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Trump rants about upcoming immunity battle following Supreme Court determination

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump received the North Dakota GOP caucus on Monday evening, taking all 29 of the state’s delegates after receiving greater than 84 per cent of the vote, setting himself up properly for Super Tuesday.

On Monday, Mr Trump was handed a key authorized victory as justices on the US Supreme Court dominated he may seem on this yr’s poll papers, overturning a ground-breaking determination by Colorado’s Supreme Court, which had discovered on 19 December that the candidate needs to be ineligible to run for the White House once more or participate within the state’s main – one in every of 16 happening in the present day.

Colorado justices cited an anti-insurrectionist clause housed throughout the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution, a discovering that led Maine and Illinois to observe go well with.

America’s highest court docket duly heard oral arguments on Mr Trump’s attraction on 8 February, with justices strongly signalling their assist for his arguments.

In the tip, the choice to allow the Republican to compete was unanimous.

On Truth Social, Mr Trump celebrated a “BIG WIN FOR AMERICA!!!” earlier than delivering a meandering speech at his Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida, thanking the court docket and pushing his case for presidential immunity.


Trump wins North Dakota caucus forward of Super Tuesday

Donald Trump received the North Dakota Republican caucus on Monday evening, taking all 29 of the state’s delegates after receiving greater than 84 per cent of the vote.

The former president appeared on the poll alongside former UN ambassador Nikki Haley, pastor Ryan Binkley – who suspended his marketing campaign – and little-known businessman David Stuckenberg.

The former president completed first in voting performed in any respect 12 caucus websites.

Here he’s cheering his win on Truth Social.

And right here’s Ariana Baio’s report.

Joe Sommerlad5 March 2024 08:30


Key race: California’s US Senate seat

In the wake of Senator Dianne Feinstein’s demise, the race to exchange her seat has come down to a few Democratic Representatives and two Republicans, one in every of them a former baseball star — with voters deciding which pair of candidates will proceed to the November poll on Tuesday.

This race comes after Senator Laphonza Butler, who took over Ms Feinstein’s seat, determined in opposition to working for the total time period. The state’s Senate main race, set to occur on Super Tuesday, will decide which two candidates will advance to the November election. Voters will see all candidates on the identical poll, no matter get together.

The candidates embrace Democrats Katie Porter, Adam Schiff, and Barbara Lee, all at the moment serving in Congress, and Republican Steve Garvey, a former main league baseball participant. Businessman and lawyer Eric Early can also be standing as a Republican.

Katie Hawkinson5 March 2024 06:45


What to be careful for on Super Tuesday

While the race to be every get together’s presidential nominee is all however determined, there are down-ballot votes that would show extra nail-biting…

Joe Sommerlad5 March 2024 04:45


Texas governor guidelines himself out as Trump’s vice-president

Cecilia Vega, a correspondent for 60 Minutesrequested Mr Abbott if he was thinking about being the previous president’s quantity two.

“No,” the governor stated.

Oliver O’Connell5 March 2024 02:45


Weisselberg to spend 5 months in jail after pleading responsible to perjury

Weisselberg, 76, arrived on the workplace of Manhattan district lawyer Alvin Bragg early on Monday morning, CNN reported, after which he duly surrendered and appeared at Manhattan Criminal Court for processing sporting a Covid masks and handcuffs.

The defendant was then charged with 5 counts of perjury within the first diploma, with the choose accepting that the plea deal he had agreed with Manhattan prosecutors, which noticed him plead responsible to 2 of these 5 counts.

He was subsequently sentenced to 5 months in jail.

Ex-Trump Organization CFO pleads responsible to perjury

Allen Weisselberg arrived at workplace of Manhattan district lawyer Alvin Bragg early on Monday morning and duly appeared in court docket for processing, the place he was charged with 5 counts of perjury within the first diploma

Oliver O’Connell5 March 2024 01:45


Inside Donald Trump’s authorized troubles

Josh Marcus seems at every of the previous president’s pending authorized issues as he seems set to safe the Republican Party nomination:

Oliver O’Connell5 March 2024 00:45


Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough mock Donald Trump over Obama gaffe

Oliver O’Connell5 March 2024 00:15


Sinéad O’Connor property calls for Trump ‘desist’ from utilizing music at rallies

The property of the late Sinéad O’Connor has censured former US President Donald Trump’s use of “Nothing Compares 2 U” at his political rallies.

In a joint assertion, O’Connor’s property and her document label, Chrysalis, demanded that Trump “desist from using her music immediately”.

Inga Parkel has the story…

Oliver O’Connell4 March 2024 23:45


Trump makes pitch for presidential immunity

With the Supreme Court set to listen to oral arguments concerning presidential immunity on 22 April, Donald Trump is eager to get his message on the market regardless of how flawed it is likely to be.

He wrote on Truth Social this afternoon:

Without Presidential Immunity, a President will be unable to correctly perform, or make choices, in the very best curiosity of the United States of America. Presidents will all the time be involved, and even paralyzed, by the prospect of wrongful prosecution and retaliation, after they go away workplace. This may truly result in extortion and blackmail of a President. The different aspect would say, “If you don’t do something, just the way we want it, we are going to go after you when you leave office, or perhaps even sooner.” A President needs to be free to find out what is true for our Country with no undue strain…

Page 2: Without Immunity, the Presidency, as we all know it, will not exist. Many actions for the advantage of our Country won’t be taken. This is under no circumstances what the Founders had in thoughts. Legal Experts and Scholars have acknowledged that the President should have Full Presidential Immunity. A President should be free to make correct choices. His thoughts should be clear, and he should not be guided by worry of retribution!

USA Today columnist Rex Huppke famous after the previous president’s lunchtime remarks at Mar-a-Lago that Mr Trump seemed to be “conflating presidential immunity with a bunch or stuff (sexual abuse, defamation, fraud) that he did prior to being president” when he talked concerning the numerous instances in opposition to him.

Oliver O’Connell4 March 2024 23:15


Minister confronted over ‘Donald Trump is a cancer’ tweet

Treasury minister Bim Afolami has defended a tweet he made about Donald Trump, calling the previous US President “a cancer”. Mr Afolami was confronted concerning the tweet he made again in 2021, when he appeared on Nick Ferrari’s LBC breakfast present on Monday (4 March). The MP insisted the UK can have relationship with whoever is elected US President in November, when the LBC presenter stated: “I wonder how a tweet of yours from a few years back helps that relationship…” After studying out Mr Afolami’s earlier tweet, Mr Ferrari requested: “Very personal, so I’ll ask for a third time, is it appropriate? Mr Afolami replied: “I believe it was acceptable.”

Oliver O’Connell4 March 2024 22:45