Verdict in Trump Trial Could Come Down to Three Little Words
NEW YORK — Despite all the talk of fancy apartments, free Mercedes-Benzes and cash flowing at Christmastime, the criminal tax fraud trial of Donald Trump’s family business could come down to three mundane words: “in behalf of.” The company stands accused of doling out those off-the-books perks to several executives, who failed to pay taxes on them. The scheme’s architect — the Trump Organization’s longtime chief financial officer, Allen H. Weisselberg — pleaded guilty and testified at trial. Thenews.yahoo.com
Sedition trial win bolsters Justice Dept. in Jan. 6 probe
The seditious conspiracy convictions of Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes and another leader in the far-right extremist group show that jurors are willing to hold accountable not just the rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, but those who schemed to subvert the 2020 election.
Trump's dinner disaster sparks new rules for his campaign
Donald Trump is betting he can win his way back to the White House by reviving the outsider appeal that fueled his success in 2016. In an acknowledgment of the severity of the backlash and an effort to prevent a repeat, Trump's campaign is putting new protocols in place to ensure that those who meet with him are approved and fully vetted, according to people familiar with the plans who requested anonymity to share internal strategy. The changes will include expediting a system, borrowed from Trump’s White House, in which a senior campaign official will be present with him at all times, according to one of the people.news.yahoo.com
Trump fires back at 'loser' McConnell, says Fuentes' views 'wouldn't have been accepted' if raised at dinner
Former President Trump fired back at Mitch McConnell Tuesday after the minority leader criticized him for having dinner with White nationalist Nick Fuentes and Kanye West.foxnews.com
Oath Keepers' Rhodes guilty of Jan. 6 seditious conspiracy
Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes has been convicted of seditious conspiracy for a violent plot to overturn President Joe Biden's election, handing the Justice Department a major victory in its massive prosecution of the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection.
Republicans to conduct review after disappointing midterms
The Republican National Committee is moving forward with a new post-election audit designed to examine the GOP’s underwhelming performance in the recent midterms and the party’s broader struggles since former President Donald Trump rose to power.
McCarthy condemns meeting between Trump and white supremacist Nick Fuentes
Speaking to reporters outside the White House on Tuesday, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy criticized a dinner meeting over the weekend between former President Donald Trump, Kanye West, now known as Ye, and Nick Fuentes, a white supremacist and Holocaust denier.news.yahoo.com
Kanye West Storms Out of Interview After Tim Pool Lightly Defends Jews
YouTubeKanye West’s first extended sit-down interview since his meeting with former President Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago last week lasted about 20 minutes.The artist now known as Ye stormed out of a sit down with the reactionary social-media performer Tim Pool, after the host lightly pushed back on Ye’s meandering, paranoid and yet largely uninterrupted antisemitic rant that opened the show.During that 20-minute stretch, West offered a sprawling, aggrieved commentary railing against those he belnews.yahoo.com
Impeachment talk at Trump Org. trial: Did witness misspeak?
There was talk of impeachment Monday at the Trump Organization’s criminal tax fraud trial — not former President Donald Trump's, which happened twice — but whether lawyers for his company were angling to impeach their own witness, longtime Trump accountant Donald Bender. Defense lawyer Susan Necheles said Bender, a partner at Mazars USA LLP who spent years overseeing tax returns for Trump’s hundreds of entities, “surprised” her when he testified that he didn’t actually do much work on the company’s tax returns. Necheles was seeking permission to confront Bender with records showing he spent more time working on tax returns for the Trump Corporation, the company’s main subsidiary, than he led on.news.yahoo.com
What Trump Investigations Mean for a Trump Candidacy
Former President Donald Trump embarked on another White House run while facing a slew of legal troubles, with criminal indictments and maybe a civil trial or two threatening to interrupt his campaign. Though not disqualifying, the cases could pose distractions and produce unflattering revelations that no presidential candidate would welcome. Trump is no normal politician, though, and the legal scrutiny could feed his preferred narrative that he is being unfairly targeted by the current Democratiwashingtonpost.com
Nick Fuentes is a symptom of the problem Trump and the GOP have, not the disease
Fuentes arrived at Mar-a-Lago in the company of Ye (formerly Kanye West), who was welcomed by Trump and others at Mar-a-Lago with open arms — despite Ye’s own embrace of antisemitic tropes and rhetoric.washingtonpost.com
Venezuela's gov, opponents resume talks; US eases sanction
Venezuela’s government and its opposition have agreed to create a U.N.-managed fund to finance health, food and education programs for the poor, while the Biden administration eased some oil sanctions on the country in an effort to boost the newly restarted talks between the sides.
Wave of sex abuse lawsuits seen as NY opens door for victims
Sexual assault victims in New York are getting a one-time opportunity to sue their abusers under a new law expected to bring a wave of litigation against prison guards, middle managers, doctors and prominent figures including former President Donald Trump.