Donald Trump has launched his 2024 presidential campaign.
Attorney General Merrick Garland has appointed Justice Department veteran and former Hague war crimes prosecutor Jack Smith as special counsel to consider whether former President Donald Trump should face criminal charges.
Mr Garland said at a press conference on Friday that Mr Smith would focus on the possibility of indictments stemming from investigations into the January 6 Capitol riot and Mar-a-Lago classified documents.
The former president condemned the move as “the worst form of politicization of justice” and said, “I will not participate in this.”
The news comes just days after he made a low-key speech about his intention to run for president in 2024.
At the same time, Author E Jean Carroll, who claims Donald Trump was sexually assaulted at a New York mall in the 1990s, has filed another lawsuit alleging battery.
Ms. Carroll is pursuing her case under New York law that allows adult survivors of alleged sexual abuse to file civil lawsuits even after the statute of limitations has expired.
Pelosi takes a subtle dig at Trump in farewell speech.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took part in a dig at former President Donald Trump during his leadership farewell on the House floor Thursday morning.
“It is my privilege to participate in forging extraordinary progress for the American people,” Ms. Pelosi said. “I’ve enjoyed working with three presidents.”
She spoke during four administrations.
Oliver O’Connell18 November 2022 22:50
Trump will make a statement about the ‘Witch Hunt’ at 8:30 p.m.
Former President Donald Trump will announce tonight a special prosecutor to oversee the investigation into him.
Shortly before making the announcement, he wrote: “Here we go again. I thought the election committee on January 6th was a lost issue, especially the record loss by Liz Chaney in Great Wyoming, Wyoming, and the document fraud case after reviewing the Clinton Socks Case & Presidential Record Act. dead Or at least die quickly. The Democratic Department of “Justice” has nothing but Trump haters, so they just hired a special attorney to go after me. Shame!”
Oliver O’Connell18 November 2022 22:34
E Jean Carroll sued Trump for defamation.
Author E Jean Carroll, who accused her of sexually assaulting her in a New York department store decades ago, is again suing the former president for battery and defamation.
He represented the former attorney, who turned 78 on Thursday. Elle The columnist, who is advising Ms Carroll in court, said her client would face a new defamation suit for what he said on social media last month, which he allegedly manipulated into lying. “, The New York Times reported.
Johanna Chisholm has the details.
Oliver O’Connell18 November 2022 22:20
Haberman: More ‘silent response’ to special counsel than FBI search
Maggie Haberman; The New York Times Regarding Donald Trump, the expert said, “Trump had a huge rally in August when the FBI searched. Since the announcement of the special counsel, there has been a muted response so far.”
Oliver O’Connell18 November 2022 21:59
The Capitol sentenced the rioter to 3 years in prison for following the president’s orders.
An Ohio man was sentenced Friday to three years in prison for allegedly “obeying presidential orders” from President Donald Trump when he stormed the U.S. Capitol.
Dustin Byron Thompson spent less than three hours defending his novel against Congress in preventing Joe Biden’s presidential win from being ruled out in April.
A jury found Thompson guilty of all five counts in his indictment, including stealing a coat from an office in the Capitol during the Jan. 6, 2021, riot.
Thompson apologized and apologized for his actions.
U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton told Thompson he couldn’t understand how someone with a college degree could “go down a rabbit hole” and “believe so much in a lie.” The judge said Thompson must pay the price for a “heinous crime” that undermined the integrity and existence of this country.
The maximum penalty for prohibition is 20 years in prison. While the government is defending a sentence of one year and one day, the government is recommending a sentence of 70 months.
Thompson testified at trial that he participated in the mob attack and stole a coat rack and a bottle of bourbon. He said he regretted his “disgraceful” behavior. But he also said he believed Trump’s false claim that the election was stolen and was trying to stand up for him.
Thompson disrupted a joint session of Congress to recognize Electoral College voting; stealing government property; entering or remaining in a restricted building or premises; causing disorder or disruption in confined buildings or grounds; Disorganized or disruptive. a march on the Capitol building; Hold a demonstration or picket at the Capitol building.
More than 770 people have been charged with federal crimes stemming from the riots. More than 250 of them have pleaded guilty, mostly to crimes. Thompson is the fifth person to be arraigned on riot-related charges.
Oliver O’Connell18 November 2022 21:50
Profile: Jack Smith? The Special Counsel has extensive experience in high-profile cases.
Experienced war crimes prosecutor Jack Smith, who returned to the United States to oversee the investigation into former US President Donald Trump, is no stranger to investigations of high-profile figures.
Andrew Feinberg documents the legal veteran’s handling of the most high-profile case of his career.
Oliver O’Connell18 November 2022 21:25
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre says former president Joe Biden may face criminal charges; President Joe Biden said he was aware of the appointment of a special counsel to investigate the matter.
Oliver O’Connell18 November 2022 21:17
‘I’m not part of this’: Trump’s furious response to special counsel move
Donald Trump has slammed the appointment of a special counsel to lead investigations into the handling of the Capitol riots on January 6, 2021.
“I’ve been going through this for six years, I’ve been going through this for six years, and I’m not going to continue going through it,” Mr Trump told Fox News Digital on Friday after the advice was revealed. “And I hope the Republicans have the courage to fight this.
Gustaf Kilander reports the former president’s response.
Oliver O’Connell18 November 2022 21:06
White House: No head on AG special counsel decision.
Oliver O’Connell18 November 2022 20:53
‘I’m not going to take part in it,’ Trump said, indulging in ‘the worst kind of politicking’.
Former US President Donald Trump has criticized the decision to appoint a special counsel to oversee investigations into the arrival of classified material in his Florida home, inciting Capitol riots.
In an exclusive interview with Fox News Digital shortly after Attorney General Merrick Garland’s announcement, Mr Trump said: “I’ve been going through this for six years, I’ve been going through this for six years, and I’m not going to go through it anymore.” And I hope Republicans have the courage to fight it.”
He added: “I’ve proven myself innocent of everything — from trumped-up charges to Mueller, I’ve found no collusion, and now I have to do more.”
“This is not acceptable. That’s not fair. It’s political,” Trump said.
“I’m not in it. I’m not going to be part of it.”
He said: “I can’t believe they have the right to do this. This is the worst politicization of justice in our country.”
Oliver O’Connell18 November 2022 20:44