Live Updates Former President Donald Trump has arrived in New York where he has agreed—along with his children Donald Jr. and Ivanka—to testify in a probe into his family business. Attorney General Letitia James has said investigators had uncovered evidence that the Trump Organization overstated asset values to get favorable loans and understated the values for tax breaks. The Trumps deny wrongdoing. In a social media post on Tuesday, Trump again called the probe a "witch hunt," while accusing James, who is Black, of being "racist." Fallout from the FBI's raid on Trump's family home Mar-a-Lago continues, with Eric Trump insisting that President Biden "absolutely signed off" the move. On Wednesday, the former President suggested FBI agents might have been "planting" evidence in his safe. Follow Newsweek's live blog for the latest. 7 min ago 09:50 AM EDT Will Trump Take the the Fifth? Donald Trump will not plead the Fifth Amendment while … [Read more...] about Trump News Live Updates: Ex-President could testify in court today
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This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 3 BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Former Miss America Cara Mund said Wednesday that her concern about the erosion of abortion rights prompted her independent bid for the U.S. House in her home state of North Dakota. Mund, who is running against the odds in deeply conservative North Dakota, told The Associated Press that the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling to overturn the constitutional right to abortion was “just a moment where I knew we need more women in office.” The 28-year-old recent Harvard Law School graduate announced her candidacy Saturday, just weeks before early voting begins in the state where Republicans hold every statewide office. Her run comes as North Dakota’s only abortion clinic is Fargo prepares to relocate across the border to Minnesota to avoid recrimination if courts allow a law banning all abortions except in cases of rape, incest or to protect the life of the pregnant … [Read more...] about Ex-Miss America Mund: Abortion ruling prompted US House run
I know why former President Donald Trump 's papers were seized in a search, rather than obtained via subpoena. It was to circumvent his Fifth Amendment rights. If Trump were subpoenaed to turn over material that may be classified, his lawyers would have the right to claim that the very act of producing these documents would be incriminating. It would constitute an admission that he possessed these contraband documents. This is a common problem in criminal investigations. The Justice Department generally solves the problem by offering the suspect "production immunity." This is a rather complex constitutional mechanism, but it is one that is frequently used. If a defendant is given production immunity, he must turn over the incriminating documents, but the government is precluded from using the fact that it was he who turned them over. The government remains free to introduce the documents for their substantive content—but the government cannot say whence it obtained them, and it … [Read more...] about I solved the mystery: here’s why Trump wasn’t just subpoenaed | Opinion
The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, which had made abortion a constitutionally protected right, could have a chilling effect on reproductive rights in Guam. Advocates say women have already been living under a de facto ban in the largely Catholic U.S. Pacific Island territory and fear it could get more restrictive. No surgical abortion has been performed on the island since 2018, when the last doctor trained to provide the procedure retired, according to the ACLU and the Bureau of Women’s Affairs. “People in Guam were already living in a post-Roe world,” Alexa Kolbi-Molinas, deputy director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Reproductive Freedom Project, told NBC Asian America. “This is what we will see again if extremist politicians enact new abortion bans and force women into second-class status.” The Supreme Court ruling might have ramifications for Pacific Islanders in the two other U.S. Pacific territories, the Northern Mariana Islands and … [Read more...] about In Guam, the nearest domestic abortion clinic is 4,000 miles away. How will Roe’s reversal change the U.S. territory?
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 3 ATLANTA (AP) — Tens of thousands of Music Midtown festivalgoers are no longer going to descend on Atlanta’s massive Piedmont Park next month to cheer on hip-hop star Future or watch beloved rock band My Chemical Romance take the stage. In fact, some people are convinced Atlanta — center of the nation’s hip-hop music scene — will lose more music festivals and performances on public land as organizers and artists learn that state law makes it nearly impossible for them to stop people from carrying guns among the alcohol-fueled crowds. That prospect has ignited a new fight over gun rights in Georgia that is roiling the governor’s race, casting a shadow over Atlanta’s vaunted music scene and adding to tension between the city and state. Live Nation has refused to say why it recently called off September’s Music Midtown, a longtime fixture for pop music lovers. But news outlets, … [Read more...] about Cancellation of Atlanta festival sparks new fight over guns