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# Trump

Last week
22nd January 2023 - 28th January 2023
# He's back
Trump to be allowed back on Facebook and Instagram, Meta confirms
Trump had been banned from the social media sites since 2021.
Last month
January 2023
# trumped
Trump family business fined $1.6 million for tax fraud
The sum is the maximum penalty available for the particular offences.
Larry Donnelly: The radicals are wreaking havoc on Capitol Hill
Our columnist looks at the chaos in the US Congress as Republicans spar over the election of a speaker.
Last year
# trump taxes
Trump’s tax returns released after long fight with Congress
The Democratic-controlled House Ways and Means Committee voted last week to release the returns.
# 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.
# tax fraud case
Trump Organisation lawyer presents ruled-out evidence in tax fraud case
The judge admonished Susan Necheles and halted arguments so she could remove any other precluded evidence.
# 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.
Larry Donnelly: Brace yourselves for the return of Trump - but is he still relevant?
Our columnist looks at the return of the brash politician and asks if he can really pull off another White House win.
# 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.
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.
# Election
Melania Trump's former lawyer tipped to become Slovenia's first woman president
Pirc Musar was hired to protect the interests of Melania Trump during her husband’s presidency
# the midterms
US midterms: As the election count drags on, focus shifts to the 2024 White House race
With 209 seats so far, Republicans appear poised to secure a slim majority in the 435-seat House of Reps.
# Midterms
Biden tries to promote his two years in office as Trump hints at 2024 comeback
Trump may announce a presidential bid if Republicans do well in coming elections
# Elon musk
Musk announces 'content moderation council' for Twitter
The announcement came as the website’s users wasted no time testing the limits of free speech on the platform.
# Capitol Riot
Ex Trump aide Steve Bannon could be imprisoned for contempt
Bannon could serve six months after he was found guilty in July on two counts of contempt of Congress
# Dispute
Donald Trump knew vote fraud claims in legal documents were false, says judge
US District Court Judge David Carter issued an 18-page opinion.
# 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.
# Trump
Donald Trump files $475-million lawsuit against CNN for alleged defamation
Trump at a rally in Michigan last weekend.
# Trump
US Justice Department asks appeals court to lift judge’s barring order on Mar-a-Lago documents
It said the hold needed to be lifted immediately so work could resume.
# FBI probe
Judge grants Trump bid for special master in Mar-a-Lago case
The appointment may slow the pace of the department’s investigation into the presence of top-secret information at Mar-a-Lago.
# Midterms
Trump brands Biden 'enemy of the state' at Pennsylvania rally
Trump slammed a recent speech by Biden as the ‘most vicious, hateful and divisive speech ever delivered by an American president.’
# mar-a-lago
Empty folders among items found in FBI search of Donald Trump’s home
The inventory reveals in general terms the contents of 33 boxes taken from Mar-a-Lago during the search on August 8.
Trump and US government lock horns in court over seized documents
A claim of obstructing the FBI search heaps further legal pressure on the former president, who denies all wrongdoing.
# mar-a-lago
Secret files 'likely concealed' at Trump home to block FBI probe, says US Justice Department
The 8 August raid was triggered by a review of “highly classified” records that Trump finally surrendered to authorities in January.
# financial problems
Trump's social media platform Truth Social faces financial trouble
Fox Business Network has reported that the platform owes $1.6 million to its host server and has halted payments.
# Trump
US attorney general requests that warrant for raid on Trump's home be made public
Merrick Garland did not reveal the reason for the unprecedented search of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate.
# US
US Attorney General 'personally approved' FBI search of Donald Trump's Florida home
Merrick Garland has asked a court to unseal the search warrant the FBI received before searching the Mar-a-Lago estate.
# Cincinnati
US police in standoff with gunman who tried to breach FBI Ohio office
The Federal Bureau of Investigation said a person armed with a weapon had tried to “breach” the entry to the bureau’s office.
# Manhattan
Donald Trump declines to answer questions in New York fraud probe
The hearing comes days after FBI agents raided the former US president’s home in Florida as part of an unrelated investigation.
# Trump
Mar-a-Lago investigation: What we know so far
The FBI searched the premises yesterday.
# Donald Trump
Trump says his Florida home has been 'raided' by the FBI
The FBI declined to comment on whether the search was happening or what it might be for.
# Trump
Ivana Trump, first wife of former US president Donald Trump, dies aged 73
Donald Trump said she was a “wonderful, beautiful, and amazing woman, who led a great and inspirational life”.
Larry Donnelly: Will the January 6th hearings, or anything else, help Democrats?
Our columnist looks at the aftermath of the Capitol attack and the findings of the select committee and asks what it means for the next election.
# 6 january
Trump blasts US Capitol riot hearings as 'mockery of justice' and 'kangaroo court'
Trump’s former attorney general said that he was ‘detached from reality’.
# Investigation
Donald Trump set to testify in New York fraud probe in July
His children, Donald Trump Jr and Ivanka, will also testify in the civil probe.
# Texas
Pro-gun NRA to hold convention in US state where school shooting killed 21
Former US president Donald Trump on Wednesday confirmed that he will attend the NRA meeting.
# US
Trump suffers stinging losses in Georgia Republican contests
Governor Brian Kemp easily defeated Donald Trump’s hand-picked challenger in the critical swing state.
# dr oz
Trump urges celebrity doctor to declare victory in US Senate primary
Trump urged Dr Oz, who he has endorsed, to declare victory in Tuesday’s too-close-to-call Pennsylvania Republican Senate primary.
# black lives matter
Donald Trump floated idea of shooting protesters in legs, ex-defence secretary says
“Can’t you just shoot them? Just shoot them in the legs or something?” Trump is quoted as saying.