Trump news – live: Ex-president wanted protesters shot in leg of new book claims

Biden roasts Trump’s ‘plague’ at White House Correspondents’ Dinner

A new book claims former President Donald Trump wanted George Floyd protesters shot in the legs.

“Can’t you just shoot them?” Just shoot them in the legs or something? former Secretary of Defense Mark Esper claims Mr Trump asked at the time.

Speaking at a rally in Ohio yesterday, Mr Trump mocked for forgetting the name of JD Vance, Senate candidate and former Hillbilly Elegy author whom he endorsed for the open seat of the State Senate. Instead, he mangled Mr. Vance’s name with that of Josh Mandel, another late-developing Trumpist who was previously seen as a frontrunner for the crucial seat.

At another rally, this one in Nebraska, Mr. Trump appeared with Charles Herbster, a gubernatorial candidate accused of sexual misconduct by at least eight women. Mr. Trump complained that Mr. Herbster had “been badly maligned, and that is a shame. That’s why I came here. He added: “It would have been easy for me to say, ‘I’m not coming. “”

Meanwhile, in Fulton County, Georgia, prosecutors have begun the process of selecting members of a special grand jury convened to hear evidence about whether Mr. Trump or any of his allies violated the law with their efforts to pressure state officials to reject Joe Biden. victory in the state in 2020.

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A member of the Republican Federal Communications Commission backed Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter, arguing that his “state’s intention to ease Twitter’s speech restrictions (…) would almost improve certainly competition and would better serve Americans, the majority, who value freedom of speech.”

Nathan Simington, the official, said Monday that the FCC “cannot and should not block this sale.”

“We should rather applaud Mr. Musk for doing something about a serious problem that the government has so far not addressed,” he said.

Ars-Technica reports that Mr. Simington was appointed to the FCC by then-Chairman Donald Trumo in 2020. He replaced another Republican commissioner who disagreed with Mr. Trump that the FCC had to crack down on social media “censorship”.

Graziosi GraigMay 2, 2022 11:00 p.m.

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Fox News correspondent says Trump will run again and lose

Fox News commentator Geraldo Rivera appeared on Piers Morgan uncensored and said he believed former President Donald Trump would run, but would lose.

“His ego was shaken and it’s a grudge now,” Mr Rivera said.

Graziosi GraigMay 2, 2022 10:00 p.m.

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What you’ll find on Truth Social, Trump’s social media platform for “free speech”

The Independents Alex Woodward writes,

“Truth Social, former President Donald Trump’s platform to ‘resist the tyranny of Big Tech,’ as he described it, is the most prominent among several new platforms to launch as a direct challenge to mainstream platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, seen by right-wing figures and users as too restrictive or conspiratorial to suppress their views after being kicked out for flouting rules on misinformation, violence, and harassment from Covid-19.

Dive into the former president’s social media adventure in the story below.

Graziosi GraigMay 2, 2022 9:45 p.m.

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Members of a trucking convoy sue Washington DC over barricades, citing First Amendment rights

Sixteen truckers who participated in the Washington DC truckers’ protest earlier this year are suing the district for erecting barricades that prevented them from exercising their “constitutionally protected right to free speech” in the city.

The case alleges that truckers’ First Amendment rights were violated, according to DCist. He says truckers have been unable to exercise their First Amendment rights to protest a “continued declaration of a state of emergency and policies related to Covid-19” because of the barriers.

The DC Metropolitan Police and the city’s Department of Public Works blocked exits on I-395 and I-695 on the days of the protest. Police said they closed exits to allow traffic to continue moving safely.

The blockades did not prevent full access to the city and affected all drivers, not just truckers.

Graziosi GraigMay 2, 2022 9:10 p.m.

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Trump will support Liz Cheney’s opponent in Wyoming

Former President Donald Trump would campaign against Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney in Wyoming later this month.

Mr Trump is reportedly backing Harriet Hageman, a lawyer who is set to take on Ms Cheney in the state’s Republican primary.

“It will be a tremendous honor and incredibly exciting to have President Trump visit with us and it will undoubtedly be the greatest political event in Wyoming history.” His policies were the best we have ever seen, from building the greatest economy in the world, to leading America to energy independence, to enforcing our immigration laws, and I expect thousands of Wyoming residents to come out to enthusiastically thank him,” Ms. Hageman said in a statement.

Learn more in Eric Garcia’s story below.

Graziosi GraigMay 2, 2022 8:45 p.m.

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Trump calls out Arizona Senate candidate’s campaign to complain about 2020 election audit

Former President Donald Trump called out Republican Senate candidate Blake Masters’ campaign event on Saturday night, where he said the country was “going to hell” because of the war in Ukraine and high inflation. He also praised Mr. Masters for defending his false claims that the 2020 election was stolen.

According to Arizona RepublicMr. Masters challenged Arizona State Attorney General Mark Brnovich in a debate on election integrity issues. Mr Brnovich became a target for Mr Trump after a conservative-led audit of Maricopa County’s 2020 election results again found Mr Trump lost the election.

“[Mr Brnovich] found all kinds of things, but he didn’t want to do anything about it,” Mr. Trump said.

Graziosi GraigMay 2, 2022 8:30 p.m.

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The House committee investigating the Capitol riot is requesting interviews with three Republican lawmakers, saying they have information regarding the planning for the Jan. 6, 2021, events.

The committee is looking to speak with Reps Andy Biggs, Mo Brooks and Ronny Jackson. The request is voluntary and the three lawmakers have not received a subpoena.

“The select committee has learned that several of our colleagues have information relevant to our investigation into the facts, circumstances and causes of January 6,” the committee said.

Graziosi GraigMay 2, 2022 8:10 p.m.

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Trump plans to rally against Liz Cheney in Wyoming

Former President Donald Trump would campaign against Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney in Wyoming later this month.

Mr Trump is reportedly backing Harriet Hageman, a lawyer who is set to take on Ms Cheney in the state’s Republican primary.

“It will be a tremendous honor and incredibly exciting to have President Trump visit with us and it will undoubtedly be the greatest political event in Wyoming history.” His policies were the best we have ever seen, from building the greatest economy in the world, to leading America to energy independence, to enforcing our immigration laws, and I expect thousands of Wyoming residents to come out to enthusiastically thank him,” Ms. Hageman said in a statement.

Graziosi GraigMay 2, 2022 7:45 p.m.

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Special grand jury convenes to decide whether Trump will face charges of alleged Georgia election interference

A special grand jury has convened in Georgia to determine whether former President Donald Trump will face charges of alleged interference in Georgia’s 2020 election.

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis asked a court panel in January for the grand jury because there was “information indicating a reasonable likelihood” that the state’s 2020 election “was likely to be disturbed by crimes”.

The special grand jury was reduced from a group of 200 Fulton County residents to just 23.

Graziosi GraigMay 2, 2022 7:30 p.m.

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Read the January 6 committee’s demands to three GOP congressmen

The Jan. 6 committee wrote to three Republican congressmen, Andy Biggs, Mo Brooks and Ronny Jackson, asking them to answer questions about what they knew before the Capitol riot and who they communicated with at that time. topic.

A particularly telling passage comes from the letter to Mr Jackson, in which the panel points to texts between members of the Oath Keepers who now face seditious conspiracy charges. In the messages, which were sent during the riot, they refer to Mr Jackson “in need of protection” and say he is carrying “critical data”.

Andrew NaughtyMay 2, 2022 7:15 p.m.

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