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Latest from Trump: QAnon supporters hail ex-president as he rages over Letitia James

Former President Donald Trump Says He Can Declassify Top Secret Documents Just “By Thinking About It”

Donald Trump ripped into New York Attorney General Letitia James during his campaign-style rally in North Carolina on Friday night, days after he filed a $250 million lawsuit against the former president and his business empire for a host of allegedly fraudulent business practices.

Ahead of the rally, Mr. Trump appeared to fall further into the world of QAnon after reposting a video on his own Truth Social network featuring images and slogans associated with the fringe conspiracy.

Mr Trump has previously denied knowledge of the sprawling conspiracy theory, but amplified Q-support influencers and followers on his social media platform. At his rally, supporters raised their fingers in an apparent salute, continuing a trend at his events that security personnel tried to prevent.

His attorneys, meanwhile, have been ordered to say one way or another whether they actually believe the FBI planted incriminating evidence in the documents seized at Mar-a-Lago — or whether the ex-president is simply bluffing to save face.

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Trump fans wave QAnon symbol again at rally despite security trying to stop them

Donald Trump has openly courted QAnon influencers and supporters, who raise their fingers in an apparent salute referencing the sprawling conspiracy theory that baselessly claims the 2020 presidential election was rigged, among other things assertions.

Lisa Pyle, who wore a hat with the Q symbol, said The Independent that she enjoyed his use of QAnon symbolism.

“I think it’s wonderful,” she said.

She said The IndependentChief Washington Correspondent Eric Garcia said she probably wouldn’t vote in 2022: “Would you vote in a missed election if you knew? If you knew the truth?

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Jan. 6 committee adviser says White House called rioter during Capitol uprising

As a crowd of Trump supporters stormed the Congress Hall, the White House switchboard reportedly connected a phone call to one of the rioters.

“I know of only one end to this call,” said Denver Riggleman, a technical adviser who has worked with Congress. 60 minutes. “I don’t know the end of the White House, which I believe is more important. But the point is, the American people need to know that there are connections that need to be explored further.

Mr. Riggleman, a former military intelligence officer and Republican congressman from Virginia, is the author of a forthcoming book that argues that the Jan. 6 committee needed to further investigate communication tapes like the alleged call from the White House.

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The January 6 rioter who prosecuted Eugene Goodman has been found guilty on all counts in the Capitol riot case

Doug Jensen, a Jan. 6 rioter who stormed the U.S. Capitol wearing a QAnon t-shirt while chasing notorious U.S. Capitol police officer Eugene Goodman, was convicted on Friday of all seven counts with which he was confronted.

The Iowa man was one of the first rioters to enter the Capitol building, according to the government.

Federal prosecutors said he “would not be arrested on January 6 until he got what he came for: to stop the peaceful transfer of power.”

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Here are the 20 properties of Trump’s alleged fraud scheme

The New York Attorney General’s lawsuit against Trump follows a three-year civil investigation into at least 23 of his properties and assets, from his Mar-a-Lago resort residence in Florida to his namesake tower in Manhattan and land golf in Scotland.

His office discovered that at least 11 of his annual financial statements included more than 200 false and misleading asset valuations.

“The number of grossly inflated asset values ​​is staggering, affecting most if not all real estate in any given year,” according to the lawsuit.

Here’s a look at all 20 of these properties and the myriad schemes allegedly used to fraudulently improve his financial situation.

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Watch: Trump calls New York attorney general ‘crackpot, radical and leftist’ at rally

After a three-year investigation into widespread allegations of fraud and questionable business practices within his real estate empire, New York Attorney General Letitia James this week announced a sweeping lawsuit targeting Trump, his three adult children and associates. within his Trump organization.

At his campaign-style rally in North Carolina on Friday night, Trump called her a “rabid maniac” and a “crazy leftist.”

Donald Trump Calls Letitia James ‘Crazy, Radical and Leftist’ During Rally

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ICYMI: Trump lawyers fight to keep Jan. 6 grand jury testimony, report says

Lawyers for former President Donald Trump are reportedly engaged in a closed-door court battle to prevent a federal grand jury from hearing testimony from White House advisers to the twice-impeached former president as part of an investigation on the January 6 attack on the Capitol.

According to CNN, Mr. Trump’s attorneys have aggressively asserted executive and attorney-client privilege to prevent some witnesses, such as former White House aide and attorney Eric Herschmann, from complying with court subpoenas. grand jury.

A trio of Trump lawyers were in a Washington, D.C. courthouse on Thursday to make submissions on the matter to a federal judge.

After Evan Corcoran, Tim Parlatore and John Rowley were seen exiting the courthouse, Mr Palatore told reporters he was “representing a client” but gave no further details.

Andrew Feinberg has the details for The Independent.

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Donald Trump’s favorite Elton John plays Biden in the White House

Donald Trump may love Elton John, but Elton John isn’t a big fan of Donald Trump, having turned down an invitation to perform at the 2016 inauguration.

Today, the ‘Rocket Man’ legend gave a concert on the White House lawn for Joe Biden on Friday, while Mr Trump gave a rally in North Carolina.

Learn more about the strange relationship between Mr. Trump and Sir Elton.

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Kushner pays $3.25 million to settle illegal tenant charge charges

A property management company owned by the family of former President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has agreed to pay a $3.25 million civil fine and restitution to settle a 2019 lawsuit in Maryland over allegations of charging illegal fees to tenants and failing to maintain properties, Attorney General Brian Frosh announced Friday.

Frosh announced that his office’s consumer protection division has reached an agreement with Westminster Management, LLC, a New Jersey-based company, and the 25 companies that own or owned 17 residential communities operated by Westminster Management in Maryland. .

The settlement deals with accusations that Westminster and the owners breached the Consumer Protection Act.

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The 20 major lawsuits and investigations Trump faces now that he has left office

Lawsuits and investigations have plagued Donald Trump throughout his business career and then his presidency, and have continued into his current post-presidency phase.

More recently, there was New York Attorney General Letitia James’ explosive $250 million lawsuit against Mr. Trump and three of his children for a host of allegedly fraudulent business practices. But there are many more.

Mr Trump is said to have faced around 4,000 cases in his lifetime, plus two (unsuccessful) impeachments, two (successful) divorces, six bankruptcies and 26 allegations of sexual misconduct. Things have only gotten worse now that he is a private citizen again, without the support of the Department of Justice.

Here’s a rundown of all the legal issues the former president is facing.

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Is the MAGA fundraising machine slowing down?

Former President Donald Trump’s super PAC raised just $40 in August, a sign that his name doesn’t have the same effect it once did.

In addition to weak August numbers, the Make America Great Again, Again! super PAC only raised $351,000 in July and nothing in June. By comparison, in the last fundraising quarter of last year, the super PAC raised $4-5 million.

Even in April and May, he raised $864,000. Among the wares Mr. Trump’s political action committees are selling are his son-in-law Jared Kushner’s memoir of his time at the Trump White House, Trump wine glasses, a rally speech signed by the former president and the opportunity to have their name engraved on it. the “donor wall”.

The figures come as Save America’s political action committee foots the bill for Mr Trump’s legal fees. Last month he spent $3.8 million on legal fees, the most he had spent on such fees for a month throughout the 2022 campaign cycle, including $3 million for Critton, Luttier & Coleman , a law firm based in West Palm Beach, Florida.


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