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Judge on Trump's Contempt Charge: Where Are All the Post-Its?

Trump claims in affidavit he doesn't have docs sought by subpoena; Justice Arthur Engoron rejects that

(Newser) - Donald Trump's legal team continues to try to get him out of being held in contempt of court , but on Friday, a New York judge wasn't biting. On Monday, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Arthur Engoron held the former president in contempt and ordered him to pay a $10,...

Trump Returns to Social Media: 'I'M BACK'

Former president posts to Truth Social, not Twitter

(Newser) - Donald Trump returned to the world of social media on Thursday via a post to his own Truth Social platform. "I’M BACK! #COVFEFE," Trump wrote in the post, which was accompanied by an image of him in front of his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, reports Fox News...

Source of Deutsche Bank's Secret Files Turns Up Dead

Valentin Broeksmit was an FBI informant; no foul play is suspected

(Newser) - A whistleblower who supplied secret files to federal authorities investigating Deutsche Bank's dealings with former President Trump has been found dead. The body of 46-year-old Valentin Broeksmit was found by a cleaning crew just before 7am Wednesday at Woodrow Wilson High School in Los Angeles, Sgt. Rudy Perez of...

Clash Between Trump, Club for Growth Is Escalating

Influential group calls out ex-president in latest ad in Ohio Senate primary race

(Newser) - Donald Trump has split with the conservative anti-tax Club for Growth in Ohio's messy GOP Senate primary and the feud is escalating, CNN reports. The group, which supports former state treasurer Josh Mandel, has refused Trump's requests to stop airing an ad attacking Hillbilly Elegy author JD Vance,...

Judge Holds Trump in Contempt of Court
Trump Appeals Decision
to Fine Him $10K Per Day

Trump Appeals Decision to Fine Him $10K Per Day

New York judge held former president in contempt of court in civil case Monday

(Newser) - Update: As expected, former President Trump has appealed a New York judge's decision to hold him in contempt of court and fine him $10,000 per day for failing to comply with a subpoena for documents in a civil case. The AP reports Trump's lawyer, Alina Habba, argued...

Greene's Texts to Meadows Show Quick Shift on Riot

As it began, she asked for Trump to calm rioters; soon, she put blame on antifa infiltrators

(Newser) - Texts to and from Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows on the day of the Capitol riot and, more generally, in the aftermath of the 2020 election have been the subject of many stories of late. But CNN is now unveiling a mother lode—a total of 2,319 texts...

Trump Says He Won&#39;t Go Back to Twitter
Trump: No More
Twitter for Me

Trump: No More Twitter for Me

Some aides doubt whether he could stay away if Musk dropped the ban

(Newser) - Elon Musk hasn't said whether he'll let former President Donald Trump back on Twitter once he takes control of the platform. But Trump beat him to the punch on Monday, the Hill reports, by saying he'll stick to his own social media site, Truth Social, regardless. "...

Trump Takes Personal Shot at Prince Harry

Former president says the prince is 'whipped' by Meghan Markle and predicts a divorce

(Newser) - New details of former President Trump's soon-to-air interview with Piers Morgan in the UK are out, and they show Trump taking some personal digs at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Trump says Harry is "being led around by the nose" by Markle and is "whipped like no...

Trump on McCarthy: 'I Didn't Like the Call'

But former president says House leader made amends with a visit to Mar-a-Lago

(Newser) - The powers-that-be in DC have been waiting for Donald Trump to weigh in on this week's drama surrounding Kevin McCarthy . And in his first public comments on the matter, Trump provides what might be seen as good news and bad news for the House minority leader. Trump did not...

After Talk With Trump, McCarthy May Be OK

Ex-president does not appear to be upset with House minority leader, reports 'Washington Post'

(Newser) - The headline in Politico Playbook says it all: "Is Kevin McCarthy toast?" The reference is to the revelation made by the New York Times that McCarthy told fellow House GOP leaders he planned to call then-President Trump and recommend he resign in the aftermath of the Capitol riot. It'...

Audio Clip on Trump Appears to Contradict McCarthy's Claim

He talks about calling then-president after Capitol riot to recommend Trump resign

(Newser) - House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy might be in some hot water politically over a newly released audio clip. On Thursday morning, the New York Times reported that McCarthy told other House GOP leaders a few days after the Capitol riot that he would call then-President Trump and encourage him to...

Trump Team Denies He Stormed Out of Piers Morgan Interview

Clip was deceptively edited, communications chief says

(Newser) - TalkTV, Rupert Murdoch's new TV channel in the UK, is calling it "the most explosive interview of the year"—and even a promo clip of Piers Morgan's interview with former President Trump is controversial. The trailer, titled "Donald Trump walks out on Piers Morgan,"...

Biden, Democrats May Be 'Sleepwalking Into Disaster'

One analyst sees possibility of Trump victory, coupled with veto-proof GOP Senate majority

(Newser) - President Biden is telling confidantes—including former President Obama—that he plans to run for reelection, reports the Hill . The story quotes an anonymous insider who says that Biden, despite cratering poll numbers , believes he is the only Democrat who would be able to defeat former President Trump. "He'...

GOP Quits Debates, Calls Commission Biased
GOP Pulls Out of Future Debates

GOP Pulls Out of Future Debates

Party wants changes in presidential campaign events after Trump complained

(Newser) - The Republican National Committee had been warning for months about no longer participating in the presidential debates organized by the commission that's held them since 1988. Spurred on by former President Donald Trump, Republicans have picked up their criticism of the Commission on Presidential Debates as biased toward Democrats,...

Jury Convicts Rioter Who Blamed Trump

Defense argued Dustin Thompson was unemployed and vulnerable to conspiracy theories

(Newser) - An Ohio man who testified he was "following presidential orders" from Donald Trump when he stormed the US Capitol was convicted Thursday of obstructing Congress from certifying Joe Biden's 2020 electoral victory. A federal jury also found Dustin Byron Thompson, 38, guilty of stealing a coat rack from...

Trump Makes First Big Investment in GOP Race

Former president's PAC sends $500K to help David Perdue in Georgia

(Newser) - For the first time, former President Donald Trump’s political operation has invested in a candidate's midterm election campaign. Trump’s Save America PAC sent $500,000 to a super PAC working to defeat Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, whom the former president has wanted out of office since he...

Fiona Hill's Comments Don't Sit Well With Trump

Former adviser accused him of 'pulling a Putin' on Jan. 6

(Newser) - In an interview with the New York Times Magazine , Fiona Hill —a specialist on Russia and Vladimir Putin who advised presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Donald Trump—offered critiques of all three former leaders. For example, she remembers that she "winced" when Obama defied advice and publicly...

Trump&#39;s Dr. Oz Endorsement Is Proving Controversial
Trump's Dr. Oz Endorsement
Is Proving Controversial
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Trump's Dr. Oz Endorsement Is Proving Controversial

Criticism is rampant among the former president's supporters

(Newser) - Over the weekend, former President Trump endorsed Mehmet Oz —better known to Americans as Dr. Oz—in the GOP Senate primary in Pennsylvania. But this endorsement is shaping up to be a relatively controversial one among Trump supporters, many of whom favored a rival candidate named David McCormick. A...

Trump Endorses Big Name in a Big Race

Former president backs Dr. Oz for Senate seat in Pennsylvania

(Newser) - Donald Trump has issued his endorsement in a close Senate race, and the name is a familiar one. The former president said he's backing Mehmet Oz—aka the TV celebrity known as Dr. Oz—in Pennsylvania's Republican Senate primary.
  • Endorsement: "Dr. Oz is Pro-Life, very strong on

New York AG Wants Trump Held in Contempt

Attorney General Letitia James says he should be fined $10K a day for failure to turn over records

(Newser) - New York's attorney general is calling for former President Trump to be fined $10,000 a day until he hands over requested documents. Letitia James asked a state court Thursday to hold Trump in contempt, accusing him of failure to comply with a court order to submit documents related...

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