News from Trump today: Ex-president could face legal complaint after being accused of raising illegal funds for 2024 race
Former US President Donald Trump addresses the crowd at a rally in South Carolina
A Democratic Party fundraising committee has said it will hold Donald Trump accountable by filing a formal complaint against him after he was accused of illegally spending political donations to campaign for president without registering as a candidate.
American Bridge, a Democratic-aligned political action committee (PAC), said late Monday that it had already filed a complaint with the US Federal Election Commission (FEC) about Mr. Trump’s conduct.
“We hold him accountable for breaking the law,” the group said.
Meanwhile, Mr Trump boasted to his supporters that, contrary to reports that he had failed to deter Vladimir Putin’s ambitions in the post-Soviet sphere, “no one has been tougher with Russia” than him – and that “my personality is what kept us out of the war”. .
He also speculated that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine “could lead to World War III”, adding that his successor Joe Biden can still “end this tragedy without dragging Americans into a horrible war. and very bloody”.
Democratic PAC accuses Donald Trump of illegally raising funds for undeclared 2024 presidential election
A Democratic Party fundraising committee has said it is filing a formal complaint against Donald Trump, accusing him of illegally spending political donations to campaign for president without registering as a candidate.
American Bridge, a Democratic-aligned political action committee (PAC), said on Monday it had filed a complaint with the US Federal Election Commission (FEC) about Trump’s conduct.
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Shweta SharmaMarch 15, 2022 05:39
January 6 panel papers reveal detailed plan to storm government buildings
A document found in the possession of a far-right leader by federal prosecutors revealed there was a detailed plan to storm government buildings around the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, people familiar with the document said.
Former Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio was charged with conspiracy and was found in possession of a nine-page document, according to the New York Times.
The document titled “1776 Returns” was cited by prosecutors when they charged him last week.
The document is expected to explain why prosecutors chose to charge Mr. Tarrio, who was not at the Capitol during the attack.
He does not specifically mention the attack on the Capitol building, but suggests that once the buildings are “full and ready to go”, the “leaders and seconds” should come in and open the doors so that others can come in and “cause trouble” to distract security. Staff.
And in case crowds are unable to enter buildings quickly, it suggests they set off fire alarms at nearby shops, hotels and museums in a bid to distract police and guards, said sources at The Times.
Shweta SharmaMarch 15, 2022 05:04
GOP lawmaker denies attending Tucker Carlson show ‘full of Russian propaganda’
Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger ripped Tucker Carlson after the Fox News host invited him to appear on his show.
In a video posted to Twitter on Monday, Mr Kinzinger said he “won’t validate his show by making an appearance” while calling his rhetoric of the West investigating the Russian leader “evil”.
“I got an invite to do the Tucker Carlson show tonight. And there’s no way I’m going on his show, for a number of reasons,” he said.
“But first, let me say that his insistence that the West was instigating war with Putin, his widespread lies about bio-labs, and his continuous spouting of conspiracy theories are nothing short of ‘an absolute evil,’ he added.
“His show is full of Russian propaganda and not news, and I will not validate his show by making an appearance. I do not want to be associated with it in any way,” Mr. Kinzinger said.
He then urged viewers to consider donating to the “Stand with Ukraine” fund.
Shweta SharmaMarch 15, 2022 04:32
Pro-Trump ‘vigilante’ group impersonates county workers, New Mexico official says
As supporters of former President Donald Trump continue to peddle their baseless theories about voter fraud in the 2020 election, a right-wing group in New Mexico has posed as city workers to get information in a county with a Republican majority.
The New Mexico State Auditor says some members of a far-right Telegram group were going door-to-door in Otero County for information about residents’ voting, reports DailyBeast.
Otero County, which has more than 60% of residents voting for Mr. Trump in 2020, has already spent $50,000 on an “audit” to find evidence of voter fraud.
However, it turns out that the auditing company the county hired contracted “New Mexico Audit Force” or NMAF, a Telegram group, which promoted conspiracy theories.
State officials said the NMAF “misrepresents its members as county employees” during its “scanning” of local households and raised potential civil rights issues.
“Our investigation appears to have revealed that the commissioners may have put their self-interest ahead of the public interest,” said New Mexico State Auditor Brian Colón.
His office has now sent a letter to the three Otero County commissioners, citing “potential violations” around the audit.
Shweta SharmaMarch 15, 2022 04:09
Joe Biden attends first in-person fundraiser since pandemic
Joe Biden attended the first in-person fundraiser on Monday since the coronavirus pandemic hit the world, marking a return to a traditional form of politics.
The Washington event, attended by two dozen wealthy donors focused on climate change, raised at least $3 million for the Democratic National Committee, said a White House adviser who spoke as covered with anonymity.
Focusing his speech on climate change, the president linked the issue to other issues such as inflation and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which caused volatility in oil markets.
“There are three things we can handle at once,” Biden said. “The climate crisis, consumer costs and national security – they are not at odds with each other. If you look at them the right way, they are compatible.”
With the onset of the pandemic, Democrats have been forced to take a very different path than Republicans, including former President Donald Trump, who has held in-person fundraisers at his Mar-a- Lago for months.
Shweta SharmaMarch 15, 2022 03:36
Trump accused of campaign finance violations
A left-wing group is attacking Donald Trump and arguing that the former president is campaigning for the presidency again without formally filing his intention to run.
American Bridge argued in a complaint to the Federal Election Commission that Trump’s campaign-style rallies he’s held since leaving office should be considered part of a 2024 presidential bid. which has already started.
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John BowdenMarch 15, 2022 03:00
News site accuses key Trump ally of copyright infringement
Politics demands that Sen. Josh Hawley, a prominent ally of Donald Trump in the GOP Senate caucus, stop using a photo taken by one of the senator’s company photographers giving an encouraging thumbs up to protesters before the deadly Capitol Riot.
“We did not allow [the photo’s] use by the Hawley campaign for political fundraising purposes,” a spokesperson for Politics noted.
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John BowdenMarch 15, 2022 02:00
Tulsi Gabbard to Romney: Provide Proof What I Said Is False and Betrayal or Resign
Former congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard issued a harsh response to Senator Mitt Romney on Monday after the Utah senator accused her of spreading “treacherous lies.”
The former Hawaiian lawmaker released a video claiming that US-funded biolabs around the world were “unsafe” and should be shut down. She also claimed there was a significant risk of these labs releasing pathogens into Ukraine due to the ongoing war there, although the Ukrainian government has ordered these facilities to destroy any dangerous samples.
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John BowdenMarch 15, 2022 01:00
Trump ally faces harsh criticism over Ukraine and Zelensky
Representative Madison Cawthorn was condemned in a local newspaper this week after being seen on a video insulting Ukrainian Volodymyr Zelensky by calling him a “thug”.
The far-right conservative and Donald Trump supporter has been called ‘North Carolina’s gift to Crazytown’ in an op-ed in the Winston-Salem Diarya major state newspaper.
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John BowdenMarch 15, 2022 00:00
Fox News correspondent hospitalized after being injured in Kyiv
A Fox News correspondent who took issue with the views of some of the network’s opinion formers on the Ukraine issue was hospitalized on Monday after being injured in the country.
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John BowdenMarch 14, 2022 11:00 p.m.