Trump set to return to social media as Meta lifts ban
Donald Trump reportedly made a secret $1m donation to a partisan-driven“audit” of Arizona’s election results in his efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election.
According to The Guardian, it was Mr Trump who largedly bankrolled the discredited review of election results which the president hoped would support his baseless claims that the election was “stolen” from him and swing the outcome in his favour.
The revelation comes as it also emerged that Mr Trump’s attorney John Eastman is facing disciplinary charges and potential disbarment in California over his involvement in the former president’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election.
This weekend, Mr Trump set to begin his 2024 presidential campaign trail this weekend with back-to-back appearances in New Hampshire and South Carolina on Saturday.
It comes at the end of a week where parent company Meta announced that it would reinstate his Facebook and Instagram accounts in the “coming weeks”.
Trump claims that his Trump Organization can’t be sued because it doesn’t exist
In a lengthy, wild response to the New York attorney general’s $250 lawsuit alleging widespread fraud across his business empire, attorneys for Donald Trump and his three eldest children have argued that the “Trump Organization” at the centre of her blockbuster case against them cannot be sued because it does not legally exist.
The filing argues that the “Trump Organization” is used by the defendants only for “branding and business purposes” and that “no entity as such exists for legal purposes”, an argument that is repeated dozens of times across a 300-page document.
Alex Woodward27 January 2023 16:30
Charges dropped against Ashli Babbitt’s mother following January 6 anniversary protest
Prosecutors in Washingont DC have dropped the charges against the mother of Ashli Babbitt following her arrest for blocking traffic near the US Capitol on the two-year anniversary of her daughter’s fatal shooting by a Capitol police officer.
Micki Witthoeft was released the same day of her arrest. Prosecutors said on Thursday that they declined to advance the case.
A Capitol police officer fatally shot Babbitt as she attempted to breach the doors to the House chamber inside the Capitol on 6 January, 2021, as she joined a crowd that broke into the building as Congress convened to certify the results of the 2020 election.
Federal prosecutors closed their investigation into the killing without filing any charges against the officer, and an internal Capitol Police probe found that the officer’s use of force was reasonable. Babbitt’s death however has galvanised Trump supporters and far-right advocates who have depicted her as a martyr while demanding the criminal prosecution of the officer who fired the fatal shot.
Alex Woodward27 January 2023 16:00
Arizona’s Republican lawmakers shield themselves from public records law
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