Trump taunts DeSantis and Christie as midnight deadline to look earlier than Jan 6 grand jury approaches

Trump shares threatening fan-made video

Donald Trump has been busy bullying his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination, together with Ron DeSantis, Chris Christie and Asa Hutchinson, on Truth Social as he braces for an imminent grand jury indictment on Friday over his efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election and his function in inciting the Capitol riot of 6 January 2021.

Mr Trump introduced on Tuesday that he had been despatched a letter by particular prosecutor Jack Smith informing him that he’s the “target” of the investigation, citing three statutes beneath which he could possibly be charged, together with conspiracy to commit offence or to defraud the United States, deprivation of rights beneath color of legislation and tampering with a witness, sufferer or informant.

That indictment, Mr Trump’s third in 4 months, could possibly be handed down this week, The Independent has discovered.

William Russell, a former White House aide who now works for the Trump presidential marketing campaign and spent a lot of 6 January with the then-president, is believed to have testified earlier than the grand jury on Thursday.

The former president was given till immediately to report back to the Washington, DC, federal courthouse however, with a midnight deadline in place, is just not anticipated to look.


Trump taunts Republican enemies and says Christie hopes ‘as dead as his stomach band’

In a seeming bid to distract from his newest authorized troubles, Donald Trump has been being nasty to his Republican enemies on Truth Social once more.

“Fox backed Ron DeSanctimonious is DONE. Against Social Security & Medicare – and, less importantly, has NO PERSONALITY!!! Thanks Karli,” he wrote in a single publish to his social account.

Clearly fancying himself to be on a roll, he adopted that up by declaring: “Vivek Ramaswamy is now beating DeSanctimonious. Christie dead as his stomach band. “Aida” Hutchinson a stable minus 1%. I’m up 44 factors!!! MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.”

Ooof. That’s simply merciless.

Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie


Joe Sommerlad21 July 2023 11:00


Majorie Taylor Greene doubles down on exhibiting Hunter Biden nudes at congressional listening to

Ms Greene confirmed the photographs throughout a House Oversight Committee listening to on Wednesday. The pictures appeared to indicate the president’s son having intercourse with intercourse employees. Black bins have been used to cowl the genitals and faces of the people who aren’t Mr Biden.

The committee was discussing the claims of IRS whistleblowers who mentioned Mr Biden obtained preferential remedy throughout a federal tax investigation when Ms Greene unveiled her pictures.

The stunt drew anticipated criticism from Congressional Democrats, many who supplied scathing rebukes of the congresswoman’s judgement.

Graig Graziosi has the story.

Oliver O’Connell21 July 2023 10:45


Voices: The partitions are closing in on Donald Trump

The former president of the United States, who took an oath to uphold the Constitution, could possibly be imminently indicted for searching for to destroy it.

The partitions are closing in on Donald Trump

In a sane actuality, this mountain of criminality would render any presidential candidate unelectable within the eyes of the general public. But we don’t reside in that actuality

Oliver O’Connell21 July 2023 10:15


Is Trump going to jail?

It’s the query on everybody’s thoughts…

Oliver O’Connell21 July 2023 09:45


Trump try to maneuver Manhattan hush cash case to federal court docket rejected by choose

A federal choose has shot down Donald Trump’s try to maneuver his Manhattan prison prices into US District Court, sending the case stemming from hush cash funds again to state court docket in New York City.

Oliver O’Connell21 July 2023 08:45


Trump is the primary former president arrested on federal prices. Can he nonetheless run in 2024?

Donald Trump is now the topic of two prison instances after being arrested over a state case in New York and a federal case in Miami – at a time when he’s scorching on the path for an additional stint within the White House.

With a 3rd looming, can he nonetheless run for workplace?

Oliver O’Connell21 July 2023 07:45


Jan 6 rioter who stormed Capitol with loaded pistol is sentenced to 7 years in jail

A navy veteran who stormed the U.S. Capitol with a loaded pistol, metal-plated physique armor and a fuel masks was sentenced on Wednesday to seven years in jail, one of many longest amongst lots of of Jan. 6 riot instances.

Christopher Michael Alberts isn’t accused of brandishing his hid gun through the riot on Jan. 6, 2021. But he used a wood pallet as a makeshift battering ram towards law enforcement officials who have been guarding a stairwell outdoors the Capitol, in keeping with federal prosecutors.

Oliver O’Connell21 July 2023 06:45


Trump probe ‘subpoenaed CCTV from Georgia 2020 ballot counting centre’

The Department of Justice used a grand jury subpoena to acquire CCTV safety footage from the Atlanta, Georgia, area the place ballots have been counted following the 2020 election, indicating that federal prosecutors are inspecting a few of the identical issues because the Fulton County, Georgia district lawyer who might quickly deliver prices towards former president Donald Trump and others in his orbit.

Andrew Feinberg has the main points.

Oliver O’Connell21 July 2023 05:45


E Jean Carroll tells Trump to pay up

In a call launched on Wednesday, Judge Lewis Kaplan mentioned the jury didn’t attain a “seriously erroneous result” when it discovered the previous president chargeable for sexual assault and defamation and ordered him to pay $5m.

Bevan Hurley has been following the case.

Oliver O’Connell21 July 2023 04:45


Giuliani denies claims he flipped on Trump

This comes on the heels of the previous president’s announcement that he’s readying himself for an indictment associated to the Jan 6 riots and the revelation of three federal statutes, together with conspiracy and obstruction, that might kind the premise of contemporary prices towards him.

Oliver O’Connell21 July 2023 03:45

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