HAZEL PARK, Mich. — FBI agents have raided a Hazel Park home while investigating threats to the judge and defense lawyers in the Gov. Gretchen Whitmer kidnapping conspiracy trial, The Detroit News has learned. Agents are investigating threats directed at several people, including Chief U.S. District Judge Robert Jonker and defense lawyers Josh Blanchard and Christopher Gibbons, according to two sources familiar with the investigation who were not authorized to speak publicly about the probe. Jonker is presiding over the trial and the attorneys represent accused plot ringleaders Barry Croft and...
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Michael Cohen spoke out after the guilty verdict against the Trump Organization on Tuesday. A jury convicted the company of 17 charges involving tax fraud and other forms of financial wrongdoing.
"Despite the quick and accurate determination by the jury convicting the Trump Organization on all counts, once again the man behind all the decisions and actions at the company escapes culpability," Cohen told Raw Story in a statement.
Trump has been ranting for the past several weeks that his actions over the past 15 years were just "fringe benefits" that all companies do. It doesn't, however, mean that it is legal.
Speaking to MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace after the verdict was announced, Cohen explained that he was shocked that Allen "Weisselberg has been less than truthful, despite the potential consequences of a lengthy prison sentence."
Weisselberg made was that he would tell the truth and if he didn't, he would be sent to prison for much longer than just a few months. Testifying before the court, Weisselberg refused to cooperate and did not fully implicate Donald Trump. Weisselberg even went so far as to say that he was the one responsible for the fringe benefits. The jury, however, found that Weisselberg was lying, finding the Trump Org. guilty of a company-wide conspiracy.
Cohen also mentioned the recently renewed investigation in Alvin Bragg's Manhattan District Attorney's Office.
He explained that he's spoken with the DA's office more than a dozen times and that it has made Trump "very nervous."
"Without getting into the specifics, I don't think it's right for the case, especially as it looks like there might be a case being brought. I can tell you he should be very uncomfortable. Alvin Bragg to have looking at this new attorney Matthew Colangelo, he really should be quite concerned," Cohen closed.
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On Tuesday, WMBF reported that the FBI is investigating a hoax bomb threat called into a restaurant in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina that was hosting a drag queen event.
"The Myrtle Beach Police Department said officers responded to the Mr. Fish location on Sunday after the threats were reported," said the report. "'Right now, a lot of people are angry,' said a performer at the event, who did not want to be identified. 'As much as I want to be strong about it and not let hate win, it kind of wants me to rethink a little bit. I’ve been doing this for over 30 years. A lot of raw emotions right now.' After authorities evacuated the restaurant to search for explosives, they said nothing was found."
"A Facebook post from Mr. Fish shows that the restaurant was hosting a 'Drag Me to Brunch' event early Sunday afternoon. It isn’t clear if the threat was directly related to the event," said the report. "Officials said an investigation is now underway to determine the source of the hoax, with the involvement of the FBI."
“It's just really sad for me and breaks my heart that people are targeting businesses in the area,” said local Pride leader Terry Livingston, who added that groups in South Carolina are pushing for the state to adopt a hate crime law — as one of only two states that doesn't have one on the books.
While the motivate hasn't yet been proven, drag shows around the country have been targeted with threats and harassment after a campaign of demonization against them by Republican lawmakers, some of whom have even claimed with no basis these events are sexually "grooming" children.
These incidents have led to an atmosphere of fear and suspicion. Some on social media have even speculated that this week's attack on a series of North Carolina substations that plunged portions of the state into blackouts may have been motivated by a local drag show in Moore County, although state officials have stressed that the motive for the attack has not yet been established.
MIAMI — Miami has submitted a bid to host the 2028 Republican National Convention at the city’s downtown arena. The bid comes at a time when Florida’s rightward shift stands out in the U.S. national political map, and as Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, a Republican, mulls a potential 2024 presidential bid. Emails obtained by the Miami Herald through a public records request show the RNC invited the city to bid in July. In September, a senior adviser to Miami City Manager Art Noriega submitted the city’s first formal bid to host the event where the GOP will select its nominee for the 2028 president...