Donald Trump repeats resentments in first speech since arrest
He told ABC News: “He had no claim to those documents, especially the classified documents. They belonged to the government. And so, I think he was jerking the government around.”
The FBI seized dozens of classified documents from Mr Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence during a raid last year. “I think they [FBI] probably have some very good evidence there,” Barr adds.
The former first lady received a round of applause as she and her husband entered the Mar-a-Lago ballroom for Easter brunch, according to social media posts.
Mr Trump had earlier wished a Happy Easter to the “weak and pathetic RINOs” (aka “Republicans In Name Only”) after a new poll showed he had increased his support among GOP voters.
In SNL sketch, the actor playing Trump calls Jesus a ‘nepo baby’
In the latest SNL sketch, the former president — played by James Austin Johnson — compares his indictment to the persecution of Jesus and calls him a “nepo baby”.
In the mock clip, the actor says: “A famous, wonderful man arrested for no reason at all. If you haven’t put it together folks, I’m comparing myself to Jesus—again. And what better time than on his birthday, Easter?”
“We’re both very tall, very popular, and both, frankly, white Americans,” he explains.“He rose from the dead on the third day,” the actor said. “I would have done it faster—possibly two. Possibly two days. I think we could have done it a lot faster.”
“Because I’m a self-made billionaire and Christ was—let’s call it what it is—a nepo baby. I mean, his dad was God. It’s pretty easy to start a religion when your daddy’s God.”
Maroosha Muzaffar10 April 2023 05:30
Bill Barr says Trump was ‘jerking the government around’ over his mishandling of classified documents
Bill Barr tore into Donald Trump over his mishandling of classified documents in an interview and said that the former president was “jerking the government around”.
He told ABC: “He had no claim to those documents, especially the classified documents. They belonged to the government. And so, I think he was jerking the government around.”
The FBI seized dozens of classified documents from Mr Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence during a raid last year.
“The government is investigating the extent to which games were played and there was obstruction in keeping documents from them,” Mr Barr continued.
“And I think that’s a serious potential case. I think they probably have some very good evidence there.”
Maroosha Muzaffar10 April 2023 05:05
Donald Trump Jr confirms he signed father’s porn star ‘hush money’ check
The former president’s son told right-wing network Newsmax that part of Mr Trump’s indictment on 34 felony counts of falsifying business records refers to his own actions.
“That son is me. Like I said, clearly also not a campaign finance violation if it’s from his own trust, not to a campaign, not from the campaign, not from the funds raised from it,” he said.
“So, none of it actually makes any sense.”
Rachel Sharp has the details.
Bevan Hurley10 April 2023 05:01
Trump rants about border wall, calling it a ‘powerful’ and ‘good thing’
Donald Trump used his Easter Sunday message to accuse his opponents, including the “radical left Democrats” and “Republicans in Name Only”, of “dreaming endlessly of destroying” the US and said that the border wall is a “powerful and a good thing”.
The former president wished his followers “Happy Easter to all” on Truth Social and then went on to write in all caps: “Including those that dream endlessly of destroying our country because they are incapable of dreaming about anything else, those that are so incompetent they don’t realise that having a border and powerful wall is a good thing & having voter ID, all paper ballots and same-day voting will quickly end massive voter fraud and to all of those weak and pathetic RINOs, radical left democrats, socialist, Marxists and communists who are killing our nation.”
Maroosha Muzaffar10 April 2023 04:36
Fox News settles defamation case with Venezuelan businessman over 2020 Trump election
Fox News announced on Sunday that it had reached a settlement with Venezuelan businessman Majed Khalil, ending a defamation case in which Mr Khalil was falsely accused on air of helping to rig the 2020 US elections against Donald Trump.
In his lawsuit, Mr Khalil said that the news outlet fabricated claims that he and other Venezuelans were involved in “orchestrating a non-existent scheme to rig or fix the election”.
He filed a lawsuit against Fox and its former host Lou Dobbs.
A letter sent to US District Judge Louis Stanton in Manhattan on Saturday said the parties had reached a “confidential agreement to resolve this matter” and expected to file a joint stipulation of dismissal next week.
“This matter has been resolved amicably by both sides. We have no further comment,” Fox News said in a statement yesterday.
Maroosha Muzaffar10 April 2023 04:03
Pictured: Donald Trump at UFC 287
Donald Trump made a surprise appearance at UFC 287 in Miami on Saturday night.
The former president sat ringside with UFC president Dana White, boxing legend Mike Tyson, and Kid Rock.
The Kesaya Center crowd greeted the 76-year-old warmly, days after he appeared in a New York court on charges of falsifying business records.
The audience gave out a loud USA chant as Mr Trump entered the Kaseya Center.
Hometown hero Jorge Masvidal, who retired after his defeat to Gilbert Burns, said Mr Trump was the “greatest president in the history of the world, I love that guy” in a post-fight interview with Joe Rogan.
He then led the crowd in a chant of “let’s go Brandon”, a disparaging reference to President Joe Biden.
Kiwi-Nigerian fighter Israel Adesanya won the main fight of the night with a spectacular second round knockout of Brazilian rival Alex Pereira to reclaim his UFC middleweight title.
Bevan Hurley10 April 2023 04:01
Could a New York judge finally force Donald Trump to shut up?
But there was another first during the proceedings, lesser noticed, that could have profound implications on the next election and beyond. It raises the prospect that a New York judge may succeed where many others have tried and failed, and force Mr Trump to be quiet.
Bevan Hurley10 April 2023 03:01
Trump’s poll numbers ‘bolstered’ after his arraignment in New York
The first poll taken since Donald Trump was arraigned on fraud charges in New York has shown a bump in support for the former president.
The Reuters/Ipsos survey showed 58 per cent of Republican voters favoured the former president, up from 48 per cent a week ago.
Mr Trump’s main rival for the nomination, Florida Governor Ron De Santis, received 21 per cent of primary voters, slightly up from 19 per cent.
Mr Trump later raved about his poll numbers on his social media app Truth Social.
“Polls are looking GREAT! New Poll, 61-19 against DeSanctimonious,” he wrote.
Bevan Hurley10 April 2023 02:01
‘He still owes me dinner!’ Stormy Daniels jokes about Trump
Mr Trump has pleaded not guilty to 34 criminal charges connected with $130,000 in hush money payments made to the adult movie actress.
Following his arrest and arraignment earlier this week, Ms Daniels told Morgan about the evening she alleges she slept with Mr Trump following a golf event at Lake Tahoe.
Graeme Massie has the story.
Bevan Hurley10 April 2023 01:01
Is Donald Trump going to jail?
Joe Sommerlad examines the merits of the Manhattan District Attorney’s case against Donald Trump.
Bevan Hurley10 April 2023 00:01