1/31/2023

LAWSUIT: “Former President Donald Trump could face charges carrying anywhere from no jail to 4 years in prison if indicted in the Stormy Daniels ‘hush money’ matter in New York, a criminal case now being weighed by a grand jury.

That zero-to-four-years potential sentence would be for a possible top charge of first-degree falsifying business records, a low-level felony under state criminal law, according to former Manhattan prosecutors with expertise in complex financial crimes.”

-Laura Italiano, “Trump risks ‘hush money’ charges carrying up to 4 years in prison, say ex-Manhattan prosecutors,” businessinsider.com, January 31, 2023

1/31/2023

LAWSUIT: “With respect to the ‘Stormy’ nonsense, it is VERY OLD & happened a long time ago, long past the very publicly known & accepted deadline of the Statute of Limitations. I placed full Reliance on the JUDGEMENT & ADVICE OF COUNCIL, who I had every reason to believe had a license to practice law, was competent, & was able to appropriately provide solid legal services. He came from a good law firm, represented other clients over the years, & there was NO reason not to rely on him, and I did.”

-Donald Trump, Truth Social, January 31, 2023

1/31/2023

2020 ELECTION/GEORGIA: “In Georgia I made a PERFECT phone call about [2020] Election Integrity, with many people on the line, and if it wasn’t PERFECT, why was I not admonished, screamed at, or hung up on, especially with many lawyers listening to each and every word? ANSWER: Because it was PERFECT, and a very appropriate call to make!”

-Donald Trump, Truth Social, January 31, 2023

1/31/2023

DEMS: “The Democrat D.A.’s, Attorney Generals, and Prosecutors are very DANGEROUS to the well being of our Country. Many are deranged and only interested in pleasing the Fake News Media and the Democrat Party. Fair and True Justice means NOTHING in our Country anymore. I am being hit by so many DEMOCRAT Prosecutors, LOCAL, STATE, & FEDERAL, all to keep me from ‘running,’ [in the 2024 election] and all because I am leading by sooo much. The great people of our Country aren’t going to take it. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”

-Donald Trump, Truth Social, January 31, 2023

1/31/2023

MEDIA: “The Fake News media like CNN, MSDNC which is sometimes referred to as MSNBC, the Washington Compost which is sometimes referred to as the Washington Post, and the Failing New York Times are all doing really, really badly. The future of the Fake News looks bleak and that’s a positive thing!”

-Donald Trump, Truth Social, January 31, 2023

1/31/2023

LAWSUIT/NEW YORK: “Attorneys working under New York Attorney General Letitia James on Tuesday asked a judge overseeing the office’s $250 million fraud lawsuit to sanction Trump parties and their attorneys for ‘falsely’ denying facts in recent court filings and rehashing ‘frivolous’ arguments…

Lawyers for the AG’s office pointed to sworn testimony in other recent proceedings, including a deposition in another lawsuit from Trump himself, that contradicts some of what the Trump attorneys claimed in their written formal responses to the lawsuit.”

-Shayna Jacobs, “N.Y. attorney general seeks sanctions against Trump and his legal team,” washingtonpost.com, January 31, 2023

1/31/2023

TRANSGENDER: “Former President Trump is promising to radically roll back transgender rights if elected president in 2024.

The big picture: Gender-affirming care would be directly under threat from Trump, who vowed in a video posted to his social network to punish doctors and hospitals who provided the services to trans and nonbinary people.

What he’s saying: In the video, Trump says he will push Congress to pass a law to ban gender-affirming care for minors nationwide.”

-Shawna Chen, “Trump unveils sweeping attack on trans rights,” axios.com, January 31, 2023

1/31/2023

FLORIDA/RON DESANTIS: “Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis responded Tuesday [January 31, 2023] to an ongoing series of criticisms leveled at him by former President Donald Trump.

Trump took his latest swing at DeSantis on Saturday [January 28, 2023], claiming that the governor — whom he has previously nicknamed ‘Ron DeSanctimonious’ — was misguided in COVID-19 pandemic policies in Florida…

Speaking at a press conference, DeSantis was asked about Trump’s comments…

‘Well, look, what I would just say is this. I roll out of bed, I have people attacking me from all angles,’ the Florida governor said…

DeSantis continued, ‘And the good thing is that the people are able to render a judgment on that, whether they reelect you or not. And I’m happy to say, you know, in my case, not only did we win reelection, we won with the highest percentage of the vote that any Republican governor candidate has in the history of the state of Florida.'”

-Timothy H.J. Nerozzi, “DeSantis responds to Trump criticism, says ‘verdict has been rendered by’ Florida voters,” foxnews.com, January 31, 2023

1/30/2023

FAKE NEWS: “Because of the Weaponization, Targeting, and Unprecedented Harassment, I believe that I have more lawyers working for me on this Corrupt Law Enforcement induced Bull…. than any human being in the history of our Country, including even the late great gangster, Alphonse Capone! This is all being done for POLITICAL REASONS in that I am leading everybody, Republicans & Democrats, by big numbers in the Polls. The Disinformation Specialists are at it again, full time. The Fake News is their TOOL!”

-Donald Trump, Truth Social, January 30, 2023

1/30/2023

SCANDAL: “With murders and violent crime surging like never before in New York City, the Radical Left Manhattan D.A., Alvin Bragg, just leaked to the Fake News Media that they are still going after the Stormy ‘Horseface’ Daniels Bull….!Working closely with the Weaponized Justice Department, this is a continuation of the Greatest Witch Hunt of all time. They long ago missed the Statute of Limitations, & I recently won big money against ‘Stormy’ in the 9th Circuit – NEVER HAD AN AFFAIR. This is old news!”

-Donald Trump, Truth Social, January 30, 2023

1/30/2023

EDUCATION: “Former President Trump on Friday released a video blasting public education for being taken over by ‘radical left maniacs’ and vowed to give power back to the parents.

‘Here is my plan to restore power to American parents. First, we will cut federal funding for any school or program pushing critical race theory, gender ideology or other inappropriate racial, sexual or political content onto our children,’ Trump said in the video…

‘The Marxism being preached in our schools is also totally hostile to Judeo-Christian teachings, and in many ways it’s resembling an established new religion. We can’t let that happen. For this reason, my administration will aggressively pursue intentional violations to the establishment clause and the free exercise clause of the Constitution.’

Further details on Trump’s plan warn that the ‘major problem’ is that “we have ‘pink-haired communists teaching our kids.’”

-Joshua Q. Nelson, “Trump says public education taken over by ‘pink-haired communists,’ plans to give power back to parents,” foxnews.com, January 30, 2023

1/30/2023

LAWSUIT/MEDIA: “Former President Donald Trump is suing journalist Bob Woodward for releasing recordings of interviews that he gave to the journalist in 2019 and 2020, claiming he never agreed to those tapes being shared with the public.

In a lawsuit filed Monday against Woodward, Simon & Schuster Inc., and the publisher’s parent company Paramount Global, Trump claimed that although he had given Woodward consent to record their conversations ‘for the sole purpose of a book,’ that didn’t extend to packaging those recordings as an audiobook.”

-Mario Parker and Zoe Tillman, “Trump Sues Journalist Bob Woodward for Releasing Interview Recordings,” bloomberg.com, January 30, 2023

1/25/2023

COVID-19/TRUMP ADMIN: “One of the greatest privileges I had as President was firing Deborah Birx. The only thing she had going was nice scarves. I remember so well when she was lecturing the American people not to leave their homes for Thanksgiving [due to COVID-19], and then she traveled hundreds of miles to visit her family, who incredibly turned her into the police. The only one who thought highly of her was herself!”

-Donald Trump, Truth Social, January 25, 2023

1/25/2023

2024 ELECTION/STEVE BANNON/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Former Trump White House strategist Stephen Bannon has said Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) ‘sees herself on the short list’ to be named former President Trump’s running mate in his 2024 bid to retake the Oval Office…

Greene’s name is among a number of people rumored to be under consideration, including Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) and failed Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake (R). Trump hasn’t indicated that a vice presidential announcement is imminent.”

-Julia Mueller, “Bannon: Marjorie Taylor Greene ‘sees herself on the short list for Trump’s VP,’” thehill.com, January 25, 2023

1/24/2023

DONALD ON DONALD: “I did a GREAT job as President, maybe the best: STRONG BORDERS WITH WALLS (best ever!), REBUILT MILITARY, BIGGEST TAX & REGULATION CUTS & STRONGEST ECONOMY, WITH NO INFLATION & BEST EMPLOYMENT NUMBERS IN HISTORY, NO WARS, DEFEAT OF ISIS, TOTAL RESPECT ALL OVER THE WORLD! I Ran twice, did much better the second time (Rigged Election!), and now running again while I fight off the RACIST, MARXIST, RADICAL LEFT DEMOCRATS & RINOS WHO HAVE COMPLETELY WEAPONIZED OUR CORRUPT LAW ENFORCEMENT. MAGA!!!”

-Donald Trump, Truth Social, January 24, 2023

1/24/2023

FBI/RUSSIA INVESTIGATION: “The FBI SleazeBag who was in charge of ‘investigating’ me on RUSSIAGATE was JUST ARRESTED FOR RECIEVING MONEY FROM, get this, RUSSIA!!!These are the people I inherited from the corrupt FBI, including Comey and his crooked band of Misfits and Thugs. Now, the ‘Gestapo’may be even worse, with the RAID on Mar-a-Lago, the Horrible and Unconstitutional treatment of January 6 PATRIOTS, and the lack of action on ANTIFA, BLM, & the rest. Shameful!!! MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN”

-Donald Trump, Truth Social, January 24, 2023

1/24/2023

MIKE PENCE: “Mike Pence is an innocent man. He never did anything knowingly dishonest in his life. Leave him alone!!!”

-Donald Trump, Truth Social, January 24, 2023

1/24/2023

2024 ELECTION/NIKKI HALEY/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Nikki Haley, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations under former President Donald Trump, has hired key staff and is canvassing potential donors as she explores a presidential run against her former boss in 2024, according to people briefed on her plans.”

-Brian Schwartz and Kevin Breuninger, “Former Trump UN ambassador Nikki Haley gears up for likely 2024 run for president,” CNBC.com, January 24, 2023

1/24/2023

LAWSUIT/NEW YORK: “Donald Trump has ended his appeal of a court ruling that let New York state’s attorney general investigate his real estate business and eventually file a $250 million civil fraud lawsuit against the former U.S. president.

A stipulation of voluntary dismissal signed by Trump’s lawyer Alina Habba and a lawyer for state Attorney General Letitia James was filed on Tuesday with the federal appeals court in Manhattan. No reason was given.”

-Jonathan Stempel, “Donald Trump ends another legal challenge to N.Y. attorney general probe,” reuters.com, January 24, 2023

1/24/2023

2020 ELECTION/GEORGIA/RUDY GIULIANI: “Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis suggested Tuesday that the special grand jury investigating Donald Trump and his allies’ efforts to upend the 2020 election in Georgia has recommended multiple indictments and said that her decision on whether to bring charges is ‘imminent.’” […]

The special grand jury, barred from issuing indictments, penned the highly anticipated final report as a culmination of its seven months of work, which included interviewing witnesses from Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to former Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani.”

-Sara Murray, Jason Morris, and Devan Cole, “‘Decisions are imminent’ on charges in Trump’s effort to overturn 2020 election in Georgia, Fulton County DA says,” cnn.com, January 24, 2023

1/24/2023

GOLF/SPORTS: “Trump announced on his social media platform on Tuesday that he won the Senior Club Championship at Trump International Golf Club in unincorporated West Palm Beach last weekend, despite not playing the first round of the tournament.

Members arrived the second day surprised to see Trump with a five-point lead, according to the Daily Mail. But Trump never played the first round as he was attending a funeral in North Carolina of ardent supporter Lynette Hardaway, known by the moniker ‘Diamond’ of the conservative political commentary duo Diamond and Silk.

Trump told tournament organizers he played a strong round on the course Thursday, two days before the tournament started, and decided that would count as his Saturday score for the club championship.”

-Tom D’Angelo, “Trump declares himself winner of his own golf club championship – despite missing a round,” usatoday.com, January 24, 2023

1/23/2023

CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS/JOE BIDEN: “Biden [classified] Documents were stored in Chinatown, REALLY? Why aren’t the Thugs and Marxists that Raided Mar-a-Lago, looking to find the TRUTH about all of this, and completely exonerating former President Donald J. Trump and all of the many people that have been harassed and brutalized by the Special ‘Prosecutor’ and his gang of Angry, Radical Left Democrats, looking only to further destroy our Country!”

-Donald Trump, Truth Social, January 23, 2023

1/23/2023

DEBT/MITCH MCCONNELL: “Mitch McConnell is either the WORST negotiator in the history of politics, or a stone cold CROOK. There can be no other explanation as to why he has become such a rubber stamp for the Democrats. Republicans, use Debt Ceiling to get it all back!”

-Donald Trump, Truth Social, January 23, 2023

1/23/2023

2024 ELECTION/LAWSUITS: “Former President Donald Trump is trotting out a new argument against everyone suing him: They’re trying to distract him.

In a deposition taken in October and unsealed this month, Trump lashed out at the attorney interviewing him. His perceived enemies were trying to ‘defeat’ him by keeping him busy, said Trump, who has announced he’ll run for president in 2024…

The deposition was taken for a lawsuit brought by the writer E. Jean Carroll, who has alleged that Trump raped her in the 1990s and defamed her by calling her a liar when she went public with her claims.”

-Jacob Shamsian, “Trump claims lawsuits are a conspiracy to ‘keep him busy’ ahead of 2024. He’s the one making lawsuits political, judges say.,” businessinsider.com, January 23, 2023

1/20/2023

HILLARY CLINTON/LAWSUIT: “A federal judge on Thursday [January 19, 2023] ordered former President Donald Trump and his attorney, Alina Habba, to jointly pay nearly $1 million in sanctions.

The pair were fined for filing a ‘frivolous’ lawsuit against former Secretary of State and 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, as well as 30 other perceived political enemies.

In a scathing 46-page order, US District Judge Donald M. Middlebrooks wrote that Trump and his lawyer attempted to ‘dishonestly’ advance a political narrative with the lawsuit, adding that no ‘reasonable lawyer’ would have filed it.

Middlebrooks went on to accuse Trump and Habba of filing the lawsuit in bad faith, for an ‘improper purpose,’ and, ultimately, abusing the legal system for political purposes.”

-Joshua Zitser, “Judge fines Trump and his lawyer almost $1 million over ‘frivolous’ lawsuit targeting Hillary Clinton and others,” businessinsider.com, January 20, 2023

1/20/203

TAXES/TRUMP BUSINESS/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Donald Trump asked whether the tax fraud offenses which Allen Weisselberg, the Trump Organization’s longtime chief financial officer, was recently jailed for should even be considered a crime.

In an early morning post on Truth Social on Friday, the former president described Weisselberg as a ‘casualty of the greatest Witch Hunt of all time,’ after he pleaded guilty to 15 felonies in August 2022 over his role in Trump’s real estate business carrying out a 15-year-long tax fraud scheme…

‘He didn’t pay taxes on the use of a company car—does anyone? The use of a company apartment—does anyone? Or the Education of his grandchildren—Wow! Are these things really criminal, or even a crime?'”

-Ewan Palmer, “Donald Trump Questions Whether Not Paying Taxes Is ‘Really Criminal?,'” newsweek.com, January 20, 2023

1/19/2023

FBI/TWITTER: “So with the FBI being caught red handed in Twitter Files, totally influencing the Election, on top of all of the other fraud and irregularities, the Fake News Media is finding it harder and harder to use the term ‘Big Lie’anymore. It actually angers people to do very bad things. The Radical Left should be careful in its use of that ridiculous term. The [2024] Election was Rigged and Stollen [sic], the Unselect Committee of political Hacks and Thugs refused to discuss it, and so it goes. People want answers!”

-Donald Trump, Truth Social, January 19, 2023

1/19/2023

2024 ELECTION/RALLY: “Making a big political speech today at TRUMP DORAL, in Miami. The Fake News says I am not campaigning very hard. I say they are stupid and corrupt, with the Election still a long time away. But do not fear, MANY GIANT RALLIES and other events coming up soon. It will all be wild and exciting. We will save our Country from DOOM and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”

-Donald Trump, Truth Social, January 19, 2023

1/19/2023

CHINA/COVID-19/MIKE POMPEO: “Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in his forthcoming memoir that former President Trump told him to ‘shut the hell up’ about China in the early stages of the COVID-19 outbreak, Semafor reported on Thursday…

Xi had warned Trump on the call that his secretary of State was endangering the recently signed ‘phase one’ trade deal, which sought to rein in the trade war between Washington and Beijing.

The call came one day after Pompeo created a stir at a meeting of foreign ministers from the Group of Seven, accusing China of engaging in a disinformation campaign on COVID-19 and calling for the virus to be named after the Chinese city of Wuhan where it was first detected.”

-Julia Shapero, “Pompeo says Trump told him to ‘shut the hell up’ about China,” thehill.com, January 19, 2023

1/19/2023

IVANKA/JARED KUSHNER/MIKE POMPEO/TRUMP PEOPLE: “In a new memoir peppered with broadsides at potential rivals in the 2024 Republican presidential primary, Mike Pompeo, the former secretary of state, accuses Nikki Haley of plotting with Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump to be named vice-president, even while she served as Donald Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations.

Describing his own anger when Haley secured a personal Oval Office meeting with Trump without checking with him, Pompeo writes that Haley in fact ‘played’ Trump’s then chief of staff, John Kelly, and instead of meeting the president alone, was accompanied by Trump’s daughter and her husband, both senior advisers.”

-Martin Pengelly, “Nikki Haley plotted with Kushner and Ivanka to be Trump vice-president, Pompeo book says,” theguardian.com, January 19, 2023

1/19/2023

LAWSUIT: “Former President Donald Trump recently mistook his rape accuser E. Jean Carroll for his ex-wife Marla Maples when being questioned about a decades-old photo of him and Carroll by her attorney for a defamation lawsuit, a newly public court filing shows.

Trump’s belief that Carroll, a writer, was actually his second wife Maples sharply undercuts the New York real estate mogul’s repeated claims that he would not have even had sex with Carroll because she is ‘not my type.’”

-Dan Mangan, “Trump mistook rape accuser E. Jean Carroll for ex-wife Marla Maples in deposition about photo,” cnbc.com, January 19, 2023

1/19/2023

ABORTION/SUPREME COURT: “The Supreme Court has just announced it is not able to find out, even with the help of our “crack” FBI, who the leaker was on the R v Wade scandal. They’ll never find out, & it’s important that they do. So, go to the reporter & ask him/her who it was. If not given the answer, put whoever in jail until the answer is given. You might add the publisher and editor to the list. Stop playing games, this leaking cannot be allowed to happen. It won’t take long before the name of this slime is revealed!”

-Donald Trump, Truth Social, January 19, 2023

1/18/2023

CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS/JOE BIDEN: “Page 1: The Fake News Media & Crooked Democrats (That’s been proven!) keep saying I had a ‘large number of documents’ in order to make the Biden Classified Docs look less significant. When I was in the Oval Office, or elsewhere, & ‘papers’ were distributed to groups of people & me, they would often be in a striped paper folder with ‘Classified’ or ‘Confidential’ or another word on them. When the session was over, they would collect the paper(s), but not the folders, & I saved hundreds of them…

Page 2: Remember, these were just ordinary, inexpensive folders with various words printed on them, but they were a ‘cool’ keepsake. Perhaps the Gestapo took some of these empty folders when they Raided Mar-a-Lago, & counted them as a document, which they are not. It’s also possible that the Trump Hating Marxist Thugs in charge will ‘plant’ documents while they’re in possession of the material. As President, and based on the Presidential Records Act & Socks Case, I did NOTHING WRONG. JOE DID!

Page 3: Biden is being treated so smuch better than me, I’m shocked (not really!). Why aren’t they raiding his house, & how come his representatives and lawyers are allowed to work together with the Gestopo in looking for documents, when my lawyers & representatives were not allowed anywhere near the search. We weren’t even allowed to know what they took when they raided my home. ‘Please leave the premises,’ they said, & then lugged out everything they could, including my Passports & Med Recs.”

-Donald Trump, Truth Social, January 18, 2023

1/18/2023

CHINA: “When I’m president, I will ensure that America’s future remains firmly in American hands, not in China’s. We need to enact aggressive new restrictions on Chinese ownership of any vital infrastructure in the United States, including energy, technology, telecommunications, farmland, natural resources, medical supplies, and other strategic national assets.”

-Donald Trump, Truth Social, January 18, 2023

1/18/2023

CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS/HILLARY CLINTON/JOE BIDEN/OBAMA: “Why aren’t they asking President Obama what’s going on with his Administration? Crooked Hillary took and illegally deleted and acid washed 33,000 Emails AFTER getting a Subpoena for those Emails from the United States Congress, and who knows how many Classified Documents Joe took, especially pertaining to Ukraine and 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!”

-Donald Trump, Truth Social, January 18, 2023

1/18/2023

CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS: “Former President Donald Trump claimed Wednesday that the government documents the FBI recovered from Mar-a-Lago last summer were just empty folders marked “classified” or ‘confidential.’

‘When I was in the Oval Office, or elsewhere, * ‘papers’ were distributed to groups of people & me, they would often be in a striped paper folder with ‘Classified’ or ‘Confidential’ or another word on them,’ he wrote on his Twitter-esque social media site Truth Social. ‘When the session was over, they would collect the paper(s), but not the folders, & I saved hundreds of them.’

He added: ‘Remember, these were just ordinary, inexpensive folders with various words printed on them, but they were a ‘cool’ keepsake.’”

-Sonam Sheth, “Trump claims documents found at Mar-a-Lago were empty folders labeled ‘classified’ that he’d kept because they were ‘cool,’” businessinsider.com, January 18, 2023

1/18/2023

SOCIAL MEDIA/TWITTER: “Mounting a comeback for the White House, Donald Trump is looking to regain control over his powerful social media accounts.

With access to his Twitter account back, Trump’s campaign is formally petitioning Facebook’s parent company to unblock his account there after it was locked in response to the U.S. Capitol riot two years ago.

‘We believe that the ban on President Trump’s account on Facebook has dramatically distorted and inhibited the public discourse,’ Trump’s campaign wrote in its letter to Meta.”

-Marc Caputo and Jonathan Allen, “Donald Trump prepares for his return to Facebook and Twitter,” nbcnews.com, January 18, 2023

1/18/2023

2024 ELECTION/GOP/POLLS/RON DESANTIS: “Former President Trump holds at 17-point lead over Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) in a hypothetical GOP primary match-up, according to a new poll.

A Morning Consult poll released Wednesday showed Trump with 48 percent support among potential Republican primary voters, followed by DeSantis with 31 percent.”

-Jared Gans, “Trump trounces DeSantis in potential GOP primary match-up, new poll finds,” thehill.com, January 18, 2023

1/17/2023

CHINA: “China should permanently shut down the Wuhan Lab, the place where the greatest tragedy in World history began!!!”

-Donald Trump, Truth Social, January 17, 2023

1/17/2023

ABORTION/RELIGION: “After long claiming that evangelicals would never abandon him, former President Donald Trump is now accusing one of his most prized voting blocs of ‘disloyalty.’

In a Monday interview with Real America’s Voice, Trump called hesitance from evangelical leaders to endorse his campaign a ‘sign of disloyalty.’ ‘Nobody has ever done more for right to life than Donald Trump,’ he said, accusing leaders of the anti-abortion movement of not capitalizing on the overturning of Roe v. Wade to secure better results in the November midterm election.”

-Nikki McCann Ramirez, “Trump Bashes Evangelical Leaders Withholding Endorsements as ‘Disloyal,’” rollingstone.com, January 17, 2023

1/12/2023

INVESTIGATIONS/JOE BIDEN/WILLIAM BARR: “Page 1. The Special ‘Prosecutor’ assigned to the ‘get Trump case,’ Jack Smith(?), is a Trump Hating THUG whose wife is a serial and open Trump Hater, whose friends & other family members are even worse, and as a prosecutor in Europe, according to Ric Grenell, put a high government official in prison because he was a Trump positive person. Smith is known as ‘an unfair Savage,’ & is best friends with the craziest Trump haters, including Lisa Monaco who runs ‘Injustice.’ The Boxes Scam is a HOAX…

Page 2. For seven years, from the day I came down the escalator in Trump Tower, the Democrat Party has WEAPONIZED the ‘Legal’ System, using City, State, and Federal Law Enforcement against me and the Republican Party as though they were a Private Protection Agency. The greatest Witch Hunt in American History must end now. I beat the Fake Impeachments, the disgraceful Mueller Persecution, and much else that the Fake News doesn’t want to write or talk about, but this charade MUST STOP NOW!!!

Page 3. Fire a man who may very well turn out to be a criminal, Jack Smith. His conflicts, unfairness, and mental state of derangement make him totally unfit for the job of ‘getting Trump.’ Go after Biden and the Biden Crime Family instead. Like Bill Barr, the U.S. Attorneys in Delaware and Illinois are weak, ineffective, and afraid to do what must be done. The Election was RIGGED, and we are now losing our Country. We can’t let that happen. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”

-Donald Trump, Truth Social, January 12, 2023

1/12/2023

INVESTIGATIONS/JOE BIDEN: “Merrick Garland has to immediately end Special Counsel investigation into anything related to me because I did everything right, and appoint a Special Counsel to investigate Joe Biden who hates Biden as much as Jack Smith hates me.”

-Donald Trump, Truth Social, January 12, 2023

1/12/2023

2024 ELECTION/IMPEACHMENT/UKRAINE: “House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said Thursday [January 12, 2023] that he’s willing to take a look at expunging an impeachment of former president Donald Trump by the Democratic-led House.

Trump — now a 2024 candidate — was impeached twice during his four-year presidency: in 2019, for withholding military aid from Ukraine in exchange for political favors; and in 2021, for inciting the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.”

-John Wagner, “McCarthy says he’s willing to look at expunging a Trump impeachment,” washingtonpost.com, January 12, 2023

1/12/2023

NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR: “Behind closed doors in 2017, President Donald Trump discussed the idea of using a nuclear weapon against North Korea and suggested he could blame a U.S. strike against the communist regime on another country, according to a new section of a book that details key events of his administration.”

-Rebecca Shabad, “Trump discussed using a nuclear weapon on North Korea in 2017 and blaming it on someone else, book says,” nbcnews.com, January 12, 2023

1/12/2023

CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS/JOE BIDEN: “The revelation that classified materials were discovered at think tank offices formerly used by President Joe Biden, as well as at the president’s Delaware home, has prompted questions on how the circumstances compare with the seizure last year of hundreds of documents marked as classified from Mar-a-Lago, the Florida residence of former President Donald Trump…

It’s unclear precisely how many classified materials have been obtained from Biden’s office and home. Richard Sauber, special counsel to the president, said Monday that “a small number of documents with classified markings” were discovered on Nov. 2, 2022, in a locked closet at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement, a think tank in Washington, as Biden’s personal attorneys were clearing out the offices…

Roughly 300 documents with classification markings — including some at the top secret level — have been recovered from Trump since he left office in January 2021.”

-Meg Kinnard, “A side-by-side look at the Trump, Biden classified documents,” apnews.com, January 12, 2023

1/12/2023

CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS/JOE BIDEN: “Former Assistant Secretary of State Robert Charles said on ‘Fox & Friends First’ Thursday [January 12, 2023] that there are major questions surrounding the nature of classified materials that were in President Biden’s possession. He said the need for a special counsel in this case is even stronger than in the case of documents seized by the FBI from Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home.”

-Fox News Staff, “Case for Biden documents special counsel much stronger than with Trump, says ex-State Dept official,” foxnews.com, January 12, 2023

1/11/2023

CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS/JOE BIDEN/KARL ROVE: “Karl Rove was, as usual, wrong when he stated that then V.P. Biden’s HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL papers, which were in his office for many years, were in any way similar to the Secret Service guarded, & otherwise very secure, Mar-a-Lago papers. Biden was not then President, had no power to declassify, & came under the very tough Federal Records Act. I come under the much more generous Presidential Records Act, was having productive discussions with Radical Left NARA, & did everything right. A giant Scam”

-Donald Trump, Truth Social, January 11, 2023

1/11/2023

ECONOMY/ELECTION: “All flights have been canceled throughout the Good Ol’ USA due to incompetence and the fact that we are now living in the equivalent of a Third World Nation. I talk about our obsolete airports all the time at our big America First Rallies. We have no Borders, no Energy Independence (anymore!), no airports, no Nothing. We do have Massive Inflation, a Rotten Economy, and RIGGED ELECTIONS. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”

-Donald Trump, Truth Social, January 11, 2023

1/11/2023

2020 ELECTION INVESTIGATION: “A wide-ranging subpoena sent to Trump campaign officials last month shows new areas of investigative interest as part of the Justice Department’s extensive Jan. 6 criminal probe, according to a copy reviewed by The Washington Post, and lawyers say a grand jury focused on the day’s events and related fundraising has increased its activities in recent months…

The subpoena seeks any communications or information about Dominion and Smartmatic, two voting technology companies that were subjected to a barrage of false conspiracy theories floated by advisers to President Donald Trump. That request seems designed to gather what campaign officials might have been saying privately at the time Trump backers were publicly disparaging those firms in the wake of Joe Biden’s 2020 victory.”

-Josh Dawsey, Devlin Barrett and Rosalind S. Helderman, “Trump campaign officials got subpoena asking new questions about Jan. 6,” washingtonpost.com, January 11, 2023

1/10/2023

ENTERTAINMENT: “The lack of talent on Late Night has killed the Ratings of once great (long ago) Television!”

-Donald Trump, Truth Social, January 10, 2023

1/9/2023

ENTERTAINMENT: “Wow, those TRUMP Hating Late Night Network ‘Shows’ are doing really badly…The worst ratings that those time slots have had (in Television History!). Why are the untalented fools who ‘host’ paid so much? Does the DNC make a $contribution as a wing of the Democrat Party? They are all a total joke – Not Talent, No Laughs!”

-Donald Trump, Truth Social, January 9, 2023

1/9/2023

2020 ELECTION/GEORGIA/IMPEACHMENT/UKRAINE: “As has been stated many times concerning the World’s longest running Witch Hunt, my phone call(s) to Georgia Officials were PERFECT, perhaps even more so than my PERFECT call to the President of Ukraine, which led to complete Victory on Impeachment Hoax #1. Even the Washington Post apologized for their incorrect statements. The call to the Secretary of State challenged [2020] Election Integrity, or lack there of, which is my Right/Duty. Also, many people on the call, & nobody ‘hung up’ or was offended!”

-Donald Trump, Truth Social, January 9, 2023

1/9/2023

CHINA/JOE BIDEN: “Wow! The Biden Think Tank is funded by CHINA!!! Also, a V.P. cannot Declassify documents, which are covered by the Federal Records Act, which is Criminal and MUCH TOUGHER than the Presidential Records Act, which is NOT Criminal. A President, me, can Declassify. How much more information has China been given?”

-Donald Trump, Truth Social, January 9, 2023

1/9/2023

CHINA/CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS/JOE BIDEN: “Biden giving China Highly Classified Documents would be a bridge too far. I certainly wouldn’t do that. Not a good situation for our Country to be in!”

-Donald Trump, Truth Social, January 9, 2023

1/7/2023

CONGRESS: “The Fake News Media was, believe it or not, very gracious in their reporting that I greatly helped Kevin McCarthy attain the position of Speaker of the House. Thank you, I did our Country a big favor!”

-Donald Trump, Truth Social, January 7, 2023

1/6/2023

LAWSUIT/NEW YORK: “A New York judge declined on Friday [January 6, 2023] to throw out the state attorney general’s civil fraud case against former President Donald J. Trump, increasing the likelihood that he will face a trial this fall.

In a sharply worded order, the judge, Justice Arthur F. Engoron of State Supreme Court in Manhattan, denied Mr. Trump’s motion to dismiss the case, granting the attorney general, Letitia James, another victory in the matter. In September, Ms. James filed a lawsuit accusing Mr. Trump, three of his adult children and their family business of overvaluing his assets by billions of dollars.

In his written order, Justice Engoron said that some of the arguments repeatedly made by Mr. Trump’s lawyers were ‘frivolous,’ and had been ‘borderline frivolous even the first time defendants made them.'”

-Jonah E. Bromwich and Ben Protess, “Judge Scolds Trump Legal Team and Lets James’s Lawsuit Proceed,” nytimes.com, January 6, 2023

1/5/2023

2024 ELECTION/BORDER/JOE BIDEN: “Former President Trump said Thursday [January 5, 2023] that if elected again as commander in chief, he will deploy U.S. special forces and other military assets to ‘inflict maximum damage’ on cartels crossing the southern border.

Trump, who announced his 2024 presidential campaign late last year, said drug cartels are ‘waging war on America’ and it is ‘now time for America to wage war on cartels.’

‘Joe Biden has sided against the United States and with the cartels,’ Trump said in a video Thursday. ‘Biden’s open border policies are a deadly betrayal of our nation.'”

-Brooke Singman and Adam Shaw, “Trump vows to deploy US special forces, military assets to ‘inflict maximum damage’ on cartels,” foxnews.com, January 5, 2023

1/5/2023

LAWSUIT: “The longtime partner of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who died after the Jan. 6 riot, filed a wrongful death lawsuit Thursday against former President Donald Trump and two men involved in assaulting Sicknick.

Sicknick, 42, died a day after the attack on the U.S. Capitol by a mob of Trump supporters on Jan. 6, 2021 [protesting the 2020 election]. Washington’s chief medical examiner ruled in April 2021 that he died of natural causes after having suffered two strokes.

The lawsuit, filed by Sicknick’s partner, Sandra Garza, cites comments from the medical examiner that ‘all that transpired’ on Jan. 6 ‘played a role in his condition.'”

-Daniel Barnes and Phil Helsel, “Trump and 2 others sued over death of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick after Jan. 6 riot,” nbcnews.com, January 5, 2023

1/4/2023

TRUMP TAXES: “FOX Business takes a deep dive into the returns of the president and the former first lady Melania…

The 76-year-old former president is not collecting Social Security, despite paying into the system via self-employment tax…

The Trumps missed the 2020 filing deadline completely and filed the previous five tax years at the last moment….

The Trumps were involved in a wide variety of activities from aviation and acting to management services and modeling. However, they avoided crypto.”

-Ernie Sadashige, “Trump tax returns: Five notable facts,” foxbusiness.com, January 4, 2023

1/4/2023

GOP/MITCH MCCONNELL/TRUMP PEOPLE: “If Republicans are going to fight, we ought to be fighting Mitch McConnell and his domineering, China loving BOSS, I mean wife, [omitted]. The harm they have done to the Republican Party is incalculable. Today, he couldn’t be elected ‘Dog Catcher’ in Kentucky (Sadly, he only won because of my Endorsement, went up 21 points – SORRY!).”

-Donald Trump, Truth Social, January 4, 2023

1/4/2023

CONGRESS/NANCY PELOSI: “Some really good conversations took place last night, and it’s now time for all of our GREAT Republican House Members to VOTE FOR KEVIN, CLOSE THE DEAL, TAKE THE VICTORY, & WATCH CRAZY NANCY PELOSI FLY BACK HOME TO A VERY BROKEN CALIFORNIA,THE ONLY SPEAKER IN U.S. HISTORY TO HAVE LOST THE ‘HOUSE’ TWICE! REPUBLICANS, DO NOT TURN A GREAT TRIUMPH INTO A GIANT & EMBARRASSING DEFEAT. IT’S TIME TO CELEBRATE, YOU DESERVE IT. Kevin McCarthy will do a good job, and maybe even a GREAT JOB – JUST WATCH!”

-Donald Trump, Truth Social, January 4, 2023

1/4/2023

CONGRESS: “Donald Trump has backed beleaguered congressman Kevin McCarthy for the next Speaker of the House, amid a chaotic battle for power on Capitol Hill…

But his pleas did not make a difference as Mr McCarthy lost two more rounds of voting.

Twenty conservative Republicans – all allies of the former president – refused to back down.

Colorado’s Lauren Boebert told the chamber that Mr Trump had spoken to her and other defectors ‘to tell us to knock this off’.

But in her nomination speech for an alternative Republican candidate, she said Mr Trump should instead call Mr McCarthy and tell him ‘it’s time to withdraw’.”

-BBC, “Lauren Boebert rejects Donald Trump’s call to back Kevin McCarthy,” bbc.com, January 4, 2023

1/3/2023

TRUMP TAXES: “Democrats released six years’ worth of former President Donald Trump’s tax returns last Friday, confirming earlier findings outlined in a pair of congressional analyses of the records: Trump took hundreds of millions of dollars of questionable business deductions to lower his tax bills, paid a token amount of income tax in two years and paid nothing at all during the final year of his presidency…

He appears to donate little to charity and may not have made good on his promise to give away his presidential earnings…

Trump was the first US president since Gerald Ford to refuse to voluntarily release his tax returns.”

-Timothy L. O’Brien, “Trump’s Tax Returns Are Only Part of the Picture,” bloomberg.com, January 3, 2023

1/3/2023

BIDEN ADMIN/CHINA: “Why is the Biden Administration so SOFT on China? ‘The problem the Democrats have with China is that they are soft on China from a domestic policy, jobs, economy, trade, point of view…something that President Trump really understood.’ Batya Ungar-Sargon, Newsweek Deputy Opinion Editor, on Maria B (Hey, what’s up with Newsweek? They are getting MUCH better. I guess they found out, like all of the others, that Fake News isn’t working – they’re all going ‘BUST’). CHINA OWNS BIDEN, and now, the USA!”

-Donald Trump, Truth Social, January 3, 2023

1/2/2023

DONALD ON DONALD: “‘TRUMP WAS RIGHT ABOUT EVERYTHING’” One of most often used current phrases or statements. Wow, such a magnificent compliment. Thank you!”

-Donald Trump, Truth Social, January 2, 2023

1/2/2023

BORDER: “Our Southern Border is far beyond HORRIBLE. There is no Country in the World that has such atrocious, unsafe, and disgusting conditions at their Border. We are worse than any Third World Nation! Just think, two years ago we had the safest and most stable Border in U.S. history. Criminals and Drugs entering our once great Country were at a decades low… And now, our beautiful USA is being poisoned from within, a Nation in DECLINE. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, and Fast!”

-Donald Trump, Truth Social, January 2, 2023

1/2/2023

SOCIAL MEDIA: “Facebook has lost over 80 Billion Dollars in Value since ‘deplatforming’ President Donald J. Trump. Also, it has gotten very BORING and UNINTERESTING. That stupid, unnecessary, and probably illegal move is now considered a major business mistake. I agree!”

-Donald Trump, Truth Social, January 2, 2023

12/29/2022

2020 ELECTION/JOE BIDEN/FBI: “So, if the FBI illegally suppressed all of the really bad information on the Biden family (laptop!) at a level never seen before, (‘it was Russian disinformation,’ they said), while at the same time not letting the many positive things accomplished by ‘Trump’ get out to the public, but would instead put out ‘bad stuff,’ that would be the very definition of the Government’s RIGGING of an Election. Pollsters projected this Scam made a difference of Millions of votes. What are the CONSEQUENCES?”

-Donald Trump, Truth Social, December 29, 2022

12/29/2022

2024 ELECTION/POLLS/RON DESANTIS: “Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday [December 28, 2022] promoted an editorial suggesting that he run as a third-party candidate if the Republican Party does not make him its 2024 presidential nominee…

Although Trump was once the overwhelming favorite to be the GOP’s 2024 nominee, recent polls have shown him losing to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, which has caused him to lash out and accuse the polls of being ‘fake.'”

-Brad Reed, “Trump promotes article urging him to run as third-party candidate if GOP dumps him,” salon.com, December 29, 2022

12/29/2022

MITCH MCCONNELL/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Former U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and her husband, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, generally have stayed mum when former President Donald Trump slams them online, but on Thursday she responded after her ex-boss repeated a racist nickname he has used for her before.

When asked about it during a televised interview with CNN, Chao called it a ‘racist taunt’ and said he’s ‘trying to get a rise out of us.’

‘He says all sorts of outrageous things, and I don’t make a point of answering any one of them,’ said Chao.”

-Morgan Watkins, “Elaine Chao addresses Donald Trump’s repeated use of ‘racist taunt’ about her,” courier-journal.com, December 29, 2022

12/28/2022

MITCH MCCONNELL/CHINA: “Something is going on with Mitch McConnell and all of the terrible and virtually automatic ‘surrenders’ he makes to the Marxist Democrats, like on the $1.7 Trillion ‘Ominous’ Bill. Could have killed it using the Debt Ceiling, or made it MUCH better in the Republican House. Nobody can be this stupid. Perhaps it has to do with his wife, [omitted], and their BIG relationships with China – A HISTORIC conflict of interest like no other!”

-Donald Trump, Truth Social, December 28, 2022

12/28/2022

2020 ELECTION: “A federal judge indicated Wednesday that then-President Donald Trump’s remarks on Jan. 6, 2021, telling a crowd to ‘fight like hell’ before the Capitol attack could have signaled to his supporters that he wanted them “to do something more” than just protest [the outcome of the 2020 election].

In a court order in the case against Jan. 6 defendant Alexander Sheppard, U.S. District Judge John Bates ruled that Sheppard could not raise the ‘public authority’ defense at trial after his lawyer argued Trump had authorized his client’s actions at the Capitol that day.”

-Ryan J. Reilly, “Judge says Trump may have been urging supporters to ‘do something more’ than protest on Jan. 6,” nbcnews.com, December 28, 2022

12/28/2022

FBI/INVESTIGATIONS: “Trump took to his social media platform to share the following message [after the January 6 committee withdrew their subpoena in light of the investigation ending]:

‘Was just advised that the Unselect Committee of political Thugs has withdrawn the Subpoena of me concerning the January 6th Protest of the CROOKED 2020 Presidential Election. They probably did so because they knew I did nothing wrong, or they were about to lose in Court. Perhaps the FBI’s involvement in RIGGING the Election played into their decision. In any event, the Subpoena is DEAD!'”

-John Salvatore, “January 6 committee withdraws Trump subpoena: ‘They knew I did nothing wrong,'” foxnews.com, December 28, 2022

12/28/2022

INVESTIGATIONS: “The Jan. 6 special committee on Wednesday decided to withdraw its subpoena of former President Donald Trump as it concludes its work.

Trump’s testimony was no longer needed, according to the panel’s chairman, Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss.

Thompson noted in a letter to Trump’s attorneys: ‘In light of the imminent end of our investigation, the Select Committee can no longer pursue the specific information covered by the subpoena.'”

-John Salvatore, “January 6 committee withdraws Trump subpoena: ‘They knew I did nothing wrong,'” foxnews.com, December 28, 2022

12/27/2022

USA: “We are a Nation in serious decline, a failing Nation. Somehow, we will MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”

-Donald Trump, Truth Social, December 27, 2022

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12/26/2022

INVESTIGATIONS: “Very interesting, because until recently the political Hacks and Thugs of the highly partisan January 6th Unselect Committee were seldom talking about your favorite President, me, as it related to the PROTEST on Election Fraud. NUMBER ONE, as President, I have total Immunity. Number two, I did nothing wrong. Then the Committee members, mostly the same sleaze that pushed the Russia, Russia, Russia HOAX, started saying that ‘Trump’ did it. Even Shifty Schiff got into the act again. SAD!!!”

-Donald Trump, Truth Social, December 26, 2022

12/26/2022

DOJ/INVESTIGATIONS: “After 18 months of investigating Donald Trump’s drive to overturn his 2020 election loss, the House committee on the January 6 insurrection has provided the Department of Justice (DoJ) with an exhaustive legal roadmap as it pursues potential criminal charges against the former US president…

The wealth of evidence against Trump compiled by the panel spurred its unprecedented decision to send the DoJ four criminal referrals for Trump and some top allies about their multi-track planning and false claims of fraud to block Joe Biden from taking office.”

-Peter Stone, “January 6 panel’s body of work boosts DoJ case against Trump, experts say,” theguardian.com, December 26, 2022

12/22/2022

INVESTIGATIONS: “Former Defense Secretary Mark Esper testified that he and others had to dissuade then-President Donald Trump from using active-duty military troops to quell the racial protests breaking out in the summer of 2020.

Trump was upset about the civil unrest around the country in the wake of the murder of George Floyd in Minnesota, believing it made the US look weak, Esper said, according to a transcript of his April 1, 2022 deposition by the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.”

-Billy House, “Trump Asked About Troops to Quell Racial Protests, Esper Told Jan. 6 Panel,” bloomberg.com, December 22, 2022

12/22/2022

2020 ELECTION/MEDIA: “Fox News star Sean Hannity – one of former President Donald Trump’s strongest allies on the air and one of his closest advisers off it – admitted under oath that he never believed the lie that Trump was cheated of victory in the 2020 presidential election by a voting tech company.

That stands in contrast to what played out on some of Fox’s biggest shows – including Hannity’s…

Hannity and a top Fox News executive who oversees prime-time programs told a different story about Trump’s false claims of fraud under oath and in front of attorneys, during separate depositions in a $1.6 billion defamation suit.”

-David Folkenflik, “Fox News’ Sean Hannity says he knew all along Trump lost the election,” npr.org, December 22, 2022

12/21/2022

IRS/JOE BIDEN/OBAMA: “The I.R.S. subjected both President Donald J. Trump’s predecessor and his successor to annual audits of their tax returns once they took office, spokespeople for Barack Obama and President Biden said on Wednesday, intensifying questions about how Mr. Trump escaped such scrutiny until Democrats in the House started inquiring.

Late Tuesday [December 20, 2022], a House committee revealed that the I.R.S. failed to audit Mr. Trump during his first two years in office despite a rule that states that ‘the individual tax returns for the president and the vice president are subject to mandatory review.’ But its report left unclear whether that lapse reflected general dysfunction or whether Mr. Trump received special treatment.”

-Charlie Savage and Alan Rappeport, “I.R.S. Routinely Audited Obama and Biden, Raising Questions Over Delays for Trump,” nytimes.com, December 21, 2022

12/21/2022

INVESTIGATIONS/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Cassidy Hutchinson gave some of the most damning testimony the Jan. 6 committee heard about former President Donald Trump. CNN reported on Tuesday [December 20, 2022] that a Trump-connected lawyer who had been representing the former Mark Meadows aide advised her to lie to the committee.

The lawyer, Stefan Passantino, served as the top White House ethics lawyer under Trump and previously represented the Trump Organization. Sources told CNN he was allegedly paid by Trump’s Save America PAC to represent Hutchinson, but she dropped him before testifying. She apparently ignored his advice to mislead the committee, as her bombshell public testimony provided insight into Trump’s behavior on the day of the Capitol riot.”

-Nikki McCann Ramirez, “Trump-Connected Lawyer Told Key Jan. 6 Witness to Lie to Committee,” rollingstone.com, December 21, 2022

12/20/2022

IRS/TRUMP TAXES: “The Internal Revenue Service failed to audit former President Donald J. Trump during his first two years in office despite a program that makes the auditing of sitting presidents mandatory, a House committee revealed on Tuesday after an extraordinary vote to make public six years of his tax returns…

Starting in 2018, the I.R.S. was run by a Trump appointee, Charles P. Rettig, who left the post last month. In 2016, Mr. Rettig, then a tax lawyer in Beverly Hills, Calif., published a column in Forbes that defended Mr. Trump’s decision not to release his taxes as a candidate.”

-New York Times, “I.R.S. Didn’t Audit Trump for 2 Years in Office, House Committee Says,” nytimes.com, December 20, 2022

12/20/2022

TRUMP PEOPLE: “Nick Luna, a former White House aide to President Donald Trump, told the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 assault on the Capitol that he witnessed Trump ‘tearing’ documents, according to audio files of Luna’s deposition that were obtained by CBS News…

According to the Presidential Records Act, federal law requires that presidential records are carefully preserved and then handed over to the National Archives.”

-Robert Costa, Chrissy Hallowell, and Grace Kazarian, “Exclusive: Trump aide testified he saw Trump ‘tearing’ documents; Meadows also once told him, ‘Don’t come into the room,'” cbsnews.com, December 20, 2022

12/20/2022

MELANIA/TRUMP TAXES: “The amount of income, deductions and taxes paid by or refunded to former President Donald Trump while serving in the White House was detailed in a new report released Tuesday night [December 20, 2022].

The report reveals that Trump on his federal tax returns declared negative income in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2020, and that he paid a total of $1,500 in income taxes for the years 2016 and 2017.

On their 2020 income tax returns, Trump and his wife Melania paid no federal income taxes and claimed a refund of $5.47 million, according to the report by the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation.”

-Dan Mangan, “Read how much Trump paid — or didn’t pay — in taxes each year,” CNBC.com, December 20, 2022

12/20/2022

CONGRESS/GOP/TRUMP TAXES: “A House committee voted Tuesday to publicly release some of Donald Trump’s tax returns, despite Republican threats to retaliate against President Joe Biden and other Democrats…

Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee said releasing the Trump tax returns is in the public interest, and part of an effort to improve auditing procedures at the Internal Revenue Service…

Republicans denounced the move as a purely political precedent and said it could be used in the future to target many Americans.”

-Donovan Slack, David Jackson, and Kevin McCoy, “House panel votes to release Trump tax information despite threats from Republicans,” usatoday.com, December 20, 2022

12/19/2022

2024 ELECTION/IMPEACHMENT/INVESTIGATIONS: “The Fake charges made by the highly partisan Unselect Committee of January 6th have already been submitted, prosecuted, and tried in the form of Impeachment Hoax # 2. I WON convincingly. Double Jeopardy anyone!

….The people understand that the Democratic Bureau of Investigation, the DBI, are out to keep me from running for president [in the 2024 election] because they know I’ll win and that this whole business of prosecuting me is just like impeachment was — a partisan attempt to sideline me and the Republican Party.”

-Donald Trump, Truth Social, December 19, 2022

12/19/2022

2020 ELECTION/AFGHANISTAN/DEMS/JOE BIDEN: “Think of it! The Radical Left Democrats (Communists), SPIED on my campaign, lied to the FISA COURT, lied to CONGRESS, allowed an INVASION of our COUNTRY on the Southern Border, EMBARRASSED us in Afghanistan, gave away our Energy Independence, killed us on job losing Regulations, wouldn’t use the 10,000 plus soldiers I recommended for Jan 6th, refused to look into Election Fraud-the reason for Jan 6th, Rigged & Stole the 2020 Election, allowed Ballot Stuffing, FBI/Facebook/Twitter & Biden CRIME!

….continued from previous TRUTH… And I’m the one that the Corrupt and Partisan Unselect Committee goes after. A two tiered ‘Justice’ System … And, by the way, what ever happened with the Massive number of CRIMES committed by JOE & HUNTER BIDEN? They’re right there, documented and 100% certain. Also,where is the prosecutor from Delaware? What happened to him? Is he friends with the Ukrainian Prosecutor who didn’t prosecute after Biden held up the $BILLION PAYMENT to Ukraine? I DID NOTHING WRONG!”

-Donald Trump, Truth Social, December 19, 2022

12/19/2022

2020 ELECTION/INVESTIGATIONS: “STATEMENT ON JAN 6 COMMITTEE REFERRAL

These folks don’t get it that when they come after me, people who love freedom rally around me. It strengthens me. What doesn’t kill me makes me stronger. Americans know that I pushed for 20,000 troops to prevent violence on Jan 6, and that I went on television and told everyone to go home….”

-Donald Trump, Truth Social, December 19, 2022

12/19/2022

2020 ELECTION/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Former White House communications director Hope Hicks told the House select committee investigating the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021, that she insisted to President Trump there was no evidence of election fraud. In testimony, Hicks said she was concerned Trump would damage his legacy, and he responded, ‘Nobody will care about my legacy if I lose.'”

-Yahoo! News, “Hope Hicks told Donald Trump there was no evidence of election fraud and he was ‘damaging his legacy.'” news.yahoo.com, December 19, 2022

12/19/2022

2020 ELECTION/INVESTIGATIONS: “The House select committee examining the Jan. 6 attack at the U.S. Capitol has held its final public meeting.

The panel voted to approve criminal referrals for former President Donald Trump regarding his failed attempt to overturn the 2020 election…

[M]embers point to Trump as the main instigator behind the Capitol attack.

‘That evidence has led to an overriding and straight-forward conclusion: the central cause of January 6th was one man, former President Donald Trump, who many others followed. None of the events of January 6th would have happened without him,’ the summary said.”

-Alexandra Hutzler and Libby Cathey, “Jan. 6 committee refers Trump to DOJ for criminal charges,” abcnews.go.com, December 19, 2022

12/16/2022

CRYPTOCURRENCY: “Former U.S. President Donald Trump’s non-fungible token (NFT) digital trading card collection sold out early Friday [December 16, 2022], the day after its initial release.

According to data from OpenSea, at time of writing, the collection’s trading volume is 900 ETH, or about $1.08 million. Its floor price is about 0.19 ETH, or about $230 – more than double the original price of $99.”

-Cam Thompson, “Donald Trump NFT Collection Sells Out, Price Surges,” coindesk.com, December 16, 2022

12/15/2022

CRYPTOCURRENCY/TRUMP BUSINESS: “Former President Trump on Thursday announced a line of digital trading cards [NFT] bearing his likeness after teasing a day earlier that he would be making a ‘major announcement.’

While some speculated the announcement would be related to the Speaker race playing out among House Republicans or Trump’s largely inactive 2024 presidential campaign, it was instead about a new commercial opportunity for the former president.”

-Brett Samuels, “Trump’s ‘major announcement’ tease is for release of digital card collection,” thehill.com, December 15, 2022

12/14/2022

2024 ELECTION/RON DESANTIS/POLLS: “In a poll regarding potential Republican nominees for president in 2024, the Florida governor, Ron DeSantis, led Donald Trump by a whopping 23 points.

Republican and Republican-leaning voters dealt the significant blow to the former president’s ego in a survey carried out by USA Today and Suffolk University and released on Tuesday [December 13, 2022].

Worse was to come for Trump on Wednesday [December 14, 2022], with the release of a Wall Street Journal survey which gave DeSantis a 14-point lead, 52%-38%, in a hypothetical primary matchup, and a CNN poll that said 62% of Republicans wanted their party to nominate someone else in 2024.”

-Martin Pengelly, “Trump ‘is in trouble’, says insider after DeSantis surges in 2024 polls,” theguardian.com, December 14, 2022

12/14/2022

POLLS: “About a month after launching his 2024 presidential campaign, former President Donald Trump’s standing with voters has hit its lowest point in over seven years, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday.

Just 31% of registered voters surveyed hold a favorable view of Trump, versus 59% who have an unfavorable opinion of him, the poll found. That’s the lowest rating Trump has received since July 2015, shortly after he launched his first presidential bid, according to Quinnipiac.”

-Kevin Breuninger, “Trump hits 7-year low in new national poll as Biden approval climbs,” CNBC.com, December 14, 2022

12/13/2022

TRUMP BUSINESS/TRUMP TAXES: “Donald J. Trump’s family business lost a criminal contempt trial that was held in secret last fall, according to a newly unsealed court document and several people with knowledge of the matter, with a judge ruling against the company almost exactly a year before it was convicted of a tax fraud scheme last week…

The order, dated Dec. 8, 2021, was unsealed by the judge who presided over the tax fraud trial of the Trump Organization, which ended last week with the conviction of the company. It redacted the name of the entities on trial in October, but the people with knowledge of the case confirmed that those entities were the Trump Organization corporations that later went on trial for tax fraud. The judge, Juan Merchan, convicted the two corporations of criminal contempt of court and fined them $4,000, the maximum under the law.”

-Jonah E. Bromwich, William K. Rashbaum and Ben Protess, “Trump Organization Was Held in Contempt After Secret Trial Last Year,” nytimes.com, December 13, 2022

12/13/2022

LAWSUIT/RUSSIA: “Former President Trump filed a defamation lawsuit on Tuesday against the Pulitzer Prize Board over the 2018 National Reporting prizes given to The New York Times and Washington Post for coverage of ‘now-debunked theory’ of alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.”

-Brian Flood, “Trump files defamation suit against members of Pulitzer Prize Board for defending ‘debunked’ Russiagate honors,” foxnews.com, December 13, 2022

 

12/13/2022

2020 ELECTION/VOTING: “A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday [December 13, 2022] upheld nearly $187,000 in monetary sanctions against two lawyers who filed and lost an ‘utterly baseless’ lawsuit challenging Democrat Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential win over his Republican rival Donald Trump.

The unanimous ruling by a three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Colorado said Denver attorneys Gary Fielder and Ernest Walker must pay the legal fees of election equipment maker Dominion Voting Systems Inc, Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc and other defendants accused in the lawsuit of meddling in the election.”

-Mike Scarcella, “Attorney sanctions upheld in ‘utterly baseless’ lawsuit challenging 2020 election,” reuters.com, December 13, 2022

12/12/2022

CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS: “The federal judge who granted former President Donald Trump’s request for a special master in the Mar-a-Lago case just tossed his lawsuit challenging the FBI’s raid of his South Florida estate.

US District Judge Aileen Cannon wrote in a one-page Monday order that she was dismissing the case because of a ‘lack of jurisdiction.’

The ruling came after a three-judge federal appeals court issued a scathing opinion on December 1 overturning Cannon’s initial decision to side with Trump and grant him a special master to review materials seized in the FBI’s search. Less than week later, a federal appeals court in Atlanta formally ended the review.”

-Jake Epstein, Kimberly Leonard, and Sonam Sheth, “The federal judge who appointed Trump’s special master just threw out his lawsuit challenging the FBI’s Mar-a-Lago search,” businessinsider.com, December 12, 2022

12/12/2022

2020 ELECTION/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Chief of Staff Mark Meadows was forced to hand over 2,319 text messages to the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. The trove of text messages were obtained by Talking Points Memo [TPM], which on Monday reported on the extent to which Meadows was communicating with members of Congress about overturning the 2020 election…

[T]he TPM report identifies a startling message from Rep. Ralph Norman (R-S.C.) to Meadows, sent on Jan. 17, 2021, just three days before Joe Biden was scheduled to take office.

In the text, Norman appears to propose that then-President Trump impose martial law — or, as Norman put it, ‘Marshall Law’ — during his final hours of office to overturn the election in his favor…

The series also shows that Meadows was at the center of hundreds of incoming discussions among 34 members of Congress about plans to help Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election results.”

-Charisma Madarang, “GOP Congressman Wanted Trump to Invoke ‘Marshall Law’ to Stay in Office: Leaked Texts,” rolling stone.com, December 12, 2022

12/9/2022

ISRAEL/RELIGION: “Former President Trump accused Jewish leaders of a lack of ‘loyalty’ on Friday [December 9, 2022], amid the ongoing fallout from his dinner with white nationalist and Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes.

‘How quickly Jewish Leaders forgot that I was the best, by far, President for Israel,’ Trump said in a post on Truth Social. ‘They should be ashamed of themselves. This lack of loyalty to their greatest friends and allies is why large numbers in Congress, and so many others, have stopped giving support to Israel.'”

-Julia Shapero, “Trump accuses Jewish leaders of a lack of ‘loyalty,'” thehill.com, December 9, 2022