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Top US General Vowed to Fight Trump 'From the Inside'

Book excerpt reveals displeasure of Mark Milley, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff

(Newser) - The books about the presidency of Donald Trump continue to roll out, and an excerpt from an upcoming one details the tension between Trump and Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Milley got so fed up with Trump that he wrote a letter of resignation before...

Orban Tells CPAC: 'We Must Take Back' US, EU Institutions

Midterms and 2024 election are battles for civilization, Hungarian leader says

(Newser) - The prime minister of Hungary, an authoritarian ruler who has echoed Nazi rhetoric in trying to bring down liberal democracy, issued a call to like-minded Americans on Thursday to join his fight. In a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas, Viktor Orbán said, "We must...

Report: DOJ Prosecutors Now Asking About Trump

'Washington Post' sources say witnesses before grand jury fielding questions on Trump's moves

(Newser) - The Justice Department's ongoing criminal probe into efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election has a new apparent line of focus, at least according to four Washington Post sources: former President Trump. Some of those sources tell the Post that while questioning witnesses before a federal grand...

Bannon Warns of Payback
Bannon Warns Jan. 6 Panel

Bannon Warns Jan. 6 Panel

Convicted Trump ally says Republicans will investigate the Democratic investigators

(Newser) - After being found guilty of contempt of Congress on Friday, Steve Bannon went on Fox News to put Democratic lawmakers on notice of future retaliation. "We have to have a real Jan. 6 committee," Bannon told host Tucker Carlson, speaking of a Republican return to control of Congress....

Steve Bannon Guilty of Contempt of Congress
Steve Bannon Guilty
of Contempt of Congress

Steve Bannon Guilty of Contempt of Congress

He defied a subpoena from the Jan. 6 House committee

(Newser) - A federal jury convicted longtime Donald Trump ally Steve Bannon of contempt of Congress on Friday, reports the AP . The jury deliberated for just under three hours in finding Bannon guilty of defying a subpoena last fall from the Jan. 6 House panel. He was found guilty of two counts—...

Trump's White House Counsel: My Pleas Went Unheeded

Pat Cipollone says he pushed on Jan. 6 for the president to address rioters early

(Newser) - In making the case that then-President Trump ignored the pleas of top aides to intervene in the riot, the Jan. 6 panel played testimony from former White House counsel Pat Cipollone, notes the Hill .
  • “I think I was pretty clear there needed to be an immediate and forceful response,

Kinzinger: Trump Didn't 'Fail' to Act, He 'Chose' Not to Do So

Jan. 6 House panel begins prime-time hearing

(Newser) - In her introduction to Thursday's prime-time hearing of the Jan. 6 House panel, Democratic Rep. Elaine Luria of Virginia laid out the main theme: Former President Trump, she said, sat in the White House and watched the riot unfold on television while ignoring the pleas of aides and family...

Trump Attends Ivana's Funeral: 'This Will Not Be Easy!!!'

Former president took to Truth Social before joining his eldest kids in NYC

(Newser) - Former President Donald Trump paid respects to his first wife, Ivana Trump, joining their three children Wednesday at a funeral Mass for the 1980s style icon and businesswoman who helped him build an empire that launched him to the presidency. "A very sad day, but at the same time...

2 Trump Aides Who Resigned After Jan. 6 Expected at Next Hearing

Sources: Ex-NSC official Matthew Pottinger, ex-deputy press secretary Sarah Matthews to testify

(Newser) - An ex-National Security Council official and former White House comms official who served under former President Trump—both of whom resigned shortly after the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol—are said to be on the docket for Thursday's hearing on the matter. Sources tell CNN that Matthew...

Steve Bannon&#39;s Big Court Date Is Here
It's a Big Day
for Steve Bannon
the rundown

It's a Big Day for Steve Bannon

Jury selection is scheduled to begin in his rare contempt of Congress case

(Newser) - Steve Bannon's big day in court is still on track to begin Monday, though the possibility of a last-minute plea remains very much on the table. Coverage:
  • Contempt: Bannon faces rare contempt of Congress charges for failing to appear before the Jan. 6 House panel last fall despite being

Rapper Trump Spared Faces New Charges

Kodak Black, whose prison sentence was commuted, arrested on drug trafficking, possession counts

(Newser) - Kodak Black, a rapper whose prison sentence was commuted by former President Donald Trump, has been arrested in Florida on drug possession and trafficking charges. The Highway Patrol said the artist, whose legal name is Bill Kapri, was pulled over Friday in Fort Lauderdale on suspicion of having windows tinted...

Trump: My Mind Is Made Up About 2024

Former president says his 'big decision' is whether to announce before or after midterms

(Newser) - So will Donald Trump run for president in 2024? Two stories out Thursday suggest it's a very safe bet that he will. The one getting the most attention is in New York , in which Trump talks to Olivia Nuzzi about the contest.
  • Decided: Initially, Trump couches his words, saying,

New Details on Witness Allegedly Called by Trump

Reports say former president tried to contact White House support staffer

(Newser) - At the end of the last Jan. 6 hearing, panel Vice Chair Liz Cheney alleged that former President Trump tried to contact one of the committee's witnesses. While Cheney didn't reveal the person's identity—saying only that it was someone who hadn't appeared publicly—multiple reports...

Jan. 6 Panel Secures Interview With Cipollone

Private interview will happen this week

(Newser) - The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack will resume its hearings next Tuesday , and while the public won't hear from the White House counsel to former President Trump, the New York Times reports the panel will hear from him in private on Friday. Pat Cipollone has reportedly agreed...

Trailer for Trump Documentary Emerges
for Trump

Trailer for Trump Documentary Emerges

Politico obtains the clip for Alex Holder's 'Unprecedented'

(Newser) - The trailer for a documentary about former President Trump that caught the attention of the Jan. 6 House panel has been obtained by Politico . The approximately two-minute teaser for Alex Holder's documentary contains no bombshells. Instead, it demonstrates what Politico describes as the "filmmaker's unique access to...

Cheney: 'Trump Can Never Be Near the Oval Office Again'

Jan. 6 committee chair says that several criminal referrals may be coming

(Newser) - Various criminal referrals could be coming out of the House select committee investigating Jan. 6, chair Liz Cheney told ABC News, per CNN , and the scope of that does not exclude former President Trump. Cheney said that "the Justice Department doesn't have to wait for the committee to...

Reports: Secret Service Agents Deny Bombshell Claim

But will they testify under oath?

(Newser) - Prevented from going to the Capitol with his supporters on Jan. 6, President Trump grabbed the steering wheel of his limousine and lunged at the head of his security detail, a top aide to Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows testified Tuesday , relaying that what she said was told to...

Trump Quickly Disses Panel's New Star Witness

Former president calls Cassidy Hutchinson 'bad news'

(Newser) - Former President Trump fired back at Tuesday's main witness in the Jan. 6 hearings even before Cassidy Hutchinson had finished her testimony. In a post on his Truth Social platform, Trump criticized the former aide to chief of staff Mark Meadows, reports CNBC .
  • "I hardly know who this

Trump Reportedly Lunged for Steering Wheel on Jan. 6

Cassidy Hutchinson says then-president was angry he was prevented from going to Capitol

(Newser) - Former President Trump didn't go to the Capitol on Jan. 6 with his supporters, and Cassidy Hutchinson testified she was told Trump was so angry about being prevented from doing so that he lunged for the steering wheel of his limousine, reports the New York Times . Hutchinson, a top...

Jan. 6 Hearing: 'I Don't ... Care That They Have Weapons'

Witness says Trump objected to metal detectors for his supporters on Jan. 6

(Newser) - Witness Cassidy Hutchinson told the Jan. 6 panel Tuesday that former President Trump and chief of staff Mark Meadows—her boss—were informed that protesters gathering in DC on Jan. 6, 2021, were armed. However, both appeared to be unconcerned about it, she said. In fact, she said Trump was...

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