US home information roundup: Georgia prosecutor seeks FBI safety after Trump remarks;  Trump fundraising is slowing however nonetheless elevating over 0 million in money and up

Following is a summary of breaking US domestic news.

Georgia prosecutor seeks FBI protection over Trump’s comments

A Georgia prosecutor conducting a criminal investigation into Donald Trump has asked the FBI for a risk assessment and safeguards, citing the former president’s “alarming” rhetoric about prosecutors and the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. Fulton County, Georgia District Attorney Fani Willis, who is investigating whether Trump attempted to influence the state’s handling of the 2020 election, told the FBI’s Atlanta field office that her concerns were driven by Trump’s comments in Texas on Saturday, when he attacked “radical, vicious racist prosecutors” and emboldened protests in Washington, New York and Atlanta.

Trump fundraising is slowing but still raising over $100 million in cash

Donald Trump’s fundraising slowed in late 2021, but the former leader still raised more than $100 million in cash that could help Republicans in their bid to win majorities in Congress later this year, like Monday’s published disclosures showed. According to Federal Election Commission reports, Trump’s main fundraising committee, known as Save America, raised about $23 million between July and December last year, up from $62 million in the first half of 2021.

Fifth New York prosecutor dismisses sexual harassment charges against ex-governor Andrew Cuomo

Former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo will not be charged with the sexual molestation that led to his resignation last year after the last district attorney investigating allegations by one of several women said he had no legal basis to try a case to pursue. “To be clear, this decision is based solely on an evaluation of the law and whether the people can establish a legally sufficient case under relevant precedent,” Oswego County District Attorney Gregory Oakes said Monday in a statement on the allegations by Virginia Limmiatis

In a rare move, a US judge rejects the settlement of Ahmaud Arbery’s killers

A US judge in Georgia rejected agreements between federal prosecutors and two of the three white men convicted of Ahmaud Arbery’s murder, saying she was unwilling to be bound by the 30-year federal sentence set out in the agreement. US District Judge Lisa Wood’s unusual decision came after Travis McMichael, one of the three attackers set to face trial next week on hate crime charges, admitted for the first time that he had persecuted the 25-year-old black man because of his race.

US Blitz jumps into the record books with a length of 768 km

A single bolt of lightning that leapt across three U.S. states has been identified as the longest ever, the UN weather agency said on Tuesday. The rare, low-rate horizontal discharge, dubbed megaflash, traveled 768 kilometers (477 miles) between clouds in Texas and Mississippi in April 2020, according to the World Meteorological Organization committee.

Fire at N.Carolina fertilizer plant may cause explosion, area evacuated

About 6,500 people have been ordered to evacuate their homes in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, because over 300 tons of potentially explosive ammonium nitrate burned at a fertilizer plant, city officials said Tuesday. The fire at the Weaver Fertilizer Plant on North Cherry Street started Monday night. Residents within a mile of the facility have been asked to evacuate their homes and stay away from their homes for up to 48 hours.

Sacklers is nearing settlement to increase opioid settlement in Purdue bankruptcy

Members of the Sackler family, who own Purdue Pharma LP, are close to reaching an agreement to top up their more than $4 billion bid to settle sprawling opioid litigation after negotiating with states that object to the terms of the bankruptcy reorganization of the OxyContin manufacturer, according to a court document. According to a mediator’s interim report filed Monday, members of the Sackler family and states objecting to the terms of Purdue’s bankruptcy reorganization are “close to an agreement in principle” to contribute additional cash beyond the $4.325 billion they are contributing to the bankruptcy reorganization committed to resolving opioid litigation.

Avenatti does not plan to testify in his defense in the US fraud case Stormy Daniels

US Attorney Michael Avenatti said Monday he does not intend to appear in court to defend himself over cheating his former client, adult film actress Stormy Daniels. “At this time, I have no intention of testifying,” Avenatti told US District Judge Jesse Furman Monday outside the jury presence.

Analysis – The White House is re-focusing its strategy on Senator Manchin, with the Biden agenda at stake

White House officials are planning a more subtle approach to try to enlist the support of central US Senator Joe Manchin for a key part of President Joe Biden’s legislative agenda, in hopes that keeping matters secret and avoiding public spats will do so can help save the ambitious climate and society of Build Back Better spending bill. Biden last year won congressional passage of the COVID-19 relief bill and a sweeping infrastructure improvement bill with the support of fellow Democrat Manchin. However, the West Virginia senator remains a significant obstacle to getting a version of Biden’s $1.7 trillion Build Back Better bill passed by the House of Representatives in November through the Senate.

US federal prisons locked down after deadly gang fight

All federal prisons in the United States were locked down Tuesday after a deadly gang brawl involving several inmates at a Texas jail. The Bureau of Prisons (BOP) wrote in an email statement that two prisoners died at the hospital near the prison in Beaumont, Texas, where the violence broke out. Two other prisoners were taken to hospital, but no details of their condition were released.

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