Trump News Today: Stephanie Grisham says ex-president ‘loved dictators’

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Stephanie Grisham, who served as Donald Trump’s press secretary and later Melania Trump’s aide, said she thought Mr Trump’s approach to the situation in Ukraine would be “completely indifferent” and that he would tell Vladimir Putin to “keep going with it”. , she said on ABC View.

Ms Grisham added that the former president was “afraid” of Mr Putin, but also “greatly admired him”.

“I think he wanted to be able to kill anybody who spoke out against him. So I think it was a lot of that. From my experience with him, he liked dictators, he liked people who could kill no anyone, including the press,” she said.

Meanwhile, Mr Trump has slammed President Joe Biden for rising gas prices after the Biden administration announced a ban on Russian oil being imported into the United States amid Russia’s onslaught on Ukraine.

“Breaking news,” he wrote in an email to supporters: “Highest gas prices in history! Do you still miss me?

Mr Trump added that most of Europe would not boycott Russian oil in the same way as the United States.

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‘Kraken’ attorney in more hot water over election lawsuits

Sidney Powell, the extreme conspiracy theorist and lawyer who helped lead efforts to overturn the 2020 election in courts across the United States, is already facing multiple lawsuits against her for filing lawsuits over false premises.

She now faces disciplinary action from the Texas Bar, which accuses her of professional misconduct – writing in her complaint that Ms Powell ‘had no reasonable basis to believe that the lawsuits she brought were not were not frivolous”.

Andrew NaughtyMarch 9, 2022 12:20 p.m.

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Nikki Haley cuts bizarre fundraising clip for Herschel Walker

Former UN ambassador and Trump ally Nikki Haley joined the Georgia Senate race with a short clip featuring Herschel Walker, the leading Republican candidate to take on freshman Democrat Raphael Warnock .

The video she shot with the former football star isn’t the slick stuff of normal high-profile campaigns, but instead comes off as embarrassing.

Mr Walker’s campaign is a must win for Republicans as they work hard to retake the Senate, and his personal issues and sometimes erratic public statements have become a cause for concern.

Andrew NaughtyMarch 9, 2022 11:47 am

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Trump clings to false hopes in Wisconsin

Last night, Donald Trump issued an unusually long statement welcoming the supposed progress of the Wisconsin voter fraud investigation, an investigation led by a former Trump-supporting state Supreme Court justice.

The taxpayer-funded inquiry, widely derided as a partisan sham with no factual basis or chance of success, has been extended until the end of April, which Mr Trump appears to be passing off as a sign that it may yield results in his favour.

Jessie Opoien, who covers Wisconsin politics for Madison’s capital timehas this tidy summary of why he’s off base.

Republican Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos clarified that expanding the investigation “is not necessarily looking for additional things to investigate.”

Andrew NaughtyMarch 9, 2022 11:15 a.m.

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How the January 6 Committee tracks the money

Much of the attention to the Jan. 6 congressional inquiry focuses on the select committee’s approach to Trump’s inner circle and the former president himself, but the work of the panel goes far beyond that.

As the Washington Post explains, the committee is working hard to track down all sources of funding that contributed to the events of the Capitol Riot. “Committee investigators,” the newspaper writes, “interviewed low-level Trump campaign aides who crafted fundraising pitches, questioned Trump advisers about who might have personally profited from carrying post-election cash and even called the owners of a portable toilet company to find out who paid them to put a toilet on the Ellipse on the day of the uprising.

Andrew NaughtyMarch 9, 2022 10:36 am

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ICYMI: Barr does not rule out voting for Trump again

Bill Barr’s book tour has prompted a flood of angry outbursts from the ex-attorney general’s former boss. But as the Republican Accountability Project pointed out, Mr. Barr explicitly said that even if he considered Mr. Trump to be “out of touch with reality”, he would vote for him again because the “progressive left” is the biggest. threat to the United States. .

Andrew NaughtyMarch 9, 2022 9:58 a.m.

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Trump’s wild remarks at Michigan fundraiser

Donald Trump last night held a political fundraiser at Mar-a-Lago for Matthew DePerno, whom he endorsed for Michigan attorney general in this year’s election. Mr. DePerno, a Kalamazoo lawyer, is a longtime supporter of 2020 election conspiracy theories, including the false claim that Dominion voting machines used in his state were hacked.

Courtesy of Bridge Michigan reporter Jonathan Oosting, here is a sampling of the president’s remarks…

Andrew NaughtyMarch 9, 2022 9:15 a.m.

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Trump handed out chocolates and Diet Cokes at most meetings, Barr claims

Former Attorney General Bill Barr in his new book One Fucking Thing After Another: Memoirs of an Attorney Generalexplained former President Donald Trump’s refreshments of choice for guests at meetings at the White House.

Alisha Rahaman SarkarMarch 9, 2022 8:24 a.m.

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Voice | Republicans put Zelensky and Ukraine at risk

Over the weekend, Republican Senators Marco Rubio of Florida and Steve Daines of Montana violated security protocols, putting Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky at risk of assassination.

Their irresponsibility is staggering, but not surprising. This is yet another indication that the Republican Party has lost both the taste and the ability to govern.

Rubio and Daines were on a conference call where Zelensky briefed US lawmakers on the situation in Ukraine. Lawmakers were specifically urged not to share anything on social media during the call, as it could jeopardize Zelensky’s location.

Despite these instructions, however, Rubio and Daines posted screenshots of the video call while it was in progress, writes Noah Berlatsky.

Alisha Rahaman SarkarMarch 9, 2022 07:40

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Pro-Trump fundraiser accused of more than $6.8 million in fraud

The treasurer of a pro-Trump PAC blamed “that b**** Hillary Clinton” for his arrest over an alleged Ponzi scheme that funded his lavish lifestyle.

David Schamens said The daily beast in an interview that Mrs. Clinton’s alleged political vendetta and support for Donald Trump was behind the Justice Department’s accusation that he duped investors out of $6.8 million.

“That’s where it all started,” Mr. Schamens said of Mrs. Clinton. “With that bitch Hillary Clinton… Had my computer seized, all my information seized, my daughter and wife had automatic weapons pointed at them when they took it at 6am August 31”.

Alisha Rahaman SarkarMarch 9, 2022 06:59

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Gulf leaders refused to answer Biden’s call: report

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates reportedly declined calls with US President Joe Biden, who wanted to discuss oil exports amid soaring prices.

“A phone call was expected, but it didn’t happen,” a US official said. The Wall Street Journal on a possible plan for the Saudi prince and Mr. Biden to talk. “It was part of opening the tap [of Saudi oil].”

The two Gulf countries are being touted as the only global suppliers with the ability to pump in more oil to mitigate the price spike.

Mr Biden on Tuesday announced a ban on Russian oil imports, risking rising domestic fuel prices.

Alisha Rahaman SarkarMarch 9, 2022 06:39

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