Trump touts ‘weight loss’ and ‘excellent’ well being in new report: Live updates

Trump vows to ‘take over’ Washington DC: ‘We are going to make it beautiful’

Donald Trump used President Joe Biden’s 81st birthday to tout his personal obvious weight reduction and “excellent” total well being.

The former president posted a letter from his physician Bruce Aronwald on Truth Social on Monday, studying: “His physical exams were well within the normal range and his cognitive exams were exceptional.”

The letter added that Mr Trump has “reduced his weight through an improved diet and continued daily physical activity, while maintaining a rigorous schedule”.

The former president’s boasts about his obvious good well being got here the identical day that his authorized workforce was in federal courtroom in Washington DC for oral arguments in regards to the partial gag order in his federal election interference case.

Judge Tanya Chutkan dominated that Mr Trump can not make “disparaging or “inflammatory” feedback about individuals or entities concerned within the case introduced by Special Counsel Jack Smith.

Mr Trump’s workforce 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.

Meanwhile, his New York civil fraud trial enters its eighth week. The gag order has been paused in that case.


‘You’re a lawyer, Mike’: Liz Cheney scorns GOP senator for selling newest Jan 6 conspiracy

The former co-chair of the January 6 investigation within the House brawled with Senator Mike Lee, a fellow Republican, on X, previously Twitter, over the weekend after he resurfaced a conspiracy concerning the assault on the Capitol.

Mr Lee, a conservative on the fitting wing of the US Senate, pointed to recently-released footage of Capitol Police officers having comparatively peaceable interactions with riot members as proof that Donald Trump’s supporters have been really welcomed into the Capitol in the course of the assault.

John Bowden stories from Washington, DC:

Oliver O’Connell21 November 2023 12:45

Trump lawyer asks Fulton County DA for assist accessing federal proof in DC case

Donald Trump’s lawyer within the sprawling Fulton County election interference case in Georgia has requested District Attorney Fani Willis — who introduced the case towards the previous president and his 18 co-defendants — for assist having access to lists of proof disclosed to Mr Trump’s defence workforce in his federal election interference case.

A protecting order handed down by Judge Tanya Chutkan, on the request of Department of Justice particular counsel Jack Smith, prevents the disclosure of proof forward of the trial.

Georgia lawyer Steve Sadow has requested Ms Willis to contact Mr Smith and ask if he’ll disclose discovery letter and lists of proof to her, which she will then share with him as he builds his defence case within the state felony indictment.

Given each circumstances contain interference within the 2020 election, there’s potential for crossover between the 2 felony circumstances towards the previous president.

The federal trial is at present scheduled for 4 March 2024, whereas Georgia prosecutors have requested for a trial date in early August 2024. The timing of Mr Trump’s two different felony trials is anticipated to alter however the New York hush-money trial is at present scheduled for 25 March, and the federal categorised paperwork trial is about for 20 May.

What a tangled internet.

Oliver O’Connell21 November 2023 12:15

Special counsel Jack Smith will get 32 of Trump’s non-public Twitter messages

Elon Musk’s X platform handed over 32 direct messages from Donald Trump’s account with the social media platform to particular counsel Jack Smith as a part of his election subversion probe.

The former president was a voracious person of his @actualDonaldTrump as he tried to overturn Joe Biden’s 2020 election victory, however was suspended by the platform, previously often known as Twitter, within the wake of the January 6 assault “due to the risk of further incitement of violence.”

Last November, following Mr Musk’s $44bn buy of the social media app, the billionaire stated that banning Mr Trump had been a mistake. The former president, who has a monetary stake in Truth Social, stated that he would by no means return to Twitter, however in August posted there for the primary time in two years.

But that has not stopped federal prosecutors from having access to a string of Mr Trump’s non-public messages from the high-profile account, based on courtroom filings.

Oliver O’Connell21 November 2023 11:45

Capitol officer’s bodycam exhibits Jan 6 assaults two weeks earlier than suicide

Newly launched video footage has captured the merciless assaults and terrifying scenario {that a} Capitol police officer endured simply two weeks earlier than he took his personal life.

In it, the officer is seen going through a barrage of bodily and verbal assaults from rioters.

People are screaming and lining the partitions of the monument as officers move by.

One lady is seen telling Smith: “Get a real job. We don’t support y’all anymore.”

Outside, another person is yelling repeatedly: “You stand with criminals! You stand with criminals!”

Kelly Rissman stories.

Oliver O’Connell21 November 2023 10:45

Not sufficient meals for Trump at Texas Thanksgiving lunch

While at a Thanksgiving dinner occasion commending US troops serving on the Southern Border, former President Donald Trump jokingly complained that organisers didn’t save him a plate of meals.

“The food looked very good,” the previous president stated at a luncheon for Texas State Patrol officers. “I wanted to have some but they didn’t have any for me.

“They had none left. That’s not good. That’s my kind of food too.”

Mr Trump later took to Truth Social, his social media platform, to thank the officers.

Oliver O’Connell21 November 2023 09:45

Yesterday in courtroom: Judges aren’t shopping for Trump’s gag order enchantment

But the judges additionally seem more likely to slim the scope of the order, hoping to stability First Amendment protections and political speech towards the wave of threats and harassment unleashed by Mr Trump and his supporters in direction of the prosecutors, judges, witnesses and potential jurors concerned with a rising record of litigation towards him.

The gag order imposed by US District Judge Tanya Chutkan final month blocked Mr Trump from launching a “pretrial smear campaign” as he seeks the 2024 Republican nomination for president, the decide wrote.

That order was paused by the appeals courtroom in Washington DC, which heard arguments within the case on Monday throughout a listening to that lasted almost three hours. A ruling just isn’t instantly anticipated.

Alex Woodward stories.

Oliver O’Connell21 November 2023 08:45

Tim Ryan: Democrats should repair their ‘brand’ – and ditch Biden – to win in 2024

Left-leaning activists in Virginia and Ohio specifically appeared energised by their victories, a much-needed increase to their confidence and optimism after heartbreaking defeats for the celebration in 2022 and 2021. Ohioans noticed the election of creator and Trump convert JD Vance to the US Senate, whereas Virginians witnessed the downfall of Terry McAuliffe, their state’s former governor, as he sought to defeat Republican Glenn Youngkin. Both have been thought-about blows to Joe Biden for various causes — in Virginia, Mr McAuliffe ran aligned with Mr Biden and was crushed soundly simply months into the latter’s presidency, and in Ohio the president misplaced a much-needed alternative to choose up a vote for his agenda within the US Senate.

But 2024 is on the horizon, and Democrats are looking forward to the longer term — although not with out some appreciable sense of unease. Their incumbent president stays in deep trouble, if the polling is to be believed, primarily based on considerations about his age and skill to characterize America by means of a time of a number of international crises. At the identical time, the prospect of a Trump victory — with the previous president overtly plotting to unleash the powers of the federal authorities on his political enemies — presents an actual motive to be involved concerning the nation’s future.

Enthusiastic as they’re concerning the celebration’s victory on a poll initiative enshrining abortion rights within the state’s structure, Ohio Democrats are cognizant of the truth that no such problem might be as straight on the poll subsequent yr. What which means for Joe Biden and different Democrats is straightforward: they’ll be working on their very own political reputations, and that of the nationwide Democratic Party.

If you take heed to former Congressman Tim Ryan, that’s an actual downside.

Oliver O’Connell21 November 2023 06:45

How outdated is Trump and the way does that examine to different presidents?

When Donald Trump was inaugurated in January 2017, he grew to become 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 grew to become the nation’s forty sixth president in January 2021.

Before 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.

But relying on who wins the 2024 presidential election, a brand new file might be set as each Mr Biden and Mr Trump are working for reelection.

Oliver O’Connell21 November 2023 04:45

ICYMI: Trump reshares Melania’s response to ‘golden shower’ claims

Speaking in Fort Dodge on Saturday, the previous president introduced up the mostly-debunked 2016 file through which ex-British spy Christopher Steele alleged Mr Trump had paid intercourse staff to urinate on him in a Moscow lodge.

Oliver O’Connell21 November 2023 03:45

DeSantis: Both Trump and Biden are too outdated to run the nation

Speaking to CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday, the Florida governor and 2024 hopeful claimed that he’s within the “prime of my life” whereas his two rivals are removed from it.

“I just think that that’s something that has been shown with Joe Biden. Father Time is undefeated. Donald Trump is not exempt from any of that,” he stated.

Mr DeSantis, 45, stated that working the White House is “not a job for somebody that is pushing 80”.

“I will serve two terms, deliver big results, and get the country moving again,” he advised CNN.

Oliver O’Connell21 November 2023 02:45