YouTube has restored the account of Donald Trump , joining other tech platforms that are removing restrictions put in place following the January 6th attack on the Capitol. Leslie Miller, vice president of YouTube public policy, said in a statement that the Donald J. Trump channel “is no longer restricted and the ability to upload new content is restored.” “We carefully evaluated the continued risk of real-world violence, balancing that with the importance of preserving the opportunity for voters to hear equally from major presidential candidates in the run up to an election,” Miller said. “This channel will continue to be subject to our policies, just like any other channel on YouTube.” Last month, Meta said that it was reinstating Trump’s accounts on Facebook and Instagram. After he purchased Twitter, Elon Musk restored Trump to the platform, but the former president has yet to return and continues to post on his own social media platform, Truth Social. In the … [Read more...] about YouTube Restores Donald Trump’s Account
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Donald Trump Says He Expects To Be Arrested On Tuesday, Calls For Protests By Supporters
Former President Donald Trump said that he expected to be arrested on Tuesday as part of the Manhattan District Attorney’s investigation, while he also called on his supporters to protest the move. Trump wrote on Truth Social, his social media platform, that “illegal leaks” from the D.A. showed that he would be arrested. “Protest, take our nation back!” he wrote in all caps. He did not specify what he has been told about an indictment and potential charges. A campaign spokesperson said in a statement that there had been “no notification” given to Trump other than “illegal leaks” by prosecutors to news outlets. His post comes amid reports that his lawyers are preparing for an indictment to happen. Trump called the investigation by D.A. Alvin Bragg a “fairytale.” The New York investigation reportedly has to do with so-called “hush money” payments to adult film actress Stormy Daniels in advance of the 2016 presidential election. Trump attorney told MSNBC that the … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Says He Expects To Be Arrested On Tuesday, Calls For Protests By Supporters
Chris Rock Riffs On Potential Donald Trump Arrest At Mark Twain Prize Ceremony For Adam Sandler
As he accepted the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, Adam Sander peered at the bronze bust of the legendary humorist and, per the AP, said, “As I look at this goofy award I’m holding, I can’t help but think that one day it might be the weapon used to bludgeon me in my sleep by a disgruntled intruder or possibly Mr. Rob Schneider.” Sandler is the latest comic and former Saturday Night Live alum to get the honor, on a night that was part roast, part tribute and part politically charged humor. Chris Rock noted the big news of the weekend: The potential arrest of Donald Trump in New York, as the former president has called on his supporters to protest. “Are you guys really going to arrest Trump? Do you know that this is only going to make him more popular? It is like arresting Tupac. He’s just going to sell more records. Are you stupid? He slept with a porn star and paid off someone so his wife wouldn’t find out. That’s romantic.” Also appearing were Dana Carvey, … [Read more...] about Chris Rock Riffs On Potential Donald Trump Arrest At Mark Twain Prize Ceremony For Adam Sandler
Former National Enquirer Publisher Testifies Again In Trump Grand Jury – Report
Former National Enquirer publisher David Pecker reportedly testified again before the Manhattan grand jury investigating Donald J. Trump and an alleged hush money payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels. According to a report this afternoon in The New York Times, Pecker made a return visit to the grand jury today after previously testifying in January. The report comes less than two weeks after former president Trump predicted he’d be arrested in connection to the investigation. Although the nature of his testimony today was unclear, Pecker was at the center of the so-called “catch and kill” practice in which the Enquirer would attain exclusive rights to stories potentially damaging to Trump and his 2016 presidential campaign, and then decline to publish those stories. Pecker left his job at the Enquirer in 2020. The grand jury is expected to convene again on Wednesday. … [Read more...] about Former National Enquirer Publisher Testifies Again In Trump Grand Jury – Report
Mike Pence Must Testify To Grand Jury Investigating Donald Trump And January 6th, Judge Rules
Mike Pence must testify before a grand jury about his conversations with Donald Trump , forcing the former vice president to comply with a subpoena issued as part of a special counsel investigation of efforts to overturn the election on January 6 . CNN, citing unnamed sources, broke the news of Judge James Boasberg’s decision, and it was quickly confirmed by other outlets. According to CNnNand other outlets, the judge ruled in a sealed order that even though Pence has to appear before a grand jury, he could decline to answer questions related to his actions on January 6. Pence had argued that he was immune under the Constitution’s Speech or Debate Clause, given that he was serving as president of the Senate in overseeing the counting of the electoral votes. Pence has not said whether he would appeal the ruling. Special Prosecutor Jack Smith is investigating Trump’s role in trying to overturn the results of the election, as well as the former president’s … [Read more...] about Mike Pence Must Testify To Grand Jury Investigating Donald Trump And January 6th, Judge Rules
Donald Trump Says He Expects to be Arrested Next Week by Manhattan D.A.
TMZ.com Donald Trump 's luck in sidestepping criminal charges over the years might be running out ... and the former President himself admits it Trump took to his social media platform, Truth Social, Saturday morning to make the stunning announcement that he expects to be arrested next week. He also ordered his minions to protest his likely indictment from Manhattan D.A. Alvin Bragg over his alleged participation in the notorious Stormy Daniels hush-money case. In all caps, Trump wrote, “THE FAR & AWAY LEADING REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE & FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, WILL BE ARRESTED ON TUESDAY OF NEXT WEEK. PROTEST, TAKE OUR NATION BACK!.” He also referred to Bragg's office as “CORRUPT & HIGHLY POLITICAL" while touting his innocence. As you may know, Bragg has been investigating Trump for purportedly making a $130,000 payment to Daniels back in 2016. Trump allegedly brokered the deal with the porn … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Says He Expects to be Arrested Next Week by Manhattan D.A.
Donald Trump Enjoys NCAA Tournament Amid Likely Arrest
Donald Trump is certainly not acting like a guy on the verge of being arrested ... He flew to Oklahoma Saturday night and enjoyed himself at a college sporting event. The former President showed up at the BOK Center in Tulsa for the NCAA Wrestling Tournament -- hours after he announced that he would be arrested Tuesday by Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg over the Stormy Daniels hush-money case. AP Videos showed Trump smiling and waving at the crowd as he walked through the stadium with his entourage. Trump also shook hands with fans and took group photos with them. At one point, he raised his fist in the air -- apparently in defiance of his looming indictment. Trump was invited to the tournament by Senator Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), who was seen standing next to 45 and posing for pictures with him. By early next week, Trump could be posing for a very different photo -- that of a mugshot. Bragg is reportedly getting ready … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Enjoys NCAA Tournament Amid Likely Arrest
Donald Trump Drops $5 Million Orangutan Lawsuit Against Bill Maher
Donald Trump is done beating his chest ... at least for now ... TMZ has learned The Donald has withdrawn the $5 million lawsuit he filed against Bill Maher for calling him monkey spawn. Trump sued Maher in February, claiming Maher skipped out on a promise to donate $5 mil to charity if Trump could prove he wasn't part orangutan. Maher made the offer during an appearance on "Leno" ... after Trump made his $5 million challenge to President Obama regarding the POTUS' birth certificate. In his suit, Trump said he formally responded to Maher's challenge with a copy of his birth certificate, proving he's the "son of Fred Trump" ... who is, in fact, not a monkey ... and Bill should have to pony up. Maher scoffed at Trump, calling the whole situation a joke. Now, we've learned Trump filed documents in L.A. County Superior Court on March 29 to dismiss the case ... but a rep for "The Apprentice" star says it doesn't mean the war is over. "The lawsuit was temporarily … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Drops $5 Million Orangutan Lawsuit Against Bill Maher
Donald Trump Rips Bill Maher — How Dare You Insult My Parents!
Donald Trump has made it clear ... his legal war with Bill Maher isn't just about the money ... it's personal -- telling TMZ the comic CROSSED THE LINE when he suggested Trump's mom banged an orangutan. Trump just appeared on "TMZ Live" and explained why he's confident he'll emerge victorious in his $5 million lawsuit against Maher ... claiming he doesn't believe Bill was joking when he appeared on Leno earlier this year and challenged Trump to prove he isn't the "spawn of his mother having sex with an orangutan." Donald says he vows to defend his parents' honor -- telling us, "What he said about my father is disgraceful ... and what he said about my mother, who's deceased, was in a certain way, even more disgraceful." "I've never heard anything like that said about my parents ... who were truly great people." Trump says he's willing to see his lawsuit through to the end -- unless Maher ponies up the money to the charities of Trump's choice immediately. … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Rips Bill Maher — How Dare You Insult My Parents!
Adam Sandler Gets Mark Twain Award in D.C., Chris Rock Cracks Trump Joke
Getty Adam Sandler is the latest to receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor -- which got just about every comedian to D.C., including Chris Rock , who dropped some new, timely Donald Trump material. Sandler was on hand Sunday to get the prestigious award at the Kennedy Center ... with a packed house of celebs and politicians watching and joining the celebration. Some of the A-listers included Ben Stiller , Dana Carvey , David Spade , Jennifer Aniston , Drew Barrymore , Conan O'Brien , Steve Buscemi and more. SplashNews.com A lot of people got on the mic to sing the legendary comic/actor's praises -- including Drew and Steve -- highlighting his epic 'SNL' tenure and his prolific career in Hollywood. But, the recipient himself got major laughs during his acceptance speech ... he joked he was worried the award "might be the weapon used to bludgeon me to death." One person who sorta stole the spotlight was his … [Read more...] about Adam Sandler Gets Mark Twain Award in D.C., Chris Rock Cracks Trump Joke