2020 ELECTION/ELECTIONS/GEORGIA/GOP: “Former President Donald Trump’s crusade for vengeance suffered two devastating blows after Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger won their primaries Tuesday despite rejecting Trump’s entreaties to reverse his 2020 election loss.

It’s a huge warning sign for the way Republican voters view the former president’s crusade to punish those who were not willing to overturn the will of the voters in 2020.”

-Nicholas Riccardi, “Takeaways: Trump’s big defeat; election denial backfiring,” apnews.com, May 25, 2022


ELECTIONS/ENDORSEMENT/GOP: “Former President Donald Trump boasted that Tuesday night’s Republican primary results were a victory for his faction of the GOP, despite losing key races by wide margins…

The former president remains a key player in GOP politics despite Tuesday’s setbacks. His endorsement of JD Vance in Ohio delivered the final push Vance needed to secure the Republican Senate nomination.”

-Anders Hagstrom, “Trump claims victory in Republican primaries despite key losses,” foxnews.com, May 25, 2022


2020 ELECTION/RUDY GIULIANI: “Donald Trump’s onetime attorney Rudy Giuliani testified to the House select committee investigating the January 6 Capitol attack at length on Friday but declined to discuss the involvement of congressional Republicans in efforts to overturn the 2020 election result, according to sources familiar with the matter.

The move by Giuliani to refuse to give insight into Republican involvement could mean his appearance only marginally advanced the inquiry into his ploy to have the then vice-president, Mike Pence, unlawfully keep Trump in office after he lost to Joe Biden.”

-Hugo Lowell, “Rudy Giuliani stonewalls Capitol attack investigators during lengthy deposition,” theguardian.com, May 24, 2022


2020 ELECTION/2024 ELECTION: “In four crucial battleground states, Republican candidates who falsely contend that Donald Trump won the 2020 election are running for state attorney general.

If they win, they’d serve as their states’ top law enforcement officers and would have the power to use their office to tilt the outcome of presidential elections. If Trump should run again in 2024, and the outcome is close in a handful of states, the actions attorneys general are able to take could also give Trump cover to claim falsely claim victory once again…

Along with the governor and, in most states, the secretary of state, the state attorney general is part of a trio of elected officials who oversee, administer, defend and certify elections and election results. Election deniers are also running in many states for secretary of state and governor.”

-Adam Edelman, “Election deniers who say Trump won in 2020 are running to be top cop in 4 battleground states,” nbcnews.com, May 22, 2022


ELECTIONS/PENNSYLVANIA: “So, what’s going on with Pennsylvania? Five days now, and watched over by incompetent Democrat Gubernatorial Candidate Josh Shapiro. The entire Nation of France was done during the evening of the ONE DAY Presidential Election. USED PAPER BALLOTS, no discrepancies. ARE WE A THIRD WORLD NATION??? Are we becoming Venezuela (YES!).”

-Donald Trump, “ICYMI: Truth from Donald J. Trump,” donaldjtrump.com, May 22, 2022


NEW YORK/SOCIAL MEDIA/TWITTER: “Twitter is in big trouble, has lost all credibility, and is unlikely to see Elon Musk close his ridiculous deal with them after having learned so much about the massive number of Bots and Fake Accounts that people using Twitter must endure. Why doesn’t the Corrupt Racist New York State Attorney General, Letitia James, who just dropped out of the Governor’s race after getting almost no support, investigate them? It would be great politics for a ‘political hack’ like her.”

-Donald Trump, “ICYMI: Truth from Donald J. Trump,” donaldjtrump.com, May 22, 2022


LAWSUIT/NEW YORK: “Former President Donald Trump has paid a $110,000 fine for failing to comply with a New York attorney general subpoena but risks reviving his contempt order if he fails to provide affidavits by a Friday deadline…

Trump is required to provide those affidavits if New York Justice Arthur F. Engoron is to keep the contempt order lifted. The order imposes a $10,000 fine for every day that the former president fails to comply with the subpoena seeking documents in the attorney general’s investigation of his business.”

-Theresa Schliep, “Trump Pays $110K To NY AG, Still Risks Contempt,” law360.com, May 20, 2022


2024 ELECTION/ABORTION: “In the weeks since a draft opinion to overturn Roe was revealed, Trump has barely talked about the issue during interviews, at political rallies, and in his social media posts. According to two sources familiar with the matter, this is indeed an intentional and calculated silence. In recent days, Trump has told some of his allies and counselors that “suburban women” and other key voting groups don’t like hearing about the issue, as they are simply more pro-choice than the mainstream of the Republican Party and conservative movement. He has also told several associates that if he went too hard now on the topic of overturning Roe, it would give his enemies the chance to ‘use it against’ him — the strong implication being, according to the two sources, that if Trump ultimately runs for the White House again in 2024, it could be more a political liability than an asset.”

-Asawin Suebsaeng and Adam Rawnsley, “Exclusive: Trump Is Telling Allies His Record on Abortion Could Hurt His 2024 Chances,” rollingstone.com, May 20, 2022


VLADIMIR PUTIN: “Vladimir Putin ‘had to keep explaining things’ to Donald Trump when Trump was US president, the former White House aide Fiona Hill said.

‘Putin doesn’t like to do that,’ Hill told the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

‘You could see that he got frustrated many times with President Trump. Even though he loves to be able to spin his own version of events, he wants to have predictability in the person that he’s engaging with.’”

-Martin Pengelly, “Putin ‘had to keep explaining things to Trump’, ex-White House aide says,” theguardian.com, May 19, 2022


2020 ELECTION/MICHIGAN: “Jocelyn Benson, Michigan’s top election official… received an especially disturbing piece of information: President Donald Trump suggested in a White House meeting that she should be arrested for treason and executed.

Benson, a Democrat, revealed the alleged remark for the first time in an interview with NBC News. She said she learned of it from a source familiar with Trump’s White House meeting…

Reached for comment, Trump spokesman Taylor Budowich said: ‘I have it on good authority that Secretary Benson knowingly lied throughout her interview with NBC News.’”

-Cynthia McFadden, Kevin Monahan, and Alexandra Chaidez, “Michigan election chief: Trump suggested I be arrested for treason and executed,” nbcnews.com, May 19, 2022


SOCIAL MEDIA/TWITTER: [According to a document by Digital World Acquisition Corp.,] “Trump is obligated to first post to Truth Social, a new social network he’s backing, and can’t publish the same content on another social media site for six hours. After that, he can post to ‘any site to which he has access,’ according to the filing.

The six-hour policy would mostly affect Trump’s Twitter use if he’s allowed back on the platform under potential owner Musk…

Digital World Acquisition has a deal to take Trump Media & Technology Group, which owns Truth Social, public.”

-Jessica Bursztynsky, “Trump’s free to use Twitter if Musk lifts his ban, but he has to post on Truth Social first,” cnbc.com, May 16, 2022


2020 ELECTION/CAMPAIGN FINANCE/FEC: “Federal regulators have deadlocked on a complaint that Donald Trump’s 2020 White House campaign laundered hundreds of millions of dollars in spending through corporate entities closely tied to the ex-president and his family, according to a ruling document obtained by Insider…

Had the FEC ruled against the Trump campaign, Trump’s committee could have faced significant fines.”

-Dave Levinthal and C. Ryan Barber, “Trump’s campaign committee dodges penalty as federal watchdog deadlocks on complaint it laundered hundreds of millions of dollars,” businessinsider.com, May 16, 2022


2020 ELECTION/MEDIA: “Donald Trump called out against Fox News on Saturday, claiming that the network ‘won’t even show or discuss’ the 2020 election fraud documentary ‘2000 Mules.’

‘Fox News is no longer Fox News,’ he posted on his TruthSocial account. ‘They won’t even show or discuss the greatest & most impactful documentary of our time, ‘2000 Mules.’ The Radical Left Democrats are thrilled – They don’t want the TRUTH to get out.’”

-Harper Lambert, “Donald Trump Slams Fox News, Suggests CNN ‘Go Conservative,’” thewrap.com, May 15, 2022


2020 ELECTION: “Former President Donald Trump told supporters on Saturday that he’s writing a book about his baseless claim that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from him and said he’ll title it ‘The Crime of the Century.’

As he spoke for over an hour at an event in Austin, Trump criticized the integrity of the election.”

-Matthew Loh, “Trump told rally-goers he’s writing a book called ‘The Crime of the Century’ about the lie that the presidency was stolen from him,” news.yahoo.com, May 15, 2022


AFGHANISTAN/GUNS: “Speaking in Austin, Texas, on Saturday [May 14, 2022], the former president took to the stage shortly after law enforcement officials said an 18-year-old white man opened fire on customers and employees, killing 10 at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York.

‘I think they had a tragic event in Buffalo, just as I’m coming on the stage, tragic event in Buffalo with numerous people being killed,’ Trump said… ‘In 18 months in Afghanistan, we lost nobody,’ the former president continued in an apparent non-sequitur…

Throughout the final 18 months of Trump’s presidency, a total of 22 US service members were reported dead in Afghanistan.”

-Joshua Zitser, “Trump uses Buffalo mass shooting to make misleading boast about lack of US deaths in Afghanistan during his presidency, video shows,” businessinsider.com, May 15, 2022


CHILDREN/DEMS/UKRAINE: “The Democrats are sending another $40 billion to Ukraine, yet America’s parents are struggling to even feed their children. There is a massive formula shortage, but no one is talking about it—it is a national disgrace. It is unthinkable that in the year 2022 American families are unable to get baby formulas for their children. Families whose children have serious allergies and require ‘elemental’ formula are in even more desperate and dire straits. The pain that mothers and fathers are going through who literally cannot get nutrition for their newborns and infants is a mark of eternal shame on the Democrat Party. America First!”

-Donald Trump, “Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America,” donaldjtrump.com, May 13, 2022


ENDORSEMENTS: “He’s not on the ballot, but former President Donald Trump is front and center in two high-profile Republican primaries on Tuesday as voters in Nebraska and West Virginia head to the polls.

One week after Trump-backed Ohio GOP Senate candidate JD Vance came out on top in a crowded and divisive primary, thanks in large part to the former president’s recent endorsement, Trump’s continued sway over the Republican Party faces two more stiff tests in primary showdowns that have grabbed national attention.”

-Paul Steinhauser, “Trump center stage in heated GOP primaries in Nebraska and West Virginia on Tuesday,” foxnews.com, May 10, 2022


SOCIAL MEDIA/TWITTER: “Elon Musk said Tuesday [May 10, 2022] he would reverse Twitter’s ban on former President Donald Trump if his acquisition goes through…

Twitter permanently suspended Trump from the platform in January 2021 following the attack by his supporters on the U.S. Capitol. The company said it made the decision after the Jan. 6 riot ‘due to the risk of further incitement of violence.’ Trump was an avid tweeter and at the time had more than 80 million followers on the platform…

Musk, who is the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, on Tuesday acknowledged that Trump said he wouldn’t return to the platform. Still, some people close to him say they expect Trump to return to Twitter anyway.”

-Jessica Bursztynsky, “Elon Musk says he would lift Twitter ban on Donald Trump after deal closes,” cnbc.com, May 10, 2022


NEW YORK/INVESTIGATIONS: “Former President Donald Trump said he no longer has four cell phones identified by the New York attorney general’s investigation into the Trump Organization’s finances but has turned over his personal phone to be searched as he tries to convince a state judge to lift a civil contempt ruling that so far has cost him $140,000…

Trump also said that since 2010, he does not use email, text messages, or a computer for work. He also said he does not keep documents, files or papers relating to his business at his personal homes.”

-Kara Scannell, “Trump says he has no Trump Organization cell phones and asks judge to end contempt fines,” cnn.com, May 9, 2022


TRUMP PEOPLE: “Trump called [Mark] Esper’s claims [in his new book about being Defense Secretary under Trump] a ‘complete lie’ in a statement to 60 Minutes, saying that 10 witnesses would back him up.

‘Mark Esper was weak and totally ineffective, and because of it, I had to run the military. I took out ISIS, Qasem Soleimani, al-Baghdadi, rebuilt the military with $2.5 trillion, created Space Force, and so much more,’ Trump said in the statement. ‘Mark Esper was a stiff who was desperate not to lose his job.’ Trump added, ‘He would do anything I wanted, that’s why I called him Yesper.’”

-Paul Best, “Trump spars with Esper over claims that the former president wanted to shoot protesters,” foxnews.com, May 8, 2022


JOE BIDEN: “Former President Trump on Thursday [May 5, 2022] told Fox News Digital that ‘MAGA is saving America,’ and slammed President Biden for being ‘divisive’ when he called MAGA the ‘most extreme political organization that’s existed in recent American history.’

‘MAGA is saving America,’ Trump told Fox News. ‘Our country is going to hell.’”

-Brooke Singman, “Trump reacts to Biden’s MAGA criticism, says movement ‘saving America,’” foxnews.com, May 5, 2022


MEXICO/PROTESTS/TRUMP PEOPLE: “President Donald J. Trump in 2020 asked Mark T. Esper, his defense secretary, about the possibility of launching missiles into Mexico to ‘destroy the drug labs’ and wipe out the cartels, maintaining that the United States’ involvement in a strike against its southern neighbor could be kept secret, Mr. Esper recounts in his upcoming memoir…

In Mr. Esper’s telling, Mr. Trump seemed more emboldened, and more erratic, after he was acquitted in his first impeachment trial…

Among Mr. Trump’s desires was to put 10,000 active-duty troops on the streets of Washington on June 1, 2020, after large protests against police brutality erupted following the police killing of George Floyd. Mr. Trump asked Mr. Esper about the demonstrators, ‘Can’t you just shoot them?’”

-Maggie Haberman, “Trump Proposed Launching Missiles Into Mexico to ‘Destroy the Drug Labs,’ Esper Says,” nytimes.com, May 5, 2022


ABORTION/SUPREME COURT: “President Donald Trump slammed the leak of a Supreme Court draft opinion on Roe v. Wade in an exclusive interview with David Brody that will air on the rapidly growing Real America’s Voice network on Wednesday, May 4 at 3pm EST.

‘I will say the leak was a terrible thing, you are just not used to that for the Supreme Court,’ said Trump. ‘You see so much leaking in our world — in your world, in my world. Although not so much now, it’s very interesting. You know you try and cover those leaks. But you’ve never seen it, or they’ve rarely seen it, in the Supreme Court. It was very shocking, I think. I think it was a very bad thing for the country,’ he continued.

The 45th President also took credit for the expected decision. ‘A lot of people are very happy about [pro-life Supreme Court justices],’ he said. ‘Some people maybe say it’s my fault and some people say thank you very much.’”

-Real America’s Voice, “Donald Trump to Address SCOTUS Leak, Elon Musk, and More in Exclusive Interview Airing on Real America’s Voice Wednesday, May 4,” prnewswire.com, May 4, 2022


LAWSUIT/TRUMP BUSINESS/TRUMP FAMILY: “The Trump family business and President Donald J. Trump’s 2017 inauguration committee have jointly agreed to pay $750,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by the attorney general for the District of Columbia, who claimed that the Trump International Hotel in Washington illegally received excessive payments from the inauguration committee.

The settlement in the civil suit came with no admission of wrongdoing by the Trump Organization, the former president or the inaugural committee.”

-Eric Lipton, “Trump Settles Suit Over Payments to Hotel for 2017 Inauguration,” nytimes.com, May 4, 2022


LAWSUIT/NEW YORK: “A New York court has rejected an attempt by Donald Trump to halt a contempt order and $10,000 in daily fines levied against the former US president for failing to properly comply with an investigation into his company.

Trump was found in contempt of the court last month for failing to comply with a subpoena… [and] was hit with a $10,000 daily fine by the judge, Arthur Engoron, until he provided the documents sought by James. Trump claims the records cannot be found and attempted to have the fines and contempt order removed…

However, Engoron has turned down this appeal, leaving Trump with $80,000 in fines to date.”

-Oliver Milman, “Court rejects Trump’s attempt to halt contempt order and $10,000 daily fine,” theguardian.com, May 4, 2022


DONALD JR/INVESTIGATIONS/TRUMP FAMILY: “Donald Trump Jr., the son of former President Donald Trump, met on Tuesday [May 3, 2022] with the House select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection, according to two sources familiar with the meeting.

Trump Jr. was a high-profile surrogate for the Trump campaign and was among the most prominent supporters of his father to push a false narrative about the election results in the period between the 2020 election and January 6, 2021…

A person familiar with the interview said it was conducted remotely, lasted a little more than three hours and was cordial. Trump Jr. answered all the questions and did not assert the Fifth Amendment during the interview, the person said.”

-Ryan Nobles, Annie Grayer, and Zachary Cohen, “Donald Trump Jr. met with the House January 6 committee on Tuesday,” cnn.com, May 4, 2022


2020 ELECTION/WISCONSIN: “Everyone knows the wisdom embodied in the saying ‘those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.’ The WSJ’s May 2, 2022 editorial argues that we should ignore the blatant fraud that took place in Wisconsin in the November 2020 election as detailed by former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman in his 136 page Preliminary Report issued on March 1, 2022.

To ignore the fraud that Justice Gableman continues to uncover is to allow that fraud to be repeated. Justice Gableman’s Report revealed many illegal and unethical acts including Zuckerberg funded election bribery, illegal ballot drop boxes, and obstruction of evidence gathering. Gableman also revealed that the Wisconsin Election Commission shared access to Wisconsin’s registration system with Zuckerberg funded left-wing activists, disregarded Wisconsin law so that tens of thousands of nursing home residents could be exploited for their votes, and illegally encouraged Wisconsin voters declare themselves ‘indefinitely confined’ under Wisconsin law, thereby avoiding Wisconsin’s voter ID requirements.”

-Donald Trump, “Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America,” donaldjtrump.com, May 3, 2022


INVESTIGATIONS/NEW YORK: “After handing over millions of pages of documents, perhaps more than any person or entity has ever given before, there is nothing that can be done to satisfy the racist Attorney General of New York State, failed Gubernatorial candidate Letitia James, or the New York State Courts which are biased, unyielding, and totally unfair. With rampant and record setting crime, a 42.8% increase over last year was just announced, and every other unimaginable problem, no wonder everyone is leaving the State, including businesses left and right.

This is a continuation of the greatest Witch Hunt in history, and it should not be allowed to continue. It is a politically driven Scam the likes of which has never been seen before. If I wasn’t leading in every poll by substantial numbers, this persecution would have long ago ended. The good news is, I have done nothing wrong!”

-Donald Trump, “Statement by 45th President Donald J. Trump on Racist Attorney General Letitia James’ Continued Harassment,” donaldjtrump.com, May 3, 2022


RUSSIA INVESTIGATION/TRUMP PEOPLE: “A top Trump political appointee delayed a report on Russian election interference in the 2020 election in a way that created the perception that intelligence was politicized, according to a new report by the Department of Homeland Security watchdog…

The report also found that the appointee, acting Secretary Chad Wolf, who is not named, ‘participated in the review process multiple times despite lacking any formal role in reviewing the product, resulting in the delay of its dissemination on at least one occasion.’”

-Ken Dilation, “Trump appointee delayed report on Russian election interference, federal watchdog says,” nbcnews.com, May 3, 2022


SPORTS: “Trump once again expressed his feelings about James during a political rally in Nebraska. When the subject turned to transgender athletes, Trump took aim at James.

‘I’ll say this to LeBron James who I don’t like very much,’ Trump said during his speech. ‘I’ll say, ‘LeBron, did you ever have thoughts about going woman? Because if you did I’d love to have you on my basketball team.’’”

-Shandel Richardson, “Former President Donald Trump Goes After LeBron James Over Transgender Athletes,” si.com, May 2, 2022


2020 ELECTION/MITCH MCCONNELL: “Mitch McConnell and his RINO friends would rather see a Democrat like Biden be president than a Republican like me. It works better for him and his agenda, but it doesn’t work better for our Country. He should have done something about it, and he still should. When a thief robs a jewelry store and gets caught, they have to give back the jewelry. Think of it: The [2020] election was rigged and stolen, we found out how, and Republican leadership doesn’t want to do anything about it. They say, ‘Sir, you’re winning in a landslide, both against Republicans and Democrats. Think to the future, sir. Think to the future.’ To which I say, ‘You can never think to the future until we solve the past, because it will just happen again.’”

-Donald Trump, “Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America,” donaldjtrump.com, May 1, 2022


2020 ELECTION: “The New York Times said today, in a major article, ‘Segments featuring Fox’s own reporters consistently drew lower ratings, especially if they were covering stories the audience deemed unfavorable to Mr. Trump.’

The primary thing they don’t want to talk about is the 2020 Rigged Presidential Election. It’s all about that from the Laptop from Hell, to the ballot harvesting scandal, to the Zuckerberg Facebook Unlocked boxes, to cancellation by Big Tech. It’s all having to do with the Election, the most important thing they have ever done, because that’s the one subject they just don’t want to talk about. It was too corrupt, it’s now been proven, and they just want to skate by—they just want this subject to end.

-Donald Trump, “Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America,” donaldjtrump.com, May 1, 2022


2016 ELECTION/2020 ELECTION/OBAMA/OBAMA ADMIN: “I immediately call for the release of all text messages sent to and from Barack Obama’s Chief of Staff during their attempt to overturn the 2016 Presidential Election. They spied on my campaign, they spied on my transition team, and they even spied on the White House while I was in the Oval Office. They did everything they could to disrupt the peaceful transfer of power, and stop the “Will of the People” with their Russia, Russia, Russia Hoax, Mueller Scam, and more. I wonder what the texts would reveal? Unlike my Chief of Staff, which show patriotic Americans concerned about illegal and massive Election Fraud in 2020, I say bad things would be revealed.”

-Donald Trump, “Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America,” donaldjtrump.com, April 29, 2022


LAWSUIT/TRUMP BUSINESS: “Former U.S. President Donald Trump has appealed a $10,000-a-day fine and a judge’s contempt ruling over his failure to comply with a subpoena for documents in a case about his business practices, his lawyer said on Wednesday [April 27, 2022]…

The Republican former president denies wrongdoing and has called the probe by the Democratic state attorney general politically motivated.”

-Luc Cohen, “Trump challenges $10,000-a-day fine and NY judge’s contempt ruling,” reuters.com, April 27, 2022


TRUMP ADMIN: “Boeing disclosed Wednesday [April 27, 2022] that it has lost a whopping $1.1 billion in costs related to its deal with the Trump administration to modify two 747 jumbo jets to serve as Air Force One — and CEO Dave Calhoun admitted the aviation giant ‘probably’ should not have cut the deal in the first place…

Boeing’s deal for the Air Force One jets was cut by then-CEO Dennis Muilenburg and then-President Donald Trump in February 2018.

It requires Boeing, not the federal government, to eat any overruns in the cost of modifying the two Boeing 747 jets.”

-Dan Mangan and Leslie Josephs, “Boeing lost $1.1 billion on Trump Air Force One contract; CEO regrets deal,” cnbc.com, April 27, 2022


LAWSUIT/MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Former President Donald Trump denied under oath knowing anything about a 2015 scuffle his security guards had with protesters outside Trump Tower, but his former lawyer Michael Cohen said Trump ordered the confrontation, according to newly filed court papers…

The protesters filed suit against Trump over the altercation, and the case was scheduled to go trial in New York’s Bronx Supreme Court next month. Trump’s attorneys sought to delay the trial date after a new witness came forward with evidence that’s potentially helpful to the protesters — Cohen, Trump’s former lawyer.”

-Dareh Gregorian, “Trump denied under oath knowing about 2015 attack on protesters, but Michael Cohen says otherwise,” nbcnews.com, April 27, 2022


RUSSIA/UKRAINE: “Former President Donald Trump blamed the Russian invasion of Ukraine on the ‘rigged’ 2020 presidential election…

‘It’s a shame all those people are dead, all because of a rigged election,’ he said. ‘Because if our election wasn’t rigged, you would’ve had nobody dead.’”

-Andrew Stanton, “Trump Blames Ukraine-Russia War Deaths on ‘Rigged’ Election,” newsweek.com, April 25, 2022


2024 ELECTION/CAMPAIGN FINANCE/UKRAINE/VLADIMIR PUTIN: “[In an interview with Piers Morgan,] Trump dropped one of the biggest hints yet that he will run for President in 2024, stating: ‘For reasons of campaign finance I can’t say but I think people are going to be very happy [with my decision].’ […]

Calling Putin a ‘genocidal monster,’ Trump repeated claims that the war in Ukraine would never have happened had he still been leading the U.S. as the Russian leader believed the U.S. at that point ‘had more powerful ‘nukes’ than him.’”

-Max Goldbart, “Piers Morgan Finally Shows Unedited Clip Of Donald Trump Talk TV Storm-Off; Blames ‘Incompetent Aide’ & A Trump ‘Simmering With Anger’ But Reality Is Damp Squib,” deadline.com, April 26, 2022


2020 ELECTION/JOE BIDEN: “Former President Donald Trump visited Ohio on Saturday to tout his chosen candidates for U.S. Senate and a slate of local congressional races for the upcoming primary election…

Trump kicked off his speech early and took hits at the Biden administration for inflation and foreign policy, among other issues. He incorrectly claimed he may have won the 2020 election in Ohio by more than 8 percentage points.”

-Mary Jane Sanese and Haley BeMiller, “Highlights from Donald Trump’s rally in Ohio at Delaware County Fairgrounds,” dispatch.com, April 25, 2022


LAWSUIT/NEW YORK/TRUMP BUSINESS: “A New York judge found former President Donald Trump in contempt of court and set in motion $10,000 daily fines Monday for failing to adequately respond to a subpoena issued by the state’s attorney general as part of a civil investigation into his business dealings…

New York Attorney General Letitia James, a Democrat, had asked the court to hold Trump in contempt after he failed to produce any documents to satisfy a March 31 court-imposed deadline to meet the terms of the subpoena…

James has been conducting a lengthy investigation into the Trump Organization, the former president’s family company, centering around what she has claimed is a pattern of misleading banks and tax authorities about the value of his properties.”

-Larry Neumeister, “Judge finds Donald Trump in contempt in New York legal fight,” apnews.com, April 25, 2022


MEDIA: “Congratulations to CNN+ on their decision to immediately FOLD for a lack of ratings, or viewers in any way, shape, or form. It was like an empty desert out there despite spending hundreds of millions of dollars and the hiring of low-rated Chris Wallace, a man who tried so hard to be his father, Mike, but lacked the talent and whatever else is necessary to be a star. In any event, it’s just one more piece of CNN and Fake News that we don’t have to bother with anymore!”

-Donald Trump, “Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America,” donaldjtrump.com, April 21, 2022


DEMS/GEORGIA: “The Governor of Georgia, Brian Kemp, and Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger, perhaps in collusion with the Radical Left Democrats, have allowed a horrible thing to happen to a very popular Republican, Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene. She is now going through hell in their attempt to unseat her, just more of an election mess in Georgia, including the fact that they will still allow easily corruptible Ballot Boxes for all to cheat with, and have not been able to get a little thing called ‘Signature Verification’ approved.

Unlike other Republicans, this Governor does everything possible to hurt the voting process in Georgia, including his approval of a disastrous Consent Decree, and not calling a Special Session that was requested by Georgia’s Republicans Senators. He absolutely refused. Both of those failures were a disaster for the Republican Party, and for our Country. Even the ‘True the Vote’ people, great patriots, who will soon announce massive Ballot Harvesting in Georgia and other States, said Kemp was the worst of all Governors to deal with—he didn’t want to do anything to help with finding this massive Ballot Harvesting fraud.”

-Donald Trump, “Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America,” donaldjtrump.com, April 21, 2022


2020 ELECTION/MEDIA: “If I did what Piers Morgan did in his fake interview with me, rigging and redoing my words, and then making it sound like I walked out of an interview, the failed gubernatorial candidate and Radical Left Racist, Attorney General of New York State, Letitia James, would start an immediate investigation and demand the re-institution of the death penalty, or whatever may be worse than that.

Piers got caught red-handed, and the interview that I rather enjoyed doing is now in shambles. I especially enjoyed talking about the 2020 Presidential Election Fraud and his big mistake on the way he walked off his show when the ‘weatherman’ made him look like a fool. I never walked out of my interviews with him, he’s easy, but he tried to make it look like I did.

Unlike others, I don’t believe Piers is a complete slimeball, but he lost a lot of credibility. Interestingly, many of the Fake News Media outlets are covering his mistake. They view it as potentially fraudulent, and so do I. Piers is off to a bad start, but thanks to me, he may get a final burst of big ratings before it all comes crashing down!”

-Donald Trump, “Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America,” donaldjtrump.com, April 21, 2022


2020 ELECTION/MEDIA: “Piers Morgan, like the rest of the Fake News Media, attempted to unlawfully and deceptively edit his long and tedious interview with me. He wanted to make it look like I walked out on the interview when my time limit of 20 minutes went over by an hour. The good news is that the interview was taped by us as a means of keeping him honest.

The interview was actually very strong on the 2020 Election Fraud, with me calling him ‘a fool’ if he truly believed those results… It just shows, however, what I have to deal with in the Fake News Media. He went out of his way to deceptively edit an interview and got caught. That is a big story, isn’t it?”

-Donald Trump, “Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America,” donaldjtrump.com, April 20, 2022


CDC/COVID-19/TRUMP PEOPLE: “The former U.S. surgeon general who served under then President Donald Trump has hit out at a judge’s decision to lift a mask mandate on airplanes, trains and buses that was imposed by the Biden administration [as a measure to curb the spread of COVID-19].

Jerome Adams, who served as surgeon general from 2017 to 2021, took to Twitter on Monday and criticized U.S. District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle’s ruling that has brought an end to federal facemask requirements on transportation and left the decision on mask enforcement up to individual transportation providers…

Judge Mizelle was appointed to the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida by former President Trump in August 2020 and confirmed by the then Republican-controlled Senate three months later.”

-Darragh Roche, “Donald Trump’s Surgeon General Lashes Out at Lifting of CDC Mask Mandate,” newsweek.com, April 19, 2022


CRIME/NEW YORK: “With the horrible Subway Shootings and Violent Crime in New York being at an all-time high, where people are afraid to walk the streets, the racist and highly partisan Attorney General of New York State, failed Gubernatorial candidate Letitia James, should focus her efforts on saving the State of New York and ending its reputation as a Crime Capital of the World, instead of spending millions of dollars and utilizing a large portion of her office in going after Donald J. Trump and the Trump Organization (for many years!), who have probably done more for New York than virtually any other person or group, including employing many wonderful people and paying millions and millions of dollars in taxes. This never-ending Witch Hunt must stop. We don’t need racist political hacks going after good, hardworking people for highly partisan political gain. The people of our Country see right through it all, and won’t take this Radical Left ‘sickness’ anymore. Make New York Great Again!”

-Donald Trump, “Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America,” donaldjtrump.com, April 18, 2022


2020 ELECTION/AFGHANISTAN/BORDER/RUSSIA/UKRAINE: “Because of this [2020] election, the USA is ‘going to hell’ with Inflation, Russia attacking Ukraine, the loss of Energy Independence, 5-dollar gasoline, a wide-open Border and, of course, the incompetence with which our pull-out from Afghanistan was handled. With an honest election, none of these things would have been a problem, they were all self-inflicted wounds.”

-Donald Trump, “Statement on Arizona U.S. Senate Race by President Donald J. Trump,” donaldjtrump.com, April 18, 2022


2020 ELECTION/ARIZONA: “Attorney General Brnovich of Arizona was given massive information on the fraud and so-called ‘irregularities’ that took place in the 2020 Presidential Election. Many people said that he would do nothing about it because that just seems to be the way he is. I felt differently because the numbers and sheer amount of crime committed is so compelling, irrefutable, and determinative—the election result would have been entirely different.

Well, he did a report, and he recites some of the many horrible things that happened in that very dark period of American history but, rather than go after the people that committed these election crimes, it looks like he is just going to ‘kick the can down the road’ and stay in that middle path of non-controversy.”

-Donald Trump, “Statement on Arizona U.S. Senate Race by President Donald J. Trump,” donaldjtrump.com, April 18, 2022


RUSSIA/UKRAINE: “It doesn’t make sense that Russia and Ukraine aren’t sitting down and working out some kind of an agreement. If they don’t do it soon, there will be nothing left but death, destruction, and carnage. This is a war that never should have happened, but it did. The solution can never be as good as it would have been before the shooting started, but there is a solution, and it should be figured out now—not later—when everyone will be DEAD!”

-Donald Trump, “Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America,” donaldjtrump.com, April 18, 2022


2020 ELECTION/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “In the chaotic days following the 2020 US election, Donald Trump’s chief of staff received a flurry of text messages from one of the president’s most ardent and well-connected supporters.

‘Help this great president stand firm!’ Ginni Thomas texted Mark Meadows…

‘The majority knows Biden and the left [are] attempting the greatest heist of our history,’ she texted Mr Meadows…

Mrs Thomas is a prominent conservative activist, and her actions may have gone unnoticed if she were an ordinary citizen.

However, she also is married to one of the most powerful people in America: Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

Her husband is now tasked with deliberating on investigations into the riot from the highest court in the land.”

-Carrington Clarke, “As Donald Trump tried to hold onto the White House, the wife of a Supreme Court justice picked up her phone,” abc.net.au, April 18, 2022


HOLIDAY: “Happy Easter to all including the Radical Left Maniacs who are doing everything possible to destroy our Country. May they not succeed, but let them, nevertheless, be happy, healthy, wealthy, and well!”

-Donald Trump, “Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America,” donaldjtrump.com, April 17, 2022


2020 ELECTION: “An Ohio man who claimed he was only ‘following presidential orders’ from Donald Trump when he stormed the US Capitol [on January 6 to protest the 2020 election result] has been convicted by a jury that took less than three hours to reject his novel defence for obstructing Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s presidential victory…

[H]e said he believed Trump’s false claim that the election was stolen and was trying to stand up for him. ‘If the president is giving you almost an order to do something, I felt obligated to do that,’ he said.”

-Associated Press in Washington, “US Capitol rioter who blames Trump for his actions is found guilty,” theguardian.com, April 15, 2022


2020 ELECTION/CONGRESS/GOP: “Two Republican members of Congress repeatedly pressed former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows for evidence of widespread voter fraud before turning skeptical of former President Trump’s election conspiracies, texts reported by CNN reveal.

Why it matters: The texts from Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) in the aftermath of the 2020 election highlight the winding road some Trump loyalists took to opposing election objections on Jan. 6…

Lee texted Meadows on Nov. 7, 2020, the day major outlets called the election for Biden, urging the Trump team to use ‘every legal and constitutional remedy’ to challenge the election and to work with pro-Trump lawyer Sidney Powell…

Roy texted Meadows on Nov. 5, ‘We have no tools / data / information to go out and fight RE: election / fraud. If you need / want it, we all need to know what’s going on,’ adding two days later, ‘we need ammo. We need fraud examples.'”

-Andrew Solender, “Texts show how GOP lawmakers shifted on Trump’s election conspiracies,” axis.com, April 15, 2022


2020 ELECTION/INVESTIGATIONS/STEPHEN MILLER/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Former Trump White House adviser Stephen Miller on Thursday testified virtually for roughly eight hours before the House select committee investigating the US Capitol insurrection, a source familiar with the meeting told CNN…

Miller is under subpoena by the committee and had resisted attempts to appear, including by suing to block the committee from forcing him to hand over documents and meet for an interview. In its subpoena of Miller, the committee cited the role he had played in sharing false claims of voter fraud related to the 2020 election.”

-Ryan Nobles, Annie Grayer, Zachary Cohen, and Pamela Brown, “Stephen Miller meets virtually with January 6 committee,” cnn.com, April 14, 2022


INVESTIGATIONS/JOE BIDEN/TRUMP ADMIN: “President Biden has authorized the National Archives and Records Administration to hand over a new tranche of Trump White House documents to the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol.

In a letter released Wednesday by the archives, Biden declined to assert executive privilege over the records — the latest batch sought by the committee after the Supreme Court rejected Trump’s bid to block such releases.

The new letter is in line with the Biden administration’s decision to err on the side of disclosure, given the gravity of the events in the Jan. 6 attack.”

-Jacqueline Alemany, “Biden White House waives executive privilege for more Trump records,” washingtonpost.com, April 13, 2022


DONALD ON DONALD: “At a rally in Selma, NC on Saturday [April 9, 2022] the former president defended himself from the multiple investigations probing his tax affairs and his attempts to overturn the 2020 election.

‘You know, you’ve been investigated years and years, millions and millions of pages of documents, they found nothing,’ Mr. Trump said, supposedly quoting private remarks from a friend. ‘You are the cleanest on Earth when you think about it.’

He continued: ‘I think I’m the most honest human being, perhaps, that God ever created.’ As laughter broke out from his supporters, Mr. Trump added: ‘Perhaps.’”

-Nika Shakhnazarova, “Donald Trump says he is the ‘most honest human being’ ever created,” nypost.com, April 12, 2022


TRUMP BUSINESS: “A judge ruled Friday [April 8, 2022] that the Trump Organization can continue to operate a golf course in the Bronx section of New York City, rejecting a court effort by the city’s government to void its contract with the company owned by former President Donald Trump…

The city claimed in a letter to the Trump Organization, whose owner is a notoriously avid golfer, that the Capitol riot had made the Trump brand ‘synonymous with an insurrection against the federal government,’ and thus ruined Ferry Point’s ability to draw ‘professional tournament-quality events’ to the course.”

-Dan Mangan, “New York City loses court fight to boot Trump Organization from operating Bronx golf course,” CNBC.com, April 8, 2022


2020 ELECTION/DONALD JR/TRUMP FAMILY/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Donald Trump Jr., former President Donald Trump’s eldest son, texted then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows ideas to overturn the 2020 results before most major news networks had called the election…

‘It’s very simple,’ Trump Jr. wrote in a text message to Meadows on November 5, 2020, two days before the major news networks declared Joe Biden the winner. ‘We have multiple paths We control them all.’

The messages are part of a trove of records being examined by the House select committee investigating the January 6 Capitol siege, CNN reported.”

-Oma Seddiq and Grace Panetta, “Donald Trump Jr. texted Mark Meadows ideas on how to overturn the 2020 election: report,” businessinsider.com, April 8, 2022


2020 ELECTION: “Former president Donald Trump voiced regret Wednesday [April 6, 2022] over not marching to the U.S. Capitol the day his supporters stormed the building, and he defended his long silence during the attack by claiming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and others were responsible for ending the deadly violence…

The 45th president has repeatedly deflected blame for stoking the attack with false claims that the 2020 election was stolen, and in the interview, he struck a defiant posture, refusing to say whether he would testify before a congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 assault.”

-Josh Dawsey, “Trump deflects blame for Jan. 6 silence, says he wanted to march to Capitol,” washingtonpost.com, April 7, 2022


INVESTIGATIONS/IVANKA/TRUMP FAMILY: “Ivanka Trump, eldest daughter of former President Donald Trump and a top White House aide while he was in office, reportedly testified for about eight hours on Tuesday before the bipartisan congressional committee investigating the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

Ivanka, 40, was forthcoming in her remote testimony, according to CNN and The New York Times, which report that she didn’t invoke the Fifth Amendment or executive privilege like some other Trump associates and administration officials.”

-Aaron Parsley, “Ivanka Trump Testifies for 8 Hours Before Committee Investigating Jan. 6 Capitol Attack: Reports,” people.com, April 6, 2022


2016 ELECTION/CLINTONS/HILLARY CLINTON/LAWSUIT/RUSSIA: “Lawyers for former President Donald Trump are asking a federal judge appointed by President Bill Clinton to step aside from a suit Trump filed last month claiming that Hillary Clinton and her political allies engaged in a racketeering conspiracy to falsely accuse Trump of colluding with Russia to gain support in the 2016 U.S. presidential election…

Trump lawyers Alina Habba and Peter Ticktin contend that Middlebrooks could be seen as biased because Bill Clinton chose him for the federal court bench in 1997.”

-Josh Gerstein, “Trump asks judge to recuse from racketeering suit against Hillary Clinton,” politico.com, April 4, 2022



ENDORSEMENT: “Former president Donald Trump on Sunday endorsed Sarah Palin for Alaska’s lone congressional seat, throwing his weight behind the ex-governor who embraced Trump before he came to dominate the GOP…

Palin announced Friday that she is running for the seat vacated by Republican Rep. Don Young, who died last month after representing Alaska for nearly a half-century. Trump’s approval could boost the former vice-presidential candidate’s standing in a field of more than 50 candidates.”

-Hannah Knowles, “Donald Trump endorses Sarah Palin for Alaska’s lone congressional seat,” washingtonpost.com, April 3, 2022


JOE BIDEN/OIL: “So after 50 years of being virtually empty, I built up our oil reserves during my administration, and low energy prices, to 100% full. It’s called the Strategic National Reserves, and it hasn’t been full for many decades. In fact, it’s been mostly empty. It’s supposed to only be used for large-scale emergency or conflict. Now I see where Biden has just announced he’s going to take what we so carefully and magically built, and what will be a futile attempt to reduce oil and gasoline prices. They will soon bring it down to empty again. It just never ends!”

-Donald Trump, “Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America,” donaldjtrump.com, March 31, 2022


JOE BIDEN/NATO/RUSSIA/VLADIMIR PUTIN: “I hear that VERY low-rated ‘Morning Joe’ and his psycho wife, Mika, think that I should not be asking Russia what the $3.5 million that Hunter and Joe [Biden] got from the Mayor of Moscow’s wife was for. In time, Russia may be willing to give that information. The Fake News is also saying I called Putin a ‘genius,’ when actually, and to be precise, I called his build-up on the Ukraine Border before the war started genius because I assumed he would be easily able to negotiate a great deal for Russia. The U.S. and NATO would agree to give Russia what they wanted. Unfortunately, and tragically, Putin went too far, acting on the WEAK Foreign Policy of the Biden Administration. The Fake News said I called him a genius during the war. No, I was describing the great negotiating posture he had prior to the unfortunate decision to enter Ukraine and fight. There was nothing ‘genius’ about that!”

-Donald Trump, “Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America,” donaldjtrump.com, March 30, 2022


2020 ELECTION/DEMS/GOP: “So, let’s get this straight. The Democrats commit massive and overwhelming voter fraud in the 2020 Presidential Election, and they want the Republicans to go to jail for investigating and protesting a very crooked Election? Republicans must get tough (and smart!) and not let them get away with the Crime of the Century!”

-Donald Trump, “Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America,” donaldjtrump.com, March 29, 2022


INVESTIGATIONS/NEW YORK/TRUMP BUSINESS: “The New York attorney general’s office has ‘uncovered significant evidence’ suggesting that financial statements by the Trump Organization relied on misleading valuations of its real estate assets for more than a decade, the office said in a court filing Tuesday [March 29, 2022].

Those potentially misleading valuations ‘and other misrepresentations’ were used by the company owned by ex-President Donald Trump ‘to secure economic benefits — including loans, insurance coverage, and tax deductions — on terms more favorable than the true facts warranted,’ the filing alleged.”

-Dan Mangan, “‘Significant’ evidence suggests Trump Organization misstated asset values for more than a decade, NY AG says,” CNBC.com, March 29, 2022


INVESTIGATIONS: “Internal White House records from the day of the attack on the U.S. Capitol that were turned over to the House select committee show a gap in President Donald Trump’s phone logs of seven hours and 37 minutes, including the period when the building was being violently assaulted…

The House panel is now investigating whether Trump communicated that day through back channels, phones of aides or personal disposable phones, known as ‘burner phones,’ according to two people with knowledge of the probe, who, like others interviewed for this report, spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive information. The committee is also scrutinizing whether it received the full logs from that day.”

-Bob Woodward and Robert Costa, “Jan. 6 White House logs given to House show 7-hour gap in Trump calls,” washingtonpost.com, March 29, 2022


JOE BIDIN/VLADIMIR PUTIN: “Former President Donald Trump in a new interview called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to release information regarding alleged dealings between Eastern European oligarchs and Hunter Biden, President Joe Biden’s son…

Trump has repeatedly promoted dubious claims of foreign business dealings by Hunter Biden, specifically alleging that he received millions of dollars from the wife of Moscow’s late mayor, Yury Luzhkov.”

-Quint Forgey, “Trump calls on Putin to release dirt on Hunter Biden,” politico.com, March 29, 2022


2020 ELECTION: “While they say that January 6 was an ‘attempted coup,’ which it was not, they should add that the Election on November 3 [2020] was the actual coup. All you have to do is look at the massive evidence in Swing States, available upon request (with much more to come). Our Country is paying a big price for that Rigged Election!”

-Donald Trump, “Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America,” donaldjtrump.com, March 29, 2022


2020 ELECTION/CONGRESS: “So the Radical Left Democrats in Congress and the Unselect Committee continue to seek the destruction of lives of very good people, but have no interest in going after the criminals and thugs who cheated like mad dogs on the 2020 Presidential Election. All the evidence is in and conclusive, but they, and the Fake News Media, refuse to look at or report it. They call it the Big Lie, but the Big Lie is the exact opposite—they are the liars, they are the cheaters, and they are the ones who are destroying our Country at the Voting Booths, the Borders, the Gas Stations, with our Military, our Vets, Foreign Relations, and everywhere else!”

-Donald Trump, “Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America,” donaldjtrump.com, March 29, 2022


2020 ELECTION: “A federal judge ruled on Monday [March 28, 2022] that former President Donald J. Trump and a lawyer who had advised him on how to overturn the 2020 election most likely had committed felonies, including obstructing the work of Congress and conspiring to defraud the United States…

‘The illegality of the plan was obvious,’ wrote Judge David O. Carter of the Central District of California. ‘Our nation was founded on the peaceful transition of power, epitomized by George Washington laying down his sword to make way for democratic elections. Ignoring this history, President Trump vigorously campaigned for the vice president to single-handedly determine the results of the 2020 election.’”

-Luke Broadwater, Alan Feuer, and Maggie Haberman, “Federal Judge Finds Trump Most Likely Committed Crimes Over 2020 Election,” nytimes.com, March 28, 2022


2020 ELECTION/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Virginia Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, in 2020 urged then-President Donald Trump’s chief of staff Mark Meadows to work to overturn President Joe Biden’s victory in a series of text messages sent shortly after the election, a person familiar with the investigation confirmed to NBC News…

After news outlets projected Biden the winner of the 2020 election, Thomas on Nov. 10 reportedly wrote Meadows: ‘Help This Great President stand firm, Mark!!!…You are the leader, with him, who is standing for America’s constitutional governance at the precipice. The majority knows Biden and the Left is attempting the greatest Heist of our History.'”

-Kevin Breuninger, “Wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas texted Trump chief about overturning 2020 election,” CNBC.com, March 24, 2022


On March 24, 2022, Donald Trump filed a lawsuit against Hillary Clinton, the Democratic National Committee, Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), former FBI employees James Comey, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, and Andrew Mccabe, among others. 

The lawsuit stated that “In the run-up to the 2016 Presidential Election, Hillary Clinton and her cohorts orchestrated an unthinkable plot… the Defendants maliciously conspired to weave a false narrative that their Republican opponent, Donald J. Trump, was colluding with a hostile foreign sovereignty.” The lawsuit alleges that Trump incurred expenses exceeding $24 million, and requests a jury trial.


HILLARY CLINTON/LAWSUIT/RUSSIA: “Former President Donald Trump has filed a sweeping RICO lawsuit against Hillary Clinton, the Democratic National Committee and others, alleging that they ‘maliciously conspired to weave a false narrative that [Trump] was colluding with a hostile foreign sovereignty [Russia]’ to try and rig the 2016 election…

The lawsuit, which contains debunked claims, seeks a jury trial and compensatory damages. It says Trump, as a result of defendants’ actions, has sustained losses of at least $24 million ‘and continuing to accrue, as well as the loss of existing and future business opportunities.'”

-NPR Washington Desk, “Trump files lawsuit against Clinton, Democrats for Russia claims,” npr.org, March 24, 2022


2020 ELECTION/CONGRESS/MITCH MCCONNELL: “Mo Brooks was a leader on the 2020 Election Fraud and then, all of sudden, during the big rally in Alabama, he went ‘woke’ and decided to drop everything he stood for—when he did, the people of Alabama dropped him, and now I have done so also. The people get it, but unfortunately, Mo doesn’t.

As far as Mitch McConnell, I am not a fan and there’s been no harsher critic than me. He has been absolutely terrible, and very bad for the GOP. The sooner he leaves ‘Leadership,’ the better off the Republican Party will be.”

-Donald Trump, “Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America,” donaldjtrump.com, March 23, 2022


2020 ELECTION: “Former President Donald Trump repeatedly pushed GOP Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama to ‘rescind’ the 2020 election results, ‘remove’ President Joe Biden from office and redo the last presidential election in several conversations last year, Brooks told ABC News on Wednesday [March 23, 2022]…

Brooks first disclosed his conversation with Trump in a statement released after Trump on Wednesday withdrew his endorsement in the Alabama GOP Senate primary.”

-Benjamin Siegel, “Trump repeatedly pressed to ‘remove’ Biden, ‘rescind’ 2020 election results, GOP lawmaker says,” abcnews.go.com, March 23, 2022


PAUL MANAFORT/TRUMP PEOPLE/UKRAINE: “Former Trump adviser Paul Manafort was removed from a plane at Miami International Airport before it took off for Dubai because he carried a revoked passport, officials said Wednesday [March 23, 2022]…

Manafort, 72, led former President Donald Trump’s campaign for several months during the 2016 presidential race but was ousted in August of that year after revelations about his business dealings in Ukraine.”

-AP, “Trump aide Manafort removed from plane for revoked passport,” news.yahoo.com, March 23, 2022



INVESTIGATIONS/NEW YORK: “One of the senior Manhattan prosecutors who investigated Donald J. Trump believed that the former president was ‘guilty of numerous felony violations’ and that it was ‘a grave failure of justice’ not to hold him accountable, according to a copy of his resignation letter.

The prosecutor, Mark F. Pomerantz, submitted his resignation last month after the Manhattan district attorney, Alvin Bragg, abruptly stopped pursuing an indictment of Mr. Trump…

Mr. Pomerantz and Mr. Dunne planned to charge Mr. Trump with falsifying business records, specifically his annual financial statements — a felony in New York State.”

-William K. Rashbaum, Ben Protess, and Jonah E. Bromwich, “Trump Is Guilty of ‘Numerous’ Felonies, Prosecutor Who Resigned Says,” nytimes.com, March 23, 2022


2020 ELECTION/ARIZONA: “Based on the already released information regarding the Rigged and Stolen 2020 Presidential Election, including mail-in ballots without signatures and forgeries, as well as the disgusting refusal to turn over documents, now is finally the time for the Arizona Attorney General to issue warrants and take his investigation to the next level. The supervisors just won’t release the information—it must really be bad!

The American people deserve answers, and there is no time to waste!”

-Donald Trump, “Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America,” donaldjtrump.com, March 21, 2022


2020 ELECTION/JOE BIDEN: “The New York Times just admitted that it participated in an effort to rig the election for Joe Biden.”

-Donald Trump, “Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America,” donaldjtrump.com, March 18, 2022



2020 ELECTION/UKRAINE/WISCONSIN: “Speaker Robin Vos, of the Great State of Wisconsin, just said there was ‘widespread fraud’ in the 2020 Presidential Election, but that the State Legislature cannot do anything about it. Wrong! If you rob the diamonds from a jewelry store, if you get caught, you have to give the diamonds back, votes should be no different. There is already a very powerful resolution in the Wisconsin State Assembly that calls for the decertification of the 2020 Election and reclaiming of Wisconsin’s 10 electoral votes. There is so much fraud, as Vos knows, that this should be done quickly and easily…

Our Country would not be in the mess it’s in if Republicans had the courage to act. We would be energy independent, no inflation, the Ukraine desecration would not be happening, our economy would be strong, there would have been no surrender in Afghanistan, and so much else. Speaker Vos should do the right thing and correct the Crime of the Century—immediately! It is my opinion that other states will be doing this, Wisconsin should lead the way!”

-Donald Trump, “Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America,” donaldjtrump.com, March 17, 2022


NATO: “People forget so quickly, with the help of the Fake News, that it was me that got the 20 out of 28 delinquent NATO countries to start paying the money that they owed in order to rebuild a floundering NATO. Nobody knew things would happen so rapidly, but NATO was poor and now it is rich, and all of the Fake News commentators that said Trump was tearing down NATO should be ashamed of themselves for telling lies. Not only was the United States being taken advantage of by the EU on trade, but it was forced to pay the costs of the many delinquent NATO countries. Bush and Obama did nothing but make speeches and talk—I acted, and acted strongly. I said to them, ‘if you don’t pay up, no protection.’ They all paid up, and paid up quickly. It’s a story that’s never reported, but that’s only because we have a corrupt press in our Country!”

-Donald Trump, “Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America,” donaldjtrump.com, March 16, 2022


ENTERTAINMENT: “’Would you believe it? I love music. I have an aptitude for music,’ the former president insisted during a recent appearance on the Nelk Boys’ Full Send podcast. ‘I’ve always had a high aptitude for music, but I love great music.’

Trump spoke with the podcasters and YouTube creators last week at his private resort, Mar-a-Lago, in Palm Beach, Florida…

‘You know what gets them rocking? Y.M.C.A.,’ Trump said, referring the Village People’s 1978 disco classic that was often played — white the former president danced — at his events during his 2020 reelection campaign…

‘Did you ever hear that? They call it the gay national anthem,’ he said on Full Send. ‘But ‘Y.M.C.A.’ gets people up and it gets them moving.’”

-Aaron Parsley, “Trump Takes a Break from Everything Else to Share His Thoughts on … ‘Y.M.C.A.,’” people.com, March 14, 2022


2024 ELECTION/CAMPAIGN FINANCE/PAC: “A Democratic super PAC said it is filing a formal complaint with the Federal Election Commission… The complaint uses Mr. Trump’s own words about a 2024 run — ‘I know what I’m going to do, but we’re not supposed to be talking about it yet from the standpoint of campaign finance laws,’ he said in the fall — to accuse him of improperly using his existing political committees to advance a presidential run.

Federal rules require those who raise or spend more than $5,000 in support of a presidential campaign to register with the Federal Election Commission.”

-Shane Goldmacher, “Democratic Group Says Trump Is Breaking Campaign Law by Not Declaring for 2024,” nytimes.com, March 14, 2022


MEDIA: “Time Warner, the owner of Fake News CNN, has just announced that they will be terminating a very popular and wonderful news network (OAN). Between heavily indebted Time Warner, and Radical Left Comcast, which runs Xfinity, there is a virtual monopoly on news, thereby making what you hear from the LameStream Media largely FAKE, hence the name FAKE NEWS! I believe the people of this Country should protest the decision to eliminate OAN, a very important voice. Likewise, Comcast is terrible and expensive. Let them know that you’re sick and tired of FAKE NEWS! In this modern age of technology, they are no longer necessary. Demand that OAN be allowed to stay on the air. It is far bigger and more popular than anyone knows, and importantly, it represents the voice of a very large group of people!”

-Donald Trump, “Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America,” donaldjtrump.com, March 14, 2022



MEDIA/TECHNOLOGY: “Such Fake News and stories about me on Google. Anything positive does not get reported. Even the NELK Boys record-setting interview with me was taken down because I told the TRUTH, which the Radical Left cannot handle. The Media and Big Tech is doing everything possible to destroy our Country. They are truly the ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!”

-Donald Trump, “Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America,” donaldjtrump.com, March 12, 2022


ENERGY/RUSSIA/VLADIMIR PUTIN: “Do you think Putin is going to stop? It’s going to get worse and worse. He’s not going to accept it. And we don’t have anybody to talk to him. You had somebody to talk to him with me; no one was ever tougher on Russia than me…

The U.S. must make clear to Putin that he has two choices: To negotiate peace right now or face blistering consequences, including a push to permanently eliminate dependence on Russian energy.”

-Donald Trump on 3/12/2022 via Chuck Todd, Mark Murray, Ben Kamisar, Bridget Bowman, and Alexandra Marquez, “Trump attempts to fix his Putin problem,” nbcnews.com, March 14, 2022


EDUCATION/RACISM: “Getting critical race theory out of our schools is not just a matter of values, it’s also a matter of national survival. We have no choice, the fate of any nation ultimately depends upon the willingness of its citizens to lay down and they must do this, lay down their very lives to defend their country. If we allow the Marxists and Communists and Socialists to teach our children to hate America, there will be no one left to defend our flag or to protect our great country or its freedom.”

-Donald Trump on March 12, 2022, transcript via Bess Levin, “Trump Tells Supporters They Must Fight to the Death to Stop Schools from Teaching Kids about Systemic Racism,” vanityfair.com, March 14, 2022


UKRAINE/VLADIMIR PUTIN: “During a lengthy interview with Fox News’s Sean Hannity on Thursday night [March 10, 2022]… Hannity tried to elicit Trump into calling Putin evil or something amounting to it. And repeatedly, Trump declined, instead focusing on tangential issues. When he did lament the atrocious scenes in Ukraine, he talked about it merely as something ‘sad’ or regrettable that was happening, rather than attaching it to Putin…

Trump instead re-upped his claim that this wouldn’t have happened on his watch… Trump’s only mention of Putin: ‘And I know him well, and this was not something that was going to happen at all.’”

-Aaron Blake, “Sean Hannity’s remarkable, failed attempts to get Trump to call Putin ‘evil,’” washingtonpost.com, March 11, 2022


2020 ELECTION/TECHNOLOGY/UKRAINE: “YouTube has continued Big Tech’s crackdown on Donald Trump’s lies around the 2020 presidential election by pulling his video podcast appearance with pranksters the Nelk Boys…

[T]he video was pulled from YouTube over ‘content that advances false claims that widespread fraud, errors, or glitches changed the outcome of the U.S. 2020 presidential election,’ according to a notice from the service…

After the video was deleted, Trump went on Hannity and likened the removal of his video from YouTube to the way Russian state media censors news about the invasion of Ukraine.”

-Sophie Mellor, “Donald Trump compares YouTube to Russia after it pulls his election lies in appearance on Nelk Boys show,” fortune.com, March 11, 2022


LAWSUIT: “A federal judge in Manhattan has barred Donald Trump from countersuing rape accuser E. Jean Carroll — in a fiery new decision that accuses the former president of ‘dilatory’ and ‘frivolous’ delay tactics…

The ruling puts an end to Trump’s attempt to use New York’s anti-SLAPP law to countersue Carroll and seek attorney’s fees if successful.

Anti-SLAPP laws discourage people from using lawsuits to silence their free speech; Trump had argued that it had been his free speech right to call Carroll’s allegations false and scoff ‘she’s not my kind’ after she accused him of raping her in a Manhattan department store in the 1990s.”

-Laura Italiano, “Donald Trump barred from countersuing E. Jean Carroll; judge slams his ‘frivolous’ delays,” businessinsider.com, March 11, 2022


ALTERNATIVE ENERGY/UKRAINE: [Kyle Forgeard: “What do you see happening next then [in Ukraine]? ‘Cause it seems like the tensions are high. How does this all end? Is this going to be like a long-term thing? How do you see it unfolding?”]

“Well, and I said this a long time ago, if this happens, we are playing right into their hands. Green energy. The windmills. They don’t work. They’re too expensive. They kill all the birds. They ruin your landscapes. And yet the environmentalists love the windmills. And I’ve been preaching this for years. The windmills. And I had them way down. But the windmills are the most expensive energy you can have. And they don’t work. And by the way, they last a period of 10 years and by the time they start rusting and rotting all over the place, nobody ever takes them down. They just go on to the next piece of prairie or land and destroy that.”

-Donald Trump via Chris Cillizza, “Donald Trump was asked about the future of Ukraine. He started talking about windmills,” cnn.com, March 10, 2022 [quote was from an interview on March 9, 2022]


TRUMP BUSINESS: “Donald Trump has refinanced the $100 million dollar mortgage on his flagship Manhattan skyscraper, Trump Tower, according to New York City records.

The lender is Axos Bank in San Diego; the bank CEO, Greg Garrabrants, donated some $50,000 to Republican campaigns since 2012; $9,600 in donations supported Trump, according to federal election records.”

-Laura Italiano, “Donald Trump takes new $100 million loan on Trump Tower; re-fi was handled by San Diego bank headed by GOP donor,” businessinsider.com, March 9, 2022


ATTORNEY GENERAL/WILLIAM BARR: “Former President Trump ridiculed his former attorney general, William Barr, in a letter to NBC News anchor Lester Holt over the weekend.

‘I made many great appointments during my Administration, and we accomplished more than most Administrations could even dream of, but Bill Barr was not one of my better picks,’ Trump wrote. ‘He crumbled under the pressure, and bowed to the Radical Left—And that is not acceptable. Now he is groveling for the media, hoping to gain acceptance that he doesn’t deserve.’ […]

During an interview on NBC’s ‘Today’ show Monday morning [March 7, 2022], Barr called Trump’s letter ‘par for the course.’

‘The president is a man who, when he is told something, he doesn’t want to hear, he immediately throws a tantrum,’ Barr added.”

-Dominick Mastrangelo, “Trump rips Barr in letter to NBC’s Lester Holt,” thehill.com, March 7, 2022


2020 ELECTION/TRUMP PEOPLE/VOTER FRAUD: “Mark Meadows, who was former President Donald Trump’s chief of staff, may have committed voter fraud when he registered a 14-by-62-foot mobile home in Scaly Mountain, North Carolina, as his residential address. Meadows has never owned that property and there is absolutely no evidence to suggest he may have spent time there, according to the New Yorker’s Charles Bethea. That very well means that one of the biggest names in Republican circles who has been pushing the lie that the 2020 presidential election was plagued with voter fraud may have committed voter fraud himself.”

-Daniel Politi, “Report Suggests Mark Meadows May Have Committed Voter Fraud,” slate.com, March 6, 2022


2024 ELECTION/GOP: “Trump all but said he planned to run for the presidency again — and that he wasn’t going anywhere…

‘We’ve already won two presidential elections,’ Trump falsely stated. ‘And now I feel obligated that we have to really look strongly at doing it again. … We are looking at it very, very strongly. We have to do it. We have to do it.’

‘We’re doing great as a party,’ he said. ‘The Republican Party is now a fighting party. We are now a winning party. We are never going back to what it was before. It was heading in the wrong direction.'”

-Josh Dawsey, “Trump muses on war with Russia and praises Kim Jong Un,” washingtonpost.com, March 6, 2022


CHINA/RUSSIA/VLADIMIR PUTIN: “Former president Donald Trump mused Saturday [March 5, 2022] to the GOP’s top donors that the United States should label its F-22 planes with the Chinese flag and ‘bomb the s–t out of Russia.’ […]

‘And then we say, China did it, we didn’t do it, China did it, and then they start fighting with each other and we sit back and watch,’ he said…

After coming under fierce criticism for praising Putin as ‘savvy’ and ‘brilliant’ for the Russian leader’s moves in Ukraine last month, he struck a tougher tone Saturday — claiming Putin never would have invaded the country if Trump was president of the United States.”

-Josh Dawsey, “Trump muses on war with Russia and praises Kim Jong Un,” washingtonpost.com, March 6, 2022


2020 ELECTION/ATTORNEY GENERAL/VOTER FRAUD/WILLIAM BARR: “Former Attorney General Bill Barr wouldn’t know voter fraud if it was staring him in the face—and it was. The fact is, he was weak, ineffective, and totally scared of being impeached, which the Democrats were constantly threatening to do. They ‘broke’ him. He should have acted much faster on the Mueller Report, instead of allowing the fake Russia, Russia, Russia, Hoax to linger for so long, but it was the Election Fraud and Irregularities that he refused to act on because he wanted to save his own hide—and he did. He never got impeached, contempt charges never went forward, and the Democrats were very happy with him—but I wasn’t. The Unselect Committee of Political Hacks continues to spin its wheels in trying to fabricate a narrative that doesn’t exist. The only thing they refuse to look into is the massive Election Fraud that took place in the 2020 Presidential Election.”

-Donald Trump, “Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America,” donaldjtrump.com, March 4, 2022


ATTORNEY GENERAL/WILLIAM BARR: “Former Attorney General William Barr said in an interview aired on Friday that he believes former President Trump is responsible for the Capitol riot ‘in the broad sense of that word.’ […]

‘I do think he was responsible in the broad sense of that word, and that it appears that part of the plan was to send this group up to the Hill. I think the whole idea was to intimidate Congress, and I think that that was wrong,’ Barr responded.

Holt noted during the interview that Trump provided a three-page response to the network over Barr’s remarks, in which he called his former attorney general a ‘coward,’ ‘a big disappointment’ and ‘lazy.’ He also said Barr’s forthcoming memoir, ‘One Damn Thing After Another: Memoirs of an Attorney General,’ was ‘fake.’

-Caroline Vakil, “Barr says Trump responsible for Jan. 6 riot ‘in the broad sense of that word,'” thehill.com, March 4, 2022


2020 ELECTION/ARIZONA/DEMS/GEORGIA/WISCONSIN: “The actual conspiracy to defraud the United States was the Democrats rigging the Election, and the Fake News Media and the Unselect Committee covering it up. Few things could be more fraudulent, or met with more irregularities, than the Presidential Election of 2020. They refuse to cover the facts, such as just this week the special counsel in Wisconsin called for the decertification of the 2020 Election because of massive illegality, including election bribery, and the preying on the elderly for votes, which resulted in fraud of ’95-100 percent turnout,’ an impossibility, in at least 91 nursing homes. This is true with many other states, especially swing states. In Arizona, 204,430 mail-in ballots had mismatched signatures that were never sent to review, and 740,000 mail-in ballots had broken chain of custody, all far more necessary than the votes needed, 10,457, for ‘President Trump to win.’ In Georgia, over 240 ballot harvesters have been identified in an illegal operation spanning multiple swing states, all caught on video.”

-Donald Trump, “Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America,” March 3, 2022