Biden roasts Trump’s “plague” at the White House correspondents dinner
Donald Trump has settled a lengthy lawsuit filed by the DC Attorney General over funding its 2017 grand opening, specifically focused on the Trump International Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue.
In a declaration, Trump said he solved the case “without any admission of responsibility or fault” and expressed the news in the context of a violent crime, essentially saying he was giving the capital’s law enforcement a break. The deal is reportedly worth around $ 750,000.
Meanwhile, the president has also sometimes joined with other Republicans in denouncing the leak of the overturning of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s draft opinion. Eggs against Wade in a case that has yet to be formally decided.
Trump today told a right-wing radio show that the leak was “a terrible thing”, calling it “humiliating and not good.” With the prospect of an end to highly unpopular legal abortion across the country, many Republicans and right-wing commentators are already focusing their attention on releasing the draft.
Hillary Clinton on Alito’s opinion of Roe
ICIMI: Hillary Clinton, whose defeat paved the way for Donald Trump to appoint three anti-abortion Supreme Court justices, voiced her opinion on Judge Samuel Alito’s leaked draft opinion that she would actually overturn Eggs against Wade:
Graeme MassieMay 4, 2022 4:00 am
ICYMI: Grand jury selection in Georgia’s Trump case
ICIMI: Authorities in Fulton County, Georgia, began the grand jurors’ urging process yesterday in a case examining whether Donald Trump had illegally attempted to influence the outcome of the 2020 election by lobbying state officials to “find” votes. enough to turn Trump’s path upside down.
The case is one of the most serious legal threats to Trump’s political future and is based on a recorded phone call in January 2021 in which the then president told Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger: “I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one in. more than us “.
Trump continues to insist that Georgia was stolen from him via organized fraud, but has produced no evidence to support his claims. Multiple reviews of the votes of the state did not reveal any irregularities that could have affected the result.
Graeme MassieMay 4, 2022 03:13 am
Trump holds three-hour meeting with ‘Speaker McCarthy’
Donald Trumpo held a three-hour meeting with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, during which he repeatedly referred to him as “speaker McCarthy,” according to The New York Times.
The meeting was scheduled before tapes were released in which McCarthy could be heard vilifying the president for a term and considering whether he had been asked to step down after the January 6 attack on the United States Capitol.
Graeme MassieMay 4, 2022 2:01 am
Report: Anti-Trump Gov Governor Leaves Swear Word
ICIMI: According to Wall Street newspaperMaryland Governor Larry Hogan, who is one of the few nationally known Republicans to vehemently oppose Donald Trump, prepares to deliver a speech today in which he will issue a full-throated warning to his party about the dangers of yoking himself to the former president.
It has been speculated that Hogan could run for president in 202, but it’s unclear what you think of the merits of joining a camp that should be dominated if not completely wiped out by a Trump return.
Graeme MassieMay 4, 2022, 01:08 am
What you will find on Truth Social, Trump’s social platform for “free expression”
ICIMI: After the richest person in the world Elon Musk announced a $ 44 billion Twitter purchase deal, another social media platform topped the Apple App Store rankings.
Truth Social, former President Donald Trump’s platform to “oppose the tyranny of Big Tech”, as he described it, is the highest profile among the most recent platforms to be launched as a direct challenge to traditional platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, seen by right-wing figures and users as too restrictive or conspiratorial to remove their views after being expelled for breaking Covid-19 rules on disinformation, violence and harassment.
Alex Woodward has the details.
Graeme MassieMay 4, 2022 12:15 am
GOP Senate candidate shakes off Trump who messed up his name
JD Vance isn’t taking this personally after Donald Trump flaunts his name in front of thousands of his fans.
The Ohio Senate candidate was questioned by Robert Costa for CBS News Monday after the former president joked at a rally in Nebraska that he supported a candidate named “JD Mandel” in the race.
The flub was a reference to Trump’s announcement of support for JD Vance, the breed’s new leader (according to recent polls), but he combined Vance’s name with that of his closest opponent, Josh Mandel. Even more embarrassing, Mr. Mandel was known for seeking Trump’s approval with the same fervor with which he was Ellegia Hillbilly author JD Vance did as the two launched their deals last year.
John Bowden has the story.
Graeme MassieMay 3, 2022 11:04 pm
Trump solves the cause of the inauguration hotel
The Trump International Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue has been a center of controversy ever since Donald Trump won the presidency, with important questions about whether hosting foreign and business delegations could violate laws intended to prevent the president from profiting from his office.
There have also long been claims that the Trump Organization overcharged the inauguration committee for the use of the hotel facilities, but now a lengthy lawsuit filed by the DC Attorney General has been settled for $ 750,000, with Mr. Trump insisting the payment is made “without any admission of liability or fault”.
Andrew NaughtieMay 3, 2022 9:30 pm
Trump enraged by the advent of the Georgia grand jury
Fulton County, Georgia District Attorney has convened a grand jury to hear evidence that Donald Trump illegally interfered with the 2020 election outcome by lobbying Georgia officials to “find” enough votes to overturn the state. . He was overheard doing this during a phone call with Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger which was taped and leaked.
The former president’s mood on the case is not good today.
“A ‘special’ grand jury has been convened to get Trump to discuss a ‘PERFECT’ phone call that was made by me, as president, directly from the White House and with many lawyers and other people knowingly on the call, and with my guess that the call was being taped, ”he wrote.
“As president, I am the head of law enforcement in the United States. The election was rigged and stolen!”
Andrew NaughtieMay 3, 2022 8:30 pm
Report: Trump sits down with McCarthy
The New York TimesMaggie Haberman reports that Donald Trump had a meeting yesterday with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who recently denied having said in January 2021 that the then president should have resigned during the January 6 uprising. Audio of him saying precisely that he was released a few hours after he was denied.
However, it quickly became clear that despite another damaging recording surfaced later, most of the House Republican caucus are not in the mood to bring McCarthy down. There are also reports that Trump responded well to the tapes, deciding that they proved McCarthy had caved.
Andrew NaughtieMay 3, 2022 7:30 pm
Trump on Roe v Wade leak: “humiliating and not good”
Donald Trump has joined the chorus of Republicans in expressing anger over the leak of an overturned Supreme Court draft opinion Eggs against Wade:
The prospect of ending access to legal abortion is highly unpopular across the country to the point that a decision to overturn egg and the next Casey public opinion could provoke a strong backlash against conservatives.
Andrew NaughtieMay 3, 2022 6:30 pm