Trump News Today: Boeing CEO Regrets Taking Over Former President’s $660 Million Deal With Air Force One

‘I’m a more honest man than you’: Trump ends interview with Piers Morgan

The Boeing CEO said on a quarterly earnings call that he regrets the company has struck a deal to convert two 747s for use by the U.S. president, a deal struck during the Trump administration that has so far cost the aerospace giant about $660. millions.

“I’ll call Air Force One a unique moment, a unique deal, a unique set of risks that Boeing probably shouldn’t have taken,” said chief executive Dave Calhoun. “But we are where we are and we are going to deliver great planes. And we will recognize the costs associated with that.”

Meanwhile, reports say a grand jury convened by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office to hear evidence against the Trump Organization could expire as investigators grapple with questions about the strength of the case against the former president.

The investigation, which has been ongoing since Trump was still in office, is focused on alleged impropriety in the Trump Organization’s financial reporting. District Attorney Alvin Bragg has insisted that the grand jury’s expiration does not mean the case is over, insisting earlier this month that “this investigation will be dictated by the facts we discover.”

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Marjorie Taylor Greene says she left the Catholic Church because it harbored ‘monsters in its ranks’

Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene hit back at Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, who said she “slandered the Church” by suggesting that “Satan is controlling the Church.”

Mrs. Greene claimed that Catholic groups helping migrants and refugees were evidence of Satan’s influence on the Church.

She responded to Donohue’s rebuke by claiming that she was a “cradle Catholic” who left the church because she could not trust the Church leadership to protect my children from pedophiles and that they harbored monsters even in their own ranks.”

Read more about the exchange in Graig Graziosi’s report for The Independent.

Graig GraziosiApril 29, 2022 4:00 am

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ICYMI: FBI informant in Trump Deutsche Bank case found dead

A man who aided federal authorities in their investigation into Donald Trump’s dealings with Deutsche Bank, one of his main creditors, has been found dead on the campus of a Los Angeles high school.

Val Broeksmit, who was 46, had been missing for over a year, although his Twitter account remained active until just a few weeks ago. Police say there is no suspicion of foul play, and Broeksmit’s friends say he had long struggled with drugs.

Maroosha Muzaffar has the story.

Graig GraziosiApril 29, 2022 03:00

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ICYMI: Fox News commentator breaks up with Trump in support of JD Vance

Fox News commentator Mark Levin has broken with former President Donald Trump over the latter’s endorsement of the redneck elegy author JD Vance for the Ohio Senate seat.

Levin prefers Vance’s main opponent, Josh Mandel, whose politics are much more in line with the MAGA movement.

Graig GraziosiApril 29, 2022 02:00

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Here’s What Republican Candidates Spent Flattering Trump Properties

Former President Donald Trump’s endorsement comes at a cost.

The Independent compiled data analyzing the amount of money Republican lawmakers hope to get Trump support spent on his Mar-a-Lago resort.

Read about the hundreds of thousands of dollars spent by Republicans to win Trump’s favor in Eric Garcia’s story in The Independent.

Graig GraziosiApril 29, 2022 1:00 am

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ICYMI: McCarthy assures colleagues he never asked Trump to resign

House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy, defending their private conversations, assured his colleagues that he never asked former President Donald Trump to resign due to the Jan. 6 riots on Capitol Hill.

It was McCarthy’s first face-to-face meeting with House Republicans amid the fallout of his criticism of the former president and far-right members of the party.

One Republican in the room said the meeting was “cathartic” for lawmakers, while another expressed confidence that McCarthy would be the “next speaker,” according to the Associated Press.

“He has the support of the conference and then some,” said Representative Dan Meuser as he left the private session at GOP headquarters. “You are obsessed with January 6th. Nobody cares,” representative Glenn Grothman told reporters, adding that “it’s history.”

Graig GraziosiApril 29, 2022 00:20

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OAN accuses Georgia Secretary of State of colluding with Democrats to rig 2022 elections

The OAN television network, which supports Donald Trump, has accused Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger of working with Democrats to rig the 2022 midterm elections.

Correspondent Pearson Sharp claimed that Raffensperger’s use of the company Salesforce to handle voter registration in the state was evidence of the Secretary of State’s intention to interfere in the 2022 election, according to the statement. media affairs.

“So to summarize, the same Secretary of State who served in Georgia’s 2020 Beijing Biden election has now selected a new India-based company with no history of election management to transition the voter registration database from state to another California-based company. also with no experience dealing with elections, and who works with organizations that have actually been caught in electoral fraud and is also run by a radical leftist with close ties to the most extreme leftist activists in the world,” he said.

There is no evidence that Raffensperger or Salesforce intends to attempt to rig the 2022 midterm elections.

Graig GraziosiApril 28, 2022 11:30 pm

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Oklahoma passes 6-week abortion ban modeled after controversial Texas legislation

Oklahoma lawmakers passed a bill that would restrict abortion after six weeks of pregnancy on Thursday. The bill was modeled after the Texas version of the abortion ban and includes the use of civil enforcement of the ban.

The bill prohibits doctors from performing abortions when any cardiac activity is detected and allows private citizens to bring civil suits against anyone who performs or induces an abortion, as well as those who intend to perform an abortion or who help him.

Planned Parenthood announced that it would challenge the bill in court.

Graig GraziosiApril 28, 2022 10:40 pm

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Trump ally Roger Stone wants Elon Musk to reinstate Donald Trump’s account

Roger Stone, a political strategist allied with former President Donald Trump, briefly returned to Twitter on Thursday using a different name before being fired again for evading his ban.

“I’m back f******… testing 1… 2… 3…” he wrote. He was banned shortly afterwards.

Mr Stone said The Daily Mail that he wanted Musk to reinstate the former president’s account, which was banned on January 8, 2021 in response to the Capitol riot, as well as the accounts of QAnon prosecutor General Mike Flynn and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.

“[Mr Stone’s second ban] didn’t surprise me at all. But I am hopeful that Elon Musk is true to his word and that this is truly a platform on which free speech and free speech are honored,” he said. “’I think he should reinstate Donald Trump. I think he should reinstate Alex Jones. I think he should reinstate General Mike Flynn.”

Graig GraziosiApril 28, 2022 22:03

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Michigan Republican Calls Trump a ‘Disturbed Narcissist’ as State Party Divides Over Future

A powerful figure in Michigan politics has resigned after the state’s Republican Party backed candidates endorsed by Donald Trump for positions of attorney general and secretary of state.

The New York Times newspaper reports that Tony Daunt, who was on the party’s state committee and is close to big donors like the DeVos family, resigned after the endorsements and sent a rousing letter in which he called Trump a “demented narcissist.” Major donors suggested that they would invest their money in other races.

“Instead of distancing themselves from this undisciplined loser,” Daunt wrote in his resignation letter, “many Republican ‘leaders’ have decided that encouraging his delusional lies – and worse still – cynically appeasing him, despite knowing they are lies, is the easiest way to guarantee his continuity in power, the consequences of the general elections be damned”.

Graig GraziosiApril 28, 2022 21:17

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Marjorie Taylor Greene tells CNN’s Jim Acosta to stop harassing her when he asks about her ‘martial law’ texts

Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene was confronted by CNN’s Jim Acosta over texts she sent to White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows regarding the declaration of martial law.

During a trial in Georgia questioning his eligibility to run for office, Greene said he didn’t remember submitting the texts. Acosta started reading Greene’s texts, which made her angry.

“Stop harassing me! I didn’t give you permission! Leave me alone!” she said. Reporters don’t need permission to ask anyone a question.

Graig GraziosiApril 28, 2022 21:00

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