Donald Trump “obviously thinks” of the 2024 presidential election, according to Kushner
Donald Trump has promised to seriously consider granting a full pardon to the January 6 rioters if he decides to run for president in 2024 and manages to win a second term.
In an interview with Wendy Bell Radio on Thursday, Mr Trump said: ‘I’ll tell you, I’m going to look very, very favorably on full pardons [sic]. If I decide to run and if I win, I will be looking very, very seriously for forgiveness. Full apologies.
In another interview on Wednesday, he claimed the story of the documents found at Mar-a-Lago had boosted his numbers in the polls, and also warned that his supporters were “really angry” and “not going to put up with it.” that”.
Mr Trump has accused the Justice Department of staging an already infamous photo of classified documents seized from his home, while claiming without evidence that he had “declassified” them.
Meanwhile, a new filing from his legal team failed to clarify their objections to the FBI’s search at Mar-a-Lago.
Mr. Trump’s lawyers are seeking the appointment of a special master to review the seized documents.
Republicans furious after Biden speech slams threat to democracy
Furious conservatives have launched a collective tirade against President Joe Biden after he used his primetime address to the nation to warn of the dangers posed by the “extreme ideology” of Donald Trump and his supporters.
Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene has accused the president of destroying the economy, overseeing a spike in crime and having a lax border policy. She also attacked him for the recent FBI raid on Mr Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home.
Mr Trump’s communications director, Taylor Budowich, has claimed the US is a “nation in decline” at the hands of Joe Biden and the “radical Democrat”.
“After campaigning for a ‘return to normal’, Biden showed tonight that all it meant was division and fate that left every American worse off than before,” he said. he added.
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Republicans react furiously to Biden’s call to reject Trump’s ‘extremism’
‘The nation is in decline because of Joe Biden and the radical Democrat,’ says Trump communications director
Andrew NaughtySeptember 2, 2022 1:45 p.m.
ICYMI: Ginni Thomas’ intervention in Wisconsin after the 2020 election
The wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has been active in not just one but two states as she seeks to overturn the legitimate 2020 election results in favor of Donald Trump, according to new emails.
The Washington Post reported Thursday that Ginni Thomas emailed at least two elected Wisconsin lawmakers urging them to support the plot for a vote to “decertify” the state’s election results (something the Wisconsin legislature state cannot legally do) in favor of a list of Trump-supporting “voters” who would go to Washington and vote in the Electoral College for Mr. Trump instead of Joe Biden.
Ms. Thomas’ activities in Wisconsin have been flagged following previous revelations about her efforts to contact dozens of lawmakers in Arizona with a similar request there.
Emails show Ginni Thomas tried to undo Biden’s 2020 election win in Wisconsin
The wife of a Supreme Court justice was apparently leading a wide-ranging effort to influence local authorities
Andrew NaughtySeptember 2, 2022 1:15 p.m.
Kushner: Trump would have prevented war in Ukraine
The war in Ukraine would not have happened if Donald Trump was still president, his son-in-law has claimed.
Jared Kushner, who served as Mr Trump’s senior adviser throughout his tenure, claimed the ex-president had kept Europe out of contention and put China on its “back feet”.
“We had peace in Europe, peace in the world. China was hot on their heels and now we have a war in Ukraine with Russia – that would never have happened,” Kushner said.
He also claimed Mr Trump scoffed when he suggested Germany should not depend on Russian gas.
Jared Kushner says war in Ukraine would never have happened if Trump was president
The former president’s son-in-law also said Trump was ‘obviously thinking’ about running for president again
Andrew NaughtySeptember 2, 2022 12:45 p.m.
Trump ‘refutes’ QAnon-flavored account
In another flurry of Truth Social activity that has seen him share conspiracy theories and fringe memes of other users, Donald Trump used his Truth Social account last night to ‘re-truth’ an account whose handle explicitly uses the most familiar slogan of the QAnon movement.
There is no particular evidence to suggest that Mr Trump is more than superficially aware of the movement’s lopsided beliefs, but his recent activity on his bespoke social media platform has seen him gleefully sharing various QAnon-related posts – including a screenshot of one of the Q “drops” from 2017.
Andrew NaughtySeptember 2, 2022 12:15 p.m.
Trump rants about Biden’s supposed ‘madness’ after democracy speech
Donald Trump was clearly furious with Joe Biden’s speech last night about the threat he and his supporters pose to American democracy – so much so that he took up the baseless claim that Joe Biden is suffering from cognitive decline.
Andrew NaughtySeptember 2, 2022 11:50 am
In latest blunder, Trump’s lawyer contradicts claim secret documents were declassified
Alina Habba, a lawyer for Donald Trump, appeared to contradict the former president’s claim that documents taken from his Mar-a-Lago residence had been ‘declassified’, saying she did not have the authorization to manage “classified” documents before quickly correcting themselves.
“I do not have permission to touch or browse classified documents. In fact, you must have permission to do so.
She then quickly corrected herself and said, “These have been declassified, if I understand correctly. But then again, I’m not the lawyer dealing with this, I haven’t I don’t intend to be. There’s a team of lawyers handling it.
Trump lawyer contradicts claim secret documents were declassified in latest gaffe
“I do not have permission to touch or browse classified documents. You actually have to have permission to do it’
Sravasti DasguptaSeptember 2, 2022 11:00 am
Kevin McCarthy backs Trump hoarding top secret documents
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Thursday defended former President Donald Trump for his handling of classified documents, calling the FBI’s raid of Mar-a-Lago an “assault on democracy.”
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Kevin McCarthy calls FBI raid of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home an ‘undermining of democracy’
House Republican leader describes FBI raid as partisan attack
Sravasti DasguptaSeptember 2, 2022 10:30 am
Trump threatens to ‘do something with’ Mitch McConnell
Donald Trump has gone wild after Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell criticized his endorsements in the Republican primaries for the US Senate.
“He can think that if he wants to, but he shouldn’t say that,” Trump said on the American Sunrise TV show.
“But he says it. And the party is furious with him. We have to put up with it for a while, but eventually it will go. He will be gone. This is bad news.
Trump threatens to ‘do something with’ Mitch McConnell following endorsement criticism
Veteran senator and ex-president clash as Republican hopes of retaking Senate dim
Sravasti DasguptaSeptember 2, 2022 10:00 am
Trump says he financially backs Jan. 6 suspects, considering pardons if re-elected
Donald Trump has claimed he is financially supporting some suspects facing criminal charges for their role in the US Capitol riot, and plans to offer them pardons if they are re-elected.
In a new interview with conservative radio host Wendy Bell, Mr Trump said he met with the Jan. 6 defendants at his office this week to offer help with their legal fees.
Trump says he’s financially supporting some Jan. 6 suspects, offering pardons
Trump’s offer of support at odds with his record of refusing to help allies in legal jeopardy
Olivier O’ConnellSeptember 2, 2022 9:20 a.m.
Oath Keepers lawyer arrested for obstruction in connection with January 6
The general counsel for the far-right anti-government militia, the Oath Keepers, was arrested in Texas on August 31 and charged in four courts related to the attack on the US Capitol, according to the US Department of Justice.
Federal indictment charges Kellye SoRelle with obstruction of official process and obstruction of justice, as well as conspiracy to obstruct official process, and one count of misdemeanor entry and sojourn in a building or restricted area.
Oath Keepers lawyer arrested and charged in capitol riot case
Kellye SoRelle faces four counts in Justice Department’s January 6 investigation
Olivier O’ConnellSeptember 2, 2022 09:00