Trump calls Jan 6 a ‘beautiful day’ during CNN town hall

Author E Jean Carroll is amending her remaining defamation lawsuit against Donald Trump to include the derogatory emarks made by the former president at a CNN town hall.

Roberta Kaplan filed a proposed update to the $10m Manhattan civil court complaint on Monday to include comments made by Mr Trump after he was found liable for the sexual assault and defamation of Ms Carroll by jury trial in New York.

Meanwhile, Mr Trump’s media company has filed a $3.78bn lawsuit against The Washington Post over alleged defamation regarding his social media platform Truth Social. The suit claims the paper had been on a “years-long crusade” to undermine Trump Media, which was founded in February 2021.

A top attorney to Mr Trump is leaving his legal defence effort, and blaming the former president’s top aide Boris Epshteyn for supposedly being dishonest and unforthcoming in his work to assist lawyers with his defence against an investigation into whether he retained classified documents illegally.


Prosecutor suggests any indictments in Trump election investigation would likely come in August

The Georgia prosecutor investigating whether former president Donald Trump and his allies broke the law while trying to overturn his 2020 election in Georgia is seemingly hinting that any grand jury indictments in the case would likely come in August.

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis sent a letter on Thursday to other Fulton County judges indicating that she plans to have much of her staff work remotely during the first three weeks of August.

In the letter, Ms Willis asked that judges not schedule trials and in-person hearings during part of that time.

“Thank you for your consideration and assistance in keeping the Fulton County Judicial Complex safe during this time,” Willis wrote in the letter, first reported by The New York Times.

The Georgia investigation is one of several that threatens his campaign for 2024 president.

Shweta Sharma23 May 2023 06:15


Hillary Clinton says ‘people have the right to consider Biden’s age’

Former first lady Hillary Clinton said that Joe Biden has a “good record” as president but the “people still have the right to consider” his age as he is running for another term in office.

She was asked about the moment when Mr Biden almost tripped while walking down the stairs during the G7 summit meeting in Hiroshima, Japan.

“Well, I mean, it’s a concern for anyone. And we’ve had presidents who’ve fallen before who are a lot younger, and people didn’t go into heart palpitations,” Ms Clinton said at the Financial Times Weekend Festival in Washington.

“But his age is an issue. And people have every right to consider it.”

“And I am of the camp that I think he’s determined to run. He has a good record that three years ago people would not have predicted would have gotten done,” Ms Clinton added.

Shweta Sharma23 May 2023 05:30


Tim Scott launches 2024 bid for Republican nomination

Sen Tim Scott (R – South Carolina), the sole Black Republican in the United States Senate, announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for president, joining a crowded field.

Oliver O’Connell23 May 2023 04:45


Trump v DeSantis: A timeline of their growing rivalry

During his own tenure in the White House in 2018, Mr Trump loudly cheered Mr DeSantis’s bid for the governor’s mansion, throwing his weight behind the former congressman and appearing at rallies to stump for him, playing an important role in the candidate’s narrow defeat of Democratic rival and Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum.

Since then, however, a great deal of water has passed beneath the bridge and the two men are now increasingly antagonistic towards each other.

Oliver O’Connell23 May 2023 03:15


Trump Media files $3.78bn defamation lawsuit against Washington Post

The lawsuit, filed by Trump Media & Technology Group Corp (TMTG) in Florida’s Sarasota County, claims that a 13 May article that alleged the company may have committed securities fraud was false and defamatory, and posed an “existential threat”.

Oliver O’Connell23 May 2023 02:15


From Trump to Tyson: The powerful men finally being held to account by sexual assault accusers

An ex-president, a disgraced comedian, a world heavyweight boxing champion, a deceased music mogul and a former New York City mayor.

In the six months since New York passed the Adult Survivors Act, which removed the statute of limitations for certain sexual misconduct, powerful men from the worlds of politics, business, entertainment and sport have had to answer their accusers in civil court.

Oliver O’Connell23 May 2023 01:15


Donald Trump supporter gets former president’s signature tattooed on arm

Donald Trump has shared a video of a fan getting his signature tattooed after the former president signed his bicep. In footage posted to Instagram, the supporter had the writing inked next to an existing artwork that appears to be Mr Trump dressed as a boxer. Mr Trump appears to have signed the fan’s arm using permanent market, leading to a thick-lined tattoo that some social media users were confused by. “I [couldn’t] tell it is his signature if I hadn’t seen him signing arm,” one Instagram user said. Click here to sign up for our newsletters.

Oliver O’Connell23 May 2023 00:15


Trump bashes DeSantis as he shares surprisingly positive response to Tim Scott

Gustaf Kilander reports from Washington, DC.

Oliver O’Connell22 May 2023 23:15


E Jean Carroll moves to amend defamation case against Trump

E Jean Carroll has moved to amend her remaining defamation lawsuit against Donald Trump to include his statement during his CNN town hall, the day after the verdict in the first defamation case.

Bevan Hurley has the full story.

Oliver O’Connell22 May 2023 22:20


From South Carolina allies to 2024 rivals: Haley v Scott

As the GOP field begins to take shape, the Haley-Scott faceoff is putting some of their mutual supporters in the critical early voting state of South Carolina in a conundrum as they weigh which candidate to support.

Oliver O’Connell22 May 2023 22:15

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