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Dismal turnout at indictment protest as Stormy Daniels mocks Trump over arrest – live

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Donald Trump vows to stay in 2024 race if he faces criminal charges

A rally in support of embattled former president Donald Trump in New York on Monday afternoon was so sparsely attended that one reporter at the scene estimated the ratio of journalists to protesters was five to one.

The former president had called for protests after claiming he will be arrested on Tuesday by Manhattan prosecutors investigating hush money payments to Stormy Daniels. Ms Daniels for her part ridiculed Mr Trump in a string of savage tweets on Sunday night.

On his own social media platform, the former president posted a scathing, late-night video on Monday attacking the four ongoing criminal investigations into his actions.

In the video, Mr Trump took aim at what he claims to be the “most disgusting witchhunt in the history of our country” as he listed off the four probes and told his followers that he will “stand in their way” of their political “enemies”.

His comments came hours after ally Robert Costello testified before the grand jury at the request of the former president’s lawyers in an attempt to cast doubts on the prosecution’s star witness Michael Cohen.

The grand jury will reconvene on Wednesday to weigh charges against the former president.

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Tucker Carlson producer alleges culture of misogyny at Fox News

The day before a key hearing in the network’s legal battle with a voting machine company suing Fox News for defamation, a pair of lawsuits from a female producer at the network allege that Fox fosters a “toxic workplace” where “truth remains a fugitive,” depicting an environment where women are routinely verbally violated “by a poisonous and entrenched patriarchy.”

A federal lawsuit filed on 20 March from a producer for Tucker Carlson Tonight describes a workplace that “subjugates women based on vile sexist stereotypes, typecasts religious minorities and belittles their traditions, and demonstrates little to no regard for those suffering from mental illness.”

Oliver O’Connell21 March 2023 18:45

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Protesters shout Trump is ‘guilty’ ahead of anticipated indictment

Oliver O’Connell21 March 2023 18:30

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Former White House staffer and host of ‘The View’ worries about implications of Trump indictment

Alyssa Farah Griffin, a current host of The View on ABC and one-time White House staffer in the Trump administration, worries about the possible implications of not having a rock-solid case against her former boss.

Ms Farah, who became a determined anti-Trumper after the January 6th Capitol riot, posted on Twitter: “I want to see Trump held accountable. But I worry that an indictment over a 7 yr old crime, that may only be a misdemeanor, will be widely perceived as political, & will undermine the much more serious cases (DOJ & Fulton county) he’s facing.”

She added: “The law is the law and no one is above it. But taking the unprecedented step to indict a former president should be done only if the case is rock-solid. Otherwise it risks undermining other critical investigations that should preclude him from ever holding office again.”

Oliver O’Connell21 March 2023 18:15

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Don Jr unloads on DeSantis after he failed to back his father

“That’s what it is guys, by the billionaire donors, 100 per cent controlled opposition,” Mr Trump said on his show Triggered with Don Jr.

Oliver O’Connell21 March 2023 17:55

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Anti-Trump protester infiltrates live news interview as ‘fan’

Oliver O’Connell21 March 2023 17:42

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Meanwhile, on Truth Social…

Former president Donald Trump began his day by blasting out a couple of Truth Social posts about his one-time righthand man, Michael Cohen.

In the history of our Country there cannot have been a more damaged or less credible witness at trial than fully disbarred lawyer and felon, Michael Cohen. The Southern District of New York (SDNY) wrote a scathing assessment of him,  including, “Michael Cohen is a lawyer who, rather than setting an example of respect for the law, instead chose to break the law, repeatedly over many years & in a variety of ways…Each of his crimes involved deception,” & deception & lying is what he is doing here!

Remember, Michael Cohen was a lawyer who also represented clients other than me, and who did business transactions for himself, like Taxi Cab Medallions, etc. I had nothing to do with his outside businesses. On three separate occasions, Cohen asked me to grant him a Presidential Pardon on events having to do with these outside interests. I said, correctly, “NO.” Sometime after that he became a Fake Storyteller, and began to lie about events!

By lunchtime he had turned his attention to New York Attorney General Letitia James, posting:

Page 1: While Congress is at it, they should look at the Corrupt Attorney General of New York State, Letitia James, who got elected solely on a “I WILL GET TRUMP” platform, without knowing anything about me. She then brought a completely bogus lawsuit, which is presided over by an A.G. picked, Trump hating Judge, a political hack whose Court this case should not be in – It shoud be in the Commercial Division, but he wouldn’t let go, is pushing it hard, and knows exactly what he wants to do….

Yes, he’s labeling his posts with page numbers again.

Page 2: The Chief Judge of New York State should remove this ridiculous case to the Commercial Division, where it belongs. Legal professionals are asking why this hasn’t happened long ago? It is DISGRACEFUL!

Oliver O’Connell21 March 2023 17:35

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‘Anything exciting going on today?’ wonders well-known adult film star

A little bit of Stormy Daniels snark on Twitter today.

Oliver O’Connell21 March 2023 17:19

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Manhattan civil courthouse shut down by bomb threat

Manhattan’s civil courthouse was briefly shut down by a bomb threat on Tuesday as prosecutors next door continue their work on the investigation into Donald Trump’s hush payment to Stormy Daniels.

The threat, called into the local 911 dispatchers, did not mention the former president by name, nor did it specifically target the criminal courthouse out of which District Attorney Alvin Bragg has his office — located just across Centre Street in downtown Manhattan.

John Bowden has the latest.

Oliver O’Connell21 March 2023 17:05

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Ex-MI6 spy who wrote Trump dossier records vulgar message for him

Andrew Feinberg has the details.

Oliver O’Connell21 March 2023 16:55

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Trump campaign continues to fundraise off preparations for possible violence

Oliver O’Connell21 March 2023 16:45

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