GOP governor calls on fellow Republicans to ‘drop’ Trump
Former Defense Secretary Mark Esper is still making headlines with his new book A sacred oath, which recounts his experiences serving Donald Trump. Among the claims he makes is that during the Black Lives Matter protests in the summer of 2020, Mr Trump wanted to deploy 10,000 troops to the streets of Washington and order them to open fire on the protesters.
Mr Trump hit back at the story, instead insisting he wanted a similar deployment on January 6, 2021 to maintain order before Joe Biden’s election victory was certified. He claims without proof that he was rebuffed.
Mr Esper, who was removed from office in November 2020 following differences with the former president, has made several startling revelations in his new book titled
Meanwhile, a new report has claimed former President Donald Trump was being “completely bizarre” by the various grim stories swirling around Madison Cawthorn, the far-right young congressman who was recently embarrassed by images and unflattering videos of his lewd antics. Mr. Cawthorn was also caught twice carrying a handgun at an airport and had multiple encounters with police while driving.
Report: Trump promises ‘revenge’ at fundraiser
the New York TimesLast night, Maggie Haberman shared some choice quotes from Trump at a Congressional Republican National Committee fundraiser, where it appears the former president was in an optimistic mood:
Andrew NaughtyMay 10, 2022 9:25 a.m.
Steve Bannon threatens Mark Esper over Trump revelations
Former White House strategist Steve Bannon has vowed revenge on Mark Esper for making shocking revelations against Donald Trump in his new book.
“Now let me be brutally blunt Esper, because your book is going to be torn up like Bill Barr’s [book]…So don’t think you’re skipping away from that. When we come to power, don’t think you can live without it,” the far-right political pundit said in his podcast on Monday.
“You’re going to be held responsible for this, brother.”
Alisha Rahaman SarkarMay 10, 2022 08:45
House panel moves closer to issuing subpoenas to GOP members
The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot is moving closer to issuing subpoenas to Republican members of Congress to compel them to cooperate.
The panel is expected to make a final decision on the subpoenas within the next two weeks before public hearings in June, sources familiar with the matter said. The Guardian.
Sources say Republican leaders’ refusal to help with the investigation in any form caused a stir among committee members, prompting them to deliberately issue subpoenas.
Alisha Rahaman SarkarMay 10, 2022 07:58
Esper says he thinks Trump was a ‘threat to democracy’
Former Defense Secretary Mark Esper has said he believes Donald Trump is a threat to democracy, alleging his actions led to the Capitol Riots last year.
“I think, given the events of January 6, given the way he undermined the election results, he enticed people to come to DC, agitated them that morning and failed to cancel them. , to me, this threatens our democracy,” Mr. Esper told Fox News on Monday.
The former defense secretary said he hoped his former boss would not stand for re-election in 2024.
Alisha Rahaman SarkarMay 10, 2022 07:19
Department of Defense ‘attempted to stop Esper’s revelation about Mexico’
The US Department of Defense reportedly tried to prevent former Secretary Mark Esper from revealing that Donald Trump had threatened to bomb Mexico to “destroy” drug labs.
In his next book A Sacred Oath: Memoirs of a Secretary of Defense in Extraordinary TimesMr. Esper recounts a conversation in 2020 where the former president said, “We could just shoot Patriot missiles and take out the labs, quietly.”
Pentagon officials were alarmed by the potential effect the revelation could have on US-Mexico relations, CNN reported, citing sources.
Alisha Rahaman SarkarMay 10, 2022 06:50
Trump says he doesn’t have phones donated by Trump Organization
Former President Donald Trump, in an affidavit filed with the court, said he had no cell phone requested by New York Attorney General Letitia James in the ongoing fraud investigation alleged by the Trump Organization.
In a bid to suspend a $10,000-a-day fine for contempt of court, the former president said he had turned over all documents in his possession that the attorney general’s office had subpoenaed.
Mr Trump said he no longer had a phone the organization gave him in 2015, nor two other flip phones, nor a Samsung phone that “was taken away from me at some point while I was president,” according to a CNN report.
Alisha Rahaman SarkarMay 10, 2022 06:05
Trump refuses to deny wanting to bomb drug labs in Mexico
Former President Donald Trump declined to comment on claims by former Defense Secretary Mark Esper that he suggested launching missiles at Mexico to “destroy the drug labs”.
In an interview with CBS, Mr. Esper claimed that in the last year of the Trump administration, he and other officials had worked tirelessly to prevent “really bad things” from happening under oversight of the former president.
When CBS sought comments from Mr. Trump, he responded by flatly denying all but one of the claims sent by the network.
Reporting by Johanna Chisholm.
Alisha Rahaman SarkarMay 10, 2022 05:25
Trump claims he personally led US military because of ‘lightweight’ defense secretary
Former President Donald Trump claimed he had to ‘lead the military’ while in office because his Secretary of Defense, Mark Esper, was a ‘lightweight’.
Hitting Mr Esper, the former president in a written response to CBS said: “Mark Esper was weak and totally ineffectual and because of that I had to lead the military.
“Mark Esper was a badass who was desperate not to lose his job. He would do anything I wanted, that’s why I called him ‘Yesper’. He was a lightweight and a figurehead , and I realized that very early,” he added.
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Alisha Rahaman SarkarMay 10, 2022 04:54
‘The truth doesn’t benefit Donald’: Michael Cohen testifies in Trump lawsuit
Donald Trump’s longtime fixer and former personal attorney Michael Cohen told reporters on Monday that he was deposed for several hours in a lawsuit filed by protesters who say the organization’s security Trump attacked them outside Trump Tower.
According to Cohen, Donald Trump’s security guards attacked the protesters after being ordered by then-candidate Trump himself to “get rid of” them. The ex-president denied it.
“They asked me a series of questions and I answered them honestly and sincerely,” Mr. Cohen said on Monday, adding: “The truth does not benefit Donald.”
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John BowdenMay 10, 2022 04:26
Manchin won’t say if he’ll support Democrats’ bill to codify abortion rights
Joe Manchin, the centrist Democratic senator whose opposition to the president’s Build Back Better program torpedoed that legislation last year, may be about to break with his party again.
Asked by CNN on Monday if he would join Democrats in voting to advance their bill codifying abortion rights into federal law, he replied, “I’ll wait — until tomorrow,” which means apparently he hasn’t made up his mind.
The West Virginia senator opposed a similar bill in February and has long opposed the use of federal funds to support abortion services.
John BowdenMay 10, 2022 03:26