Trump news today: Latest as Capitol riot committee subpoenas ex-president’s

Fox News host says Trump must ‘learn to lose’

Lawyers for former president Donald Trump and the Trump Organization asked a federal judge to bar New York State Attorney General Letitia James’ office from investigating them or order her to recuse herself from any investigation into the real estate company.

The twice-impeached ex-president sued Ms James last month in hopes of stopping a long-running probe into whether he or his company violated New York tax laws.

The lawsuit, filed in the US District Court for the Northern District of New York, claims Ms James’ efforts “are in no way connected to legitimate law enforcement goals, but rather, are merely a thinly-veiled effort to publicly malign Trump and his associates”.

Meanwhile the one-term president’s middle son, Eric Trump, lashed out at Ms James, claiming that her probe was unconstitutional.

The younger trump made the incorrect statements during an appearance on Sean Hannity’s show on Fox News in which he claimed Ms James’s investigation into whether his family business violated New York tax laws is meant to keep his father from running for president in 2024 and amounts to “effectively handing” that election to President Joe Biden.

Meanwhile, US Senator Mike Rounds of South Dakota has said he stands by his comments that Mr Trump lost the 2020 election, after Trump called his fellow Republican a “jerk” for his comments.

Mr Rounds said he was “disappointed but not surprised” by Mr Trump’s attack.

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Ex-NYC police commissioner Kerik to sit for interview with Jan 6 committee

Bernard Kerik, the former New York City police commissioner, has agreed to voluntarily sit for an interview with the House select committee investigating the 6 January riots, his attorney said.

Kerik was subpoenaed by the committee in November for his involvement with former president Donald Trump in its efforts to retain control of the White House.

Kerik’s attorney, Timothy Parlatore, told the Hill that they had planned to appear but walked out of Thursday’s slated deposition with the committee, citing opposition to Republicans role within the panel’s structure.

But he said they made the decision after the committee agreed to allow the former New York police commissioner to appear outside of a formal deposition.

“I believe that they lack the authority to conduct depositions. However, Mr Kerik does want to meet with them and to provide them with information and so therefore, we will do it by voluntary interview,” Parlatore said.

Shweta Sharma12 January 2022 07:04


Don Jr roasted after he called Eric Swalwell a ‘moron’

Donald Trump Jr was brutally roasted in an online feud after he attacked Democrat Representative Eric Swalwell, a key member of the House Intelligence Committee who pushed to investigate the Trump family.

The Twitter feud kicked off after Trump Jr called Mr Swalwell, California Representative and a lawyer, a “moron”

“You think China targeted Swalwell because he’s so “effective” or because they thought he was a moron?” former president’s son said.

Swalwell was, however, quick to respond to the…

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