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Trump News Today: Trump urges GOP to vote McCarthy for Speaker of the House as he strikes party 'turmoil'

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Donald Trump has urged Republicans to vote for Kevin McCarthy as Speaker of the House as he denounces “unnecessary agitation” within his own party.

In a Truth Social article Wednesday morning, the former president endorsed the House GOP leader saying he’ll “do a great job, and maybe even a GREAT WORK.”

“REPUBLICANS, DON’T TURN A GREAT TRIUMPH INTO A GIANT, EMBARRASSING DEFEAT. IT’S TIME TO CELEBRATE, YOU DESERVE IT. Kevin McCarthy will do a good job, and maybe even a GREAT JOB – JUST WATCH! he wrote.

In another post, the former president denounced “unnecessary turmoil within the Republican Party” – unsurprisingly, blaming his usual targets, Mitch McConnell and Elaine Chao.

His show of support for Mr. McCarthy comes after three roll-call votes on Tuesday — all ending with the GOP leader failing to secure enough votes to be elected as Speaker of the House.

His comments come after a tumultuous few weeks for the former president with the release of his tax returns and the release of the final report of the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

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Trump peddles conspiracy against Georgia poll workers

Around midnight on Jan. 2, Mr Trump made a post on Truth Social claiming there were ‘contradictions’ in the testimony of Georgia election operative Ruby Freeman before the House Select Committee investigating the Capitol riot. .

Rachel SharpJanuary 4, 2023 1:00 p.m.

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Trump only fears the person, says Kellyanne Conway

Former President Donald Trump is apparently afraid of only one person on the planet, and that’s his wife Melania – at least according to the person known to coin the phrase “alternative facts”.

Former senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway made the statements during testimony she gave to the House Select Committee investigating the Capitol riot. The committee released the transcript of Ms. Conway’s interview on January 2.

Olivier O’ConnellJanuary 4, 2023 12:30 p.m.

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Report links Trump’s NFTs to erotic art

The one-term president’s widely mocked collection of non-fungible tokens portrayed him as a superhero, cowboy, astronaut and fighter pilot.

They were sold by the “TrumpDeployer” account on the OpenSea NFT trading platform, which was also allegedly used to trade other digital collectibles.

Olivier O’ConnellJanuary 4, 2023 11:30 am

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Did Trump cause a baby boom in 2016?

Republican-leaning areas of the United States saw a “sharp rise” in births following Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential victory, dubbed the “Trump baby bump”.

However, Democratic counties have had a baby crisis, a new study has found.

Researchers suggest that Trump’s presidency has increased Republicans’ economic optimism, motivating them to have more children.

Alice Clifford has the details.

Olivier O’ConnellJanuary 4, 2023 10:30 am

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Trump wanted former military critics to be tried by court martial

General Milley, the highest-ranking officer in the US military whose position makes him the chief military adviser to the President of the United States, made the startling admission during an interview with the select committee of the House on January 6.

Olivier O’ConnellJanuary 4, 2023 8:30 a.m.

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Farewell to the January 6 committee as the House changes hands

The House Jan. 6 committee is shutting down, after completing an 18-month whirlwind investigation into the 2021 Capitol uprising and sending its work to the Justice Department with a recommendation to prosecute former President Donald Trump.

Olivier O’ConnellJanuary 4, 2023 6:30 a.m.

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Trump says ‘abortion problem’ sank GOP midterm, not him

Nearly two months after the Republican Party’s disappointing performance in the 2022 midterm elections, former President Donald Trump has claimed he played no part in the GOP’s high-profile defeats in numerous presidential races. statewide, although he endorsed each of the losing candidates.

Mr. Trump has spent much of the last day of 2022 and the first days of 2023 lambasting repeated defenses of his political record in a series of statements issued throughout his presidential campaign, including a bizarre press release listing Republican senators and House members who chose to retire or were defeated in the GOP primaries after crossing paths with the ex-president in one way or another.

Olivier O’ConnellJanuary 4, 2023 4:30 a.m.

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Kinzinger raises fears for America’s future if Trump isn’t indicted

Mr. Kinzinger, whose term in Congress will end on Tuesday when the new House is sworn in, issued a stark warning on Sunday about what could happen if the Department of Justice (DOJ) fails to hold the former president accountable.

“If that’s not a crime, I don’t know what is. If a president can incite an insurrection and not be held accountable, then there really is no limit to what a president can or cannot do,” he told CNN on Sunday.

Rachel Sharp has the story.

Olivier O’ConnellJanuary 4, 2023 3:30 a.m.

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Obstacles for both sides as 2024 approaches

Both political parties open the new year by confronting critical questions about the people and policies they want to adopt in the run-up to the next election.

The challenges are particularly pressing for Republicans, who had hoped to approach 2023 with a secure grip on one, if not both, houses of Congress. Instead, a disappointing midterm election yielded only a slim majority in the House that will expose fierce intraparty divisions this week as California Rep. Kevin McCarthy battles for the presidency. And before the month is out, the Republican National Committee must resolve its own divisive leadership battle.

Olivier O’ConnellJanuary 4, 2023 2:30 a.m.

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Kinzinger blames McCarthy for Trump’s political stamina

Adam Kinzinger, one of two Republicans on a House select committee investigating the attack on the US Capitol, blamed GOP leader Kevin McCarthy for giving Donald Trump a lifeline. political rescue after the insurrection, opening the door to “crazy elements” in the future. be the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.

“He’s the reason Donald Trump is still a factor,” Kinzinger told CNN on Jan. 1. “He’s the reason some of the crazy elements of the House still exist.”

Olivier O’ConnellJanuary 4, 2023 1:30 a.m.

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