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Trump says the US is ‘pathetic’

Donald Trump has gleefully derided his rival for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination Nikki Haley after she suffered an embarrassing defeat in Tuesday’s Nevada main.

“A bad night for Nikki Haley. Losing by almost 30 points in Nevada to ‘None of These Candidates.’ Watch, she’ll soon claim Victory!” he gloated on Truth Social.

The loss didn’t value Ms Haley any delegates (Mr Trump is prone to choose up all 26 of these within the Silver State’s competing GOP caucus on Thursday) however does weaken her declare to have the ability to mount a severe problem to the front-runner.

Mr Trump was not laughing on Tuesday, nonetheless, when a federal appeals courtroom dominated that he doesn’t have “immunity” from prosecution for crimes dedicated whereas in workplace, a serious blow on his efforts to evade legal costs introduced by Justice Department particular counsel Jack Smith over his makes an attempt to overturn the 2020 presidential election.

The Republican’s attorneys are anticipated to swiftly enchantment, teeing up one other large constitutional check for Mr Trump’s marketing campaign within the nation’s highest courtroom.

Reacting angrily to the information, the previous president branded the courtroom’s resolution “nation-destroying”.


Voices: McConnell surrenders to Maga – and leaves allies behind

Senate minority chief Mitch McConnell all however acknowledged on Tuesday that the safety invoice that included provisions for border safety and restrictions to immigration in trade for cash for Ukraine is not going to cross the Senate.

As we at The Independent’s Inside Washington e-newsletter wish to say, what McConnell doesn’t says issues as a lot as what he does. And after he gave a couple of condescending pats on the pinnacle to Republican Oklahoma senator James Lankford for being the sacrificial lamb in these negotiations, he stated: “It’s been made pretty clear to us by the speaker that it will not become law.”

But this ignores the truth that even earlier than most senators had an opportunity to take a look at the textual content of the invoice, Republicans instantly started popping out in opposition to it. Indeed, Republican senators oppose it so robustly that Lankford, the very one who negotiated the invoice, stated he does know if he’ll vote to finish debate on the invoice this week.

Eric Garcia7 February 2024 14:15


Republican invoice for standalone Israel army help falls in need of tremendous majority

On a really unhealthy night time certainly for House speaker Mike Johnson, the Republican invoice to offer $17.6bn in help to Israel additionally tanked within the decrease chamber of Congress after it did not obtain an excellent majority.

The Republican-led invoice was largely rejected by Democrats on Tuesday, who wished a vote as an alternative on a broader measure that may additionally present help to Ukraine, worldwide humanitarian funding and new cash for border safety.

The vote was 250-180 totally on celebration strains however failed in need of the mandated two-thirds majority required for passage.

Fourteen Republicans opposed the invoice whereas 46 Democrats supported it.

Alisha Rahman Sarkar has the story.

Joe Sommerlad7 February 2024 13:45


House Republicans fail to question homeland safety secretary Mayorkas

House Republicans decided to make the US-Mexico border a central election platform Donald Trump have failed of their effort to question secretary of homeland safety Alejandro Mayorkas.

Four Republicans joined all Democrats in voting down the impeachment push, with the ultimate tally being 216 to 214.

The final time a cupboard official was impeached was in 1876 – 148 years in the past.

Mayorkas confronted accusations that he did not implement the present legal guidelines governing immigration into the US and that he obstructed a House Republican probe into the insurance policies of the Department of Homeland Security.

As the Democrats management the Senate, any conviction for Mayorkas was at all times unlikely.

No one loved the farce greater than Jamie Raskin, who delivered this notably brutal smackdown:

Andrew Feinberg, Eric Garcia and Gustaf Kilander have this one.

Joe Sommerlad7 February 2024 13:15


Biden wins Nevada main as he retains give attention to Trump for 2020 rematch

President Joe Biden gained a straightforward victory in Nevada’s Democratic main on Tuesday over his lone outstanding rival within the state, eccentric self-help writer Marianne Williamson.

Congressman Dean Phillips, one other Democrat working for the celebration’s nomination, didn’t take part within the state.

President Biden is all however assured to win the nominating contest out proper, having now gained Nevada, New Hampshire and South Carolina.

John Bowden has this report.

Joe Sommerlad7 February 2024 12:45


Maga Republicans attempt to rewrite what occurred on January 6 forward of Supreme Court listening to

More than 60 House Republicans have joined a decision, led by Florida congressman Matt Gaetz, declaring that Trump didn’t have interaction in an riot on 6 January 2021, simply days earlier than the Supreme Court will hear arguments within the case.

In a heated press convention on Tuesday, Gaetz was joined by a number of notable Trump-allied representatives to say the January 6 assault on the US Capitol was not an riot, that Trump didn’t engagedin the riot and that the Colorado Supreme Court erred in its resolution to take away the previous president from the poll on these grounds.

“We are here today to authoritatively express that President Trump did not commit an insurrection and we believe Congress has a unique role in making that declaration,” Gaetz stated.

“It’s not the jobs of the state, especially not the job of some bureaucrats in Colorado to make that assessment,” he added.

Ariana Baio has the story.

Joe Sommerlad7 February 2024 12:15


GOP chair Ronna McDaniel to step down following Trump criticism, reviews say

Two days after Trump instructed Newsmax that he could be recommending adjustments on the Republican National Committee, it seems that chairwoman Ronna McDaniel might be heading for the exit.

John Bowden has the story.

Joe Sommerlad7 February 2024 11:45


Georgia election subversion case: Fani Willis will get backing of ethics specialists

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reviews {that a} group of 17 ethics specialists, former prosecutors and defence attorneys filed a “friend of the court” temporary this week in assist of Fulton County district lawyer Fani Willis, writing that she doesn’t have any conflicts that warrant her disqualification from the Georgia election interference case introduced towards Trump.

“Disqualifying conflicts,” the group wrote, “occur when a prosecutor’s previous representation of a defendant gives the prosecutor forbidden access to confidential information about the defendant or a conflict otherwise directly impacts fairness and due process owed a defendant.”

“That kind of conflict is not at issue here,” they stated.

The temporary lays out why Fulton Superior Court choose Scott McAfee ought to dismiss a number of courtroom motions alleging Willis acted improperly by not disclosing a romantic relationship with Nathan Wade, the lawyer she employed within the case towards the previous president and his 14 co-defendants.

Willis acknowledged the connection in a courtroom submitting final week however denied she had improperly benefited financially.

An evidentiary listening to is scheduled for 15 February, which Willis has urged Judge McAfee to cancel.

Here’s Alex Woodward’s earlier reporting on the difficulty.

Joe Sommerlad7 February 2024 11:15


New York fraud trial: Judge calls for solutions about alleged courtroom lies by Allen Weisselberg

The choose overseeing Trump’s sprawling civil fraud case in New York desires solutions following reviews that one of many former president’s co-defendants is arranging a plea cope with Manhattan prosecutors on a perjury cost for mendacity in his courtroom.

In a message to attorneys on Tuesday, New York County Supreme Court choose Arthur Engoron stated he desires to know whether or not the Trump Organization’s former chief monetary officer Allen Weisselberg is now “changing his tune” and admitting to mendacity underneath oath throughout the fraud trial.

Last week, The New York Times reported that the disgraced government is negotiating a plea cope with the Manhattan district lawyer’s workplace on a perjury cost – on the similar that Judge Engoron is making ready a last judgment within the case.

Alex Woodward has been following the trial and filed this report.

Joe Sommerlad7 February 2024 10:45


Truth Social: Trump claims he’s making a listing of ‘woke’ corporations as he begs supporters to offer Bud Light a ‘second chance’

Also on social, Trump has urged conservatives to calm down their boycott of Bud Light brewer Anheuser-Busch over LGBT+ rights, extending an olive department to considered one of America’s largest beer makers after it was perceived to have “gone woke” by that includes transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney in a commerical final 12 months.

The former president stated he was compiling a blacklist of “woke companies” and that Anheuser-Busch – which donated almost $1.8m to Republicans within the 2022 elections – was not amongst them.

Here’s extra from Io Dodds.

Joe Sommerlad7 February 2024 10:15


Truth Social: Trump mocks Haley after humiliating Nevada main defeat

Ever the gallant victor, Trump has taken to social media to deride his rival for the Republican presidential nomination after she misplaced, humiliatingly, to “none of the above” within the state’s main yesterday.

The loss didn’t value Nikki Haley any delegates (Trump is prone to choose up all 26 of these within the Silver State’s competing GOP caucus tomorrow) however does nothing for her claims to have the ability to mount a severe problem to the front-runner.

Here’s John Bowden with the total story.

Joe Sommerlad7 February 2024 09:45