Joe Rogan says ‘morons’ had a ‘king’ in Donald Trump
Donald Trump has had a busy Saturday airing Truth Social grievances regarding his treatment since a large trove of classified material was recovered in the summer at Mar-a-Lago, his Palm Beach home.
The former president’s anger over the issue has been reignited after the discovery of a small number of classified documents from President Joe Biden’s time as vice president in his home and an office he once used.
Mr. Trump is particularly irked by his perception of the differences in the respective special counsel that Attorney General Merrick Garland has appointed to investigate the individual cases.
Robert Hur, who calls Mr Trump a “nice guy” who is friendly to Democrats, will oversee an investigation into Mr Biden’s case, while Jack Smith, whom he characterizes as a “rad left Trump who is crazy will look at his alleged transgressions.
Meanwhile, a judge has unsealed parts of a transcript of Mr Trump’s statement stemming from E Jean Carroll’s lawsuit against him.
In his testimony, he repeatedly denied allegations against him and claimed not to know the woman who accused him of raping her in the 1990s.
Rape prosecutor to Trump: ‘Are you ready?’
Alex Woodward reports on what was revealed by the partially unsealed transcripts of the former president’s taped statement in the E Jean Carroll case.
Oliver O’Connell15 January 2023 06:15
An unsealed statement from a rape case shows Trump repeatedly insulted his accuser
The former president described writer E Jean Carroll as a “lunatic” and dismissed claims that he assaulted her in the dressing room of a New York City luxury department store in the mid-1990s.
Oliver O’ConnellJanuary 15, 2023 4:15 AM
Trump loses legal bid to contradict E Jean Carroll
In a damning decision released Friday, U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan said Trump’s continued efforts to postpone the 2019 case were “futile” and “in bad faith.”
Bevan Hurley followed the case TBEN.
Oliver O’ConnellJanuary 15, 2023 3:15 AM
CNN compilation shows GOP hypocrisy of comments on Biden documents and Trump raid
A CNN supercut shows Republican politicians deeply concerned about classified documents found at Joe Biden’s property, but were notably less concerned when classified documents were found during the Mar-a-Lago raid. resort of Donald Trump.
Oliver O’ConnellJanuary 15, 2023 02:15
Trump boasted about Truth Social in the rape statement
The one-term president boasted about the number of users on his “hot” social media site he set up after being kicked off Twitter and Facebook in the recently unsealed statement.
Graeme Massie has the story.
Oliver O’ConnellJanuary 15, 2023 1:15 AM
Judge rejects Trump’s ‘absurd’ bid to dismiss rape case against E Jean Carroll
A judge has rejected an attempt by Donald Trump to have a sexual assault suit brought by E. Jean Carroll.
Ms Carroll accused the former president in 2019 of raping her in a New York department store in the mid-1990s. She filed suit last year after New York enacted the Adult Survivors Act (ASA), which allows victims of sexual assault to sue for decades-old crimes.
Mr Trump had asked for the sexual assault suit accusing him of assault and defamation to be dropped, claiming he had been denied a fair trial.
On Friday, Judge Lewis Kaplan said in a decision denying the motion that Mr Trump’s argument was “absurd”.
Bevan Hurley submitted this report.
Oliver O’Connell15 January 2023 00:15
For better or worse, Buttigieg is in the spotlight
The country’s transportation secretary usually holds one of the most public positions in a presidential administration. A core aspect of the cabinet’s job is to travel the country, handing out millions of government dollars and attending ribbon-cutting ceremonies for new bridges and viaducts and ports.
Even by those standards, Pete Buttigieg has spent an inordinate amount of time in the national spotlight delivering the generosity of major infrastructure and domestic spending bills. But at the same time, the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee and former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has also been the public face of a series of transportation-related crises, all amid steady speculation about his future political prospects.
Oliver O’ConnellJanuary 14, 2023 11:15 PM
Analysis: It is Trump, not Biden, who is more threatened by a new special counsel investigation
The appointment of a new special counsel to investigate Joe Biden is actually bad news for Donald Trump, Justice Department veterans say Andrew Feinberg.
Oliver O’ConnellJanuary 14, 2023 10:15 PM
Trump reposts creepy image of Adam Schiff on Truth Social
Scary stuff on the former president’s Truth Social account.
Oliver O’ConnellJanuary 14, 2023 10:06 PM
Analysis: Why Republicans Don’t All React The Way You Think To Biden’s Secret Documents
TBENs Erik Garcia writes:
When news broke this week that classified documents had been discovered in President Joe Biden’s former office, dating back to his time as Vice President in the Obama administration, it seemed as though Republicans were getting a belated Christmas present.
After all, they had spent months fighting on the defensive on behalf of Donald Trump, who was found with hundreds of classified documents of his own from his time as president.
But the Republican majority in the new House is split on how to respond to the issue after Mr. Biden’s personal attorneys announced they had discovered more classified documents in the garage of his Delaware home.
Oliver O’ConnellJanuary 14, 2023 9:40 PM