Eric Trump claims Putin could tell Donald Trump was ‘a very strong person’
Donald Trump and his children Donald Trump Jr and Ivanka Trump have filed an appeal in their fight against the New York attorney general’s attempt to depose them as part of a civil investigation into the Trump Organization. Their lawyers argue that a lower court erred by denying the Trumps’ request to quash their subpoenas for testimony.
The former president began his week with a bizarre phone interview on Fox Business in the course of which he referred to Vladimir Putin’s nuclear threats as “the n-word”, dismissed climate change as “a thing called weather”, and insisted he would continue running on the supposed theft of the 2020 election despite the host’s suggestion it could hurt Republicans at the polls.
His excitable Monday morning comes after an event in Florida over the weekend during which he appeared to promise a return to the White House.
Following his remarks, Republican US Rep Liz Cheney warned that the ex-president could face criminal penalties over attacks on the US Capitol on 6 January, 2021, telling NBC that the House select committee investigating the assault is considering whether to recommend criminal punishment for the “Kind of supreme dereliction of duty that you saw with President Trump.”
Meanwhile, “Cowboys for Trump” founder Couy Griffin has been found guilty of a misdemeanor charge stemming from the January 6 capitol riot. He faces up to a year in prison for trespassing on restricting capitol grounds. He was acquired on a separate charge of disorderly conduct.
‘Cowboys for Trump’ founder complains Marjorie Taylor Greene didn’t attend trial
Couy Griffin, the New Mexico county commissioner convicted Tuesday for trespassing on Capitol grounds during the January 6 riot, is unhappy with Marjorie Taylor Greene and other far-right representatives for missing his brief trial in Washington.
Oliver O’Connell22 March 2022 20:35
Palin: ‘I have nothing to lose’ says former governor considering Alaska congressional run
Sarah Palin has said she is considering a congressional run to fill the seat vacated last week by representative Don Young.
The former Alaska governor said on Monday she is ready to throw her hat into the ring as one of the contenders to replace Young, who died on 18 March at the age 88, adding she had “nothing to lose”.
Appearing on Newsmax TV’s TheBalanceMs Palin said she would be “humbled and honored” to fill Young’s seat.
Oliver O’Connell22 March 2022 20:20
Jimmy Kimmel teases Republicans over Ketanji Brown Jackson hearings
On his late-night show Jimmy Kimmel Live!the host joked that the hearings “give a number of our Republican senators a chance to compete in one of their favorite events: the subtle racism jamboree.”
Oliver O’Connell22 March 2022 19:50
Jen Psaki tests positive for Covid-19
Ms Psaki said she had been in “two socially-distanced” meetings with the president on Monday, but that he “is not considered a close contact as defined by CDC guidance.”
Oliver O’Connell22 March 2022 19:20
Eric Trump mocked over Biden bike comments
Eric Trump was quickly ridiculed after he criticized Joe Biden for going for a bike ride while spending the weekend at his beach house in Delaware amid the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Oliver O’Connell22 March 2022 19:00
Gunman with AK-47 filmed aiming at Texas border patrol helicopter
Unnerving footage from a Texas Department of Public Safety helicopter appears to show a man in Mexico pointing a gun directly at the aircraft.
the video, which was obtained by Fox News reporter Bill Melugin, shows an aerial view of Starr County, Texas as the copter flies over it. At one point, the camera zooms into a red vehicle on the Mexico side of the border, where a man is standing outside the passenger door with a rifle in his hands. Suddenly, he hoists it up and aims straight at the camera.
Oliver O’Connell22 March 2022 18:40
‘The most VEEP thing we’ve seen in at least a few weeks’
Kamala Harris has once again been mocked by Republicans and meme-creators for repeating the same expression four times in quick succession.
The vice president, who was speaking on Monday in Sunset, Louisiana, repeated the same phrase, “the significance of the passage of time”, four times in a row.
Oliver O’Connell22 March 2022 18:20
Lindsey Graham ridiculed for storming off after ranting at Ketanji Brown Jackson
His actions were described as “simply bizarre”.
Oliver O’Connell22 March 2022 18:00
Jimmy Kimmel rips ‘Cancun Karen’ Ted Cruz for airport meltdown
In the 21 March edition of his late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! the comedian joked about the incident in which it is alleged that Cruz became “angry and confrontational” with airport staff at a check-in desk.
Kimmel wisecracked: “He should stay out of airports, right?” and then called him “Cancun Karen”, a reference to when Cruz went on holiday to Mexico during an energy crisis in February 2021, when millions of Texans were left without power and water amid freezing temperatures.
Oliver O’Connell22 March 2022 17:22
‘Cowboys for Trump’ founder convicted of Jan 6 misdemeanour charge
“Cowboys for Trump” founder Couy Griffin has been found guilty of a misdemeanor charge stemming from the January 6 capitol riot.
Footage presented in Judge Trevor McFadden’s courtroom showed Griffin, a New Mexico county commissioner, climbing a bike ramp as he made his way to the capitol.
Griffin faces up to a year in prison for trespassing on restricted Capitol grounds, though McFadden acquitted him on a separate charge of disorderly conduct.
Oliver O’Connell22 March 2022 16:53
George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.