Fox News host says Trump must ‘learn to lose’
Lawyers for former president Donald Trump and the Trump Organization asked a federal judge to bar New York State Attorney General Letitia James’ office from investigating them or order her to recuse herself from any investigation into the real estate company.
The twice-impeached ex-president sued Ms James last month in hopes of stopping a long-running probe into whether he or his company violated New York tax laws.
The lawsuit, filed in the US District Court for the Northern District of New York, claims Ms James’ efforts “are in no way connected to legitimate law enforcement goals, but rather, are merely a thinly-veiled effort to publicly malign Trump and his associates”.
Meanwhile the one-term president’s middle son, Eric Trump, lashed out at Ms James, claiming that her probe was unconstitutional.
The younger trump made the incorrect statements during an appearance on Sean Hannity’s show on Fox News in which he claimed Ms James’s investigation into whether his family business violated New York tax laws is meant to keep his father from running for president in 2024 and amounts to “effectively handing” that election to President Joe Biden.
Meanwhile, US Senator Mike Rounds of South Dakota has said he stands by his comments that Mr Trump lost the 2020 election, after Trump called his fellow Republican a “jerk” for his comments.
Mr Rounds said he was “disappointed but not surprised” by Mr Trump’s attack.
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Mary Trump’s lawyers defend fraud lawsuit against Donald Trump and aunt at court hearing
A New York state judge appeared sceptical of arguments made by lawyers for Donald Trump and his sister Maryanne Trump Barry in a bid to dismiss their niece Mary Trump’s lawsuit seeking damages and compensation for allegedly defrauding her out of millions of dollars in real estate interests from her late grandfather’s estate.
Andrew Feinberg has the story.
Graeme Massie11 January 2022 22:51
Capitol riot committee subpoenas ex-Trump speechwriter and Donald Trump Jr advisers
The House select committee investigating the 6 January insurrection has issued subpoenas for documents and testimony from two associates of Donald Trump Jr and a former White House speechwriter who reportedly helped draft former president Donald Trump’s speech on the day of the worst attack on the Capitol since 1814.
Andrew Feinberg has the story.
Graeme Massie11 January 2022 22:21
Biden takes shot at Trump over voting rights
Joe Biden and vice president Kamala Harris gave a voting rights speech in Atlanta, Georgia, and slammed Republicans for blocking legislation to secure democracy.
“The goal of the former president and his allies is to disenfranchise anyone who votes against them. That is the kind of power you see in a totalitarian state – not in a democracy. Today, we call on Congress to act to defend your right to vote – and our democracy,” said Mr Biden on twitter.
Graeme Massie11 January 2022 21:49
Mary Trump interview: From 2024 predictions to Donald’s psychological deterioration
Mary Trump, a former graduate instructor who has taught courses in trauma, psychopathology and developmental psychology and holds a PhD in clinical psychology, speaks to Andrew Feinberg.
Graeme Massie11 January 2022 19:46
Trump attorneys cite immunity, want Jan. 6 lawsuits tossed
Attorneys for former President Donald Trump and his associates argued Monday that incendiary statements by Trump and others last Jan. 6 prior to the Capitol riot were protected speech and in line with their official duties.
Graeme Massie11 January 2022 19:28
NC voters try to get Madison Cawthorn banned from re-election run
The group filed the legal challenge on Monday and cited the pro-Trump congressman’s participation in the rally prior to the deadly January 6 Capitol riot.
If successful, the challenge filed to the North Carolina State Board of Elections, would bar him from seeking a second term in office.
The group argues that Mr Cawthorn violated the constitution’s 14th Amendment, which states that no person, “who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress … shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion.”
The challenge also states that Mr Cawthorn or his staff were “in close contact with rally organizers.”
Graeme Massie11 January 2022 19:09
Trump’s Arizona rally features long list of election deniers
The one-term president’s Arizona rally on Saturday will feature a long list of election deniers, including Kari Lake, who Mr Trump has endorsed for governor and who says she would not have certified Joe Biden’s victory if she had been in office.
Also taking part are Arizona Representatives, Paul Gosar, Andy Biggs and Debbie Lesko, who who all objected to the certification of Mr Biden’s victory on January 6.
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, who says he has spent $25m trying to overturn Mr Trump’s defeat is also expected to attend.
Graeme Massie11 January 2022 18:50
Rounds dismisses Trump criticism for saying he lost election
US Senator Mike Rounds of South Dakota has said he stands by his statement that former President Donald Trump lost the 2020 election, after Trump called his fellow Republican a “jerk” for his comments.
Graeme Massie11 January 2022 18:28
Eric Trump falsely claims NY AG lawsuit violates constitution
Donald Trump’s son told Fox News that Letitia James was the “most unethical prosecutor in the history of the United States” while saying the NY AG’s probe into his father’s company was unconstitutional.
Graeme Massie11 January 2022 18:12
Eric Trump lashes out at New York’s top prosecutor in unhinged Fox News rant
Trump Organization Executive Vice President Eric Trump lashed out at New York Attorney General Letitia James’s probe into his family’s eponymous business, claiming that it is unconstitutional for her office to file lawsuits against his father, twice-impeached former President Donald Trump.
Andrew Feinberg has more.
Graeme Massie11 January 2022 17:55