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# Donald Trump

Last month
January 2023
# US
Trump and his lawyers sanctioned nearly $1mil over 'frivolous' Clinton lawsuit
The lawsuit claimed that Clinton and others had created a false narrative that the Trump campaign had colluded with Russia.
# trumped
Trump family business fined $1.6 million for tax fraud
The sum is the maximum penalty available for the particular offences.
# damage assessment
US president Joe Biden ‘surprised’ government records found at old office
The White House confirmed that the Department of Justice was reviewing ‘a small number of documents with classified markings’.
Last year
2022
# insurrection
January 6 panel's final report describes Trump ‘conspiracy’
It concludes an 18-month investigation into the former US president and the violent insurrection two years ago.
# Donald Trump
US committee votes to publish Donald Trump’s tax returns
A report indicates that the Trump administration may have disregarded an IRS requirement dating back to 1977.
# Capitol Hill riot
January 6 panel recommends criminal charges against Trump as part of 'roadmap to justice'
The committee is urging criminal charges against the former president and associates who helped him try to overturn his 2020 election defeat.
# 6 january
US Capitol riot panel eyes recommending three criminal charges for Trump
The panel is to meet publicly on Monday, where the recommendation would be made public.
# US
Trump lawyers in court for hearing in Mar-a-Lago documents case
Defence lawyers were seen entering the courtroom around 2pm and were still inside more than an hour later.
# US
Classified items found at Trump storage unit in Florida – report
The items were discovered by an outside team brought in by Trump’s representatives.
# January 6 committee
January 6 committee to issue criminal referrals over attack on Capitol, chairman says
The panel’s chairman said that the committee has decided to issue the referrals, but he did not disclose who the targets will be.
# Donald Trump
Trump Organisation convicted in executive tax dodge scheme
It could be fined up to 1.6 million dollars.
# Backlash
Donald Trump rebuked for call to suspend constitution over election
The former US president made his remarks on his Truth Social media platform.
# Trump
Donald Trump ordered to testify in defamation case brought by woman who says he raped her
The former US president faces twin allegations of rape and defamation in a case dating back to 2019.
# 6 january
Founder of far-right Oath Keepers found guilty of seditious conspiracy over US Capitol riot
A Washington DC jury found Stewart Rhodes guilty of sedition after three days of deliberations in the nearly two-month trial.
# Lawsuit
US writer who accused Trump of rape sues for battery and defamation
E Jean Carroll first made her claim of sexual assault against Trump in a 2019 book.
# 6 january
US Justice Department seeks to question Mike Pence in Capitol attack probe
The investigation is examining Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.
# Manhattan
New York judge sets fraud trial date for Donald Trump and three eldest children
It comes as the US Supreme Court cleared the way for his tax returns to be handed over to lawmakers.
# Twitter
Trump's Twitter account reappears after Elon Musk poll
Trump said he would not return to the popular platform but instead remain on his own network, Truth Social.
# Donald Trump
US Justice Department names war crimes prosecutor for Trump criminal probe
At a press conference in Washington, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced the appointment of Jack Smith.
# difficult 2024 path
Donald Trump's third White House run is littered with new obstacles of his own making
The former president faces several legal battles, as well as stiff competition from fellow Republicans.
# US
Donald Trump launches 2024 bid to return to the White House
The announcement comes just a week after an underwhelming midterm showing for Republicans.
Trump poised to launch 2024 comeback bid as he makes 'very big announcement' tonight
Possible 2024 rivals are circling, chief among them the rising star governor of Florida Ron DeSantis.
# 6 january
Trump's words 'endangered' Americans before US Capitol riot, Pence says
Pence’s interview to be broadcast on ABC coincides with the release tomorrow of his memoir.
# Midterms
US Democrats close in on Senate majority as counts continue
Midterms traditionally deliver a rejection of the party in power but Republicans did not perform as well as expected.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you think Donald Trump will run and can he win in 2024?
The former president has been hinting at another White House run for months.
# midterms 2022
Democrat John Fetterman defeats Trump-backed Dr Oz in Pennsylvania senate race
Pennsylvania results represent a failure of the Trumpian playbook.
# red on red
Ron DeSantis wins big in Florida as Donald Trump takes aim against him in pre-2024 threat
DeSantis has been easily re-elected as Governor of Florida.
# US Midterms
Donald Trump says he will make 'very big announcement' next week amid speculation about 2024 run
‘I’m going to be making a very big announcement on Tuesday at Mar-a-Lago,’ said Trump.
# US Midterms
Biden and Trump clash on eve of US midterm election, as more than 40 million early ballots cast
It’s an election that will shape the rest of Biden’s term – and could pave the way for a White House comeback by Trump.
# us mid terms
Republicans eye 'wake-up call' for Biden as midterms loom
Donald Trump held a rally calling on Republicans to deliver ‘a humiliating rebuke’.
# Washington DC
Investigators demand Trump testifies about US Capitol Hill riot
Lawmakers say the former president was the “central cause” of a coordinated effort to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
# US Courts
Former Trump advisor Steve Bannon sentenced to four months in jail for contempt of Congress
The Justice Department had urged a six-month sentence.
# Court
Trump to testify in defamation case against him after claiming writer lied by saying he raped her
E. Jean Carroll, 78, alleges that Trump raped her in the changing room of a New York department store.
# Donald Trump
US Capitol riot probe votes to subpoena Donald Trump to testify
The panel plans to release its final report by the end of the year.
# US
Trump asks Supreme Court to intervene over classified documents seized in Mar-a-Lago raid
A US court last month allowed the Justice Department to resume its use of the documents as part of its ongoing criminal investigation.
# Trump
Donald Trump files $475-million lawsuit against CNN for alleged defamation
Trump at a rally in Michigan last weekend.
# USA
Some Trump staffers still have documents to be given to National Archives
A letter from the acting US archivist said some staffers had used private electronic messaging accounts to conduct official business, and not turned those messages over as required by law.
# White House
US Court permits Justice Department to use classified records seized in Trump raid
The court removed an obstacle that could have delayed the investigation by weeks, if not months,
# fraud lawsuit
Fraud lawsuit launched against Donald Trump and three eldest children by New York AG
The case was brought following three years of investigations by the New York Attorney General.
# Donald Trump
Donald Trump's Doonbeg golf resort facing legal proceedings from Irish environmental group
The environmental group said it was ‘dealing with an organisation that didn’t seem to be able to admit they had lost’.