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Donald Trump says states ought to select their very own abortion legal guidelines

Donald Trump is anticipated to offer a press convention at his Mar-a-Lago on election integrity with House Speaker Mike Johnson making a go to.

“Election integrity” is a phrase that Trump typically makes use of to explain the lie that the 2020 election was rigged and unfounded issues about future mass voter fraud. It comes as Johnson faces an ongoing menace to his job from Marjorie Taylor Greene, the Georgia Republican firebrand.

Trump has misplaced three last-ditch bids in three days to delay his hush cash trial – with the landmark case looming in a matter of days.

On Wednesday, a New York appeals court docket decide rejected his newest effort to stall the case based mostly on arguments of New York Justice Juan Merchan’s “refusal” to recuse himself or to listen to Mr Trump’s argument of “presidential immunity”.

Jury choice is ready to start on Monday 15 April.

Meanwhile, Judge Aileen Cannon, overseeing Mr Trump’s prison case over his alleged mishandling of categorized paperwork, has sided with particular counsel Jack Smith’s workplace and agreed that the names of presidency witnesses within the case ought to stay secret, as a consequence of issues for his or her protected


Trump begins his day with Truth Social posting spree

Donald Trump has posted, reposted, or shared articles thirty instances to date this morning on Truth Social.

The former president started with this gem:

And closed out the spree by writing:

I’m so pleased with Truth Social, as a result of I imagine it represents the Make America Great Again Movement, and it reveals the Spirit and Love of our Country. If individuals who imagine in placing America First and need to Make America Great Again, assist TRUTH, we shall be your Voice like by no means earlier than, and a Real Voice is what our Country wants, as a result of we’re in decline, and should carry America to Greatness. Think of this as a Movement, the Greatest Movement within the History of our Country. We are going to Save our Country, and Make America Great Again, GREATER THAN EVER BEFORE!

What is in decline is the share value of Truth Social’s guardian firm Trump Media & Technology Group, which has fallen from a excessive of just about $80 down to simply above $30 right this moment.

Oliver O’Connell12 April 2024 16:50


Trump asks Democrats to vote for RFK Jr in weird video

Mr Trump known as Mr Kennedy Jr “the most radical left candidate in race” however insisted that he was “a better man” than his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden.

“But he’s got some nice things about him, I happen to like him,” Mr Trump added, earlier than referencing RFK Jr’s one-time assist for the so-called “Green New Scam”, a reference to the Democrat-proposed Green New Deal that aimed to deal with local weather change.

Mr Trump went on to say that Mr Kennedy Jr ought to “take votes away from crooked Joe Biden”.

Oliver O’Connell12 April 2024 16:45


Biden marketing campaign pours scorn on Trump-Johnson assembly

Ammar Moussa, director of Joe Biden’s speedy response staff, made the next feedback relating to Speaker Mike Johnson’s assembly with Donald Trump:

“It should come as no surprise that two losers – one trying to keep his job, one trying to get his old job – are teaming up to spread lies and misinformation to throw red meat to their base, but all [today] will do is serve as a reminder that Trump and his MAGA allies are too extreme and dangerous to be anywhere near the Oval Office.”

Oliver O’Connell12 April 2024 16:33


Biden vows to defend Philippines from China

“The United States’ defence commitments to Japan and to the Philippines are ironclad,” the US president stated throughout his first-ever trilateral summit with the leaders from each the Asian nations.

Oliver O’Connell12 April 2024 16:15


Hush cash trial: How does jury choice work?

The first prison trial of a former US president will start with jury choice on Monday.

The hush cash case surrounds 34 fees of enterprise fraud following allegations that Donald Trump instructed employees that hush cash funds be logged as authorized bills.

Steve Duffy at Trial Behavior Consulting tells The Independent that due to the demographics of Manhattan, the place the trial is happening, the jury is prone to be left of centre in addition to pretty properly off and extra educated than the nation at massive.

“One thing to understand, and this is true about a lot of things about the jury system, is that it’s different everywhere,” he says, noting that judges have quite a lot of discretion on the right way to conduct the method. “Every state, really every county has different specific procedures for just about everything.”

Gustaf Kilander explains what’s going to occur subsequent week:

Oliver O’Connell12 April 2024 15:45


Rule for FISA invoice passes

The rule for FISA invoice handed in a 213-208 party-line vote after adjustments have been made to appease the 19 conservatives who tanked the sooner procedural vote. It will as a substitute be reauthorised for simply two years ought to it cross. It is a program deemed by most to be basic to nationwide safety, together with stopping the circulation of fentanyl into the US, as properly monitoring terrorist threats.

Rep Tim Burchett of Tennessee tweeted: “I voted for the rule to bring FISA reauthorization to a vote because there are amendments on the table that could address its greatest problems. It wasn’t a vote to pass the bill. We should vote for these amendments that would bring us closer to a bill that could get my vote.”

One modification tabled by a coalition of lawmakers from each events would bar warrantless surveillance of US residents. It is backed by Andy Biggs, Pramila Jaypal, Jerry Nadler, Warren Davidson, Zoe Lofgren, and Jim Jordan.

Oliver O’Connell12 April 2024 15:33


Biden to go to Pennsylvania

President Joe Biden to Travel to Pennsylvania

From Tuesday, April 16 to Wednesday, April 17, the President will journey to Scranton, Pennsylvania. On Wednesday, April 17, he’ll journey to the Pittsburgh-area of Pennsylvania. The President will then return to the White House. On Thursday, April 18, he’ll journey to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Oliver O’Connell12 April 2024 15:15


House to ship Mayorkas articles of impeachment to Senate on Tuesday

The House will ship articles impeaching Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to the Senate on Tuesday, NBC News experiences citing House Homeland Security chairman and impeachment supervisor Rep Mark Green.

Transmitting the articles was delayed almost per week on the behest of some Republican senators.

Oliver O’Connell12 April 2024 15:03


Hush cash trial: Secret Service, NYPD and New York courts prepared to guard Trump’s case

The US Secret Service, the New York City Police Department, and the New York State Unified Court System have spoken about safety preparations forward of the beginning of Donald Trump’s hush cash trial on Monday 15 April.

“The US Secret Service is prepared to effectively carry out our protective mission here in New York. While operational security precludes us from going into specifics, the US Secret Service will not seek any special accommodations outside of what would be required to ensure the continued safety of the former president. We have the utmost trust and confidence in our law enforcement partners, including the NYPD and New York State Unified Court System, and appreciate their continued dedication and professionalism.”

Special Agent in Charge Patrick J Freaney, US Secret Service’s New York Field Office

“Planning for high-profile security events is very familiar ground for the New York City Police Department. Our longstanding relationships with each of our local, state, and federal law enforcement partners, including the US Secret Service and the New York State Unified Court System, will help secure the courthouse and everyone inside, facilitate peaceful assembly outside the building, and maintain the safe flow of vehicular and pedestrian traffic in the surrounding areas for the duration of the proceedings.”

Police Commissioner Edward A Caban, New York City Police Department

“The safety and security of all who enter our New York State courthouses is paramount. The New York State Court Officers corps is highly trained and experienced in managing high-profile trials. In coordination with the US Secret Service and the NYPD, we stand ready and able to protect the safety of everyone in the courthouse during this trial, maintaining a secure and safe courtroom environment in facilitating the needs of the court, the trial participants, the media, and the general public.”

Chief of Department Michael Magliano, New York State Unified Court System

Oliver O’Connell12 April 2024 14:52


Trump and Johnson actually, actually need to ensure that non-citizens are certain they will’t vote (they will’t)

Donald Trump and House Speaker Mike Johnson are planning to push a invoice to ban non-citizens from voting throughout an look at Mar-a-Lago – one thing which is already unlawful.

Mr Johnson is ready to carry a press convention on the former president’s residence on Friday, a part of longstanding Republican assault traces towards Democrats. There is little proof to counsel that non-citizen voting is a widespread concern all through the completely different states. In a examine of the 2016 election by the Brennan Center, researchers discovered that simply 0.0001 per cent of voters throughout 42 jurisdictions, encompassing 23.5m votes, have been suspected to be non-citizens who managed to vote – that’s an estimated 30 incidents in complete.

Oliver O’Connell12 April 2024 14:45