Trump news today: Trump in double legal bind on Mar-a-Lago taxes and documents, as Ginni Thomas to speak on January 6

Former President Donald Trump speaks in Ohio

New York Attorney General Letitia James is suing Donald Trump and the Trump Organization for committing “numerous acts of fraud and misrepresentation” in preparing annual financial statements between 2011 and 2021.

The lawsuit claims that the fraud was approved at the highest levels of the company, including Trump himself and his sons Donald Trump Jr, Eric Trump and Ivanka Trump. Fraud and misrepresentation have also grossly inflated Trump’s personal net worth by billions of dollars.

False and misleading claims have been used “repeatedly and persistently” to induce banks to lend money on favorable terms, to comply with loan covenants, and to induce insurers to provide coverage for higher limits and lower premiums.

The former president’s legal drama continued on Wednesday, as a federal appeals court found the Justice Department could use the confiscated documents seized in its search for Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate as part of its ongoing investigation. .

Meanwhile, Virginia Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, agreed on Wednesday a voluntary interview with the January 6 committee in Congress.

Ms. Thomas has urged numerous senior officials and allies of the Trump administration to contest the 2020 election result.

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The appeals court says the Justice Department may use confidential documents in Trump’s criminal investigation

A jury of three judges from the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned an order by a Florida federal judge that effectively prohibited the Department of Justice from using confidential documents found in former President Donald Trump’s home in Palm Beach to promote a ‘ criminal investigation of him and his collaborators.

Follow the details on this breaking news here.

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Virginia Thomas, wife of the Supreme Court Justice, accepts a voluntary interview with the committee on January 6

Conservative activist Virginia Thomas, wife of right-wing Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, accepted a voluntary interview with the committee on January 6.

Mark Paoletta, a Thomas attorney, said she was “eager to answer questions from the committee to clear up any misconceptions about her work in connection with the 2020 election.”

According to the Associated Press, Ms.Thomas reportedly contacted lawmakers in Arizona and Wisconsin, both of which are vital fluctuating states, as part of Donald Trump’s attempt to stay in office following his 2020 defeat to Joe Biden.

The announcement that he will speak with the House committee investigating the violent pro-Trump uprising comes after the jury announced it would hold its next, and possibly last, public hearing on September 28.

Graeme Massie has the story.

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‘Let’s move on’: Fox News interrupts the Trump lawsuit press conference

Fox News abruptly terminated a press conference held by New York Attorney General Letitia James after announcing that the state would sue former President Donald Trump and his adult children for alleged fraud.

The network was covering the live press conference, but broke down just as Ms. James was starting to expose the specific crimes the Trump family has been accused of.

Graig Graziosi followed the coverage of the network.

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Marjorie Taylor Greene launches a 10-minute outburst on a plea to help Ukraine

Marjorie Taylor Greene filmed a 10-minute outburst in which she complained that she was asked to support Ukraine in its war with Russia.

The bizarre video of the Georgian MP from her congressional office came when Vladimir Putin announced the summoning of 300,000 Russian reservists and hinted that he would consider using nuclear weapons.

But the non-QA MP was more concerned that a Ukrainian lobbyist had visited her office and left a letter and a used Russian shell.

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Pence hints at a possible 2024 offer for a commitment to speak in Utah

Mike Pence, the former vice president who hoped a pro-Trump mob would be hanged from a Capitol Hill gallows, teased a possible campaign to become the next Republican CEO on Wednesday while speaking to students at Utah Valley University.

An audience member asked Mr. Pence if he will be a candidate for Republican nomination in 2024. Although he was recently spotted in the first primary states including Iowa and New Hampshire, the former Indiana governor declined to give a definitive answer. .

Andrew Feinberg reports on what the former vice president said.

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203 GOP lawmakers try to reject the bill to make overturning the elections more difficult

All but 11 Republicans voted against a measure in the House of Representatives to reform the Electoral Count Act to make sure the presidential election results cannot be overturned.

Republican Representative Liz Cheney of Wyoming co-sponsored the legislation with Democratic Representative Zoe Lofgren. Both members are on the House Select Committee to investigate the US Capitol uprising on January 6.

Eric Garcia reports from Capitol Hill.

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How legal sanctions could paralyze Trump businesses

Donald Trump and his family business are in grave legal and financial danger after New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a $ 250 million civil suit on Wednesday accusing the Trump Organization of mass lying about the value of its assets. to lenders and insurers to obtain advantageous financing.

The lawsuit, the result of an investigation that began in 2018, accuses the former president, his three eldest sons and the Trump Organization of breaking state laws and suggests that the uncovered conduct is also contrary to federal statues.

If Ms. James is successful, the lawsuit could bring Trump’s business empire to its knees in New York and beyond.

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Could a closed Ohio auto plan doom Democrats to take a key Senate seat?

There were a lot of single-number voters in Youngstown, Ohio last weekend when Donald Trump and JD Vance arrived in town.

Thousands of supporters of the former president poured into Covelli Center as the sun set on a warm summer evening, overlooking a meeting between the states of Ohio and Toledo that began around the same time.

And although Trump delivered one of his rambling speeches, targeting complaints to the “radical left” and the FBI over the ongoing investigation into his retention of documents apparently confidential to Mar-a-Lago, there was an argument on the mind of of all in attendance: General Motors’ 2019 retreat from Lordstown, the massive industrial complex and automotive plant just a few miles away.

John Bowden traveled to Youngstown for The independent.

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After failing to change DNA with Covid, Michael Flynn says globalists will try to turn humans into cyborgs

Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn said globalists will try to turn humans into cyborgs after failing to change their DNA with Covid vaccines.

The retired three-star general has become a leading figure in the QAnon conspiracy theory movement and has previously suggested that the U.S. military consider a Myanmar-style coup.

Graeme Massie reports on this absolute madness.

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Is Trump’s Time Finally Up? Are the walls really closing?

The independentAndrew Buncombe examines the multiple challenges facing the former president on many fronts.