Friday, January 26, 2024

SO... Denying he did the assault    and saying she is lying is now considered "DEFAMATION".  $83MILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF DEFAMATION???  reputation?? I never heard of her before this lawsuit !

BREAKING: Verdict Reached In E. Jean Carroll Defamation Case — Trump Vows Appeal  by Noah  4 hours ago4 hours ago  

It’s official…with a Far-Left Judge and Jury, the writing was on the wall.

RIGGED even, as President Trump would say.

A verdict has been reached and President Trump is ordered to pay E. Jean Carroll $83.3 MILLION in damages:

BREAKING: Jury has reached a verdict in the Trump 'defamation' trial, determine Trump will have to pay E. Jean Carroll $83.3 MILLION in damages.

Absolute insanity.

Trump will have to pay:

$65 million in punitive damages.
$11 million for "reputation repair program"

— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) January 26, 2024

This is comprised of:

$65 million in punitive damages.
$11 million for “reputation repair program”
$7.3 million in other payments.

I’m sorry, “reputation repair”?

What reputation?

An $83 million dollar reputation?

Are The Globalists Preparing Us for Another Lab Leak?

We’ll get to that in a minute….

Most online that don’t have Trump Derangement Syndrome aren’t buying it:

There is ZERO chance Donald Trump touched E. Jean Carroll and she never had a reputation to damage.

Wouldn't give her a dime if I was him.

I would, however, hold a press conference and call for drastically increasing the penalty for lying about rape.

— Rich Baris The People's Pundit (@Peoples_Pundit) January 26, 2024

Here’s a wild fact….

She initially only sought $10 million in damages but then raised it to $24 million at the end of the trial (wonder who tipped her off to do that?) and then was awarded $83 million.

Absolutely insane:

BREAKING: A Manhattan jury has just ordered Donald Trump to pay writer E. Jean Carroll $83 million for defamation and sexual abuse.

NOTE: Carroll initially sought $10 million but increased it to $24 million during closing arguments, claiming Trump cares only about money. Trump…

— Simon Ateba (@simonateba) January 26, 2024

President Trump issued this statement on TruthSocial, vowing to appeal both verdicts:



Practical Preparedness

7 hours ago  Texas has defied a direct order. 25 states are defending them. What is going on at the Southern border?

It Begins… Texas Border Battle🚨Texas Vs Biden Admin over MigrantCrisis / Federalizing National Guard  1 hour ago

US Immigration. Texas Border Battle. Texas prepared in ‘unlikely event’ Biden federalizes National Guard. Border standoff between Texas, feds intensifies as governor defies Supreme Court ruling. Texas arresting Migrants. "This is not over," Texas Governor Abbott said in a social media post. Despite the U.S. Supreme Court siding with the Department of Homeland Security to allow federal border officials to cut state-installed razor wire along the Rio Grande, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and state Attorney General Ken Paxton said the larger legal battle between Texas and the Biden administration is far from settled. Texas keeps adding Razor wires. Texas state Law Passes Allowing State Police to Arrest Immigrants. The Texas House passed legislation earlier making it a state crime to illegally cross the southern border, empowering state and local police to arrest and in some cases deport illegal immigrants, in what the bill’s supporters claim is a response to federal inaction. Senate Bill 4 gives local and state government the authority to arrest illegal immigrants who enter Texas from Mexico between official ports of entry. Under SB 4, those who unlawfully cross the border can be charged with a state misdemeanor and face up to one year in prison. A felony charge, carrying a maximum sentence of 20 years, can be leveled if illegal immigrants are charged with additional crimes or don’t comply with a judge’s orders. The bill also authorizes state judges to deport illegal aliens to Mexico rather than pursue prosecution under federal law. After getting approval from the Texas senate last week, the latest version of SB 4 now heads to Republican governor Greg Abbott’s desk, where he is expected to sign it into law.

Thursday, January 25, 2024

Michelle Obama could 'sneak her way' into the 2024 presidential race,  NY Post columnist warns By Hanna Panreck Fox News  Jan 18 2024

Michelle Obama recently revealed she's 'terrified' of what might happen in this next election


New York Post columnist Cindy Adams warned in a piece published Wednesday that Americans shouldn't be shocked if Michelle Obama "sneaks her way into the 2024 race."

"Plans are to grab Michelle for the Democratic presidency choice. Making the music is Barack the orchestra leader," Adams wrote. "The Obamas are now nudging to force SloMo Joe to go. Drop out. It’s like who else is there?"

Adams said President Biden won't debate and said the Obama drum beat has gotten "louder."

"A Joe flop-out offers probability Michelle could wiggle in. Obama’s negotiating to make that happen," she added.

Adams cited a recent media appearance by Michelle Obama.

The former first lady recently revealed she was "terrified" Donald Trump might win in 2024 during an interview on Jay Shetty’s "On Purpose" podcast.

"Those are the things that keep me up, because you don’t have control over them. And you wonder, where are we in this? Where are our hearts? What’s gonna happen in this next election?" Obama asked. "I am terrified about what could possibly happen, because our leaders matter. Who we select, who speaks for us, who holds that bully pulpit affects us in ways that sometimes I think people take for granted."

Former President Obama has also voiced concern over Biden's poll numbers.

The Wall Street Journal reported in December that Obama is among those on the left who fear a return of Trump to the presidency.

Obama "knows this is going to be a close race" and "feels that Democrats very well could lose," the report stated, noting the information came from a person "familiar with his [Obama's] thinking."

The former president also reportedly worries that the alternative to Biden on the Republican side would be "pretty dangerous for democracy."

The Washington Post reported recently that President Obama has expressed concern over the structure of Biden's campaign, and became "animated" during a discussion about the election with Biden.

"Obama has raised questions about the structure of President Biden’s re-election campaign, discussing the matter directly with Biden and telling the president’s aides and allies the campaign needs to be empowered to make decisions without clearing them with the White House," the outlet reported.

Fox News' Taylor Penley contributed to this report.

'Democrats need a savior': Kennedy eyes Michelle Obama for 2024     'Kennedy Saves the World' host Kennedy criticizes Hillary Clinton's comparison of former President Trump to dictators, highlights President Biden's declining support and suggests Michelle Obama for 2024 on 'FOX News Saturday Night.'


Wednesday, January 24, 2024

J6 Committee Accused of Deleting Encrypted Files 

Who Has The SUPER Important ENCRYPTED Files That Disappeared?

( – More than three years after the January 6 riots at the Capitol, the scandal continues to generate new plot twists. Now it’s emerged that the former House committee investigating the incident deleted a batch of encrypted files days before they had to hand them over to Republicans. Those files have now been recovered — but their contents are still hidden.

For 18 months, from July 2021 to January 2023, the House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack made regular headlines with its probe into former president Donald Trump’s alleged role in the Capitol riot. That came to an end after the midterm elections when the Republicans gained a majority in the House. The Select Committee wound itself up and prepared to hand over to a new panel led by the GOP. The committee chair, Representative Bennie Thompson (D-MS) apparently told Representative Barry Loudermilk (R-GA), who chairs the new committee set up to continue the investigation, that he would hand over four terabytes of data — but less than three terabytes were turned over.

Suspicious, Loudermilk hired a digital forensics team to investigate the former committee’s hard drives and discovered that 117 encrypted files had been deleted — just days before they should have been handed over. Loudermilk’s tech experts have now managed to recover all the deleted files, and they’ve already gleaned information from them. One of the files has already revealed testimony from someone whose name isn’t included in the Select Committee’s official archives.

There’s a problem; though; most of the files are password-protected, and the new panel doesn’t have the passwords. Loudermilk has now written to Thompson, asking him to provide the passwords so the information can be properly archived. At the same time, he’s also written to House officials requesting the full, “unedited and unredacted” transcripts of the testimony given by White House and Homeland Security officials.

Loudermilk told journalists it’s clear that the previous committee was trying to hide some of the evidence it had collected — and Thompson and renegade former GOP congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-WA) had broken House rules by failing to archive all their information. Perhaps now the full truth about January 6 will come out.

"Shall NOT Be Infringed" is what the United States Constitution says about the second amendment. THE ONLY AMENDMENT SO NOTED....

Permits, gun free zones, extra taxes on ammo, background checks....all of these items (and many more) are INFRINGEMENTS. Why do we go along with these infringments?? Because THEY have the power to keep us from owning firearms so if you want a gun, you have to "play their game". 

Why do our congresspersons, governors, mayors and ALL the other lawmakers and enforcers etc., both state, local and federal, have such a hard time understanding the MEANING of the word "infringe"?? Our "Leaders" are quick to tell us that the US is a "Constitutional Republic" BUT....They don't want to adhere to the constitution when it doesn't meet their narrative. 

By now you know I'm talking about our second amendment

What does the  word "INFRINGE" mean

Data from Oxford Languages



infringed (past tense) · infringed (past participle)
actively break the terms of (a law, agreement, etc.):"making an unauthorized copy would infringe copyright"
act so as to limit or undermine (something); encroach on:
"his legal rights were being infringed" · "I wouldn't infringe on his privacy"

meaning no different than when it was written!!

mid 16th century: from Latin infringere, from in- ‘into’ + frangere ‘to break’.
It’s Time For Texas To Formally Declare An Invasion  George Rasley, CHQ Editor 10 hours ago

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to temporarily let U.S. Border Patrol agents cut or remove razor-wire fencing that Texas officials placed along part of Republican Governor Greg Abbott’s efforts to defend the state's border with Mexico and deter illegal border crossings.

The New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which issued the disputed interim ruling, is set to hear arguments on Feb. 7 over whether Border Patrol agents violated Texas law by cutting the razor-wire barrier.

The justices, in a 5-4 decision, granted a request by President Joe Biden's administration to pause a lower court's ruling that temporarily blocked federal agents from disturbing the fencing while litigation over the issue proceeds.

Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Amy Coney Barrett, Ketanji Brown Jackson, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor sided with the administration. Justices Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Clarence Thomas voted with Texas.

None of the justices provided any explanation for their vote. The one-page order looks like a victory for the Biden administration, but it merely allows the Biden to clear the wire while the lawsuit over the wire continues.

Conservatives, including the CHQ team, were infuriated by the Supreme Court’s order.

Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) called on Texas officials to ignore the Supreme Court ruling declaring the federal government could remove razor wire on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Roy called the opinion from the court “unconscionable,” and called for the state to ignore it in a post online.

“It’s like, if someone’s breaking into your house, and the court says ‘Oh, sorry. You can’t defend yourself.’ What do you tell the court?” Roy said according to reporting by Lauren Irwin of The Hill. “You tell the court to go to hell, you defend yourself and then figure it out later.”

And, as Governor Abbott said, “This is not over.”

Monday, January 22, 2024

Politically motivated 'swatting' incidents reveal how common anti-government terrorism is becoming, expert warns
Story by (Katherine Tangalakis-Lippert)
Political figures are increasingly facing threats of 'swatting,' where a person calls in a fake threat to encourage police to raid a target's residence or workplace in order to intimidate or harm them. Mario Tama via Getty Images© Mario Tama via Getty Images
  • Politicians and judges are increasingly facing intimidation via "swatting" attacks.
  • Swatting is when a person calls in a threat to prompt police to raid a target's home or workplace.
  • Authoritarianism expert Ruth Ben-Ghiat told BI why swatting is indicative of democracy declining.

Elected officials across the political spectrum are facing increased swatting threats, phoned in from unknown perpetrators seeking to terrorize government workers, in what one expert in authoritarianism told Business Insider is evidence of our democracy declining.

Swatting is an intimidation and harassment tactic characterized by a person or multiple people acting together to report a false threat to law enforcement, such as a mass shooting or hostage situation, prompting police to forcefully raid a target's home or workplace to stop the imaginary crime.

Recent swatting calls targeting Republicans like Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Sen. Rick Scott of Florida, as well as Democrats like Boston Mayor Michelle Wu and Judge Arthur Engoron — who is overseeing the New York fraud case against Donald Trump — demonstrates a marked escalation in a trend experts have been warning about for years.

Ruth Ben-Ghiat is a professor of history and Italian studies at New York University and the author of "Strongmen: Mussolini to the Present," which examines how autocratic leaders stay in power by utilizing the power of corruption, violence, propaganda, and machismo. She told Business Insider that the increasing spate of swatting attempts is an intensification of anti-government extremism plaguing the country.


Biden campaign attack ad blames Trump for saving innocent unborn lives
Biden campaign attack ad blames Trump for saving innocent unborn lives

Supreme Court Sides With Biden Over Border Crisis, Here Are The Conservative Justices Who FLIPPED  by Anthony T  1 hour ago

The U.S. Supreme court on Monday afternoon sided with the Biden admin in a case that reviewed the ongoing use of razor wire fencing along Texas’ border with Mexico.

In the new ruling, Federal authorities are now allowed to cut all razor wiring that Texas has installed alongside the Southern Border.

Previously, Governor Greg Abbot installed over 30 miles of razor wiring across the U.S.-Mexico border, but now it’s in danger of being all cut down after the Supreme Court’s last ruling.

The Court sided in a 5-4 decision, with Chief Justice John Roberts and Amy Coney Barrett siding with the majority.

Justices Thomas, Alito, Gorsuch, and Kavanaugh all voted against the Biddne admin.

EDITOR’S NOTE: the Editorial Board at believes this is actually the right decision on the law.  And it just might set the stage for President Trump to swiftly build his entire border wall when he is back in office.  The Biden Regime has bad intent and will use this to further weaken the Border, but legally speaking Federal Law should prevail when it comes to issues of National Security.  Now instead of certain towns, cities or states holding up President Trump, now we have another precedent in place that will grease the skids for President Trump to rapidly secure our Border.  Interesting move.  It looks bad on the surface right now, but this may be a major decision in Trump’s favor over the next 4 years.

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Under President Theodore Roosevelt, The Federal Bureau of Investigation was Founded on Jul 26, 1908 By charles joseph bonaparte........They must all be turning in their graves,,

A Brief History of the FBI  The Nation Calls, 1908-1923
By 1908, the time was right for a new kind of agency to protect America.

The United States was, well, united, with its borders stretching from coast to coast and only two landlocked states left to officially join the union. Inventions like the telephone, the telegraph, and the railroad had seemed to shrink its vast distances even as the country had spread west. After years of industrializing, America was wealthier than ever, too, and a new world power on the block, thanks to its naval victory over Spain.

But there were dark clouds on the horizon.

The country’s cities had grown enormously by 1908—there were more than 100 with populations over 50,000—and understandably, crime had grown right along with them. In these big cities, with their many overcrowded tenements filled with the poor and disillusioned and with all the ethnic tensions of an increasingly immigrant nation stirred in for good measure, tempers often flared. Clashes between striking workers and their factory bosses were turning increasingly violent.

And though no one knew it at the time, America’s cities and towns were also fast becoming breeding grounds for a future generation of professional lawbreakers. In Brooklyn, a nine-year-old Al Capone would soon start his life of crime. In Indianapolis, a five-year-old John Dillinger was growing up on his family farm. And in Chicago, a young child christened Lester Joseph Gillis—later to morph into the vicious killer “Baby Face” Nelson—would greet the world by year’s end.

But violence was just the tip of the criminal iceberg. Corruption was rampant nationwide—especially in local politics, with crooked political machines like Tammany Hall in full flower. Big business had its share of sleaze, too, from the shoddy, even criminal, conditions in meat packaging plants and factories (as muckrakers like Upton Sinclair had so artfully exposed) to the illegal monopolies threatening to control entire industries.

The technological revolution was contributing to crime as well. 1908 was the year that Henry Ford’s Model T first began rolling off assembly lines in Motor City, making automobiles affordable to the masses and attractive commodities for thugs and hoodlums, who would soon begin buying or stealing them to elude authorities and move about the country on violent crime sprees. Twenty-two years later, on a dusty Texas back road, Bonnie and Clyde—“Romeo and Juliet in a Getaway Car,” as one journalist put it—would meet their end in a bullet-ridden Ford.

Just around the corner, too, was the world’s first major global war—compelling America to protect its homeland from both domestic subversion and international espionage and sabotage. America’s approach to national security, once the province of cannons and warships, would never be the same again.

Despite it all, in the year 1908 there was hardly any systematic way of enforcing the law across this now broad landscape of America. Local communities and even some states had their own police forces, but at that time they were typically poorly trained, politically appointed, and underpaid. And nationally, there were few federal criminal laws and likewise only a few thinly staffed federal agencies like the Secret Service in place to tackle national crime and security issues.

One of these issues was anarchism—an often violent offshoot of Marxism, with its revolutionary call to overthrow capitalism and bring power to the common man. Anarchists took it a step further—they wanted to do away with government entirely. The prevailing anarchistic creed that government was oppressive and repressive, that it should be overthrown by random attacks on the ruling class (including everyone from police to priests to politicians), was preached by often articulate spokesmen and women around the world. There were plenty who latched onto the message, and by the end of the nineteenth century, several world leaders were among those who had been assassinated.

The anarchists, in a sense, were the first modern-day terrorists—banding together in small, isolated groups around the world; motivated by ideology; bent on bringing down the governments they hated. But they would, ironically, hasten into being the first force of federal agents that would later become the FBI.

It happened at the hands of a 28-year-old Ohioan named Leon Czolgosz, who after losing his factory job and turning to the writings of anarchists like Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman, took a train to Buffalo, bought a revolver, and put a bullet in the stomach of a visiting President McKinley.

Eight days later, on September 14, 1901, McKinley was dead, and his vice president Teddy Roosevelt took the oval office.

Call it Czolgosz’s folly, because this new President was a staunch advocate of the rising “Progressive Movement.” Many progressives, including Roosevelt, believed that the federal government’s guiding hand was necessary to foster justice in an industrial society. Roosevelt, who had no tolerance for corruption and little trust of those he called the “malefactors of great wealth,” had already cracked the whip of reform for six years as a Civil Service Commissioner in Washington (where, as he said, “we stirred things up well”) and for two years as head of the New York Police Department. He was a believer in the law and in the enforcement of that law, and it was under his reform-driven leadership that the FBI would get its start.


Does this mean the FBI could
be dissolved with the stroke 
of a pen ?? WHY NOT ?? 


Sunday, January 21, 2024

Why do we have to pay other countries in order to secure our OWN border...WHY DOES EVERY BILL PASSED HAVE TO HAVE "ATTACHMENTS" for other members of congress, and their "PET" projects   

The deal would call for stricter asylum standards and new deportation powers in exchange for a $106 billion aid package for Ukraine, Israel, and other domestic and foreign goals

Trump weighs in on border security deal, adding new pressure to Republicans in CongressStory by Riley Beggin, USA TODAY • 11h

WASHINGTON – Former President Donald Trump is trying to torpedo a bipartisan border security package, putting new pressure on Republicans to reject a deal that Senate negotiators have been crafting for months.

It’s the latest example of the former president leveraging his popularity within the GOP to influence Republican officeholders – even as he lacks any formal powers to set the political agenda. If Trump openly campaigns against it, Republicans will have a hard time supporting the border security deal that is now favored by many senators in their own party.

The proposal – which has not yet been finalized – would reportedly approve several conservative border priorities. The deal would call for stricter asylum standards and new deportation powers in exchange for a $106 billion aid package for Ukraine, Israel, and other domestic and foreign goals that are related to the mission of keeping the country safe.

In an interview with House Speaker Mike Johnson Wednesday night, Fox News host Laura Ingraham said Trump told her he was against the deal, that he’d urged Johnson to reject it, and that he was “extremely adamant” about it.



Wouldn't  surprise me !

Report: Establishment Plots Military Coup Against Donald Trump if Reelected  WENDELL HUSEBØ 15 Jan 2024  Breihybart News

The establishment is reportedly in the beginning stages of plotting what appears to be a military coup against former President Donald Trump if voters reelect him as commander-in-chief.

The plot highlights the extent to which the establishment fears Trump’s potential return to power. If Trump wins reelection, he vowed to deconstruct the administrative state — the apparatus of unelected bureaucrats who create binding rules with, without, or against the law.

“[B]racing” for Trump’s victory amid positive polling, the coup would appear under the guise of Trump allegedly converting “the nonpartisan U.S. military into the muscular arm of his political agenda,” NBC News reported Sunday.

The establishment worries “there may be nothing stopping a president from mobilizing the military to intervene in elections, police American streets or quash domestic protests” and that “the military’s role is unique in that soldiers and sailors are trained to obey the commander-in-chief but are told not to follow illegal orders.”

The establishment’s reported coup includes “legal action” against Trump and “quietly devising plans to try to foil any efforts to expand presidential power, which could include pressuring the military to cater to his political needs.”


 I put this finger pointing picture of biden up because I don't think I've ever seen or heard biden speaking w/o sounding and looking like he is YELLING!! Even if he is trying to be humorous. And...Not the first time I've heard him threaten americans with the military

Biden Threatens to Use Military Jets On Law-Abiding American Citizens 
Sarah Arnold| January 21, 2024 

AP Photo/Stephanie Scarbrough

President Joe Biden is once again threatening to use violence against American citizens who refuse to obey government rule.

Over the weekend, while speaking to reporters, Biden mocked a quote from Thomas Jefferson: “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”

The quote suggests that Jefferson believes the American people should have the right to rebel against a tyrannical government. Biden said that if U.S. citizens really wanted to fight the government, they would need F-16 fighter jets.

“And I love people who say, the ‘blood of liberty,’ or excuse me, ‘the tree of liberty is watered with the blood of patriots.’ Well, guess what, man, I didn’t see a whole lot of patriots that are out there walking around making sure that we have these weapons,” Biden said. “And if you really want to worry about the government, you need an F-16.”

This is not the first time Biden has threatened Americans with violence who refuse to follow a dictatorship. In June 2023, the president berated Second Amendment supporters, saying once again that they would need F-16 fighter jets in order to take on the American government.

Again, in 2022, Biden criticized “Right-wing Americans,” vowing to use drones and military jets on people who defy government rule.

“For those brave right-wing Americans who say it’s all about keeping Americans ‘independent and safe.’ If you want to fight against a country, you need an F-15,” Biden said. “You need something a little more than a gun.”


I certainly admire Gov.Abbott for standing up against bidens' "Do nothing policy" on our southern border. Not only is he standing firm on having the National Guard (armed) at the burder, but SCOTUS said he doesn't have to remove the "floating barrier" as well. HOORAY FOR HIM! (Abbott)

The Supreme Court Is Now Complicit in 
Texas’ Armed Standoff With the Feds  
Story by Mark Joseph Stern • 23h Slate

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is inciting a conflict between Border Patrol and the state’s National Guard that is inching closer and closer toward a violent clash between armed agents of state and federal law enforcement. The governor, as commander in chief of the Texas Guard, has directed his soldiers to block Border Patrol’s access to migrants, physically preventing federal officers from performing the duties assigned to them by Congress and the president. Abbott has received key assistance from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, which cleared the way for him to obstruct federal border enforcement.

Tensions on the ground are escalating by the hour, as the Texas Guard—emboldened by the 5th Circuit—is wiring off an ever-greater portion of the border. The Guard is refusing entry to all federal law enforcement and to active duty service members. Even in an emergency, like the potential drowning of a migrant, the Texas Guard will not let federal officers or service members through to the border. If the Supreme Court does not reverse the 5th Circuit very soon, there is a real possibility that Abbott’s partisan stunt will spiral into open battle between the state and federal governments.

The current dispute is yet another consequence of Operation Lone Star, Abbott’s cynical effort to usurp authority over immigration from the Biden administration. It’s also symptomatic of the failure of our judiciary and the Supreme Court’s inability, or lack of desire, to check radical Trump-placed judges below it that issue far-right rulings with devastating consequences for democracy and human rights. The multibillion-dollar “operation” in question here directs Texas Guardsmen and state troopers to police the southern border and arrest migrants who cross over without authorization. It has utterly failed to reduce unlawful border crossings, though it has produced egregious acts of cruelty toward migrants; guardsmen have tried to drown these individuals, deprived them of water, and left them to suffer heat exhaustion in the tangle of razor wire set up by the state.


The charges against Trump "seem fake" because they ARE FAKE! The timing of the charges and subsequent trials are all timed to interfere with his political campaign. And....The "fraud trial" in N.Y. is a complete SCAM. The "judge" and D.A. already convicted Trump BEFORE the trial. This farce going on now is to see how much they can SCAM out of Trumps BANK ACCOUNT!! (ther've already increased the amount once, what next???

Voters are 'angry' over Trump's criminal charges because they don't seem 'legitimate': 'It just looks so fake,' GOP senator says  Story by (John L. Dorman)  • 

Wyoming Sen. Cynthia Lummis. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images© Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images
  • Donald Trump faces a series of trials even if he does capture the 2024 GOP presidential nomination.
  • For GOP lawmakers like Wyoming Sen. Cynthia Lummis, Trump's legal issues only anger the public.
  • "It just looks so fake, so contrived that people are disgusted with it," Lummis told HuffPost.

If former President Donald Trump captures the Republican presidential nomination this year, his candidacy will be unavoidably enmeshed in the myriad legal issues he faces.

For Republicans seeking to turn the page from Trump, the former president's 91 criminal charges are a distraction from the 2024 campaign, which could be decided by the narrowest of margins in a handful of key swing states.

But for Republican lawmakers who are firmly behind Trump, the criminal charges have elicited scorn, with some senators arguing that voters are incensed about the ex-president's legal predicament because they believe he didn't commit any crimes.

In fact, among the GOP electorate, Trump's standing seems to be strengthening as he faces several upcoming trials; the former president won the Iowa caucus convincingly and will likely coast to victory in the New Hampshire Republican primary on January 23.

Sen. Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming recently told The Huffington Post that to many members of the public, Trump's legal isssues  seem "fake."


Is the southern border secure? 'No, it's not,' President Biden says  Story by Joey Garrison, USA TODAY • 16h

President Joe Biden speaks during an event with bipartisan mayors attending the U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting, in the East Room of the White House January 19, 2024 in Washington.© Drew Angerer, Getty Images

WASHINGTON ― President Joe Biden said Friday he doesn't believe the U.S.-Mexico border is secure, giving an unusually blunt assessment on the state of surging migration as he pushes a deal in Congress for "massive changes" to address border security.

"No, it's not," Biden said when asked by a reporter whether the border is secure after he gave remarks before a bipartisan group of mayors at the White House. "I haven't believed that for the last 10 years, and I've said it for the last 10 years. Give me the money."

Biden, who has long avoided calling migration at the border a crisis, is seeking a deal for a supplemental spending package in Congress that would include border measures to bring Republicans on board to back more funding to help Ukraine defend itself against Russia.

Biden said he expects a border deal in place with Senate negotiators next week. But an agreement in the House is very much in doubt after House Speaker Mike Johnson, facing pressure from hardline Republicans, said this week that he doesn't believe "now is the time for comprehensive immigration reform."

"I believe we need significant policy changes, including anges in our asylum system to ensure we have the authorities we need to control the border," Biden said in his speech to the mayors. "I'm ready to act."

"Now the question is for the speaker and House Republicans," Biden continued, referring to Johnson. "Are they ready to act as well? They have to choose if they want to solve a problem or keep weaponizing me to score political points against the president. I'm ready to solve the problem. I really am. Massive changes. And I mean it sincerely."

Following his speech, Biden was also asked whether he believes his policies have contributed to surging migration at the border.

"No. I've asked for thousands more of everything from judges to − anyway" Biden said, before taking a different question.

Reach Joey Garrison on X, formerly Twitter, @joeygarrison.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Is the southern border secure? 'No, it's not,' President Biden says