Trump claims the Georgia prosecutor had an affair with a gang member
Special Counsel Jack Smith’s office has asked the District of Columbia judge overseeing the 2020 election subversion case against former President Donald Trump to stay the trial of the twice-indicted and three-times indicted ex-president for a period of four to four months six weeks from January 2nd year.
In a three-page filing authored by Deputy Special Counsel Molly Gaston and Thomas Windom, the Special Counsel’s Office said their proposed schedule would give Mr. Trump and his defense team ample time to prepare a case and review the evidence to which the Government stand ready to surrender as part of the preliminary investigation and to process all pre-trial matters, such as the change of venue request announced by Mr. Trump.
Meanwhile, the Fulton County District Attorney issued a memorandum to her office’s staff denouncing a new lie Mr. Trump and his allies had spread about them, while directing them not to speak publicly on the matter.
Fani Willis released the memo after Trump’s campaign team began running a commercial in the state that falsely suggested she had had an extramarital affair with a rapper who was under investigation for extortion.
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gustaf KilanderAug 10, 2023 7:45 p.m
Special Counsel proposes trying Trump on Jan. 2 for his attempt to overturn the 2020 election
Special Counsel Jack Smith’s office has asked the District of Columbia judge overseeing the 2020 election subversion case against former President Donald Trump to stay the trial of the twice-indicted and three-times indicted ex-president for a period of four to four months six weeks from January 2nd next year .
In a three-page filing authored by Assistant Special Counsel Molly Gaston and Thomas Windom, the Special Counsel’s Office said their proposed schedule would give Mr Trump and his defense team ample time to prepare a case and review the evidence, which is what the government is doing stand ready to surrender as part of the preliminary investigation and process all pre-trial matters, such as the motion for a change of venue announced by Mr. Trump.
Andrew FeinbergAug 10, 2023 7:20 p.m
Former Republicans reject ex-governor’s bid as third party
Former Republicans Rick Wilson, a former GOP strategist, and Joe Walsh, a former US Representative, have slammed the expected offer from a third party, former Republican Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan.
In a comment for United States todaywrote Mr. Hogan that “bipartisan civic group No Labels is working on a ‘break glass in case of emergency’ plan for 2024 that would include the inclusion of a third option in presidential elections in all 50 states, to be exercised only if a majority of voters are unhappy .” with the two major party candidates”.
“In that case, No Labels would cede its voting line to a unity candidate comprised of a Republican and a Democrat who are willing to put the country first by running together,” he added.
“Respectfully, Bull****. TRUMP is bad for America. And the only alternative is Biden. Come on Larry, cut the no-labels crap. Not NOW,” Mr. Walsh tweeted.
“No, you’re not. Even in Mark Penn’s totally fake poll, you can’t get 270 votes for Electoral College. All you can do is spoil the election and put Trump back in office. PS Mark and Nancy use it”, Mr. Wilson called.
Gustav KilanderAug 10, 2023 7:15 p.m
“Donald Trump is out of control”
Gustav KilanderAug 10, 2023 6:45 p.m
Christie hits back at Trump after ex-president made fun of his weight
Gustav KilanderAug 10, 2023 6:15 p.m
Trump says Georgia prosecutors “could change their minds about the charges” as he launches a new attack
Mr Trump spoke to Newsmax’s Eric Bolling on Wednesday, who mentioned that Ms Willis’ father was a member of the Black Panther Party and repeated an unsubstantiated rumor that Ms Willis had an inappropriate relationship with a gang member. Mr Trump made the allegation earlier in the week while speaking in Windham, New Hampshire.
The three-times indicted and twice indicted former president said Ms Willis couldn’t give him a “fair shake”, in Bolling’s words, before repeating the lie that he won Georgia state in 2020.
“This woman is not an able woman,” he said of Ms. Willis. “I mean, and maybe she’ll change her mind. I don’t know what she’s doing. All I know is that if she had done something, she could have done it two and a half years ago.”
Fulton County is home to Atlanta, which has a large black population that helped hand the state to Mr. Biden.
Eric GarciaAug 10, 2023 5:45 p.m
Stephen Miller’s legal group is suing Target over the LGTBQ+ Pride campaign after encouraging boycotts
A conservative legal nonprofit led by former Trump chief adviser Stephen Miller has done so sued retailer Targetclaiming the company didn’t anticipate backlash against a Pride-themed merchandise collection sold in May.
the lawsuit, filed in federal court in Floridais on behalf of investor Brian Craig, who owned $28,000 in Target stock, which he says has fallen significantly in value as the retailer suffered losses reportedly $10 billion in market value in the month the collection was released.
The suit Expectations The company failed to anticipate “social and political risks” associated with the LGBTQ+ themed collection, claiming the company “misrepresented its oversight because the board only oversaw one side” when it came to incorporating social issues into business decisions.
Josh MarcusAug 10, 2023 5:15 p.m
The indictment shows White House attorneys fighting for control while Trump fought to overturn the election
Hours after rioters besieged the Capitol and overwhelmed police in a violent assault on the seat of American democracy on Jan. 6, 2021, top White House Attorney Pat Cipollone called his boss with an urgent message.
“It’s time to end your objections to the 2020 election,” Cipollone told Donald Trump, and allow Congress to confirm Joe Biden as the next president. Trump declined.
Trump was no longer listening to his White House attorney, the elite team of attorneys who take an oath to assume the office of President. But by all accounts, he hadn’t listened to them for some time.
The extraordinary moment, first detailed in the latest federal indictment against Trump, which was unsealed last week, illustrates just how much the former president’s final weeks in office have been marked by a dispute over the law, pitting two determined groups of Lawyers argued It turned out that the future of American democracy was at stake.
Cipollone and his senior deputy, Pat Philbin, have firmly rejected Trump’s attempts to stay in power, according to the indictment and evidence gathered in congressional investigations. That’s why Trump turned to outside allies, including Rudy Giuliani, John Eastman and Kenneth Chesebro and other legal advisers, to create what federal prosecutors are calling a “criminal scheme” to fraudulently overthrow the election.
Farnoush Amiri, APAug 10, 2023 4:45 p.m
Trump and a co-defendant are pleading not guilty by dropping the charges against Mar-a-Lago
Donald Trump and his adviser Walt Nauta pleaded not guilty to multiple counts in federal court. They alleged that the former president kept secret documents at his private club Mar-a-Lago in Florida and, with the help of his associates, attempted to hide some of them from government authorities.
Mr Trump, who waived his right to appear at Thursday’s hearing in Fort Pierce, Fla., submitted his plea through his attorneys.
Gustav KilanderAug 10, 2023 4:33 p.m
Summary: Trump says “young racist” Georgia DA had an affair with a gang member
In case you missed it, Mr. Trump not only took out assault ads against Fani Willis, but he vilified her from the New Hampshire campaign stage on Tuesday night.
“There’s a young racist in Atlanta … They say she was after a certain gang and ended up having an affair with the gang leader or a gang member,” he claimed without evidence to his supporters in the early state primary.
Graeme Massie has the story.
Joe SommerladAug 10, 2023 4:15 p.m