By Andrew Chung (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to examine the legality of one of former President Donald Trump's hardline immigration rules that bars immigrants deemed likely to require government benefits from obtaining legal permanent residency. President Joe Biden, who has criticized Trump's immigration approach, is widely expected to dump the so-called "public charge" rule. The justices agreed to take up an appeal that the Trump administration had filed of a lower court ruling that found the rule likely violated federal immigration and administrative law by impermissib...
On Tuesday, Forbes reported that Eric Trump's attorney representing him in New York State's civil fraud suit against the Trump family business has resigned.
"Marc Mukasey of Mukasey Frenchman LLP informed a New York state Supreme Court judge in Manhattan that he was withdrawing from the case on Sept. 14," reported Zach Everson. "The move comes one day after a judge's order to seal a stipulation between the parties was filed. Before that agreement, the docket shows no activity in this case since January. It's not clear if there's any connection between the agreement and Mukasey's departure."
"Mukasey declined to comment on the record for this story," said the report. "He has represented Eric Trump in the case since it was filed in August 2020. Eric and representatives from the Trump Organization have not replied to inquiries."
According to the report, Mukasey has also represented a number of clients in other high-profile cases, including Eddie Gallagher, an accused war criminal pardoned by former President Donald Trump.
Eric Trump has denied all wrongdoing in the case, which alleges the Trump Organization improperly inflated the value of assets to get more favorable loans. He has accused New York Attorney General Letitia James of "prosecutorial misconduct."
In addition to the civil suit, the Trump Organization and its longtime CFO Allen Weisselberg face criminal fraud charges for allegedly paying out non-monetary benefits to top officials, including car leases and rent-free housing in Trump properties, without paying taxes on the value of those benefits.
'Oh my God Jesus': Paul Ryan floored when he learned of Trump White House chaos — according to Woodward book
It was during the time of the 2018 omnibus spending bill going to President Donald Trump's administration and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R) was furious after hearing Fox News pundits trash it on the morning shows, the new book Peril said from the Washington Post's Bob Woodward and Robert Costa.
Then-Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) was coming to the White House for a meeting. He anticipated a normal meeting with the president but what he got was far from it. Trump began yelling the second he entered, the book describes. He was threatening to veto it, sending the government into a shutdown.
"This is a terrible deal! Who signed off on this piece of sh*t?" Trump raged. "This is a piece of shi*, a bad f*cking deal. The wall! It's not in here!"
Ryan explained he had to sign the bill because Congress had just passed it. The book describes it as a kind of last-minute freakout because Trump hadn't been paying attention to the negotiations and just discovered the budget because of his morning Fox News viewing.
"I mean, we discussed this already. This is the military. This is the rebuild. This is veterans," said Ryan.
"Who the hell approved that?" Trump continued to rage as no one responded. This went on for an hour until Ryan finally asked if he'd sign it or not. Trump said yes.
But it was what happened after Ryan left the Oval Office that revealed the most about Trump and the White House. It was March 2018 and they'd already been in office for over a year, but apparently, Ryan never spent that much time there.
After Trump left Ryan asked Marc Short, an adviser to Mike Pence who took over legislative matters for Trump, "What the hell was that?"
"It's like this every day around here," Short said according to the book.
"Oh my God. Jesus," Ryan replied. He had no idea.
The year before, after Trump's notorious "both sides" comment about the Charlottesville riots, Ryan was on the side of a mountain in Colorado hiking with his family. One of his secret service team members handed him a satellite phone because he had to dictate a refutation of Trump's comments. Yet, seven months later, Ryan still didn't fully understand what he was dealing with.
Speaking to MSNBC on Monday night, Dr. Mary Trump alleged it was absurd because if they were paying even the slightest bit of attention they would have known what to expect from Trump.
Less than a month after the Oval Office confrontation, Ryan announced his retirement at the age of just 48 and after being the Speaker for only a few years.
The new book Peril is on sale now and details some of the most bizarre moments in the Trump White House.
Trump claims to know more about war than 'dope' Gen. Milley: 'I understand this stuff better than anybody'
Former President Donald Trump said this week that the man who he appointed as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is a "dope."
During an interview on Glenn Beck's radio show, Trump responded to reports that Milley had assured China that he would give an advanced warning if the then-president tried to start a nuclear war.
"So I learned early on that he was a dope," Trump said, recalling the Milley had apologized for participating in a 2020 political photo-op outside the White House.
Trump also complained that Milley had not wanted to retrieve "every nail" from Afghanistan before completing the withdrawal.
"He said, 'Sir, it's cheaper to leave it than it is to bring it,'" Trump remarked. "I'm a construction guy so I understand this stuff better than anybody."
"I said, 'I've got to tell you, you've got to be nuts,'" he added. "It was amazing."
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