Trump is worth $3.2 BILLION: Forbes unveils new estimate – a week after New York fraud suit

Donald Trump’s net worth has increased since leaving office in January of last year, Forbes reported on Tuesday. The outlet’s annual wealth tracker calculated the former president’s net worth to be $3.2 billion, $700 million more than it was in September 2021. It’s the most Trump has been worth since he became president.  Forbes estimated … Read more

US whistleblower Edward Snowden granted Russian citizenship

US authorities have for years wanted Mr Snowden returned to the US to face a criminal trial on espionage charges. As president, Donald Trump said he would “take a look” at pardoning Mr Snowden, but never did. Mr Snowden married his US partner Lindsay Mills in a courthouse in Moscow and the couple have a … Read more

I can declassify anything just by thinking about it

Presidents do have the authority to declassify information, but this typically follows a process to ensure there are no associated security risks. Former officials in the Trump administration have scoffed at the notion that the Republican leader could have issued a blanket order. Bill Barr, Mr Trump’s former attorney general, has previously said the suggestion … Read more

Putin’s NATO bungle – POLITICO

Ivo Daalder, former U.S. ambassador to NATO, is president of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and host of the weekly podcast “World Review with Ivo Daalder.”  Russian President Vladimir Putin had high hopes for the invasion of his western neighbor earlier this year — he was going to bring all of Ukraine back into … Read more

Michael Cohen calls on FBI to ‘immediately search’ Donald Trump’s other properties

“In this specific matter, he will blame Mark Meadows, as well as anyone who assisted in removing the documents from the White House.” But he added: “I don’t believe he was intending on running [for the White House in 2024] despite this latest debacle. “I believe he and his team know that statistically he cannot … Read more

The rise and fall of Rudy Giuliani, from ‘world’s mayor’ to global laughing stock

Rudolph Giuliani has become a joke. Angry, shouty, willing to defend the absurd, he fronted Trump’s notorious campaign to discredit the 2020 election – and the image of his hair dye dripping down his face at a press conference encapsulated a political tragedy. This was the former mayor who rescued New York in the Nineties, … Read more

Donald Trump warns of ‘backlash’ to FBI raid in fiery rally speech

Just two days earlier, Mr Biden stood in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia, where the declaration of independence was signed in 1776, and said: “Donald Trump and the Make America Great Again (MAGA) Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic.  “They embrace anger. They thrive on chaos. They live … Read more

Weak and divisive Biden has bitterly disappointed me

When Trump was elected President in 2016, my interest in American politics abruptly ground to a halt. I decided to take cover. It was clear that something very bad had happened, which also signalled something very bad, if not permanently broken, about America, a country I once staunchly defended. And it was clear that for … Read more

Diary of Joe Biden’s daughter stolen by people who tried to sell it to Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign

Harris subsequently moved into the same room, found the items and contacted Kurlander, who said he would help her make a “ton of money” from selling them. The pair first approached Donald Trump’s campaign, but a representative turned down the material and told them to take it to the FBI. According to the court filings, … Read more