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Trump Sues CNN for $475M
Trump Sues CNN for $475M

Trump Sues CNN for $475M

Suit says network tried to smear him with 'scandalous, false, and defamatory labels'

(Newser) - Donald Trump has made good on his threat to sue CNN. In a suit filed in federal court in Monday, the former president's lawyers said the network had attempted to smear him "with a series of ever-more scandalous, false, and defamatory labels of 'racist,' 'Russian...

National Archivist: We Still Don't Have Trump Staff Emails

Letter to House panel says agency will confer with Justice Department

(Newser) - The National Archives and Records Administration has informed lawmakers that a number of electronic communications from Trump White House staffers remain missing, nearly two years after the administration was required to turn them over. The nation's record-keeping agency, in a letter Friday to the House Committee on Oversight and...

Carroll's Lawyer Complains Trump Is Stalling on Lawsuit

Depositions are scheduled next month in case springing from sexual assault accusation

(Newser) - The deposition of former President Donald Trump in a defamation lawsuit filed against him by E. Jean Carroll is scheduled for Oct. 19, a court filing entered Friday in US District Court in New York shows. Trump's attorneys are to depose Carroll on Oct. 14, CBS News reports. The...

Trump Says McConnell Has 'Death Wish,' Insults His Wife

Former president uses racial slur against Elaine Chao in social media post

(Newser) - The longtime Donald Trump-Mitch McConnell feud reached new levels on Friday after a social media post by the former president. Per CNN , a stopgap funding bill to prevent a government shutdown, with funds also allocated for aid to Ukraine and disaster relief, passed the Senate and House on Thursday and...

Ex-Trump Aide Takes Plea Deal
Lewandowski Takes Plea Deal

Lewandowski Takes Plea Deal

Ex-Trump aide admitted no wrongdoing after woman's accusation

(Newser) - A past adviser to former President Donald Trump has taken a plea deal to resolve allegations that he made unwanted sexual advances to a GOP donor at a Las Vegas event. Corey Lewandowski entered into a plea agreement earlier this month involving a charge of misdemeanor battery, according to online...

Trump Reacts to NYT Reporter's New Book: She's a 'Creep'

Maggie Haberman brings receipts in advance of Tuesday's 'Confidence Man'

(Newser) - New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman has a book due out Tuesday on former President Donald Trump, and some eyebrow-raising snippets have already been leaked . A few more are now filtering out in advance of Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America, including Trump's...

Judge: Trump Doesn't Have to Declare FBI Planted Evidence

Federal judge overrules special master

(Newser) - The federal judge who granted Donald Trump's request to have a special master review documents seized from Mar-a-Lago has overruled the special master. US District Court Judge Aileen Cannon issued an order Thursday rejecting the faster timeline the independent arbiter had proposed for the review, Politico reports. She also...

Even With $2.5B, Oprah Isn't Among 400 Richest in US

Kanye West doesn't make the cut, either, though Donald Trump does

(Newser) - Donald Trump has found his way back onto Forbes' list of the 400 richest Americans. The former president was excluded in 2021 for the first time in 25 years. But with an estimated net worth of $3.2 billion—up from $2.5 billion last year—he's back for...

Trump's Fav Presidential Perk: 'So Many Rich Friends'
Trump, Kim Jong Un
Might Still Be in Touch

Trump, Kim Jong Un Might Still Be in Touch

Book reveals Trump's casual racism, apparently ongoing relationship with North Korean leader

(Newser) - We already know Maggie Haberman's upcoming book on President Trump claims he vowed not to leave the White House and clogged toilets trying to flush away papers . Now new revelations are flooding out ahead of Tuesday's release of Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking ...

Liz Cheney: If GOP Picks Trump, I'll Leave Party

Republican says she'll campaign for some Democrats to defeat election deniers

(Newser) - She plans to campaign for some Democrats, but for now, Rep. Liz Cheney remains a Republican. That will change, CNN reports, if the party nominates former President Donald Trump to run for president in 2024. "I'm going to do everything I can to make sure he is not...

Meta Exec Nick Clegg Says Decision on Trump Is Up to Him

UK's former deputy PM says decision on Facebook reinstatement will be made in January

(Newser) - Before Britain's May 2015 election, Nick Clegg was leader of the Liberal Democrats party and the country's deputy prime minister. Now, he's in charge of deciding whether another former political leader will be allowed back on Facebook. Clegg, president of global affairs at Meta, parent company of...

Special Master Wants Trump Team to Explain Some Things

Lawyers have until end of September to back up implications of planted evidence

(Newser) - On multiple occasions, Donald Trump has suggested that FBI agents planted evidence during the August raid at his Mar-a-Lago residence. Now, the special master appointed in the case at the Trump team's request is asking for evidence supporting that accusation. Senior US District Judge Raymond J. Dearie, the independent...

Trump: Presidents Can Declassify Info Just by Thinking It

Former president tells Hannity all Mar-a-Lago papers were declassified

(Newser) - As the Justice Department moves ahead with a possible criminal case against Donald Trump over his handling of classified documents, the former president is doubling down on a basic line of defense. Trump told Sean Hannity of Fox News Wednesday that everything at Mar-a-Lago was, in fact, declassified because he...

'Overwhelming Victory' for Justice Dept. in Trump Probe

Court lifts hold on Mar-a-Lago records

(Newser) - In a stark repudiation of Donald Trump's legal arguments, a federal appeals court on Wednesday permitted the Justice Department to resume its use of classified records seized from the former president's Florida estate as part of its ongoing criminal investigation, the AP reports. The ruling from a three-judge...

Voters, Not Lawsuits, Will Determine Trump's Future
Trump Lawsuit Likely to
Follow Familiar Pattern

Trump Lawsuit Likely to Follow Familiar Pattern

New York AG is 'targeting Trump’s old occupation, not his new one'

(Newser) - New York's attorney general is suing Donald Trump , along with three of his children and the Trump Organization—but the former president's future is likely to be determined by voters, not lawsuits, Philip Bump writes at the Washington Post . He notes that the Letitia James suit, which alleges...

NY Attorney General Sues Trump, His Kids, His Company

Attorney General Letitia James' lawsuit is culmination of 3-year civil investigation

(Newser) - New York's attorney general sued former President Trump and his company on Wednesday, alleging business fraud involving some of their most prized assets, including properties in Manhattan, Chicago, and Washington, DC. Attorney General Letitia James' lawsuit , filed in state court in New York, is the culmination of the Democrat'...

E. Jean Carroll: Thanks to New Law, I'm Suing Trump Again

Writer, who already has defamation suit against ex-president, will now file sexual battery complaint

(Newser) - E. Jean Carroll says she'll take advantage of New York's new Adult Survivors Act to file a sexual battery lawsuit against former President Donald Trump, whom she claims raped her in a Manhattan department store dressing room in late 1995 or early 1996. The former Elle magazine columnist...

'Special Master' Wants to Get a Move On

Raymond Dearie takes issue with Trump team's reluctance on declassification issue

(Newser) - The independent arbiter tasked with inspecting documents seized in an FBI search of former President Trump's Florida home said Tuesday he intends to push briskly through the review process and appeared skeptical of the Trump team's reluctance to say whether it believed the records had been declassified, the...

Trump Was Forewarned About Holding Documents

His lawyers acknowledge DOJ probe could result in indictment

(Newser) - Former President Trump was warned at least nine months ago that he would need to return classified material taken from the White House, reports the New York Times . According to three sources familiar with the conversation, former White House lawyer Eric Herschmann told the former president that he could face...

Radio Host May Seek Top Job
Radio Host May Seek Top Job

Radio Host May Seek Top Job

Larry Elder, now off the air, says he doesn't feel like he'd be running against Trump

(Newser) - Larry Elder, longtime host of a syndicated radio talk show and one-time candidate for California governor, said he's thinking about running for the GOP nomination for president—no matter who else does. "I'm not running against anybody on the Republican side," Elder told the Des Moines ...

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