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    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,...
    Donald Trump's impeachment trial could last a mere three days once the Senate begins the proceedings as the former president struggles to find lawyers to represent him. Trump spent his first afternoon out of office at his Mar-a-Lago residence on the phone with allies. He had two queries: asking if GOP senators will vote to bar him from ever running for office again, two people with knowledge of the calls told The Daily Beast.  He also asked what lawyers should represent him in trial. The former president is having trouble finding a legal team to represent him. Members of his first impeachment legal team, including Jay Sekulow and former White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, aren't interested.  Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, a close Trump ally, is one of the people who spoke to the former president on Wednesday and confirmed the former president's troubles.  '[Trump] said, 'I really don't know the lay...
    CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (CBS4)– Overnight former President Donald Trump issued 73 pardons as one of his final actions as the commander in chief. He pardoned his former chief strategist Steven Bannon but didn’t pardon a man from Castle Rock named in the same indictment. Bannon was indicted in August on charges of defrauding donors in a fundraising campaign to build a wall along the southern border of the U.S. Bannon was one of Trump’s closest advisors, joining the campaign in 2016 and serving in the White House until August 2017. Steve Bannon (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Shea, along with four others, including Bannon, were indicted in August 2020. Shea is accused of setting up shell corporations to funnel money donated to the online campaign to another defendant, Brian Kolfage. The money was routed through the nonprofit and the shell company, run by Shea, prosecutors say. Timothy Shea (credit: CBS)...
    Chrissy Teigen has the honor of being the only celebrity that President Joe Biden has followed on the social media platform Twitter. The former model turned cookbook author and television personality has the distinction alongside White House Communications Director Bedingfield, Domestic Policy Advisor Susan Rice, Deputy Chief of Staff Jen O’Malley Dillon, Chief of Staff Ronald Klain, Director of the National Economic Council Brian Deese, Press Secretary Jen Psaki, Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff, FLOTUS Jill Biden, Vice-President Kamala Harris and the government account of the White House. This significance came after four years of being blocked by former President Donald Trump on the sharing site. On the day of his inauguration, Chrissy asked the then-incoming Commander-in-Chief for a follow in a passionate post seen here. She said hello to Biden and asked for a follow after she explained her former situation with Trump. Chrissy was in Washington D.C. for the...
    CLICK HERE if you’re viewing on a mobile device. A pair of stories covered Donald J. Trump’s departure from the White House on Wednesday. Trump bids farewell to Washington, hints of comeback “’ Goodbye. We love you. We will be back in some form,’ Trump told supporters at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland where he received a 21-gun salute as part of a military send-off before boarding Air Force One for his last time as president,” according to the Associated Press. “Trump was already in Florida, at his private Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, by the time Joe Biden was sworn in just before noon as the 46th president of the United States.”   Biden takes the wheel by Dave Whamond, Canada, PoliticalCartoons.com  Five Stages Of Loser by Peter Kuper, PoliticalCartoons.com  Trump at Mar-a-Lago bunker by Dave Granlund, PoliticalCartoons.com    Pardon Trail by Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star-Tribune, MN  Trump...
    Although Joe Biden was sworn in as leader of the United States on Wednesday, not all of Donald Trump’s supporters have given up hope. In video footage posted in a Twitter thread by live streamer Andrew Kimmel, one supporter claimed that the real estate mogul is not done and pointed to Exodus chapter 14 of the Bible. “The Egyptians, which was a Communist regime, was chasing the Israelites and Moses,” he said. “They came right to the edge of the Red Sea, they had nowhere to go, Moses didn’t know what was gonna happen. Then God said ‘Stick out your staff’ over the Red Sea,’ and he did, and the Red Sea parted. So that’s exactly what’s going to happen here.” According to the supporter, Trump will be sworn in as head of state in March. “March 4th is the ancient time of the swearing-in of the President of the...
    Supporters of former President Donald Trump lined the streets of Mar-a-Lago, Florida, Wednesday to welcome the president to where he will be spending his time post-presidency. The now-former president left the nation’s capital Wednesday morning before the inauguration ceremony for President Joe Biden. Trump is the first president to skip an incoming president’s inauguration since 1869 when Andrew Johnson skipped Ulysses Grant’s ceremony after being impeached, WOFL reported. Along with former first lady Melania Trump, Donald Trump left the White House shortly after 8:00 a.m. “Goodbye. I love you. We’ll be back in some form,” the former president told supporters before boarding Air Force One for the last time to head to his estate in Florida. A line of supporters waited for him in Mar-a-Lago, holding signs such as “Welcome Home,”  “We Love You President Trump,” and “Pres Trump won,” WOFL reported. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported that Trump’s supporters had...
    CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (CBS4)– Overnight former President Donald Trump issued 73 pardons as one of his final actions as the commander in chief. He pardoned his former chief strategist Steven Bannon but didn’t pardon a man from Castle Rock named in the same indictment. Bannon was indicted in August on charges of defrauding donors in a fundraising campaign to build a wall along the southern border of the U.S. Bannon was one of Trump’s closest advisors, joining the campaign in 2016 and serving in the White House until August 2017. Steve Bannon (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Shea, along with four others, including Bannon, were indicted in August 2020. Shea is accused of setting up shell corporations to funnel money donated to the online campaign to another defendant, Brian Kolfage. The money was routed through the nonprofit and the shell company, run by Shea, prosecutors say. Timothy Shea (credit: CBS)...
    Joe Biden takes over as president of the United States, and Donald Trump violated a tradition of democracy. Donald Trump’s term in the United States ended and he did so with the controversy that characterized it. This time he broke a 152-year tradition by failing to attend the inauguration of his successor, Joe Biden. The handover of power in North America has several traditional elements. One of them is the act of investiture, in which the new president swears to fulfill his functions. The usual thing is that the outgoing president is present. But Trump didn’t want to. Let us remember that he constantly criticized the elections he lost, calling it « electoral fraud. » Then, on the day of Biden’s certification as the winner, he encouraged his supporters to pressure Congress to perform the act. This ended with the Trump supporters’ assault on the Capitol on January 6....
    President Donald Trump announced another pardon with less than an hour left in his term.  Trump pardoned Fox News personality Jeanine Pirro's ex-husband Albert Pirro, who spent nearly a year in federal prison for tax fraud.  Albert Pirro used to represent Trump in real estate deals.    President Donald Trump gave a last-minute pardon to Albert Pirro (left) who was previously married to Fox News personality Judge Jeanine Pirro (right). Here the couple is captured leaving court in 2000  Jeanine Pirro (left), then the GOP's state attorney general candidate, seen air-kissing her then-husband Albert Pirro (right). They divorced in 2008  In more recent years, Judge Jeanine Pirro has become a Fox News Channel personality and a vocal ally of President Donald Trump  President Donald Trump was landing in West Palm Beach, Florida  Pirro's pardon was announced as Trump was touching down in West Palm Beach, Florida, making the unprecedented move...
    New York : Trump’s last dawn in the White House Photo: / EPA / GAMAL DIAB / EFE Donald Trump leaves the White House this morning, ending four years of his controversial presidency, and without waiting to complete the protocol for handing over command to his successor, Joe Biden. Thus a government marked by the power conflicts and racial and verbal tensions that evolved into deadly violence when his followers took to the Capitol on January 6, in an attempt to stop Biden’s electoral confirmation, leaving five people dead. The coronavirus pandemic, which yesterday totaled more than 400,000 deaths in the US, marked Trump’s last year in power and the election campaign, leading him to question the legitimacy of the results due to the massive early vote for avoid contagions. At 74, Trump will not return to New York, your home state and habitual residence....
    DONALD Trump issued a flurry of pardons in his final full day as President of the United States as he prepares to make way for his successor Joe Biden. The 45th President has handed out dozens of pardons to politicians, celebrities and law enforcement officials since he was voted into office in 2016. Here are just some of the people he has pardoned so far. 25President Trump has pardoned dozens of felonsCredit: Alamy Live News What is a pardon in government? The pardon power comes from the US Constitution and is one of the broadest available to a president. The nation’s founders saw the pardon power as a way to show mercy and serve the public good. A presidential pardon allows a person to be relieved of some or all of the legal consequences of their criminal sentencing. Pardons are typically given to people who have been prosecuted, and can...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh was not among the nearly 150 people President Donald Trump pardoned or commuted sentences for early Wednesday morning. Pugh asked outgoing President Donald Trump to commute her three-year sentence Trump did pardon former chief strategist Steve Bannon as well as 142 others, including rap stars and former members of Congress. The pardons and commutations were announced after midnight Wednesday in the final hours of Trump’s White House term. A full list of those who were granted clemency can be found on the White House’s website. 
    A Sunday report from The New York Times spotlights an alleged pay-for-pardon scheme in Donald Trump’s White House. According to the publication, Trump and his allies have collected at least tens of thousands of dollars from wealthy associates and felons who are seeking pardons. According to the more than three dozen lawyers and lobbyists interviewed by the publication, Trump’s pardoning increased after the president realized there is no path for him to overturn the results of the 2020 election. Among the people seeking pardons are Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht, a Manhattan socialite involved in a fraud scheme, and the son of a former Arkansas senator. “Mr. Trump’s former personal lawyer John M. Dowd has marketed himself to convicted felons as someone who could secure pardons because of his close relationship with the president, accepting tens of thousands of dollars from a wealthy felon and advising him and other potential...
    Amid the departure of several longtime confidants and friction with his longtime lawyer Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump has gotten back into regular contact with former advisor Steve Bannon. After suffering a rupture following Bannon's cooperation with Michael Wolff's blistering tell-all Fire and Fury, the two men are back in regular communication at a time when Trump has fought to overturn the election results, claimed massive election fraud, and forced out some advisors while watching others head for the door. Sources told Bloomberg Bannon has been counseling Trump on his effort to overturn the election results – a push that led to a failed legal effort that culminated Trump supporters rioting in the Capitol when Congress met last week to count the votes of the Electoral College. Former White House adviser Steve Bannon exits Manhattan federal court on Aug. 20, 2020, in New York. Bannon pleaded not guilty to...
    During an appearance on The New Abnormal podcast by The Daily Beast editors Molly Jong-Fast and Rick Wilson, Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, sounded the alarm on the president’s mental state in the wake of the storming of the Capitol on Wednesday. “I am certain that Donald Trump is psychotic right now,” he said. According to Cohen, Trump was planning a coup from day one and always wanted to stay in power indefinitely like Russian President Vladimir Putin, who he has long expressed admiration for. “Donald Trump would rather burn down the White House, then turn over the keys.” Cohen believes that the storming of Capitol hill was fueled by Trump and his supporters, who gathered at a rally nearby before the president ordered a march on the structure that quickly turned to riots. Although the disbarred lawyer admitted that he, too, enabled the president in the past,...
    DONALD Trump should “step down IMMEDIATELY like Richard Nixon”, says former Secretary of State Colin Powell after "disgusting" scenes at the Capitol riots.  Mr Powell has joined voices calling Trump to leave office with just 12 days before his presidency ends. Read our US Politics live blog for the latest news on Donald Trump 7Trump is facing mounting pressure to step down after the Capitol Hill riotsCredit: Getty Images - Getty 7Colin Powell has told Trump to resign immediately after 'disgusting' protestsCredit: AFP or licensors 7Colin Powell compared Trump to Nixon who resigned after the Watergate scandal in 1974Credit: AFP - Getty Impatient for Trump to leave straight away, Powell told Savannah Guthrie on TODAY: "Those who are suggesting impeachment or the 25th Amendment, that's time-consuming.   "I wish he would just do what Nixon did, and that's step down." Richard Nixon became the first president to resign in 1974 in the wake...
    Madison Summers January 8, 2021 0 Comments Former White House Communications Director Alyssa Farah is speaking out about the 2020 presidential election, bluntly saying President Donald Trump lied to the American people about it. Farah was asked directly if she will say that “Donald J. Trump lied to the American people,” to which she responded during Friday’s CNN “New Day” interview, “He did, on the election.” Following Election Day, Trump continued to push unsubstantiated claims of widespread voter fraud. “People around him, we know better,” she continued, adding, “We knew that it was a stunt to carry this on for days longer.” Farah, who resigned in December of 2020, commended Vice President Mike Pence for his actions this week as President-elect Joe Biden’s win was cemented. After expressing praise for the Trump administration’s accomplishments, Farah said she could not “influence outcomes when this runaway train of ‘the election...
    U.S. President Donald Trump gestures as he speaks during a rally to contest the certification of the 2020 U.S. presidential election results by the U.S. Congress, in Washington, U.S, January 6, 2021.Jim Bourg | Reuters As an insurrection continues on Capitol Hill led by supporters of Donald Trump, the outgoing Republican president tweeted while political leaders begged him to intervene in the violent riots on Wednesday. "I am asking for everyone at the U.S. Capitol to remain peaceful. No violence! Remember, WE are the Party of Law & Order – respect the Law and our great men and women in Blue. Thank you!" Trump tweeted. "Please support our Capitol Police and Law Enforcement. They are truly on the side of our Country. Stay peaceful!" One person is in critical condition after being shot at the U.S. Capitol and at least five people have been transported to the hospital, per D.C....
    Every living former defense secretary warned against using military involvement to resolve election disputes in an op-ed Sunday, saying that doing so ventures into “dangerous territory.” “American elections and the peaceful transfers of power that result are hallmarks of our democracy,” the group of 10 wrote in the piece published in The Washington Post. “[The Department of Defense] must also refrain from any political actions that undermine the results of the election or hinder the success of the new team.” The group includes Jim Mattis and Mark Esper, who both served in the Trump administration, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld, who first served in the post under former President Gerald Ford. Also included are former secretaries William Cohen, William Perry, Robert Gates, Leon Panetta, Chuck Hagel and Ashton Carter. “Our elections have occurred. Recounts and audits have been completed. Appropriate challenges have been addressed by the courts,” the op-ed said....