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Trump Lawyer Says Trump Will Appeal Guilty Verdict in E. Jean Carroll Civil Lawsuit
Judge Lewis Kaplan, a Clinton appointee who oversaw the trial, announced the guilty verdict after a 9-member jury panel deliberated on the case’s merit for less than three hours.
It concluded a one-week-long civil trial in the Southern District Court of New York, in which Carroll, 79, claims Trump, 76, raped her in a dressing room at the Bergdorf Goodman department store in Manhattan in 1995 or 1996—committing a battery offense—and, in his denial of the incident, committed libel, a type of defamation in written words.
Carroll’s lawsuit traces back to 2019 when the writer accused then-President Trump of sexually assaulting her in the mid-1990s.
After Trump denied Carroll’s allegations in 2019—saying that “she’s not my type”—Carroll filed a lawsuit accusing Trump of defaming her in the same year, citing those words.
That lawsuit bounced around state, federal, and appellate courts in New York and Washington, D.C., without material consequences.
In 2022, the New York state legislature passed the Adult Survivor Act, which amended state law to give victims of certain sexual offenses a one-year window, beginning on Nov. 24, 2023, to file a civil lawsuit against alleged offenders.
Carroll filed a second lawsuit on Nov. 24, 2022, under this Act, which went to trial and resulted in Tuesday’s verdict.
Trump found guilty for sexual abuse and defamation in civil suit
Fox News’ Bryan Llenas shares the verdict in E. Jean Carroll v. Trump and former federal prosecutor Andy McCarthy provides analysis on the case.
Video:Brandon Straka: Tucker Carlson ‘One of the Few People’ Who Helped Him Tell His Jan. 6 Story
Straka wrote a Facebook post on April 24—the day Fox News announced Carlson’s departure from the network—crediting the political commentator with being one of the few people who was willing to speak with him after he was charged and placed under house arrest.
Prior to Jan. 6, 2021, his WalkAway campaign had gained momentum and media attention for its calls for liberals to leave the Democratic Party and Straka had been involved in numerous political rallies and media interviews to talk about his campaign.
After he was charged, however, Straka said few outlets would report on his case.
Straka said he eventually wrote a four-page letter to Carlson, who after a couple of weeks responded, “Brandon, it’s Tucker Carlson. I just read your letter which shocked and upset me.”
Carlson then invited Straka on for an interview last year to discuss his story. During that interview, Straka described his home being raided by an FBI tactical team over a “petty offense” and said misdemeanor Jan. 6 cases “are being treated like felonies.”
Navy suddenly tells retiring troops they owe 3 more years of service amid recruiting troubles
At least 65 military doctors and dentists in the Navy Reserves were told on Friday that they still had to undertake at least three more years of service, a shocking development caused by administrative record-keeping errors in their retirement credits, officials claimed as the U.S. military continues to face a historic decline in military recruits.
According to NBC News, multiple officers voiced their displeasure with the order, including one dentist who said, “They’re trying anyway possible to retain us, even if it is trying to strong-hand us.”
Starting last year, Navy Reserve members started to see their credit from participation in the program vanish off their official record. The Air Force and Army have confirmed that they do still include participation in the program as credit towards military retirement.
“I feel like I’m trapped,” a doctor said. “It’s terrible. It’s unfair. It’s dishonorable.”
Bodycam Captures Moment Jacksonville Officer is Shot in The Face by Armed Suspect
Exclusive: Border Patrol agent says urgent support needed at border
(The Center Square) – Within a short period of time of holding in custody over 27,000 illegal foreign nationals who’ve just arrived to the Rio Grande Valley in Texas, a Border Patrol agent stationed there told The Center Square, “We are almost at ‘Broken Arrow.’”
“Of that 27,000, a little over 5,000 are processed waiting for their next phase in the process,” the agent said. “Every sector is near 150% capacity,” the agent said, referring to nine U.S. Customs and Border Protection sectors along the southwest border, five of which are in Texas.
Speaking on condition of anonymity for fear of retaliation, he referred to the U.S. military code phrase used during the first major battle of the Vietnam War when U.S. Army troops were in danger of being obliterated.
After two days of intense fighting during the 1965 Battle of la Drang, Lieutenant Colonel Harold G. Moore radioed the code word “Broken Arrow,” requesting urgent air support.
His 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment was about to be overrun by three enemy regiments if help didn’t arrive.
Utah children’s book author accused of killing husband
She told authorities at the time that she had served her husband of nine years a cocktail in bed to celebrate a home sale for Kouri Richin’s business that evening, according to a warrant.
She said she left him briefly to check on one of her three sleeping children, and when she returned, she allegedly found Eric Richins unresponsive, according to a warrant.
Eric Richins had five times the lethal dosage of illict fentanyl — an opioid that is already about 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine— in his blood, according to the medical examiner.
More Money! U.S. to Hand Over Another $1.2 Billion in Aid to Ukraine: Report
According to a report by the Associated Press, the Joe Biden administration could announce the newest batch of military funding as early as Tuesday, with the package set to coincide with a Ukrainian counteroffensive against invading Russian forces.
It will bring the U.S.’s total military aid contribution to Ukraine to $36.9 billion since the war began, with the country having already announced multiple separate munitions packages valued at well over $1 billion dollars just last month.
Unlike many previous American donations, however, the equipment being sent east by the Democrat government as part of this package will reportedly not be sourced from existing Pentagon munitions stocks.
Instead, the federal government will reportedly use taxpayer dollars to purchase brand-new equipment from various defence contractors, which will then be delivered to Ukraine over the coming months and years.
Border Patrol clears way for more migrant releases to city streets, sources say: ‘The dam is about to break’
The consequence of this decision is that migrants will be mass released at bus stops, gas stations, supermarkets and in towns and cities across the border as Customs and Border Protection facilities are already over capacity in multiple sectors, according to CBP sources who were not authorized to speak publicly.
NGOs are quickly approaching their limits to house migrants and tens of thousands more migrants are expected to surge into the United States once the Title 42 public health order is lifted on May 11.
The city of El Paso, Texas has already seen thousands of migrants camped out on the sidewalks.
Officials have made 26,000 apprehensions and seen over 7,000 “gotaways” in just 72 hours, according to Border Patrol.
That comes ahead of the end of the Title 42 public health order on Thursday, which is expected to be accompanied by an even bigger wave of migration on top of the already overwhelming numbers authorities are seeing.
CA libs want to pay black residents up to $1.2 million in reparations
Why are we paying reparations to black people who have never experienced slavery??
TEXAS SHOOTING: Was The Killer REALLY a White Supremacist?
Another gun-related tragedy hit America over the weekend, this time outside a mall in Allen, Texas. And, unsurprisingly, the reaction from politicians and media pundits turned political almost immediately.
In fact, despite not presenting evidence to the public, some are now reporting the killer was a white supremacist.
But can we trust what the government and the media tell us? And if the gun is to blame me for this shooting, then what about the car that took just as many lives in Brownsville?
And why is the media already releasing information about the Allen, TX shooter, but we still know very little about the ones in Las Vegas and Nashville? Glenn and Stu discuss all this, plus more…
Fears of German recession grow after sharp decline in industrial output
German factory orders fell sharply in March as German industry suffered its sharpest decline since during the Covid-19 pandemic, new data released by the Federal Statistical Office show.
Industrial orders dropped by 10.7 percent from the previous month, the largest month-over-month decline since 2020.
Output also fell by 3.4 percent, significantly more than the 1.3 percent estimated by financial analysts.
Poor performance across the car industry in particular impacted the data, with manufacturing of motor vehicles and parts dropping by 6.5 percent.
Considered the jewel of German industry, the automotive sector employs around 12 percent of the country’s manufacturing labor force and generates some €180 billion in revenue through the production of esteemed brands such as Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz and BMW.
Construction output also declined by 4.6 percent over February, while machinery production fell by 3.4 percent.
Teenager jailed for murder of ‘defenceless’ 14-year-old Jermaine Cools
Marques Walker, 17, can now be identified as the killer of Jermaine Cools, who at the age of 14 was the youngest victim of a fatal knife crime in 2021.
Jermaine was stabbed as he lay on the ground outside a chicken shop in Croydon, south London, on 18 November that year.
Walker was sentenced to life imprisonment today, with a minimum of 19 years behind bars, minus the 497 days he has already spent in custody.
Israel-Gaza on brink of war; IAF strikes PIJ; Israel-India sign strategic MOU TV7 Israel News 09.05
1) One week after the Iranian-proxy Palestinian Islamic Jihad launched 104 rockets and mortar-shells toward Israel’s southern communities; The Israel Defense Forces, in close coordination with the Israel Security Agency, launched Operation “Shield and Arrow” – striking-down three leaders of the Islamic Jihad, alongside a dozen other military targets.
2) IDF Spokesman Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari highlights that the overnight assault on Gaza, as part of Operation Shield and Arrow, was only the beginning of hostilities – as Israel braces for a new round of cross-border’ hostilities.
3) Israel and India sign a bilateral Memorandum of Understanding – aimed at expanding strategic cooperation between Jerusalem and New Delhi.
‘Operation Shield and Arrow,’ Israel awaits Islamic Jihad’s response
Following the launch of ‘Operation Shield and Arrow,’ Israel awaits Islamic Jihad’s response:
“We must be ready for any scenario, including a prolonged campaign and an expanded range of the rocket fire,” Israel’s Defense Minister Yoav Gallant warns
Putin Touts ‘Sacred’ Battle With West in Ukraine
President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russians were united in a “sacred” fight with the West over Ukraine but the strains of war were evident at one of the most pared back anniversaries of the victory over Nazi Germany in decades.
Putin has repeatedly likened the war in Ukraine – which he casts as a defensive move against a West which wants to carve up Russia – to the challenge Moscow faced when Adolf Hitler invaded the Soviet Union in 1941.
Putin hailed Russian forces in Ukraine as heroes who were fighting for the country’s future against a West which, he said, had forgotten the decisive role played by the Soviet Union in defeating Nazi Germany.
Live: EU won’t be intimidated by Russia’s Victory Day ‘show of force’, Scholz says
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said the European Union would not be intimidated by Moscow’s “show of force” on Tuesday after Russia held its annual Victory Day military parade.
Addressing the nation from Moscow’s Red Square, President Vladimir Putin claimed “a real war” had been unleashed on Russia.
Earlier, officials in Kyiv said Russian forces had fired a dozen cruise missiles at Ukraine’s capital overnight.
China on Tuesday warned the European Union against imposing sanctions on Chinese companies over Russia’s war in Ukraine, saying it would take action to protect Beijing’s interests.
Referring to discussions within the EU over possible restrictions on eight Chinese companies, Foreign Minister Qin Gang said that, if punitive action were taken, “China will also take the necessary response to firmly protect the legitimate interests of Chinese companies.”
IDF releases video of airstrikes that killed Islamic Jihad senior members
The early morning strikes, dubbed Operation Shield and Arrow, took out Khalil Bahitini, the commanding officer of the Islamic Jihad terror organization’s Northern Gaza Division, and Jahed Ahnam, the secretary of the Islamic Jihad Military Council.
Both men were in the Gaza Strip preparing for a trip to Cairo, Egypt.
The Hamas terrorist group was quick to respond to the airstrikes with threats on Tuesday, saying Israel “will pay the price for its crime.”
Hamas and the PIJ do not typically work in concert, but Ismail Haniyeh, the head of Hamas’ political bureau, warned that “resistance is unified” on Tuesday.
More than 600 people killed in Haiti gang violence in April, UN says
“In the month of April alone, more than 600 people were killed in a new wave of extreme violence that hit several districts across the capital,” said the office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
“This follows the killing of at least 846 people in the first three months of 2023, in addition to 393 injured and 395 kidnapped during that period – a 28-percent increase in violence on the previous quarter.”
The Caribbean nation, the poorest in the Americas, has been gripped by a political and economic crisis since the July 2021 assassination of president Jovenel Moise, with gangs now controlling most of the capital, Port-au-Prince.
Ukraine to Allies: Please Give us One Per Cent of Your GDP to Fight Russia
Ukraine very much appreciates the near-$37 billion the United States is already giving in military aid but more — much more, in fact — is needed, a Ukrainian diplomat now working as a full-time procurer of military equipment has said.
Andrij Melnyk, who is becoming well known beyond the borders of Ukraine for his persistent campaigning to push the envelope on military donations to Ukraine and being one of the loudest voices demanding larger numbers of tanks, Western jets, and even warships, made the comments on a German television political show this week, where he said Western nations had to cross their own “red lines” to send more equipment.
The former ambassador to Germany, now Ukrainian government minister, said “this will not be an easy undertaking, but a Herculean task”.
Dutch government to stop funding accommodation for failed asylum seekers
In a rare restrictive measure by liberal Mark Rutte’s cabinet, the National Aliens Facility (LVV) will be cut from the budget despite local opposition. LVV provides funding to five key local authorities to house migrants who do not leave the Netherlands after their asylum applications are refused.
“Due to the increased costs of migration, choices have to be made,” explained Eric Van der Burg, the justice and security minister also responsible for asylum policy.
It will mean that the five major councils of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Groningen and Eindhoven will lose the emergency funding starting in 2024, a move local officials warn will result in hundreds of rejected asylum seekers living on city streets.
Concha: This is a chilling threat to democracy
Fox News contributor Joe Concha weighs in on Hillary Clinton’s praise for Biden’s job performance, Axios’ report on Biden’s food choices and the White House banning The New York Post from a Monday press event.
Trump Previews Potentially ‘Disastrous’ CNN Town Hall
“CNN has a longstanding tradition of hosting leading presidential candidates for Town Halls and political events as a critical component of the network’s robust campaign coverage.
This event with former President Trump will be the first of many for CNN in the coming months as CNN correspondents travel across the country to hear directly from voters in the run up to the 2024 presidential election,” a CNN press release continues.
But in a statement posted on Truth Social Tuesday, Trump is warning the hour-long interview could be a disaster for the network and for him.
Melania Trump Backs Husband’s 2024 Bid in Interview: ‘We Look Forward to Restoring Hope’
“My husband achieved tremendous success in his first administration, and he can lead us toward greatness and prosperity once again,” Trump said in an interview on Fox News Digital.
“He has my support, and we look forward to restoring hope for the future and leading America with love and strength,” the 53-year-old Slovenian-American added.
The 76-year-old businessman-turned-politician has several contenders for the Republican nomination but is currently leading in a number of recent polls over a pool that includes his former U.N. ambassador, Nikki Haley, and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, among others.
If he wins back the nation’s highest office in 2024, his wife revealed that she would continue her “Be Best” campaign and “prioritize the well-being and development of children as I have always done.”
“My focus would continue to be creating a safe and nurturing space for children to learn, grow, and thrive,” she said. “If additional problems arise, I will take the time to study them and understand their root causes.”
Obama-era staffer claims Joe Biden ‘masterminded’ Hunter’s scandal
Former Biden stenographer Mike McCormick joins ‘Fox & Friends First’ to discuss Biden’s business schemes and what he expects to come from the Hunter Biden investigation.
Hunter Biden’s Former Associate Encouraged to Speak Out
Devon Archer, Hunter Biden’s friend and business associate, was due in a Lower Manhattan court Tuesday to appeal his 2018 securities fraud conviction and avoid his subsequent jail sentence, possibly by revealing damaging information on Biden and the Biden family.
New York Post columnist Miranda Devine reported Sunday that Archer’s friends are urging him to avoid jail by using his inside information on his former business associate and “best friend” while the Department of Justice is investigating Biden.
According to Devine’s column, Archer was “thrown him under the bus” by the Bidens, and President Joe Biden is not likely to swoop in with a pardon at the last minute to keep Archer from serving his sentence.
White House bans The Post from Biden event as Hunter indictment looms
WASHINGTON — The White House press office barred The Post from attending President Biden’s only daytime public event Monday as federal prosecutors near a decision on criminally charging first son Hunter Biden for tax fraud and other crimes.
The Post has closely covered the president’s ties to his relatives’ foreign dealings and first reported in October 2020 on files from Hunter’s abandoned laptop that link Joe Biden to ventures in China and Ukraine.
Biden, who falsely characterized The Post’s reporting as Russian disinformation, appeared with Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to talk about airline policies in the White House-adjacent Eisenhower Executive Office Building.
Biden ultimately took no shouted questions at the venue, which houses the set of a “fake” White House and about 50 theater-style seats for reporters — about 20 of which were empty Monday.
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