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.
Nevertheless, Trump was annoyed by the selection of special counsel
Saturday is for complaining about legal woes for a former president…
Oliver O’ConnellJanuary 14, 2023 9:00 PM
ICYMI: DoJ enters into political battle with two special counsels
In appointing special counsel to investigate the presence of classified documents in President Joe Biden’s home and former office in Delaware, Attorney General Merrick Garland described the appointment as underlining the Justice Department’s commitment to independence and justice. accountability in particularly sensitive investigations.
If those words sounded familiar, they should.
Garland used identical wording in November when naming another special counsel for another politically explosive investigation into several classified documents for another political figure — this time into the holding of top-secret documents at former President Donald Trump’s Florida estate, Mar-a-Lago.
Oliver O’ConnellJanuary 14, 2023 8:30 PM
Don Jr mocks paying taxes after being fined for tax fraud
The former president’s eldest son appeared to mock the idea of paying taxes in a meme posted to his Instagram page after his father’s eponymous company was fined $1.6 million following a conviction stemming from years of tax evasion .
Alex Woodward has the story.
Oliver O’ConnellJanuary 14, 2023 8:00 PM
Trump Organization fined $1.6 million for years of tax fraud
Donald Trump’s eponymous company has been fined $1.6 million after a New York City jury found two Trump Organization subsidiaries on charges stemming from what prosecutors described as a years-long plan to avoid paying payroll taxes by compensating top executives with generous tax-free benefits.
The December verdict on 17 felonies followed an indictment filed last year against the Trump Corporation, the Trump Payroll Corporation and longtime Trump Organization finance director Allen Weisselberg, who was sentenced this week to five months in prison.
Andrew Feinberg has the details.
Oliver O’ConnellJanuary 14, 2023 7:30 PM
In pictures: what happened on the opening day of the Proud Boys sedition trial?
TBENs Graig Graziosi filed this report from the E Barret Prettyman Courthouse in Washington, DC.
Oliver O’ConnellJanuary 14, 2023 7:15 PM
Kellyanne Conway has Trump warning: Don’t repeat ‘disastrous mistakes’
“Any repetition by the 2024 Trump campaign of the disastrous errors in personnel, strategy and tactics of the 2020 Trump campaign could lead to the same outcome in 2020,” the former White House adviser wrote in an op-ed for The New York Times.
Gustav Kilander in Washington, DC, has the story.
Oliver O’ConnellJanuary 14, 2023 6:57 PM
Truth Social is “hot,” Trump says during rape allegation
Graeme Massie has the story.
Oliver O’ConnellJanuary 14, 2023 6:30 PM
Lawyer Responds to Trump’s Threats to Charge Rape Prosecutor During Impeachment: ‘Are You Ready?’
Donald Trump threatened to sue the attorney representing the woman who accused him of raping her in a department store in the 1990s while testifying in a federal lawsuit accusing him of defamation, according to an unsealed transcript of his interview in the business.
The former president responded with his trademark bravado. Alex Woodward reports.
Oliver O’ConnellJanuary 14, 2023 6:00 PM
Former president thinks: what happened to respect for lawyers?
Would most lawyers even agree with the opening statement of former President Donald Trump’s latest scree on Truth Social that their profession is revered?
He begins: “Until now I always thought that lawyers had a very special and respected place in our country, but not anymore!”
What do people think of lawyers?
If you just take the past ten years, lawyers have held fairly steady at between 18 and 22 percent. The profession has even improved its prestige in the period since Mr Trump was elected.
For complete transparency, both TV and newspaper reporters have lost a lot of prestige over the Gallup period of polling on this topic, but I digress…
Oliver O’ConnellJanuary 14, 2023 5:45 PM
Trump claims “radical left thugs have declared ‘open season’ on lawyers.”
Another three pages of Donald Trump’s Truth Social posts find a new angle to his legal grievances, claiming there is an “open season” attack on lawyers by the left.
“Page 1: Until now I always thought that lawyers had a very special and respected place in our country, but not anymore!” he begins.
“It all started with the lawyer from hell, Michael Cohen, whose office was viciously raided one morning by the Fake Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and whose files, and just about everything else, were taken from him in a case which had nothing to do with me. Not long after, and being very brave, he yelled, I represent President Trump, I’ll tell you everything, but please leave me alone!”
On “Page 2” he continues: “Since then, the open season has been about lawyers, their files and their lives. They are being attacked by the radical leftist thugs at a level never seen before in our country. Look what they did to Rudy Giuliani, who turned out to be right about so many things, including the Laptop From Hell. So do so many others, all to try and “get Trump” simply because of Trump Derangement Syndrome. These Marxist maniacs are unduly pressuring City & State prosecutors to do what they failed to do in Washington…”
In his third post, he descends into a full-on all-caps diatribe, building to a campaign rally-style crescendo: “THIS HAS BEEN GOING AGAINST ME FOR YEARS. THE FBI & THE DEPARTMENT OF TORT ARE CRACKED, CORRUPT AND BROKEN (just look at the insane radical left accuser they gave me but not Hopeless Joe, Twitter files and the REDUCED 2020 presidential election, the Russia, Russia, Russia HOAX , & the rest!). OUR COUNTRY IS IN SERIOUS PROBLEMS, NO BORDERS, NO CHOOSE ID, NO ENERGY INDEPENDENCE. THE REPUBLICAN PARTY HAS NOT BEEN SMART & Tough BUT MAYBE THEY WILL BE NOW. SUCCESS AMERICA!!!
Oliver O’ConnellJanuary 14, 2023 5:30 PM