Trump says no documents were found at Mar-a-Lago, only “cool” empty folders marked “secret.”
The same judge sanctioned it Donald Trump and nearly $1 million to his attorney for suing the former secretary of state Hillary Clinton for claims that she and others rigged the 2016 presidential election.
“This case should never have been brought,” wrote Southern District Judge Donald Middlebrooks. Florida in his order. “Its inadequacy as a legal claim was apparent from the outset.”
Judge Middlebrooks said the sanctions were justified because the former president had demonstrated a “pattern” of abusing the courts for his own political purposes. “Designed for political purposes, none of the counts in the Amended Complaint contained a cognizable legal claim,” he wrote.
Mr. Trump and his lawyer, Alina Haba, are now responsible for $937,989 in sanctions.
He shockingly called for imprisonment Politics the reporter, publisher and editor who broke the story trying to get them to identify the source of the leak.
Trump releases another poll showing him ahead of Ron DeSantis
Donald Trump is still looking to remind his potential rivals in 2024 that he is still their top choice for the GOP nominee, at least for now.
The ex-president “confirmed” the graphics produced by his team from the Big Village bimonthly survey; poll shows that more than half of all GOP voters support Trump. Mr. DeSantis was again the only Republican to reach double digits.
He has released such data with greater intensity in recent weeks, following the terrible results of many of his chosen candidates and the Republican Party as a whole in the midterm elections in November; many party elites publicly stated their growing disdain for the former president following these results.
John BowdenJanuary 22, 2023 9:00 p.m
Trump Turns Vlogger Diamond Memorial Into Campaign Speech – And Complains Service Didn’t Last 15 Minutes
Donald Trump struggled to match the mood of the memorial service for Ineita Lynette Hardaway, better known as “Diamond” of the pro-Trump duo Diamond and Silk.
Speaking at a gathering in Fayetteville on Saturday, North Carolinathe former president sometimes sounded more like a candidate giving a speech than an ex-president commemorating a valued friend or political ally.
Once he even quipped that the service lasted much longer than the “15 minutes” he was promised to speak and leave.
John BowdenJanuary 22, 2023, 8:30 p.m
Senior Democrats say Biden should be ’embarrassed’ over classified documents case after new documents discovered
Senior Democratsalarmed by the steady stream of startling revelations, on Sunday criticized how the president Joe Biden has handled classified material since leaving the vice presidency and is frustrated that the White House has not become more open to the public.
Lawmakers who may have been expecting questions about the debt limit or aid to Ukraine when invited to Sunday newscasts found themselves being asked about the weekend’s latest events in the docu-drama that put the Biden presidency on the defensive: During a search Friday at the home of Mr. Biden in Wilmington, Delaware, the FBI found additional classified documents and seized some of his handwritten notes, the president’s lawyer said Saturday.
It’s an embarrassing situation for Joe Biden as he enters the new year with a Republican majority in the House for the first time.
John BowdenJanuary 22, 2023 7:59 p.m
“Insulting the rule of law”: The White House accused Trump in prison. Journalists leak information about the Supreme Court
White House press secretary Karin Jean-Pierre strongly condemned the call to imprison Donald Trump Politics journalists who reported on the leak of the Supreme Court’s annulment decision Roe v. Wade.
The twice-impeached former president, who during his term repeatedly disparaged the press as “the enemy of the people” and suggested that White House reporters who reported unflattering information about him and his administration could be tried for treason, has taken to his platform Truth Social on Thursday after a Supreme Court leak investigation failed to identify the person responsible for the High Court project leak Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Org opinion to Politics last year.
Andrew Feinberg the White House reports.
John BowdenJanuary 22, 2023 7:30 p.m
George Santos celebrated his engagement to a man while he was married to a woman
The political world continues to be rocked by new revelations surrounding Republican Congressman George Santos – with a new report claiming he invited friends to celebrate his engagement to a man he was reportedly still married to.
“Good evening everyone! As you all may already know, Pedro and I have decided to join our toothbrushes! Lol and very few friends were chosen to share this special moment with us,” Mr Santos wrote in the invitation.
Mr. Santos and his wife divorced just five years later.
The Daily Beast learned of the invitation from Mr. Santos’ old roommate, Greg Morey-Parker. Pedro Villarva, the man mentioned in the invitation, also confirmed that Mr. Santos had planned the celebration.
The Independent Graig Graziosi has more:
John BowdenJanuary 22, 2023 7:00 p.m
Voices: Trump thinks Politico reporters should be jailed. This should be a turning point
This push to jail journalists for doing their jobs — jobs protected by the Constitution — echoes Trump’s speech last November, in which he reflected on the same reporter who was sexually assaulted in prison: “A reporter goes to prison. When a reporter finds out he’s going to marry some female inmate who’s extremely strong and cruel and mean, he’ll say, “You know, I think I’m going to give you some information.”
This is not empty talk. In accordance with New York TimesAs president, Trump told FBI Director James Comey to “consider putting journalists in jail” during a meeting in the Oval Office. Recently, Rolling Stone it was reported that Trump had assembled advisers to discuss ways to circumvent the First Amendment to emulate authoritarian leaders’ crackdown on journalists.
John BowdenJanuary 22, 2023 6:30 p.m
A former pro-Trump congressman is joining the fight against McDaniel
Madison Cawthorne doesn’t want to leave the political scene now that he’s a private citizen again.
The former congressman left the House of Representatives in January after being kicked out of last year’s primary — though he is believed to have stopped providing constituent services months earlier.
He is currently in Florida, where he is participating in rallies against the re-election of Republican Party Chairman Rona Romney McDaniel, along with Congressman Matt Gaetz.
John BowdenJanuary 22, 2023 6:00 p.m
Clinton supporters are pushing Trump for a “frivolous” fine
More details from The Independent Gustav Kilander:
John BowdenJanuary 22, 2023 5:30 p.m
Trump continues his war against McConnell
Mitch McConnell is officially Donald Trump’s #1 target on Truth Social – after Joe Biden and the various law enforcement agencies that have surrounded him.
On Saturday night, the ex-president published another “Truth” about the Republican Senate Minority Leader, blaming him for the success of Joe Biden.
“Mitch McConnell made the Biden presidency ‘look’ MUCH better than it would have been without Old Crow pushing massive New Green Deal funding for radical leftist Democrats. The end result will be inflation and debt, but that’s not good for anyone, especially our country!” he wrote.
John BowdenJanuary 22, 2023 5:00 p.m
Trump laments the length of his supporter’s funeral – from the podium
Donald Trump was in Fayetteville, North Carolina this weekend for the funeral of Ineta Lynette Hardaway, better known as “Diamond” from the duo “Diamond and Silk.” Both were his main supporters during the 2016 and 2020 elections.
Mr Trump was invited on stage to deliver remarks during the event – and, shockingly, he chose to lament the length of the funeral service he held.
John BowdenJanuary 22, 2023 4:30 p.m