White House Refusing to Comment on Trump Indictments to Avoid ‘Overstep’ on DOJ Independence

White House Principle Deputy Press Secretary Olivia Dalton told reporters the White House was holding back from commenting on former President Donald Trump’s latest indictment, his fourth, as it has with previous charges against him. President Joe Biden ran on promises to “restore democracy,” and Ms. Dalton reiterated that platform as an explanation as to … Read more

Who is Judge Scott McAfee, Assigned to Oversee the Georgia Trump Indictment?

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee is overseeing the fourth indictment against former President Donald Trump, accusing him and 18 others of allegedly attempting to overturn the results of the 2020 election. The 98-page indictment was presented to the grand jury by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis on Aug. 14, with Judge McAfee … Read more

Prosecutors Say They Did Not ‘Renege’ on Hunter Biden Plea Deal

U.S. prosecutors are disputing the allegation they “reneged” on a plea deal with President Joe Biden’s son. “The government did not “renege” on the on the plea agreement, U.S. Attorney and special counsel David Weiss said in an Aug. 15 filing. Lawyers for Hunter Biden, the president’s son, had accused prosecutors of going back on … Read more

Trump’s 2024 Rivals Not of One Mind on Georgia Indictment

Some of former President Donald J. Trump’s competitors for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination have reacted to the indictment handed up by a grand jury in Fulton County, Georgia, on the evening of Aug. 14. So far, the response has been relatively muted. President Trump and 18 others—including his former White House Chief of Staff … Read more

ANALYSIS: How the Pence Campaign Aims to Win Nomination, Remake Party

Former Vice President Mike Pence faces a Herculean task. Winning a major party’s nomination for president is a complex and arduous feat, even for former vice presidents. Despite having held national office and enjoying almost universal name recognition, only six former vice presidents have been elected to the top job directly, without having first gained … Read more


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