Trump news today: Deposition unsealed in rape accuser lawsuit as Trump Organization fined

Trump news today: Deposition unsealed in rape accuser lawsuit as Trump Organization fined

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A judge has released parts of a transcript from Donald Trump’s videotaped deposition stemming from E Jean Carroll’s lawsuit against him.

In his testimony, he repeatedly denied the allegations against him and claimed he did not know the woman who accused him of raping her in the 1990s, calling it a “freak job” while threatening to sue her and her lawyers .

Earlier on Friday, the former president’s namesake company was fined $1.6 million after its subsidiaries were convicted of a long-running tax fraud scheme. The sentence in New York City comes days after the Trump Organization’s longtime chief financial officer was sentenced to four months in prison in connection with a sweeping investigation into the former president’s business empire.

The latest developments follow the disclosure of classified documents from President Joe Biden’s time as vice president and the ongoing investigation into classified documents found at Mr Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate. Attorney General Merrick Garland has appointed Robert Hur as special counsel to oversee an investigation into Mr. Biden’s case, as House Republicans mull plans to launch their own investigation into the president.

Key Points Show Latest Update 1673694000ICYMI: Trump repeatedly insults woman who accuses him of rape in newly concluded deposition

Donald Trump repeatedly attacked a woman who accused him of rape, according to a transcript from a newly-sealed deposition.

The former president described writer E Jean Carroll as a “nut job” and dismissed claims he assaulted her in the dressing room of a New York City luxury store in the mid-1990s.

“She said I did something to her that never happened,” Trump said in sworn testimony made public Friday.

Alex Woodward January 14, 2023 11:00 am

1673690400ICYMI: Incisive CNN recap exposes GOP hypocrisy over Biden documents

A CNN supercut shows that Republican officials were very concerned about classified documents found at Joe Biden’s properties, but were especially less concerned when classified documents were found during the raid at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort. months after federal agents had tried and failed. to make the former president return them.

Alex Woodward January 14, 2023 10:00 am

1673686800 Why Trump, not Biden, faces more risk from new special counsel probe

Republicans who called for Attorney General Merrick Garland to appoint a special prosecutor to oversee a Justice Department investigation into how classified Obama-era documents ended up at Joe Biden’s Delaware home and former office have not had to. to wait long to see their concerns addressed. .

But Trump allies demanding “equal treatment” for Mr Biden and the twice-impeached former president – who himself faces an ongoing investigation into his alleged illegal retention of national defense information at his club of Florida Beach and the alleged obstruction of that investigation — are likely to be extremely disappointed.

The Independent’s Andrew Feinberg reports:

Alex Woodward January 14, 2023 9:00 am

1673683200ICYMI: Donald Trump’s company fined $1.6 million for years-long tax fraud scheme

The company has been fined $1.6 million after a New York City jury convicted two Trump Organization affiliates of charges stemming from what prosecutors described as a years-long scheme to avoid paying payroll taxes by compensating top executives. with large untaxed benefits.

The December 17 felony conviction followed an indictment filed last year against the Trump Corporation, the Trump Payroll Corporation and Trump Organization chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg, who was sentenced to five months in prison this week.

The former longtime chief financial officer of the Trump Organization had pleaded guilty to several tax crimes stemming from the criminal investigation into the former president’s business empire.

While the resulting fines total less than $2 million, the convictions could be used as leverage in a $250 million lawsuit filed by New York Attorney General Letitia James, who accused the former president of “inflating ” of the value of his net worth. billions of dollars in an attempt to fraudulently obtain tax and other benefits from insurers and financial institutions.

Alex Woodward January 14, 2023 8:00 am

1673676000 Proud Boys gathered to ‘take over the capitol’ before Trump’s Jan. 6 speech, prosecutors say

Members of the far-right nationalist gang Proud Boys rallied to “take over the Capitol” as a joint session of Congress convened to certify the results of the 2020 presidential election on January 6, 2021.

In opening arguments in a trial for five members of the group charged with sedition for their actions leading up to and during the attack, federal prosecutors showed video taken about 20 minutes before then-President Donald Trump addressed supporters of him at a nearby gathering.

Assistant US Attorney Jason McCullough said the group had no intention of listening to the president’s speech; they had always planned to lead a mob to the Capitol to forcefully stop the transfer of presidential power.

“They were hoping that the ‘norms’ – that is, the civilians – would burn the city to ashes,” he told the jury on January 12.

Alex Woodward January 14, 2023 6:00 am

1673672400ICYMI: Proud Sons leader’s lawyer blames Trump for ‘rabble-rousing’ Jan 6 sedition trial

A defense attorney for former longtime Proud Sons leader Enrique Tarrio blamed former President Donald Trump for “unleashing that mob” on January 6, 2021, as a mob of his supporters stormed the US Capitol.

Sabino Jauregui – whose client is charged with plotting sedition along with four other members of the far-right nationalist gang – said it was Mr Trump who told his supporters to march on the Capitol and “fight like hell”. not Tarrio or its members. group.

“Enrique didn’t say that. He said nothing to anyone in the Capitol grounds. He just happens to be the leader of the Proud Boys,” said Mr. Jauregui in his opening arguments in U.S. District Court on Jan. 12.

Five men, including Tarrio, are charged with seditious conspiracy for their roles in the Capitol riots.

Alex Woodward January 14, 2023 5:00 am

1673668800ICYMI: Kellyanne Conway comments on Trump’s political ‘assets’ and ‘baggage’

Former top Trump aide Kellyanne Conway wrote a New York Times column (“The Case for and Against Trump”) arguing that it would be “foolish” to assume the former president has a “smooth and safe” path to in the year 2024.

“This is not 2016, when he and his team had the hunger, disarray and frustration of an insurgent’s campaign and the happy determination of the ‘history be damned’ warrior of an under-staffed, under-resourced effort.” insufficient,” she wrote.

“It’s hard to be young twice,” she said.

Ms Conway says Trump has both “the political assets to push him forward and the political baggage to hold him back” and will have to rely on “less insults and more knowledge” rather than endless complaints.

Alex Woodward January 14, 2023 4:00 am

1673665200ICYMI: McCarthy says he’ll ‘look into’ GOP calls to impeach Trump

House Speaker-elect Kevin McCarthy said he would take a look at his members’ requests to impeach one or both of Trump’s charges.

“I would understand why members would want to move it forward,” he said during a news conference on Thursday. “We would look into it.”

The former president was impeached twice while in office in the House of Representatives, but acquitted both times in the Senate. The House of Representatives passed two articles of impeachment against him in his first impeachment — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — after his efforts to withhold military aid to Ukraine in exchange for politically damaging information about his then-opponent Joe Biden. A second indictment on a charge of inciting insurrection involved his rhetoric and actions that incited the attack on the US Capitol.

In the last Congress, a group of more than 30 House Republicans attempted a resolution to overturn Trump’s impeachment, a measure supported by ranking Republican Elise Stefanik.

Alex Woodward January 14, 2023 3:00 am

1673661210 What We Know About E Jean Carroll’s Rape Allegations Against Donald Trump

The journalist, author and columnist claims the former president raped her in a store dressing room in the 1990s.

Graeme Massie January 14, 2023 1:53 am

1673657130Trump used his reporter’s alleged rape deposition to brag about his social media app

The former president bragged to E Jean Carroll’s lawyers about his ‘hot’ social media platform.

Graeme Massie14 January 2023 00:45

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