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Trump news today: McConnell says ex-president not his ‘fan’ as he warns Republicans not to ‘screw up’ mid-terms

Mitch McConnell explains why he will always support Donald Trump

Donald Trump launched a personal attack on former National Security Council Director Fiona Hill after the publication of a New York Times interview in which the Russian expert accused him of having “fired a Putin” after the 2020 elections.

In an angry statement, Mr Trump said if Ms Hill didn’t have her British accent “she would be nothing”.

Meanwhile, Mr Trump raised his eyebrows as he endorsed Dr Mehmet Oz to represent Pennsylvania in the US Senate. “I have known Dr. Oz for many years, as have many others, even if only through his highly successful television show,” Mr. Trump said in a statement. “He lived with us through the screen and was always popular, respected and intelligent.”

The announcement outraged many conservatives, including the previous Trump-endorsed nominee for the seat.

“I have huge respect for President Trump,” tweeted Sean Parnell, who dropped out of the race in November. “But I’m disappointed with that. Oz is the antithesis of everything that made Trump the best president I’ve ever had – he’s the farthest from America First and he’d be terrible for PA.

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ICYMI: The moment Washington gave up on the pandemic

Eric Garcia writes: As politicians from all walks of life test positive for Covid-19, neither side can agree to pass a bill to fund tests and vaccines that until recently were straightforward.

Olivier O’ConnellApril 13, 2022 04:00

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How White Nationalists Use The Game To Recruit For Terror

Experts warn that far-right agitators are using online gaming platforms to spread hate and recruit a new generation of converts. Supercharged by the rise of gambling and social isolation during the pandemic, scholars of extremism say more needs to be done to control these platforms to cook up hate. Reporting by Io Dodds.

How “Supercharged” White Nationalists Use The Game To Recruit For Terror

Experts warn that far-right agitators are using online gaming platforms to spread hate and recruit a new generation of converts. Supercharged by the rise of gambling and social isolation during the pandemic, scholars of extremism say more needs to be done to control these platforms to cook up hate. Io Dodds reports

Olivier O’ConnellApril 13, 2022 03:15

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Voices: What a Democrat in Trump’s district can teach his colleagues about how to win

Cindy Axne represents one of 16 rare “crossover districts”: a district that voted for a congressman the opposite of how it voted for president. Eric Garcia looks at what other Democrats could learn from her.

Olivier O’ConnellApril 13, 2022 02:30

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‘Therefore, our country is going to hell’: Trump refuses to endorse ‘coward’ for governor

Donald Trump has made a big deal of his contempt for Republican officials who refused to back him in his efforts to nullify the 2020 election, and he has now gone after another: the gubernatorial candidate of Pennsyvania, Bill McSwain, whom the former president criticizes for not aggressively pushing false allegations of massive voter fraud when he was a lawyer in the United States.

Here is Mr. Trump’s statement:



One person in Pennsylvania that I will not endorse is Bill McSwain for governor. He was the US Attorney who did absolutely nothing about the massive voter fraud that took place in Philadelphia and across the Commonwealth. He said Barr told him not to do anything (because Barr was afraid of being impeached by the Democrats), but he should have done his job anyway. Without free and fair elections, we have no country. Don’t vote for Bill McSwain, a coward, who failed our country. He knew what was going on and let it go. It was there for the taking and it failed so badly. Many American lawyers were probably told not to do anything by Barr. Therefore, our country is going to hell.

The findings of True the Vote are momentous and Bill McSwain should be ashamed of himself, as should many Republican leaders who failed to act. They said Philadelphia and Detroit were two of the most corrupt places in the country, with Georgia being one of the most corrupt states!

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Olivier O’ConnellApril 13, 2022 01:45

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Trump endorser officially files case to take on Murkowski

As candidates line up for the 2022 midterm elections, Donald Trump’s coveted endorsement has gone to various Republicans trying to unseat members of their own party whom the former sees as insufficiently loyal.

Among his most hated GOP figures is Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski, one of the few senators who voted to convict the ex-president after the Jan. 6 uprising — and now his chosen challenger for Ms. Murkowski, Kelly Tshibaka, officially filed to begin his campaign.

Also on the Alaska ballot is Sarah Palin, who recently won Mr. Trump’s endorsement for her campaign to take the state’s Open House seat.

Olivier O’ConnellApril 13, 2022 12:15 a.m.

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Former cop found guilty of January 6 offenses

A federal jury has convicted a former Virginia police officer of storming the US Capitol with another off-duty officer to prevent Congress from certifying President Joe Biden’s 2020 election victory.

On Monday, jurors convicted former Rocky Mount police officer Thomas Robertson of the six counts he faced following the January 6, 2021 riot, including charges of interfering with police at the Capitol and entering a restricted area with a dangerous weapon. , a big wooden stick.

His sentencing hearing was not immediately scheduled.

Robertson’s jury trial was the second among hundreds of Capitol riot cases. The first ended last month with jurors convicting a Texas man, Guy Reffitt, of all five counts in his indictment.

Robertson did not testify at his trial, which began last Tuesday. Jurors deliberated for several hours over two days before reaching their unanimous verdict.

Olivier O’ConnellApril 12, 2022 11:30 p.m.

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Kinzinger: Trump admitted to having attempted a coup

Adam Kinzinger, one of two Republicans on the Jan. 6 committee, once again made clear his views on Donald Trump’s role in the Capitol riot he and his colleagues are investigating, as well as the prospect to hold the ex-president accountable.

“There’s no criminal component to what the House of Representatives can do,” he said, “but we can certainly get that information out there, and the DoJ can look into it and do what he wants.”

Olivier O’ConnellApril 12, 2022 10:45 p.m.

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Watch: Tucker Carlson speaks to openly racist academic

Fox News’ Tucker Carlson has recently made waves with his conspiracy about the Jan. 6 riot and his increasingly pro-Putin statements about the conflict in Ukraine, including questioning well-established facts of crimes of war in places like Bucha.

However, he still features guests with a variety of extreme viewpoints, and this week’s uproar comes from an interview he did with famed Princeton scholar Amy Wax, whom he hosted for a chat. amazing about immigration and the intellectual faculties of students of different nationalities and ethnic backgrounds.

Watch an excerpt from their interview below.

Olivier O’ConnellApril 12, 2022 10:13 p.m.

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South Dakota attorney general indicted for fatal accident

The South Dakota House on Tuesday impeached state Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg over a 2020 car accident in which he killed a pedestrian, but initially said he could have hit a deer or other large animal .

Ravnsborg, a Republican, is the first public official to be impeached in South Dakota history. He will be at least temporarily removed from office pending the historic Senate trial, where a two-thirds majority is needed to be convicted on impeachment. The Senate must wait at least 20 days to hold its trial, but has not yet set a date.

Ravnsborg did not contest a pair of traffic offenses in the crash last year, including illegal lane changing. He called Joseph Boever’s death a tragic accident.

In narrowly voting to impeach Ravnsborg, the Republican-controlled House accused him of committing crimes that caused someone’s death, making ‘numerous false statements’ to law enforcement after the crash and for using his office to navigate the criminal investigation. A conviction in the Senate would mean that Ravnsborg would be barred from holding any state office in the future.

“When we deal with the life of one of your citizens, I think it weighed heavily on everyone,” said Republican Rep. Will Mortenson, who presented the articles of impeachment.

Olivier O’ConnellApril 12, 2022 10:02 p.m.

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Trump endorsement sees Dr Oz spend $1 million on ads

A new ad released by the candidate this week features a short excerpt from Mr. Trump’s recent remarks to a cheering rally crowd in North Carolina during which he confirmed his endorsement of the famed TV doctor.

John Bowden has the last.

Olivier O’ConnellApril 12, 2022 9:54 p.m.

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