News from Trump today: Ex-president and his children to file appeal to stop depositions in New York AG investigation
Eric Trump says Putin could say Donald Trump was ‘a very strong person’
Former President Donald Trump started his day with a bizarre phone interview on Fox Business in which he called Vladimir Putin’s nuclear threats an “n word”, dismissed climate change as “a thing called weather”, and insisted he would. continue to run on the supposed theft of the 2020 election despite the host’s suggestion that it could hurt Republicans at the polls.
His exciting morning comes after a weekend event in which he appeared to promise a return to the White House.
“With the support of everyone in this room, we will take back the House, we will take back the Senate and we will take back our country,” he said during the “American Freedom Tour” in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. “And then especially in 2024, we will take back our beautiful White House”.
Following his remarks, Republican U.S. Representative Liz Cheney warned that the ex-president could face criminal penalties for the attacks on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, telling NBC that the House Select Committee investigating the assault was considering recommending criminal punishment for the “kind of supreme dereliction of duty you saw with President Trump.”
A Trump-Putin flashback…
Aaron Rupar spotted an old tweet from Donald Trump – archived for posterity – from his actions in Moscow in 2013.
The trip to Moscow for Miss Universe plays a major role in the Trump-Russia story, with former lawyer-turned-enemy (and convict) Michael Cohen making various claims about what happened. In an interview with MSNBC at the time, Mr Trump said Vladimir Putin had “done a very brilliant job” as president and had “really put himself at the forefront of the world as a leader. in a short time”.
Andrew NaughtyMarch 22, 2022 08:40
Indiana governor vetoes sports ban for transgender girls
Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb on Monday vetoed a bill banning transgender girls from participating in girls’ school sports.
The Republican leader hinted at supporting the bill last month, but on Monday he vetoed it, saying the legislation “fails” to provide a cohesive statewide policy for “the ‘Fairness in K-12 Sports’.
Critics of the transgender sports bill have argued it’s a bigoted response to a problem that doesn’t exist, with the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana saying it foresees a legal action against what she called “hate legislation”.
Alisha Rahaman SarkarMarch 22, 2022 07:52
ICYMI | Liz Cheney says there could be criminal penalties for Trump
She told Meet the Press on NBC on Sunday that the Board of Inquiry was considering recommending criminal sanctions for the “kind of supreme dereliction of duty that you saw with President Trump.”
Rep. Cheney, a Republican who serves as the committee’s vice-chairman, referred to Mr. Trump’s refusal to “tell the crowd to go home after provoking this attack on the Capitol.”
Alisha Rahaman SarkarMarch 22, 2022 07:17
Trump did not post on his own social media app
Donald Trump has not posted on Truth Social, his social media app, since February 15, when he posted his first post on the platform.
Mr. Trump, who was banned from Twitter after the Jan. 6 riot on Capitol Hill, founded the app with the help of a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC). On February 15, the ex-president posted there for the first time. “Be ready!” he wrote.
“Your favorite president will see you very soon!” Truth Social users haven’t seen him active on the platform since then. The app went live on Feb. 21, but Mr. Trump didn’t post that day either.
Alisha Rahaman SarkarMarch 22, 2022 06:44
Montana airport calls police about Ted Cruz
Montana airport staff called in a security guard to attend to Republican Texas Senator Ted Cruz after he missed his flight and was reportedly frustrated with employees.
Mr. Cruz missed his flight out of Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport on Sunday, according to the Reddit user who shared a short video clip of the interaction.
The Reddit user said that Mr Cruz was ‘accosting airline employees… after he missed his flight’ and that ‘law enforcement had to be called when he didn’t calm down’.
Gustaf Kilander has more.
Alisha Rahaman SarkarMarch 22, 2022 05:51
Hollywood is full of ‘locked-in’ Trump supporters, claims Kid Rock
Pro-Trump musician Kid Rock has claimed there are “a ton” of prominent figures in Hollywood who are “locked-in” supporters of the former president.
Kid Rock, known offstage as Robert James Richie, was speaking during an interview with far-right Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Monday night.
Asked by Mr. Carlson if there were others in showbiz who shared his views, Mr. Ritchie said that in the 2020 election, Trump aides often privately named “people of ‘Hollywood’ who were ‘in the closet’.
Alisha Rahaman SarkarMarch 22, 2022 05:16
‘Cowboys for Trump’ founder faces criminal trial over Capitol riots
Couy Griffin, a county commissioner in New Mexico who founded a group called “Cowboys for Trump,” went on trial Monday on charges related to the Jan. 6 Capitol riots.
A federal judge in the District of Columbia has opened the trial of Mr. Griffin, who is accused of violating a restricted area protected by the US Secret Service and engaging in disorderly conduct in that area.
The 48-year-old was photographed at the Capitol during the riot and does not deny entering a barricaded area.
Alisha Rahaman SarkarMarch 22, 2022 04:32
Donald Trump has moved the Supreme Court to the right. What happens now?
After Donald Trump’s controversial Supreme Court nominations and hearings, Democrats and some Republicans in Congress are hoping for a series of quick and thoughtful hearings for Ketanji Brown Jackson.
The Trump judges have shifted the court’s balance significantly to the right. By comparison, Justice Jackson would replace Justice Stephen Breyer, the court’s most senior liberal, and maintain the court’s current ideological balance, while adding valuable perspective from a former public defender with criminal defense experience. a first in the field for decades.
Alex WoodwardMarch 22, 2022 04:00
Trump and his children file appeal to stop depositions
Former President Donald Trump and two of his children have filed a lawsuit seeking to block an attempt by New York Attorney General Letitia James to have them sit for depositions in a civil investigation into the Trump organization.
In their appeal filed Monday, the former president and his children Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr argued that if Attorney General Letitia James wants their testimony, she should bring them before a state grand jury, where witnesses can benefit certain immunities.
The Trumps’ lawyers wrote that legal protections can easily be ‘gutted if the same agency involved in the criminal investigation simply initiates a ‘civil’ investigation into the same matters,” according to a CNN report.
Alisha Rahaman SarkarMarch 22, 2022 03:41
Don Young – Dean of the House – will be in state next week
Alaska Congressman Don Young, the longest-serving member of the House, died at age 88 last week.
He will lie in state at the National Statuary Hall on Tuesday, March 29, according to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Alex WoodwardMarch 22, 2022 03:00