Latest Donald Trump News: E Jean Carroll files new lawsuit accusing former president of rape and defamation

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

Taking advantage of a new state law that takes effect today, Ms. Carroll is suing Trump for rape and sexual assault and defamation over recent comments he made, calling her a “con job” and accusing her of lie about his claims.

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

Sir. Pence presided over the certification of the election results at the time when 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 safe position just meters from where the attackers had breached the building.

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Analysis: How Trump lost in Alaska

With Democratic Congresswoman Mary Peltola now up for re-election to a full term and Sen. Lisa Murkowski discarding a right-wing rival, Alaska has joined various other states in declining to elect Donald Trump’s nominees. On today’s Inside Washington broadcast, Erik Garcia look at what it means:



Republicans had two problems: One, Ms. Palin and Republican Nick Begich III shared a visceral mutual hatred. Since both had refused to clear the way for the other to win, they spent much of the election attacking each other, likely making it harder for their respective supporters to stomach ranking the other candidate on a ballot.

Conversely, Ms. Palin and Ms. Peltola seem to like each other, even though they come from different parties.

Read the full piece below.

Andrew NaughtieNovember 24, 2022 2:55 p.m

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Tensions have been reported between Cheney and committee staff on January 6

Staff members of the Parliamentary Select Committee investigating the January 6 riots at US Capitol is allegedly angry at Liz Cheney for her push to focus on former President Donald Trump in the final report.

Ms. Cheney, the Republicans vice chairman of the panel, has left staff ranked on the panel by exercising a high level of control over the investigation and the final report, members of the panel said. That Washington Post.

Several staffers believe the outgoing Wyoming representative is turning the committee into a vehicle for his own political future, it reported.

Andrew NaughtieNovember 24, 2022 2:20 p.m

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Kanye West was spotted heading to Mar-a-Lago accompanied by a notorious white supremacist

Looks like Kanye West’s tweet about visiting Mar-a-Lago may have been real—at least judging by reports that he was seen at the golf club. A more disturbing detail, however, is that he was seen arriving at a Miami airport with Nick Fuentes, a notorious white nationalist and racist who has carved out a niche as one of the far right’s most extreme outriders.

Sir. Fuentes is particularly well-versed in the style of right-wing activism that deliberately blurs the line between sincere belief and trollish provocation. Among other things, he has extolled the virtues of wife-beating to keep them in line, encouraged right-wingers to debate the issue of “Jewish control” and dwelt on the issue of “racial differences in intelligence.” He is also a longtime proponent of false claims that the 2020 election was stolen from Donald Trump.

Andrew NaughtieNovember 24, 2022 1:50 p.m

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GOP governor gives money to Trump to congratulate you governor-elect

Doug Ducey, the Republican governor of Arizona, landed himself in Donald Trump’s bad graces by refusing to help overturn his state’s 2020 election results — and now he’s again flying in the face of his party’s hardline orthodoxy by congratulating his Democratic successor , Katie Hobbs, even as her Republican rival, Kari Lake, falsely claims that the election was stolen from her:

Andrew NaughtieNovember 24, 2022 1:20 p.m

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E Jean Carroll files new rape case against Trump

Author E Jean Carroll has filed a new lawsuit Donald Trump for raping her in the late 1990s and taking advantage of a new state law that allows survivors of sexual abuse to file a claim after the statute of limitations has expired.

Ms Carroll is already suing Mr Trump for defamation over his earlier allegations that she is lying about her claim, but her new suit points to subsequent allegations he recently made 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 prevent Ms Carroll’s case from going to court.

Andrew NaughtieNovember 24, 2022 12:53 p.m

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

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

Riley June Williams joined a mob attack on the Capitol after attending the “Stop the Steal” rally where then-President Donald Trump addressed thousands of supporters earlier that day. When she entered Pelosi’s office, she found a laptop computer on a table and told another troublemaker, “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 hammer, 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 lawsuit. To date, they have not been restored.

Read more about the sentence she could face and her involvement in far-right hate movements:

John BowdenNovember 24, 2022 12:20 p.m

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Manhattan prosecutors are reconsidering Trump’s hush-money payments to Stormy Daniels, report says

Prosecutors working under Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg Jr. are reportedly investigating whether to bring criminal charges against former President Donald Trump as a result of a $130,000 payment his company made to cover over his affair with adult film actress Stormy Daniels.

According to New York TimesMr. Bragg’s office recently sought to revive a long-dead investigation into the payments, which federal prosecutors used as evidence to prosecute Mr. Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, for campaign finance law violations.

Read more from Andrew Feinberg:

Andrew NaughtieNovember 24, 2022 11:50 am

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

He faces more than a decade in prison if convicted.

Read more about the escalating threats FBI agents are facing after their raid of Mar-a-Lago in September:

John BowdenNovember 24, 2022 11:20 am

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

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

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

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

John BowdenNovember 24, 2022 10:20 am

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

Former White House aide Ivanka Trump tried to wriggle out of a court order appointing a special monitor to monitor the Trump Organization’s major transactions and people with ties to the company, according to The Daily Beast.

The news outlet reported Monday that the former president’s eldest daughter sought through letters from her lawyers to the court to have her name removed from the order, a step her two brothers Eric and Donald Jr. did not take as New York attorney generals. the lawsuit against the company is progressing.

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:

John Bowden24 November 2022 09:20

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