Merrick Garland appoints special counsel to oversee Trump investigations
Donald Trump is facing a second trial from author E Jean Carroll, who accuses him of raping her in a New York department store in the 1990s.
Citing new state law that goes into effect today, Ms. Carroll is suing Mr. Trump for rape and sexual assault as well as defamation over recent comments he made calling her “ crook” and accusing him of lying about his allegations.
Meanwhile, the Justice Department is reportedly seeking to interview Mike Pence as part of its ongoing investigation into Jan. 6 and Donald Trump’s months-long effort to nullify the 2020 election.
Mr. Pence was presiding over the certification of the election results when the Capitol was attacked by a horde of Trump supporters and right-wing extremists. His life was directly threatened by rioters during the attack, and his security team was forced to rush him to a secure position a few meters from where the attackers had entered the building.
Analysis: How Trump lost in Alaska
With Democratic Congresswoman Mary Peltola now re-elected to a full term and Senator Lisa Murkowski seeing a right-wing rival, Alaska has joined various other states in refusing to elect candidates chosen by Donald Trump. In today’s Inside Washington dispatch, Eric Garcia look what that means:
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Andrew NaughtyNovember 24, 2022 2:55 p.m.
Reported tensions between Cheney and January 6 committee staff
Staff members of the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol are reportedly angry with Liz Cheney for her willingness to focus on former President Donald Trump in the final report.
Ms. Cheney, the panel’s Republican vice chair, left ranked staffers on the panel with high control over the investigation and final report, panel members said. The Washington Post.
Several staffers believe the outgoing representative from Wyoming is turning the committee into a vehicle for her own political future, he reported.
Andrew NaughtyNovember 24, 2022 2:20 p.m.
Kanye West spotted en route to Mar-a-Lago accompanied by a notorious white supremacist
It looks like Kanye West’s tweet about visiting Mar-a-Lago might have been real – at least judging by the reports that he was spotted at the golf club. However, a more disturbing detail is that he was seen arriving at a Miami airport with Nick Fuentes, a notorious white nationalist and hardline racist who has carved out a place for himself among the most extreme precursors to the extreme. right.
Mr. Fuentes is particularly versed in the style of right-wing activism that deliberately blurs the line between sincere belief and trolling provocation. Among other things, he extolled the virtues of beating women to keep them on the straight and narrow, urged the right to discuss the issue of “Jewish control,” and dwelt on the issue of “racial differences in intelligence.” “. He is also a longtime promoter of false claims that the 2020 election was stolen from Donald Trump.
Andrew NaughtyNovember 24, 2022 1:50 p.m.
GOP governor opposes Trump in congratulating Dem governor-elect
Doug Ducey, the Republican Governor of Arizona, found himself in Donald Trump’s bad graces by refusing to help overturn his state’s 2020 election result – and now he’s flying in the face of orthodoxy again party in congratulating his Democratic successor, Katie Hobbs, just as his Republican rival, Kari Lake, falsely maintains that the election was stolen from him:
Andrew NaughtyNovember 24, 2022 1:20 p.m.
E Jean Carroll files new rape complaint against Trump
Author E Jean Carroll has filed a new lawsuit accusing Donald Trump of raping her in the late 1990s, citing a new state law that allows victims of sexual abuse to file a complaint after expiry of the limitation period.
Ms Carroll is already suing Mr Trump for defamation over his previous claims that she was lying about his allegation, but her new case points to later charges he made more recently in social media posts calling her a ‘”crook”.
The former president has long denied all allegations against him and fought for years to have Ms Carroll’s case not heard in court.
Andrew NaughtyNovember 24, 2022 12:53 p.m.
Woman found guilty of storming Pelosi’s office in January 6 attack
A Pennsylvania woman linked to the far-right extremist “Groyper” movement was found guilty of multiple federal charges related to her actions on January 6.
Riley June Williams joined a mob attack on the Capitol after attending the ‘Stop the Steal’ rally, where then-President Donald Trump addressed thousands of supporters earlier in the day. daytime. Walking into Pelosi’s office, she found a laptop on a table and told another rioter, “Dude, put some gloves on,” before someone with a black-gloved hand removed the computer, according to the prosecutors.
Williams later bragged online that she stole Pelosi’s hammer, laptop and hard drives and that she “gave the electronics, or attempted to give them, to unspecified Russian people”, prosecutors said in a June 2022 court filing. To date, they have not been recovered.
Learn more about the sentence she could face and her involvement in far-right hate movements:
John BowdenNovember 24, 2022 12:20 p.m.
Manhattan prosecutors reconsidering Trump’s silent payments to Stormy Daniels, report says
Prosecutors working under Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg Jr are reportedly reviewing whether criminal charges can be brought against former President Donald Trump following the $130,000 payment his company made to cover up his affair with adult film actress Stormy Daniels.
According to New York TimesMr. Bragg’s office recently sought to revive a long-running investigation into the payments, which federal prosecutors have used as evidence to prosecute Mr. Trump’s ex-lawyer, Michael Cohen, for violating the law on the campaign financing.
Learn more about Andre Feinberg:
Andrew NaughtyNovember 24, 2022 11:50 am
Aspiring country singer charged with death threats against fact-checkers and FBI agent for Trump ‘slander’
He faces more than a decade in prison if convicted.
Learn more about the growing threats facing FBI agents after their Mar-a-Lago raid in September:
John BowdenNovember 24, 2022 11:20 a.m.
John Oliver criticizes Elon Musk for having “decimated his staff and degraded Twitter”
On Sunday’s episode of Last week tonight (November 20), host John Oliver said Twitter has been a “total mess” since new CEO Elon Musk took over, saying “a lot of the worst people on Twitter” seem to think his takeover is a sign that they can release vitriol.
” Analysis [found] the use of a racial slur that increased by almost 500% in the 12 hours after he closed his deal, which is quite shocking,” the host said, “even for a website where a regular trending topic is sometimes simply “The Jews”.
“You’ll log in and see 30,000 people tweeting ‘The Jews’ on a Tuesday afternoon, and you won’t want to click to find out why.”
John BowdenNovember 24, 2022 10:20 a.m.
Ivanka Trump tried to evade judge’s order to monitor Trump family finances, report says
Former White House aide Ivanka Trump tried to evade a court order appointing a special comptroller to oversee major dealings of the Trump Organization and people connected to the company, according to The Daily beast.
The outlet reported on Monday that the ex-president’s eldest daughter had asked the court, through letters from her lawyers, to have her name removed from the order, a move that her two brothers Eric and Donald Jr n haven’t crossed over as Attorney General of New York. lawsuit against the company is progressing.
John Bowden says more about Ivanka Trump’s latest effort to distance herself from her own family after a disastrous four-year ending in the White House:
John BowdenNovember 24, 2022 9:20 a.m.