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Trump again hints at 2024 presidential run during Texas speech – leef

Trump again hints at 2024 presidential run during Texas speech - leef
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Former president Donald Trump hinted at a presidential run in 2024 as he spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

“We will make America proud again, we will make America safe again and we will make America great again,” the former US president said.

Mr Trump has kept the door open for his presidential run through crowdfunding and rallies, without officially confirming his ambitions.

Gister, former New Jersey governor and Mr Trump’s former adviser Chris Christie estimated dead even odds of the former president running for office again.

“Am I convinced Donald Trump’s going to run for president? I am not convinced. I believe it’s a 50-50 shot right now whether he runs or he doesn’t,” Mr Christie told ABC’s This Week.

Intussen, at the CPAC conference, Mr Trump claimed that Jan 6 riots at the US Capitol and the alleged 2020 right-wing militia scheme to kidnap Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer were both “fake” government plots.

“The sting that they did involving Gretchen Whitmer was fake, just like those who instigated January 6,” Mr Trump said. “It was a fake deal, fake. It was a fake deal.”

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Trump-backed Michigan attorney general candidate involved in voting-system breach – verslag doen

The Republican nominee for Michigan attorney general led a team that gained unauthorised access to voting equipment while hunting for evidence to support former president Donald Trump’s false election-fraud claims.

Volgens a Reuters analysis of court filings, people working with Matthew DePernothe Trump-endorsed nominee for the state’s top law-enforcement postexamined a vote tabulator from Richfield Township, a conservative stronghold of 3,600 people in northern Michigan’s Roscommon County.

The Richfield security breach is one of four similar incidents being investigated by Michigan’s current attorney general, Democrat Dana Nessel. Under state law, it is a felony to seek or provide unauthorised access to voting equipment.

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Jan 6 subpoenas suggest ‘hard look’ at Trump and ‘group at the top’, says Bill Barr

Former US attorney general Bill Barr has said the federal grand jury’s subpoenas over the Jan 6 Capitol riots imply a “hard look” is being taken at Donald Trump and “the people immediately around him”.

Mr Barr in a CBS News interview on Friday also termed the handing out of the subpoenas was a “significant event”.

Verlede week, the federal grand jury investigating the Jan 6 insurrection at the US Capitol subpoenaed the former White House counsel Pat Cipollone and his top deputy Patrick Philbin, suggest a more intensified investigation by the US Justice Department.

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‘Fifty-fifty’ shot Trump will run for president in 2024, says Christie

Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie estimated dead even odds of Donald Trump running for president again in 2024.

The ex-governor and former adviser to Mr Trump’s 2016 campaign never made it into the chaotic Trump White House or broader administration, but remained largely supportive of the president and his policies until January 6.

He has remained a vocal critic of Mr Trump since, blaming him for inspiring the deadly riot that engulfed Congress.

Op Sondag, he joined ABC’s This Week and posited that it was as likely that Donald Trump would sit out the 2024 election cycle as it was that he would run again.

“Am I convinced Donald Trump’s going to run for president? I am not convinced. I believe it’s a 50-50 shot right now whether he runs or he doesn’t,” Mr Christie said.

His remarks come alongside the former president dropping hints about planning another bid at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Dallas over the weekend.

John Bowden reports.

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Trump claims Jan 6 riots and plot against Gretchen Whitmer were ‘fake’

Donald Trump claimed during his Conservative Political Action Conference speech on Saturday that the Jan 6 riots at the US Capitol and the alleged 2020 right-wing militia scheme to kidnap Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer were both “fake” government plots.

“The sting that they did involving Gretchen Whitmer was fake, just like those who instigated January 6,” Mr Trump said. “It was a fake deal, fake. It was a fake deal.”

“Gretchen Whitmer was in less danger than the people sitting in this room right now it seems to me,” Mr Trump added.

Josh Marcus has more.

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Trump pleads to supporters for donations to help him sue CNN

More than a week after threatening to sue CNN, Donald Trump has asked his supporters on his email list to contribute money to help him fight his lawsuit against the outlet.

Mr Trump said late last month that he would sue CNN and “other media outlets” for dismissing his voter fraud claims.

In a 282-page letter which the former US president’s attorney sent to CNN chief Chris Licht last month, the lawyer argued that the cable network defamed Mr Trump, calling him a liar for his unproven voter fraud allegations and “consistently fed a narrative that denounced President Trump’s legitimacy and competency”.

Vishwam Sankaran reports.

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