Trump News Today: Manhattan District Attorney Provides Update on Criminal Investigation as New York AG Files Motion of Contempt

GOP Senator Dodges Question Over Trump’s Praise of Putin

New York Attorney General Letitia James has filed a motion to contempt former President Donald Trump for failing to comply with a court order to hand over documents in her ongoing civil investigation. Her office wants him to pay $10,000 a day, every day until he hands over the documents.

Meanwhile, in Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s criminal investigation into Mr Trump’s business dealings, investigators are reviewing “evidence that has not been previously examined”

In a new interview with the Washington PostDonald Trump has insisted he has no regrets urging his supporters to come to Washington, DC, on Jan. 6, 2021 — and has even said he would have marched to the Capitol himself if the Secret Service hadn’t stopped him. .

“The Secret Service said I couldn’t go,” the newspaper quoted him as saying. “I would have gone there.”

The interview comes after the United States House of Representatives voted 220-203 to charge ex-Trump White House associates Peter Navarro and Dan Scavino on charges of criminal contempt of Congress for failing to comply with subpoenas to produce documents and provide evidence. to the select committee investigating the January 6. revolt.


Manhattan DA’s Trump Criminal Inquiry Assesses ‘Evidence That Hasn’t Before Been Examined’

The Manhattan District Attorney’s criminal investigation into Donald Trump’s business dealings is ongoing, and investigators are assessing “evidence that has not been previously examined” as Alvin Bragg’s office comes under closer scrutiny following prosecutors’ abrupt departure from the case. and the passing of a grand jury to hear evidence.

His statement on April 7 assures that the “investigation continues” and “follows the facts without fear or favour,” despite mounting public pressure.

Alex Woodward has the latest.

Oliver O’ConnellApr 8, 2022 04:15 am


Trump Says Secret Service Stopped Him Marching Towards the Capitol on Jan

Former President Donald Trump claims he wanted to join a riotous crowd of his supporters as he marched the Ellipse en route to the attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, but was prevented by his security detail.

Oliver O’ConnellApr 8, 2022 03:30 am


New York AG Files Motion to Disdain Trump with $10,000 Daily Fines

New York Attorney General Letitia James has filed a motion asking the state Supreme Court to contemplate Donald Trump for failing to hand over evidence as part of its investigation into the family business, with a daily fine of $10,000 for every day he refuses to comply with a court order.

“The judge’s order was crystal clear: Donald J Trump must comply with our subpoena and hand over relevant documents to my office,” she said in a statement on April 7. “Instead of obeying a court order, Mr. Trump is trying to get around it. We request the immediate intervention of the court because no one is above the law.”

Alex Woodward has the latest.

Oliver O’ConnellApr 8, 2022 2:45 AM


Refusal to Share Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Documents with Congress Suggests DoJ Investigate

It is the clearest suggestion yet that the matter is under investigation, CNN noted.

Gustaf Kilander reports from Washington, DC.

Oliver O’ConnellApr 8, 2022 02:00


Ted Cruz Condemns Marjorie Taylor Greene’s ‘Pro-Pedophile’ Insult to Fellow Republicans

Texas Senator Ted Cruz criticized fellow Republican and Georgia Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene for saying three GOP senators are “pro-pedophile” after announcing their support for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation to the Supreme Court.

When Mr. Cruz was asked if he supported Ms. Greene’s feelings, he laughed and said, “No, I think that’s stupid”.

Oliver O’ConnellApr 8, 2022 01:15 am


Despite governor’s veto, Kentucky GOP could ban transgender athletes from playing sports

Kentucky Democratic Governor Andy Beshear has vetoed a bill passed by the Republican-led state legislature banning transgender student athletes from girls’ and women’s sports, arguing it likely unconstitutional discrimination against transgender women and girls.

Oliver O’ConnellApr 8, 2022 00:30


Ted Cruz charged with hypocrisy for attacking Mr. T .’s masking decision

The former wrestler and actor’s decision to continue masking after his second Covid-19 vaccine booster shot angered Senator Ted Cruz, who called it “bizarre”.

As one person commented, “Weird that you have problems with someone making their own medical choices.”

Graig Graziosi has the story.

Oliver O’ConnellApr 7, 2022 11:45 PM


GOP Can Block Disney Copyright On ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill Queue

A number of Republican lawmakers have signaled that they could stop Disney from renewing the copyright to an iconic Mickey Mouse cartoon as punishment for the company’s stance on Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” law.

Rep. Jim Banks, chairman of the Republican Study Committee, is distributing a letter to the GOP caucus telling Disney CEO Bob Chapek of his intention to oppose any future extension of Disney copyrights, National review reports.

Bevan Hurley has the story.

Oliver O’ConnellApr 7, 2022 23:15


GOP Congressman Who Served As Trump’s Doctor Under Investigation

In a statement, Ted Deutch, chair of the Ethics Committee and ranking member Jackie Walorski, said the panel had picked up a case referred to them last December and would announce a “course of action” by May 23. .

Andrew Feinberg has the latest news from Washington, DC.

Oliver O’ConnellApr 7, 2022 11:00 PM


Vote: Trump knows what the January 6 commission is likely to ask Ivanka. That’s why he’s panicking

“Ivanka spent eight hours testifying before the commission rather than refusing a subpoena or invoking the Fifth, much to the surprise of many. The week before, Jared Kushner did too. This indicates an interesting new strategy,” writes Ahmed Baba.

Oliver O’ConnellApr 7, 2022 22:35

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