Bill Maher warns charging Trump over hush money probe would be a 'colossal mistake': 'Rocket fuel' for 2024
HBO star Bill Maher argued that bringing criminal charges against former President Donald Trump over the hush money paid to Stormy Daniels will bolster his 2024 presidential campaign.foxnews.com
An 8-foot-tall portrait of Trump was among the foreign gifts that went missing when he left office. A reporter found it in a Trump hotel, collecting dust, next to a pile of yoga mats.
After a reader tip, a New York Times reporter found the painting, gifted by El Salvador's president, in an obscure room at a Trump Hotel in Miami.news.yahoo.com
Trump rally falls during anniversary of Waco's dark past
Former President Donald Trump picking Waco, Texas, for the first rally of his 2024 campaign Saturday will put him in the middle of a big Republican state that has reliably delivered him big crowds. It will also put him not far from the grassy prairie where a standoff in 1993 between U.S. law enforcement and Branch Davidians infamously resulted in the deaths of more than 80 members of the religious cult and four federal agents. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the siege, which continues to hold deep symbolism and is still viewed by survivors of the compound as an act of unwarranted government intrusion.news.yahoo.com
Judge slams lawyers for slowing jailed 1/6 defendant's case
A federal judge in Washington is threatening to report two attorneys for possible disciplinary action for delaying the trial of a man waiting in jail on charges that he assaulted police officers during the Capitol riot. U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden, an appointee of former President Donald Trump, questioned in court papers filed Thursday whether attorney Joseph McBride was being sincere when he said last summer that he needed to push Christopher Quaglin's October trial; McBride said he has chronic Lyme disease and treatment and recovery would take two to three months. At the same time, the judge noted that McBride — who represents several Jan. 6 defendants — continued to do media interviews and spoke in October to a Republican county committee about his fight for the “January 6 political prisoners."news.yahoo.com
Pennsylvania judge dismisses lawsuit that would prevent counties from fixing minor errors on mail-in ballots
A lawsuit to prevent Pennsylvania counties from fixing minor errors on mail-in ballots was dismissed by a judge. The judge claimed the counties have jurisdiction, not statewide courts.foxnews.com
Unearthed footage from 2018 shows Trump's defense lawyer saying the Stormy Daniels hush-money payment could be a 'real problem' for Trump
Trump's defense attorney, Joe Tacopina, went on CNN multiple times to discuss the hush money payment and once said that it's "fair game" for scrutiny.news.yahoo.com
Informant didn't spy on Proud Boys defense, prosecutors say
As revelations that a defense witness was also an FBI informant roil the already contentious Capitol riot trial of members of the far-right Proud Boys group, prosecutors say the informant was never told to gather information about the defendants or their lawyers.
Trump arrested? Putin jailed? Fake AI images spread online
Russian President Vladimir Putin in prison grays behind the bars of a dimly lit concrete cell. The highly detailed, sensational images have inundated Twitter and other platforms in recent days, amid news that Trump faces possible criminal charges and the International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant for Putin. The images — and scores of variations littering social media — were produced using increasingly sophisticated and widely accessible image generators powered by artificial intelligence.news.yahoo.com
Trump grand jury turns to other matters, done for the week
The Manhattan grand jury investigating Donald Trump over hush money payments turned to other matters on Thursday and is not scheduled to meet on Friday, delaying until next week at the earliest a vote on whether to indict the former president.
Manhattan DA rejects GOP demand for info on Trump case
The Manhattan district attorney investigating Donald Trump rebuffed House Republicans’ request Thursday for documents and testimony about the case, dismissing it as an “unprecedented inquiry” with no legitimate basis. In a letter obtained by The Associated Press, the general counsel for Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg slammed the congressional request as "an unlawful incursion into New York’s sovereignty.” “The Letter only came after Donald Trump created a false expectation that he would be arrested the next day and his lawyers reportedly urged you to intervene,” Leslie Dubeck wrote in the letter.news.yahoo.com
Ohio toxic train derailment upends school baseball, track
As spring sports get underway at East Palestine High School in Ohio, organizers are trying to create normalcy for student-athletes while cleanup from the February train derailment and toxic chemical burn continues just over a mile away.
Prosecutors reveal planned Proud Boys witness was informant
A lawyer for one of the former Proud Boys leaders charged with seditious conspiracy says federal prosecutors have revealed that a defense witness was secretly acting as a government informant for nearly two years after the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Fox, Dominion argue over legal standards to prove defamation
Lawyers for Fox News and a voting machine company are tangling over the high bar to prove defamation in a $1.6 billion lawsuit that has embarrassed the conservative network over its airing of false claims related to the 2020 presidential election.
PHOTOS: Pro-Trump and anti-Trump protestors gather over possible indictment of former president
As we sit and wait to find out of former President Donald Trump will be arrested at some point over the next few days, pro-Trump and anti-Trump protestors have gathered around the country to let their voices be heard.
Prosecutors rest in sedition case against Proud Boys leaders
Federal prosecutors have rested their seditious conspiracy case against former Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio and four lieutenants charged with plotting to stop the transfer of presidential power from Donald Trump to Joe Biden after the 2020 election.