Trump News Today: Ginni Thomas urged White House to cancel 2020 election as Hillary Clinton faces prosecution
Eric Trump says Putin could say Donald Trump was ‘a very strong person’
Virginia Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and who goes by the name “Ginni,” has urged the Trump White House to keep pushing for the Republican to win the 2020 election, he said. emerged.
A cache of 29 messages sent by Ms. Thomas to Trump’s White House chief of staff Mark Meadows after the 2020 election was handed over to the January 6 inquiry in Congress. The texts show Ms Thomas, a longtime Tory activist, pressuring Mr Meadows to somehow help overturn the election, in reference to various bizarre conspiracy theories.
The news was met with outrage, adding scrutiny to the extremism of Ms Thomas’s politics and the implications her closeness to the Trump circle could have for her husband’s judicial impartiality.
Ms. Thomas’ husband, who has not recused himself from cases involving misrepresentation regarding the 2020 election or the events surrounding the Capitol Riot, was recently hospitalized with an unspecified “infection”.
Meanwhile, Donald Trump has sued Hillary Clinton and other Democrats, claiming they tried to rig the 2016 election by linking the former president’s campaign to Russia.
Sarah Palin brags about her ‘cojones’ and follows the congressional race
Sarah Palin appeared on Fox News last night to speak to Sean Hannity about his possible run for Alaska’s sole seat in the House of Representatives, which was vacated by the death of veteran Congressman Don Young.
“I’ve never been anywhere,” insisted the former governor and sometimes running mate. “However, there is a time and a season for everything, and if this season is one where I need a more official platform, then yes, I will throw my hat in the ring.”
That ‘if’ makes it hard to know how serious Ms Palin is about a potential campaign or how close she might be to a decision, but the clip below is the clearest glimpse of her thought.
Andrew NaughtyMarch 25, 2022 11:22 am
Liz Cheney hits back at Kevin McCarthy for endorsing her rival
Kevin McCarthy, who is under pressure from outside the GOP to sanction members who recently spoke at an openly racist white nationalist conference, has defended his decision to endorse a primary challenger to Liz Cheney, who committed the unforgivable sin to condemn Donald Trump’s lies about the 2020 election and join the January 6 committee.
When asked why he endorsed a challenge to Ms. Cheney without doing the same to some of her hardline caucus members — Marjorie Taylor Greene, for example, or Paul Gosar — Mr. McCarthy told CNN that the MP of Wyoming was a “special case”. In response, his spokesperson issued this statement:
Andrew NaughtyMarch 25, 2022 10:50 am
Jan. 6 committee to consider criminal contempt dismissal of Trump allies Scavino and Navarro
The commission, which is investigating the attack on the US Capitol by Mr Trump’s supporters to prevent the certification of Joe Biden’s electoral victory, announced that it would meet on Monday, March 28.
The Independents Graeme Massie has more details
Andrew NaughtyMarch 25, 2022 10:15 a.m.
Smell of QAnon in Ginni Thomas’ texts
Ginni Thomas’ texts to Mark Meadows in the aftermath of the 2020 election not only reveal a strong fixation on the lie that the vote was stolen; they also indicate that Ms. Thomas has been exposed to (at a minimum) some of the more bizarre US “deep state” conspiracy theories that have gained strength in recent years.
According to daily beast journalist Will Sommer, who has long focused on movements based on extreme beliefs, the texts are filled with QAnon tropes to a degree that should raise serious concerns.
The QAnon conspiracy theory, whose core tenets include that America’s elite is controlled by a cabal of satanic, cannibalistic pedophiles, has lost some of its relevance since Mr Trump lost the presidency and ‘Q’ took over. stopped publishing, but it is still showing an alarming level. number of devoted believers.
The movement’s obsessive fixation on child molestation and human trafficking has so gripped the Republican base that it has now penetrated the party’s elected establishment, as the White House pointed out during the presidential candidate’s interrogation. Supreme Court Ketanji Brown Jackson.
Andrew NaughtyMarch 25, 2022 9:30 a.m.
Former US ambassador to Ukraine says possibility of another Trump term ‘concerns our allies’
Marie Yovanovitch, a key witness in Mr Trump’s first impeachment trial, spoke to former Obama adviser David Axelrod on the Ax files Podcast.
Washington’s Gustaf Kilander brings you more details
Shweta SharmaMarch 25, 2022 8:45 a.m.
Ginni Thomas pushed the White House to prosecute Trump’s ‘big lie’ about voter fraud, texts reveal
Virginia Thomas, a conservative political activist and wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, urged the White House to continue to insist that Donald Trump win the 2020 election, even if state vote totals showed the otherwise, the text messages reveal.
Read The Independents report to find out what the controversial text swap revealed
Shweta SharmaMarch 25, 2022 08:00
Republicans want Ron DeSantis to be Trump’s running mate in 2024, poll finds
More than a quarter of Republicans who voted in a new poll said they want Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to join Donald Trump as vice president when former presidents run for office in 2024, a poll has found.
According to a new Morning Consult and Politico poll, 27% of those polled voted in favor of Mr. DeSantis’ nomination as Mr. Trump’s running mate.
Mike Pence came in second choice, with 15% of the vote.
Shweta SharmaMarch 25, 2022 06:50
Jeff Fortenberry: Republican congressman convicted of lying to FBI about illegal foreign donations
US Representative Jeff Fortenberry was found guilty of lying to federal investigators about an illegal contribution by a foreign national to his election campaign in 2016.
The Nebraska Republican was found guilty on Thursday of one count of falsifying and concealing material facts and two counts of misrepresentation.
Fortenberry had not disclosed the identity of the contributor – Nigerian billionaire Gilbert Chagoury – in his campaign materials.
The Independents Maroosha Muzaffar has details
Shweta SharmaMarch 25, 2022 05:38
Trump sues Hillary Clinton for trying to rig the 2016 election
“Acting in concert, the defendants maliciously conspired to weave a false narrative that their Republican opponent, Donald J Trump, colluded with a hostile foreign sovereignty,” Mr. Trump alleged in the lawsuit filed in US federal court. Florida.
Olivier O’ConnellMarch 25, 2022 04:45
Biden says he will be ‘lucky’ to face Trump in 2024
Rejecting the challenge posed by a potential rematch with Donald Trump in the 2024 presidential election, Joe Biden said he would be “very lucky” to run against the former president.
“I don’t blame anyone for asking this question. But in the next election, I would be very lucky if the same man ran against me,” Biden told reporters as he attended the NATO and G7 summit in Brussels, referring to Trump.
This comes as a recent poll by the the wall street journal revealed that a majority of registered voters said they did not believe Mr Biden would seek a second term. The poll found less than one in three respondents expected him to run again.
But Mr Biden said his focus was on the upcoming midterm elections.
“So we are far from the elections, very far. My goal in any election is to make sure we retain the United States House and Senate so that I have the opportunity to continue to do what I have been able to do, in terms of growing the economy and negotiating in a rational way with American foreign policy and being the leader of the free world,” Mr. Biden said.
The president will be 81 on Election Day in 2024 and has seen his approval rating drop to a new record amid speculation he will not run for a second term.
Shweta SharmaMarch 25, 2022 04:41