WASHINGTON — As thousands of anti-regime protesters gathered outside the White House just before midnight Monday to mark the 26th of July with a candlelight vigil, Alex Perez and Chris Cruz stood off to the side and smiled at the scene. “I’m 27 and I never thought I would live to see something like this,” said Perez, a Hialeah resident who came to the United States from Cuba seven years ago. “We need to make sure there’s pressure for people who didn’t have to go through what I went through to know what’s going on in Cuba.” Perez and Cruz made plans weeks ago to come to Washington for a planned...
'More to come': Former president promises to sue 'Fake News media' after he goes after NYT and his own niece
Former president Donald Trump filed a lawsuit against The New York Times and his own niece, Mary Trump, for what his attorneys call an "insidious plot to obtain confidential and highly-sensitive records," where the younger Trump "smuggle[d] records out of her attorney's office and turn[ed] them over to The Times."
But this could only be the beginning. According to an update from The Daily Beast on Wednesday, Trump may have plans to file more suits against the media.
"After the filing of the suit, a spokesperson for Donald Trump issued a somewhat cryptic statement on his behalf suggesting more litigation could be on the horizon," reported Maxwell Tani and Harry Siegel. "'More to come, including on other people, and Fake News media,' it said."
The records Trump is suing over refer to tax information used by The Times in a bombshell 2020 article detailing the Trump family's business losses and tax-dodging schemes. Trump and other members of his family allege this was protected by a confidentiality agreement Mary Trump signed in 2001 during a dispute over the will of Trump's father, although a judge already found the agreement too vague to stop the release of her memoir.
"Trump himself is the target of a lawsuit linked to the estate dispute," noted the Beast. "Shortly after Mary Trump's book was published, she sued the then-president; his sister, retired federal appeals court Judge Maryanne Trump Barry; and the executor of the estates of his late brother Robert, accusing them of stealing millions of dollars from her after the 1981 death of her father, Frederick Trump Jr."
In a strange story, MAGA lawyer John Pierce, the man who has agreed to help many of the Jan. 6 insurrectionists, is making a unique case to get his client free from pre-trial lockup.
In his attempt to get Oath Keeper Kenneth Harrelson out of prison, Pierce claimed that his client had COVID-19. The problem he ran into was that the medical records state pretty clearly that he doesn't have COVID.
Prosecutors responded using medical records to confirm that the motion for release on medical grounds was false.
"The motion asserts that the defendant is acutely suffering from a particular viral infection," Pierce wrote in the motion with medical reports. "However, the defendant's medical records show that he is not suffering from an infection; rather, the defendant has antibodies for that virus, indicating that he has immunity from that virus, (based on either a vaccine or a prior infection)."
The motion went on to cite medical chart entries from August 24, 2021, noting that Harrelson said he wasn't concerned about his virus status while his wife who checked his lab results said that she was concerned. "He has no medical complaints."
A Texas man bit through a hospital security guard's thumb after he was asked to wear a mask.
Chad Staelens went inside Kell West in Wichita Falls around 11:45 a.m. on Monday morning without a mask, police said, and a security guard asked him multiple times to cover his face as a precaution against the coronavirus, reported Texomas Homepage.
"It's hospital policy to wear a mask inside," the guard said multiple times.
But the 37-year-old Staelens continued walking inside the hospital, where he was confronted again by the guard, who raised his hands to prevent the other man from poking him in the face.
That's when Staelens bit the guard's thumb all the way the through to the bone.
Staelens was arrested and charged with assault on a public servant, which is a third-degree felony.
It's at least the second thumb-related assault for Staelens, who was convicted of assault in 2018 after grabbing a woman's thumb and bending it backward.
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