Trump comments on his picture wielding baseball bat next to Alvin Bragg’s head
The Manhattan grand jury investigating Donald Trump’s supposed role in a hush money payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels is looking into a payment to another woman, according to a report. It is not known whether this
The jury won’t hear any evidence in the proceedings for several weeks because of an already-planned hiatus. A schedule change is possible, but any indictment of Mr Trump will now come late next month at the earliest.
Former president Trump is continuing to campaign for the 2024 election, striking out at his closest (technically unofficial) rival Ron DeSantis, accusing the Florida governor of inexperience in foreign policy and bailing out insurance companies to the detriment of hurricane-hit Floridians.
Mr Trump has also issued dire warnings about an apparent impending threat of nuclear war that only he can save the US from… if he is re-elected as president.
Meanwhile, Mr Trump is fighting back against a court order that requires Mark Meadows, Dan Scavno, Stephen Miller, and other former aides to testify before a federal grand jury investigating the January 6 Capitol riot.
BREAKING: Trump indicted over hush money payments in Stormy Daniels probe
A source told The Independent that grand jurors voted to indict the ex-president on Thursday, and that indictment is currently under seal. It will be unveiled at some point in the near future by District Attorney Alvin Bragg.
Andrew Feinberg has the latest.
Oliver O’Connell30 March 2023 22:36
Haley: ‘You’re either with Putin and Xi, or you’re with freedom loving countries’
Former Trump administration UN Ambassador Nikki Haley has again made it clear she vehemently opposes her former boss’s stance on Vladimir Putin and the war on Ukraine.
In an appearance on Fox News, she was asked by Martha MacCallum: “The former president said it was a savvy move, a genius move, to move into Ukraine on Putin’s part … What do you say to the former president about that statement?”
Ambassador Haley replied: “This is a dictator and a thug. There wasn’t anything savvy about it.”
Watch her full comments below:
Oliver O’Connell30 March 2023 22:25
Report: NYPD again stepping up security around Trump grand jury courthouse
MSNBC is reporting — citing three law enforcement sources — that additional security measures are once again in place around the New York City courthouse in which the grand jury investigating Donald Trump’s alleged hush money payments to Stormy Daniels meets.
Oliver O’Connell30 March 2023 22:11
Fired Fox News producer speaks out on ‘coerced’ Dominion testimony
A former producer at Fox News is becoming the network’s newest headache as the conservative media organisation reels from embarassing revelations about the network’s embrace of Donald Trump’s nonsense election fraud conspiracies in the wake of the 2020 election.
Abby Grossberg is now on somewhat of a media tour after being fired from the network; the former producer for Tucker Carlson and Maria Bartiromo lost her job after filing a lawsuit against her bosses, alleging that the company coerced her into watering down her testimony given as part of Dominion Voting Systems’s $1.6bn lawsuit against the channel.
John Bowden has the story for The Independent.
Oliver O’Connell30 March 2023 21:50
Full story: Manhattan grand jury looking into second Trump hush money payment, report says
The Manhattan grand jury empaneled as part of District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s investigation into a hush payment made on Donald Trump’s behalf in 2016 is now reportedly looking at a second payment made to another woman — this time, a former Playboy model.
John Bowden has the full details.
Oliver O’Connell30 March 2023 21:35
DeSantis ‘ignorant and foolish’ for Putin comments says Trump in nuclear war fear-mongering video
The former president sought to tie the Florida governor to remarks made in the past by Senator Mitt Romney and even the late Senator John McCain.
Oliver O’Connell30 March 2023 21:20
‘Biggest insurance company bailout in globalist history’: Trump slams ‘Rino Ron’ over Florida hurricane response
Donald Trump hits out at “Rino Ron DeSanctimonious” over delivering the “biggest insurance company bailout in globalist history”.
The former president describes it as a gift to the insurance companies and a disaster for the people of Florida, especially those whose homes were destroyed in Hurricane Ian who he says are getting “pennies on the dollar”.
He then characterised the response to the hurricane as being handled very poorly.
Oliver O’Connell30 March 2023 21:07
Watch: Bizarre static electric shock Trump 2024 campaign video
Why is everyone being electrocuted? Why choose the aesthetic of a turn-of-the-century disaster movie probably found deep in Netflix?
Oliver O’Connell30 March 2023 20:55
Trump tells people to ‘drop-down and pray’ claiming ‘incompetent’ US leaders provoking nuclear conflict
Another drop of campaign videos sees former president Donald Trump fixated on the “big stuff”, the n-word… nuclear.
After blaming “incompetent” US leaders he tells his followers to “drop-down and pray”.
Oliver O’Connell30 March 2023 20:42
Pence reminds voters he was once more than Trump’s VP
Mike Pence is best known as Donald Trump’s vice president, someone who, apart from one dramatic rejection of his boss ’s effort to overturn their 2020 election defeat, served as a steadfastly loyal, mostly uncontroversial No. 2 during his eight years in the White House.
But as Pence approaches a likely 2024 run for president, he’s hoping to project the record of a conservative fighter, opening up to audiences about the parts of his career before he served as Trump’s vice president — his 12 years as a congressman and four years as Indiana governor.
Oliver O’Connell30 March 2023 20:35