What's Next for Donald Trump?
With his second impeachment trial behind him, former U.S. President Donald Trump says his movement to Make America Great Again is just beginning. Will looming creditors and criminal charges get in his way?
Trump to attend GOP's spring donor retreat
"Trump is scheduled to speak at the cpac conference on sunday while americans go about living their lives. Political reports trump is expected to attend the rnc upcoming spring donor. Retreat in april quote. The rnc's donor. Retreats are a prime stop for future presidential candidates who use the events to establish relationships with wait for it. Major contributors Back with us tonight. Abc veteran washington journalists and associate editor and columnist over a real clear politics and matthew. Dowd he is the founder of country over party. We should point out. He is a texan. Who has a new appreciation for a hot shower. Since the cold dark outage of late and in the past matthew was chief strategist for the bush. Cheney presidential effort Back in oh four Welcome to you both. Ab you right with your usual candor and clarity quote just six weeks. After a deadly insurrection against the us government republicans are past their horror and hopping eagerly back on the trump train. The new twenty twenty one ticket price. They must buy into his big lie. That brings us to the question a. b. if trump is the banner under which they all must run under which they all must try to raise money he lost. How can that be a winning strategy. Whatever he says goes so you saw that. Nothing made it more clear than the house. Gop whip steve scalise going on tv. The sunday after his visit mar-a-lago where apparently they just talked about their families and how chill and relaxed. The president has been in his post presidency period at his resort and he just could not bring himself to say that this was a free and fair election. He said yes. Legitimately biden one when he was pressed by jonathan karl of abc news because elector said that on december fourteenth basically. He said a lot of sing. Swing states just didn't follow their own state laws and a lot of people are very concerned so what you do is instead of spreading the big lie. You never defy trump. You never disavow it and you never spell it you sit and you never discuss. How pernicious and dangerous. It is liz cheney and adam her and others have you just sort of try to circle around it because quote your constituents buy into it. And that's what's gonna keep you in trump's orbit if you want to keep your job in twenty twenty two. Matt voters have a funny way of kind of market testing ideas on their own and figuring out what. And what's gonna fly. How is this gonna fly especially in republican tightly contested suburban races two years from now. Well i think it does well in republican primaries. So i think that's the issue and that's the real problem for the republicans right now. They know that. Donald trump tests eighty eighty five percent popularity among the voters at will participate in republican primaries even in republican primaries in purple states or in suburban districts. That are swing districts. The problem is every time they venture into capturing that republican primary voth it more and more offense the people in the general election so it gets okay in a red state or deep red district to do that but when you start to try to win in suburban areas around houston suburban areas around dallas suburban areas in michigan suburban areas in california. It becomes exceedingly problematic. An i think that's the problem there in though it doesn't seem like they're in any way trying to confront that general election problem that they just keep pushing that often it's somehow they think is going to solve itself. It's almost as if they're going through this primary. They did in two thousand fifteen in twenty sixteen where they thought that donald trump problem would salve itself or he would peter out or nobody would deal within or somebody else would handle it and they didn't have to and then what they ended up having donald trump the republican nominee and then donald trump the republican president and now donald trump the republican president. So i do think it's his party. I don't think there's any question anymore that it's donald. The drill pay party is now the trump party and everything that donald trump does from town to what he cares about to. The conspiracy pushes is the republican party.
Trump rips McConnell as GOP divide deepens post-Capitol riot
"Days after Senate GOP chief Mitch McConnell blamed him for the capital attack Donald Trump he is giving it right back minutes after voting to acquit the former president that his impeachment trial on charges of inciting the insurrection McConnell said trump was practically and morally responsible there's no question none calling his actions before the ride a disgraceful dereliction of duty trump has its own adjectives calling McConnell a dour sullen and unsmiling political hack and if any Republican senator stay with McConnell they will lose it's the most clear signs yet of a deepening divide with some Republicans tried to distance the party from trump and others staying loyal in the hopes of not alienating the trump base Sager mag ani Washington
Supreme Court Denies Trump’s Final Bid to Block Release of Tax Returns
"The U. S Supreme Court yesterday they issued a whole bunch of decisions. None of them good for Trump, starting with they denied his repeated is another request to block his subpoena to get his tax returns by New York City That's been denied a second time. Now he's out of appeals. He's done so they're going to see those the grand jury. In the case against Trump is a criminal case. And the grand jury in that case is going to see those tax returns, probably starting today. So we're there. There. There. There they have. This will produce them. But now they're gonna have to produce them. So not a good day for President Trump, who has spent the last four years or five years saying I'll release my tax returns as soon as the audit is complete, and all sorts of other all sorts of other nonsense about that. He really is hiding those tax returns. I'm not sure why we know. In 2016 and 17. He only paid $750 in income taxes to maybe that's why, but we'll see what's in them here soon, but a bad day for him and President Trump issued a statement just ripped ripping his Supreme Court saying that his he never would've hired. These guys never would've hired these justices. If he knew they were gonna vote against his issues like this, so not a good day, also coming out
Supreme Court rejects Trump's effort to stop prosecutors from getting his tax records
"As a legal defeat to former President Trump. Justices on the high court have rejected Donald Trump's effort to block a subpoena for his tax returns and financial records. Trump's tax records they're not supposed to become public as part of the New York state prosecutor's criminal investigation, But the Supreme Court's action is a blow to trump because he has long fought to keep his tax records shielded. Former president has blasted the investigation as a fishing expedition and witch hunt. Greg
Trump and Giuliani sued by Democratic congressman over deadly Capitol riot
"Congressman is suing Donald Trump over the ex president's role in the capital riot. Trump's Senate impeachment acquittal is expected to lead to a wave of litigation over the insurrection now that he's lost some legal protections as an ex president. House Homeland Security Committee chair Bennie Thompson suit accuses Trump of inciting the insurrection and conspiring with his lawyer and extremist groups. Keep Congress from certifying the presidential election results. Several other lawmakers are expected to join the suit, which was brought under a law known as the Ku Klux Klan Act. It bans violence or intimidation meant to keep members of Congress or other federal officials from carrying out constitutional duties.
Massive Defeat for Trump as Supreme Court Rejects Effort to Shield Tax Records
"Of Washington and massive defeat for Donald Trump this morning as a Supreme Court has declined to step in to help the turnover of his tax records. The prosecutors in New York state. The court action today the culmination of that lengthy legal battle that had reached the high court once before Trump's tax records not supposed to become public as part of the investigation, But the high court's action is quite a blow to Donald Trump because he has fought For years to give his tax records shielded from view. The ongoing investigation over these records. Part of what might be a major issue for Donald Trump and his life
Supreme Court won't stop grand jury from getting Trump's tax returns
"At the Supreme Court today when Justice is in a one sentence order. Often places Syria's of grand jury subpoenas for his business and financial records, including 10. Years of tax returns more from NPR's Nina Totenberg in 2019. The New York D A. Convened a grand jury in Manhattan to investigate allegations that Trump paid off porn stars Stormy Daniels and other women to keep them quiet. During the 2016 presidential campaign, but the investigation soon morphed into much more a probe of Trump's personal and business finances. Now, for the second time, the Supreme Court has rebuffed Trump's effort to block the investigation. Courts. One sentence order means Trump will have to produce a wide swath of information that could lead to criminal or civil charges he blasted. The court's action is a continuation of what he called the greatest political witch hunt in the country's history. Nina Totenberg. NPR NEWS
Trump acquitted: Senate votes 57-43 at impeachment trial
"For a second time the Senate has acquitted Donald Trump in an impeachment trial fifty seven senators voted that trump was guilty of inciting the capital insurrection ten fewer than needed to convict him so you said Donald John trump B. it is hereby acquitted Democrat Patrick Leahy announcing the result in the case of lead house prosecutor Jamie Raskin said was not really about trump this trial is about who we are and whether the world would see that America would let a leader get away with the ridging followers to violently breach the seat of government trump lawyer Michael Vander Veen said that then president had nothing to do with the riot that what he called a show trial was born instead out of hatred for trump and it's time to end of the witch hunt allow America's healing to begin seven Republicans voted with Democrats to convict trump who quickly welcome to the acquittal saying his movement has only just begun Sager mag ani Washington
What Trump's Tax Returns Might Tell Us
"Supreme Court says no to former President Trump's last attempt at keeping his tax records private without comment. Justice Bryer rejected former President Trump's attempt to block a grand jury subpoena for eight years of personal and business tax returns. The Manhattan district attorney's office will take possession of the records as it investigates possible bank in tax fraud and whether the Trump organization fudged the true value of its properties. There's also a question about hush payments to women who alleged long denied affairs with Trump. The Supreme Court rejected the former president's claim The subpoena was overbroad and issued in bad faith. Aaron Carter SKI ABC NEWS New
Trump to speak at CPAC in first public appearance since leaving White House
"Trump plans to make his first public speaking appearance this week at the annual CPAC conference. Trump will deliver the keynote speech to close out the conservative political action conference in Orlando. The former president has mostly kept out of the public eye since leaving office last month. Former
Democrats Want To Block Federal Land, Statues From Being Named After Donald Trump
"The democratic lawmakers in congress really. I mean fingers. On the pulse of america right now introduced a bill seeking to ban a donald trump from having federally funded statues monuments street. Names park benches Named after him or dedicated to commemorating his presidency. Oh and by the way They also want to bar. Trump from being buried at arlington national cemetery as tradition would go and the legislation dubbed no glory for hate representative. Linda sanchez of california introduced the bill and she's got thirteen democrat cosponsors
Trump's failed casino in Atlantic City Is Demolished
"And in atlantic city new jersey a thirties have demolished trump plaza hotel and casino via a controlled implosion. Donald trump opened the thirty nine story building. One thousand nine hundred eighty four but it had been vacant since the casino closed in two thousand fourteen leaving one thousand workers out of jobs
Trump told to expect civil damages over Capitol riot in Washington, DC
"Trump's acquittal at his second impeachment trial may not be the final word on his responsibility in the U. S. Capitol riot. AP S Ben Thomas reports After voting not guilty Saturday night, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell told the Senate didn't get away with anything. Yeah, suggesting Trump could face legal consequences for inciting last month's insurrection at the Capitol, Democratic Senator Chris Coons tells ABC s this week. I think there's grounds for further proceedings both civil and criminal. Trump is now a private citizen stripped of the protection from legal liability that the presidency gave him. And Thomas Washington
In Georgia, a New District Attorney Starts Circling Trump
"Insurrection by the United States Senate, but his phone call to Georgia's secretary state of January 2nd could still trigger criminal prosecution. Something occurred here within my jurisdiction. That may be criminal. On our Sunday Atlanta's morning news, talking to the agency's Greg Bleustein of WSB Sandra Paris, where that investigation from Fulton Ta Funny, Willis and state lawmakers even could go next. Over the weekend, the district attorney describes her investigation is wide raising to The New York Times. Will that include more than this call to bread? Rapids Burger is one of fine Uh, 11,780 Well, that famous phone call to Secretary of State Rapids burgers there more there. 100% d a funny, Willis said that it will involve more than that one phone call. That's the starting point. That's certainly the focus. That might be the easiest thing that prosecutors could match onto because there's so much evidence you've got that that recording the half half the nation has heard. But she also indicated that she'll be looking at other things like Governor President Trump's calls to governor camp, urging him to summon lawmakers to a special session. Um, like the Senate hearings from a few weeks ago featuring Trump Attorney Rudy Giuliani, promoting falsehoods and conspiracy theories about the election, and one letter was even since Attorney General Chris Carr, who we know was also, um Urged by by President Trump, not Torto not to encourage other attorneys generals to fight Some of these false claims in court. So those were those were at least starting points for investigation. But as she said, an investigation like this is like peeling back and then you know, you never know what you're gonna find is you start Are going through these layers. D a funny, Willis says, says she's also opening open to considering not just conspiracy, but racketeering charges connected to the Trump campaign. And George is she Brought a novel racketeering case before the 2014 criminal trial against a group of educators in the Atlanta public school system who have been involved in a widespread cheating scandal. WSB news time is
After not-guilty vote, McConnell says Trump 'morally responsible' for Capitol riot
"Leader Mitch McConnell being criticized for first delaying the impeachment trial of Donald Trump, and then for voting not guilty because he wouldn't convict a former president who was now out of office. Seven Republican senators did vote guilty, but it wasn't enough for a needed two thirds majority to convict. Shortly after the vote. McConnell address the Senate as a B C's congressional correspondent Rachel Scott reports, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell delivered a blistering speech on the Senate floor, eviscerating Trump, saying There is no question he is to blame for the violence on January 6 and defending his vote to acquit, saying the trial he delayed until Trump left office was unconstitutional. President Trump is still liable for everything he did while he was in office. Didn't get away with anything. Yeah, also