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‘I’m a more honest man than you’: Trump ends Piers Morgan interview
Donald Trump’s disgraced former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, is being sued by the Department of Justice for $3m he owes in penalties having failed to report foreign financial interests for several years.
Mr Manafort was sentenced to jail in 2019 after being found guilty of various offences including bank fraud, money laundering and illegal lobbying. The charges emerged from Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s interactions with Russian agents and interests.
i mellomtiden, Mr Trump has finally posted on his Truth Social app after months of silence. “I’M BACK! #COVFEFE," han skrev, alongside a photo of the ex-president on the phone at his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida.
Despite the hopes of various right-wing Republicans, Mr Trump has insisted that he would not return to Twitter even if Elon Musk reinstated his account. Faktisk, he has said that he doesn’t view the social platforms as rivals.
Trump defends Nebraska gubernatorial candidate who has been accused of sexual misconduct
Dismissing recent sexual misconduct allegations against Charles Herbster, former president Donald Trump defended the Nebraska gubernatorial candidate and said that the allegations against him were “malicious”.
Mr Trump said on Sunday: “He’s been badly maligned and it’s a shame. That’s why I came out here.” He added: “It would have been easy for me to say: ‘I am not gonna come.’
“I defend my people when I know they are good.”
The former president’s defence of Mr Herbster came just days after it was reported that seven women — including Republican state senator Julie Slama — had accused him of groping them at political events or beauty pageants. One woman has also accused Mr Herbster of forcibly kissing her.
Mr Herbster has denied these allegations.
President Biden mocks Donald Trump at White House Correspondent’s dinner
Joe Biden mocked the former president Donald Trump during the White House Correspondent’s dinner over the weekend and said “just imagine if my predecessor came to this dinner this year. Now that would really have been a real coup.”
Mr Trump shunned the event during his years at the White House and the annual dinner was cancelled during the pandemic.
På lørdag, Mr Biden joked: “I am really excited to be here tonight with the only group of Americans with a lower approval rating than I have.”
The president also joked about the anti-Biden “Let’s Go Brandon” slogan and said: “Republicans seem to support one fella, some guy named Brandon. He’s having a really good year. I am happy for him.”
Bob Woodward claims generals, Pentagon officials ‘apoplectic’ about Trump’s mental state
During a live recording of the Skullduggery podcast, famed journalist Bob Woodward said General Mark Milley and other Pentagon officials were ‘apoplectic’ about former President Donald Trump and his mental state.
“General Milley and people in the Pentagon were not just disturbed, [de] were apoplectic about it, and apoplectic about Trump and his mental state," han sa.
Watch the clip below.
ICYMI: Republican Representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert had to be separated during argument, rapporten sier
Representatives Lauren Boebert and Marjorie Taylor Greene may seem like an ideal extreme-right tag team, but reports from sources close to the lawmakers claim there may be bad blood between the two.
Despite their similarly MAGA-focused rhetoric, Ms Boebert reportedly can’t stand being lumped in with Ms Greene and the two allegedly had to be seperated during an argument earlier this year.
Gustaf Kilander has more in the report below.
‘We were not designed to be an extreme outrage machine,’ former Trump chief of staff says of freedom caucus
Trump puts out rambling statement about Obama team
Former president Donald Trump revived his bizarre theory that the Obama administration spied on his presidential campaign in 2016. Using the name “Obamagate,” Mr Trump baselessly claims that there was an organised effort by the former president to “overturn the 2016 Presidential Election” by spying on him.
Read the statement below:
Analyse: Why Republicans want Madison Cawthorn gone for good
In his dispatch for today’s edition of Den uavhengige’S Inside Washington newsletter, Eric Garcia takes a look at the deepening troubles of Madison Cawthorn – the extreme North Carolina Republican whose party colleagues in the House of Representatives seem keener than ever to get rid of.
Mr Cawthorn has claimed that “RINOs” – Republicans in name only – are conducting a smear campaign against him.
Read more in the analysis below.
The rate at which dirt on Cawthorn is coming out is shocking. It looks like he’s made enemies in all the wrong places
Bill Barr tells Newsmax Trump shouldn’t be 2024 nominee
Former president Donald Trump’s one-time attorney general Bill Barr told far-right broadcaster Newsmax that he does not think his former boss should be the Republicans’ 2024 presidential nominee.
Mr Barr made the comments while speaking with another former Trump official, Sean Spicer.
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ICYMI: Jan 6 committee member on McCarthy’s communications with Trump
Speaking on MSNBC last night, Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren of the 6 January committee discussed the implications of the recently released audio recordings of Kevin McCarthy discussing Donald Trump’s role in the Capitol riot.
Ms Lofgren confirmed that the committee will be sending another letter asking Mr McCarthy for his testimony, which he has so far refused to give – and noted that the private conversations released are “not that different” from what the GOP leader said in public immediately after the insurrection.
Watch the clip below.
Nebraska Trump rally canceled due to weather
A rally for former president Donald Trump was cancelled due to weather, according to a local broadcaster.
KETV reports that the rally, scheduled for Friday night, has been rescheduled for Sunday.
“Thank you to all who waited in line for our Save America Rally tonight in Greenwood, Nebraska. Because of severe weather, including the possibility of 60 mph+ wind, hailstorms, and maybe even tornadoes, I will not be coming to Nebraska tonight, but rather, været tillater det, will be there this Sunday night, May 1st,” Mr Trump said in an email on Friday. “The most important thing is to keep you safe, and that cannot be done with such a terrible forecast. Thank you to Charles W. Herbster and his wonderful staff for working so professionally with us. See you on Sunday!”
Newly released texts show Sean Hannity complaining about ‘lunatics’ hurting Trump’s cause
Text exchanges between Sean Hannity and former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows between election day and Joe Biden’s inauguration show the Fox News host growing exasperated that MAGA “lunatics” were pushing for former president Donald Trump to overturn the 2020 valg.
“You fighting is fine. The fing (sic) lunatics is NOT fine. They are NOT helping him. I’m fed up with those people,” Mr Hannity wrote in one text to Mr Meadows, who said he was “fighting like crazy.”
Read more in Bevan Hurley’s report below.
‘I’m fed up with those people,’ Sean Hannity texted to Trump chief of staff