Former Trump CFO ‘regrets the harm caused’ after being sentenced to five months in prison
Donald Trump has baselessly accused President Joe Biden of sharing US secrets with China, after it emerged that classified documents from his time as vice president had been discovered at a Washington DC think tank.
Lawyers for Mr. Biden said they found the government documents in a private office at the Penn Biden Center in November, prompting a Justice Department investigation.
Mr Trump jumped on the news, claiming – without any evidence – that the president had handed over the documents to China.
“Biden giving China highly classified documents would be a bridge too far. I definitely wouldn’t do that. This is not a good situation for our country,” he said on his Truth Social platform.
It comes as Mr Trump is currently under investigation for mishandling government records after leaving office.
Also on Monday, a Fulton County, Georgia grand jury concluded its investigation into Mr. Trump’s alleged attempt to nullify the state’s 2020 election results. The county’s district attorney will decide whether to press charges by the end of the month.
In other news, Trump Organization Chief Financial Officer Allen Weisselberg was sentenced to five months in prison after pleading guilty to multiple tax offenses stemming from an extensive investigation into Mr. Trump’s business empire.
Trump announces the death of conservative commentator ‘Diamond’
Former President Donald Trump mourned the death of half of his ardent “Diamond and Silk” supporting duo, as Diamond Lynnette Hardaway passed away Monday night.
Namita Singh has the story.
Olivier O’ConnellJanuary 11, 2023 05:30
GOP kicks off majority with vote to cut IRS funding
House Republicans began their term in the majority on Monday by passing a bill that would reverse nearly $71 billion that Congress had provided to the IRS, fulfilling a campaign promise even if it is unlikely the legislation is progressing further.
Olivier O’ConnellJanuary 11, 2023 04:30
Trump rages: ‘When will the FBI attack Joe Biden?’
Former president and current presidential candidate Donald Trump fumed Monday night after a CBS News The report says potentially classified documents were discovered at a Washington DC think tank by President Joe Biden’s personal lawyers.
The documents in question came from Mr. Biden’s vice presidential office. Mr. Biden had an office at the think tank from 2017 to 2020 between his stints in government service. Mr Trump, who is under criminal investigation for handling classified documents after leaving the White House two years ago, was not too happy.
Olivier O’ConnellJanuary 11, 2023 03:30
ICYMI: Classified Obama-Biden documents found in think tank, prompting DOJ review
An Illinois-based federal prosecutor has been assigned to investigate the presence of potentially classified documents found at a Washington, DC think tank by President Joe Biden’s personal attorneys.
Andrew Feinberg reported on the latest Monday evening.
Olivier O’ConnellJanuary 11, 2023 02:30
Boebert sucks the chaos out of the House Speaker’s vote
Ms Boebert said during an appearance on KRDO radio this week: ‘It took a few extra days to get the chair in place, but I think it was totally worth it. It may have felt messy at home, but being a mother of four boys, chaos and dysfunction have been part of my life for some time – and I can look back on the last week and say it was the week most productive and efficient congress I have had in the past two years.
Olivier O’ConnellJanuary 11, 2023 01:30
January 8 in Brazil and January 6 in the United States: what makes them different?
Enraged protesters stormed government buildings that are the very symbol of their country’s democracy. Driven by conspiracy theories about their candidate’s defeat in the last election, they smashed windows, sifted through lawmakers’ offices and ransacked the nation’s highest offices in a rampage that lasted hours before the order cannot be restored.
Sunday’s attack by supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro in the Brazilian capital drew immediate parallels to the January 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump two and two days earlier.
But what makes them different?
Olivier O’ConnellJanuary 11, 2023 12:30 a.m.
House GOP to launch investigations into FBI, China
House Republicans move on Tuesday to quickly establish their new majority’s trademark surveys, voting to create panels focused on China and what they say is rampant abuse of power in the federal government.
Newly empowered GOP lawmakers pledge accountability to the Biden administration, pledging to investigate federal law enforcement agencies, including those investigating former President Donald Trump .
Republicans are also establishing a committee to investigate “strategic competition” between the United States and China, in line with the party’s push for a tougher approach to the Asian nation.
Olivier O’ConnellJanuary 10, 2023 11:30 p.m.
Pompeo mocked for quoting himself to promote his new book
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has been ridiculed for using his own gushing quotes to promote his new memoir.
“‘My new book reads like a thriller with stories from my heart’ – Mike Pompeo,” reads a blurb spotted on promotional material for Mr. Pompeo’s new book. Never give a thumbs up.
Democratic Rapid Response Director Ammar Moussa was quick to pounce and mock Mr. Pompeo.
Olivier O’ConnellJanuary 10, 2023 11:00 p.m.
Does the stash of classified documents make Joe Biden as bad as Trump?
There is a key difference, as Andrew Feinberg explains.
Olivier O’ConnellJanuary 10, 2023 10:30 p.m.
Republicans who remained silent on the Mar-a-Lago logs are now criticizing Biden
A number of Republican politicians who tried to dismiss the discovery of classified documents during an FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago now claim to be outraged by a similar situation that occurred with the discovery of classified documents by the lawyers for Joe Biden in a DC think tank.
It’s a sudden reversal that reveals the highly political side of Washington politicians’ response to allegations of mismanagement by one of their own.
Olivier O’ConnellJanuary 10, 2023 10:00 p.m.