‘Meet the Press’ anchor reveals the ‘most powerful person’ who shaped the 2024 election
Donald Trump is reportedly set to return to Twitter as part of his 2024 campaign and representatives of Facebook parent Meta have petitioned to reinstate his account on that platform, NBC News reports.
Meanwhile, Mr Trump’s former “fixer”, Michael Cohen, met with New York prosecutors as part of an investigation into the Trump Organization’s involvement in giving money to Stormy Daniels.
Mr. Trump’s former personal attorney showed up for a meeting with the Manhattan district attorney’s office on Tuesday, leaving about 90 minutes later when he told CNN he would likely meet with investigators again.
The apparent escalation of the probe comes as newly released logs show who visited Mr Trump’s White House in the days leading up to the January 6 Capitol riot.
Visitor logs, obtained by an investigating House select committee on January 6, show that the president met with a number of far-right election deniers and conspiracy theorists including Sidney Powell.
The former president continues to talk about the parallel investigations into the discovery of classified material at Mar-a-Lago and classified documents at President Joe Biden’s home and an office he once used.
Trump was about to return to Twitter as the campaign demanded a reinstatement on Facebook, the report says
Although Donald Trump was given access to his Twitter account back on November 19 after Elon Musk took over the company and decided to reverse the ban imposed on the former president in the wake of the Capitol riot, he must make a tweet.
That could all change according to a report by NBC News, which says its 2024 campaign advisers are brainstorming ideas for his first tweet.
In addition, the campaign also contacted Facebook parent Meta to unblock his account on that platform which was also suspended two years ago.
“We believe that the ban on President Trump’s Facebook account has significantly distorted and inhibited public discourse,” the Trump campaign wrote in a letter to Meta on Tuesday, according to a copy reviewed by NBC News.
The campaign would like a meeting to discuss replacement. Meta has said it will announce a decision in the coming weeks.
Since being banned from the main social media platforms, Mr Trump has set up his own – Truth Social – but he dislikes the audience and the bullying he has faced on the other sites. While he has 4.8 million followers on Truth Social, he had 88 million on Twitter and 34 million on Facebook.
Oliver Connell18 January 2023 14:26
‘You have the right to remain silent, you know’: Conway schools Trump on latest post
Conservative lawyer George Conway reminded Donald Trump that all his posts – whether on Truth Social or perhaps another platform soon – could come back to haunt him in a court of law.
Mr Conway, a longtime Trump foe, reminded the former president of the most basic of rights – the right to remain silent if suspected of a crime as set out in the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution.
People are protected from being forced to give evidence that could incriminate them. Mr. Trump provides written evidence on social media in written form multiple times a day.
“You have the right to remain silent, you know. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law,” Mr. Conway posted on Truth Social in response to the former president’s latest attempt to reveal the presence of classified documents at Mar-a- Lago to explain away.
“Do you understand these rights, @realDonaldTrump?”
Oliver Connell19 January 2023 02:30
Trump calls classified folders ‘cool memorabilia’ as he takes on FBI ‘Gestapo’
Another day, another protest of innocence from former president Donald Trump regarding the number of classified documents found at Mar-a-Lago.
Mr. Trump insists that he kept the inexpensive folders marked “classified” or “secret” as “cool keep” before accusing the “Gestapo” – the FBI – of taking these empty folders and counting them as classified documents.
In addition, the former president then floated the conspiracy theory that “Trump Hating Marxist Thugs” would “plant documents with the material in their possession”.
He ended defiantly: “There was nothing wrong with me. JOE did it!”
Oliver Connell19 January 2023 01:30
How dire is the debt limit problem?
On the verge of reaching the nation’s legal borrowing limit on Thursday, the government is resorting to “extraordinary measures” to avoid default.
But — take a breath — the phrase technically refers to a set of accounting solutions. Yes, accounting.
Oliver Connell19 January 2023 00:30
Voices: Why Kevin McCarthy can’t quit George Santos
Another day, another George Santos headline. Some of them, actually.
Eric Garcia explains Kevin McCarthy – not to mention the rest of the GOP leadership – probably can’t afford to fire Mr. Santos for one simple reason.
Oliver Connell18 January 2023 23:30
Stormy Daniels renewed money probe see Cohen meet with Trump prosecutors
Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, said he met for 2½ hours on Tuesday with Manhattan prosecutors who have revived a year-old investigation into payments made to a porn star to keep her quiet about an alleged extramarital affair. .
Cohen said he was ordered “not to reveal anyone present at the meeting” or to discuss in detail any area of prosecutors’ interest.
Cohen meets with Trump prosecutors amid renewed money probe
Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, says he met Tuesday for about 2½ hours with Manhattan prosecutors, who are again investigating hush money payments he made to a porn star who said she had an extramarital affair with the former president.
Oliver Connell18 January 2023 23:00
Voices: The dangerous troll under the Republic House bridge
Republican Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy has repeatedly stated his intention to keep Democratic representatives Eric Swalwell, Adam Schiff, and Ilhan Omar off the House intelligence committee. This move is widely seen as revenge on the Democrats who defeated Republicans Marjorie Taylor Greene and Paul Gosar. It is also, however, a reaffirmation of the Republicans’ commitment to government by trolling.
Oliver Connell18 January 2023 22:30
Trump wants to question Obama on classified papers
In a busy day of Social Truth posts, former president Donald Trump wonders:
Why aren’t they asking President Obama what his Administration is doing? Crooked Hillary took and illegally deleted and acid washed 33,000 Emails AFTER receiving a Subpoena for those Emails from the United States Congress, and who knows how many Classified Documents Joe took, especially related to Ukraine and the China. Maybe Trump Hating Special “Prosecutor” Jack Smith, who is doing the dirty work for his Marxist Democrat friends, should do the right thing for our Country!
He adds in a follow-up post:
Our Country became the Investigative Capital of the World. In fact, that’s all we do, and it’s only good for our many enemies. They couldn’t be happier as they make up for our absence wonderfully!!!
Oliver Connell18 January 2023 22:11
Trump claims he kept classified folders as ‘cool’ stuff
Donald Trump argued Wednesday in a post on Truth Social that many of the documents marked “classified” found at Mar-a-Lago – more than 300 in total – were actually empty folders marked “classified” he took it as a “cool” souvenir.
Mr. Trump continued to reiterate his baseless accusations by demanding that federal law enforcement agents plant more classified documents among the arrested subjects to further incriminate him.
John Bowden The details are.
Oliver Connell18 January 2023 22:00
Kushner warned Trump not to go down the rabbit hole of false election claims
Jared Kushner has warned Donald Trump not to listen to the outside lawyers he has gathered around himself as he tries to overturn the 2020 election, telling his father-in-law that his legal team is sending him on a “funky ride”.
In his new book on the first two years of Joe Biden’s presidency, Fight for your Life, author Chris Whipple writes that Mr. Kushner chose to make himself scarce in the days leading up to the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol because he knew “there was nothing” when it came to Mr. Trump that he is a victim of theft. election.
Andrew Feinberg reports from Washington, DC.
Oliver Connell18 January 2023 21:30