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Pics Emerge of Meeting Between Trump, Rittenhouse

Former president says he met with recently acquitted teen at Mar-a-Lago

(Newser) - Kyle Rittenhouse may be on the outs with the current president, but he's apparently getting on well with the former one. In an interview that aired Tuesday evening on Sean Hannity's Fox News program, former President Trump announced he'd recently met at Mar-a-Lago with the 18-year-old Wisconsin...

'Backsliding Democracies' Now Include US

Group cites several factors, but the election fraud claim is the biggest

(Newser) - The US has been experiencing a "visible deterioration" in its relationship with democracy since 2019, a think tank says. And the organization saw a "decline in the quality of freedom of association and assembly" during the protests after the killing of George Floyd last year. But "a...

At Rioter's Sentencing, Judge Puts More Blame on Trump

Mob was lied to about election by 'people who should know better,' Amit Mehta says

(Newser) - Former President Donald Trump wasn't in a Washington, DC, courtroom when a Capitol rioter was sentenced Friday, but a federal judge brought him into the discussion. "You were a pawn in a game directed and played by people who should know better," Judge Amit Mehta told John...

Rittenhouse: 'Self-Defense Is Not Illegal'

President Biden, former President Trump also offer their reactions to Wisconsin teen's acquittal

(Newser) - It was an emotional day Friday for Kyle Rittenhouse after he was acquitted for the shootings of three men in Kenosha in 2020, but the Wisconsin teen pulled himself together to chat with Fox News' Tucker Carlson afterward. The 18-year-old's reaction to the day's events: "The jury...

Trump Is Out With Surprise Photo Book
Trump Is Out With
Surprise Photo Book

Trump Is Out With Surprise Photo Book

'Our Journey Together' is a collection of pics, with captions by the former president

(Newser) - Donald Trump has released a surprise new book, though not a traditional one for a former president. Our Journey Together is a picture book—a collection of more than 300 official White House photographs from his presidency. "My father picked every single photo in this book, wrote all the...

Rupert Murdoch Speaks His Mind on Trump

Says former president should stop focusing on the past

(Newser) - Rupert Murdoch doesn't often speak poorly—or, for that matter, at all—about former President Trump, but the News Corp founder let his opinion be known at the annual meeting of company stockholders Wednesday. Speaking of "the current American political debate," he said, "It is crucial...

McConnell Tried to Bar Trump From Inauguration, Book Says

Former president responds by calling senator 'old crow'

(Newser) - Sen. Mitch McConnell wanted to shut Donald Trump out of President Biden’s inauguration, a new book claims. ABC News Washington correspondent Jonathan Karl says in Betrayal that the Kentucky Republican was more concerned with the danger of giving the outgoing president an opportunity to disrupt the peaceful transfer of...

Bannon Surrenders to FBI —and Livestreams It
As Bannon Surrenders to FBI,
GOP Warns of Payback
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As Bannon Surrenders to FBI, GOP Warns of Payback

Former Trump aide faces jail time if convicted of contempt of Congress

(Newser) - Steve Bannon didn't just surrender to the FBI on Monday—he livestreamed the moment for supporters and remained defiant about the controversy. The ally of former President Trump has been indicted on charges of contempt of Congress for refusing to testify or hand over documents to a House panel...

Trump Selling His Marquee Hotel in DC

Trump International Hotel to become a Waldorf Astoria

(Newser) - One of the biggest prizes in former President's Trump's constellation of hotels won't be in the family business much longer. The Wall Street Journal reports that Trump International Hotel in DC—located just blocks from the White House—is being sold and will become a Waldorf Astoria....

Trump Kicks Off Weekend With Double Legal Win

Former 'Apprentice' contender drops defamation suit, judge dismisses Michael Cohen complaint

(Newser) - It was a good day on the legal front Friday for Donald Trump, who saw one lawsuit against him dropped and another one dismissed. CNN reports that Summer Zervos, a former contestant on The Apprentice who'd filed a defamation complaint in 2017 against Trump after he denied her sexual...

On Senator's Side, GOP Brass. In Challenger's Corner, Trump

Alaska's Murkowski launches 2022 reelection campaign, with Trump endorsee Tshibaka looming

(Newser) - Only one of seven Republican senators who found Donald Trump guilty in his second impeachment trial is up for reelection in 2022, and she's now officially made her bid, with a challenger who's been endorsed by the former president. Lisa Murkowski filed on Friday to run for her...

Ex-Trump Official Meadows Defies Subpoena Over Jan. 6

Ex-chief of staff could be held in contempt as a result

(Newser) - Steve Bannon may have company soon in the eyes of Congress. Mark Meadows, who served as chief of staff under former President Trump, failed to show up on Friday for a hearing before the House panel investigating the events of Jan. 6, reports NBC News . When Bannon defied his own...

Judge: Trump Can't Ensure His Records Are Kept Secret
Trump Wins Reprieve
on Transfer of Records

Trump Wins Reprieve on Transfer of Records

Court temporarily bars National Archives from handing over Jan. 6 documents to House panel

(Newser) - Update: This file has been updated to reflect the court's Thursday ruling. House investigators may eventually get their hands on records from the Trump White House in regard to the Capitol riot, but it won't be on Friday. A federal appeals court in DC temporarily blocked their release...

Chris Christie Zings Trump Over 2020 Loss

'When I ran for reelection in 2013, I got 60% of the vote'

(Newser) - "I'm not going to get into a back-and-forth with Donald Trump," Chris Christie told Axios this week—although taunting the former president for losing last year's election seems like a guaranteed way to get into a back-and-forth with Donald Trump. "What I will say is...

New Batch of Subpoenas Covers Flynn and Miller

House committee wants to know "who they were talking to" about overturning the election

(Newser) - Six more top advisers to former President Donald Trump now face subpoenas from the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, in an effort by the panel to learn about the attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. Legal scholar John Eastman and Bernard...

Biden's Latest Approval Ratings Fall Below 40%

President is at 38% in new 'USA Today'/Suffolk University survey

(Newser) - The 2022 midterms are exactly one year away, and President Biden's ratings have just taken another dip. A new USA Today /Suffolk University poll of 1,000 registered voters taken Wednesday through Friday shows that approval for Biden now stands at 38%, a drop from the low 40s he...

Pete Davidson Takes Questions as Aaron Rodgers on SNL

Show also introduces a new Donald Trump

(Newser) - Pete Davidson, in character as Aaron Rodgers, filled in the public knowledge gap about the Packers quarterbacks' COVID-19 vaccination status on Saturday Night Live. Rodgers has been accused of misleading, at best, his team and fans about whether he's had the shots by saying only that he'd been...

What This Week's Results Mean for Trump
What This Week's Results
Mean for Trump
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What This Week's Results Mean for Trump

'Trump fever' has broken is one prediction, but that sentiment has been wrong before

(Newser) - As the dust settles on Tuesday's voting, much of the analysis is focusing on former President Trump, but perhaps not in a way that he would like. One common theme is that GOP candidates—especially Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin in Virginia —fared well by keeping Trump at arm's...

Russian Analyst Who Fed Steele Dossier Is Charged

Indictment accuses Igor Danchenko of lying to the FBI

(Newser) - A Russian analyst who contributed to a dossier of Democratic-funded research into ties between Russia and Donald Trump was indicted Thursday on charges of lying to the FBI about his sources of information. The case against Igor Danchenko is part of special counsel John Durham's ongoing investigation into the...

Trump Plans Rally as Va. GOP Candidate Distances Himself

Glenn Youngkin has not emphasized his ties to the former president

(Newser) - Donald Trump is going to rally for Glenn Youngkin and his gubernatorial campaign in Virginia—whether Youngkin wants him to or not. Terry McAuliffe, a former Democratic governor, has been running his race—and it’s a tight one —with a lot of emphasis on his opponent’s ties...

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