Trump news: Ex-president’s attempt to sue rape accuser E Jean Carroll dismissed

Trump refuses to call Putin a ‘bad guy’ on Fox News

Donald Trump has had his cross-suit against writer E Jean Carroll in the defamation case against him dismissed by a federal judge in New York.

In a scathing opinion, Judge Lewis Kaplan criticized the former president’s attempt to delay proceedings. Ms Carroll accuses Mr Trump of raping her in a Manhattan department store in the 1990s. After writing about the incident during his presidency, he called her a liar and she sued him for defamation.

In other news, the former president is outraged by YouTube’s decision to remove an interview he did earlier this week with the NELK Boys, an encounter in which he repeated false claims about the election of 2020 that violate the platform’s misinformation policy.

A furious statement released after the interview was deleted falsely claimed the platform was violating its First Amendment rights, compared the move to the Russian government’s crackdown on reports of its invasion of Ukraine, and said that “our country is going to hell!”

Meanwhile, Mr Trump was reluctant last night to backtrack on his praise for Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview with Fox News late Thursday, even as host Sean Hannity gave him several opportunities to do so, leading him even to call the Russian leader. “wrong”.

The latest poll from The Wall Street Journal shows the former president tied with Joe Biden in a hypothetical election match.

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US revokes privileged trade status and bans Russian seafood, diamonds and vodka

Nearly 10 years after the United States granted Russia permanent normalized trade relations when it joined the World Trade Organization, President Joe Biden says he and the G7 are taking steps to revoke that status. as part of another series of actions aimed at punishing Russia for its unprovoked actions. invasion of Ukraine.

“As Putin continues his ruthless assault, the United States and our allies and partners continue to work together to increase economic pressure on Putin and further isolate Russia on the world stage,” said Biden, who spoke his remarks from the Roosevelt Room of the White House.

Mr Biden said he was joining other allies, including the G7 countries of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the UK, as well as NATO and the European Union, to revoke Russia’s most favored trade status.

Andrew Feinberg reports from Washington, DC.

Olivier O’ConnellMarch 12, 2022 05:45

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Biden and Trump tied in 2024 according to new poll

A new survey of The Wall Street Journal shows that President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump are statistically tied in a hypothetical 2024 rematch.

The new poll polled 1,500 known registered voters between March 2 and March 7 with a margin of error of 2.5 percentage points. When asked who they would choose in the 2024 election, Mr. Biden and Mr. Trump each got 45% of voters, 9% of whom said they were undecided.

Olivier O’ConnellMarch 12, 2022 04:45

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What happens next in the E Jean Carroll v. Trump lawsuit?

Megan Sheets explains what happens next in E Jean Carroll’s libel lawsuit against former President Donald Trump.

Olivier O’ConnellMarch 12, 2022 03:45

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Trump loses bid to prosecute rape accuser E Jean Carroll in ‘bad faith’ effort, judge says

In a scathing ruling released on Friday, US District Judge Lewis Kaplan said Mr Trump’s continued attempts to delay the 2019 case were “futile” and in “bad faith”.

“The defendant’s forensic tactics, however intended, delayed the case to an extent that could easily have been much less,” Judge Kaplan wrote.

Bevan Hurley reports for The Independent.

Olivier O’ConnellMarch 12, 2022 02:45

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Trump’s 2020 election misinformation sees popular Youtubers episode taken down

After his interview with the NELK boys on YouTube channel Full Send was taken down, Mr Trump again falsely claimed that social media companies that banned publishing lies about the 2020 election are violating the First Amendment .

Olivier O’ConnellMarch 12, 2022 01:45

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Trump avoids chance to call Putin ‘evil’ in Hannity interview

Donald Trump has faced a wave of condemnation for his comments in February calling Vladimir Putin ‘smart’, ‘genius’ and ‘knowledgeable’, and despite speaking out about the violence in Ukraine, he still refuses to say anything negative about the chef.

Calling on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show on Thursday night, the former president even had the perfect opportunity to sternly rebuke Mr Putin’s unprovoked war on Ukraine and mounting war crimes accusations.

Olivier O’ConnellMarch 12, 2022 12:45 a.m.

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Joni Ernst berates Madison Cawthorn of the Senate over Zelensky’s comments

“Remember that Zelensky is a thug,” Mr. Cawthorn told his supporters, as seen in video obtained by WRAL. “Remember that the Ukrainian government is incredibly corrupt and incredibly evil and has been pushing woke ideologies.”

On Thursday, Ms. Ernst responded to Mr. Cawthorn’s comments on the Senate floor, recalling her time in Ukraine in 1989, two years before the country gained independence from the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Gustaf Kilander reports from Washington, DC.

Olivier O’ConnellMarch 12, 2022 00:00

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Tucker Carlson denounced Russian propaganda “word for word”

The allegation came from ABC News’ chief Washington correspondent, Jonathan Karl, during an interview with MSNBC.

Karl said Carlson’s talking points were indistinguishable from Kremlin propaganda.

Olivier O’ConnellMarch 11, 2022 11:15 p.m.

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Harris warns of uncertainty over what Putin will do next in Ukraine

Vice President Kamala Harris said Friday in Romania that there were no clear signs that Russian President Vladimir wanted to back down from his assault on Ukraine.

The Vice President made the remarks during a joint press conference in Bucharest with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis.

Olivier O’ConnellMarch 11, 2022 10:50 p.m.

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‘Rocketman’: North Korea says missile tests are for launching satellites

While two recent North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile tests drew condemnation from the United States which feared the authoritarian regime would soon resume nuclear testing, North Korean state media say the tests are a prelude to the launch spy satellites rather than warheads.

The February 26 and March 5 North Korean missile tests were the first such tests since 2017, when North Korea tested missiles capable of reaching the American mainland.

North Korea’s last nuclear weapons test took place in September 2017, before talks between the Trump administration and Kim Jong-un, whom then-President Donald Trump called “Rocketman”.

John Bowden has the last

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