‘Get ready’: Trump says he’ll ‘most likely’ run for president again in 2024
After donald trump told a rally crowd in Sioux City, Iowa, that he is more likely than ever to run for president in 2024, with multiple outlets now reporting that his aides are coming Nov. 14 as the date to announce a new campaign.
“In order to make our country prosperous and safe and glorious, I will very, very, very likely do it again,” Mr Trump told the crowd at the rally last night. “Get ready, that’s all I’m telling you – very soon. Be ready.”
No final decision has apparently been made on when to make the announcement, but Mr. Trump has been dragging it heavily for more than a year.
Additionally, CNN reports that, as a Trump 2024 race seems likely, justice department officials discussed the potential need for a special advocate for Jan. 6 and Mar-a-Lago documents investigations. A flurry of activity is expected after the mid-terms.
Meanwhile, the judge in charge of the New York Attorney General Letitia James’ The fraud lawsuit against the Trump Organization and the Trump family ruled an independent monitor would oversee the company, restricting its ability to do business.
Trump aide appears before Mar-a-Lago grand jury
An aide to the former president donald trump who said he was present when Trump declassified large categories of documents appeared before a federal grand jury after being granted immunity for his testimony, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Kash Patel appeared Thursday after the Justice Department agreed to grant him immunity from prosecution for his testimony and after a federal judge in Washington issued a sealed order to that effect.
He had invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in an earlier grand jury appearance, but the justice department – in an apparent recognition of his importance as a witness – later offered him the form of immunity that protects him from having his testimony used against him.
The Justice Department is conducting a criminal investigation into the discovery of top-secret documents seized during an FBI search of Trump’s property in Florida, Mar-a-Lago, August 8. The FBI removed more than 100 documents with classification marks during this search. This is in addition to 15 boxes of records recovered in January by the National Archives and Records Administration, as well as more than three dozen classified documents turned over to investigators in June.
Eric Tucker, The Associated PressNovember 5, 2022 07:00
Georgia professor says Trump supporters see him as a ‘light bringer’
Gustaf KilanderNovember 5, 2022 06:00
Secret Service agents in car with Trump on January 6 questioned by select committee
Gustaf KilanderNovember 5, 2022 05:00
Carter Center will monitor US elections for the first time in response to growing threats to democracy
The Carter Center has monitored more than 110 elections in the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and Asia since 1989 as part of efforts to promote democracy around the world. But he never carried out similar operations in the United States.
This year, however, it will send monitors to three states — Georgia, Michigan and Arizona — each with a different mission, but with the overall goal of building confidence in the integrity of the voting process.
David Carroll, director of the center’s democracy program, said The Independent that this decision “represents a recognition that threats to democratic institutions and norms are greater in the United States than in a number of other countries around the world.”
“And that deserves special attention and prioritization by groups like ours who work to advance respect for democracy and democratic principles,” he added.
Richard HallNovember 5, 2022 04:01
Ex-Republican slams GOP: ‘I can’t continue to support a party that’s consumed by a canceled election’
Gustaf KilanderNovember 5, 2022 03:00
Laura Kelly of Kansas is the only Democratic governor to run for re-election in the state Trump won
Both major parties claim that Kansas The gubernatorial race is a toss-up in its final days as abortion politics, lingering ill will toward former Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and an independent conservative candidate make competition tighter than expected in the state at republican tendency.
Democratic outgoing governor Laura Kelly expected to be on the defensive as the only Democratic governor in the United States seeking re-election in a state carried by the former president donald trump in 2020. But a decisive statewide vote in August affirming abortion rights energized Democrats and moderates and boosted Kelly’s chances of holding the crucial votes for his victory four years ago. year.
GOP challenger Derek Schmidt hopes to tap into voter frustration with inflation and crime. Kelly largely remained on a message that Kansas is once again in good financial shape after past budget issues related to Brownback, with Schmidt a key political ally.
“I’m more confident than I’ve been,” said Joan Wagnon, former Kansas Democratic Party chairwoman and former Topeka mayor.
Schmidt, the state’s three-term attorney general, ends his campaign against the attack with “Kansas Can Do Better” rallies across the state. Kelly’s Allies closed with a “Back on Track, Can’t Go Back” tour.
John Hanna, The Associated PressNovember 5, 2022 02:00
Justice Department could appoint special counsel if Trump runs for office again, report says
The DoJ has apparently made no decision on the need for a special counsel in the unprecedented event where it decides to prosecute a former president and active candidate.
Officials have discussed how a special counsel could insulate the Justice Department against allegations that the Biden administration is acting against a political rival during an election cycle, sources told the news network.
The Justice Department observed the tradition of keeping quiet in the weeks leading up to an election ahead of the Nov. 8 midterms.
Graeme MassieNovember 5, 2022 01:00
Clinton Labor Secretary argues Donald Trump shouldn’t be able to run for re-election because he ‘engaged in insurrection’
Gustaf KilanderNovember 5, 2022 12:00 a.m.
Florida man supporting Trump found guilty of shooting jet skiers over ‘Ridin’ flag with Biden
Support from Trump Florida the man was found guilty of shooting a man on a jetski displaying a “Ridin’ with Biden” flag on Election Day in 2020.
A miami The jury found Eduardo Acosta, 39, guilty of attempted murder, aggravated assault with a firearm and armed robbery. He now faces between 20 years and life imprisonment when he is sentenced on December 16.
Prosecutors told the court Acosta went out on his own personal watercraft with a group on November 3, 2020 when they encountered two other men on a small island in Biscayne Bay.
Acosta began arguing with the men, using a false QAnon conspiracy theory that anyone supporting the Democrat was a “child molester.”
The right-wing’s unsubstantiated and bizarre theory claims that a group of ‘deep state’ child sex traffickers were secretly working to defeat donald trump during his time at the White House.
Graeme MassieNovember 4, 2022 11:00 p.m.
Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes testifies in his own defense at the January 6 seditious conspiracy trial
The founder and leader of a group accused of plotting to forcibly overturn the result of the 2020 presidential election has testified in his own defense, a day after prosecutors closed their case in a seditious conspiracy trial involving Stewart Rhodes and members of the Oath Keepers.
His testimony marks an unusual and potentially risky move in a trial that sought to expose anti-government far-right militia plans to “attack” the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, fueled by baseless conspiracy theories that the election was stolen. Donald Trump.
By taking the stand, Mr. Rhodes exposed himself to cross-examination by federal prosecutors who presented the jury with dozens of text messages and video and audio evidence implicating Mr. Rhodes and four others charged with seditious conspiracy.
In his first appearance on the stand on November 4, Mr Rhodes was asked if he thought the 2020 presidential election had been “stolen”. Doubling down on his baseless denial of the result, he said he believed the election was “unconstitutional”.
“You can’t really have a winner in an unconstitutional election. That would mean Donald Trump was not the winner either,” he added. he told the jury.
Alex WoodwardNovember 4, 2022 10:00 p.m.