Charges against Donald Trump – breaking news
Mr Trump and 18 of his allies were indicted last Monday for allegedly running a criminal enterprise to thwart Georgia’s 2020 presidential election. August 25 was set as the deadline for their handover.
The former president has also confirmed that he will skip the upcoming GOP presidency primary debate scheduled for Wednesday.
“The public knows who I am and what a successful presidency I’ve had,” Trump wrote on his social media page. “I WILL THEREFORE NOT HOST THE DEBATE!” His spokesman did not initially say whether he intends to boycott every primary debate or just those already scheduled.
Mr Trump had discussed a number of options for counter-programming the debate, including attending an interview with the former Fox News anchor Tucker Carlsonwho hosted a show on X, the website formerly known as Twitter.
According to the New York Times The interview broadcast on Wednesday has already been recorded.
Voices: Trump wants Fox to stop using ‘big orange’ photos of him It’s about more than vanity
“They intentionally show the absolute worst pictures of me,” the former president truthed, presumably while branded ketchup dripped from the walls around him, “especially the big ‘orange’ one with the chin pulled back.”
Like most people, my first reaction to Donald Trump’s rant was incredulity: Does he think good pictures of him exist?
Oliver O’ConnellAug 21, 2023 10:15 p.m
Trumpworld is looking for blood after Ron DeSantis commented on ‘listless vessels’
“Basket of the Deplorable”, meet the “Listless Vessels” of Maga.
Donald Trump’s recent bid for the Republican presidential nomination – which will end in exactly the same way with his nomination so far – gave the American electorate another taste of nostalgia for the 2016 race.
Speaking to a right-wing Florida news outlet, Gov. Ron DeSantis, who sits firmly in second place behind Mr. Trump in polls for the 2024 GOP nominee, made one of his first real flips at Trumpworld.
Oliver O’ConnellAug 21, 2023 9:50 p.m
Will Trump be fined for attacking judges?
In a normal criminal trial, the accused does not speak to the public at all and does not speak openly about the trial at all. If anyone says anything publicly, it’s the attorney. In a normal criminal trial, the defendant certainly does not appear to be attempting to publicly threaten or influence the attorneys, witnesses, prosecutors, and judges at the center of a case. And if a defendant in a normal criminal proceeding takes the extremely unwise step of making such a threat, they could face a prison sentence for contempt of court or, worse, additional criminal charges.
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Oliver O’ConnellAug 21, 2023 9:40 p.m
Full article: Trump posted $200,000 bail in Georgia
Andrew Feinberg has the details.
Oliver O’ConnellAug 21, 2023 9:18 p.m
Trump has been ordered by Fulton County not to make “direct or indirect threats against the community.”
“The defendant shall not make any direct or indirect threat of any kind against the community or any property in the community; This includes, but is not limited to, posting on social media or reposting someone else’s post on social media.
Oliver O’ConnellAug 21, 2023 9:11 p.m
What is the Net Worth of Each Republican Presidential Candidate?
Ahead of Wednesday’s showdown, here’s a guide to the contestants’ personal fortunes, along with a brief rundown of how they made their fortunes.
Oliver O’ConnellAug 21, 2023 9:10 p.m
Trump’s legal team agrees to bail for $200,000 with Fulton County prosecutor
CNN reports that former President Donald Trump agreed to $200,000 bail and other release terms after his attorneys met with the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office Monday.
Mr Trump and several co-defendants in the broader Georgia crime case were expected to negotiate the terms of their bail with prosecutors today.
Oliver O’ConnellAug 21, 2023 8:59 p.m
DeSantis appears nervous before the debate in a viral video
Graig Graziosi has the story.
Oliver O’ConnellAug 21, 2023 8:50 p.m
Swing State Wisconsin in the spotlight ahead of the GOP debate
When Republican presidential candidates convene in Milwaukee on Wednesday for their first debate, not only will they be in the spotlight, but so will they WisconsinThe country’s role as one of the shrinking handful of true battleground states.
Oliver O’ConnellAug 21, 2023 8:30 p.m
Abortion Rights: What the GOP Candidates Said
The issue of abortion rights in the United States is occupying the minds of Republican presidential candidates in 2024 as they prepare to kick-start their campaign.
Ever since the Supreme Court overturned the landmark case Roe vs Wade (1973) last summer, abortion has become a major concern for many voters.
Ariana Baio examines what each of the Republican presidential candidates said about abortion rights.
Oliver O’ConnellAug 21, 2023 8:10 p.m