‘I am a more honest man than you’: Trump ends interview with Piers Morgan
Reports say a grand jury convened by the Manhattan district attorney’s office to hear evidence against the Trump Organization will be allowed to expire as investigators face questions about the strength of the case against the former president.
The investigation, which has been running since Trump was still in office, focuses on alleged irregularities in the Trump Organization’s financial reporting. District Attorney Alvin Bragg has insisted that the grand jury’s expiration does not mean the case is over, and earlier this month he insisted “this investigation will be dictated by the facts we unearth.”
Meanwhile, the January 6 select committee is reportedly considering how to try to obtain testimony from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy after more audio was leaked showing him discussing Trump’s responsibility. in the January 6 riots.
McCarthy appears to have resisted the release of the audio, with only a few far-right representatives turning against him. Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz has spoken out against the Republican leader, complaining that he and his deputy Steve Scalise “had opinions about President Trump and me that they shared on tearful calls with Liz Cheney, not us.”
Fox News pundit breaks up with Trump on Vance endorsement
Donald Trump’s endorsement of JD Vance in the Ohio Senate race has left many Republicans scratching their heads given the peasant elegy the author’s long history of anti-Trump apostasy, as well as his corporate ties.
Right-wing TV and radio host Mark Levin, who has earned a reputation as a devoted Trump ally in recent years, has now joined the opposition, instead sticking with another right-winger who courts MAGA, until now. favorite Josh Mandel.
But as Axios’ Jonathan Swan pointed out in response, Levin hasn’t always taken the pure Trump line.
Naughty Andrew28 April 2022 12:19
Fox News verbatim quotes Marjorie Taylor Greene
Marjorie Taylor Greene had the opportunity last night to speak with Laura Ingraham of Fox News about her text messages to Mark Meadows around the time of the January 6 riots, messages in which the hardcore congresswoman seemed to convey requests from other members that she the Trump administration imposes what she translates as “Marshall law.”
And for some reason, the producers of the Mrs. Ingraham show seemed inclined to let Mrs. Greene’s words speak for themselves.
Naughty Andrew28 April 2022 11:31
Book: Manchin was invited to defect to the Republican Party
Jonathan Martin and Alex Burns this will not happen It’s still news, and not just on the January 6 front. In an excerpt shared by CNN’s Manu Raju, the two authors recount how some of the less extreme Republican senators made an effort to get Joe Manchin to defect to their side. And the reason he didn’t, the authors write, was Mitch McConnell.
Naughty Andrew28 April 2022 11:00
Tucker Carlson pressured Trump to endorse JD Vance: report
As JD Vance seemingly jumps to the top of the Ohio Senate primary field after receiving an endorsement from Donald Trump, Rolling Stone has a dizzying story about how the president was pressured to persuade someone who had previously criticized him as “America’s Hitler” in the making.
According to the magazine, Fox News’ Tucker Carlson lobbied hard on Vance’s behalf and spent a lot of effort convincing Trump that a leading Republican activist backing another Ohio candidate, Josh Mandel, was essentially a pervert:
Naughty Andrew28 April 2022 10:32
Report: Grand jury in Trump investigation to be disbanded
Among the many legal investigations into Donald Trump and his affairs, the Manhattan District Attorney’s probe into fraud allegations is one of the most problematic, and the current official, Alvin Bragg, is apparently unconvinced about the strength of the case. despite years of work.
Now, reports say the grand jury set up to hear evidence in the case will be disbanded. According to ABC News, he hasn’t even heard any evidence since January.
Read more below from John Bowden.
Naughty Andrew28 April 2022 09:52
Elon Musk has a suggestion for Truth Social
Despite pleas from the right to Elon Musk to let Donald Trump return to Twitter, the former president has so far insisted he will remain on his own social media platform, Truth Social, despite its disastrous decline in engagement. and the fact that he has only published it once.
Now, Musk has a suggestion for rebranding Truth Social: “Truth Social (terrible name) exists because Twitter censored free speech,” he tweeted. “It should be called Trumpet instead!”
The same name was also suggested by Georgia Congressman Andrew Clyde in 2021 after Trump was first banned from Twitter.
Naughty Andrew28 April 2022 09:19
Trump says he feared being attacked with ‘dangerous fruit’
Former President Donald Trump said he feared angry protesters would hit him with “very dangerous” fruit at his campaign rallies.
“He wanted people to be ready because they put us on alert that they were going to bear fruit,” Trump said in the October 2021 deposition, according to a transcript of proceedings filed in court Tuesday.
The 45th President of the United States said that “tomatoes are bad” and that “some fruits are much worse”, washington post informed.
But it is very dangerous. … I remember that specific event, because everyone was on alert. They were going to hit, they were going to hit hard,” he said.
Trump was testifying in a civil lawsuit filed by a group of protesters alleging they were assaulted by his security guards in 2015.
Naughty Andrew28 April 2022 08:45
This is how much Republican candidates spent to curry favor with Trump’s properties
the independent has compiled data from Federal Election Commission filings from early 2021 through the end of March 2022, showing that Republican candidates spent $1.28 million at Trump properties in Florida, New York, California, Washington DC and Las Vegas.
One of the biggest sources of income was Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club, where the former president has relocated.
Since 2021, candidates have spent more than $700,000 at the Palm Beach club, some after receiving his endorsement, as was the case with Rep. Ted Budd, who is running for Senate in North Carolina.
Alisha Rahaman Sarkar28 April 2022 06:46
Piers Morgan Uncensored with Trump suffers a drop of 100,000 viewers
The second episode of Piers Morgan’s television series Uncensored with former President Donald Trump was watched by about 100,000 fewer people than the debut.
The special, which aired April 26 on the newly launched talkTV channel, featured the final part of Morgan’s interview with Trump.
According to Deadline, the episode was watched by an average of 200,000 people throughout the hour. This was still more than the viewing figures for BBC News and Sky News, but substantially less than Monday’s premiere, which averaged 317,000 viewers.
In a one star review of the first episode of Uncensored, the independents Nick Hilton described it as “a truly tortured broadcast piece”.
Alisha Rahaman Sarkar28 April 2022 06:10
McCarthy assures his colleagues that he never asked Trump to resign
House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, defending his private conversations, has assured colleagues that he never asked former President Donald Trump to resign over the Jan. 6 riots on Capitol Hill.
It was McCarthy’s first face-to-face meeting with House Republicans amid the fallout from their criticism of the former president and the party’s far-right members.
One Republican in the room said the meeting was “cathartic” for lawmakers, while another expressed confidence that McCarthy would be the “next speaker,” according to the Associated Press.
“He has the support of the conference and then some,” Rep. Dan Meuser said as he left the closed session at GOP headquarters. “You guys are obsessed with January 6. Nobody cares,” Rep. Glenn Grothman told reporters, adding that “it’s history.”
Alisha Rahaman Sarkar28 April 2022 05:39