Trump news – live: Ex-president finally settles inauguration hotel lawsuit, complains about Roe v Wade leak

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Biden roasts Trump’s ‘plague’ at White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Donald Trump has settled a long-running lawsuit brought by the DC Attorney General over funding for his 2017 inauguration, specifically focused on the Trump International Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue.

In a statement, Mr. Trump claimed to be settling the case “without any admission of responsibility or guilt” and framed the news in the context of a violent crime, essentially saying he was giving law enforcement a break. capital city. The settlement would total approximately $750,000.

Meanwhile, the former president also joined other Republicans in denouncing the leak of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s draft opinion quashing Roe vs. Wade in a matter that has not yet been formally decided.

Mr Trump told a right-wing radio show today that the leak was ‘a terrible thing’, calling it ‘degrading and not good’. With the prospect of ending legal abortion wildly unpopular across the country, many Republicans and right-wing commentators are already training to focus on publicizing the project.

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Kinzinger, unsurprisingly, Trump ‘wanted protesters to be shot in the legs’

A new book by former Donald Trump Defense Secretary Mark Esper confirms earlier reports that in 2020 the president was so furious with Black Lives Matter protesters outside the White House that he suggested calling the army to shoot them, if only in the legs.

Critics of the former president are not surprised.

Andrew NaughtyMay 3, 2022 5:30 p.m.

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The right blames Trump for the end of Roe

The Supreme Court’s draft opinion leaked last night isn’t necessarily the final version of the court’s decision, nor has the vote on that decision been clarified – but many right-wing Republicans are already holding out for granted that Roe v. Wade is dead, and that Donald Trump deserves credit for appointing the judges who buried him.

Learn more below from Bevan Hurley.

Andrew NaughtyMay 3, 2022 4:38 p.m.

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Report: A Capitol Police officer accidentally discharged a firearm at a House office building

It has emerged that a member of the United States Capitol Police accidentally “discharged a weapon” in a break room in the Cannon House office building, which is across the street from the United States Capitol.

In a statement, Capitol Police spokesman Tim Barber said, “The Capitol Police Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) is investigating the discharge of a USCP weapon into a room. rest area of ​​the Cannon office building. The officer has been suspended while the OPR investigates the incident.”

There have been other incidents involving Capitol Police officers and their weapons in recent years, including an infamous one where a lieutenant left his duty weapon in a bathroom. He was eventually found by another officer.

Andrew NaughtyMay 3, 2022 4:08 p.m.

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Analysis: Republicans could face terrible Roe v Wade backlash

After a night in the Supreme Court reporting on the protests following Samuel Alito’s overturned opinion leak Roe vs. Wade, Eric Garcia writes that for all the conservative jubilation at the prospect of the decision finally being thrown out, the consequences could be harsh for the Republican Party.



A Washington Post/ABC News Poll published revealed on Sunday that 47% of voters trust Democrats over Republicans when it comes to abortion. That number is likely to drop even further if this leaked draft becomes the official opinion of the Supreme Court — especially as other polls show the majority of Americans support safe and legal access to abortion.

“It’s truly unprecedented, and to be frank with you, it’s going to piss off a lot of people across the country,” Marcela Mulholland, policy director at progressive polling firm Data for Progress, told me following the new. “And there’s been a lot of talk about this midterm cycle being tough for Democrats. But I really think it’s unclear how a decision like this could have ramifications and really be a backlash against conservatives who deny people their constitutional rights to bodily autonomy.

Read his full dispatch below.

Andrew NaughtyMay 3, 2022 3:42 p.m.

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Hillary Clinton on Alito’s Opinion of Roe

Hillary Clinton, whose defeat paved the way for Donald Trump to nominate three anti-abortion Supreme Court justices, has given her take on Justice Samuel Alito’s leaked draft opinion that would effectively overturn Roe vs. Wade:

Andrew NaughtyMay 3, 2022 3:05 p.m.

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Ohio primary: JD Vance ‘not worried’ Trump forgot his name

JD Vance, the Hillbilly Elegy The author whose sudden conversion to hardcore Trumpism won him the former president’s endorsement in today’s Ohio Senate primary, shrugged off the embarrassing incident over the weekend where the president seemed to forget his name during a rally.

“He gives, what, thousands of words of speech every week,” Vance told CBS News. “Sometimes he will speak badly. Everyone will do this… I’m not worried at all.

Mr. Vance is hated by many in the Republican ranks for his longstanding opposition to Mr. Trump, who he says could turn into “American Hitler” after being elected on an openly racist platform.

Andrew NaughtyMay 3, 2022 2:35 p.m.

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Trump takes on Georgia grand jury on Truth Social

As he finally embraces his once moribund Truth Social platform, Donald Trump has released a statement declaiming that the grand jury will be summoned to Fulton County, Georgia to hear evidence that could lead to him being prosecuted for pressuring state officials to illegally nullify the 2020 election in his favor.

Andrew NaughtyMay 3, 2022 2:00 p.m.

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Poll shows Americans think Trump should face charges on January 6

A new survey commissioned by the Washington Post and ABC News found that more than half of Americans think Donald Trump should be charged with a crime for his role in the events of January 6, 2021.

The survey did not ask what specific crime respondents believed the president had committed – but it is noteworthy that 56% of independents believe he is guilty in some way, possibly signaling that Republican efforts to delegitimize the riot investigation as a “witch hunt” may yet prove counterproductive.

Andrew NaughtyMay 3, 2022 1:23 p.m.

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Report: Anti-Trump GOV governor will let his speech tear

According to the wall street journalMaryland Governor Larry Hogan, who is one of the few nationally known Republicans to vehemently oppose Donald Trump, is preparing to deliver a speech today in which he will issue a warning to his party full-throated about the dangers of getting down to the former president.

It has been speculated that Mr. Hogan could run for president in 2020, but it is unclear what he himself thinks of the merits of joining a field that should be dominated if not completely erased by a return of Mr. .Trump.

Andrew NaughtyMay 3, 2022 12:43 p.m.

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ICYMI: Grand jury selected in Georgia Trump case

Authorities in Fulton County, Georgia, yesterday began the grand jury process in a case examining whether Donald Trump unlawfully attempted to influence the outcome of the 2020 election by pressuring state officials to that they “find” enough votes to tilt the state in the direction of Mr. Trump.

The case is one of the most serious legal threats to Mr. Trump’s political future and hinges on a recorded January 2021 phone call in which the then-president told Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger: “I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have.

Mr Trump continues to insist that Georgia was stolen from him via organized fraud, but has produced no evidence to support his claims. Multiple reviews of the state’s votes found no irregularities that could have affected the outcome.

Andrew NaughtyMay 3, 2022 11:48 a.m.

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