Trump vows to ‘take over’ Washington DC: ‘We’re going to make it lovely’
Donald Trump used President Joe Biden’s 81st birthday to tout his personal obvious weight reduction and “glorious” general well being.
The previous president posted a letter from his physician Bruce Aronwald on Fact Social on Monday, studying: “His bodily exams had been effectively throughout the regular vary and his cognitive exams had been distinctive.”
The letter added that Mr Trump has “diminished his weight by an improved weight loss program and continued every day bodily exercise, whereas sustaining a rigorous schedule”.
The previous president’s boasts about his obvious good well being got here the identical day that his authorized crew was in federal courtroom in Washington DC for oral arguments in regards to the partial gag order in his federal election interference case.
Choose Tanya Chutkan dominated that Mr Trump can’t make “disparaging or “inflammatory” feedback about individuals or entities concerned within the case introduced by Particular Counsel Jack Smith.
Mr Trump’s crew argued that restrictions throughout his 2024 marketing campaign would violate his proper to free speech.
A panel of judges didn’t seem to purchase that argument, however an official ruling is but to be made.
In the meantime, his New York civil fraud trial enters its eighth week. The gag order has been paused in that case.
After a brief break, the defence argues that it’s inconceivable that these individuals tagged within the posts by Mr Floyd would know of it, noting that the prosecution contacted them and allow them to know they’d been talked about.
Mr Floyd’s lawyer compares what occurred to somebody shouting throughout Mercedes Benz Stadium somewhat than particularly speaking “with” versus “speaking about”.
He says there have been no threats within the posts made by Mr Floyd.
Oliver O’Connell21 November 2023 20:32
The third witness is Von DuBose, the lawyer for election employees Ruby Freeman and Shaye Moss.
He employed a agency to carry out menace assessments for them. They’re each witnesses within the Georgia case (and a trial to find out how a lot Rudy Giuliani owes them for his personal damaging feedback about them is beginning in a number of weeks).
The menace report spikes had been so excessive following harassment in opposition to them that they needed to depart their home at one level.
Oliver O’Connell21 November 2023 20:05
Subsequent up on the witness stand is Gabriel Sterling, COO of the Georgia Secretary of State’s workplace. He’s proven the varied Twitter posts by which he’s tagged in each his skilled and private accounts and known as a chunk of “💩”.
The defence crew retains calling the @ image an “ampersand” which as we all know is definitely “&”.
Mr Stirling tells them that such insults are par for the course as a public determine.
He says he didn’t contact regulation enforcement concerning these particular tweets.
Oliver O’Connell21 November 2023 20:02
Mr Floyd’s defence lawyer is trying to choose at much less of what his consumer stated and extra about how social media works. He’s contending that tagging somebody in a publish just isn’t speaking straight with that particular person.
He additionally argues that Mr Floyd was not asking for individuals to answer his posts (it was of their feedback that the threats had been made).
Choose Scott McAfee seems to be bored with this nitpicking.
DA Willis is now questioning Mr Hill on redirect. She notes that the bond settlement consists of no “oblique” communication with witnesses in addition to direct communication.
Oliver O’Connell21 November 2023 19:43
The state is arguing that Mr Floyd’s tweets led to additional harassment of these talked about, together with Ruby Freeman, as per the touch upon the tweet learn out in courtroom beneath:
Oliver O’Connell21 November 2023 19:16
Mr Floyd’s lawyer tried to argue that the Twitter/X account in query can’t be confirmed to be his consumer’s.
The witness, Mr Hill, lists the a number of methods by which they might determine that the account belongs to Mr Floyd, maybe most damningly that his lawyer referred to in a courtroom submitting as his consumer’s posts.
As Mr Floyd’s social media posts are learn out to the courtroom referring to Brad Raffensperger, Ruby Freeman, and former defendant Jenna Ellis, Mr Hill confirms that Ms Ellis is now a witness for the state following her plea deal.
Oliver O’Connell21 November 2023 19:00
Fulton County: Fani Willis argues for first time in sprawling Georgia election case
Fulton County District Legal professional Fani Willis is arguing why her workplace believes Harrison Floyd’s bond must be revoked and he must be despatched again to jail for intimidating witnesses.
Mr Floyd’s defence crew argues that the tweets that landed him again in courtroom weren’t meant to be intimidating. His lawyer says “there’s no want” to ship him again into state custody, and prosecutors merely “might’ve addressed the problem” by calling up his attorneys with their issues first. However then he defends his consumer’s feedback as “political speech” that “the state is attempting to silence.”
Ms Willis stated she’ll name three witnesses: Michael Hill, an investigator in her workplace; Gabe Sterling, a key deputy within the Secretary of State’s workplace; and Ruby Freeman’s lawyer Von DuBose.
Ms Freeman was one of many election employees who had been harrassed after engaged on the 2020 election in Fulton County.
Oliver O’Connell21 November 2023 18:40
Taking place now: Fulton County choose considers revoking Trump co-defendant’s bond
Fulton County District Legal professional Fani Willis final week filed a movement asking county Superior Court docket Choose Scott McAfee to revoke the bond of Harrison Floyd. She wrote in her movement that Floyd has been trying to intimidate and call seemingly witnesses and his co-defendants in violation of the phrases of his launch.
Floyd’s attorneys wrote in a courtroom submitting that Willis’ allegations are with out benefit and that the movement is a “retaliatory measure” in opposition to their consumer. Floyd “neither threatened or intimidated anybody and definitely didn’t talk with a witness or co-defendant straight or not directly,” they wrote.
Right here’s a recap of how Mr Floyd ended up right here:
Oliver O’Connell21 November 2023 18:33
A lot has been manufactured from Biden’s age, however Trump is barely 4 years youthful…
When Donald Trump was inaugurated in January 2017, he turned the oldest commander-in-chief sworn in on the age of 70 years and 220 days outdated.
That was surpassed by his successor Joe Biden, who was 78 years and 61 days when he turned the nation’s forty sixth president in January 2021.
Earlier than Mr Trump, Ronald Reagan was the oldest particular person to imagine the presidency at 69 years and 349 years outdated at his first inauguration in 1981.
Reagan was the oldest president when he left workplace on the age of 77 in 1989, simply 22 days away from turning 78.
However relying on who wins the 2024 presidential election, a brand new document might be set as each Mr Biden and Mr Trump are operating for reelection.
Oliver O’Connell21 November 2023 18:30
Pizzagate: The Return
On Monday, an X consumer tried to hyperlink the founding father of Media Issues – the left-leaning non-profit group that final week accused X of selling adverts from international corporations alongside pro-Hitler content material – to the proprietor of the so-called “Pizzagate restaurant”.
Mr Musk then boosted the publish by replying to it, with the one-word phrase: “Bizarre.”
Now, the three-year-old conspiracy idea and baseless claims of its ties to Media Issues have been promoted to the tech mogul’s 160 million followers.
Martha McHardy has the story.
Oliver O’Connell21 November 2023 18:00
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