Trump news today: Kellyanne Conway warns Trump not to repeat 2020 mistakes as rape case deposition released
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Donald Trump had a busy Saturday talking about Social Truth’s complaints about his treatment since a large amount of classified material was found at Mar-a-Lago, his Palm Beach home, over the summer .
The former president’s anger over the issue has been reignited following the discovery of a small number of classified documents from President Joe Biden’s time as vice president in his home and an office he once used.
Mr. Trump is particularly troubled by his perception of differences in the respective special counsels that Attorney General Merrick Garland has appointed to investigate the separate cases.
Robert Hur, whom Trump calls a Democrat-friendly “good guy,” will oversee an investigation into Mr. Biden’s case, while Jack Smith, whom he characterizes as a “crazy Trump-hating Radical Leftist” , will look into his alleged violations.
Meanwhile, a judge has unsealed portions of a transcript from Mr. Trump’s 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 .
Highlights Show Latest Update 1673738135For better or worse, Buttigieg finds himself in the spotlight
The nation’s transportation secretary typically holds one of the most public roles in any presidential administration. An essential aspect of cabinet work is traveling the country, spending millions of public dollars and attending ribbon-cutting ceremonies for new bridges, overpasses and ports.
Even by these standards, Pete Buttigieg has spent an inordinate amount of time in the national spotlight providing massive infrastructure funding and domestic spending. But at the same time, the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate and former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has also been the public face of a string of transportation-related crises, all amid continued speculation about his future political prospects. .
Oliver O’Connell January 14, 2023 11:15 pm
1673734535Analysis: Trump Biden not under greater threat from new special counsel investigation
The appointment of a new special counsel to investigate Joe Biden is actually bad news for Donald Trump, Justice Department veterans tell Andrew Feinberg.
Oliver O’Connell January 14, 2023 10:15 pm
1673733972Trump reposts chilling image of Adam Schiff on Social Truth
Creepy stuff on the former president’s real social account.
Oliver O’Connell January 14, 2023 10:06 p.m
1673732435Analysis: Why Republicans Aren’t All Reacting The Way You Think To Biden’s Classified Documents
The Independent’s Eric Garcia writes:
When news broke this week that classified documents were discovered in President Joe Biden’s former office dating back to his time as vice president in the Obama administration, it felt like Republicans were given a late Christmas present.
After all, they had spent months defending on behalf of Donald Trump, who was found with hundreds of classified documents from his time as president.
But the new House Republican majority is divided on how to respond to the issue after Mr. Biden’s personal lawyers announced they had discovered more classified documents in the garage of his Delaware home.
Oliver O’Connell January 14, 2023 9:40 pm
1673731235 Explained: How more classified documents were found at Biden’s home
The Independent’s Andrew Feinberg explains the circumstances that led to the discovery of the most classified documents in President Joe Biden’s home.
A lawyer who lacks a valid security clearance was looking through a box at @JoeBiden’s home when he discovered a letter with classified markings.
It is illegal for a lawyer to look at such documents, so he stopped his search rather than continue to look if there were *more* documents that would be a crime for him to look at. Instead, he called someone who is allowed to watch such things without risking jail time. That person finished the job and found five more pages, allowing the search to be completed without committing any crime.
Lawyers generally prefer to go about their day without committing crimes, which is why (per @jdawsey1 / @JaxAlemany ) even a Trump lawyer, Alex Cannon, told Trump aides not to go through hidden boxes on Mar -a-Lago because they may contain classified documents that would have exposed the viewer to criminal risk. So Bauer (Biden’s lawyer) and Cannon (Trump’s lawyer) both understood the importance of not looking at things they are not free to look at and acted accordingly.
Here is Andrew’s full report:
Oliver O’Connell January 14, 2023 9:20 pm
1673730035 However, Trump was angered by the selection of the special counsel
Saturday is for complaining about the legal problems for a former president…
Oliver O’ConnellJanuary 14, 2023 9:00 p.m
1673728235ICYMI: DD enters into a political clash with two special lawyers
In appointing a special counsel to investigate the presence of classified documents at President Joe Biden’s Delaware home and former office, Attorney General Merrick Garland described the appointment as underscoring the Justice Department’s commitment to independence and accountability in investigations particularly sensitive.
If these words sound familiar, they should.
Garland used the same phrases in November in appointing a different special counsel for a different politically explosive investigation into different classified documents for a different political figure — this one, into keeping top-secret records on the estate of former President Donald Trump in Florida, Mar-a-Lago.
Oliver O’ConnellJanuary 14, 2023 8:30 p.m
1673726435Don Jr mocks paying taxes after tax fraud fine
The former president’s eldest son appeared to mock the idea of paying taxes in a meme on his Instagram page after his father’s company was fined $1.6 million following a conviction stemming from a years-long scheme to tax avoidance.
Alex Woodward has the story.
Oliver O’Connell January 14, 2023 8:00 p.m
1673724635 Trump Organization fined $1.6 million for years-long tax fraud scheme
Donald Trump’s namesake 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 senior 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.
Andrew Feinberg has the details.
Oliver O’ConnellJanuary 14, 2023 7:30 p.m
1673723735In focus: What happened on the opening day of the Proud Boys rebellion trial?
The Independent’s Graig Graziosi filed this report from Barrett Prettyman Court in Washington, DC.
Oliver O’Connell January 14, 2023 7:15 p.m