Donald Trump says Twitter has become “very boring” since it was banned
During a round of right-wing concerts, this morning Donald Trump called for the impeachment of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, claiming that Republican members of Congress “have something on him.”
The former president’s distaste for Mr. McConnell is well known, but there is no reason to expect other Republican senators to make a concerted effort against him. Mr. McConnell invested heavily in the Senate midterm campaign, while Mr. Trump used a disproportionate share of the money he raised for his legal bills.
Mr Trump’s attack on Mr McConnell comes after news that a former top aide, Kash Patel, is to testify before a grand jury investigating the handling of classified documents at Mar-a-Lago after being granted immunity from prosecution.
Mr. Patel is a close advisor to the former president and maintains a personal relationship with him. He was appointed one of his official representatives in the National Archives and Records Administration.
Meanwhile, the Oath Keepers’ trial yesterday saw prosecutors reveal a message to Mr Trump written but never sent by the group’s former leader, Stuart Rhodes, who is facing sensational conspiracy charges in connection with the January 6 attack.
Trump slams McConnell (again)
Donald Trump appeared in the right-wing fringe media this morning, repeating his criticisms of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Here is an example:
Andrew is naughtyNovember 3, 2022 2:15 p.m
ICYMI: Trump is suing Letitia James
Donald Trump announced on his Truth Social account that he has filed a lawsuit against New York Attorney General Letalia James, accusing her of a “relentless, damaging, public and unapologetic crusade” against him.
The former president also claimed in a lawsuit filed in Florida district court that the New York attorney general is violating his rights to privacy and property.
He said Ms. James was violating his rights as grantor and beneficiary of the Donald J. Revocable Trust.
Mr. Trump further said that Ms. James has done little to protect New York from rampant crime.
The lawsuit states that the attorney general’s goal is to “destroy him [Donald Trump] personally, economically and politically”.
Marusha Muzaffar reports:
Andrew is naughtyNovember 3, 2022 1:45 p.m
The message of the Oath Keepers to Trump
As prosecutors wrapped up their case in the trial of leading members of the Oath Keepers on charges of seditious conspiracy, they showed the jury yesterday a message written by militia leader Stuart Rhodes for the attention of Donald Trump.
In it, Mr. Rhodes wrote that if Mr. Trump does not activate the act of insurrection, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris “will direct all this power to you, your family and all of us,” meaning “you and your family will be imprisoned and killed. You and your children will die in prison.”
The message was not ultimately sent, but it is already known that Mr. Rhodes tried to reach Mr. Trump through contacts in his inner circle after a January 6 attempt to stop the confirmation of Joe Biden’s victory ended in failure.
Read more from Alex Woodward:
Andrew is naughtyNovember 3, 2022 13:12
Ted Cruz complains that Trump doesn’t spend enough on midterms
The Texas senator called out the one-term president during Tuesday’s episode of his podcast Verdict, Claiming he’s sitting on “a hundred million dollars” instead of using it to support pro-Trump candidates on ballots across the country.
“I wish Trump would spend some of his money,” he said.
“Trump has a hundred million dollars and he spends almost none of it to support these candidates.”
Mr. Trump is a ruthless and efficient fundraiser of small donors, but it has become clear since he left the White House that much of the money he pulls in has gone to the ever-growing legal bills of himself and his inner circle.
Johanna Chisholm reports.
Andrew is naughtyNovember 3, 2022, 12:30 p.m
Obama sounded a warning against the threat of political violence
As the country faces its first high-profile election since the November 2020 presidential race, which was marred by baseless allegations of rigged elections fueled by Donald Trump and echoed by a staggering percentage of Republican leaders, the political divide is vast.
“This growing habit of demonizing political opponents creates a dangerous climate,” said former President Barack Obama. “If this is the environment we create, more people are going to get hurt.”
Andrew is naughtyNovember 3, 2022, 12:00
Carey Lake calls Trump ally Steve Bannon a ‘modern-day George Washington’
The right-wing former TV host is involved in a competitive race with Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, a Democrat, to become the state’s governor.
“I want you to meet and give a big welcome in Arizona to one of my favorite guys in the world, one of the most patriotic men I know, I call him the modern day George Washington, Steve Bannon,” she told the crowd on Tuesday night.
Andrew is naughtyNovember 3, 2022 11:15
Stuart Rhodes to Trump: “Save the Republic” or “Die in prison”
Frustrated by what he sees as Donald Trump’s inadequate response to the 2020 presidential election, the leader of a far-right anti-government group that allegedly conspired to storm the US Capitol wrote a message to the president four days after the attempted coup.
The leader of the Oath Keepers, Stuart Rhodes allegedly called on the president to invoke the Sedition Act, to activate the group to protect the nation from its political enemies, and to imprison members of Congress and state legislators. message It was a partner in court on November 2 in the ongoing sensational conspiracy trial involving Mr. Rhodes and his militia members.
Alex Woodward reports on what Rhodes told Trump.
Oliver O’ConnellNovember 3, 2022 10:45
Elon Musk: Trump and other banned users will not return to Twitter before the midterms
Banned users won’t return to Twitter “for weeks,” Elon Musk said, meaning former President Donald Trump and other users banned from the platform won’t return before the Nov. 8 midterm elections.
Tesla’s CEO finalized his $44 billion purchase of the social media platform last week after not backing out of the deal.
“Twitter will not allow anyone removed from the platform for violating Twitter’s rules to return [the] platform until we have a clear process to do that, which will take at least a few more weeks,” Mr. Musk Tweet on Twitter on Wednesday.
Oliver O’ConnellNovember 3, 2022 09:15
Can anything stop Trump from running in 2024?
But while the loss to Joe Biden in November 2020 dented the one-term president’s pride and fueled 18 months of lies about rigged ballots, it now seems almost certain that Mr. Trump will run for the White House again in 2024.
So what, if anything, can stop him?
Graeme Massey and Gustaf Killander report.
Oliver O’ConnellNovember 3, 2022 07:45
Trump’s 2024 campaign is gearing up for a post-midterm launch
Playing to a crowd of supporters in Robstown, Texas, former President Donald Trump drew cheers as he talked about his first two runs for the White House — and teased his third.
“To make our country successful, safe and glorious again, I’ll probably have to do it again,” he said last month.
That carefully placed “probably” may soon disappear from Trump’s stump speech. The former president’s aides are making quiet preparations for a 2024 presidential campaign that could get under way shortly after next week’s midterm elections, as Trump tries to take advantage of expected Republican victories to propel himself into the front-runner for his party’s nomination.
Oliver O’ConnellNovember 3, 2022 05:45