World Judge tosses most claims against Trump over police charge outside WHouse
Trump Tried to Pressure DOJ Into Overturning 2020 Election Results, Newly Released Emails Show
Democrats on the House Oversight Committee released a 232-page document that details how Trump and his allies tried to pressure the Department of Justice into investigating unproven election fraud claims.Over the course of 232 pages, the documents detail how Trump, his chief of staff, and other allies, campaigned for top officials at the Justice Department to investigate the results of the election that found Joe Biden defeated Trump.
A US federal judge on Monday dismissed most of the claims filed in a case suing former president Donald Trump after security officers forcefully cleared peaceful demonstrators outside the White House last summer.
The American Civil Liberties Union and other US civil rights groups accused the then-president and top officials in June 2020 of violating the constitutional rights of Black Lives Matters campaigners and individual protesters.
The Race to Replace Liz Cheney Is a Trump Sideshow
If Rep. Liz Cheney loses in a GOP primary in 2022, her successor’s road to victory will likely have begun at a candidate’s forum held by a QAnon-curious Florida activist who calls himself a “massive disrupter” with “titanium balls.” Earlier this June, six of the seven Republicans currently vying to unseat Cheney convened in a ballroom at the Ramkota Hotel in Casper, Wyoming, for their first chance to stand out since Cheney’s vote to impeach the former president in January kicked off a fervent effort among pro-Trump Wyomingites to kick her out of Congress. K.W.
US District Judge Dabney L. Friedrich of Washington dismissed the majority of the claims filed against Trump, explaining in a 51-page opinion that accusations that the ex-president and several of his top officials had conspired to clear a path for a photo opportunity were too speculative.
"These allegations, taken as true, do not show sufficient 'events, conversations, or documents indicating an agreement or meeting of the minds' amongst the defendants to violate (plaintiffs') rights based on (their) membership in a protected class," she wrote.
"Merely alleging that the defendant officials communicated, without alleging any details of those communications that suggest an unlawful agreement, cannot justify inferring the requisite agreement for a... conspiracy."
Trump Wanted His Justice Department to Stop ‘SNL’ From Teasing Him
It was the middle of Donald Trump’s presidency, and he was—yet again—mad at Saturday Night Live. And he wanted the federal government to help him settle the score. In March 2019, the then-president of the United States had just watched an episode of the long-running, liberal-leaning NBC sketch comedy series (it wasn’t even a new episode, it was a rerun), and grew immediately incensed that the show was gently mocking him. “It’s truly incredibleIn March 2019, the then-president of the United States had just watched an episode of the long-running, liberal-leaning NBC sketch comedy series (it wasn’t even a new episode, it was a rerun), and grew immediately incensed that the show was gently mocking him.
She also dismissed the plaintiffs' push for a court order that would require the government to change its use-of-force practices against protesters.
Friedrich, a 2017 Trump appointee, did allow litigation to go forward challenging federal restrictions on protests at Lafayette Square, directly across from the White House, as well as against local police agencies that supported the operation.
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On June 1, protesters angered by the murder of George Floyd, a Black man, by a white Minnesota police officer gathered in Lafayette Square, which faces the White House and became the focus of anti-racism protests in Washington.
St John's Episcopal church, which is across the street from Lafayette Park, had been defaced with graffiti and damaged in a fire during demonstrations the night before.
Greg Abbott's Border Wall Pushes Democrats and Activists to Stop Ignoring Trump
Many in politics are happy to ignore former president Donald Trump now that he has been banished from most social media networks, but his return to the Texas border June 30 has led Latino groups and activists to mobilize against him once again.But his return to the Texas border June 30 to hit Democrats on his pet issue has animated former foes both nationally and in Texas.
Law enforcement officers forced protestors back with pepper balls and smoke bombs before Trump walked to the church for a photo op.
He posed with a Bible outside the building, just minutes after vowing to dispatch thousands of heavily armed soldiers to stop demonstrations.
Then-attorney general Bill Barr later denied clearing the protesters was linked to Trump walking to the church.
ACLU of the District of Columbia legal director Scott Michelman slammed the judge's decision.
"Today’s ruling essentially gives the federal government a green light to use violence, including lethal force against demonstrators, as long as federal officials claim to be protecting national security," he said in a statement.
"Not only is this decision a stunning rejection of our constitutional values and protestors’ First Amendment rights, but it effectively places federal officials above the law."
Threat of indictments looms large for Trump Organization .
Lawyers for the Trump Organization were making a last-ditch effort on Monday to ward off what appeared to be an impeding criminal indictment of the ex-president's company, according to US media. A series of reports in recent days seem to indicate that closed-door investigations into the business practices of the former New York real estate mogul - a case opened more than two years ago by the Manhattan district attorney and two Democratic members of Congress, and focusing on alleged financial fraud -- are about to bear fruit. © Timothy A. CLARY Then-president Donald Trump along with his son Donald, Jr.