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Donald Trump has lost an attempt to dismiss the Georgia election interference case after the state Supreme Court ruled against him. The ex-president is accused of trying to pressure state officials to change the results after his defeat in 2020, telling them to “get” him enough votes to win the state.

A decision on the charges is expected next month.

A former Trump White House official has written a new book quoting a senior former intelligence official who warns that a second Trump term poses such a danger that the country in its current form may face the US tercentenary year could hardly exist in 2076.

Meanwhile, the ex-president is considering his Republican rivals as potential running mates for 2024 should he win the GOP nomination.

The former president told Fox News on Sunday that his vice presidential nominee could “possibly” be among those in 2024.

He said Vivek Ramaswamy “did a very good job” and Senator Tim Scott was a “very good guy,” but didn’t say who he could vote for.

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Trump finally reveals his plan to end the Russian war in Ukraine in one day

Months after claiming he could end Russia’s war on Ukraine in 24 hours, former President Donald Trump has finally offered an explanation as to why he thinks it would be so easy for him.

Mr Trump was asked about his specific plan to end the war in an interview with Fox News host Maria Bartiromo on Sunday Morning Futures over the weekend.

He claimed it would boil down to his established ties with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Oliver O’ConnellJuly 18, 2023 9:45 am


Vivek Ramaswamy names Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee as possible Supreme Court nominees

Biotech entrepreneur and Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy on Monday published a list of 16 people he would nominate to serve on the US Supreme Court or federal circuit courts if he takes office.

Ramaswamy’s list includes Senators Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah as possible candidates for the country’s top court, as well as rising federal judges who overturned President Joe Biden’s mask mandate on planes and the FDA’s two-decade-long approval of abortion Pill.

Oliver O’ConnellJuly 18, 2023 8:15 am


Manchin fuels speculation over third-party no-labels run in 2024

Senator Joe Manchin continues to fuel speculation about his political future by appearing at an event with No Labels as he ponders whether to run third for president.

The West Virginia Democrat will appear at Monday night’s event in New Hampshire, home of one of the premier presidential nominating contests and a crucial swing state in the general election. No Labels, a centrist organization, has been pushing for a third-party candidate for the presidency.

But some Democrats fear a No Labels-backed candidacy would strip President Joe Biden of votes and allow former President Donald Trump to win another term as president.

In May, the organization said it opposed Mr Trump’s candidacy.

Oliver O’ConnellJuly 18, 2023 6:45 am


Bartiromo shocked by pushing back on Trump: ‘They didn’t drain the swamp’

A Fox News anchor pushed former President Donald Trump on the way he was hiring, saying he “didn’t drain the swamp like you promised.”

Maria Bartiromo asked Mr Trump on Sunday Morning Futures if he would do things differently if re-elected.

“The fault would be the people,” said Trump. In particular, he called out a few individuals.

Kelly Rissman has the story.

Oliver O’ConnellJuly 18, 2023 4:45 am


ICYMI: Trump calls the US a ‘Third World Hellhole’ run by ‘perverts’ and ‘thugs’

Donald Trump branded the US a “Third World Hellhole” run by “perverts” and “thugs” in his final campaign speech of 2024, a rambling nearly two-hour series of remarks at the conclusion of a right-wing conference in Florida.

The president, who only served one term, said at the Turning Point Action Conference on July 15 that the American dream under Joe Biden was “dead” as he ruthlessly mocked his successor and painted a bleak picture of a nation in decline.

“The election will decide whether your generation will inherit a fascist country or a free country,” Trump said at the right-wing activists’ conference.

Oliver O’ConnellJuly 18, 2023 3:45 am


Tensions between Boebert and Greene could lead to “fist fights,” lawmakers warn

“A fistfight could break out at any moment,” Republican representative Tim Burchett from Tennessee told The Daily Beast.

Oliver O’ConnellJuly 18, 2023 2:45 am


The Georgia Supreme Court throws out Trump’s attempt to challenge the 2020 election investigation over election appeal

The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday dismissed an attempt by Donald Trump to drop key parts of an investigation into state officials investigating him over possible interference in the 2020 election.

The Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, concluded that the former president failed to establish the type of “extraordinary circumstances” that would require the Georgia Supreme Court to intervene in the case and destroy key evidence.

“(Trump) has failed to establish that this case constitutes one of the extremely rare circumstances in which the original jurisdiction of this court should be invoked, and therefore the petition is dismissed,” the ruling said.

Phil ThomasJuly 18, 2023 2:09 am


Kim Reynolds takes on the role of a key figure in the race for the Republican presidency

When Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Friday brought a half-dozen Republican presidential candidates to the fore by signing a restrictive abortion measure at an event presenting the candidates, she was fulfilling her pivotal role in the 2024 presidential election.

The standing ovation she received from around 2,000 Conservative Christians assembled in Des Moines only added to the influence she is wielding not only in Iowa but increasingly nationally.

Oliver O’ConnellJuly 18, 2023 1:45 am


A Republican campaign to prevent a new FBI headquarters is gathering momentum in the wake of the Trump investigation

When spokesman Kevin McCarthy recently suggested he could block the FBI from moving its downtown headquarters to a new building in the Washington suburbs, it was more than idle to consider an office renovation.

The Republican speaker’s nod underscores a once-marginal suggestion the FBI would target the federal indictment of Donald Trump over classified documents and the Justice Department’s prosecution of his allies, including some of the nearly 1,000 people indicted in January place . 6. 2021 attack on the Capitol.

Emerging efforts to overhaul the country’s top law enforcement agency, which is moving from far-right corners into the mainstream, are based on increasingly fierce conservative complaints about an overly biased FBI they say is being used as a weapon against them.

Oliver O’ConnellJuly 18, 2023 12:45 am


Christie: Trump knows he lost the 2020 election, but his ego won’t let him admit it

According to former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Donald Trump knew he was going to lose the 2020 presidential election while making unsubstantiated claims that the results had been rigged against him.

Mr. Christie, who is running against Mr. Trump for the Republican nomination for president in 2024, told ABC News host George Stephanopoulos on July 16 that Mr. Trump told him “directly” that he lost in 2020.

Alex Woodward has the story.

Oliver O’ConnellJuly 17, 2023 11:45 p.m