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Trump calls Jan 6 a ‘beautiful day’ during CNN town hall

Author E Jean Carroll is amending her remaining defamation lawsuit against Donald Trump to include the derogatory emarks made by the former president at a CNN town hall.

Roberta Kaplan filed a proposed update to the $10m Manhattan civil court complaint on Monday to include comments made by Mr Trump after he was found liable for the sexual assault and defamation of Ms Carroll by jury trial in New York.

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Meanwhile, Mr Trump’s media company has filed a $3.78bn lawsuit against The Washington Post over alleged defamation regarding his social media platform Truth Social. The suit claims the paper had been on a “years-long crusade” to undermine Trump Media, which was founded in February 2021.

Following the release of the Durham report last week, the former president has used his social media platform to make the claim that the FBI wanted to pay up to $1m to “frame” him in regard to collusion with Russia.

Meanwhile, a top attorney to Mr Trump is leaving his legal defence effort, and blaming the former president’s top aide Boris Epshteyn for supposedly being dishonest and unforthcoming in his work to assist lawyers with his defence against an investigation into whether he retained classified documents illegally.

His exit comes as the National Archives announced it found a trove of records proving that Donald Trump and his advisors knew they were breaking rules by taking those classified documents to Mar-a-Lago, according to a report.

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These records will be turned over to Special Counsel Jack Smith as part of the criminal investigation into Mr Trump’s handling of classified documents.

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Trump v DeSantis: A timeline of their growing rivalry

During his own tenure in the White House in 2018, Mr Trump loudly cheered Mr DeSantis’s bid for the governor’s mansion, throwing his weight behind the former congressman and appearing at rallies to stump for him, playing an important role in the candidate’s narrow defeat of Democratic rival and Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum.

Since then, however, a great deal of water has passed beneath the bridge and the two men are now increasingly antagonistic towards each other.

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Oliver O’Connell23 May 2023 03:15

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Trump Media files $3.78bn defamation lawsuit against Washington Post

The lawsuit, filed by Trump Media & Technology Group Corp (TMTG) in Florida’s Sarasota County, claims that a 13 May article that alleged the company may have committed securities fraud was false and defamatory, and posed an “existential threat”.

Oliver O’Connell23 May 2023 02:15

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From Trump to Tyson: The powerful men finally being held to account by sexual assault accusers

An ex-president, a disgraced comedian, a world heavyweight boxing champion, a deceased music mogul and a former New York City mayor.

In the six months since New York passed the Adult Survivors Act, which removed the statute of limitations for certain sexual misconduct, powerful men from the worlds of politics, business, entertainment and sport have had to answer their accusers in civil court.

Oliver O’Connell23 May 2023 01:15

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Donald Trump supporter gets former president’s signature tattooed on arm

Donald Trump has shared a video of a fan getting his signature tattooed after the former president signed his bicep. In footage posted to Instagram, the supporter had the writing inked next to an existing artwork that appears to be Mr Trump dressed as a boxer. Mr Trump appears to have signed the fan’s arm using permanent market, leading to a thick-lined tattoo that some social media users were confused by. “I [couldn’t] tell it is his signature if I hadn’t seen him signing arm,” one Instagram user said. Click here to sign up for our newsletters.

Oliver O’Connell23 May 2023 00:15

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Trump bashes DeSantis as he shares surprisingly positive response to Tim Scott

Gustaf Kilander reports from Washington, DC.

Oliver O’Connell22 May 2023 23:15

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E Jean Carroll moves to amend defamation case against Trump

E Jean Carroll has moved to amend her remaining defamation lawsuit against Donald Trump to include his statement during his CNN town hall, the day after the verdict in the first defamation case.

Bevan Hurley has the full story.

Oliver O’Connell22 May 2023 22:20

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From South Carolina allies to 2024 rivals: Haley v Scott

As the GOP field begins to take shape, the Haley-Scott faceoff is putting some of their mutual supporters in the critical early voting state of South Carolina in a conundrum as they weigh which candidate to support.

Oliver O’Connell22 May 2023 22:15

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Moment Tim Scott officially announces bid for 2024 presidential elections

Oliver O’Connell22 May 2023 21:45

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Trump campaign knocks DeSantis over latest development in Disney feud

The campaign for the former president to return to the White House sent out a fundraising email on 18 May after the news broke about the shelving of the planned relocation of some thousands of staff to the Orlando area.

Oliver O’Connell22 May 2023 21:15

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Damning new Mar-a-Lago papers evidence spells trouble for Trump

The National Archives sent a letter, obtained by CNN, to Mr Trump this week revealing that it had found 16 presidential records showing he and his top advisers were aware of the correct declassification process when he was in the White House.

Rachel Sharp has the details.

Oliver O’Connell22 May 2023 20:45

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