Trump news: Stormy Daniels vows to go to jail after court orders her to pay ex-president’s legal fees
Eric Trump says Putin could say Donald Trump was ‘a very strong person’
Donald Trump and his children Donald Trump Jr and Ivanka Trump have filed a lawsuit in their fight against the New York Attorney General’s attempt to depose them in a civil investigation into the Trump Organization. Their lawyers argue that a lower court erred in denying the Trumps’ request to have their subpoenas.
Meanwhile, adult entertainer Stormy Daniels has said she would rather serve time behind bars than pay the legal fees she owes Donald Trump after his failed defamation lawsuit against the former president – “I’ll go to jail before I pay a penny,” she tweeted.
The former president started his week with a bizarre phone interview on Fox Business in which he called Vladimir Putin’s nuclear threats an “n word”, dismissed climate change as “a thing called weather”, and insisted he would continue to run on the supposed theft of the 2020 election despite the host’s suggestion it could hurt Republicans at the polls.
His exciting Monday morning comes after an event in Florida over the weekend in which he appeared to promise a return to the White House.
Following his remarks, Republican U.S. Representative Liz Cheney warned that the ex-president could face criminal penalties for the attacks on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, telling NBC that the House Select Committee investigating the assault was considering recommending criminal punishment for the “kind of supreme dereliction of duty you saw with President Trump.”
‘Cowboys for Trump’ founder found guilty of misdemeanor charge on Jan. 6
Cowboys for Trump founder Couy Griffin was found guilty of a misdemeanor charge stemming from the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
Footage shown in Judge Trevor McFadden’s courtroom showed Griffin, a county commissioner in New Mexico, climbing a bike ramp as he made his way to the capital.
Griffin faces up to a year in prison for trespassing on restrictive grounds in the capital, although McFadden acquitted him of a separate disorderly conduct charge.
Olivier O’ConnellMarch 22, 2022 4:53 p.m.
Stormy Daniels refuses court order to pay Trump’s legal fees
After losing her defamation lawsuit against Donald Trump, adult film star Stormy Daniels is refusing a federal court order forcing her to pay the former president’s legal fees.
‘I’ll go to jail before I pay a penny’, Ms. Daniels sworn on Twitter.
The engagement comes after a crushing defeat in the actress’ legal battle against Mr Trump.
Nathan Place has the story.
Olivier O’ConnellMarch 22, 2022 4:45 p.m.
Secret Service Confirms Pence Spent Jan. 6 at the Senate Underground Loading Dock
Vice President Mike Pence was taken to an underground Senate loading dock after rioters broke into the US Capitol on January 6, 2021.
He spent four to five hours there in custody with his wife and daughter, the Secret Service confirmed for the first time on Monday.
Olivier O’ConnellMarch 22, 2022 4:28 p.m.
Kid Rock says Trump asked him for help with North Korea and Isis
Olivier O’ConnellMarch 22, 2022 4:05 p.m.
Trump rejects climate change and sea level rise – what does this mean for Mar-a-Lago?
The South Florida lowlands, where Mar-a-Lago is located, are already being impacted by rising tides and storm surges, writes Louise Boyle.
Olivier O’ConnellMarch 22, 2022 3:40 p.m.
Eric Trump mocked for criticizing Biden for riding a bike
Former President Donald Trump’s second son, Eric, is being ridiculed for criticizing President Joe Biden for riding his bike on the weekend during a visit to his beach house in Delaware.
He claimed his father would have made speeches in front of fighter jets as a show of force as Russia’s war against Ukraine raged.
People were quick to remind Mr Trump that his father was on the golf course 307 days into his presidency – about a fifth of it – and often during international crises.
Olivier O’ConnellMarch 22, 2022 3:30 p.m.
Kid Rock: Hollywood is full of ‘locked-in’ Trump supporters
Pro-Trump musician Kid Rock has claimed there are “a ton” of prominent figures in Hollywood who are “locked-in” supporters of the former president.
Olivier O’ConnellMarch 22, 2022 3:17 p.m.
Voice: Trump was right, Merkel was wrong
In 2018, the then US president said the Germans were too dependent on Russia for energy and not spending enough on their own defence, writes Sean O’Grady.
Olivier O’ConnellMarch 22, 2022 3:00 p.m.
DC Police Investigate Trucking Convoy Hit Pedestrian
The incident reportedly took place on Sunday as the convoy passed through downtown DC.
Nathan Place reports for The Independent.
Olivier O’ConnellMarch 22, 2022 2:50 p.m.
Trump lawyers say judge abused discretion by coercing testimony
Donald Trump’s lawyers say a New York judge abused his discretion with a ruling last month requiring the former president to answer questions under oath in a civil investigation into his business practices.
In papers filed Monday in a state appeals court, Trump’s lawyers said Manhattan Judge Arthur Engoron failed to properly weigh the constitutional and ethical concerns they raised about the investigation by New York Attorney General Letitia James.
Lawyers for Trump and his two eldest children, Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr., want the state trial court’s Appeals Division to overturn Engoron’s Feb. 17 ruling and invalidate Engoron’s subpoenas. James asking for their testimony.
Olivier O’ConnellMarch 22, 2022 2:40 p.m.