Trump rally today: Ali Alexander will cooperate with DoJ as records of gifts to ex-president ‘missing’
Mitch McConnell explains why he will always support Donald Trump
Ali Alexander, the organizer of several “Stop the Steal” rallies protesting the 2020 election, will cooperate with the Justice Department’s investigation into the 2021 Capitol riot, his attorney said.
Meanwhile, the US State Department said Donald Trump and other White House officials left office without providing a record of the gifts they received from foreign governments.
In other news, Mitch McConnell says he will vote for Mr Trump in 2024 if the former president runs for another term, saying it is his “obligation” to support the party nominee.
Meanwhile, Mr Trump’s legal woes continue as New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a motion to hold him in contempt for failing to comply with a court order to turn over documents in his investigation. current civil. His office wants him to pay $10,000 a day until he hands over the documents.
In a statement, Mr Trump slammed Ms James for an “absolute violation” of her civil rights and called her an “agent of the Democratic Party in a political prosecution” against him.
Meanwhile, investigators from Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s criminal investigation into Mr Trump’s business dealings are examining “previously unexplored evidence”.
In other legal news, a North Carolina man has become the second member of the extremist group Proud Boys to plead guilty to conspiracy relating to the Capitol riot. He will cooperate with prosecutors against other members of the group.
Expert says Clarence Thomas’ wife could be part of ‘Trump cult’
A cult expert believes Ginni Thomas may be under the influence of one, judging by some of her recently revealed texts.
“Ginni was once anti-cult and pro-freedom, and the fact that she was sending these messages seemed very cultish,” said Dr Steven Hassan. The Independent. “I think someone is unduly influencing Ginni Thomas to believe these things.”
Nathan SquareApril 9, 2022 4:30 p.m.
New York AG doubles down on subpoenas: ‘No one is above the law’
New York Attorney General Letitia James is pushing for real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield to testify in its investigation into Donald Trump’s finances.
“No one is above the law, which is why Cushman & Wakefield cannot challenge our legal subpoena,” she tweeted on Friday. “We will not be deterred in our efforts to pursue this investigation.”
Ms James recently filed a motion to compel Cushman & Wakefield to comply with her subpoenas, which the firm had refused.
Nathan SquareApril 9, 2022 4:00 p.m.
DOJ likely investigating White House documents brought to Mar-a-Lago
The Justice Department is most likely investigating boxes of documents – including classified information – that were removed from the White House and taken to Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, experts say.
The DOJ recently blocked the National Archives from sharing information with Congress regarding the 15 boxes. This is the clearest sign so far that the matter is being investigated.
Nathan SquareApril 9, 2022 3:30 p.m.
New York AG compels real estate company to testify in Trump investigation
New York Attorney General Letitia James has filed a motion to compel Cushman & Wakefield, a global real estate firm, to testify in its investigation into Donald Trump’s financial dealings. Until now, the company had refused to comply with subpoenas from his office.
“There should be no doubt that information about Cushman’s assessment work for the Trump Organization is relevant to our efforts and that Cushman – like any other party – cannot challenge a legal subpoena because no one is above the law,” Ms James said in a statement. Friday.
Nathan SquareApril 9, 2022 3:00 p.m.
McConnell explains why he would support Trump in 2024 when he hates him
Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump are all sworn enemies. Their mutual antipathy dates back years and was further deepened when Mr McConnell first refused to say the 2020 election was stolen, then condemned the president for his role in inciting the insurrection of the January 6 (although he voted to acquit her during his impeachment trial).
And yet Mr. McConnell has said he will vote for Mr. Trump in 2024 if the former president runs for another term, as is commonly expected.
“Well, as the Republican leader in the Senate, it shouldn’t be in the headlines that I’m going to support the Republican candidate for president,” he said in an interview with Axiosis Jonathan Swan. “I think I have an obligation to support my party’s candidate.”
Olivier O’ConnellApril 9, 2022 2:30 p.m.
Ali Alexander plans to cooperate with the Ministry of Justice
Ali Alexander, the organizer of several “Stop the Steal” rallies protesting the 2020 election, will cooperate with the Justice Department’s investigation into the Capitol riot, according to reports.
The activist’s attorney told The New York Times that he plans to take “a cooperative stance.”
Nathan SquareApril 9, 2022 2:29 p.m.
Missing: Recordings of White House gifts for Trump and Pence
The State Department said it was unable to compile a complete and accurate accounting of gifts presented to former President Donald Trump and other US officials by foreign governments over the past year. Trump’s term, citing missing White House data.
In a report to be published in the Federal Register next week, the department says the president’s executive office did not submit information about gifts received by Trump and his family from foreign leaders in 2020. It also indicates that the General Services Administration did not submit information on gifts given to former Vice President Mike Pence and White House staffers that year.
Olivier O’ConnellApril 9, 2022 1:45 p.m.
Proud Boys member pleads guilty to planning to storm Capitol Building and will cooperate against others
A North Carolina man on Friday became the second member of the extremist group Proud Boys to plead guilty to conspiring with other members of the group to prevent Congress from officially certifying Joe Biden’s 2020 election victory.
Charles Donohoe, 34, pleaded guilty in a federal court appearance in Washington to charges of conspiring to obstruct official process and assaulting or obstructing federal officers. His plea deal includes a provision to cooperate in ongoing Justice Department cases against other Proud Boys members.
Federal sentencing guidelines call for a prison term of about six to seven years, although the terms of his sentence are up to a federal judge.
Olivier O’ConnellApril 9, 2022 1:00 p.m.
Don Jr ‘texted Mark Meadows’ about plan to ‘monitor’ 2020 election results
In the days immediately following the 2020 election, Donald Trump Jr, openly discussed with a senior White House official a detailed plan to ‘police’ who was declared the eventual winner of the presidential race, text messages show. uncovered by the January 6 congressional inquiry. .
“We have operational control,” Trump, then White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, said two days after the election, as the final vote count was still being certified by individual states.
Olivier O’ConnellApril 9, 2022 11:30 am
How White Nationalists Use The Game To Recruit For Terrorism
Experts warn that far-right agitators are using online gaming platforms to spread hate and recruit a new generation of converts. Supercharged by the rise of gambling and social isolation during the pandemic, scholars of extremism say more needs to be done to control these platforms for cultivating hate. Reporting by Io Dodds.
How “Supercharged” White Nationalists Use The Game To Recruit For Terror
Experts warn that far-right agitators are using online gaming platforms to spread hate and recruit a new generation of converts. Supercharged by the rise of gambling and social isolation during the pandemic, scholars of extremism say more needs to be done to control these platforms for cultivating hate. Io Dodds reports
Olivier O’ConnellApril 9, 2022 10:00 a.m.