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In an announcement made Wednesday morning, Putin called for a mobilization of Russian reserves to assist in the country's months-long war in Ukraine that has recently seen Russian forces dealt major defeats.
Putin also warned Western nations helping Ukraine that he was not afraid to use his nation's arsenal of nuclear weapons if needed.
While many foreign policy analysts saw this as a sign of desperation on Putin's part, Trump used the Russian president's speech to lob an attack on President Joe Biden.
"President Putin of Russia is now threatening the use of Nuclear Weapons, saying 'It is not a bluff,'" Trump wrote on Truth Social. "The Ukrainian conflict should never have happened, and would not have happened if I were President. But as I have made very clear for quite some time, this could now end up being World War III."
Trump effusively praised Putin at the start of Russia's invasion, which he described as a "genius" move. Months later, Russia has little to show for the tens of thousands of casualties suffered by its military, which earlier this month was driven out of key regions in Eastern Ukraine.
NEW YORK — A detainee who tried to escape by jumping from a jail barge in the Bronx into the East River has died, the Daily News has learned. Gregory Acevedo, 48, jumped from the rooftop recreation yard at the Vernon C. Bain Center in Hunt’s Point about 11:44 a.m. Tuesday after climbing a fence and crawling through razor wire in an escape attempt. At 5:50 a.m. Wednesday, city Correction Department higher ups were alerted Acevedo had died, internal documents obtained by The News show. The Correction Department has not confirmed the death and has said nothing since issuing a terse statement on t...
New York attorney general Letitia James has filed a civil fraud lawsuit against Donald Trump, according to court records.
The state attorney general filed the lawsuit against the former president, his three eldest children, the Trump Organization and other individuals associated with operating the family-owned business and other Trump-associated entities.
Trump's inner circle had been expecting the lawsuit as the result of her years-long investigation into asset valuations at his real estate company and other allegedly fraudulent activities.
The attorney general believes Trump and his co-defendants violated state and local laws and referred the case to the U.S. attorney's office for the Southern District of New York and the Internal Revenue Service.
She is seeking $250 million in allegedly ill-gotten proceeds and to permanently ban Trump and his eldest children from serving as the director of any business registered in New York state.
All four members of the Trump family have sat for sworn depositions with James, who is facing re-election in November.