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Report: Billionaires Are Flocking To Trump

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    Big news for Trump…

     New reports indicate that big names in finance are opting in to support former President Trump despite his controversies.

    According to a report from Politico, a number of billionaires are willing to shake off personal concerns about Trump and embrace him for 2024. Some of the titans include Point Bridge Capital founder Hal Lambert, hedge fund executive Nelson Peltz and hotel mogul Robert Bigelow.

    “Historically, some of the way Trump treats people doesn’t sit well with them when you have choices, but there’s really not many choices anymore,” Carolina Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon said Wednesday on “FOX & Friends.” 

    The change in attitude is largely due to Trump’s “pro-business” policies and previous standing on the world stage, Dundon said. 

    Dundon highlighted the Biden administration’s collective “nonsense” is contributing to growing support for Trump among the Wall Street elite in addition to everyday Americans.

    “Some of the things have gotten to where it’s hard to support nonsense,” he told host Brian Kilmeade.

    Republican Rep. Predicts Biden Conviction Creates ‘Opening’ For Michelle Obama

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      Could Hunter Biden’s latest gun conviction have some unintended consequences?

      Rep. Andy Ogles (R-Tenn.) suggested in a Fox Business appearance that Hunter Biden’s conviction in the federal gun charges case could create “an opening” for Michelle Obama to make a future bid for the White House.

      Ogles responded to the verdict on Fox Business’s “Mornings with Maria” on Wednesday and emphasized the “need to pursue justice” before suggesting President Biden may drop out of the race amid his son’s guilty verdict.

      “That being said, I think it also creates an opening for Democrats like Michelle Obama in here. The Biden family can say, ‘Hey, we’re going to take care of our house, we’re going to take care of our son,’ and then allow Michelle Obama to come in and run,” he said.

      “Because again, Joe Biden can’t win this election, and they know that they are desperate for another candidate,” Ogles added.

      In his Wednesday appearance on Fox Business, Ogles echoed former President Trump’s campaign’s statement on the recent conviction. A campaign spokesperson called Hunter Biden’s conviction was “a distraction” from serious allegations of corruption against the Biden family.

      Ogles agreed that the guilty verdict was “absolutely” a distraction.

      “Look, obviously we always need to pursue justice. With that being said, the Biden crime family is guilty of taking tens of million dollars from foreign countries. That should be the main topic of conversation. That’s what should be prosecuted and adjudicated in court,” he said.

      Ogles is not the first lawmaker to float a potential White House run by Michelle Obama. The former First Lady’s office said earlier this year she “will not be running for president,” saying Obama “supports President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ re-election campaign.”

      Two Biden Family Members Referred For Criminal Prosecution As Impeachment Probe Heats Up

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      Two members of Joe Biden’s family, who have been at the heart of foreign influence-peddling allegations, have been referred to the Justice Department for criminal prosecution as part of ongoing impeachment proceedings.

      U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-KY), House Committee on the Judiciary Jim Jordan (R-OU), and House Committee on Ways and Means Jason Smith (R-MO) sent criminal referrals to the Justice Department recommending “Hunter and James Biden be charged with making false statements to Congress about key aspects of the impeachment inquiry of President Joe Biden,” the Oversight Committee announced in a statement.

      “These false statements implicate Joe Biden’s knowledge of and role in his family’s influence peddling schemes and appear to be a calculated effort to shield Joe Biden from the impeachment inquiry,” the Committee notes.

      “Our investigation has revealed President Biden knew about, participated in, and benefitted from his family cashing in on the Biden name around the world. Despite this record of evidence, President Biden continues to lie to the American people about his involvement in these influence peddling schemes. It appears making false statements runs in the Biden family. We’ve caught President Biden’s son and brother making blatant lies to Congress in what appears to be a concerted effort to hide Joe Biden’s involvement in his family’s schemes. As part of our efforts to hold the Bidens accountable for profiting off public office, we are today referring Hunter and James Biden to the Justice Department for criminal prosecution for making false statements to Congress. This is not the end of our efforts to hold the Bidens accountable; it’s only the beginning,” said Comer.

      “Lying to Congress is a serious crime with serious consequences. Both Hunter and James Biden did just that. They lied to coverup President Biden’s involvement in their family’s international influence peddling schemes that have generated millions of dollars. These criminal referrals are a reflection of criminal wrongdoing by the Biden family, and the Department of Justice must take steps to hold the Bidens accountable,” said Jordan.

       “President Biden claims no one is above the law. We will soon see his Department of Justice put that principle to the test. Congress cannot allow anyone, not even the president’s son or his brother, to stand in the way of its oversight of the executive branch or deny the American people the accountability they deserve. The IRS whistleblowers have provided indisputable evidence that Hunter Biden broke the law and lied to Congress during his February deposition. Lying to Congress to impede an ongoing congressional investigation is a serious crime. If the Department of Justice fails to act on our criminal referral and hold Hunter Biden accountable, they will once again be telling the American people there are two tiers of justice in this country. One for the wealthy and politically connected, and one for everyone else,” said Smith.

      The Oversight Committee reports:

      As part of the impeachment inquiry of President Biden, the Committees are investigating the President’s role in and knowledge of his family’s international influence peddling schemes that have generated over $18 million for Biden family members and their related companies, and over $27 million when including the payments to their business associates, who often were used to transfer funds to Biden family members. The Committees have also identified an additional $8 million in loans—most of which has not been repaid—Hunter and James Biden. The Committees have not identified legitimate services warranting such lucrative payments and have found that Joe Biden often interacted with his family’s business associates as they were funneling the Bidens millions of dollars and lied to the American people about these interactions.

      According to the Oversight Committee, the alleged false statements made by Hunter and James Biden include:

      During his deposition, Hunter Biden made false statements about holding a position at Rosemont Seneca Bohai (RSB), a corporate entity that received millions of dollars from foreign individuals and entities who met with then-Vice President Biden before and after transmitting money to the RSB account that then transferred funds to Hunter Biden. After deposing Hunter Biden, the Committees obtained documents showing Hunter Biden represented that he was the corporate secretary of RSB. 

      Additionally, Hunter Biden during his testimony relayed an entirely fictitious account about threatening text messages he sent to his Chinese business partner while invoking his father’s presence with him as he wrote the messages.  Hunter Biden testified he had transmitted this threat to an unrelated individual with the same surname. However, documents released by the Committee on Ways and Means demonstrate conclusively that Hunter Biden made this threat to the intended individual, and bank records prove Hunter Biden’s Chinese business partners wired millions of dollars to his company after his threat.  A portion of the proceeds has been traced to Joe Biden’s bank account.

      During James Biden’s transcribed interview, he stated that Joe Biden did not meet with Tony Bobulinski, a business associate of James and Hunter Biden, in 2017 while pursuing a deal with a Chinese entity, CEFC China Energy. His statements were contradicted not only by Mr. Bobulinski, but Hunter Biden.  Mr. Bobulinski also produced text messages that establish the events leading up to and immediately following his meeting with Joe Biden on May 2, 2017.

      Opinions expressed by contributors do not necessarily reflect the views of Great America News Desk.

      Battleground State Tips To Trump In Latest Poll

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      New reports indicate Donald Trump is leading in the battleground state of Pennsylvania.

      A new Marist College Poll indicates Trump at 47% support and Biden at 45% backing among registered voters in Pennsylvania. 

      The new poll from Marist, conducted June 3-6, points to problems for Biden with parts of the Democratic Party’s base.

      Fox News has more:

      “While still strong, Biden has lost his formidable support among Black voters. 68% break for Biden to 23% for Trump. Biden handily won the support of most Black voters in the 2020 presidential election, 92% to 7% for Trump,” the poll’s release spotlights.

      The poll also points to a Trump surge among voters under age 45 in Pennsylvania. Biden carried the group by 24 points in his victory four years ago, but the survey indicates Biden’s edge at just two points over Trump.

      However, the survey also highlights that “Trump’s advantage among older voters has evaporated. He carried voters 45 or older by 12 percentage points in 2020. Now, three percentage points separate Trump (48%) and Biden (45%) among this group.”

      Trump became the first Republican in nearly three decades to win Pennsylvania when he carried it by a razor-thin margin in his 2016 White House victory over Hillary Clinton. Four years later, Biden narrowly carried his native state en route to defeating Trump and winning the presidency.

      Trump-endorsed Congresswoman Defeats McCarthy-backed Primary Challenger

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      South Carolina Rep. Nancy Mace emerged victorious over a serious primary challenge on Tuesday evening.

      On Tuesday, The Associated Press projected that Mace won renomination in South Carolina’s competitive Low Country-based 1st Congressional District by defeating Catherine Templeton, a former director of South Carolina’s labor agency who ran unsuccessfully for governor in 2018, and Marine Corps veteran Bill Young.

      Templeton was backed by millions spent by outside groups aligned with former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.

      “We did it – You, Lowcountry voters did it! A thousand times over – THANK YOU!,” Mace wrote in a social media post moments after her race was called.

      Last week, Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) reportedly confronted fellow South Carolina Republican Rep. Joe Wilson on the House floor Tuesday after he endorsed her primary opponent.

      Fox News Digital spotted Mace and Wilson having what appeared to be a tense exchange during House votes late Tuesday afternoon, hours after Wilson released a statement backing Catherine Templeton to unseat her.

      Mace told Fox News that she told Wilson she “would never do to him what he has done to me,” and “we needed to stop the infighting and unify so we can win it all in November.”

      “Too much at stake,” Mace added. “And that there is a place in the party for people like me, people like him, Trump, MAGA, independents, women, everyone. Oh, and that I was working hard to crush it Tuesday.”

      Report: Smartmatic Subpoenas Fox Board Members In Defamation Lawsuit

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      Voting systems company Smartmatic is going after Fox board members.

      Smartmatic subpoenaed four members of Fox Corp.’s board of directors in connection with its ongoing lawsuit against Fox News over the network’s coverage of the 2020 election.

      In motions filed with the Supreme Court of New York, Smartmatic requested relevant documents from four members of Fox’s board of directors: Anne Dias, Charles Carey, Roland Hernandez and Jacques Nasser.

      “Accountability and responsibility do not stop with Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch,” J. Erik Connolly, Smartmatic’s attorney on its case, said in a statement to The Washington Post, which first reported on the subpoenas. “Smartmatic plans to pursue Fox’s board members as well to determine why they allowed the company’s most valuable asset, Fox News, to spread disinformation about the 2020 election.”

      Smartmatic sued Fox for $2.7 billion after the 2020 election, arguing the network maliciously aired false information about its software being promoted by allies of former President Trump after the election.

      Last spring Fox paid Dominion Voting Systems $787 million to settle a separate defamation lawsuit. (RELATED: Report: Fox News Reaches Last-Minute Settlement With Dominion Voting Systems)

      Smartmatic’s case against the network is not expected to go to trial until 2025.

      In April, Smartmatic and One America News (OAN) reached a settlement in the company’s defamation lawsuit against the conservative outlet.

      “Smartmatic has resolved its litigation against OANN through a confidential settlement,” its lead attorney, Erik Connolly, confirmed to Mediaite:

      The company also sued Fox News and Newsmax for airing false claims about its role in the 2020 election. Those suits are ongoing.

      Despite the ongoing lawsuit against Fox News, in January a judge ruled Fox News Channel can proceed with its counterclaim. In part, because the network has yet to be found liable for defamation.

      Article Published With The Permission of American Liberty News.

      Giuliani Says He’s ‘Very, Very Proud’ of What He Did After Mugshot

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        Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is not keeping silent after he was processed by Arizona authorities on Monday.

        Giuliani, who also served as Donald Trump’s personal attorney, was indicted in Arizona in connection with a fake electors scheme in which pro-Trump electors attested to the former president’s victory in the state.

        See the mugshot below:

        “You are now looking at the latest mugshot of former Mayor Rudy Giuliani,” Kaitlan Collins said on Monday’s edition of The Source on CNN as his mugshot appeared on screen. “He wasn’t processed by Arizona authorities until today. That’s why you’re seeing this photo now. And here’s what he said after he posted the $10,000 and bond.”

        Collins then aired a clip of a KPNX Phoenix reporter catching up with Giuliani emerging from the police station where he had just been processed. However, instead of keeping his head down Giuliani directly addressed reporters.

        REPORTER: Do you have any regrets about what you did in Arizona after the election?

        GIULIANI: Oh my goodness, no.

        REPORTER: Why not?

        GIULIANI: I’m very, very proud of it. There was a substantial amount of vote fraud that went on here that was covered up. Probably one of the biggest conspiracies in American history.

        In a statement to Mediaite, a representative for Giuliani alleged the justice system is being “weaponized” against the former mayor and other Trump allies to influence the 2024 presidential election.

        “This is yet another example of partisan actors weaponizing the criminal justice system to interfere with the 2024 presidential election through outlandish charges against President Trump and anyone willing to take on the permanent Washington political class,” Ted Goodman said. “Joe Biden and his allies continue to eviscerate the trust and integrity of our criminal justice system in their quest to take down President Trump and hold on to power. Mayor Rudy Giuliani—the most effective federal prosecutor in U.S. history—will be fully vindicated.”

        Giuliani has pleaded not guilty to conspiracy, fraud, and forgery charges. 

        Verdict Reached In Hunter Biden Gun Trial

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          President Joe Biden hugs his family during the 59th Presidential Inauguration ceremony in Washington, Jan. 20, 2021. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris took the oath of office on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol. (DOD Photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Carlos M. Vazquez II)

          Minutes ago, Hunter Biden arrived at the Wilmington, Delaware, courthouse following confirmation that a verdict has been reached in his gun trial.

          Biden has been found guilty on all three felony charges following three hours of jury deliberation.

          “A federal jury has convicted Hunter Biden on all three federal felony gun charges he faced, concluding that he violated laws meant to prevent drug addicts from owning firearms,” CNN reported.

          The charges against Biden were as follows:

          • Count One: False Statement Material to Firearms Sale (max prison sentence: 10 years)
          • Count Two: False Statement in Firearms Transaction Record (max prison sentence: 5 years)
          • Count Three: Possession of a Firearm by a Drug User or Drug Addict (max prison sentence 10 years)

          Besides 25 years behind bars, the president’s son also faces up to $750,000 in fines.

          Legal experts like Oleg Nekritin believe it’s unlikely that Biden will face prison time: “Conviction for this type of crime generally does not result in a prison sentence. Mr. Biden’s calculated risk to try this case is a good one, the court’s venue is in Delaware, where his family is still popular, and the alleged crime does not involve a victim.”

          President Joe Biden has previously vowed not to pardon his son.

          Article Published With The Permission of American Liberty News.

          Classified Documents Judge Rules On Motion To Dismiss Trump Trial

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          The federal judge presiding over Donald Trump’s classified documents trial has denied his motion to dismiss the federal case.

          According to reports, Trump’s legal team had sought to throw out more than a half dozen of the 41 counts in the indictment, which accused the former commander in chief of illegally hoarding classified documents from his presidency and conspiring with others to conceal sensitive files from the federal government. 

          Fox News has more:

          The defendants had challenged counts related to obstruction and false statements, but U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon issued an order Monday saying that “the identified deficiencies, even if generating some arguable confusion, are either permitted by law, raise evidentiary challenges not appropriate for disposition at this juncture, and/or do not require dismissal even if technically deficient, so long as the jury is instructed appropriately and presented with adequate verdict forms as to each Defendants’ alleged conduct.”

          Cannon did, however, agree to strike down a paragraph from the indictment that defense lawyers argued was prejudicial information that was not essential to the underlying charges.

          At another turn she seemed to criticize Smith for using what is known as a “speaking indictment” where prosecutors lay out their charges in great detail, essentially telling the story of their case through court documents.

          “The Court also notes the risks that can flow from a prosecutor’s decision to include in a charging document an extensive narrative account of his or her view of the facts, especially in cases of significant public interest,” Cannon wrote.

          The decision from Cannon clears from her desk one of the many numerous pretrial motions from Trump seeking to toss the case.

          Cannon has pointed to those motions in indefinitely punting the trial date.

          Trump is facing charges on 41 counts in connection with the case, the majority of which are Espionage Act charges targeting the retention of classified records after he left the White House. He is also facing obstruction of justice charges related to his failure to return the records after a subpoena

          Trump Takes Part In Influencing Legal Future

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          Former President Donald Trump is scheduled for a probation interview Monday, a standard part of the sentencing process for those convicted in New York state court.

          The interview, aimed at influencing his upcoming sentencing in July, will take place later today.

          NBC News has more on the virtual hearing:

          The pre-sentencing probation interview will be done over a special virtual network with added security measures, and the interviewer will be a female, according to two sources with knowledge of the situation. The call is not expected to be held over Zoom, those sources added.

          Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, was convicted last month on all 34 felony counts of falsifying business records in the historic case. The probation interview is required by the court as part of the former president’s pre-sentencing report.

          Judge Juan Merchan, who is presiding over the hush money case, permitted Blanche to be present for the probation interview after prosecutors did not object. The Trump defense team is scheduled to submit their sentencing recommendation on June 13.

          The former president is scheduled to be sentenced for all 34 felony counts in New York on July 11, days before the Republican National Convention begins.

          Trump will conduct the interview from Mar-a-Lago in Florida with Blanche by his side.

          The probation officer will record Trump’s lack of criminal history, employment record, current financial status, and observations regarding his “physical and mental condition,” all of which Merchan will consider in his sentencing.

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