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‘I’m a more honest man than you’: Trump ends Piers Morgan interview
A new congressional report has detailed how senior officials in the Trump administration – including chief of staff Mark Meadows and treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin – intervened to send $700m in Covid-19 relief funds to a struggling trucking firm despite objections from the Department of Defence.
pendant ce temps, les 6 January select committee is reportedly considering how to try and obtain testimony from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy after further leaked audio showed him discussing Mr Trump’s responsibility for the 6 January riot – and calling for extremist members of his caucus to be banned from Twitter.
New audio released last night included Mr McCarthy worrying aloud that some House Republicans were inciting violence, particularly singling out Florida’s Matt Gaetz, whom he said was “putting people in jeopardy”.
Mainstream Republican House members have so far declined to turn on their leader publicly, but Mr Gaetz has already come out swinging against Mr McCarthy, complaining that he and his deputy Steve Scalise “held views about President Trump and me that they shared on sniveling calls with Liz Cheney, not us.”
Republicans fear a Trump return to an Elon Musk-owned Twitter
While some Republicans took to publicly cheering Elon Musk’s $44bn purchase of Twitter as a major victory for free speech, there were some who viewed it with trepidation, selon les rapports.
For a series of top GOP insiders told Politico Playbook of their grave concerns about the new Musk-led Twitter becoming a haven to welcome back previously banned accounts, namely Donald Trump.
“If I’m a Democrat, I’d pray that Elon Musk puts Trump right back on Twitter,” an anonymous House GOP leadership aide told Politico, who asked to remain unidentified in order to speak freely.
Tesla boss has agreed to buy platform for $44bn and take it private
Whistleblower in Deutsche Bank and Donald Trump case found dead
A whitsleblower who reportedly worked with authorities to investigate the activities of Deutsche Bank and its ties with former president Donald Trump was found dead at a Los Angeles high school.
Valentin Broeksmit, 46, was found dead on Monday at about 7am local time, more than a year after he went missing, Los Angeles County coroner’s office said. He was last seen on 6 avril 2021 driving a red Mini Cooper in Griffith Park.
Broeksmit had offered hundreds of bank documents to the federal investigators and journalists looking into ties between the bank and Mr Trump, ABC10News reported.
Journalist Scott Stedman said he doesn’t suspect foul play in his friend’s death as he struggled with drugs on and off.
Republicans cheer as GOP candidate says Fauci should be executed by firing squad
John Bennett, who is also running for Congrès, said Dr Fauci should be tried and executed without offering any explanation what for at a campaign stop ahead of his June primary.
Dr Fauci has been subjected to repeated death threats and harassment since becoming the public face of the maison Blanche’s Covid pandemic fight, et en 2020 revealed he and his family needed a permanent security detail.
Bevan Hurley has more.
‘I’m not advocating we kill Anthony Fauci… until he’s convicted of his crimes through a court’ says Oklahoma GOP candidate
New York says its wrapping up probe into Trump’s ‘Russian nesting doll’ finances
The New York State Attorney General’s Office is close to unravelling the Trump Organization’s “Russian nesting doll” finances, selon les rapports.
Attorneys said they still waiting to search two cell phones belonging to Donald Trump, plus the laptop of a long time executive assistant, after they were pressed on why the three-year investigation was taking so long.
“The process is near the end,” Kevin Wallace, senior enforcement counsel at the New York State Attorney General’s Office, told a judge, selon CNN.
Judge asked prosecutors why they’re taking so long in high-profile probe
ICYMI: Tucker Carlson calls Kevin McCarthy ‘a puppet of the Democratic party’
Fox News hôte Tucker Carlson denounced Kevin McCarthy for sounding like “an MSNBC contributor” in private tapes in which the Republican Congressman supported the Silicon Valley censorship of his GOP colleagues.
In a segment titled “The Left’s Meltdown” over Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover, Carlson said establishment Democratic and Republican party figures were united in their support of censorship for political ends.
This guy has the story.
’We will have a Republican Congress led by a puppet of the Democratic Party’ says Tucker Carlson
JD Vance surges in Fox News poll of Ohio Senate race following Donald Trump endorsement
Dans the survey, published on Wednesday, Mr Vance’s support has leapt from 11 per cent in March to 23 pour cent, putting him at the top of the field over previous frontrunners Josh Mandel and Mike Gibbons, who were respectively at 20 et 22 per cent in a March Fox News survey.
John Bowden has more.
Ohio Senate race is test of Trump’s kingmaker power
Elon Musk suggests new name for Trump’s Truth Social
The Tesla boss, whose takeover of the San Francisco-based platform was announced earlier this week, took to Twitter to compare it to to the former president’s own social media company.
“Truth Social (terrible name) exists because Twitter censored free speech,” Mr Musk tweeted.
“Should be called Trumpet instead!"
Graeme Massie has the story.
Elon Musk has suggested a new name for Donald Trump’s Truth Social app as he accused Twitter, which has just agreed to buy for $44bn, of censorship.
Morning Joe host says new poll exposes ‘fascist’ viewpoint of large number of Republicans
Matin Joe hôte Joe Scarborough held nothing back on Wednesday when confronted with the results of a new Morning Consult/Politico poll finding that most GOP voters would not find accusations of racist or antisemitic behaviour by a candidate disqualifying.
Mr Scarborough, himself a former Republican congressman, lamented that the poll in his view showed that wide swaths of the GOP voter base were showing “fascist” leanings.
John Bowden has the scoop.
Former GOP congressman attacks Republican voter base
Marjorie Taylor Greene says Christians who help undocumented migrants are being controlled by Satan
GOP Membre du Congrès Marjorie Taylor Greene La Russie renforce son déploiement militaire en Biélorussie avant les exercices conjoints Christians who help undocumented migrants are in thrall to Satan.
Speaking to the far-right catholique activist Michael Voris, the Georgia Republican said she wanted to see moderate groups such as Catholic Relief Services that aid resettlement stripped of federal funding.
“What it is, is Satan’s controlling the church,” Ms Greene, an evangelical Protestant, said in an interview for Mr Voris’s Church Militant website.
“The church is not doing its job, and it’s not adhering to the teachings of Christ, and it’s not adhering to what the word of God says we’re supposed to do and how we’re supposed to live.”
Bevan Hurley has the story.
‘We are supposed to love one another, but their definition of what love one another means, means destroying our laws’
McCarthy says leaks ‘lacked context’ in first defence of Trump comments
Kevin McCarthy defended himself for the first time after Le New York Times leaked recordings of him criticizing Donald Trump following the US Capitol riot.
He “gave a full-throated defence” of his comments, including calls for big tech to delete the Twitter and social media accounts of his GOP colleagues.
Two sources in the room told The Washington Examiner that McCarthy told House Republicans they “need to talk about every scenario out there” about Trump’s future.
He added that the tape was deceptively cut before he received a standing ovation.
“There’s no problem. He’s going be the next speaker,” Rep Roger Williams of Texas said told the outlet.