Just as Rishi returns from his trip to America, Donald Trump revealed he had been indicted over his mishandling of classified documents. Taking to his own social media platform, Truth Social, last night Trump admitted he had been summoned to appear before a Miami court next Tuesday. He made sure to add “I AM AN INNOCENT MAN”.
Trump’s attorney Jim Trusty told CNN the latest charges include conspiracy, false statements, obstruction of justice and illegally retaining classified documents. However, “innocent person” Trump was unfazed by the long charge sheet. In a video posted to Truth Social, he denounced the probe as a “boxes hoax” and said:
“They go after him on a boxes hoax. just like the Russia Russia Russia hoax and all of the others. It’s been going on for seven years. They can’t stop because it’s election interference at the highest level. There’s never been anything like what’s happened. Im an innocent man, an innocent person”.
Trump’s correct to say there’s never been anything like what’s happened. He’s now the first President to have ever faced a Federal indictment…
“President” Rishi said he was too busy to meet with Trump during his US tour. Looks like he dodged a bullet there.
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Donald Trump yesterday became the first US President to face criminal charges, as he appeared in a New York court to plead not guilty to 34 felony charges related to falsifying documents. The charges arise from alleged hush-money payments made to porn star Stormy Daniels – intended to prevent her speaking out about an affair years before the 2016 election. Manhattan prosecutor Alvin Bragg identified eleven cheques issued for a “phoney purpose”. Nine of them were signed by Trump…
After returning to his Florida resort, Donald gave a speech in which he railed against the various investigations that have been launched into his presidency – including investigations into “Russia, Russia, Russia”, “impeachment hoax number one” and “the illegal and unconstitutional raid on Mar-A-Lago”. He took aim at the “radical left, George Soros-backed” Alvin Bragg, the prosecutor in yesterday’s case; the “racist Democrat district attorney in Atlanta” – referring to Fani Williams, currently investigating election interference claims in Georgia; and the special counsel behind the classified documents case:
“This lunatic special prosecutor named Jack Smith – I wonder what it was prior to a change – who others of his ilk say he is even worse than they are, is only looking at Trump. Yet Joe Biden took many more documents. He even removed many boxes to Chinatown – can you believe that? He just got $10 million from China, where did that come from? I guess they were banking at Hunter’s expertise.”
Something tells Guido that Trump isn’t going down without a fight…
Donald Trump bids farewell to Nicola Sturgeon in his characteristic style….
“Good riddance to failed woke extremist Nicola Sturgeon of Scotland! This crazed leftist symbolizes everything wrong with identity politics. Sturgeon thought it was OK to put a biological man in a women’s prison, and if that wasn’t bad enough, Sturgeon fought for a “Gender Recognition Reform Bill” that would have allowed 16-year-old children to change their gender without medical advice. I built the greatest Golf properties in the World in Scotland, but she fought me all the way, making my job much more difficult. The wonderful people of Scotland are much better off without Sturgeon in office!”
For any Brits who keenly remember the Partygate saga, the story coming out of America will bring out a wave of nauseating déjà vu: a centre-left leader making great political capital out of a lapse of standards by his blonde populist opponent, only to get hoisted on his own petard. President Biden now faces his own Beer Korma headache, as it emerges from Washington that he himself possessed two batches of classified government records in private offices. While Trump is facing an investigation for allegedly mishandling similarly classified files…
While the second document discovery proves embarrassing for the White House, it’s proving equally awkward for Aunty Beeb, who are clearly struggling to keep up with the rapidly developing nature of the story.
On January 10th – before the second batch of files were uncovered – the BBC wrote an explainer attempting to downplay the story, “Why the Biden-Trump classified documents cases are different”.
A day later, the 11th, that had been changed to “How the Biden-Trump classified documents cases are different”. No other adjustments were made to that copy.
Yesterday however, that all changed. The article was amended for a third time, this time with the headline “How the Biden and Trump classified documents cases compare”. The article also revised its analysis that the discovery of documents “had the potential to be a political headache”.
Following the discovery, this was updated to:
“The revelation that aides to Joe Biden discovered classified documents as they were moving boxes out of the president’s Washington-based think tank offices already had the potential to be a political headache.
Now a second batch has been found in a garage at his Delaware home, the embarrassment will deepen further.”
All news outlets struggle to nail down details during breaking news, though the BBC might’ve spared itself some embarrassment had they been less keen to spin for the Democrats in the first place. Readers are also offered no indication that the article has ever been updated. Tut tut…