Trump Latest News Update
Former President Donald Trump has been making headlines recently with his ongoing legal battles and political activities. Here’s a rundown of the latest Trump news on the controversial figure.
The Trump Organization Indictment
In July 2021, the Trump Organization and its CFO, Allen Weisselberg, were indicted on charges of tax fraud and grand larceny. The charges stem from an alleged scheme to avoid paying taxes on employee benefits, such as apartments and cars. Trump himself was not indicted, but the investigation is ongoing. The former president has called the charges a “witch hunt” and denied any wrongdoing.
Trump’s Political Activities
Despite the legal troubles, Trump remains a prominent figure in the Republican Party. He has endorsed several candidates in upcoming elections and has hinted at a potential 2024 presidential run. In June 2021, he held a rally in Ohio where he reiterated his false claims of election fraud and criticized President Biden’s policies. Trump’s influence on the party continues to be a topic of debate among Republicans.
The January 6th Capitol Riot
The aftermath of the January 6th Capitol riot continues to be a major issue for Trump. In May 2021, House Republicans voted to remove Rep. Liz Cheney from her leadership position after she criticized Trump’s role in the riot. In July 2021, the House Select Committee investigating the riot requested that several of Trump’s allies, including former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and former advisor Steve Bannon, testify about their involvement. Trump himself has been accused of inciting the riot with his rhetoric leading up to the event.
Donald Trump remains a polarizing figure in American politics. His legal battles and political activities continue to make headlines, and his influence on the Republican Party remains a topic of debate. As the investigations into his actions and the January 6th Capitol riot continue, it remains to be seen what the future holds for the former president.