Donald Trump news today: Ex-president rants about war and inflation as he gears up to announce 2024 bid

Adam Schiff says Donald Trump has engaged in ‘wrongdoing’

Donald Trump has taken to Truth Social to lay into January 6 committee vice chair Liz Cheney, calling her a “despicable human being” and raging at the news that the “fake unselect committee” on which she sits may recommend that the Justice Department bring ciminal charges against him.

In an interview broadcast on Sunday, Ms Cheney opined that “a man as dangerous as [Donald Trump] can never be anywhere near the Oval Office ever again” – and declined to rule out running for president herself in the next election.

“I haven’t made a decision about that yet,” she said. “And I’m obviously very focused on my re-election. I’m very focused on the 6 January committee. I’m very focused on my obligations to do the job that I have now. And I’ll make a decision about ‘24 down the road.”

The New York Times reported that Mr Trump may announce a 2024 bid for the White House as soon as this month.

Mr Trump also decried his perceived lack of fair justice and any balance in media reporting. He also referred to last week’s bombshell January 6 testimony, nicknaming former White House staffer “Lyin’ Cassidy Hutchinson”.

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MAGA pastor calls Cassidy Hutchinson a ‘lying witch’

Small town Mississippi preacher turned viral video MAGA pastor Shane Vaughn blasted former Trump staffer Cassidy Hutchinson in an unhinged rant after the ex-aide to then-Chief of Staff Mark Meadows shared explosive testimony with the House Select Committee investigating the attack on Congress on January 6 2021.

Oliver O’Connell5 July 2022 08:30

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Is Hutchinson’s testimony the ‘smoking gun’ that will lead to Trump facing criminal charges?

New testimony before the January 6 committee revealed bombshell after bombshell about what Donald Trump and his closest aides were saying and doing before the violent riot.

Read the full story by Andrew Feinberg here:

Oliver O’Connell5 July 2022 07:30

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Ousters and upsets as 2022 primary election season reaches halfway mark

More than halfway through a tumultuous primary season, voters have rendered verdicts in a number of contests, many of which featured candidates arguing they best represented a continuation of policies favored by former President Donald Trump.

While not on the ballot himself, Trump has played a role in several races, with candidates bearing his endorsement meeting a variety of electoral outcomes. There have also been tumbles by several incumbents, some taken out by Trump-backed challengers and others bested by fellow representatives in faceoffs forced by redistricting.

Here’s what’s happened so far in primary races across the country:

Ousters, upsets halfway through 2022 primary election season

More than halfway through a tumultuous primary season, voters have rendered verdicts in a number of contests, many of which featured candidates arguing they best represented a continuation of policies favored by former President Donald Trump

Oliver O’Connell5 July 2022 06:30

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Recap: January 6 committee’s sixth hearing

Oliver O’Connell5 July 2022 05:30

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Trump tears into ‘despicable human being’ Liz Cheney

An incensed Donald Trump has launched a direct attack on Liz Cheney, the Republican vice-chair of the January 6 committee, calling her a “despicable human being”, decrying her colleagues as “thugs” and complaining that they should be investigating violent left-wing activists instead of him.

Andrew Naughtie has the latest:

Oliver O’Connell5 July 2022 04:30

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Liz Cheney won’t rule out presidential run

said during her first sit-down interview since the public hearings kicked off last month that she hasn’t ruled out making a bid for president in 2024.

Johanna Chisholm reports:

Oliver O’Connell5 July 2022 03:30

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Filmmaker who upended Jan 6 probe talks Trump ‘aggression’ and what he saw

Last week, the select committee received hours of video from Mr Holder after he was issued a subpoena calling for “raw footage” taken by him and his colleagues on the day of the Capitol attack. The subpoena also requested footage of interviews with Mr Trump, Mr Pence, Donald Trump Jr, Eric Trump, Ivanka Trump, or Jared Kushner and “any footage pertaining to discussions of election fraud or election integrity surrounding the November 2020 presidential election”.

In an interview with The Independent, Mr Holder said the focus of the series, which is set to premiere later this year on the Discovery+ streaming service, was on Mr Trump and his three eldest children — Donald Trump Jr, Eric Trump, and Ivanka Trump — and spanned from September 2020 through the last days of Mr Trump’s tumultuous presidency.

Oliver O’Connell5 July 2022 02:30

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Is Cassidy Hutchinson testimony a ‘smoking gun’ and will it lead to criminal charges for Trump?

Former president Donald Trump has been the subject of a criminal investigation by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, two impeachment inquiries led by House Democrats, and a two-year special counsel probe led by a legendary former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. His eponymous real estate company, the Trump Organization, currently awaits trial on tax fraud charges, and more than a few of his former close associates have spent time in federal prison for things done while in his employ.

But after each one, the former president has emerged unscathed, often claiming that the lack of consequences for him means he has been exonerated.

Oliver O’Connell5 July 2022 01:30

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ICYMI: Trump may launch surprise bid for White House this month, report says

Against the backdrop of damning details put forward by the January 6 select committee, former president Donald Trump may soon decide to jump into the 2024 presidential race.

That’s according to new reporting from The New York Times, which said that Mr Trump may make a surprise campaign announcement as soon as this month. The potential looming decision has sent his aides scrambling, according to The Times.

Oliver O’Connell5 July 2022 00:30

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A steep slide for Biden from one July 4 to the next

Last Fourth of July the pandemic appeared to be waning, the economy was booming, inflation was negligible and public approval of his job performance was glowing.

As Biden approaches his second Fourth of July in the White House, his standing couldn’t be more different. A series of miscalculations and unforeseen challenges have Biden struggling for footing as he faces a potentially damaging verdict from voters in the upcoming midterm elections. Even problems that weren’t Biden’s fault have been fuel for Republican efforts to retake control of Congress.

Oliver O’Connell4 July 2022 23:30

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