastructure dominates Liz Cheney says allegations against Gaetz are 'sickening,' refuses to say if he should resign MORE (R-Wyo.) said Wednesday that she would not support former President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden to move ahead with billion UAE weapons sale approved by Trump Fox News hires high-profile defense team in Dominion defamation lawsuit Associate indicted in Gaetz scandal cooperating with DOJ: report MORE if he ran again in 2024. Fox News’ Neil Cavuto directly asked Cheney, the third-highest ranking Republican in the House, if she would support Trump in 2024 on his show, Mediaite reported. “I would not,” Cheney responded.  Cheney was one of ten House Republicans to vote for Trump’s impeachment after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. Cheney told Cavuto that Trump’s actions leading up to the riot “was the gravest violation of an oath of office by any president in American history." “We can’t embrace insurrection. We can’t minimize what happened on Jan. 6,” she added. Trump previously...
    Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, an outspoken Trump critic, vowed not to support the former president if he becomes the Republican nominee in 2024. "I would not," the third-ranking Republican in the House said when asked if she'd back former President Donald Trump. Cheney, who, alongside nine other GOP lawmakers, voted in favor of impeaching Trump for his role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, lambasted the former president for the "gravest violation of an oath of office." “I’ve been very clear about my views of what happened on Jan. 6, about my views of the president’s culpability," she told host Neil Cavuto on a segment of Fox News. "I obviously voted to impeach him. I think that it was the gravest violation of an oath of office by any president in American history, and I’m gonna continue to make sure people understand that.” LIZ CHENEY: TRUMP NO LONGER REPUBLICAN PARTY LEADER Trump was acquitted of the charge of inciting insurrection in connection to the Capitol riot on Jan. 6. Cheney was censured in late January by...
    Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R- WY) said Wednesday she would not support Donald Trump if he was the 2024 Republican party nominee. Cheney spoke with Fox News’ Neil Cavuto Wednesday and started by decrying President Joe Biden’s plan to withdraw U.s. forces from Afghanistan. Cavuto also asked Cheney about the direction of the Republican party and Trump’s continued presence as a popular figure in the GOP. The Wyoming Republican recently slammed Trump for continuing to engage in the same kind of rhetoric that “provoked violence” on January 6th. “I’ve been clear about my views about what happened on January 6th,” Cheney told Cavuto. “I obviously voted to impeach him. I think that it was the gravest violation of an oath of office by any president in American history.” She said the GOP can’t “embrace insurrection” or minimize the violent riots. Cheney went after the Democrats and said they’re making a “real turn towards socialism,” telling Cavuto “those are battles that we have to fight.” Cavuto directly asked her, “If Donald Trump were the 2024 nominee, would you support him?” “I would...
    Nikki Haley, the former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations under President Donald Trump and former Governor of South Carolina, said Monday she would not start a 2024 White House bid until the former President decides to run again or not.  Haley, who has been talked about as one of the possible 2024 Republican presidential contenders, visited South Carolina on Monday and spoke to a group of reporters about the future. An Associated Press reporter asked if she would support the former President if he chooses to run again. She bluntly responded, “yes.” Haley was asked a follow up on whether she would run if Trump mounted a bid for another term as President. Haley said, “I would not run if President Trump ran, and I would talk to him about it. That’s something we’ll have a conversation about at some point, if that decision is something that has to be made.” Haley then added of the former President that she “had a great working relationship with him. I appreciated the way he let me do my job. I thought we did some fantastically great foreign policy...
    Bradley Cortright April 12, 2021 0 Comments Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley says she will not run for president in 2024 if former President Donald Trump decides to run again. During a press conference on Monday, Haley told Associated Press reporter Meg Kinnard that she would support Trump if he decided to run again. She said, “I would not run if President Trump ran, and I would talk to him about it. That’s something that we’ll have a conversation about at some point if that decision is something that has to be made.” Watch the video below: I asked @NikkiHaley if she would support Donald Trump if he runs again in 2024.“Yes,” she told me.“I would not run if President Trump ran, and I would talk to him about it,” she added. “That’s something that we will have a conversation about, at some point.”Story upcoming pic.twitter.com/8uGwxk2s84— Meg Kinnard (@MegKinnardAP) April 12, 2021 She went on to say that they had a “great working relationship” while she served as ambassador to the United Nations....
    Former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley says she will not run for president in 2024 if her former boss decides to enter the race. Haley announced on Monday that she would support former President Donald Trump in the event that he runs for reelection after losing to President Joe Biden in 2020. “I would not run if President Trump ran,” Haley told reporters at a press conference in Orangeburg, South Carolina. “And I would talk to him about it,” Haley added. “You know, that’s something that we will have a conversation about at some point if that decision is something that has to be made.” LIST: TRUMP ENDORSEMENTS FOR 2022 PRIMARIES Haley, who in 2017 left her post as governor of South Carolina to become ambassador to the United Nations under Trump, is seen as a possible contender for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination and made headlines on several occasions, toggling back and forth between praise and criticism of Trump. “I had a great working relationship with him,” she said Monday. “I appreciated the way he let me do...
    The consensus, even among his detractors, is that should former President Donald Trump decide to make another run at the White House in 2024, he’d be the favorite to win the GOP primary. Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) didn’t do much to dispel that notion Monday. Haley is considered a potential 2024 candidate, but she told The Associated Press she won’t enter the race if Trump launches another campaign, and was quick to say she’d support him if he did. Haley, who served as Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations for nearly two years, said she “had a great working relationship” with Trump and “appreciated the way he let me do my job.” But some analysts think fear, rather than fond workplace memories, drove Haley’s most recent answer. Of course, neither Haley or Trump have announced they’re running, and things could change significantly by the time a decision has to be made. But, for now, it seems Trump is still looming over what otherwise could be a wide open field. More stories from theweek.comTrump finally jumps the sharkThe...
    President Joe Biden talks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House, in Washington, U.S., March 14, 2021.Cheriss May | Reuters President Joe Biden said Monday that he is not worried that a plan to increase corporate America's tax bill would dampen the U.S. economy as it emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic. Asked whether he is concerned that the White House plan to raise the corporate rate to 28% could harm an already-fragile recovery, Biden replied "not at all." "There's no evidence of that," the president said from the South Lawn of the White House. "Here you have 51 or 52 corporations in the Fortune 500 that haven't paid a single penny in taxes for three years." The proposed increase to the corporate rate is part of the administration's effort to fund its $2 trillion infrastructure proposal, a plan many Democrats promised to pass during the 2020 election cycle. But while politicians on both sides of the aisle agree that American roads and bridges are in need of extensive repair, fierce disagreements over other priorities and the ultimate...
    New York : The former presidential partner. Photo: Drew Angerer / . The relationship between the former president Donald trump and Melania It has caused controversy, especially due to public disagreements, although she has tried to keep the best possible face. However, an expert on personal relationships points out that by this time the former first lady probably already realized that Trump “is not good for her,” published the Daily star. John Kenny, A personal relationship specialist and life coach, he told the English portal that Melania may have realized who Trump is in her life. “(She realized that) she has chosen to be with someone who is not good for her.”Kenny expressed. “(She) finds it difficult not to show her emotions.” During the Trump presidency, the former first lady was reluctant to hold her husband’s hand, even at international events, such as his arrival in Israel or Italy. In the electoral process, a video went viral when comparing the way the Trumps were related, compared to the Bidens. After the presidential debate in September,...
    A Brazilian man who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border said President Biden’s immigration policies spurred his decision to cross the border. “The main thing was the violence in my country, and the second thing I think was Joe Biden. You know, it’s like it lightened up my hope, you know what I mean?” the Brazilian man, who traveled to Mexico with his wife and three children, told ABC’s Martha Raddatz. The man, who asked not to be identified, said he “definitely” wouldn’t have tried to cross the U.S.-Mexico border when former President Donald Trump was in office. “We had the chance, you know, but the same violence going on today was there last year. We used to watch the news, and I definitely [wouldn’t] do this,” he said. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey also urged Biden during the same ABC segment to collaborate with Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to stop the flow of migrants and use his “microphone” to tell migrants not to cross illegally in the United States. BIDEN ADMINISTRATION...
    A South American migrant who recently crossed the U.S.-Mexico border said he did so "basically" because Joe Biden was elected president and would not have tried to cross under former President Donald Trump. The man spoke to ABC "This Week" anchor Martha Raddatz at the border in Tucson, Arizona, saying he traveled from Brazil to Mexico with his wife and their three kids with the hope of entering the U.S. MAYORKAS BLAMES MIGRANT SURGE ON TRUMP ADMIN, NOT BIDEN POLICIES "Would you have tried to do this when Donald Trump was president?" Raddatz asks the man in a clip aired Sunday and tweeted by Steve Guest, a special advisor to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. "Definitely not," replies the migrant, who asked that his face not be shown. "Did you come here because Joe Biden was elected president?" Raddatz asks. "Basically," he says. The man elaborates that violence in his country was the main reason for uprooting his family and coming to the U.S. border, adding that Biden was his second reason for making the dangerous trip. EXCLUSIVE: BORDER PATROL IN RIO...
    Donald Trump sought to take credit for America's vaccine success last night in a tweet-like statement claiming that the jab would be five years away if not for him.   As Joe Biden revels in the rapid pace of the roll-out that is set to deliver its 100millionth dose in the coming days, the former president said he 'hopes everyone remembers' who was in charge when the jabs were developed.  'I hope everyone remembers when they're getting the Covid-19 (often referred to as the China Virus) vaccine, that if I wasn't president, you wouldn't be getting that beautiful shot for five years, at best, and probably wouldn't be getting it at all,' he said.  Trump issued the statement under the letterhead of The Office of Donald J. Trump, but it read like tweets that he has been unable to send since he was banned from the platform in the wake of the Capitol riot on January 6.  Donald Trump, pictured, sought to take credit for America's vaccine success after some of the available jabs were developed under his presidency  Trump...
    Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday night sent out the latest in his series of tweemails, emails that have increasingly looked like his tweets of yore. Trump, who was permanently banned from Twitter after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, reminded readers that if it had not been for his efforts as president, the vaccine would have faced serious delays. TRUMP URGES HERSCHEL WALKER TO RUN FOR SENATE IN GEORGIA: 'RUN HERSCHEL, RUN!' "I hope everyone remembers when they’re getting the COVID-19 (often referred to as the China Virus) Vaccine, that if I wasn’t President, you wouldn’t be getting that beautiful 'shot' for 5 years, at best, and probably wouldn’t be getting it at all," the former president said in the statement. "I hope everyone remembers!" Trump has sent out many statements via email through his post-presidential office and political action committee since he lost access to Twitter, his favored means of communication while in office. But, as of late, the statements have become shorter and more casual. "Wouldn’t it be fantastic if the legendary Herschel Walker...
    There have been rumblings that former President Donald Trump would start a new third party because of his anger at Republicans, but at CPAC Sunday, Trump told the audience he’s sticking with the GOP. Trump made his big public appearance at CPAC Sunday weeks after leaving office and after the violent riots at the Capitol by his supporters following all his false claims about the 2020 election results. When the former president spoke Sunday, he said at one point, “They kept saying, ‘He’s going to start a brand-new party.’ We have the Republican party. It’s going to unite and be stronger than ever before.” “I am not starting a new party. That was fake news,” Trump said, telling the crowd it would “divide our vote so that you can never win.” You can watch above, via Fox News. Have a tip we should know? [email protected]