The New York attorney general says her three-year investigation of former President Donald Trump uncovered potential crimes in the way he ran his real estate empire, including allegations of bank and insurance fraud. So why isn’t Trump being prosecuted?
State law is complicated. Letitia James, the attorney general, is subject to restrictions on what criminal investigations she can actually launch without partnering with local prosecutors. And those investigations have yet to bear fruit against Trump himself, although his CFO Allen Weisselberg last month pleaded guilty to criminal charges.
Read more about the ins and outs of the New York investigations at The Independent:
The New York attorney general is not arresting former President Donald Trump, though she says her three-year investigation uncovered potential crimes in the way he ran his real estate empire.
John BowdenSeptember 23, 2022 5:15 am
Videos of Donald Trump throwing paper towels to a crowd of Puerto Rico residents in October 2017 resurfaced on social media as President Joe Biden pledged his full support for the island, which has once again been hit by natural disaster.
Read Gustaf Kilander’s full story here:
“We are increasing federal funding for Puerto Rico and we will do everything – everything we can to meet the urgent needs you have,” says Biden
Maroosha MuzaffarSeptember 23, 2022 4:45 am
Ginni Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, is due to give unprecedented testimony to the Jan. 6 panel about her role in the effort to overturn the 2020 election.
His involvement in the pro-Trump scheme cast a huge shadow over the work of the Supreme Court, which already faced historic concerns about its legitimacy from the American public.
There are several questions that Thomas is in a unique position to answer, both regarding his own activities and those of the White House staff in the weeks leading up to the attack, as well as on January 6th itself.
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Members of the January 6 committee announced this week that Virginia ‘Ginni’ Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, has agreed to testify under oath.
John BowdenSeptember 23, 2022 4:15 am
Donald Trump’s escalating storm of legal battles illustrates how much protection he was getting as president — and how it all came to an end.
Trump’s own lawyers have illustrated this fact by refusing to support their own client’s argument that any of the documents seized by FBI agents have been declassified (so far).
Read more at The Independent on the evolving nature of Donald Trump’s post-presidential legal defenses:
Donald Trump’s latest legal troubles – allegations of fraud by the New York attorney general and a strong repudiation by federal judges he’s appointed – have revealed the challenges that accumulate as the former president operates without the protections offered by the House. White.
John BowdenSeptember 23, 2022 03:15
As New York’s attorney general announces a massive civil lawsuit aimed at holding Donald Trump accountable for allegedly fraudulent business practices, the spotlight is returning to Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her questioning of a former Trump ally that led to the news this week. week.
In 2019, Cohen testified against his former boss before the House Government Oversight and Reform Committee. At the time, Ocasio-Cortez asked questions about whether Trump ever provided inflated assets to an insurance company.
Letitia James acknowledged Ocasio-Cortez’s role this week, stating, “I will remind everyone that this investigation only began after Michael Cohen, the former attorney, his former attorney, testified before Congress and clarified this misconduct.”
Read more at The Independent:
“This investigation only began after Michael Cohen … testified before Congress shed light on this misconduct,” says Letitia James
John BowdenSeptember 23, 2022 02:15
Alex Jones’ second libel trial got off to a rocky start this week as the Infowars host continues to be punished for complicity in years of right-wing harassment of the families of murdered elementary school students.
The court in Connecticut descended into chaos on Thursday as the far-right conspiracy theorist took a stand in his defamation case and refused to acknowledge any responsibility for causing a decade of harassment to victims’ families.
“I’ve said I’m sorry hundreds of times. And I’m tired of apologizing,” he yelled from across the courtroom.
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The far-right conspiracy theorist – who spent much of the trial mocking the proceedings on his Infowars show – lamented that ‘people think I killed the kids’
John BowdenSeptember 23, 2022 1:15 am
Amid a torrent of criminal investigations and lawsuits blaming him for fraudulent business practices, Donald Trump is trying to rally support for a 2024 run.
That’s how the former president spent his day on Thursday, as he turned to his Truth Social platform to spread the news among his closest fans.
In a pair of posts, Trump linked to a text on the American Thinker website with the headline “Donald Trump Must Be Republican Candidate of 2024” before linking to a CNN report stating that “Trump makes calls from Republican allies to accelerate candidacy”. 2024 after the FBI attack.”
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Former President Shares Article With Headline Saying ‘Trump Is Running’
John BowdenSeptember 23, 2022 00:15
Mike Lindell’s efforts to help Donald Trump and the campaign to overturn the 2020 election may have finally landed him in trouble.
NBC News reported Wednesday that the hybrid pillow salesman and political agent are under federal investigation for a number of serious crimes related to their efforts to prove that widespread election fraud or other election-related antics cost Donald Trump’s election in 2020
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MyPillow CEO Is Leading Prosecutor of Election Fraud Conspiracies
John BowdenSeptember 22, 2022 23:45
The Brooklyn federal judge charged with reviewing the 11,000 documents the FBI seized from the home of former President Donald Trump during an Aug. agents planted evidence to frame the former president.
The baseless accusations have been floating around for weeks, shared by the president himself and his closest allies. They sparked conspiracies among their fans of an FBI-led political campaign to destroy Trump and led to an increase in violent threats against the agency.
In a request released on Thursday, the special master requested by Trump’s team gave these attorneys until September 30 to say whether any of the items in the 11-page inventory provided by the department are described incorrectly.
Read more at The Independent:
The former president often claims the FBI planted evidence during the August 8 search of his Florida home.
John BowdenSeptember 22, 2022 23:15
Donald Trump will hold a fundraiser next month for Dan Cox, the Republican candidate for governor of Maryland, at his Mar-a-Lago estate.
Cox accepted the former president’s falsehoods about the 2020 election and was not endorsed for the nomination (or, for now, for the job) by retired Maryland Governor Larry Hogan. His victory in the GOP primaries was an example where Democrats successfully propelled, through tactical campaign spending, an election denier against a more moderate opponent in a showdown between Republicans and Republicans.
Read more at the hill by Julia Manchester.
John BowdenSeptember 22, 2022 22:45
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