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Biden Alludes to Trump at West Point Graduation

President tells cadets their oath binds them to protect the Constitution

(Newser) - President Biden praised the new graduates of the US Military Academy as "guardians of American democracy" on Saturday in a commencement address that clearly referred to Donald Trump without naming him. The president reminded the cadets that their oath is to "not a political party, not to a...

Trump Film Debuts at Cannes, and Campaign Vows to Sue
Trump Film Debuts at Cannes,
and Campaign Vows to Sue

Trump Film Debuts at Cannes, and Campaign Vows to Sue

'The Apprentice' gets an 11-minute standing ovation at the film festival

(Newser) - One of the biggest movie debuts at the Cannes film festival Monday evening was The Apprentice , which tells the tale of a young Donald Trump rising to power in New York City in the 1980s.
  • Lawsuit threat: Directed by Danish filmmaker Ali Abbasi, the film is a "scathing portrait"

Jack Smith's Team Makes New Request in Mar-a-Lago Case

Prosecutors want Trump barred from making remarks that could endanger law enforcement

(Newser) - Federal prosecutors on Friday asked the judge overseeing the classified documents case against Donald Trump to bar the former president from public statements that "pose a significant, imminent, and foreseeable danger to law enforcement agents" participating in the prosecution. The request to US District Judge Aileen Cannon follows a...

Trump Hints at Role for Haley in Future Administration

Ice seems to be thawing as ex-president says, 'I think she's going to be on our team'

(Newser) - Nikki Haley announced on Wednesday that, despite their differences, she'd be voting for Donald Trump in November. It's not entirely clear if the two have completely buried the hatchet, but the former president cracked that door open a little more after a rally on Thursday afternoon in the...

Trump: Elect Me, Putin Will Give Me Gershkovich

Kremlin denies any discussions with Trump on the matter

(Newser) - Elect Donald Trump and you'll see Evan Gershkovich, the US journalist jailed in Moscow, walk free, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee claimed Thursday. Trump said he need only ask Russian President Vladimir Putin to release Gershkovich and he will—in exchange for nothing. "Vladimir Putin, President of Russia,...

Report: Trump Has a Surprising Top VP Contender

GOP 'rising star' Sen. Tom Cotton is on the shortlist, per ' NYT'

(Newser) - Donald Trump has reportedly narrowed down his list of potential running mates to five men. ( Sorry, Kristi Noem .) North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, and Ohio Sen. JD Vance are among the bunch , but Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton is a...

FBI Answers Trump Claim He Could've Been Shot

Fundraising email misconstrues wording of policy intended to limit the use of force

(Newser) - Donald Trump included a false claim in a fundraising email this week that President Biden had authorized the FBI to shoot him when agents searched his Florida estate for classified documents in 2022—though the agency had intentionally chosen a day for the raid when the former president wouldn't...

Trump Walks Back Remarks on Birth Control Restrictions

In an interview, he said campaign was 'looking at that'

(Newser) - In an interview released Tuesday, Donald Trump suggested he would be open to allowing states to restrict access to contraception—but he later denied saying anything of the kind.
  • Jon Delano at Pittsburgh station KDKA asked Trump if he supported any restrictions on a person's right to contraception, the

Video With 'Reich' Reference Comes Off Trump Page

Campaign rep says it was posted by a staffer who didn't see the word with Nazi connotations

(Newser) - Donald Trump's Truth Social account has taken down a video that caused controversy because of its use of the word "reich," reports Reuters . A campaign rep says it was an unintentional reposting gaffe by a staffer who didn't notice the word with Nazi connotations.
  • The clip:

Trump Decides Not to Take the Stand
Trump Decides
Not to Take the Stand

Trump Decides Not to Take the Stand

Defense rests, with closing arguments up next

(Newser) - Donald Trump's Manhattan jury won't hear from the former president himself. Defense attorneys in his hush-money trial called only two witnesses—neither of them Trump—before resting their case on Tuesday morning, reports Politico . Closing arguments will follow, though not until after the Memorial Day weekend. After the...

Judge to Defense Witness: 'Are You Staring Me Down?'

Prosecution rested its case Monday

(Newser) - The prosecution rested its case against Donald Trump on Monday after four days of testimony from Michael Cohen, and the defense began calling its witnesses. Earlier Monday, Cohen admitted that he had stolen money from the Trump Organization.
  • After Trump attorney Todd Blanche finished his cross-examination of Trump's former

Michael Cohen: Yes, I Stole From Trump Organization

Defense wraps up its cross-examination

(Newser) - Michael Cohen returned to the stand on Monday in Donald Trump's hush-money trial , with the defense continuing their line of attack on his credibility. One of the more notable moments came when Trump attorney Todd Blanche got Cohen to admit that he stole from the Trump Organization, reports Politico...

Sources Say Trump Won't Testify at NYC Trial

Though some of them admit he could insist upon it at the last minute

(Newser) - Donald Trump has said more than once that he wants to testify in his criminal trial in New York, but will he? As the trial over hush money payments to Stormy Daniels in 2016 winds to a close, signs point to no. Four people close to Trump anonymously told the...

'Jesus Sat With Sinners, So He's Going to Sit With Trump'

Support for former president remains with evangelicals, other Christian conservatives

(Newser) - As Donald Trump increasingly infuses his campaign with Christian trappings while coasting to a third Republican presidential nomination, his support is as strong as ever among evangelicals and other conservative Christians. "Trump supports Jesus, and without Jesus, America will fall," said Kimberly Vaughn of Florence, Kentucky, as she...

Trump Lawyer Plays Cohen 'Revenge' Clip
Trump Lawyer Plays
Cohen 'Revenge' Clip

Trump Lawyer Plays Cohen 'Revenge' Clip

At least 9 House Republicans were at courthouse

(Newser) - With Donald Trump's hush-money trial approaching its closing stages, more Republican lawmakers made the trip to Manhattan to show their support Thursday. The Hill reports that at least nine House lawmakers, including Reps. Lauren Boebert, Matt Gaetz, and Bob Good, chair of the House Freedom Caucus, were at the...

'Trump Force One' Gets Into Fender Bender at Airport

The Boeing 757 clipped a VistaJet in West Palm Beach, Florida; not clear if Trump was on board

(Newser) - Donald Trump's private plane had a seemingly minor mishap in Florida over the weekend. WFLA reports that on Sunday, a Boeing 757 with the registration number N757AF clipped an empty private jet parked at West Palm Beach International Airport, with an FAA notice announcing the moving plane was taxiing...

Mitt Romney: It Was a Mistake for Biden Not to Pardon Trump

Though perhaps not for the reason you might think

(Newser) - Mitt Romney thinks President Biden should have pardoned Donald Trump—but not because the Republican senator from Utah has any particular love for Trump. "[Biden] should have fought like crazy to keep this prosecution from going forward. It was a win-win for Donald Trump," Romney said in an...

Biden, Trump Dump Debate Commission
Biden, Trump Dump
Debate Commission

Biden, Trump Dump Debate Commission

Candidates agree to their own debates in June and September, accept an offer from CNN

(Newser) - President Biden and former President Trump are apparently ready to verbally rumble—without the assistance of the Commission on Presidential Debates, which has been overseeing presidential debates since the late 1980s. As Politico reports, team Biden proposed two debates, one in June and another in September, with both to be...

Trump Tête-à-Tête With Big Oil Draws Investigators' Notice

His request for $1B for campaign raises 'potential ethical, campaign finance, and legal issues'

(Newser) - Ethics investigators are very interested in Donald Trump's alleged offer to erase environmental policies in exchange for a $1 billion campaign donation from Big Oil —which some are calling "a blatant quid pro quo." Ethics watchdog Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) says it'...

Appeals Court Upholds Trump Gag Order

Judges say jurors, witnesses should be 'free from threats, intimidation, harassment, and harm'

(Newser) - As Michael Cohen testified for a second day in Donald Trump's hush-money trial in Manhattan on Tuesday, an appeals court denied the former president's attempt to overturn a gag order against him in the case. A five-judge New York appeals court panel rejected Trump's argument that the...

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