We’ve all been there. You’re running for federal office, the race is hot, the polls are tight, but you’re doing OK. Then, whammo: A porn star informs you that she’s about to tell the world you had an extramarital affair with her a few months after your wife gave birth to your youngest child . What do you do? You pay her off, of course. Well, let’s not be hasty. Maybe you should deny and ride it out—an especially appealing option if it was a lie or a dubious claim that the vast majority of people, including your wife, would not find credible. Joe Biden did this in 2020 and won. But you’re not Joe Biden. You’re a self-aggrandizing womanizer with a known history of extramarital affairs and allegations of sexual misconduct . Worse, one day before this porn star approached you, the world learned that—right around the time of this alleged affair—you’d also been caught on tape bragging that you’re so famous you can do “anything” you want to women, like, for … [Read more...] about How to Pay Off a Porn Star (If You Really Must)
What Is Going on With the Trump Grand Jury?
Photo: Angus Mordant/Bloomberg via Getty Images Don’t expect any word on a possible Donald Trump indictment this week. After canceling its Wednesday meeting , the Manhattan grand jury is convening again Thursday — but, according to the Associated Press, the panel reportedly will not be discussing the Trump case. This likely means a potential indictment of the former president wouldn’t occur until next week, at a minimum. It’s not clear why the delay has taken place, though there’s reports that the jury could potentially hear from an additional witness. CNN , citing sources, reports that the Manhattan district attorney’s office is determining whether to bring back Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen for more testimony or another witness entirely before the panel votes on an indictment. According to the New York Times , District Attorney Alvin Bragg himself has been asking witnesses about the extent of the former president’s role in the hush money payments made to … [Read more...] about What Is Going on With the Trump Grand Jury?
Trump attacks DeSantis 4 times more than Biden, as 2024 race heats up
close Video Manhattan DA may indict Trump to fulfill a 'political vendetta': Joe Tacopina Former President Trump's attorney Joe Tacopina and former FEC Chairman Brad Smith discuss reported dissension in the Manhattan DA's office. Former President Donald Trump’s number of attacks against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has far outweighed his attacks against the Biden administration in the past week, even after suggesting his possible grand jury indictment this week was directed by the president himself. Trump launched into a rant on his Truth Social website Thursday saying DeSantis is a "sinking ship" in the 2024 presidential race, even though the Republican governor has yet to formally announce a run. "Ron DeSanctimonious is the most overrated politician in America," he wrote. "His Numbers on COVID, Crime, and Education are terrible, but nobody knows it—Now they do. He shouldn’t even be running!" "Ron DeSanctimonious’ Political Consultants … [Read more...] about Trump attacks DeSantis 4 times more than Biden, as 2024 race heats up
Alvin Bragg Formally Refuses to Cooperate with Congressional Probe
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg formally refused to cooperate with the House Republicans’ congressional investigation into “unprecedented abuse” of authority against former President Donald Trump upon the expectation the former president would be arrested this week in connection with Bragg’s investigation, Breitbart News learned Thursday. Bragg denied providing testimony and documenters to top House Republican leadership due to “an unprecedent inquiry into a pending local prosecution,” he replied to Republicans. On Monday, Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), Oversight Committee chairman Rep. James Comer (R-KY), and Administration Committee chairman Rep. Bryan Steil (R-WI) demanded Bragg comply with the committee’s request for documents and testimony in anticipation of the possible indictment. The anticipation was generated after Trump announced Saturday that he expected to be arrested in the coming days based on “illegal leaks” from the Manhattan … [Read more...] about Alvin Bragg Formally Refuses to Cooperate with Congressional Probe
Ron DeSantis’ Book Tour Looks Like ‘Amateur Hour’
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ book tour has hit a few road bumps. In the first staffing shakeup for what’s widely seen as a pre-presidential campaign, the DeSantis road show lost a critical wheel this week when the operation’s top event coordinator pulled out of its contract, sources familiar with the move told The Daily Beast. It’s the latest in a series of setbacks for DeSantis , as his platoon of supporters and outside financial backers pushes out a “soft-launch” campaign in the shadow of the party’s frontrunner, former President Donald Trump . But Republican observers say that from what they’ve seen, the operation appears to be “out over its skis.” “This is amateur hour,” a seasoned GOP presidential campaign strategist told The Daily Beast. On Wednesday, the spanking-new DeSantis-aligned “dark money” group “And to the Republic” (ATTR), which has been supporting the multi-state promotional junket , parted ways with advance firm Liberty Event Specialists, … [Read more...] about Ron DeSantis’ Book Tour Looks Like ‘Amateur Hour’
Trump Hearing Pushed Back, Delaying Potential Indictment: Reports
The Manhattan grand jury tasked with hearing evidence about former President Donald Trump’s alleged hush-money payment to former porn star Stormy Daniels will not meet Wednesday as scheduled, according to multiple reports. Jurors were told to stay home and be prepared to meet Thursday, two people familiar with the matter told The New York Times (NYT). The grand jury meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, but it is not required to meet on all three days every week. It remains unclear why the panel is not meeting Wednesday, the New York Post reported . (RELATED: Trump Unveils Plan To ‘Dismantle The Deep State’) The Manhattan grand jury is not meeting today, confirming Business Insider. That means no indictment vote today https://t.co/3J63bF9bbS — Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) March 22, 2023 Trump’s potential indictment could occur as soon as Thursday, depending on whether the grand jury decides to hear from an additional witness, people with knowledge of the … [Read more...] about Trump Hearing Pushed Back, Delaying Potential Indictment: Reports