Trump news – live: Donald Trump accused of rape and defamation in new E Jean Carroll lawsuit

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Donald Trump is facing a second lawsuit from author E Jean Carroll, who accuses him of raping her in a New York department store in the 1990s.

Availing herself of a new state law that comes into effect today, Ms Carroll is suing Mr Trump for rape and sexual assault as well as defamation over recent comments he made calling her a “con job” and accusing her of lying about her allegations.

Meanwhile, the Justice Department is reportedly seeking to question Mike Pence as part of its ongoing investigation into January 6 and Donald Trump’s months-long effort to overturn the 2020 election.

Mr Pence was presiding over in the ceritfication of the election results at the time the Capitol was attacked by a horde of Trump supporters and right-wing extremists. His life was directly threatened by rioters during the attack, and his security team was forced to rush him away to a secure position just a few feet from where attackers had breached the building.

Key points

  • E Jean Carroll files new Trump rape lawsuit
  • Justice Department seeks to question Pence
  • AG Garland names war crimes prosecutor Jack Smith as Trump probes special counsel
  • Pence: Trump’s actions endangered my family
  • Appeals court looks poised to toss out special master order

E Jean Carroll files new rape lawsuit against Trump

12:53 , Andrew Naughtie

Author E Jean Carroll has filed a new lawsuit accusing Donald Trump of raping her in the late 1990s, availing herself of a new state law that allows sexual abuse survivors the chance to file a claim after the statute of limitations has expired.

Ms Carroll is already suing Mr Trump for defamation over his previous claims that she is lying about her allegation, but her new case points to subsequent accusations he levelled more recently in social media posts calling her a “con job”.

The former president has long denied all the allegations against him, and has fought for years to stop Ms Carroll’s case being heard in court.

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E Jean Carroll files new rape lawsuit against Trump under NY’s Adult Survivors Act

Woman convicted of storming Pelosi’s office in Jan. 6 attack

12:20 , John Bowden

A Pennsylvania woman linked to the far-right “Groyper” extremist movement has been convicted of several federal charges related to her actions on January 6.

Riley June Williams joined a mob’s attack on the Capitol after attending the “Stop the Steal” rally, where then-President Donald Trump addressed thousands of supporters earlier that day. Entering Pelosi’s office, she found a laptop on a table and told another rioter, “Dude, put on gloves,” before someone with a black gloved hand removed the computer, according to prosecutors.

Williams later bragged online that she stole Pelosi’s gavel, laptop and hard drives and that she “gave the electronic devices, or attempted to give them, to unspecified Russian individuals,” prosecutors said in a June 2022 court filing. To date, they haven’t been recovered.

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Woman convicted of storming Pelosi’s office in Jan. 6 attack

Manhattan prosecutors re-examining Trump hush-money payments to Stormy Daniels, report says

11:50 , Andrew Naughtie

Prosecutors working under Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg Jr are reportedly re-examining whether criminal charges can be brought against former president Donald Trump as a result of $130,000 payment his company made to cover up his affair with adult film actress Stormy Daniels.

According to the New York Times, Mr Bragg’s office has recently sought to jump-start a long-dead investigation into the payments, which federal prosecutors used as evidence to prosecute Mr Trump’s ex-attorney, Michael Cohen, for campaign finance law violations.

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Manhattan prosecutors re-examining Trump’s Stormy Daniels hush-money payments: report

Aspiring country singer charged for threats to kill fact-checkers and FBI agent over Trump ‘slander’

11:20 , John Bowden

A North Carolina MAGA supporter and an aspiring country singer has been charged for allegedly threatening to kill an FBI agent as well as fact-checkers for slandering Donald Trump.

He faces more than a decade in prison if convicted.

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MAGA fan charged for threats to kill fact-checkers and FBI agent over Trump ‘slander’

John Oliver blasts Elon Musk for ‘decimating his staff and degrading Twitter’

10:20 , John Bowden

On Sunday’s episode of Last Week Tonight (20 November), host John Oliver said Twitter has been a “total mess” since new CEO Elon Musk took the reins, arguing that “many of the worst people on Twitter” seem to think his takeover is a sign that they can unleash vitriol.

“One analysis [found] the use of a racial slur spiking nearly 500 percent in the 12 hours after his deal was finalised, which is pretty shocking,” the host said, “even for a website where a regular trending topic is sometimes just ‘The Jews’.

“You’ll log in and see 30,000 people tweeting about ‘The Jews’ on a Tuesday afternoon, and you do not want to click to find out why.”

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John Oliver blasts Elon Musk for ‘decimating his staff and degrading Twitter’

NewsWorldAmericasUS politics Ivanka Trump tried to escape judge’s order to monitor Trump family finances, report says

09:20 , John Bowden

Former White House aide Ivanka Trump attemped to wriggle her way out of a court order appointing a special monitor to oversee the major transactions of the Trump Organization and individuals with connections to the company, according to The Daily Beast.

The news outlet reported on Monday that the ex-president’s eldest daughter sought through letters from her attorneys to the court to have her name removed from the order, a step that her two brothers Eric and Donald Jr did not take as the New York attorney general’s lawsuit against the company progresses.

John Bowden has more on Ivanka Trump’s latest effort to distance herself from her own family after a disastrous end to four years in the White House:

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Ivanka Trump tried to escape judge’s order to monitor family finances, report says

Prosecution rests in Trump Organization tax fraud case after just two witnesses

08:20 , John Bowden

The New York City prosecutors hoping to convict former president Donald Trump’s eponymous real estate and licensing company of violating state tax laws by paying for apartments, cars and other benefits to top executives without reporting the cost as compensation finished presenting their case against the Trump Organization on Monday.

Prosecutors rested their case earlier than expected after presenting testimony from two of the company’s top executives over the last eight days in court.

Among those who testified was Allen Weisselberg, the company’s former CFO.

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Prosecution rests in Trump Organization tax fraud case after just two witnesses

Conservatives complain about Trump special counsel wife’s links to Michelle Obama

07:20 , John Bowden

Conservatives are furious after it was revealed that the wife of the prosecutor appointed by Attorney General Merrick Garland to determine whether Donald Trump will face any criminal charges is apparently a Democratic donor who was involved in a documentary about Michelle Obama.

Jack Smith, a career prosecutor at the Justice Department, was tapped by Mr Garland to make the decision regarding Mr Trump’s legal fate earlier this month. It notably followed the announcement by Mr Trump that he would seek the White House a third time.

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Conservatives complain about Trump special counsel wife’s links to Michelle Obama

Trump rages at Bill Barr for saying it was increasingly likely ex-president would face criminal charges

06:20 , John Bowden

Calling him “sloppy,” “weak” and a “disgruntled former employee”, Donald Trump laid into his former attorney general this week after Bill Barr suggested that he thought it was now likely that federal prosecutors would indict him over his retention of documents at Mar-a-Lago.

Mr Trump also claimed that the Mar-a-Lago documents case was a hoax. “He knows nothing about the document hoax, and as a lawyer and former AG, shouldn’t be talking.”

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Trump rages at Bill Barr for saying ex-president would face criminal charges

Judge warns Trump he needs to lawyer up days before E Jean Carroll expected to file rape case

05:20 , John Bowden

A federal judge warned Donald Trump to decide on his lawyers, and fast, ahead of a coming suit from writer E Jean Carroll accusing Mr Trump of raping her in a Manhattan department store in the 1990s.

The warning came on Tuesday, during a conference in a defamation suit Ms Carroll filed after Mr Trump called the writer’s allegations, first aired in an excerpt of her memoir published in New York magazine, false and an attempt to drum up publicity.

“Your client has known this is coming for months, and he would be well-advised to decide who’s representing him in it,” US district judge Lewis Kaplan told Alina Habba, the former president’s attorney in the defamation case, on Tuesday.

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Judge warns Trump he needs to lawyer up before expected E Jean Carroll rape case

Why do Democrats care about Donald Trump’s tax returns?

04:20 , John Bowden

The Supreme Court has dealt a final blow to Donald Trump in his years-long battle to shield his tax returns from Congress.

It was a victory for Democrats on an issue that seems almost antique now — the issue of Mr Trump’s finances took a back seat for many in the media and Democrats especially after January 6 and Mr Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election.

With the House Ways and Means Committee now set to receive copies of Mr Trump’s tax returns from numerous years, it’s worth looking back to refresh our memories of exactly why those documents are so important.

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Why do Democrats care about Donald Trump’s tax returns?

Tucker Carlson guest says shootings will continue until ‘evil agenda’ of gender affirming care ends

03:20 , John Bowden

Twitter users who came out in support of gay and transgender Americans reacted with shock and disgust after a guest on Tucker Carlon’s immensely popular Fox show claimed that more attacks like the Colorado Springs shooting would occur unless doctors ceased performing voluntary gender-affirming care for any American.

It was a moment viewed as a direct threat of violence by those who circulated the video on Twitter and came as some conservatives loudly protested being linked to the same rhetoric that is now blamed for inspiring the attack.

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Fox guest says shootings will continue until ‘evil agenda’ of transgender care ends

Trump’s long-teased White House bid is low key in 1st week

02:27 , John Bowden

From the moment he left the White House in defeat last year, Donald Trump had teased the prospect of a third presidential campaign. But in the week since he officially declared his candidacy, the former president has been uncharacteristically low key.

There has been no massive stadium kickoff rally, notable for someone who has turned such events into a signature of his public life. His newly reinstated Twitter account, which helped fuel his political rise nearly a decade ago, sits silent with its more than 87 million followers.

With parts of the GOP in open rebellion, is Donald Trump truly still the leader of the party?

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Trump’s long-teased White House bid is low key in 1st week

Montana man gets 3 years in prison for role in Capitol riot

01:20 , John Bowden

A Montana man who was among the first people to illegally enter the U.S. Capitol while Congress was certifying President Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 election has been sentenced to just over three years in federal prison.

Joshua Hughes, 39, and his brother, Jerod Hughes, 37, pleaded guilty in August to obstruction of an official proceeding.

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Montana man gets 3 years in prison for role in Capitol riot

One setback after another for Donald Trump – but does it really matter?

00:24 , John Bowden

The bad news keeps coming for Donald Trump. In the wake of some of his high-profile endorsements getting the thumbs-down from the electorate came his low-energy 2024 launch speech. Videos showed some of his own guests trying to escape as he meandered endlessly on, whining and squinnying for all he was worth. Even Fox News cut away for a while, perhaps to give their viewers a much-needed break.

Absent from the speech were any high-profile supporters – including his own daughter and former aide, Ivanka. But that’s no reason to count the former president out just yet, writes Phil Thomas in The Independent:

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One setback after another for Donald Trump – but does it really matter?

Like a Thanksgiving Turkey, Joe Biden was ‘pardoned’ by the midterms

Wednesday 23 November 2022 23:15 , John Bowden

If there was a particularly light-footed jocularity about Joe Biden this week as he pardoned turkeys Chocolate and Chip, which had been brought from North Carolina, it was understandable: the now 80-year-old Biden was setting off for a family gathering in Nantucket after having just witnessed Democrats enjoy a midterm election results not bettered in 20 years.

In seeing off a potential “red wave” and managing to hang onto the Senate, despite his low approval rating, a turbulent economy and historical precedence that says parties that occupy the White House tend to take a pounding in this cycle, the midterms may have also acted as the Democrats’ own pardoning of sorts of the president.

Andrew Buncombe has more on the president’s reprieve in The Independent:

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Like a Thanksgiving Turkey, Joe Biden was ‘pardoned’ by the midterms

Herschel Walker makes awkward ‘erection’ gaffe amid abortion scandal

Wednesday 23 November 2022 22:10 , John Bowden

Former football star turned Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker on Tuesday appeared to confuse the democratic process with an extremely sensitive anatomical one when he mistakenly referred to an aroused male sexual organ during an interview on Fox News.

Flanked by Texas Senator Ted Cruz and South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, Mr Walker was in the midst of responding to a question from Fox News host Sean Hannity when he committed the Freudian slip.

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Herschel Walker makes awkward ‘erection’ gaffe amid abortion scandal

Arizona GOP governor congratulates Katie Hobbs while Kari Lake vows she won’t concede

Wednesday 23 November 2022 21:30 , John Bowden

Doug Ducey, the governor of Arizona, congratulated Democratic governor-elect Katie Hobbs on her victory in the race on Wednesday even as her GOP opponent Kari Lake has not conceded.

The race was called a week ago, but Ms Lake and her supporters have alleged that long lines and printer issues at precincts were evidence of wrongdoing in the election process. Her supporters have also long suspected that fraud will take place given their adherence to Donald Trump’s 2020 conspiracies as well as the fact that Ms Hobbs oversees the agency which runs state elections as secretary of state.

Despite their complaints, the Lake campaign has yet to come forward with credible evidence of widespread fraud or issues with voting at precincts that could have had a measurable effect on the election results.

Georgia’s six-week abortion ban is reinstated one week after judge struck down law

Wednesday 23 November 2022 21:02 , John Bowden

A one-page order from Georgia’s Supreme Court has reinstated the state’s ban on abortion at roughly six weeks of pregnancy, overturning a lower-court ruling that struck down the ban just one week ago.

The ruling on 23 November puts the lower-court ruling on hold while the state’s high court considers the full appeal. Seven of the nine justices on the court agreed to the decision. And it could have drastic effects on the state’s runoff Senate election, which is just weeks away.

Follow more on this topic at The Independent:

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Georgia’s six-week abortion ban is reinstated one week after judge struck down law

Trump blames low SCOTUS approval ratings on refusal to help him steal election

Wednesday 23 November 2022 20:20 , John Bowden

Donald Trump lashed out at the Supreme Court on Wednesday, seemingly blaming the Court’s low approval ratings on its refusal in 2020 to aid his efforts to overturn the 2020 election over baseless and false allegations of fraud and malign interference.

His anger came in the form of a Truth Social rant posted in the early afternoon.

“The Supreme Court of the United States has the lowest Approval Rating in its long and storied history. No wonder – There are leaks and they can’t find the leaker (which is easy to do!), they are petrified of the Radical Left Maniacs (Democrats) who are destroying our Country, are unwilling to make bold, courageous, and proper decisions on Rigged and Stolen Elections, and are always wanting to be Politically Correct instead of doing what is BEST for the USA. We need Strength & Wisdom, NOW!” he claimed.

The “leaks” he refer to include a draft decision of the Court’s reversal of Roe vs Wade earlier this year, as well as new allegations that a conservative justice on the Court leaked the institution’s 2014 Hobby Lobby decision.

Wednesday 23 November 2022 19:50 , John Bowden

The Justice Department is reportedly seeking to question former vice president Mike Pence as a witness as part of its criminal investigation into former president Donald Trump’s attempts to stay in office after the 2020 election, The New York Times reported.

The former vice president, whose life was threatened during the insurrection at the Capitol on 6 January after he refused to overturn the election results, is reportedly open to speaking. Mr Pence reportedly sees the investigation by the Justice Department as separate from the one held by the House select committee investigating the January 6 riot.

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Justice Department seeks to question Pence about January 6

Trump rages at Bill Barr for saying it was increasingly likely ex-president would face criminal charges

Wednesday 23 November 2022 19:22 , John Bowden

Donald Trump is furious once again with his former attorney general, Bill Barr, over the latter’s recent speculation that Mr Trump will face criminal indictment.

Mr Barr said during an interview with PBS that it was “increasingly more likely” in recent days that the DoJ would move to charge Mr Trump with a crime, and added that he believed the agency likely already had enough evidence to do so.

The former president is accused of illegally retaining presidential records, including highly classified documents, at Mar-a-Lago in defiance of the National Archives and, by extension, federal law.

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Trump rages at Bill Barr for saying ex-president would face criminal charges

When is the Georgia Senate runoff between Walker and Warnock – and what are the stakes?

Wednesday 23 November 2022 18:34 , John Bowden

Democrats clinched their Senate majority earlier this month when they won seats in Nevada and Arizona. Still, there is one last contest in the battle for the Senate: The runoff race in Georgia between Democratic incumbent Senator Raphael Warnock and Trump-backed Republican Herschel Walker.

The race will determine whether the Senate will remain evenly split with Democrats and Republicans each holding 50 Senate seats, where Vice President Kamala Harris breaks ties, or whether Democrats will have a one-seat majority in the Senate.

Here’s our breakdown of the final and most important Senate race in the country:

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When is the Georgia Senate runoff and what are the stakes?

This week offered a glimpse into Kevin McCarthy’s future

Wednesday 23 November 2022 18:00 , John Bowden

We may be getting close to Thanksgiving, but House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy might as well be wearing Ebenezer Scrooge’s pajamas as this past week has shown him a glimpse of the Congress yet to come, write Eric Garcia in The Independent today.

Mr McCarthy has often spent his career being the equivalent of the assistant coach–somebody everybody likes to work with but so far has not had the burden of responsibility. In the California legislature, he often served as an intermediary who helped negotiate deals between the Democratic majority and recalcitrant Republicans.

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This week offered a glimpse into Kevin McCarthy’s future

2024 primary: Newsmax shares poll putting Trump way ahead

Wednesday 23 November 2022 17:30 , Andrew Naughtie

Far-right pro-Trump network Newsmax is leaning hard into the story that the former president is running again, showing viewers the results of a new poll from Emerson that puts Donald Trump dramatically ahead of Ron DeSantis…and puts Liz Cheney marginally ahead of Ted Cruz:

Mar-a-Lago documents: Appeals court sceptical of Trump’s special master

Wednesday 23 November 2022 17:00 , Andrew Naughtie

A three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals appears poised to toss out a district judge’s order blocking the Department of Justice from using documents seized during the 8 August search of former president Donald Trump’s Palm Beach, Florida home and office.

The panel, composed of Chief Judge William Pryor, Circuit Judge Andrew Brasher, and Circuit Judge Elizabeth Cagle Grant, heard arguments from the government and from Mr Trump’s attorneys on whether it should allow a privilege review ordered by District Judge Aileen Cannon to continue or reverse the ruling, which prevented the department from using any of the thousands of non-classified documents seized during the search to further any criminal investigation while a third-party special master, New York-based District Judge Raymond Dearie, determines whether any are shielded by attorney-client or executive privilege.

Andrew Feinberg reports:

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‘What are we doing here?’ Judges look inclined to toss Trump special master order

Trump furious at Bill Barr (again)

Wednesday 23 November 2022 16:30 , Andrew Naughtie

Former president Donald Trump lashed out at his former attorney general Bill Barr, calling him “sloppy” and “weak,” for saying that it was increasingly likely he would face criminal charges.

Mr Trump posted on his Truth Social account: “Sloppy Bill Barr was a weak and ineffective Attorney General who was fired (he didn’t quit!), and now he’s nothing more than a disgruntled former ‘employee’.”

He raged on: “Barr was a ‘Bushie’ who was petrified of being impeached, which the Dems were going to do until he changed course on the rigged election.”

Mr Trump also claimed that the Mar-a-Lago documents case was a hoax. “He knows nothing about the document hoax, and as a lawyer and former AG, shouldn’t be talking.”

Maroosha Muzaffar reports.

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Trump rages at Bill Barr for saying ex-president would face criminal charges

Trump returns to retruthing QAnon users

Wednesday 23 November 2022 16:00 , Andrew Naughtie

On his low days, Donald Trump often skims around Truth Social for flattering memes shared by adoring followers for him to “retruth” with pride. He rarely pays regard to what these users are saying, or what they do with the rest of their profiles. A case in point: his most recent share of a meme praising him for fighting “a cabal”, a QAnon dogwhistle term:

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(Truth Social)

The user in question has shared a steady stream of Q-flavoured content, including screenshots of the infamous “Q Drops” that sat at the centre of the violent, racist conspiracy creed until they dried up at the end of 2020.

Catch up: Why congressional Democrats want Trump’s tax returns

Wednesday 23 November 2022 15:30 , Andrew Naughtie

On Tuesday the Supreme Court dealt a final blow to Donald Trump in his years-long battle to shield his tax returns from Congress.

It was a victory for Democrats on an issue that seems almost antique now — the issue of Mr Trump’s finances took a back seat for many in the media and Democrats especially after January 6 and Mr Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election.

With the House Ways and Means Committee now set to receive copies of Mr Trump’s tax returns from numerous years, it’s worth looking back to refresh our memories of exactly why those documents are so important. Here’s an explainer from John Bowden:

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Why do Democrats care about Donald Trump’s tax returns?

Bannon weighs in on Bolsonaro’s election theft claims

Wednesday 23 November 2022 15:00 , Andrew Naughtie

Having initially kept quiet after losing last month’s presidential election, Brazil’s defeated president Jair Bolsonaro – a populist authoritarian who has taken counsel from various people in the Trump orbit – is now contesting the result, claiming that voting machines were somehow compromised.

Among those now getting behind the losing president’s claims about the election is convicted felon and former White House adviser Steve Bannon, who has previously appeared with Mr Bolsonaro’s son Eduardo at far-right events.

Here’s a video the younger Bolsonaro is now sharing in which Bannon draws a parallel between Mr Bolsonaro’s race and the ongoing false claims of election fraud being pushed by Kari Lake in Arizona:

Trump Organization case: accountant testifies to massive losses

Wednesday 23 November 2022 14:30 , Andrew Naughtie

The ongoing tax fraud trial of the Trump Organization yesterday saw an accountant who spent years preparing Donald Trump’s tax documents testify that the former president reported losses on his returns for more than a decade.

Donald Bender, a partner at Mr Trump’s longtime accounting firm Mazars USA LLP, was given immunity to testify at the criminal trial in New York city.

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On stand, accountant confirms Trump claimed huge tax losses

Kanye West ‘visits Mar-a-Lago’

Wednesday 23 November 2022 14:00 , Andrew Naughtie

Kanye West, aka Ye, was recently readmitted to Twitter by Elon Musk after all but removing himself from public acceptance with a threat to go “death con 3” on Jewish people. And he is now using his account to boast of his long-running affinity with Donald Trump:

Mr West’s erratic behaviour in recent years makes it hard to know what if anything in this tweet is truth, parody, or invention.

Former anti-abortion activist claims Supreme Court justice leaked landmark 2014 decision to influential donors

Wednesday 23 November 2022 13:30 , Andrew Naughtie

The Supreme Court’s conservatives are under fire yet again — this time with a second accusation involving one of their members supposedly leaking a decision before it was announced publicly.

Evangelical minister Rob Schenck, once a prominent anti-abortion leader in Washington DC, claims in a letter to Chief Justice John Roberts that he was informed of the high court’s ruling in Burwell v Hobby Lobby, which marked a significant victory for Christian conservative groups.

But Justice Samuel Alito, the member of the Court accused of leaking the decision, is already denying it, claiming that he never detected any effort by Mr Schenck to either influence decisions or “extract” them from the court.

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Former anti-abortion activist claims Supreme Court leaked another landmark case

Trump rants about Supreme Court loss

Wednesday 23 November 2022 13:00 , Andrew Naughtie

Donald Trump reliably flies off the handle on Truth Social whenever he suffers a legal setback, and so it went after the Supreme Court yesterday sided with Congress in his effort to keep his tax returns secret. Not only did he go after the court on that, but he also threw in a callback to the court’s rejection of a case challenging the results of the 2020 election, where it was decided that the group of states bringing the case had no standing to do so.

Mike Pence backed away from anti-LGBT figures before five killed in Colorado shooting

Wednesday 23 November 2022 12:31 , John Bowden

Former vice president Mike Pence appeared to take a step back from his party’s hard-right wing stand in an interview that was taped just days before the deadly attack at a gay nightclub that has been blamed on a rising tide of anti-LGBT hate.

His pivot occurred during an interview with CBS’s Margaret Brennan; it’s since been reported that Mr Pence is actively staffing up in anticipation of a 2024 bid for the White House.

The former vice president and longtime conservative seemed to back away from the rhetoric that has been embraced by many far-right commentators such as Matt Walsh, Chris Rufo, and Tucker Carlson seeking to link LGBT Americans to pedophilia in prescient remarks that took place just days before the Colorado Springs shooting.

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Mike Pence backed away from anti-LGBT figures before five killed in Colorado shooting

Jury begins deliberating in Oath Keepers sedition trial

Wednesday 23 November 2022 12:00 , Andrew Naughtie

A jury has begun deliberating in the trial of Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes and four associates, who are charged with seditious conspiracy — the most serious charge to emerge from January 6 and the attack on the Capitol thus far.

If convicted, the members of the right-wing militia will face up to 20 years in prison.

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Jury begins deliberating in Oath Keepers sedition trial

Supreme Court sides with Congress in Trump taxes case

Wednesday 23 November 2022 11:30 , Andrew Naughtie

Donald Trump has finally lost his battle to block Democratic-led House committees from obtaining his tax returns, setting up a dead sprint by investigators with Democratic lawmakers to review them before the next Congress is sworn in.

The president had sought for years to shield his tax returns from being released to the House Ways and Means Committee, but on Tuesday saw a final defeat ironically at the hands of the conservative majority that he himself installed on the nation’s highest court.

The victory for House members on Tuesday means that Democratic lawmakers will have the rest of November and December to issue reports based on the findings from the tax returns before control of the committee is turned over to Republicans in January. Democrats will still be able to release reports beyond that date, but will lack the power of the committee to pursue further documents or other evidence.

John Bowden reports.

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Supreme Court denies Trump’s bid to shield tax returns from Congress

Appeals panel appears inclined to toss out Trump special master order

Wednesday 23 November 2022 10:30 , John Bowden

Donald Trump could be on the verge of a major defeat in his lawsuit against the Justice Department, filed in response to the search warrant executed at Mar-a-Lago.

A three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals appears poised to toss out a district judge’s order blocking the Department of Justice from using documents seized during the 8 August search of former president Donald Trump’s Palm Beach, Florida home and office.

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‘What are we doing here?’ Judges look inclined to toss Trump special master order

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Trinny Woodall put on a daring display on Tuesday evening as she attended the Ralph Lauren and The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity Holiday event. The What Not To Wear star, 58, looked ... Read more »

Stormzy takes to the stage to perform tracks from his latest album This Is What I Mean at a Prime Video event amid - after taking a two-year break from the public eye

Stormzy took to the stage to perform tracks from his latest album This Is What I Mean at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London on Tuesday. The rapper, 29, specially recorded ... Read more »

Voices: GOP Senators are starting to grapple with Trump, Kanye and Nick Fuentes

Mitt Romney The Senate has a litany of tasks to complete before Congress ends: its members must strike a deal on the debt ceiling, lest House Republicans use it to ... Read more »

What fans did to FIFA president Gianni Infantino during England's World Cup win over Wales

FIFA President Gianni Infantino was in attendance to watch England win 3-0 against Wales. FIFA president Gianni Infantino was in attendance to watch England’s final Group B fixture against Wales. ... Read more »

ROB DRAPER'S TACTICAL BREAKDOWN: England looked solid and structured playing a genuine 4-3-3 and Phil Foden showed enough to suggest he should start against Senegal

England beat Wales 3-0 to seal top spot in Group B at the World Cup on TuesdayMarcus Rashford and Phil Foden found the scoresheet after starting for EnglandGareth Southgate opted to rotate his team in the final group stage clash in QatarEngland's formation is developing into an exciting and progressive 4-3-3 systemSportsmail has analysed the tactics behind England's 3-0 victory against Wales  Read more »

'One of the best decisions I’ve made': Lottie Tomlinson showcases her 'natural face' in stunning snaps after having ALL of her facial filler dissolved

Lottie Tomlinson showed off her ‘natural face’ after having all of her filler dissolved on Instagram on Sunday. The model, 24, revealed she has ditched the cosmetic surgery and ’embracing the ... Read more »

Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes guilty of seditious conspiracy

A federal jury has found Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes guilty of seditious conspiracy in a high-stakes trial stemming from the U.S. Capitol attack. Rhodes and his co-defendants are accused ... Read more »

Why the most perilous moment of the Covid pandemic is NOW, explains top doctor, as the virus spirals out of control in China

Dr Nick Coatsworth has warned Covid is spiralling out of control across China Ex deputy chief medical officer says it could be most perilous moment globallyThousands of Chinese have taken to the streets against nation's Covid policiesChina is pursuing a draconian zero-Covid policy with harsh lockdowns and rules  Read more »

Video: Kim Kardashian faces furious criticism over resurfaced images of nine-year-old daughter North wearing a bizarre leather face mask - amid outrage over the star's refusal to cut ties with Balenciaga despite BDSM scandal 

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Video: Zoe Saldana looks glamorous in white as she visits Univision Studios in Florida to promote Avatar: The Way of Water

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Video: Mortgage borrowing plummeted £2bn in October as Britons put off home moves due to high rates - but official data shows spike in fixed rate savings 

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Video: Sunrise star is branded a Grinch as she reveals why she hates Christmas - and her reason is very relatable 

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Video: Sleeping beauty! Khloe Kardashian shows off her slim figure in a silk nightgown to promote sister Kourtney's Lemme Sleep gummies

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Zoe Saldana looks glamorous in white as she visits Univision Studios in Florida to promote Avatar: The Way of Water

Zoe Saldana looked glamorous in white as she visited the Univision studios in Doral, Florida on Tuesday. The 44-year-old Avatar: The Way of Water actress was styled in a midi ... Read more »

Senate PASSES vote to make same-sex marriage federal law - with 11 Republicans joining all Democrats to send bill back to the House

The Senate-modified bill will now head back to the House, where it's expected to pass quickly and head to President Joe Biden's desk for his signatureBiden hailed the bill's bipartisanship and invited all 11 GOP senators who voted for it to the White House for the likely future signing ceremony Three Republican-led amendments to the bill all failed before the final vote The House of Representatives passed the Respect For Marriage Act in JulySchumer pointed out to reporters before the vote Tuesday that he was wearing the same tie he wore to his daughter's wedding to another woman Read more »

Lizzo flaunts her curves in a busty aqua patterned bikini in sizzling pool snaps... after the release of her documentary

Lizzo showed off her curves in an aqua swirl bikini as she posed for some sizzling poolside snaps on Tuesday. The songstress, 34, showed off her ample cleavage in a tiny ... Read more »

Video: Albanians celebrating Independence Day grind central London to a HALT: Police battle to move on revellers and convoy including £120,000 Mercedes and £160,0000 Lamborghini blasting their horns and blocking traffic 

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Video: 'Madonna wants eye candy!' Kelly Ripa reveals she started posting 'only shirtless photos' of hunky husband Mark Consuelos after pop icon followed her on Instagram

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Chris Pratt steps into Mario's iconic overalls as he tries to save Princess Peach in the newest Super Mario Bros. Movie trailer... while fans continue to poke fun at him as the 'weakest link'

Fans eagerly awaiting the upcoming Super Mario Bros. Movie got a closer look on Tuesday when the film’s second full-length trailer was released. The clip gave a fuller view of ... Read more »

EXCLUSIVE: Picture emerges of Biden's non-binary nuclear waste guru grinning at LGBTQ engineering conference after he stole woman's $2,325 luggage at Minneapolis airport

Biden's non-binary nuclear waste guru has been photographed at an LGBTQ  engineering conference - the weekend they stole a suitcaseSam Brinton, a senior DOE official,  stole the suitcase from the baggage carousel at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on September 16Brinton then took the bag to a St. Paul hotel and was pictured at the Out 4 Undergrad engineering conference held thereAfter they were contacted by police, Brinton initially denied taking the suitcase but later admitted to the theft, citing tiredness for the confusion  If found guilty they could now face five years in jail, a $10,000 fine, or both Do you know the person who had their bag stolen by Sam Brinton? If so, contact Paul.Farrell@mailonline.com  Read more »

Iran supporters continue protests at World Cup but security takes step back

Photograph: José Sena Goulão/EPA The propaganda war playing out in the background of Iran’s World Cup campaign continued on Tuesday night, but fears of ugly scenes at the Al Thumama ... Read more »

Google Pixel Watch just tipped for two upgrades that will make your life easier

The Google Pixel Watch has been a surprise deal this holiday season. Right now, you can even get it for $50 off at Walmart, which seems to be the lone ... Read more »

England's route to the World Cup final: How Three Lions can go all the way in Qatar 2022

England celebrating World Cup England have won the World Cup just once in their history, but will have their sights firmly set on going all the way at Qatar 2022. ... Read more »

DWP claimants on legacy benefits could get £1,500 back payments after appeal hearing next week

A court hearing is set to take place next week which could potentially result in people on legacy benefits being awarded more than £1,500 in backdated payments. The appeal hearing ... Read more »

King bed size: exactly how big is a king size mattress?

null Shopping for a new mattress? Then it’s important to make sure that you buy the right size. And this can get a bit complicated. Because like clothes and shoes, ... Read more »

England fan stripped fully naked in search after wearing rainbow colours to match

An England supporter says he was subjected to a lengthy strip-search and initially prevented from entering a World Cup stadium because he was wearing rainbow colours. Anthony Johnson, who is ... Read more »

Scott Morrison defends himself with a VERY religious message as Parliament prepares to make him the first Prime Minister in history to be censured: Here are the consequences

Scott Morrison has stood up in Parliament to defend himself as he faces censure Government House leader Tony Burke moved the motion on Wednesday 'This is not some small matter ... goes to the absolute core of responsible govt'Mr Burke said Mr Morrison had undermined standards expected of MPs Read more »

'The players have given the manager a problem': Former England captain John Terry believes Phil Foden and Marcus Rashford have handed Gareth Southgate a selection headache after their goals in 3-0 win over Wales 

England sailed into the World Cup last-16 with a 3-0 victory against WalesMarcus Rashford and Phil Foden were brought into the starting line-upThey justified their selection as both men got onto the scoresheet in the game John Terry believes they have given Gareth Southgate a selection headacheREAD: Rashford reveals Southgate team-talk inspired second half blitz READ: Fans hail return to form of Rashford following his brace against Wales READ: England match ratings as Foden and Rashford impress in convincing win  Read more »

Didier Deschamps refuses to panic as injuries derail France's attempt at winning back-to-back World Cup tournaments... the French manager has faith in his current squad led by talisman Kylian Mbappe

France's World Cup squad was hit by a series of injuries before the tournamentKey players Karim Benzema, Paul Pogba and N'golo Kante were all ruled outHowever, France boss Didier Deschamps has refused to panic over the situationDeschamps has faith in his current group of players led by star Kylian Mbappe Click here for the latest World Cup 2022 news, fixtures, live action and results Read more »

Jude Bellingham receives HUGE praise from Alan Shearer and Rio Ferdinand after producing another dazzling World Cup performance with silky footwork and exceptional skill in England's 3-0 rout over Wales

Jude Bellingham has again starred on the World Cup stage with the Three LionsBellingham impressed as England stunned Wales with a 3-0 group stage winThe 19-year-old received huge praise from Alan Shearer and Rio FerdinandThe former England stars highlighted Bellingham's star quality in midfield  Read more »

Denmark's coach insists breaking down one aspect of the Socceroos' game will be the 'toughest thing in football' as he heaps praise on Graham Arnold's team

Kasper Hjulmand singled out Australia's defence and toughness before clash Danish boss expects Socceroos to resist temptation to play for a draw Said the two sides share many strengths despite Danes' advantage in star power Click here for the latest World Cup 2022 news, fixtures, live action and results Read more »

'You need more than one person to stop him': Poland manager admits he'll double up on Lionel Messi in crucial World Cup clash against Argentina... as Lionel Scaloni says it is a 'pleasure' to face Robert Lewandowski

Poland manager Czeslaw Michniewicz admits he will double-up on Lionel MessiMichniewicz compared Messi to skier Alberto Tomba who can 'avoid everyone'The Poland boss said the game is not just about Robert Lewandowski and MessiArgentina boss Lionel Scaloni said it will be a 'pleasure' to face Lewandowski Click here for the latest World Cup 2022 news, fixtures, live action and results Read more »
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