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“The award of $464 million in a case with no victims, no proven injuries, and no losses is not remotely defensible,” Trump’s lawyers wrote. According to Trump’s attorneys, Trump personally should have been dismissed as a defendant. The Trump attorneys accused Engoron of enacting a “punitive” penalty against the former president that was unconstitutional. Just like at trial, Trump’s lawyers in particular took issue with a reference in Engoron’s summary judgment opinion that Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort was valued at $18 million. During the trial, Engoron said that he was not trying to assess the value of the property when he referenced the tax assessor value.
Persons: Donald Trump, Arthur Engoron, Trump, – Donald Trump Jr, Eric Trump –, , , Engoron, Ivanka Trump, Letitia James, Trump’s, Lago, Chris Kise, ” Kise Organizations: CNN, New, Trump Organization, Post, Trust, New York, Trump, Post Office Locations: York, New York, Washington ,, Manhattan, Lago
“I can say that all member states, with one single exception, were very much critical about this behavior,” he added. “European Union policy is not a pro-war policy. Borrell’s decision comes after European Council President Charles Michel firmly hit back at Orbán’s claim that the EU has led a “pro-war policy” in a letter published last week. “Russia is the aggressor and Ukraine is the victim exercising its legitimate right to self-defense. Russia is leading a war of aggression in blatant violation of international law, Ukraine’s territorial integrity and sovereignty in accordance with the UN Charter,” Michel wrote.
Persons: Viktor Orbán, ” Borrell, , , ” Borrel, Putin, Borrell’s, Charles Michel, ” Michel, Orbán, Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, Donald Trump, Orban, Ursula von der Leyen, ” Orban, Niamh Kennedy, James Frater, Amy Cassidy, Jennifer Hansler Organizations: London CNN, European Union, Union, European, EU, UN, Ukraine “, CNN Locations: Budapest, Brussels, Hungary, Ukraine, Hungary’s, Hungarian, Russia, Moscow, Beijing, Florida
The US Secret Service increased security near Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . AdvertisementThe US Secret Service is bolstering security around Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club after last weekend's assassination attempt. "The US Secret Service has made this decision, neither Town Officials nor the Town Council," an alert said. "The Town is working closely with the US Secret Service to minimize the impacts of this road closure."
Persons: Donald Trump's Mar, Trump, Organizations: Service, Lago, Lago Club, Palm Beach, Town Council, US, Business Locations: Palm Beach
CNN —The US Secret Service is scrambling to increase security ahead of former President Donald Trump’s first campaign rally since the failed assassination attempt on his life last week, sources familiar with the planning told CNN. “We assist the Secret Service,” a spokesperson for the sheriff’s office told CNN, adding that the Secret Service was leading all security planning for the rally. The source said the lack of these exercises have resulted in security gaps, including communication breakdowns between law enforcement partners. “The Secret Service is responsible for the security planning for presidential visits, but we stand ready to assist them with whatever they need,” Banner wrote in an email. The Secret Service would not comment on security planning for the rally or Trump.
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It also was the capstone of her highly scrutinized handling of the historic Trump case, in which she was known to drag out the pretrial proceedings, entertain long-shot legal theories offered by the former president and issue cumbersome orders that flummoxed lawyers on both sides of the case. Well before Monday’s ruling, outside cheerleaders of the special counsel, including many Trump critics, were calling on Smith to seek Cannon’s removal from the case. None of Thomas’ eight colleagues signed on to his solo concurring opinion, as Smith noted in court filings last week arguing to Cannon that the concurrence should not bear on the classified documents case. The way she has managed her docket has kept the case at a snail’s pace, playing into Trump’s strategy of delay. Or it has happened when the judge has “repeatedly” refused to comply with the appeals court’s instructions on a particular issue in a case, he said.
Persons: Donald Trump, Aileen Cannon, Jack Smith, , Jon Sale, Cannon, Trump, Michael Moore, Obama, “ She’s, General Merrick Garland, Smith, Clarence Thomas, Jon May, , Thomas ’, Thomas, it’s, ” Moore, She’s, , Don Samuel, ” Samuel Organizations: CNN, Trump, Circuit, Smith Locations: Florida, Fort Pierce , Florida, Georgia, Mar
Read previewThe drinks will keep flowing at Donald Trump's New Jersey golf courses, at least for now, in the latest ripple-effect benefit from this month's Supreme Court presidential-immunity opinion. The hearing is being pushed back due to the delay in Trump's sentencing in his hush money case, officials explained. AdvertisementNothing else about "ABC's process" has changed, the spokesperson said, signaling that their efforts to challenge Trump's licenses have not ended. AdvertisementAs Business Insider revealed last month, Trump's three Jersey liquor licenses are in his eldest son's name. Trump has said in a press statement that none of the liquor licenses at his properties are in his own name.
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Former U.S. President and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump attends a campaign event in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., June 22, 2024. Shannon Stapleton | ReutersFormer President Donald Trump will headline a campaign fundraiser in Nashville on the sidelines of the Bitcoin Conference, where the top ticket is going for $844,600 per person. Trump signed on to headline the Music City Center gathering shortly before he survived an attempted assassination on July 13. A spokesman for the Trump campaign did not respond to a request for comment on his Nashville appearances. Trump also vowed at the Libertarian National Convention in Washington in May to keep Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and "her goons" away from bitcoin holders.
Persons: Donald Trump, Shannon Stapleton, Trump's, Trump, Sen, Elizabeth Warren Organizations: U.S, Republican, Reuters, Bitcoin Conference, CNBC, Trump, Music City Center, Nashville, solana, Internal Revenue Service, Libertarian National Convention, Mar Locations: Philadelphia , Pennsylvania, U.S, Nashville, Washington
Read previewElon Musk's X Corp. is gumming up a case between two Jeffrey Epstein accusers by spending months stonewalling subpoenas. But X Corp. has refused. "X Corp. will not be producing any data in response to your subpoena," reads one letter sent by an X lawyer earlier this year. Related storiesLawyers for Oh Amen agreed to provide them, but Oh Amen had been suspended from one of her accounts and couldn't download data from the second account. Thomas told Business Insider it's crucial to see Oh Amen's X records to contextualize all of the defamation claims.
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Special counsel Jack Smith on Wednesday filed a notice appealing the stunning decision earlier this week by Florida court federal Judge Aileen Cannon that dismissed the criminal classified documents case against former President Donald Trump. Smith's appeal, which was expected, will be heard in the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Atlanta, which reviews cases arising from Florida federal courts. Peter Carr, a spokesman for Smith, said Wednesday, "We have no comment beyond the filing itself at this time." The Democrat-led Justice Department should drop these politically motivated, election interference efforts against President Trump immediately." The appeal is likely to end up at the U.S. Supreme Court, regardless of how the 11th Circuit appeals court rules.
Persons: Jack Smith, Donald Trump, Smith, Aileen Cannon, Cannon, Trump, Peter Carr, Carr, Steven Cheung, Joe Biden Organizations: 11th Circuit U.S, Trump, U.S . Constitution, White, Witch, Democrat, Department, U.S, Supreme, Republican, Washington , D.C, U.S . Senate, Smith's Locations: Washington , U.S, Florida, Atlanta, U.S ., Lago, U.S, Washington ,, United States
Ethereum co-creator Vitalik Buterin on Wednesday cautioned against voting for political candidates based solely on whether they have adopted a "pro-crypto" stance. The best example of this is, predictably, modern Russia," added Buterin, a Russia-born coder who built ethereum in his late teens. Buterin did not single out any names in his post of either political candidates, or of those opting to support them. It comes in stark contrast to the Joe Biden White House, which has been seen as hard on crypto. However, the perception that Biden is anti-crypto and Trump is pro-crypto has some Biden allies concerned enough to take their case directly to senior White House officials.
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Read previewBefore his 2019 death in jail, Jeffrey Epstein spent hours being interviewed on camera by Steve Bannon. AdvertisementAlexandra Preate, a spokesperson for Bannon, told BI in December 2021 that the documentary about Epstein would be screened "probably around Labor Day." In the 2000s, Trump and Jeffrey Epstein fought over Trump's purchase of a Palm Beach mansion that Epstein coveted. Mark Epstein said Jeffrey Epstein told him he wasn't subpoenaed for any depositions at that time. "You were the only person I was afraid of during the campaign," Bannon told Epstein, according to Wolff's book.
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CNN —Special counsel Jack Smith said Wednesday that he is appealing a judge’s decision to throw out the indictment against Donald Trump concerning his handling of classified documents. This means the shock ruling would be reviewed by judges from the 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals based in Atlanta. Cannon in her ruling on Monday had said that Smith’s appointment as special counsel was unconstitutional, warranting the dismissal of the case against Trump. Her decision was at odds with the rulings of judges across the country that rejected attacks on the legality of special counsel appointments. Absent a move to speed the appeal in the Trump documents case, it will likely take several months for the appeal to play out in the Atlanta-based appeals court.
Persons: Jack Smith, Donald Trump, Aileen Cannon, Cannon, Trump, Mark Meadows, George W, Bush, Smith, Walt Nauta, Carlos De Oliveira —, Merrick Garland, Smith —, Clarence Thomas, Thomas Organizations: CNN, Trump, FBI, Trump White House, Justice Department, Supreme, Circuit Locations: Atlanta, Mar, Lago, Georgia, Fort Pierce , Florida, Washington ,, Florida , Alabama
CNN —Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban has told European leaders leaders that Donald Trump is “ready to act as a peace broker” between Russia and Ukraine if elected president, according to a letter seen by Reuters, amid concerns across the continent that Trump would attempt to force Kyiv into ceding territory to Moscow. Orban’s letter, addressed to European Council President Charles Michel and sent to all European Union leaders, was written in the wake of his controversial meetings with former President Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping. “I can […] surely state that shortly after his election victory, he will not wait until his inauguration, [Trump] will be ready to act as a peace broker immediately. But his visits with Putin, Xi and Trump have gone down poorly with EU lawmakers, who have accused Orban of vitally “misrepresenting” and “undermining” the EU’s stance on foreign policy. A letter signed by 63 European lawmakers, addressed to the three EU chiefs, said Orban had “caused significant damage” through his meetings.
Persons: CNN —, Viktor Orban, Donald Trump, Trump, Charles Michel, Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, , ” Orban, Orban, pare, ” Trump, Joe Biden, Russia –, Orban –, , Putin, Volodymyr Zelensky, Trump’s, Xi, Ursula von der Leyen, Roberta Metsola Organizations: CNN, CNN — Hungary’s, Reuters, European, European Union, Ukraine “, EU, Ukrainian, , European Council Locations: Russia, Ukraine, Moscow, Russian, Hungarian, Beijing, Florida, Kyiv, Hungary
That person, Tesla billionaire Elon Musk, was one of several people urging Trump in the final moments to select Ohio Sen. JD Vance. Only moments earlier, Trump had shared the information with Vance himself, according to multiple people familiar with the call. Trump spent the final 24 hours waffling over his pick, multiple sources told CNN, leaving even those in his inner circle guessing about his ultimate choice. Several Republican donors argued for Youngkin as Trump’s pick in recent days as it became clear that Rubio and Burgum may not make the cut. “I can’t stomach Trump,” Vance said in an interview with NPR at the time.
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How J.D. Vance Won Over Donald Trump
  + stars: | 2024-07-16 | by ( Jonathan Swan | Maggie Haberman | )   time to read: +1 min
The former president had a thick stack of papers on his desk: printouts of Mr. Vance’s copious broadsides against Mr. Trump. Mr. Trump, using an expletive, bluntly told Mr. Vance: You said some nasty stuff about me. This was the first time he was meeting Mr. Trump, and Mr. Vance needed the former president to like him or at least leave the meeting with an open mind. He told Mr. Trump that he had bought into what he described as media lies and that he was sorry he got it wrong. Of all people, Mr. Vance told Mr. Trump, Mr. Vance himself should have understood.
Persons: Vance, Donald J, Trump, Trump’s, Vance’s, Vance —, , Trumper, Mr Organizations: Mar, Senate, Republican, Mr Locations: Ohio
After meeting with Donald J. Trump at his Mar-a-Lago home on Thursday, Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary wrote to a top E.U. official to say that Mr. Trump had told him he was planning a swift push for a peace deal between Russia and Ukraine. Mr. Trump’s view, the letter explained, was that the war had to end, and that he had specific plans to broker this outcome quickly, even before being inaugurated, if he were elected. It did not offer details about how Mr. Trump would end the intractable war, now in its third year, other than to indicate that he would reduce American financial support for Ukraine. Mr. Orban is closely aligned with Mr. Trump and is the fiercest critic-from-within of the European Union’s staunch backing of Ukraine.
Persons: Donald J, Trump, Viktor Orban, Hungary, Trump’s, Orban Organizations: The New York Times, Mr Locations: Russia, Ukraine
AdvertisementThe Thiel effectFor Vance, Thiel's influence first left its mark when he was still a student. Thiel also got a shoutout on the acknowledgments page of Vance's 2016 book, "Hillbilly Elegy." The former PayPal CEO has given $15 million to Vance's campaign, Politico reported — the largest donation ever given to one Senate candidate. AdvertisementOne of Trump's biggest donors in the 2016 presidential campaign, Thiel has re-emerged as a key player in the MAGA movement after largely sitting out the 2020 election. Thiel also appears to have pulled some of his Silicon Valley strings to advance Vance's campaign.
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CNN —A federal judge’s decision to toss out Donald Trump’s classified documents criminal case means the former president can now talk to his co-defendants and potential witnesses about what happened at Mar-a-Lago without facing consequences. That means Trump, his co-defendants and potential witnesses against them are no longer barred from discussing the case among each other. De Oliveira remains the property manager at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Florida. Such conditions are the norm in the federal district where the criminal case was brought. De Oliveira was “elated” Cannon dismissed the criminal case against him and the former president, his attorney John Irving told CNN.
Persons: Donald Trump’s, – Walt Nauta, Carlos De Oliveira –, Trump, De Oliveira, Aileen Cannon, Jack Smith, General Merrick Garland, ” Cannon, John Irving, ” Irving, Organizations: CNN, Southern, Southern District of, Trump, Republican National Convention, Trump’s, Lago, Prosecutors, Mar, The Justice Locations: Mar, Southern District, Southern District of Florida, Milwaukee, Florida
She said Smith was unconstitutionally appointed as special counsel and that the funding of his office also violated the law. “It’s not just that this is an extreme argument about the Appointments Clause of the Constitution, it’s that it’s one that exactly one Supreme Court justice has endorsed and lots of precedent refutes,” said Steve Vladeck, a CNN Supreme Court analyst and professor at Georgetown University of Law. And Cannon’s opinion left open the possibility that the charges could be revived if brought by the Justice Department in a way not reliant on the current special counsel infrastructure. In other special counsel cases, defendants have not even bothered to bring the long-shot claims. The special counsel office has not yet weighed in on Cannon’s decision.
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There may be a path for Smith to revive the case, Cannon noted in her ruling, and Smith can appeal the decision. Cannon left open a potential pathway in her ruling for the classified documents case to be revived. (He is being prosecuted by a separate special counsel, David Weiss.) And during the Trump-Russia investigation, multiple Trump allies similarly attempted to derail special counsel Robert Mueller’s work. Former Attorney General Edwin Meese and Citizens United argued the same, writing that Smith’s appointment “severely undermines” the constitutional order.
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Takeaways from the RNC’s first day
  + stars: | 2024-07-15 | by ( Eric Bradner | )   time to read: +9 min
Trump called Vance 20 minutes before he announced he’d chosen the Ohio senator on Truth Social, a source familiar with the process told CNN. The two had met at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club on Saturday, before the rally at which Trump was shot in the ear. Trump is betting that Vance articulating his evolution from Trump critic to supporter will prove much more potent than those older comments. “President Trump honored the Constitution. “I’m here tonight to tell you, no matter your political background, the best chance we have to give our babies a better life is to elect Donald Trump president of the United States,” Rose said.
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The bombshell ruling by Judge Aileen Cannon in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida — who was appointed to that position by Trump — ruling comes two days after a would-be assassin narrowly missed killing Trump during a campaign rally in western Pennsylvania. A federal judge in Florida on Monday dismissed the criminal classified documents case against former President Donald Trump and two co-defendants, ruling that the appointment of special counsel Jack Smith as prosecutor for the case violated the appointments clause of the U.S. Constitution. The ruling is just the latest in a series of controversial rulings and decisions by Cannon that have been seen as favoring Trump. Trump still faces three other pending criminal prosecutions, all of which he had referenced in his Truth Social post. It is not clear yet how that ruling will affect the election case against him.
Persons: Trump's, Walt Nauta, Carlos De Oliveira, Trump, Judge Aileen Cannon, Trump —, Donald Trump, Jack Smith, Cannon, General Merrick Garland, , Joe Biden's, Joe Biden, Tanya Chutkan, Chutkan Organizations: Republican National Convention, GOP, Southern, Southern District of, Trump, White, U.S . Constitution, U.S, Supreme, U.S . Senate, Washington , D.C, Manhattan, Democrat Justice Department Locations: Lago, Milwaukee, U.S, Southern District, Southern District of Florida, Pennsylvania, Florida, U.S ., United States, Washington ,, York, Georgia, Washington
US District Judge Aileen Cannon — who was appointed to the bench by Trump while he was president — ruled Monday that the appointment of Justice Department Special Counsel Jack Smith, who is overseeing the prosecution, was unconstitutional. The legality of Justice Department special counsels has been the subject of some debate over the past two decades. Since then, the US Attorney General has appointed special counsels with less authority while relying on internal Justice Department regulations. AdvertisementDefense lawyers in special counsel investigations have routinely argued the appointment of these newer special counsels is unconstitutional. His lawyers had signaled that, on appeal, they would challenge the legality of appointing a special counsel in the first place.
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Read previewLeaders across the world have come out in support of former President Donald Trump after he survived an assassination attempt at a rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday. AdvertisementIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin NetanyahuIsrael's Prime Minister, Netanyahu, said that he and his wife were "shocked" by the incident and that they were praying for Trump's recovery. Advertisement"Although we don't yet know exactly what happened, we should all be relieved that former President Trump wasn't seriously hurt," he wrote on X. Indian Prime Minister Narendra ModiIndia's Prime Minister said he was concerned about the attack on his "friend" and strongly condemned the incident. Dutch Prime Minister Dick SchoofSchoof expressed relief that Trump's injuries were seemingly minor and wished him a quick recovery.
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Elon Musk, chief executive officer of SpaceX and Tesla and owner of X, speaks at the Milken Conference 2024 in Beverly Hills, California, May 6, 2024. Elon Musk posted on X that he "fully" endorses Donald Trump moments after the former president and presumptive Republican nominee was rushed off stage by secret service members following gunshots at a rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday. "I fully endorse President Trump and hope for his rapid recovery," Musk wrote on X, which he owns. Musk also compared Trump to Theodore Roosevelt, who survived an assassination attempt while campaigning for president in 1912. Musk also said at that event that Trump "does call me out of the blue for no reason."
Persons: Elon Musk, Donald Trump, Trump, Musk, Theodore Roosevelt, Joe Biden's Organizations: SpaceX, Tesla, Republican, Trump, NBC, Bloomberg, PAC, America PAC, Forbes Locations: Beverly Hills , California, Pennsylvania, Butler County, Lago, Palm Beach
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