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Donald Trump Says He Took Fifth Amendment in NY Civil Investigation

Donald Trump invoked his Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination as he testified under oath Wednesday in the New York attorney general’s long-running civil investigation into his business dealings, the former president said in a statement. About an hour after arriving at Attorney General Letitia James’ Manhattan offices, Trump announced that he “declined to answer the […]

Critic’s Notebook: Jan. 6 Summer Hearings Draw to a Damning Close

Detailing Trump's actions, or lack thereof, during the 187 minutes he spent at the White House before addressing his violent followers, Thursday night's hearing made for riveting and powerfully disturbing television.

Critic’s Notebook: The Jan. 6 Committee Hearings Are Must-See TV

Compelling evidence, dramatic testimony and harrowing footage of the events that day permeated the opening night of what deserves to be the must-see TV event of the summer.

Elon Musk Says He’d Allow Trump Back on Twitter, Get Rid of Permanent Bans

Elon Musk said he would allow Donald Trump back on Twitter if his acquisition of the company goes through. At a Financial Times conference Tuesday, Musk said Twitter’s ban of the former president was a “morally bad decision” and “foolish in the extreme.” He added that he believes the platform should not enact permanent bans, […]

The “Gaslighting” of Jan. 6: TV News Grapples With Capitol Riot a Year Later

On the afternoon of Jan. 6, 2021, NBC News Capitol Hill producer Haley Talbot was working as the TV pool reporter in the House chamber. There were plans to go into the night, as Republicans were expected to challenge results from some of the states won by then-President-elect Joe Biden. But those in the chamber […]

Jan. 6 Panel Seeks Interview With Fox News Host Sean Hannity

The House panel investigating the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol insurrection on Tuesday requested an interview with Fox News personality Sean Hannity, one of former President Donald Trump’s closest allies in the media, as the committee continues to widen its scope. In a letter to Hannity, Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson, Democratic chairman of the panel, said the panel […]

COVID-19, Jan. 6 Insurrection Among Topics Explored in Documentary Shorts Contenders

57 DAYS This short centers on Julio Lumbreras, who was one of the first patients to enter the ICU in Spain with COVID-19. The film follows his 57 days in the ICU through his phone messages with his family. AGUILAS Directed by Kristy Guevara-Flanagan and Maite Zubiaurre, this documentary already has won awards at many […]

Donald Trump Scores First Amendment Win in “Fake News” Meme Case

Donald Trump is no longer on Twitter. The lawsuit that he filed last week against the social media service for supposed censorship almost certainly won’t change that. Nevertheless, the former president can enjoy at least one First Amendment victory. A New York judge has just dismissed a privacy lawsuit against him over the retweeting of […]

Former Trump Aide Jason Miller Launching Social Media Platform Gettr

A former aide to President Donald Trump is launching a new social media platform called Gettr, which he described Thursday as a “marketplace of ideas” that will take on “big tech oligarchs.” Miller’s first public comments about the site came on a live video stream hosted by Chinese businessman Guo Wengui on Thursday morning. “Our […]

Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert Mock Report of Trump’s Requests to Use DOJ and FCC to Stop ‘SNL’ and Late Night Jokes

Late night talk show hosts Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert used their Tuesday night monologues to address a recent report that former President Donald Trump attempted to use the resources of federal agencies to “probe or mitigate” presidential satire and parodies of him. “President Snowflake asked to send the authorities in to stop us from […]

Facebook Suspends Donald Trump’s Account for Two Years

Facebook says it will suspend former President Donald Trump’s accounts for two years, with an opportunity to be reinstated in 2023 if certain conditions are met. The decision came in response to the ruling from Facebook’s Oversight Board May 5, which upheld the company’s initial decision to suspend Trump but added that the company was […]

Republican National Committee Demands “Reforms” From Presidential Debate Commission

Continuing a feud that percolated during the 2020 presidential election, Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel sent a letter Tuesday night to the co-chairs of the Commission on Presidential Debates, saying that it would advise Republican candidates to avoid participating in future debates unless the Commission “adopts significant reforms.” “The CPD’s repeated missteps and the […]