Trump opens the 2024 run and says he is “more committed” than ever
Donald Trump now faces yet another criminal investigation, this time by the Manhattan District Attorney.
The New York Times broke the story of the agency’s ongoing grand jury investigation into Mr. Trump’s 2016 silent payment, through former attorney Michael Cohen, to adult film star Stormy Daniels. The agency will present evidence to a grand jury in the coming days and will soon decide whether to prosecute Trump or others.
The former president allegedly paid Ms Daniels in 2016 to prevent her from spreading claims about an affair between the two. Mr. Trump denies this; Ms. Daniels and the ex-president’s former “fixer,” Mr. Cohen, don’t.
Meanwhile, some of Mr. Trump’s Republican rivals past and present are turning their guns on him and his chances of winning the 2024 general election.
His former UN ambassador, Nikki Haley, said on UKTN News this weekend that it was time for a “young generation” to step up and take the reins.
Trump kicks off campaign with low-key events
Donald Trump got on the campaign trail Saturday for the first time since announcing his 2024 White House nomination.
At an event in New Hampshire before leaving for South Carolina, he said, “I’m angrier and more committed now than I’ve ever been before”.
At Columbia, the former president railed against transgender rights and the teaching of critical race theories, a once-obscure academic concept that has led to protests from school administrators and classroom bans in some states.
“We’re going to stop the left-wing radical racists and perverts trying to indoctrinate our youth, and we’re going to take their Marxist hands off our kids,” Trump said.
“We are going to defeat the cult of gender ideology and reaffirm that God created two genders: men and women. We are not going to allow men to play women’s sports.”
Shweta SharmaJanuary 30, 2023 06:28
Biden and McCarthy discuss debt limit during White House talks
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy says he looks forward to talking to President Joe Biden about a “reasonable and responsible way we can lift the debt ceiling” when the two meet Wednesday for their first meeting at the White House since Mr. McCarthy was elected. to the mail.
Mr McCarthy said he wants to tackle austerity along with raising the debt limit, even though the White House has ruled out linking the two issues as the government tries to avoid a potentially devastating financial bankruptcy.
The speaker promised that cuts to Social Security and Medicare would be off the table.
“I know the president said he didn’t want to have a discussion (about budget cuts), but I think it’s very important that our entire government is designed to compromise,” McCarthy told UKTN’ “Face the Nation.”
“I want to sit down together, work out an agreement so we can move forward to put us on a path to balance while not putting any of our debt at risk.”
John BowdenJanuary 31, 2023 3:45 AM
This Republican single mom wants the GOP to stop “a**holes to women.” What is she going to do about it?
Nancy Mace is one of the most interesting members of the Republican Party in the House.
After surviving a Trump-backed challenge to her re-election last year, the South Carolina representative returns to Washington as one of the party’s most outspoken members on gender issues and even its embrace of far-right conspiracies.
She sat down with The Independents Erik Garcia for an exclusive interview about her style of politics and new home in the slim majority of the GOP.
John BowdenJanuary 31, 2023 02:45
Chuck Todd has a fiery exchange with Jim Jordan about difference between Biden and Trump documents
NBC’s Chuck Todd struck up a conversation with Rep. Jim Jordan over the weekend when the Ohio Republican stopped by the Meet the Press studio to discuss the federal government’s responses to Donald Trump and Joe Biden’s holding of classified material, respectively, in their residences and, in Mr. Biden’s case, a DC-based think tank.
The new House Judiciary Committee chairman urged Mr. Todd that there was a difference in the way the two men were being treated – unfairly – thanks to what he claimed was an alleged politicization of the Justice Department.
But Todd wasn’t into it, saying the two situations weren’t comparable because the former president had failed to comply with a Justice Department subpoena for the classified materials.
Watch their exchange below:
John BowdenJanuary 31, 2023 1:45 AM
Trump slams female UKTN News host for ‘raspy voice’ and ‘nervous’ presentation
Donald Trump gave an unsolicited review of the UKTN News show The five in which he labeled co-host Jessica Tarlov as “absolutely awful” and called her voice “raspy and unbearable”.
A former Democratic pollster, Tarlov is one of the liberal voices on the show and was named co-host in 2021.
“I really love The Five on UKTN News, especially the hosts, with the exception of crazy Jessica Tarlov, who is absolutely awful,” the one-term president wrote on his Truth Social platform.
“Her facts are knowingly wrong, her twitchy presentation is atrocious and, forgive me, her VOICE is grating and unbearable.”
John Bowden31 January 2023 00:45
Trump rips Manhattan DA over Stormy Daniels case
Donald Trump has responded to news that Manhattan district attorney Alvin Bragg has assembled a grand jury as he considers indicting Mr Trump over the 2016 silent payment to adult movie star Stormy Daniels.
He fired back with one of his signature Truth Social diatribes, writing, “With homicides and violent crime surfacing like never before in New York City, the radical left Manhattan District Attorney, Alvin Bragg, just leaked to the Fake News Media that they are still going after the stormy “Horseface” Daniels Bull….!”
“Working closely with the Weaponized Justice Department, this is a continuation of the greatest witch hunt of all time,” he added. “They missed the statute of limitations a long time ago, and I recently won big money against “Stormy” in the 9th circuit – NEVER HAD A CASE. This is old news!”
John Bowden31 January 2023 00:00
Arizona Republicans elect former Trump official to lead party
Arizona Republicans chose former state treasurer and Donald Trump aide Jeff DeWit as the party’s next chairman.
DeWit replaces fiery Trump ally Kelli Ward, who aided the former president in his efforts to reverse his 2020 election loss and has been an outspoken advocate of his false claim that the election results were fraudulent.
She broke with precedent in last year’s primary and openly promoted a string of election deniers who lost the November general election.
“I’m going to work for you and we’re going to unite,” Mr. DeWit said after his victory. “And we’re going back to beating the Democrats and winning elections.”
John BowdenJanuary 30, 2023 11:15 PM
Investigation of classified documents puts Biden think tank in the spotlight
As Joe Biden pondered his next move in 2017 after decades in government, he considered a familiar path: creating a Washington-based think tank that would focus on international affairs and diplomacy. It turned out to be easy to sell and also lucrative.
Soft landings in the capital are common for officials with resumes like Mr. Biden’s, and the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement was born, with an expansive view of the Capitol.
The former vice president brought trusted personnel and boxes of files. Now a small batch of those files are at the center of the controversy, as some were classified documents that Mr Biden had no right to keep.
John BowdenJanuary 30, 2023 10:30 PM
Trump vows to build ‘impenetrable dome’ to protect US from missile attacks
Donald Trump has claimed he would resolve the war in Ukraine “in 24 hours” and build an “impenetrable dome” over the US to protect against missile strikes, in a new video posted to social media.
“World War III would be a catastrophe like no other. This would make World War I and World War II look like very small battles,” he said, adding that countries used the word “nuclear” because they have “no respect” for US leadership.
Trump vows to build an “impenetrable dome” to protect the US from missile attacks
Donald Trump has claimed he would resolve the war in Ukraine “in 24 hours” and build an “impenetrable dome” over the US to protect against missile strikes, in a new video posted to social media. “World War III would be a catastrophe like no other. This would make World War I and World War II look like very small battles,” he said, adding that countries used the word “nuclear” because they have “no respect” for US leadership. Click here to sign up for our newsletters.
John BowdenJanuary 30, 2023 9:45 PM
Trump used the Freedom of Information Act request to delay the IRS release of his taxes
Former President Donald Trump flooded the Internal Revenue Service with a barrage of Freedom of Information Act information requests designed to shed light on any internal deliberations officials were having as they considered turning over his tax records to the House Ways and Means Committee.
The former president claimed he was audited by the agency for years and resisted calls for his financial records to be made public until the alleged audit was completed. It never did.
John BowdenJanuary 30, 2023 9:04 PM