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Donald Trump was booed by a crowd of South Carolina football fans Saturday as he appeared at Clemson University for the Palmetto Bowl. Although there was a sizable contingent of Trump fans in the crowd, several videos captured the overwhelming ridicule directed at the former president upon his arrival at the alma mater of his Republican rival Nikki Haley.
In what was bizarrely dubbed a “Happy Thanksgiving” post on Truth Social, the former president once again unleashed on what he described as “the racist and incompetent Attorney General of the State of New York, Letitia “Peekaboo” James,” radical left Trump Hating judge, a ‘psycho’, Arthur Engoron” and “his politically biased and corrupt campaign finance offender, Chief Secretary Alison Greenfield”.
Hours earlier, a court security official said Trump’s violation of his ban on fraud cases led to Judge Arthur Engoron and his staff facing hundreds of “serious and credible” threats.
“When Mr. Trump violated the silence orders, the number of threatening, intimidating, and disparaging messages increased,” Wednesday’s filing said, in support of the judge’s opposition to the silence order.
Many of the threats were anti-Semitic and came by phone, text, email and social media, with transcripts of voicemails delivered to Judge Engoron’s law clerk running to 275 pages, the filing said.
Bob Woodward undermines Trump’s excuse for not returning classified papers: ‘He’s not busy’
Famed journalist Bob Woodward dismissed the idea that Donald Trump was “too busy” to return boxes of classified documents stored at Mar-a-Lago, recalling the long conversations he had with the former president at the time while researching a book. .
Woodward, who has written four books about Mr. Trump and serves as an associate editor The Washington Post, sat down for an interview on MSNBC, during which he recalled that the former president often insisted he was “too busy” to talk for long, but would end up spending more time talking to him than Woodward had allotted.
Craig GraziosiNovember 27, 2023 8:00 AM
ICYMI: Trump’s Truth Social is suing 20 media outlets over financial loss reports
Donald Trump’s Truth Social platform has filed a lawsuit against 20 media organizations for making what it says are defamatory statements about the company’s financial losses.
In the lawsuit, filed Monday in the 12th District Court of Sarasota County, Florida, Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG) accuses the “reckless and malicious” media of falsely reporting that the company has lost $73 million since its launch .
Craig GraziosiNovember 27, 2023 7:00 am
Trump lawyers dismiss death threats as ‘irrelevant’ to federal silence order
A wave of death threats and anti-Semitic and homophobic messages have been sent to the judge overseeing Donald Trump’s fraud trial and to his law clerk, according to a state court filing.
A filing supporting New York Judge Arthur Engoron’s opposition to a freeze on a gag order in the case includes a statement from the court’s top security official, who has collected “hundreds of threats, disparaging and intimidating comments and anti-Semitic messages” that followed the previous ruling. intimidation of the president.
Federal prosecutors — who are seeking a separate silence order — shared those threats with the federal appeals court judges, who will decide whether Mr. Trump should be silenced in his election interference case.
But on Friday, the former president’s lawyers dismissed those threats as “irrelevant.”
Read more from The independent:
Craig GraziosiNovember 27, 2023 6:00 am
ICYMI: Rudy Giuliani Sued for Skipping a $10,000 Payment to an Accounting Firm
Rudy Giuliani is facing a new lawsuit.
A former associate is suing him for $10,000, adding to the mountain of debt facing the former New York City mayor and Trump attorney.
BST & Co. CPAs, LLP, an accounting firm based in Latham, New York, claims that he had the firm conduct a review of his business interests while he was divorcing his wife, Judith Nathan, without paying him.
Including interest, the company is now trying to recover about $25,000.
Michelle Del Rey reports:
Craig GraziosiNovember 27, 2023 04:59
Wife of Iowa GOP official found guilty of 52 counts of 2020 election fraud
The wife of a Republican politician in Iowa has been convicted of dozens of criminal charges in connection with a 2020 voter fraud scheme aimed at putting her husband in power.
Kim Phuong Taylor submitted the ballots on behalf of voters who had not given her permission to do so.
She was convicted of a total of 52 charges, including 26 charges of providing false information to register and vote, 23 charges of voter fraud and three charges of fraudulent registration to vote. She faces up to five years in prison for each charge.
The independent‘s John Bowden has more:
Craig GraziosiNovember 27, 2023 4:00 am
Trump’s lawyers in his New York fraud case are targeting the accountants
Judge Arthur Engoron has already found Donald Trump and his co-defendants liable for fraud outlined in the New York attorney general’s blockbuster lawsuit.
In the eighth week of the trial on her bomb charges, the former president’s lawyers have limited their defense: blame the accountants.
Craig GraziosiNovember 27, 2023 3:00 am
Appeals court judges aren’t convinced by Trump’s opposition
A federal appeals court will determine whether a silence order should remain in effect in Donald Trump’s federal election interference case.
This week, Trump’s lawyer John Sauer repeatedly argued in court that his client’s statements are “core political speech” protected under the First Amendment.
But Judge Patricia Millett interrupted at one point to ask whether these comments were merely protected political speech or “political speech aimed at derailing or corrupting the criminal justice process.”
Craig GraziosiNovember 27, 2023 2:00 am
Eric Garcia: ‘The Maga release of the January 6 tapes is about revenge’
Newly elected Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives Mike Johnson this week released more than 44,000 hours of unedited footage from the January 6 attack on the US Capitol.
It’s less about transparency and more about revenge on Democratic officials who investigated the riot and the former president’s role. The independentEric Garcia writes:
Republicans know January 6 is a huge albatross around their necks and they hope to reshape the narrative about the riot so they can move forward. The problem is that the loudest voices are giving the game away and revealing that this is not just an attempt to whitewash the events, but rather to engineer interference and defend Mr. Trump.
Craig GraziosiNovember 27, 2023 1:00 am
One of Trump’s co-defendants in his Georgia case won’t be going back to prison anytime soon
Harrison Floyd, the leader of Black Voices for Trump, has “engaged in a pattern of intimidation” against his co-defendants and witnesses since he was released on bail in August in the Trump election interference case in Georgia, the Fulton County District said. Law firm.
But after a three-hour hearing on Tuesday, Judge Scott McAfee refused to send Mr Floyd back to prison and ordered the parties to prepare an order reflecting his public statements.
The hearing marked prosecutor Fani Willis’ courtroom debut in the case.
She fiercely defended her plan to strip Mr. Floyd of bond.
“I’m threatened every day anyway,” she told the judge. “I am a public servant, the voters elected me and I put myself in that position. That does not give him the right to contact co-suspects or intimidate other witnesses. And frankly, it’s really in the defendant’s best interest to keep quiet about this case because it can and will be used against him.”
Read more inside The independent:
Craig GraziosiNovember 27, 2023 12:00 AM
ICYMI: Read some of the ‘serious and credible’ death threats against Trump’s fraud trial judge and his staff
“You should be executed,” one message reads.
“Trust me when I say this,” reads another. “I will come for you. I don’t care. No one will stop me either.”
These are just some of the messages collected by a top security official in the New York justice system, who reviewed hundreds of threatening, anti-Semitic and homophobic messages targeting the judge who oversaw Donald Trump’s fraud trial, as well as members of his staff.
We have a court file detailing the threats they received:
Craig GraziosiNovember 26, 2023 11:00 PM