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Watch live: New York Attorney General to reportedly announce law enforcement action related to Trump
New York Attorney General Letitia James is making what her office has described as a "major announcement" on Wednesday. According to Daily Beast reporter Jose Pagliery, James "is about to announce law enforcement action related to former President Donald Trump."
The announcement is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. ET.
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Last month, the former president took to his Truth Social platform to launch a barrage of attacks on James, branding her a "racist" attorney general who is "trying to 'get Trump.'"
James is conducting "a continuation of the greatest Witch Hunt in U.S. history!" Trump wrote. "My great company, and myself, are being attacked from all sides. Banana Republic!"
James suspects the Trump Organization fraudulently overstated the value of real estate properties when applying for bank loans, while understating them with the tax authorities in order to pay less in taxes.
Trump and his eldest children, Donald Jr and Ivanka, had been due to start testifying under oath in July but the depositions were postponed due to the death of the former president's first wife.
The Trumps have denied any wrongdoing, and the former Republican leader has charged that the probe is politically motivated.
If James, an African-American Democrat, finds any evidence of financial misconduct, she can sue the Trump Organization for damages but can not file criminal charges, as it is a civil investigation.
Trump's son Eric hit out at James in a tweet Wednesday, saying his father was sitting "for a deposition in front of the most corrupt Attorney General in the United States."
Donald Trump on Wednesday also posted video clips of James verbally attacking Trump, calling him an "illegitimate president" and vowing a lawsuit.
James's probe is one of several legal battles in which Trump is embroiled, threatening to complicate any bid for another run for the White House in 2024.
The deposition comes on the heels of a Federal Bureau of Investigation raid on Trump's Florida residence in an escalation of legal probes into the 45th president that has set off a political firestorm.
The FBI declined to provide a reason for the raid, but US media outlets said agents were conducting a court-authorized search related to the potential mishandling of classified documents that had been sent to Mar-a-Lago after Trump left the White House in January 2021.
Peter Navarro wants QAnon pusher who held 'rape Melania' sign to be Trump's national security adviser
Former White House adviser Peter Navarro has recommended that former President Donald Trump's next national security adviser be a man who once held a "rape Melania" sign at a rally.
Politico correspondent Meridith McGraw noted on Wednesday that Navarro's included a list of potential members of a second Trump administration.
In his book, titled, "Taking Back Trump's America," Navarro suggests Gov. Ron DeSantis or former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for vice president.
Under his plan, Fox News host Jeanine Pirro would be Attorney General and Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo would take the job of press secretary.
He asked Trump to consider right-wing activist Jack Posobiec for the position of National Security Adviser.
In 2017, Posobiec reportedly tried to discredit liberal protesters by showing up to an event with a "rape Melania" sign, according to BuzzFeed News. He also pushed the false QAnon "Pizzagate" conspiracy theory that accused Hillary Clinton of running a sex trafficking ring from a restaurant.
Trump official compared former president to a Willy Wonka character with a peculiar obsession: new book
While it is no secret that former President Donald Trump was a large consumer of cable TV during his time in office, one official in the former administration reportedly likened Trump to Mike Teavee, a similarly television-obsessed character from the film "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory."
This revelation came courtesy of a new book, "The Divider: Trump in the White House, 2017-2021," by New York Times reporter Peter Baker and New Yorker writer Susan Glasser. The pair appeared on CNN to talk about their book and told host Don Lemon about several new scoops contained within its pages.
Glasser told Lemon that one of the things that struck the pair the most during their research was just how much the former president focused on TV throughout his workday. "One thing that stuck with me Don, [Trump] is obsessed with television in general, and one White House official - and this is an image that nobody's really picked up on, but I was really taken with it - this official, after observing Trump up close, told me that he was the first and only president in American history - again, this is a White House official - the first and only president in American history who defined his job to be like Mike Teavee in 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,'" she said, causing Lemon to burst into laughter.
Teavee was a young child who, in the 1971 film, was completely obsessed with television, allowing it to totally take over his entire life. His entire persona revolved around watching TV all day, and towards the end of the film, he ends up getting his wish fulfilled by being shrunk down by Willy Wonka and sent into a television set.
"That was Donald Trump, according to one of his advisors," Glasser said.
While this is obviously the most comedic revelation from the new book, Lemon also pointed to a passage in which the book reports that Trump was not only obsessed with watching conservative shows that he knew would praise him, but also liberal shows that he knew would criticize him.
While the former president consistently denied watching these outlets, he would often tweet about cable news anchors from CNN, MSNBC, and more, often responding to things that they had directly said just minutes before on TV.
Following their segments, Trump would also regularly call out people like Lemon, Anderson Cooper, and Joe Scarborough. He has notably called Lemon "the dumbest man on television" multiple times, and gave people nicknames such as "Psycho Joe" on Twitter.