Trump news today: Ex-president’s jet made emergency landing after engine failure off Louisiana

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Donald Trump’s plane had to make an emergency landing in New Orleans shortly after taking off from the city of Louisiana after the plane suffered an engine failure over the Gulf of Mexico.

The pilot immediately turned around and landed just before 11 p.m. Saturday.

Meanwhile, in a new interview with Republican Party Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, Donald Trump bragged about his alleged history of resisting Russia, reiterating his recent claims that the invasion of Ukraine happened under his supervision.

Claiming his record has been distorted by the “corrupt media”, Mr Trump insisted that “there has never been anyone tougher on Russia than me, and I think Putin, he was honest, so to speak”.

His remarks came after the Biden administration banned all imports of Russian oil, a move Mr Trump said would let the United States “take advantage of Europe”.

Meanwhile, Stephanie Grisham, who served as Mr Trump’s White House press secretary and later as an aide to Melania Trump, said she believed Mr Trump’s approach to the situation in Ukraine would be “completely indifferent” and that he would tell Vladimir Putin to “leave”. in there,” she said on ABC View.

Ms Grisham added that the former president was “afraid” of Mr Putin, but also “greatly admired him”.

She also said, “He loved dictators, he loved people who could kill anyone, including the press.”

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McCarthy again dodges question about repercussions for Marjorie Taylor Greene

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has faced tough questions about whether he stands by statements that two far-right members of his caucus could return to congressional committee duties if the GOP was gaining control of the chamber in the fall.

Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, Mr McCarthy confirmed to reporters that Representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene and Paul Gosar still had the option of returning to active roles on House panels, even after being publicly reprimanded for attending an event presented as a far-right alternative. at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) organized by a semi-famous white nationalist, Nick Fuentes.

He also declined to comment on whether the two lawmakers would face any backstage repercussions, telling reporters that his conversations with members would not be made public.

Reporting by John Bowden of Washington, DC.

Olivier O’ConnellMarch 9, 2022 10:25 p.m.

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Trump says ‘be careful what you wish for’ on Germany and Japan rearming

In an extensive Full Send Podcast interview published Wednesday covering news, golf and his tenure, former President Donald Trump said “be careful what you wish for” when it comes to Germany and of Japan rebuilding their armies in light of the Russian attack on Ukraine.

Trump: Germany has now agreed to rebuild its military. and they decided that they were going to do everything and now they were going to rebuild their army. Be careful what you wish for.

Interviewer: Why?

Trump: Well, take a look at the last two world wars, take a look at the last two world wars with Germany. You know, there’s a theory that Germany shouldn’t rebuild their army so much… and Japan will now rebuild their army, just be careful what you wish for.

Olivier O’ConnellMarch 9, 2022 10:16 p.m.

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Chilling details revealed about alleged plot to kidnap and ‘hogtie’ Michigan governor

We wanted to hogtie the governor. Another crushes his skull. Others planned to break into her home as she slept with her family “in the middle of the night”.

That’s according to prosecutors who alleged in their opening statement that militia members were serious about kidnapping Governor Gretchen Whitmer and were prepared to turn Michigan into a “war zone” to do so.

While defense attorneys argued it was just harsh talk, Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan Roth told the jury that militia members agreed, planned and trained for what they believed. be a civil war in the United States.

Justin Vallejo reports on the opening of the trial.

Olivier O’ConnellMarch 9, 2022 9:56 p.m.

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Ted Cruz mocked bizarre claim that he gets hugged ‘every time’ he gets on a plane

“If you think flight attendants and captains hug Ted Cruz all the time, I have two Cancun tickets to sell you,” the Emily Brandwin podcast wrote.

Olivier O’ConnellMarch 9, 2022 9:38 p.m.

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Sidney Powell: Texas Bar seeks disciplinary action against Trump’s ex-lawyer ‘Kraken’

Texas’ agency charged with regulating the legal profession has asked a judge to impose disciplinary action on attorney Sidney Powell, the Republican litigator and conspiracy theorist who pushed to overturn the former president’s election defeat Donald Trump in 2020 against Joe Biden.

According to court documents released Tuesday, the Texas State Attorney Discipline Commission charged Ms. Powell with “professional misconduct” in violation of five separate violations of Texas professional conduct disciplinary rules.

Andrew Feinberg has the details.

Olivier O’ConnellMarch 9, 2022 9:11 p.m.

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Bannon: “0$ for Ukraine”

Steven Bannon says no Republican should vote for any money for Ukraine — “0$ for Ukraine” — until there is “a full briefing and disclosure with exactly what is going on. go with the facts”.

Lawmakers from both parties and both houses of Congress have received several confidential in-person briefings on the situation in Ukraine since January.

Olivier O’ConnellMarch 9, 2022 8:55 p.m.

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Colorado county clerk who cast doubt on 2020 election, charged with 10 counts

A Colorado grand jury has indicted a county election clerk who cast doubt on the 2020 presidential election, alleging it was part of a ‘deceptive scheme’ to breach voting system technology used throughout the country.

Tina Peters, a Republican elected in 2018 to oversee the Mesa County election, was charged with 13 counts, including attempting to influence a public official, criminal impersonation and official misconduct in the first degree. Deputy Clerk Belinda Knisley is also facing charges in the case.

Over the past year, Peters has appeared on stage with supporters of former President Donald Trump who have made false claims that the 2020 presidential election was stolen. Peters recently announced his intention to launch a campaign for Colorado’s secretary of state on former Trump adviser Steve Bannon’s podcast.

More details below via The Associated Press.

Olivier O’ConnellMarch 9, 2022 8:36 p.m.

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Trump ‘so great with women,’ says RNC chairman in gushing interview

“You are such a wonderful person, you are so great with women,” Ms. McDaniel told Mr. Trump.

Gustaf Kilander reports from Washington, DC.

Olivier O’ConnellMarch 9, 2022 8:22 p.m.

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Prosecutors say woman who ran Russian ‘propaganda’ center tried to contact Trump in 2016

A dual citizen accused of acting illegally as an agent of the Russian government in the United States sought to meet with then-candidate Donald Trump before the 2016 presidential election, federal prosecutors say.

Elena Branson was charged on March 8 with acting as an agent of a foreign government without notifying US authorities, conspiring to commit visa fraud, making false statements to the FBI and for not having registered under the Foreign Agents Registration Act.

Alex Woodward reports from New York.

Olivier O’ConnellMarch 9, 2022 8:09 p.m.

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Lauren Boebert mocked for mutilating Robin Hood reference in Biden review

Right-wing Colorado Congresswoman Lauren Boebert got tangled on Fox News on Tuesday when she struggled to draw an analogy between Biden administration policies and a cartoon character.

Andrew Naughtie reports on a seemingly forgotten punchline.

Olivier O’ConnellMarch 9, 2022 7:58 p.m.