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    Donald Trump's impeachment trial could be finished as early as Saturday if there are no witnesses called by the prosecution as senators prepare to barrel toward a finale vote on the former president. Additionally, Trump's legal team is not expected to use the full 16 hours allotted to them to make their case - which would also cut down on trial time. And the Senate now will be in session late Friday and on Saturday after Trump attorney David Schoen dropped his request to have them recess for the Sabbath. Schoen, an observant Jew, said he would let the other defense attorneys take the lead during that time.  Donald Trump's defense lawyer David Schoen argued Tuesday that Democrats are using the impeachment proceedings as bloodsport to drag the former president through the wringer  House lead impeachment manager Representative Jamie Raskin points up at a video that he had just shown...
    (CBSDFW.COM) – Six Republicans joined Democrats in the U.S. Senate in voting the impeachment trial against former President Donald Trump is constitutional and should move forward. Both of Texas’ Senators, John Cornyn and Ted Cruz agreed with most in the GOP and the former President’s lawyers that the trial should not proceed because Mr. Trump is now a private citizen. RELATED: Fort Worth Police Officer Chadwick Hughes Fired For Racially Insensitive Social Media Posts It’s the first time a former President is facing an impeachment trial and a second time for Mr. Trump. Lynne Rambo, Professor Emerita of Constitutional Law at Texas A&M University, said she believes the trial is Constitutional. “There’s not really any question that it’s constitutional for them to move forward. Not only is there nothing in the constitution prohibiting it, there are two outcomes of a conviction.” While the first outcome, removing him from office, is no...
    The US Senate voted 56 in favor and 44 against continuing the impeachment trial of former Republican President Donald Trump on Tuesday. This is the second impeachment proceeding that swiftly from New York real estate mogul. Six Republican elected officials joined the Democratic ranks to confirm that the trial was constitutional and could continue. However, Democrats will need the backing of at least 17 Republicans later to achieve the two-thirds majority necessary to complete the procedure for the former president who is now a private citizen.
    This Tuesday, the second ‘impeachment’ or impeachment of the former president Donald trump, a historic process because it is the first time that a second impeachment has been applied to a US president, and also because it is the first time that it is a president out of office. The assault on the Capitol on January 6 in which supporters of the former president took Congress on the day that the electoral victory for Democrat Joe Biden was confirmed, has marked a before and after in Trump’s departure from the White House. That day, the tycoon incited his followers to fight “with all their might” or else they would be left without their country. What is charged The resolution imputes to the president a crime of “incitement to insurrection” that cost the lives of five people and plunged the country into an unprecedented crisis just 10 days after the...
    (CNN)The second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump opened promptly at 1 p.m. Tuesday, a historic moment that ensures the 45th President's place in history -- although not the way he would have hoped.While the outcome -- Trump being acquitted on the single charge of incitement of a riot -- seems likely, there are still considerable stakes here. Among them: How potential offenses by future federal elected officials will be treated by Congress and Trump's role within the GOP moving forward.I watched the first day of proceedings, which was pretty exclusively focused on whether or not it is constitutional to impeach a former president, and jotted down some takeaways. They're below. * That video: If you watch only one thing that comes out of the first day of the trial, you need to make it the 13-minute video presented by the Democratic House managers at the start of their...
    In a brief filed on Monday, Donald Trump’s defense attorneys claimed that the real estate mogul was “horrified” by the violence that broke out at the U.S. Capitol on January 6. As noted by The Washington Post, the brief pushed back on claims that Trump failed to take the necessary actions to quell the riot and argued that he took “immediate steps” to take control of the situation. The lawyers also underlined that Trump called for peace after hearing of the violence at the historic American building. Elsewhere, The Seattle Times noted that the filing contradicts other reports of Trump’s actions amid the riot. According to the publication, the claims in the filing are tantamount to “revisionist history” and contradict the real timeline of events on January 6 — as well as the accounts of people who claimed the real estate mogul was initially pleased by the day’s events. “Some...
    In a solemn atmosphere and under high security, the US Senate on Tuesday opened the second historic trial of Donald Trump, accused of having incited his supporters “to insurgency” before the bloody attack on the Capitol. Now living in Florida, the billionaire will not go to trial. And there is little doubt that he will eventually be acquitted. In great silence, the elected Democrats charged with the accusation crossed to the Senate the same corridors of the Capitol, the seat of Congress, where pro-Trump demonstrators had rushed on January 6, sowing chaos and forcing the evacuation of parliamentarians. An unprecedented situation, the 100 senators who serve as jurors were thus the witnesses, and victims, of the attack. After a prayer, they took their places for this doubly historic trial. It is indeed the first time that a former American president is targeted by an impeachment procedure...
    The Senate will begin its second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump Tuesday afternoon. The Senate will begin at 1:00 P.M. Eastern, from which Republicans and Democrats will have four hours each to make their case as to whether Trump can be impeached now that he is out of office. The Senate can decide this matter with a majority vote. On Wednesday, Trump’s legal team and the House impeachment managers will have up to 16 hours each for presentations as to why or why not Trump should be impeached for allegedly inciting an insurrection. After the presentations, senators can decide if they need additional witnesses or documents for the trial, which can they can obtain via subpoena. Trump’s defense argued that that the Senate cannot try a president who left office. They also rejected the House’s argument that Trump should be barred from holding any future public office by...
    The Senate Tuesday convened for the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump and will begin with a debate and vote on whether it is constitutional to try to convict an ex-president. The nine House impeachment managers entered the chamber after all 100 senators filed into the room and were seated for what is expected to be a trial lasting one week or more. The House voted to impeach Trump on Jan. 13 for inciting an insurrection that provoked the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. But Tuesday’s debate will center solely on whether the now-ex president can be convicted. The debate on the constitutionality of the trial is expected to last up to four hours, and the vote may mirror one taken last month in which 45 Republicans voted not to proceed to a trial on the grounds that Trump has now left office and as a...
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBSNEWS.COM) — The Senate is convening Tuesday to commence with the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, the first Senate trial of a former president in U.S. history. President Donald Trump at the White House on February 5, 2020 in Washington, DC. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) Mr. Trump faces a single charge of “incitement of insurrection” for his role in the January 6 assault on the Capitol. The House of Representatives voted to impeach him on January 13, one week after the attack that left five people dead. Trump is the only president to be impeached twice. ♦♦♦ Click Here To Read The Complete Story On cbsnews.com ♦♦♦
    The Senate deliberates on whether to convict former President Donald Trump on charges of instigating the insurrection on Jan. 6, which saw thousands of protesters clashing with law enforcement and breaching the Capitol in a violent event that turned fatal. Tuesday's trial marks the second time that Trump has been embroiled in impeachment proceedings. News Donald Trump U.S. Capitol Building Impeachment Senate Riots
    As the Senate trial of former President Donald Trump begins on Tuesday, it will begin with a debate over the constitutionality of prosecuting a former president, as reported by the Associated Press. According to the report, this argument could prove to be influential on Republicans who are likely to vote for the former president’s acquittal but have concerns about appearing to condone his behavior that lead to his impeachment. Trump is facing a charge of “incitement of insurrection” for his role in the attack at the U.S. Capitol on January 6 in an effort to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. Trump’s defense team will launch their efforts by arguing that since Trump is no longer the president, he is not constitutionally eligible to be impeached. The argument has been echoed by Republican lawmakers including Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, who forced a vote on the issue in January....
    The Senate released the rules for impeachment to the former president MiamiMundo / Diariony Although the Democrats reject that it is only a political spectacle, it is clear that the ‘impeachment’ of former President Donald Trump will attract attention in the Senate, but is it possible that they will prevent him from competing in 2024? The answer to the previous question enters the field of “it is complicated”, because the Democrats need 67 votes to condemn the ex-president accused of “inciting insurrection” for the attack on the Capitol, where five people died. This Monday, the leader of the majority in the Senate, Chuck Schumer (New York), announced the agreement on how the political trial of the former president will be. “I am pleased that all parties, the managers (prosecutors), the attorney for the former president and the leader (Mitch) McConnell, have agreed to this plan to ensure a fair and...
    Miami : On February 9, just over a month after a violent mob of Donald Trump supporters stormed the United States Capitol in an attempt to block the election victory of Democrat Joe Biden, the 100 members of the Senate will meet in his chamber to begin the impeachment of the former president, accused of inciting the riots. The January 6 attack, which left five people dead, including a Capitol Police officer, and forced the legislators assembled to certify Biden’s victory to evacuate or hide in their offices, led the House of Representatives to indict Trump for “incitement to insurrection.” That made Trump, a New York real estate developer,the only American president to be put on trial twice. The House’s top manager, Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland, asked in a letter to Trump Thursday that he testify under oath about his actions on January 6. Trump’s two lead...
    (CNN)Former President Donald Trump gave a January 6 speech near the White House in which he exhorted his supporters to march on the US Capitol to challenge the final certification of President Joe Biden's electoral victory. That speech is now at the heart of the House Democrats' case against him on a single impeachment charge of inciting the insurrection that followed. Read a CNN transcript of the speech below. Here is a fact-check from CNN's Daniel Dale.
    It’s a long way down the road, but it appears Donald Trump Jr. is already making plans to travel to Wyoming next year to target Rep. Liz Cheney in the Republican primaries as she runs for re-election. Teasing a potential trip, former President Trump’s eldest son on Sunday told Politico’s Playbook that when it comes to Wyoming, "I hear it’s lovely during primary season." MATT GAETZ TARGETS HOUSE LEADER KEVIN MCCARTHY FOR DEFENDING LIZ CHENEY Cheney, the No. 3 ranking House Republican in leadership, is high on the Trump world’s most wanted list for her vote last month to impeach the then-president on a charge of inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol by right-wing extremists and other Trump supporters. The three-term statewide congresswoman was the most high profile of the 10 House Republicans who joined all 222 Democrats in the chamber to impeach Trump, with 197 GOP representatives voting against impeachment....
    Leading Republican lawyer Charles Cooper penned an op-ed in the conservative Wall Street Journal editorial page arguing that the second impeachment of President Trump is constitutional, despite an overwhelming vote by Senate Republicans. Cooper's credentials include mentoring Sen. Ted Cruz and representing the Texas Republican in his challenge to a campaign law. He also represented House Republicans led by Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy in their challenge to pandemic proxy rules implemented by Speaker Nancy Pelosi. But when it comes to the impeachment, Cooper is at odds with Trump's defense lawyers. Attorney Charles Cooper, who has represented a number of top Republicans, argues that senators should judge Donald Trump's case on the merits and that the post-presidency impeachment is in fact constitutional In particular, he takes on the argument put forward by Trump's legal team: that since the Constitution establishes impeachment for 'removal' from office, it can't be applied to...
    Former President Donald Trump’s legal team makes the case that the Democrat effort to impeach him is unconstitutional and violates his First Amendment right to free speech. “The Senate should dismiss these charges and acquit the President because this is clearly not what the Framers wanted or what the Constitution allows,” the memo from Trump’s lawyers — Bruce L. Castor Jr., David Schoen, and Michael T. van der Veen — states. The Trump legal team released a 78-page memo on Monday detailing their case against the push by  Democrats to impeach the former president even after leaving office. “Conviction at an impeachment trial requires the possibility of a removal from office,” the lawyers wrote. “Without that possibility, there cannot be a trial.” Trump’s lawyers argued that the Senate did not have the authority to hold a trial of a private citizen, citing Article 1 Section 9 of the Constitution prohibiting...
    U.S. President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House during an event with U.S. mayors on January 24, 2020 in Washington, DC.Drew Angerer | Getty Images Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday faces the start of his second impeachment trial, an uphill battle for Democrats determined to prove him guilty in the wake of the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol. Despite the unprecedented circumstances, the unanswered logistical questions regarding the trial and the uncertain political ramifications, experts see acquittal as the likely outcome of the trial. The House impeachment managers, led by Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., nevertheless aim to convince two thirds of the divided Senate to convict Trump of inciting the Jan. 6 invasion. But their path is filled with obstacles, including Republicans who largely doubt the legality of the trial itself and a Democratic president, Joe Biden, who's eager for Congress to get...
    Hollywood’s biggest film and television union officially banned former President Donald Trump from ever being re-admitted due to his “antagonism.” The Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) officially banned Donald Trump, citing his “antagonism” toward the union’s members and disregard for the union’s values, the union announced Sunday. The union first met to discuss potentially expelling Trump in January. “Preventing Donald Trump from ever rejoining SAG-AFTRA is more than a symbolic step,” SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris said in a statement Sunday. “It is a resounding statement that threatening or inciting harm against fellow members will not be tolerated. An attack against one is an attack against all.” Trump has been a member of SAG and AFTRA, which merged in 2012, since 1989, according to Deadline. The ban doesn’t affect Trump’s pensions and he will be able to work in SAG-AFTRA’s jurisdiction. (RELATED: REPORT: Donald...
    Loading the player... “The enemy of my enemy is my friend,” the old saying goes. That may indeed prove to be true for Michael Cohen and Stormy Daniels, the woman he once paid off. It was Cohen, the former attorney for ex-President Donald Trump, who paid Daniels, a former porn actress, over $100,000 to stay quiet about her sexual encounter with Trump before he was elected. Michael Cohen (left), the former attorney for ex-President Donald Trump, paid former porn actress Stormy Daniels (right) $130,000 to stay quiet about her sexual encounter with Trump before he was elected. (Photos by Yana Paskova/Getty Images and Drew Angerer/Getty Images) The payoff landed Cohen in hot water as it was uncovered that he went around campaign contribution rules to pay Daniels and a Playboy model named Karen McDougal. He later pleaded guilty to that, as well as lying to Congress, plus tax evasion....
    (CNN)In a pretrial brief ahead of former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial in the Senate, Trump's legal team accused House Democrats of engaging in "political theater" and argued that the upcoming trial is unconstitutional because Trump is no longer president.Read the brief:
    The US Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) has passed a resolution pre-emptively denying any potential re-admission applications by former President Donald Trump. The resolution, passed in a Zoom video-conference on Saturday by the union’s National Board, cites the same concerns that prompted the initial disciplinary charges against Trump, “notably his antagonism of the union’s journalist members and disregard for the values and integrity of the union”, the SAG-AFTRA said in a statement issued on Sunday. Chrissy Teigen Gets Refollowed By Joe Biden’s POTUS Account On Twitter After Donald Trump Blocked Her In 2017 “Preventing Donald Trump from ever rejoining SAG-AFTRA is more than a symbolic step,” Xinhua news agency quoted SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris as saying in the statement. “It is a resounding statement that threatening or inciting harm against fellow members will not be tolerated. An attack against one is an attack against all,”...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff ZIONSVILLE, Pa. (KDKA) — In an interview with Jake Tapper on CNN’s State of the Union, Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey commented on President Joe Biden’s presidency so far, the incoming impeachment trial for former President Donald Trump and the current factions within the Republican Party. Toomey said that he disagreed with the Biden administration’s current plan of passing COVID-19 relief without the support of Republicans. “It’s not an economy in collapse the way it was in March,” Toomey said. “Today, we have serious problems for workers in the restaurant, hospitality, travel and entertainment sectors. That’s really a handful of places and if those folks have fallen through the cracks of the trillions of dollars we’ve already spent that’s been meant to help them, then let’s have a conversation about how to help those folks.” Toomey also mentioned that President Joe Biden was “governing...
    Following Donald Trump’s resignation from the union earlier this week, SAG-AFTRA — the organization that represents entertainment and media professionals around the world — has taken steps to permanently bar the former president from becoming a member in the future. As relayed by Variety‘s Ellise Shafer on Sunday, the labor union just passed a resolution banning Trump from applying for readmission. The move was officially approved during a Zoom conference one day earlier, with SAG-AFTRA citing his “antagonism” of its represented journalists, as well as an exhibited “disregard for the values and integrity of the union” as cause for the ban. Trump had officially tendered his resignation on February 4 with a blistering letter sent to SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris. In the document, which was subsequently posted online, he took the organization to task for a litany of perceived ills.   Rodin Eckenroth / Getty Images Specifically, the former...
    The New York tycoon, based in his luxurious Florida residence, has long been a regular in civil courts, with an army of lawyers ready to step up to defend him as well as attack his opponents. Returning to a simple citizen, he now risks the unprecedented affront of indictment: at least one criminal investigation is aimed at him, led by Manhattan prosecutor Cyrus Vance, a Democrat who has been fighting for months to obtain eight years of tax returns and banking services of the former real estate developer and reality TV star. Initially focused on payments made, before the 2016 presidential election, to two alleged billionaire mistresses, the investigation is now also examining possible allegations of tax fraud, insurance fraud, or bank fraud. The Supreme Court in July ordered the president to turn over the requested documents to the prosecutor, but the tycoon’s lawyers re-requested her to challenge the...
    The Wyoming Republican Party voted Saturday to censure one of its own members, Rep. Liz Cheney, for voting to impeach former President Donald Trump. As CNN reported, in the motion to censure the congresswoman, Wyoming GOP leaders said that the party intends to “withhold any future political funding” from her and urged her to repay contributions to her 2020 campaign from local parties. They also said that Cheney should resign “immediately,” despite the fact that the House Republican Conference voted earlier this week to keep her in leadership posts. In a statement, Cheney vowed to oppose President Joe Biden’s administration and said that she voted to impeach Trump because she swore an oath to protect the U.S. Constitution. “We have great challenges ahead of us as we move forward and combat the disastrous policies of the Biden Administration. I look forward to continuing to work with officials and citizens across...
    During an appearance on MSNBC on Saturday, Rep. Val Demings suggested that Donald Trump would sell classified intelligence if he could. As reported by Raw Story, the comment came in the wake of President Joe Biden asserting that the former president does not need intelligence briefings. “I believe this former president — and I believe it with all of my heart — that he would use intelligence as a bargaining chip or sell it to the highest bidder,” she said. She continued to take the side of Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, who suggested that there is “no circumstance” where Trump should receive intelligence — now or in the future. “We don’t trust our former president and neither do many of our allies around the world,” she said. As reported by CNN, Biden declined to “speculate out loud” when pressed by CBS Evening News anchor Norah O’Donnell on the possible...
    Democratic representatives asked former President Donald Trump on Thursday to testify under oath during his Senate trial, challenging him to answer the charge that he incited a violent mob to break into the Capitol. A Trump adviser said the former president will not testify. Miami World / apnews Although Democrats may not have the authority to force Trump to testify, the request is part of Democratic attempts to put the violent events of January 6 on the record for history and hold him accountable for his words. Democrats may use the refusal to testify against him as they argue that the former president has evaded responsibility for his actions. Hours after the Democrats’ request was released, Trump’s adviser Jason Miller claimed that the trial was “unconstitutional proceeding” and that the former president would not testify. On the other hand, Trump’s lawyers called the request “a public relations maneuver.” The Senate...
    Since it became clear that Joe Biden would ascend to the presidency in the wake of his November victory over former President Donald Trump, questions have abounded regarding whether or not the latter should be eligible to receive regular intelligence briefings after leaving office. According to recent statements made by the current commander-in-chief, it would seem that the answer to those questions is no, at least as Biden sees it. Biden shared his opinion on the subject during a sit-down interview with CBS Evening News anchor Norah O’Donnell, of which an excerpt was tweeted by the host on Friday. In the clip, he didn’t mince words when he was engaged on the possibility that his predecessor could be kept in the loop on matters of national security. When asked directly if Trump should continue to be briefed, the president deadpanned, “I think not.” O’Donnell pressed Biden for his thought process...
    Would Donald Trump like to pull a Col. Nathan Jessup? On the Friday afternoon edition of Deadline: White House, John Heilemann confronted that very question: would the former president dramatically testify in his own defense, just like the infamous Marine officer did at the climax of A Few Good Men? And citing Trump’s trademark, narcissistic (and misplaced) self-confidence, the political author concluded that the former president, now hunkered down in Mar-a-Lago, would be “desperate” to jump back into the spotlight and make the case for himself. Host Nicolle Wallace kicked off the conversation by noting how Trump couldn’t help by live tweet a running commentary of his last impeachment process. “He will have the same impulses,” she noted. “He won’t have the same outlets, but the notion that every time they play his speech, every time they show his 6:00 p.m. tweet, where he basically claims victory and says, this was deserved, this is what happens when great...
    Donald Trump might very well run for president again in 2024. But if he doesn’t, would Mike Pence jump in the ring? Fox News’ Chris Wallace spoke with Friday with Sandra Smith, and after they talked about the serious questions facing the Joe Biden administration over reopening schools, Smith asked about the former vice president — who is joining the Heritage Foundation as a distinguished visiting fellow and starting a podcast. Between those moves and new reporting that Pence plans to be actively involved in helping Republicans into the 2022 midterms, Smith asked, “What role are we going to see Mike Pence play over the next couple of years, knowing he is a big potential contender for 2024?” “If Donald Trump decides to run again,” Wallace said, “then somebody like Pence isn’t going to be able to run. He’s not going to run against the former president. But assuming that Donald...
    A Friday report from Business Insider spotlights the current plans of former President Donald Trump, who is allegedly “shell shocked” but plotting a revenge tour in the near future. Notably, Doug Heye, a former spokesman for the Republican National Committee, spoke to the outlet about Trump’s current situation, per The Daily Mail. “Trump is clearly shell shocked from the reaction to January 6 and losing his social media platform,” he said. “We don’t know how long that will last, but it’s safe to assume we’ll be hearing from him at some point.” According to the Business Insider report, Trump will likely begin a “campaign revenge tour” after the conclusion of the Senate impeachment trial, which looks set to lead to his acquittal. Notably, just five Republicans in the Senate of 50 voted in favor of the impeachment trial after Sen. Rand Paul forced a vote on the constitutionality of the...
    Former President Donald Trump may have elected not to resign during the final days of his term amid a bipartisan effort to remove him, but he’s taking a different approach with SAG-AFTRA. On Thursday, he formally renounced his membership with the labor union, which represents entertainment and media professionals worldwide. In a letter addressed to SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris — that was subsequently posted on its website — Trump levied heavy criticism at the organization and claimed that it had failed to properly represent its members or do anything for him specifically outside of collect membership dues. “Ms. Carteris: I write to you today regarding the so-called Disciplinary Committee hearing aimed at revoking my union membership. Who cares!” he wrote. “Your organization has done little for its members, and nothing for me – besides collecting dues and promoting dangerous un-American policies and ideas – as evident by your massive unemployment...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Former President Donald Trump is stepping down from SAG-AFTRA after the actors union vowed to expel him following the assault on the United States Capitol. Trump released a letter addressed to SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris, which reacted to the SAG-AFTRA effort to revoke his membership, writing “Who cares!” The letter rattled off Trump’s various film and TV credits, including “one of the most successful shows in television history, The Apprentice—to name just a few!” The former president also leveled criticism at the union for its “dismal record” and “promoting dangerous un-American policies and ideas.” “Your organization has done little for its members, and nothing for me — besides collecting dues and promoting dangerous un-American policies and ideas — as evident by your massive unemployment rates and lawsuits from celebrated actors, who even recorded a video asking, `Why isn’t the union fighting for me?” Trump wrote. NEW...
    House impeachment managers on Thursday called on former President Donald Trump to testify under oath before or during his Senate trial, which is set to begin next week. Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland, who is the lead House impeachment prosecutor, wrote in a letter to Trump and his attorneys that their legal brief filed this week "denied many factual allegations." Editorial Cartoons on Donald TrumpView All 455 Images"You have thus attempted to put critical facts at issue notwithstanding the clear and overwhelming evidence of your constitutional offense," Raskin wrote in the letter. "In light of your disputing these factual allegations, I write to invite you to provide testimony under oath, either before or during the Senate impeachment trial, concerning your conduct on January 6, 2021." In Trump's filing, his lawyers denied that the former president played any role in inciting the Jan. 6 deadly mob that infiltrated the...
    Former President Donald Trump has resigned from the Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA), stating, “I no longer wish to be associated with your union.” Trump’s resignation comes after SAG-AFTRA threatened to expel him from the actor’s union, claiming that it found “probable cause” that the former president — who has been a member for more than 30 years — has “violated the union’s Constitution” over the events on Capitol Hill last month. “I write to you today regarding the so-called Disciplinary Committee hearing aimed at revoking my union membership. Who cares!” Trump wrote to SAG president Gabrielle Carteris in a letter obtained by Fox News. “While I’m not familiar with your work, I’m very proud of my work on movies such as Home Alone 2, Zoolander, and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps; and television shows including The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Saturday Night Live, and of course,...
    (CNN)The House impeachment managers are requesting former President Donald Trump testify before or during his Senate impeachment trial, making the request in a letter Wednesday that raises the stakes of the trial scheduled to begin next week.This story is breaking and will be updated.
    One of Donald Trump's most ardent supporters has offered to give up his Congressional seat and leave his home to defend Trump during his impeachment trial if he asked, saying he would 'be honored to'. Matt Gaetz, a representative for Florida, said answering Trump's call 'would be the top priority of my life'. The 38-year-old told a podcast hosted by Steve Bannon that in his eyes Trump was the 'greatest president in my lifetime, one of the greatest presidents our country has ever had, maybe the greatest president our country has ever had'. Matt Gaetz told Steve Bannon's podcast that he would give up his seat and home for Trump 'I would leave my House seat, I would leave my home, I would do anything I had to do,' he said The 38-year-old said defending Trump would be 'an honor' and he was ready for the call
    Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen is set to sit down with porn star Stormy Daniels in their first ever interaction after she sued the president in a scandalous lawsuit that once overshadowed his presidency.  The unlikely pair will come face-to-face for a no-holds barred, tell-all interview on Cohen's new podcast, Mea Culpa airing next Monday on Podcast One, streaming platform LiveXLive announced.  The meeting will mark the first time Cohen and Daniels, who are now on the same side of the Trump coin, will have interacted. Stormy Daniels is expected to lift the lid on her alleged relationship with Donald Trump in a bombshell interview on Michael Cohen's podcast Mea Culpa airing next Monday The adult film star, real name Stephanie Clifford, accused Cohen of offering her a $130,000 payment in 2016 exchange for her silence on her alleged affair with Trump (pictured together) a decade earlier   Daniels, whose...
    President Donald Trump's new lawyers argued in their first formal response to his impeachment Tuesday that the process is not constitutional because he is no longer president – and that his speech before the MAGA riot was protected by the First Amendment. 'It is denied that the quoted provision currently applies to the 45th President of the United States since he is no longer 'President,' says the filing by lawyer Bruce Castor. 'The constitutional provision requires that a person actually hold office to be impeached,' he writes, citing language about removing a president from office.  The matter of whether a former president can be impeached is disputed by constitutional scholars.  The brief also denies the charge Trump engaged in 'incitement of insurrection,' and defends his speech to supporters at the Ellipse, near the White House, on January 6 where he told supporters to 'fight like hell.' 'It is denied that...
    Donald Trump endangered the lives of all members of Congress when he aimed a mob of supporters 'like a loaded cannon' at the U.S. Capitol, House Democrats said Tuesday in making their most detailed case yet for why the former president should be convicted and permanently barred from office. The legal brief forcefully links Trump's efforts to overturn the results of the presidential election to the deadly January 6 riot at the Capitol. It claims the former president bears 'unmistakable' blame for actions that directly threatened the underpinnings of American democracy.  'His conduct endangered the life of every single Member of Congress, jeopardized the peaceful transition of power and line of succession, and compromised our national security,' the Democratic managers of the impeachment case wrote. 'This is precisely the sort of constitutional offense that warrants disqualification from federal office.' The legal brief lays out for the first time the arguments...
    A lawyer representing former President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden reverses Trump last-minute attempt to freeze .4 billion of programs Trump announces new impeachment legal team after reported departures Republicans scramble to unify heading into next election cycle MORE at his impeachment trial next week plans to argue that convicting Trump of inciting a riot would imperil all political speech. Speaking Monday night on Fox News' “Hannity,” attorney David Schoen laid out a three-pronged strategy for Trump’s defense. Schoen and attorney Bruce Castor plan to argue that it is unconstitutional to impeach a former president, that some of the rioters planned to storm the Capitol before Trump addressed his supporters, and that convicting Trump would set a precedent that could severely curtail political speech going forward. “Besides the fact that this process is completely unconstitutional…this is a very, very dangerous road to take with respect to the First Amendment, putting at risk any passionate political speaker,...
    White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday that President Joe Biden supported Twitter’s effort to “reduce hate speech” after they banned President Donald Trump on their platform. Psaki said that decisions on censorship and banning individuals from Twitter was “a decision made by Twitter.” “We’ve certainly spoken to, and he’s spoken to for the need for social media platforms to continue to take steps to reduce hate speech, but we don’t have more for you on it than that,” she said. Psaki said that Biden and the White House did not miss the former president’s frequent criticisms on social media. “This may be hard to believe. We don’t spend a lot of time talking about or thinking about President Trump here — former President Trump — to be very clear,” Psaki said. Psaki responded to a question from a reporter who asked her if Trump’s absence on social media made...
    The Biden administration is reviewing whether to take away the ability of former President Donald Trump to receive classified security briefings as the former president in the wake of the Capitol riot. White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki punted on the question when asked about a topic that also came up during the transition – but also confirmed Monday the administration was reviewing the matter. 'This is a good question,' said Psaki. 'It's something that's obviously under review.'  HE'S BEEN BRIEFED: The Biden administration is reviewing the policy where former President Trump has access to classified information and briefings  The review comes as Trump critics demand he be forced to relinquish some of the perks of power that follow a president even after he leaves office. Former presidents get classified briefings by tradition – although not at the very highest levels reserved for the current officeholder.  In Trump's case, the...
    WASHINGTON (CBS/AP) — A former Montgomery County district attorney and commissioner is on former President Donald Trump’s impeachment defense team. Trump on Sunday named two lawyers to his team, one day after it was revealed that the former president had parted ways with an earlier set of attorneys. The two lawyers representing him will be David Schoen, an Alabama attorney, and Bruce Castor, a former prosecutor in Pennsylvania. Trump’s team revealed Saturday that several South Carolina lawyers who were set to represent him at the trial starting next week were no longer participating. Trump, the first president in American history to be impeached twice, is set to stand trial in the Senate on a charge that he incited his supporters to storm Congress on Jan. 6 as lawmakers met to certify Joe Biden’s electoral victory. Republicans and Trump aides have made clear that they intend to make a simple argument...
    Representative Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” declared that the Republican Party was not a “Trump-first party.” Anchor Chuck Todd said, “This is going to be a lonely effort for a while, I imagine. There are some folks that are wondering is the Republican Party tied to Donald Trump, can that party survive?” Kinzinger said, “So I think that’s the question. I was disappointed over the last few weeks to see what seemed like the Republican Party waking up and then falling asleep again and saying what matters is if we can win in two years and we don’t want to tick off the base. All we’re doing is saying what does it take to get re-elected. It’s January of a new term we have to remind people, the kid born in the inner city should have the same opportunity as the kid born in the richest...
    QANON supporting Georgia Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene boasted she had a "great" call with the former president - and then went on a tirade against Democrats and socialists. The conspiracy theory believer announced she had spoken to former President Donald Trump on Saturday, all the while there are calls for her expulsion from Congress over her social media activity in the past endorsing the execution of Democrats. 4Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene said she had a "great call" with former President Donald TrumpCredit: AP:Associated Press 4Her tweets went from focusing on her call with Trump to ranting against DemocratsCredit: Twitter "I had a GREAT call with my all time favorite POTUS, President Trump!" Greene wrote in a series of tweets. "I’m so grateful for his support and more importantly the people of this country are absolutely 100% loyal to him because he is 100% loyal to the people and America...
    The end of Donald Trump’s tumultuous presidency has left him struggling to find a place to live, Raw Story reported. The publication pointed to a Friday report from CNN that revealed that Palm Beach, Florida, is reviewing whether Trump can legally make his Mar-a Lago- resort his permanent residence. In particular, the decision might violate conditions that were set in 1993 when he converted the private residence into a club. One such condition is that the real estate mogul can only reside in the residence for a maximum of three weeks per year and no longer than seven consecutive days at a time. “When Trump turned the private residence into a social club, he had agreed with the town to limit his stays at Mar-a-Lago, and now some Palm Beach residents say he is violating that agreement,” CNN reported. Palm Beach Town Manager Krik Blouin told the publication that the...
    Former President George W. Bush plans to lend his support to Rep. Liz Cheney (WY-R) during a Saturday call with her father Dick Cheney, his former vice president.  Freddy Ford, Bush's chief of staff, said that the former president plans to lend his support for the third Republican in the House following her vote to impeach then-President Donald Trump.    'We aren't thinking about the next election cycle yet,' Ford told CNN when asked , adding that they were a few months ahead of such a decision.  'But I do know that President Bush is planning to call VP Cheney tomorrow for two reasons: to wish him a happy 80th birthday, and to thank him for his daughter's service,' he added.  Bush will be calling Dick Cheney for his 80th birthday on Saturday and to lend his support to Liz Cheney 'I do know that President Bush is planning to...
    Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis accused former President Donald Trump of 'fomenting' the MAGA mob who ransacked the Capitol three weeks ago, making him the top former cabinet official to level the charge. Matt, who Trump once celebrated and more recently dismissed after the two men parted on bad terms, called out Trump and cited the danger of 'internal threats,' at a time the Homeland Security Department has warned of the 'heightened' threat from domestic violent extremists. Mattis cited internal threats 'with every bit as much gravity as the external problems, and perhaps more so.' Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the Jan. 6 riot was 'fomented by a sitting president' 'There are also internal threats right now,” he said, pointing to “the lack of unity on the consensual underpinnings of our democracy, and what we saw on Jan. 6, fomented by a sitting president.”  His comments, in...
    More On: donald trump Biden will keep Trump letter private, White House says FBI lawyer who doctored Carter Page email avoids jail time Rep. Gaetz holds anti-Liz Cheney rally on her turf to demand her resignation Brothers captured on video confronting Capitol officer are charged in riot A pair of lawmakers from Ohio want to set aside a day to honor former President Trump. The proposal from two Republican state legislators would make June 14 every year President Donald Trump Day in the Buckeye State, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. Representatives Jon Cross and Reggie Stoltzfus made the request to their fellow lawmakers via an email on Friday, asking them to co-sponsor a bill “to celebrate one of the greatest presidents in American history.” “Let’s show the 3,154,834 Ohio voters who cast their ballot to re-elect Donald J. Trump that we as a legislature recognize the accomplishments of his administration,” the...
    While President Joe Biden seeks congressional Republican support for a bipartisan legislative approach, GOP House and Senate members are still preoccupied with a partisan problem: Donald Trump’s lingering influence. The former president may be ensconced at his Mar-a-Lago estate and out of the public spotlight. But his continuing hold on the GOP base is evident as Senate Republicans confront Trump’s second impeachment and their House counterparts weigh the future of their No. 3 leader, Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming. That certainly was the initial signal in the Senate Tuesday as only five Republicans joined all 50 Democrats in blocking a move by Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, who contended an impeachment trial of a former president is unconstitutional. All five — Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Mitt Romney of Utah, Ben Sasse of Nebraska and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania – have criticized Trump’s role in the Jan....
    NEW YORK -- The head of the Republican National Committee on Wednesday declined to encourage former President Donald Trump to run for the White House in 2024, saying the GOP would stay "neutral" in its next presidential primary.In an interview, RNC Chairman Ronna McDaniel also described the pro-Trump conspiracy theory group known as QAnon as "dangerous."The national GOP, under McDaniel's leadership, spent the past four years almost singularly focused on Trump's 2020 reelection. But should he run again in 2024 - and he has publicly and privately suggested he wants to - the national party infrastructure would not support his ambitions over other prospective candidates in accordance with party rules, she said."The party has to stay neutral. I'm not telling anybody to run or not to run in 2024," McDaniel told The Associated Press when asked whether she wanted to see Trump run again in the next presidential election. "That's...
    Although Donald Trump has allegedly given up on creating a Patriot Party that would challenge the GOP from the right, author Tomi T. Ahonen expressed hope in a Wednesday Twitter thread that such a coalition would still be created. According to the author, this party would split the current Republican Party into two factions – one with a focus on “mostly white men & their grievances,” and the other a more centrist conservative party. Eventually, he argued, it would move past the former president. “Over time, the Patriot Party would move beyond Trump, and become a blatantly racist white man’s grievance party: cling to guns & god, believe the answer to any problem is a wall, attend international conferences among fellow right-wing racist, facist & Nazi groups.” Ahonen also argued that the second conservative party would shift the landscape for both Republicans and Democrats. “Over time the Rump-Republicans (likely rebranded)...
    (CNN)In theory, the looming impeachment trial of ex-President Donald Trump would force Senate Republicans to confront a question they've dodged for the last four years: Is the way the 45th president behaved in office OK or not?Unfortunately, it appears as though that question won't be answered when it comes time to vote on whether Trump should be convicted or acquitted on a charge of incitement of the riot that led to the storming of the US Capitol on January 6. Because Senate Republicans have found a way to wriggle out of choosing whether they are going to be for or against Trump.How? Tuesday's procedural vote -- triggered by Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul -- that raised the question of whether it is constitutional for an former president to be subjected to a vote on removal from office tells you everything you need to know about where Republicans are headed.All but five...
    Former President Donald Trump’s YouTube channel will remain suspended indefinitely, the online video platform said Tuesday. Trump was first banned from the Google-owned company Jan. 12 for at least a week in wake of the riot at the US Capitol. YouTube announced the extension of that suspension last week — before issuing yet another one Tuesday. “In light of concerns about the ongoing potential for violence, the Donald J. Trump channel will remain suspended,” YouTube spokesperson Ivy Choi said in a statement obtained by Politico. “Our teams are staying vigilant and closely monitoring for any new developments.” More than 2.79 million people were subscribed to Trump’s YouTube channel. Former President Trump’s Facebook has also been indefinitely suspended, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg announced this month. “Our ban is indefinite. We’ve said at least through the transition, but we have no plans to lift it,” she said. Sandberg went on to...
    The sight of a prowling shark is normally a scary sight, but the fear factor was diminished when a picture was taken of one in Florida when it was compared to Donald Trump. Underwater photographer and videographer Tanner Mansell, 27, from Jupiter, Florida, captured the image of the nine-ft lemon shark with a striking resemblance to the former president while on a dive off the coats of his home town.  The incredible photo shows the shark from a side angle, just underneath the surface of the water. The marine predator has it's mouth open, displaying rows of razor-sharp teeth, as if ready to tear a bite out of an unsuspecting victim. This image of a nine-ft lemon shark, taken by underwater photographer Tanner Mansell, 27, from Jupiter, Florida, has drawn comparisons to former president Donald Trump The striking image of the shark captures the moment the lemon shark...
    A PICTURE of a 9ft shark has gone viral - as it bears an uncanny resemblance to former president Donald Trump. The rare shot shows the predator baring its teeth below the surface of crystal clear water with its mouth open – as if ready to take a bite out of someone above. 2The terrifying image was captured by Tanner Mansell, 27, an underwater photographer and videographer from Florida 2Social media users say the the photo bears a resemblance to former president Donald Trump The terrifying image was captured by Tanner Mansell, 27, an underwater photographer and videographer from Jupiter, Florida during a dive off the coast of his home town on December 19. But after the snapper shared the close-up of the predator, it has become an online hit with over 31,000 likes so far for its similarity to the former president. One Twitter user said: "I wanna apologise...
    All Republicans in the Senate have voted to dismiss the indictment of former US President Donald Trump. It is this party unity that suggests that Trump could be acquitted of inciting the Capitol Hill riots. – Kabar Al-Jazeera Republican Senator Rand Paul proposed Tuesday and opposed the former president’s trial. Because the US Constitution does not provide for the accusation of the former president. Republican Donald Trump walked out of the White House last Wednesday. In the Democratic-led Senate, the Republicans’ proposal was rejected by 55-45 votes. But five Republicans voted against the proposal. But to convict Trump would require a referendum of at least 16 Republican senators. Despite Trump’s failure to complete the investigation in advance, the plan says he has more comprehensive control over the party. Donald Trump was the first former US president to face the charge. Rand Paul later told reporters that very few of...
    PALM BEACH (CBSMiami/CBSNews.com) — Former President Donald Trump has launched the “Office of the Former President” in Palm Beach, which is tasked with overseeing the 45th president’s official activities in his post-presidency life. A statement announcing the launch of the new office on Monday read: “The office will be responsible for managing President Trump’s correspondence, public statements, appearances and official activities to advance the interests of the United States and to carry on the agenda of the Trump administration through advocacy, organizing and public activism. President Trump will always and forever be a champion for the American people.” (Source: Office Of Former President Donald Trump) Mr. Trump and former first lady Melania Trump relocated to his Mar-a-Lago resort, the morning of January 20, choosing not to welcome President Joe Biden and first lady Dr. Jill Biden to the White House and skipping the new president’s inauguration. Without access to his...
              Tennessee’s two U.S. senators on Tuesday formally objected to putting former President Donald Trump on trial for a second impeachment. Trump left office one week ago. U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and U.S. Sen. Bill Hagerty (R-TN) announced their positions while posting on their respective social media platforms. This, after U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) forced his colleagues to vote on the constitutionality of holding an impeachment trial for a former president. According to American Greatness, the vote was 55 to 45. Blackburn tweeted Tuesday that she supported Paul’s objection “to holding a partisan, unconstitutional trial against a former president.” “It is time for our country to move forward, instead of looking backwards and fighting the same battles with each other,” Blackburn wrote. Hagerty emailed a press release and also called Trump’s second impeachment trial unconstitutional. “Today I was sworn-in for the upcoming...
    CNN anchor Jake Tapper said Tuesday on CNN that Republican Senators who voted that former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial was unconstitutional because he was no longer in office had a “different standard” for former President Bill Clinton. Tapper said, “It is just so strange because, look, I’m not a constitutional scholar. I don’t have an opinion on this, but a lot of people who are voting to not have any consequences for Donald Trump are doing so not because of constitutionality but because they don’t want to hold Donald Trump to any sort of standard, and they never have. Some of these are the same people who are like vote to deny government assistance to somebody because they test positive for drugs. They believe in consequences for everybody else but the president. The outgoing president, former president, can literally incite an insurrection on the Capitol to hold on to...
    A majority of Republicans voted Tuesday that Donald Trump's second impeachment is unconstitutional, a sign the former president will likely be acquitted in his upcoming trial. Republican Senator Rand Paul forced the Senate to vote on the issue, arguing the trial was illegal given that Trump no longer occupies the Oval Office. Most Republicans, including GOP Leader Mitch McConnell agreed with him: 45 of them voted it was illegal but five GOP senators joined Democrats to give them 55 votes to proceed.  Those 45 Republicans are also likely to vote for Trump's acquittal when the time comes. The Republicans who voted with Democrats were Senators Mitt Romney, Ben Sasse, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski and Pat Toomey. Paul argued that trying a former president would violate the U.S. Constitution. 'He is a private citizen,' the senator said of president.  A majority of Republicans voted that Donald Trump's second impeachment is unconstitutional...
    Tom Norton says too many people have lost faith in their elected officials. That's partly why the Grand Rapids man, who is an unabashed Trump supporter, is looking to challenge Republican Rep. Peter Meijer in the 2022 GOP primary to represent Michigan's 3rd Congressional District. Meijer voted to impeach former President Donald Trump in the House earlier this month on a charge of "incitement of insurrection" in connection to the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol that left five people dead. His predecessor, former Rep. Justin Amash, became the first GOP lawmaker to call for Trump's impeachment in 2019 over issues related to Ukraine. "He went out and violated the public trust," Norton said of Meijer in an interview with the Washington Examiner. "He was elected with the intent in the Republican primary that he was going to go to D.C. and defend Donald Trump. When he gets to...
    Donald Trump directed one of his former political aides on a mission to reassure GOP senators that he doesn't have any plans to form a third party that could siphon off Republican voters. Brian Jack, who served as Trump's political director during his time in the White House, portrayed his message to Republican lawmakers as they prepare for an impeachment trial against the former president next month. 'The president wanted me to know, as well as a handful of others, that the president is a Republican, he is not starting a third party and that anything he would do politically in the future would be as a Republican,' North Dakota Senator Kevin Cramer told Politico of Trump. 'The Republican Party is still overwhelmingly supportive of this president.' The report indicated that Jack did not specifically mention impeachment during his calls, but wanted to make sure it was known that Trump...
    Donald Trump released a statement on Monday announcing the launch of the “Office of the Former President,” as reported by Business Insider. The office will be based out of Palm Beach County, Florida, also home to the Mar-a-Lago resort he currently resides at following his exit from the White House prior to Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20, and will manage Trump’s affairs in relation to continuing the goals of his administration. “The office will be responsible for managing President Trump’s correspondences, public statements, appearances, and official activities to advance the interests of the United States and to carry on the agenda of the Trump Administration through advocacy, organizing, and public activism,” the statement read. The announcement ended by describing the 45th president as someone who will “always and forever be a champion of the American people.” Since the end of his term, Trump has not made any public appearances...
    Former President Donald Trump has established “The Office of The Former President,” according to a statement issued Monday night. Some in the political realm have pondered what’s next for Trump after he was banned from most major social media platforms and they now have their first answer. His announcement came on the same evening that the House of Representatives is delivering an article of impeachment to the Senate in preparation for their trial next month.  This office will be responsible “for managing President Trump’s correspondence” and “to advance the interests of the United States and to carry on the agenda” of his presidency according to the statement. (RELATED: MAGA Patriot Party Has Filed With The FEC)  Russ Vought, who formerly headed the Management and Budget Office under Trump, plans to announce two pro-Trump groups Tuesday according to Axios. The plans promise to provide ideological leverage following his exit from the White House...
    More On: donald trump Trump article of impeachment over Capitol riot sent to Senate Sen. Pat Leahy will preside over Trump’s Senate trial More than 130 police officers assaulted in Capitol riot: court docs China’s Xi takes a shot at Biden during Davos address Former President Donald Trump has officially opened an office in Florida that will serve to continue his political agenda. The Office of the Former President “will be responsible for managing President Trump’s correspondence, public statements, appearances, and official activities to advance the interest of the United States,” according to a statement. The office will also “carry on the agenda of the Trump Administration through advocacy, organizing, and public activism,” the statement says. The move comes less than a week after Trump left office. Last Friday, Trump said he will make a comeback in some form, but did not specify how. “We’ll do something, but not...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – On Monday, Jan. 25, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi formally sent the Senate the article of impeachment against former President Donald Trump for incitement of insurrection. When the former President faces his second impeachment trial next month, Chief Justice John Roberts won’t be presiding. Instead, Democratic Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy will preside. The Constitution says when a President is tried on impeachment, the Chief Justice shall preside, but there’s no mention of who should oversee it when it involves a former President. SMU law professor Eric Cedillo said the former President will likely raise the issue. “It’ll probably be an appeal to the people listening to it more than anything else. The actual senators listening to what’s going on, procedurally, if they have any issue with the way in which the President Pro Tem presides, then I’m sure that’ll come up during the actual trial itself.” Senator John...
    Former President Donald Trump established an “Office of the Former President,” which aims to advance his goals following four years in office. According to a news release sent out on Tuesday, the office is based in Palm Beach County, Florida, where Trump has been staying at his Mar-a-Lago resort since leaving Washington, D.C., on the day of President Biden's inauguration. Trump has been de-platformed from most social media outlets, including his Twitter account, he has also been almost entirely mum to the press since departing 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. However, he briefly spoke to the Washington Examiner last week and said he and his team were planning to “do something, but not just yet.” The Office of the Former President “will be responsible for managing President Trump’s correspondence, public statements, appearances, and official activities to advance the interests of the United States and to carry on the agenda...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — The Annapolis City Council is considering a resolution condemning former President Donald Trump for the violent riots at the U.S. Capitol earlier this month. The legislation condemns Trump’s allegations about election integrity and the violent attempt on January 6, 2021, to overturn a free and fair election by domestic terrorists at the urging of President Donald Trump.” Crisis at the Capitol: Complete Coverage Mayor Gavin Buckley and three others are sponsoring the resolution. The council encouraged the public to weigh in on the measure ahead of its 7 p.m. meeting Monday.
    The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a case regarding whether former President Donald Trump violated the emoluments clause in the Constitution that bars a president from profiting from a foreign government. In an unsigned order issued without any dissent, the court instructed previous lower court opinions to be thrown out and ordered appeals courts in New York and Virginia to dismiss the suits as moot since Trump is no longer in office. The Emoluments Clause prohibits a president from receiving any profit from any “King, Prince, or foreign state” unless Congress gives the OK. There were two cases implicated, both of which were tossed. One was initiated by lawyers for Washington, D.C., and Maryland who argued that Trump violated the Emoluments Clause when he accepted payments from foreign and domestic governments through Trump International Hotel in the nation’s capital. The second case was brought by members of the...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal law enforcement officials are examining a number of threats aimed at members of Congress as the second trial of former President Donald Trump nears, including ominous chatter about killing legislators or attacking them outside of the U.S. Capitol, a U.S. official told The Associated Press. The threats, and concerns that armed protesters could return to sack the Capitol anew, have prompted the U.S. Capitol Police and other federal law enforcement to insist thousands of National Guard troops remain in Washington as the Senate moves forward with plans for Trump’s trial, the official said Sunday. WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 13: An article of impeachment for incitement of insurrection against President Donald Trump sits on a table at the U.S. Capitol on January 13, 2021 in Washington, DC. The House of Representatives voted to impeach Trump a second time, after Vice President Mike Pence declined to use the...
    Former President Donald Trump is interested in running for the White House again in 2024, former National Intelligence Director Ric Grenell said over the weekend. “He’s going to decide what he wants to do,” Grenell said in a weekend interview on Newsmax. “He’s told me, personally, multiple times that he does want to run again, so we’ll see if that holds, and how that comes about.” Grenell, who served as Trump’s ambassador to Germany from 2018-20 before a three-month stint as the intelligence community’s acting director, added that he believed Trump would stick with the Republican Party rather than attempting to create a third party. “I think we’ve got a long ways to go, but clearly, Donald Trump is a Republican and should run as a Republican,” Grenell said. “I’ve been to every single Republican convention since 1992, and I don’t think we’ve ever had a situation where we don’t have this conversation...
    Arizona Republicans on Saturday censured three of the state’s prominent party leaders who are at odds with former President Donald Trump. Republicans voted to censure Gov. Doug Ducey, former Sen. Jeff Flake, and Cindy McCain, the widow of Sen. John McCain, NPR reported. “The sweeping — yet essentially symbolic — rebuke took place during a meeting to figure out how to move forward after the state flipped blue in November, narrowly giving its 11 electoral votes to now-President [Joe] Biden,” the article read. McCain and Flake earned their censures for their opposition to Trump and for supporting globalist interests, state GOP members said. “In condemning Ducey, the party cited the governor’s decision to enact emergency orders during the coronavirus pandemic that the committee said are unconstitutional and ‘restrict personal liberties,'” the NPR report continued. At the meeting Saturday, Kelli Ward won a second term as chairwoman of the state’s party after...
    Former President Donald Trump issued more than 100 pardons before leaving the White House, most of them to personal friends and political allies, including controversial figures such as Paul Manafort and Gen. Michael Flynn. According to a Saturday report from Business Insider, some legal experts believe that Trump’s pardons were so “poorly worded” that the individuals he pardoned may still be open to prosecution. Manafort, who briefly managed Trump’s 2016 campaign, was convicted of federal violations linked to former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election interference and related matters. Manafort’s pardon was very narrow, according to University of Baltimore law professor Kimberly Wehle, which means that authorities could still go after him. “It says ‘for his conviction’ and that’s it. It’s just for the crimes for which he was convicted,” she said. To illustrate her point, Wehle compared Manafort’s pardon to the one former President Richard Nixon received....
    New York : Former President Donald Trump is seen on his arrival in West Palm Beach, this Friday, the same day as the inauguration of his successor Joe Biden. Photo: Giorgio Viera / EFE WASHINGTON – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, announced this Friday that the president of the House of Representatives, also a Democrat Nancy pelosi, will send the article of impeachment to the former president to the Upper House on Monday Donald trump, with which the process will formally begin. Trump, the first president in US history to be subjected to two political trials, will be on this occasion under the charge of “inciting insurrection” for the violent assault on the Capitol on January 6 of a mob of his followers, and that left five dead. This means that Trump’s second impeachment trial could begin next Tuesday, the day after the delivery of...
    Michael Moore thinks former President Donald Trump is headed to prison. The liberal firebrand filmmaker posted a celebratory tweet to mark Trump's exit from the White House on Wednesday. 'He has just left the White House for good,' the acclaimed producer of hit films like Roger & Me and Bowling for Columbine tweeted on Thursday. 'We the people have evicted him. I will go ahead & cancel the U-Haul.' Moore added: 'He now flies over the wreckage he has created, knowing we are not done with him. 'Trial. Conviction. Imprisonment. 'He must pay for his actions - a first-ever for him.' Michael Moore (left), the liberal filmmaker behind such hits as Roger & Me and Bowling for Columbine, thinks former President Donald Trump (right) is headed to prison 'We the people have evicted him. I will go ahead & cancel the U-Haul,' Moore tweeted. 'He now flies...
    Beneath President Biden’s calls for unity and bipartisanship in his inaugural address lurked a bleak assessment of the country he was preparing to govern. Biden spoke of an “uncivil war” between red and blue America, occasionally invoking the Civil War itself, and said we were living through a “dark winter.” He warned of the “rise of political extremism, white supremacy, domestic terrorism.” He expressed hope, though not certainty, that the nation’s democratic institutions would not “die on our watch but thrive.” Of the pandemic, he predicted: “We're entering what may be the darkest and deadliest period of the virus.” Only recently, the media and political establishment largely panned “dark” inaugural addresses, such as the “American carnage” speech delivered by former President Donald Trump in 2017. “That was some weird s---,” former President George W. Bush remarked afterward. But Biden also spoke of the “foes we face” as living in the...
    MENLO PARK (CBS SF / CNN) — Donald Trump’s future on Facebook and Instagram is now up in the air. Facebook has referred its previous decision to suspend former President Donald Trump’s posting privileges to its independent Oversight Board for review, the company headquartered in Menlo Park said in a blog post Thursday. Facebook said it wants the Oversight Board’s binding ruling on the matter given its significance. “We think it is important for the board to review it and reach an independent judgment on whether it should be upheld,” wrote Facebook VP of global affairs Nick Clegg. “While we await the board’s decision, Mr. Trump’s access will remain suspended indefinitely.” John Taylor, a Facebook Oversight Board spokesman, told CNN Business that, under its framework, the board will have 90 days to review the decision but “we expect to act more quickly than that.” Facebook and Instagram banned Trump’s account from...
    Fox News star Jeanine Pirro lobbied Donald Trump on his last morning in office to pardon her fraudster ex-husband, it was reported Thursday. CNN said that the host was in touch with the president after her ex-husband Albert Pirro - a lawyer who had once represented Trump - was missing from the dozens of pardons issued in the early hours of Wednesday morning.  Among those who received clemency were Steve Bannon, Trump's former adviser who was indicted on charges of taking $1m from the privately-funded border wall campaign for his own use. Albert Pirro had been among those expected to be on the list issued in the early hours of Wednesday morning. But when he was not, his ex-wife lobbied Trump directly, CNN reported. He ordered aides to their 'total surprise' to have Pirro pardoned, which left them 'scrambling.' Ally: Jeanine Pirro has been a vocal defender of Donald Trump,...