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For the past few years, its become a political truism to speak of two Americasthe Red America of Donald Trump, the Blue America of Joe Bidenand their parallel, nonintersecting realities, which shape everything from party preferences to belief in the basic principles of science. The pandemic has tragically reinforced this narrative. One need only look at a map charting the latest spikes in cases, which show up as bright-red splotches across Republican-leaning states in the South and Midwest where Trump remains remarkably popular. Biden is President now, but there are no real signs that his lower-key leadership and appeals to national unity are measurably closing the national divide. In fact, the latest Associated Press/NORCpoll, out this week, shows that, today, sixty-six per cent of Republicans believe Trumps Big Liethat Biden was not legitimately electedwhich is a percentage point more than in February.
Eric Swalwell Incitement Suit For Jan 6 Riots
Swalwell v. Trump, No 21-cv-00586
Plaintiff: Representative Eric Swalwell
Case Summary: On Mar. 5, 2021, Representative Eric Swalwell sued Donald Trump and several associates in DC federal court over the Jan. 6 riots. Much like Representative Bennie Thompsons related suit, Swalwell alleges that Trump and his co-defendantsDonald Trump Jr., Representative Mo Brooks , and Rudy Giulianiviolated the Ku Klux Klan Act by conspiring to interfere with the Electoral College count on Jan. 6.
Swalwells suit also goes one step further: it claims that the defendants should be held civilly liable for negligence because they committed criminal incitement under DCs local code, which establishes the standard of care. Notably, Swalwell says that Trump violated the same DC code§22-1321that DC AG Karl Racine is apparently focusing on in his own criminal investigation into Trumps conduct.
Beyond the civil rights and incitement counts, Swalwell also claims that the defendants are liable for encouraging the rioters violent conduct and for intentionally inflicting emotional distress on members of Congress in connection with the attack on the Capitol.
Case Status: Swalwell filed his complaint on Mar. 5, 2021.
Update: On May 17, 2021, Giuliani filed a motion to dismiss the claims against him. He argued that his speech did not qualify as incitement, that he never formed a conspiracy with the other defendants or the rioters, and that his speech was ultimately protected by the First Amendment.
How Many Times Has Donald Trump Considered Running For President
Former U.S. President Donald Trump visits an unfinished section of the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border in Pharr, Texas, U.S. June 30, 2021. REUTERS/Callaghan OHare
Donald Trump has considered running for president many times. However, he has been in an election three total times. Trump began considering running for president in 1987-1988. He was also dealing with casino debts from buying the Taj Mahal casino.
In 2000, Trump entered the presidential race as a Reform Party candidate. He received over 15,000 votes in the California primary.
In 2003-2004, Donald Trump started hosting The Apprentice. He began thinking about running for president then, however, decided against it.
In March 2011, Wall Street Journal poll shows Trump was leading over Romney for presidential candidates. Then in April, Trump wanted Obama to provide the U.S. with his birth certificate. In May, Trump announces that he will not run for president.
Eventually, Donald Trump became the president.
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Capitol Police Suit For Jan 6 Riots
Blassingame v. Trump, No. 21-cv-00858
Plaintiff: James Blassingame and Sidney Hemby, two Capitol police officers
Case Summary: On Mar. 30, 2021, two Capitol Police Officers sued Donald Trump for injuries they sustained during the Jan. 6 riots in DC. The officersJames Blassingame and Sidney Hembysay they were maced with bear spray, attacked with fists and flagpoles, and even crushed against a door as they tried to protect the Capitol from pro-Trump intruders.
Much like the other Jan. 6 suits against Trump, the officers pin their injuries on Trumps incendiary rhetoric before and during violence. Both allege that Trump directed the rioters to assault them, aided the rioters in committing those assaults, and negligently incited the riot in violation of DCs public safety codes. Blassingame also accuses Trump of directing intentional infliction of emotional distress, pointing to the racial slurs and taunts that the intruders allegedly hurled at him during the violence.
Case Status: The officers filed their suit in DC federal court on Mar. 30, 2021. On Apr. 28, 2021, the plaintiffs added two new conspiracy claims against Trump, one based on the KKK Act and the other on common law conspiracy. They allege that Trump illegally conspired with the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers to storm the Capitol, which in turn caused the plaintiffs injuries.
Update: Donald Trump filed a motion to dismiss on June 24, 2021.
Fulton County Georgia Criminal Election Influence Investigation
Prosecuting Office: Fulton County, GA District Attorneys Office.
Case Summary: On Feb. 10, 2021, the Fulton County DAs Office opened an investigation into attempted election interference by former President Trump. The investigation is looking into potential violations of Georgia election laws, including the solicitation of election fraud, the making of false statements to state and local governmental bodies, conspiracy, racketeering, violation of oath of office and any involvement in violence or threats related to the elections administration.
Case Status: On Feb. 10, 2021, the Fulton County DAs Office sent letters to Governor Brian Kemp, Lieutenant Governor Duncan, Secretary of State Raffensperger, and Attorney General Carr informing them of the new investigation and requesting that all records relating to the election, including emails sent by employees from non-government accounts, be preserved.
Fulton County DA Fani Willis also reportedly plans to investigate a phone call between Senator Lindsey Graham and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger where Raffensperger claims Graham asked the Secretary of State if he could throw out legally cast ballots. Grahams spokesperson claims that this is not true and Graham was instead asking about the signature verification process. The DAs office is also reportedly looking into whether Rudy Giuliani violated election laws in making false statements to Georgia officials.
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The 2020 United States presidential election was the 59th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. The Democratic ticket of former vice presidentJoe Biden and the junior U.S. senator from California Kamala Harris defeated the incumbent RepublicanpresidentDonald Trump and incumbent vice president Mike Pence. This was the first election since 1992, and the fifth in the past century, in which the incumbent president failed to win a second term. The election saw the highest voter turnout by percentage since 1900, with each of the two main tickets receiving more than 74 million votes, surpassing Barack Obama‘s record of 69.5 million votes from 2008. Biden received more than 81 million votes, the most votes ever cast for a candidate in a U.S. presidential election.
The election results in each state and the District of Columbia were certified by December 9. The presidential electors formally cast their votes for president and vice president on December 14, and their votes were officially counted by Congress from January 67, 2021, before and after pro-Trump insurrectionists stormed the Capitol. Biden and Harris were inaugurated on January 20, 2021.
What Is The Likelihood Of Trump Running In 2024
Former U.S. President Donald Trump greets law enforcement officers while arriving at a border security briefing with Texas Governor Greg Abbott to discuss security at the U.S. southern border with Mexico in Weslaco, Texas, U.S. June 30, 2021. Brandon Bell/Pool via REUTERS
This dying question is on many peoples minds, and critics and fans wonder if Donald Trump will run in 2024. It may be difficult right now for him to decide that.
On Monday, Trump turned 75 years old. He does not seem to show that he is ready and willing to do another presidential election campaign any time soon.
If he were to run in 2024, would the issue of voter fraud once again come up if he were to lose? John Bolton, Trumps former national security advisor, does not believe Trump will run in 2024.
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Summer Zervos Defamation Suit
Zervos vs. Trump, No. 150522/2017 , appeal docketed, No. APL-2020-00009
Plaintiff: Summer Zervos, former contestant on the Apprentice
Case Summary: On Jan. 17, 2017, Zervos filed a suit in New York State Court against Trump for defamation. During Trumps campaign, many women, including Zervos, accused Trump of inappropriate sexual conduct. In her complaint against Trump, Zervos claims that in 2007, while she sought employment from Trump, he kissed her on the lips and touched her inappropriately. After she rejected his advances, his attitude became very business-like and he later offered her a job for half the salary she was seeking. She attempted to contact Trump, noting that she felt she was being penalized for not sleeping with him. Trump said he could not discuss it with her at the time. Zervos says she decided to come forward with these allegations after the Billy Bush Access Hollywood Tape showed Trump speaking in a derogatory manner toward women. In response to her allegations, Trump claims she was lying and was only making these accusations to help the Clinton campaign or to get fame.
Zervos alleges that, as a result of Trumps claims, she has suffered both emotional and financial harm.
This motion has been appealed to the New York Court of Appeals, the highest New York state court.
What The Fuck Just Happened Today
1/ The Senate postponed a vote to suspend the nationâs debt limit after Republicans planned to filibuster the effort for the third time in two weeks. Mitch McConnell and Republicans lawmakers continue to block debate on the legislation as part of their opposition to Bidenâs economic agenda, arguing that Democrats should raise the debt limit unilaterally through reconciliation. Democrats, however, have repeatedly said that reconciliation is not an option, since it would be too complicated, time-consuming, and âriskyâ given the threat of a first-ever default on federal debt. Democrats need at least 10 Republicans to join them to break a filibuster on raising the debt ceiling. Schumer has said he wants Congress to pass legislation on the debt ceiling by the end of the week.
4/ Florida is the only state that hasnât submitted a plan to the Education Department for how itâll use federal Covid-19 relief funds for schools. The stateâs plan is required before more than $2.3 billion in federal aid can be released to Floridaâs schools. The Biden administration, meanwhile, ordered Arizona to stop using federal pandemic funding on a pair of grant programs only available to schools without mask mandates.
poll/ 38% of Americans approve of the job Biden is doing as president â his lowest approval rating since taking office. 53% disapprove.
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There was an innocent time when we might have described the two autocrats game as collusion. But at a minimum, these anecdotes highlight the former presidents wild dissociation from the truth, an ironic characteristic given his repeated denigration of the fake news media. The hypocrisy isnt surprising, but it does bear repeating.