THE SHOW NOTES: The Trump Witch Hunt
Welcome! Donald Trump was indicted yesterday on criminal charges by a New York grand jury.
NEW: Donald Trump responds - Mediaite
HEADLINE: DOJ sues Norfolk Southern over East Palestine derailment - Politico
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Donald Trump has been indicted on criminal charges by a New York grand jury for campaign finance violations relating to hush money paid to a porn star just before the 2016 election. The 34 counts brought forward by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg will be kept sealed until the former President is arraigned on Tuesday.
Trump’s lawyer said, “President Trump will not take a plea deal in this case. It's not gonna happen.”
Soros’ $1 million check to the Color of Change PAC, the largest individual donation it received in the 2022 election cycle, came days after it endorsed Bragg for district attorney and pledged more than $1 million in spending to support his candidacy, according to records.
National Review raises a good point: “According to Alvin Bragg, Stormy Daniels did not commit a crime worthy of prosecution when she blackmailed or extorted Donald Trump, but Trump did commit a crime worthy of prosecution when he paid her because he was being blackmailed.”
Progressives agree: The highly progressive Washington Post Editorial Board said, “The Trump indictment is a poor test case for prosecuting a former president.”
D-U-M-B: The legally illiterate Nancy Pelosi wants Donald Trump to prove his innocence?
Woke Wars Over Nashville
CBS barred its reporters from using the word “transgender” when referencing the Nashville shooter according to a news story from The New York Post. “The shooter’s gender identity has not been confirmed by CBS News” was the line used over and over on the network following the ultimatum from top executives.
The Biden administration refuses to admit the Nashville shooting was targeted towards Christians but claims transgender Americans are “under relentless attack.”
OUTRAGE: The Mirror published a disturbing puff piece claiming the Nashville shooter could’ve been a “children’s illustrator” because “their artwork was whimsical and childlike.”
The rest of the news:
Haley is ‘best candidate for Jewish Republicans’: RJC board members - Jewish Insider
A Black DEI Director Canceled by DEI - Compact
China And Brazil Strike Deal To Ditch The US Dollar - ZeroHedge
Tensions Flare Inside NPR After Staff Layoffs and Town Halls - Bloomberg (paywall)
US Banks Have $620 Billion of Unrealized Losses on Their Books - Bloomberg (paywall)
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