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The highly anticipated testimony of a whistleblower from Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis’ office has finally taken place, leaving attendees and viewers stunned by the allegations of political corruption. Amanda Timpson, a former employee of Willis, testified before investigators from the U.S. House of Representatives and the Georgia Legislature, claiming she was abruptly fired after raising concerns about the misuse of federal grant money. The funds, intended to establish the Center of Youth Empowerment and Gang Prevention, were allegedly diverted to cover expenses like travel, computers, and “swag.” “I’m here today to fight for my reputation, to fight for…

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Missouri State Rep. Ben Baker (R-MO) has confirmed the tragic deaths of two American Christian missionaries, including his daughter Natalie, in a gang-related attack in Haiti. According to Missions In Haiti, Inc., Davy and Natalie Lloyd, who were full-time missionaries, were fatally shot at 9 p.m. on Thursday. Baker shared the devastating news on his Facebook page. Natalie Lloyd, the daughter of Rep. Baker, and her husband Davy were at a youth group meeting at their church on Thursday night when the attack happened. The couple had dedicated their lives to serving the Haitian community through Missions In Haiti, Inc.,…

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Newly revealed text messages suggest a potential meeting between then-Vice President Joe Biden and a Chinese executive from CEFC China Energy, casting doubt on Joe Biden’s previous claims of not being involved in his son Hunter Biden’s business dealings. These messages were released by the House Ways and Means Committee, which is currently probing Hunter Biden’s business activities. IRS whistleblowers Gary Shapley and Joseph Ziegler uncovered the messages, indicating a planned meeting between Joe Biden and a senior Chinese energy executive. This revelation challenges Joe Biden’s repeated assertions of being uninvolved in Hunter Biden’s business affairs. “Can you meet this…

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During Tuesday’s proceedings in the New York v. Trump case, the atmosphere was charged with anticipation as Robert Costello, a key witness for the defense, took the stand for a second day. His testimony could potentially dismantle the prosecution’s claims against former President Donald Trump, as suggested by Fox News contributor Jonathan Turley during his appearance on “The Story.” Turley, who has an eye for pivotal legal strategies, believes that Costello’s involvement in the case is a game-changer. “Well, I put on social media this morning from the courtroom that I thought that there was an interesting line of questions…

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In a filing posted Sunday, U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon for the Southern District of Florida expressed her concern over Special Counsel Jack Smith’s handling of certain sealed materials in the case against former President Donald Trump. Smith, acting as special counsel for the Department of Justice, is prosecuting Trump for allegedly mishandling classified documents taken to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, after leaving office in January 2021. Trump faces 40 felony counts in the case. Judge Cannon, a Trump appointee, raised her concerns after Smith requested that certain information be kept from the public to protect the…

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In a bombshell revelation, Congresswoman Anna Paulina Luna (R-FL) claims there are significant connections between Vice President Kamala Harris and Judge Juan Merchan, who is overseeing the hush money trial of former President Donald Trump. Luna alleges that Judge Merchan permitted Congressman Dan Goldman (D-CT) to prepare Michael Cohen as a witness. Goldman, a staunch defender of President Joe Biden, reportedly has ties to Merchan’s daughter, Loren Merchan, a Democratic operative who worked as a political consultant for his campaign. Loren Merchan is also associated with the consultant firm that managed fundraising for Harris. “Interestingly enough when Cohen started to…

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In a packed Manhattan courtroom, the ongoing hush money trial involving former President Donald Trump’s ex-lawyer, Michael Cohen, reached a pivotal moment as the defense relentlessly cross-examined him. Todd Blanche, representing Trump, meticulously dissected Cohen’s credibility before a riveted jury. Today’s session saw Blanche not just question but systematically dismantle the veracity of Cohen’s account, particularly concerning a crucial October 2016 phone call he claims was about a hush money payment to Stormy Daniels. On CNN, Anderson Cooper did not shy away when discussing the trial on his show. “I think it’s devastating. Absolutely,” Cooper remarked. “If I were a…

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A three-time juror has offered his insights into the potential dynamics at play in the criminal trial against former President Donald Trump, suggesting that the outcome may not be as predictable as some anticipate. Deroy Murdock, a Fox News contributor and political commentator, shares his experiences serving on city juries, highlighting the civic-mindedness and impartiality exhibited by most New Yorkers in the courtroom. Despite the city’s predominantly left-leaning political landscape, Murdock contends that jurors approach cases with a sense of fairness, regardless of the defendant’s political affiliation. Murdock recounts several trials where he witnessed jurors diligently weighing evidence and upholding…

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Staunch Biden defender and Congressman Dan Goldman (D-NY) made a surprising admission on MSNBC, revealing his involvement in preparing Michael Cohen for his testimony against former President Donald Trump. This revelation has been seized upon by Trump supporters as further evidence of what they perceive as a politically motivated criminal trial. During an appearance on “Morning Joe,” Goldman disclosed, “I have deposed Michael Cohen. I have met with him a number of times to prepare him.” The New York Democrat also commented on the challenges faced by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg in proving that Cohen’s payment to Stormy Daniels…

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In a significant development in the Manhattan District Attorney’s case against former President Donald Trump, his former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, delivered testimony on Monday that challenges the prosecution’s narrative surrounding hush money payments to Stormy Daniels. Cohen’s revelations, made in court, suggest that Trump was not overly concerned about the Daniels story and viewed it as irrelevant to his presidential campaign, potentially undercutting the foundation of the case against him. Cohen, a once-close confidant of Trump, has been a central figure in the legal saga surrounding the alleged hush money payments made to Daniels, a porn star who claimed…

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Former White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki faced backlash over claims in her new book, “Say More,” regarding President Joe Biden’s behavior during a ceremony honoring fallen soldiers. Psaki initially stated that Biden checked his watch only after the ceremony ended, but footage revealed him checking it multiple times during the event. Critics accused Psaki of attempting to spin the story to protect Biden’s image. The controversy prompted Psaki to acknowledge the error, stating that future copies of the book would be edited to remove the misleading detail. She emphasized that the story about Afghanistan aimed to highlight the importance…

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At a rally in Wildwood, New Jersey, Donald Trump introduced a new nickname for Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, dubbing him “Fat Alvin.” Trump criticized Bragg, accusing him of corruption and negligence in handling crime in the city. He alleged that Bragg was focusing on Trump’s legal proceedings instead of addressing rampant crime, and suggested that legal scholars have found no evidence of wrongdoing in Trump’s case. Trump’s attorney, Alina Habba, also joined in the criticism of the judicial proceedings, describing them as damaging to the justice system. She highlighted concerns about the impartiality and conflicts of interest of Judge…

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Florida’s U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon has ruled to release a third significant batch of documents in the classified documents case involving former President Donald Trump. Investigative reporter Julie Kelly reported the ruling, indicating it’s another setback for Special Counsel Jack Smith of the Biden Justice Department, who has sought to maintain redactions revealing coordination between his office, the White House, and the U.S. National Archives. Cannon’s decision will unveil two previously undisclosed defense motions: one accusing Smith of “Unlawful Piercing of Attorney-Client Privilege” and another seeking dismissal based on “Prosecutorial Misconduct and Due Process Violations.” President Trump has claimed…

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The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed Hunter Biden’s request to dismiss his gun indictment on Thursday, paving the way for a trial set for next month in Delaware. Hunter had contested three pretrial orders rejecting his motions to dismiss the case, but the appeals court ruled it lacked jurisdiction to review the matter before a final judgment. Hunter faces three gun-related charges related to his alleged purchase of a firearm while being a drug user, which violates federal law. He argued the indictment breached a previous “diversion agreement” with the government, but the appeals court found the agreement…

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A state appeals court in Georgia has agreed to hear an appeal regarding a judge’s ruling allowing Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis to continue prosecuting former President Donald Trump and 19 co-defendants. The decision, made by the Georgia Court of Appeals on Wednesday, responds to a motion filed by Trump’s attorneys seeking a review of Judge Scott McAfee’s decision in March, which permitted Willis to remain on the case as long as her subordinate and romantic partner, Nathan Wade, resigned. Wade ultimately resigned days later, prompting the appeal. Attorney Steve Sadow announced the court’s decision on X, marking a…

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Tuesday didn’t start off well for Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg as his star witness, adult film star Stormy Daniels, faced criticism for her demeanor on the stand. During her testimony, Daniels attempted to lighten the mood with jokes, but her efforts fell flat with the jury. CNN panelists didn’t hold back in their assessment of Daniels’ behavior, highlighting her attempts at humor and noting the jury’s lack of response. Kaitlan Collins pointed out moments where Daniels seemed to be scripted, trying to elicit reactions from the jury, but to no avail. Jake Tapper emphasized the jury’s seriousness in their…

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Former Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker recently provided a critical analysis of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s prosecution of former President Donald Trump. The case, focusing on alleged payments made prior to the 2016 presidential election, has garnered significant attention. Testimonies from key figures such as former Trump Organization controller Jeffrey McConney, ex-attorney Michael Cohen, and adult film star Stormy Daniels are central to the prosecution’s strategy. During McConney’s recent testimony, the prosecution aimed to lay the groundwork for upcoming testimonies from Daniels and Cohen. The anticipated narratives from Daniels are expected to shed light on payments allegedly orchestrated by…

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The latest development in former President Donald Trump’s classified documents case has revealed significant discrepancies in the handling of crucial evidence by Special Counsel Jack Smith’s team. In a legal filing released on Friday, Smith’s team quietly admitted that certain documents seized from Mar-a-Lago were altered or jumbled after being seized by the FBI, leading to two different chronologies: one digitally scanned and another reflecting the physical order in the boxes. The filing acknowledged that personnel had accessed the boxes for various reasons, including compliance with court orders and investigative purposes. It revealed that the order of items within some…

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The second week of testimony in Donald Trump’s hush money case came to a close on Friday, leaving Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office facing ongoing challenges in the trial. As the prosecution prepares for crucial testimony from Michael Cohen, Trump’s former attorney, who facilitated the $130,000 payment to Stormy Daniels, the case continues to unfold. Earlier today, jury consultant Carolyn Koch provided an insightful assessment of the obstacles facing Bragg’s team in this high-profile trial. The prosecution’s key evidence revolves around recordings and testimony from Cohen, particularly a tape discussing a potential deal involving Playboy model Karen McDougal’s story…

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In a twist of legal maneuvering, the Daily Wire has reportedly obtained a gag order against its former host, Candace Owens, amid public negotiations for a debate between Owens and Ben Shapiro on Israel and antisemitism. The development was first brought to light by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald. Owens, known for her outspoken nature, parted ways with the Daily Wire in March following disputes over her criticisms of U.S. financing of Israel and her comments regarding Israel’s military actions in Gaza, which she labeled as “genocidal.” The fallout set the stage for what was anticipated to be a heated…

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Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis found herself at the center of attention once again, but this time for an unintended wardrobe malfunction during a public speaking engagement over the weekend. The incident occurred at the “Cocktails & Conversation” event organized by the National Association of Black County Officials (NABCO) in Miami’s vibrant Overtown neighborhood. As Willis, renowned for her legal battles over election interference involving former President Donald Trump, took the stage as the special guest, an awkward moment unfolded. While adjusting her position on stage, Willis accidentally exposed her underwear, momentarily drawing attention away from the discussion. However,…

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In a fiery exchange on MSNBC’s airwaves, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi clashed with anchor Katy Tur over the economic legacy of former President Donald Trump. The confrontation unfolded during a segment discussing job creation under President Joe Biden’s administration. Pelosi, emphasizing Biden’s job creation achievements, asserted, “[Biden] created 9 million jobs in his term in office. Donald Trump has the worst record of job loss of any President. So we just have to make sure people know.” However, Tur interjected, pointing out the context of major job losses during Trump’s tenure, attributing them largely to the Covid-19 pandemic. This comment…

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In a significant development in the Mar-a-Lago case involving former President Donald Trump, a Florida U.S. District Judge has ordered the release of several pretrial motions submitted by Trump’s attorneys. Among these is a motion to dismiss filed in February, accusing special counsel Jack Smith of “selective and vindictive prosecution.” This move sheds light on the defense team’s strategy to argue that the steps taken by Smith, the FBI, and the National Archives to obtain classified documents violated Trump’s civil liberties. Investigative reporter Julie Kelly first noticed this development, noting previous instances where Judge Cannon ordered the unsealing of documents…

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Former President Donald Trump has surged ahead of President Biden in CNN’s latest presidential survey, marking the widest margin in the survey’s history. In a direct matchup, Trump maintains a solid 49 percent support, while President Biden’s backing has slipped to 43 percent from 45 percent earlier this year. Assessing job performance, 55 percent of respondents now view Trump’s first term as successful, a significant increase from the 44 percent who deemed it a failure shortly after he left office. Conversely, just 39 percent see President Biden’s presidency as a success, with a staggering 61 percent labeling it a failure.…

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The U.S. Supreme Court was abuzz with heated arguments on Thursday as former President Donald Trump’s immunity claims took center stage, with an attorney for the president engaging in a fiery exchange with Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson. In a dramatic moment captured in circulating audio, attorney D. John Sauer delivered a masterclass on presidential expectations around criminal culpability, invoking historical figures like Benjamin Franklin and President George Washington. Pushing back against Justice Jackson’s concerns about the potential for unchecked presidential wrongdoing, Sauer asserted that the concept of presidential immunity has been ingrained in American governance for over two centuries. Jackson’s…

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Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg could be treading on thin ice if he hinges his case against former President Donald Trump primarily on his ties to the National Enquirer, according to a CNN panel dissecting the ongoing trial. In the wake of the second day of arguments in Trump’s hush money trial, analysts like former Trump attorney Tim Parlatore cautioned against over-reliance on the Enquirer’s involvement. Prosecutors had sought to introduce David Pecker, the former publisher of the tabloid, who testified about a strategy known as “catch and kill” used to bury potentially damaging stories about Trump during the 2016…

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Minnesota Democratic State Senator Nicole Mitchell, 49, found herself on the wrong side of the law after allegedly embarking on a lengthy journey to burglarize a residence hundreds of miles from her district. Reported by The New York Post, Mitchell, representing Woodbury, a suburb of the Twin Cities, was apprehended by authorities under suspicion of first-degree burglary in Detroit Lakes, a considerable 220 miles away from her constituency. The arrest was prompted by a homeowner reporting an ongoing break-in at the property, as per local media accounts. As of Monday afternoon, Mitchell, a former TV weather reporter and Air National…

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Despite his ongoing legal battles, former President Donald Trump is poised for a significant financial windfall. With an expected acquisition of 36 million additional shares in Trump Media & Technology Group, his net worth could soar by over $1 billion. This impressive surge in wealth stems from an “earn out” provision in the merger deal that birthed Trump Media & Technology Group, the parent company of Truth Social. According to CNBC, this provision rewards Trump with additional shares based on the company’s stock performance, provided certain benchmarks are met. For Trump to qualify for the bonus shares, shares of Trump…

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Sidney Powell, the firebrand attorney famed for her unyielding defense of former President Donald Trump’s claims of election malfeasance in 2020, has scored a legal victory. The Fifth District of Texas Court of Appeals, comprised of three Democratic judges, has unanimously dismissed all allegations of professional misconduct lodged against her by the State Bar of Texas. Powell, 68, a former federal prosecutor, rose to prominence for her involvement in high-stakes legal battles and her pivotal role on Trump’s legal squad. She’s been a vocal proponent of the belief that the 2020 United States presidential election was marred by widespread fraud.…

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Four whistleblowers with the D.C. National Guard made a number of disturbing revelations when testifying before the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday. The committee heard testimony from Command Sergeant Major Michael Brooks, who is now retired but continues to serve with the Compliance and Adjudication Division of the Office of Information and Communications, Technology, and Services of the Bureau of Industry and Security. “I served as the command senior enlisted leader of the D.C. National Guard from December 2017 to December of 2022. As the most senior noncommissioned officer in the organization, I reported directly to the commanding general ……

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President Biden’s visit to a Sheetz gas station in Moon Township, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday received a subdued reception, with the mostly empty store offering a stark contrast to the enthusiastic crowds seen at recent stops by former President Trump. Arriving at the Sheetz location in the Pittsburgh area, Biden’s motorcade pulled up to find a quiet atmosphere. The president, sporting his signature aviators, entered the mostly empty store, where he briefly chatted with a child and greeted a small group of customers in line. At the counter, Biden paid for takeout bags with cash and posed for a picture with…

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Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has released a trove of emails shedding light on the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic. These emails, made public by Sen. Paul on Tuesday, reveal communications between key figures at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and EcoHealth Alliance, a nonprofit involved in global health research. The emails discuss the potential to map the genomes of over 700 coronaviruses and involve discussions about a collection of 15,000 samples from Wuhan. Notably, some of these discussions were conducted using personal email accounts, raising concerns about transparency and accountability. In response to these revelations, a subpoena was issued…

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Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis faces escalating scrutiny over her office’s handling of funds and legal proceedings, with her recent attempt to dismiss an open records lawsuit adding fuel to the controversy. Willis, who leads the prosecution against former President Donald Trump and others in a high-profile election interference case, is embroiled in a legal battle regarding the disclosure of communications within her office. Just the News filed a complaint earlier this year, alleging that Willis’ office violated the Georgia Open Records Act by withholding records detailing interactions with White House and Department of Justice officials. In response to…

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Special counsel Jack Smith suffered a devastating blow in his cases against former President Donald Trump on Monday, this time at the hands of the judge overseeing Trump’s hush money case. Manhattan Judge Juan Merchan warned President Trump at the start of his trial that he could be placed under arrest if he fails to appear without providing a reason. The order essentially locks the Republican leader into appearing every single day until his first criminal trial is over, a process that could stretch weeks, a month, or even longer depending on the amount of evidence and number of witnesses.…

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In a highly anticipated trial revolving around allegations of hush money payments, former President Donald Trump is pursuing an unusual legal strategy by seeking permission to participate personally in sidebar conversations, a departure from typical courtroom proceedings. As jury selection looms, attention is riveted on the trial, not only due to its prominent defendant but also because of the unprecedented legal tactics being employed. Trump’s legal team underscored his request to join sidebar discussions, typically reserved for private exchanges between the judge and attorneys, during Monday’s proceedings. Such conversations often involve sensitive matters not meant for public disclosure, and traditionally,…

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In a recent interview, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), who is set to retire in November, hinted at withholding his support for President Biden in the upcoming election. When asked by MSNBC’s Katy Tur about endorsing Biden, Manchin suggested that Biden needs to take action on certain issues, particularly immigration. Manchin expressed concern over the administration’s handling of the border situation, stating, “I think he needs to move. I really do. I think the people want [him] to say, we made a mistake at the border, a big mistake at the border, but he’s willing to fix it.” He referenced a…

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A former employee of Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has come forward with allegations of potential misuse of federal funds, stirring controversy over the handling of anti-gang resources in the pursuit of politically motivated trials. Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) revealed the whistleblower’s claims, indicating that they are under investigation by the House Oversight Committee following findings of “inconsistencies” in the reporting of federal funds by Willis’s office. The allegations add fuel to the ongoing scrutiny surrounding Willis’s prosecution efforts, particularly in cases related to former President Donald Trump. According to Jordan, the whistleblower has provided vital information to both…

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Special Counsel Jack Smith has ignited controversy with statements suggesting he may bypass a potential adverse ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court concerning crucial obstruction charges against former President Donald Trump. The controversy revolves around a statute central to numerous cases stemming from the January 6 Capitol breach. On Monday, Smith filed a legal brief addressing whether a former president can face criminal prosecution for actions taken while in office. At the heart of the matter is whether former President Trump is entitled to presidential immunity from criminal prosecution for official acts performed during his tenure. Smith argued that a…

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) has turned its focus to Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis amid allegations of financial mismanagement, a situation that coincides with her prominent role in investigating former President Donald Trump. The DOJ has initiated an inquiry into Willis’s handling of federal grant funds following whistleblower allegations of financial irregularities. The probe comes at a critical juncture, intersecting with Willis’s high-profile investigation into Trump’s actions during the 2020 Georgia election. The inquiry centers on the alleged misuse of a $488,000 grant earmarked for gang prevention efforts in Fulton County. Whistleblower Amanda Timpson, who claims she was…

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Former President Donald J. Trump is back in the spotlight after sharing a letter from adult film actress Stormy Daniels, dated 2018, in which she denies having had an affair with him. Trump posted the letter on Truth Social, his social media platform, early Wednesday, prompting questions about its potential impact on ongoing investigations into allegations of hush money payments. In the letter, addressed “To Whom It May Concern,” Daniels unequivocally denies the affair, refuting previous speculation that her denial was motivated by financial compensation. She states, “I am denying this affair because it never happened,” challenging the narrative that…

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