Former President, Donald Trump, has been indicted by a grand jury in New York on more than 30 counts of business fraud.
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office has been investigating the former president in connection with his alleged role in a hush money payment scheme and cover-up involving adult film star Stormy Daniels that dates to the 2016 presidential election.
He lost the 2020 election to Joe Biden, but late in 2022 he announced that he would run again in 2024.
One thing to note: he can still run, and win, even if he is convicted. There is no law to prevent a felon from winning the office of President. But, it is very unlikely they can convict him in 18 months. Another thing to note: the Office of Legal Counsel has said you can’t prosecute a sitting president, but they haven’t said what happens if a convict wins the election.
Some think he can (and will) use his mugshot as a campaign poster. Trump said it might help his numbers. He’ll spin this so that he is seen as a martyr; he has already done this at campaign rallies.
He was arrested, booked and arraigned on April 4, on 34 felony counts of business fraud.
The trial date has been set for the Stormy Daniels trial.
Donald Trump’s trial on criminal charges over hush money payments to the porn star Stormy Daniels will begin on 25 March 2024, amid the Republican presidential primary and less than than eight months before the general election the former president hopes to contest.
Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest serving monarch at 70 years, has died at the age of 96. Her eldest son, Charles, is now King Charles III.
Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor is also survived by her other children, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward. Prince William, next in line to the throne, and Prince Harry are among her eight grandchildren. She has a dozen great-grandchildren.
We can now add monkeypox to the list of highly contagious, virial diseases that are trying to kill us all.
WHO declares monkeypox a public health emergency of international concern Currently, the US is reporting over 2,800 probable or confirmed monkeypox cases in 44 states, DC and Puerto Rico, according to data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Globally, there are over 16,500 cases reported in 74 countries.
This is the zeitgeist of our world as of July 4, 2022! The United States is far from united. Today, we hold these truths that all races are NOT created equal, that all genders do NOT have unalienable rights, that our government has become as corrupted, usurpatory, and tyrannical as King George III. We the people, misquote and misinterpret the Constitution to justify our actions. We have daily mass shootings. We have racially motivated killings. We have reckless, irresponsible leaders acting on conspiracy theories and driving us to destruction and disunion….and then we have #AlexJones babbling about Cyborg Slaves of Satan. Hallelujah! Holy Shit! Where’s the Tylenol? #UnunitedStates
Roe v. Wade is literally as old as I am. (They began arguments 1 month after I was born.) Today, in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the Supreme Court, in a 6-3 decision, held that the Constitution does not confer a right to abortion, thus overruling Roe v. Wade (and Planned Parenthood v. Casey).
I thought this was newsworthy. The US is going to fry this weekend, and it’s going to cost a lot more to eat, sleep, travel, and cool down. The high temperature forecast for my area in Texas on Saturday is 99F, but we’ve already topped 100F this year, and we’ve been hot since early May. It’s the I-10 corridor that is really going to cook.