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donald trump social media deal: Architect of Donald Trump’s social media deal sues to block transaction

A former executive of the blank-check acquisition vehicle that plans to take Donald Trump's social media company public sued to block the deal until he obtained a larger payout, according to a lawsuit docketed on Thursday in Delaware.ARC Global Investments II, which is controlled by Patrick Orlando, said it was being short-changed the amount of stock it should receive in Digital World Acquisition Corp (DWAC) once it merged with the former president's Trump Media & Technology Group Corp (TMTG).Elevate Your Tech Prowess…

Trump Lawyer Says Pre-Election Classified Docs Trial Would Be ‘Unfair’

The start date for the Florida trial on Donald Trump‘s mishandling of classified documents is in the hands of a judge the former president appointed to the federal circuit. The trial, currently scheduled to begin May 20, is likely to be delayed after prosecutors and defense attorneys met at a federal courthouse in Fort Pierce, Florida, on Friday. U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon, appointed by Trump to the Southern District of Florida in 2020, said the timeline proposed by prosecutors for a trial this summer…

Trump Floats National Abortion Ban, Claims He’s ‘On the Side of Women’

"I’m hearing about 15 weeks. I haven’t decided yet," said Trump during a Fox News interview with Sean Hannity After it was reported that Trump intends to support a national abortion ban, the Republican primary frontrunner floated the idea of a 15-week ban during a Fox News interview at the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas on Thursday. When discussing support for in vitro fertilization (which GOP lawmakers claimed to support, then blocked a bill this week to protect IVF access nationwide), Trump

‘Languages Are Coming Into Our Country’

The former president kicked off his appearance in Eagle Pass, Texas, with a heavy dose of xenophobia Both Donald Trump and President Joe Biden addressed migration across the southern border during dual visits to Texas on Thursday. Trump spoke in Eagle Pass, a border town in the Rio Grande Valley that has become a flashpoint recently due to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s dispatch of the Texas National Guard to wrest control from U.S. Border Patrol agents.  During his speech, Trump said that Biden

U.S. Rep. Yadira Caraveo unveils migrant bills that would help Denver

U.S. Rep. Yadira Caraveo of Colorado unveiled a package of migrant-related bills in the House Thursday that aim to break a partisan logjam on immigration reform and would assist cities like Denver that have shouldered unforeseen costs. The congresswoman, who represents Colorado’s most heavily Latino congressional district, said her aim is to help interior cities deal with sheltering and other costs in one of two bills she’s leading. Other bills she’s joined as a co-sponsor would shorten the time migrants must wait for…

Ranked-Choice Voting is MAGA’s Latest Target

This article is being published in partnership with the watchdog group Documented. An organized and well-funded network of right-wing groups is spending countless millions attacking a bipartisan election reform that could threaten the MAGA political project.  Ranked-choice voting — which allows voters to rank candidates in order of preference, rather than just selecting one — has been used in state and federal elections in Alaska and Maine, and has been gaining momentum in dozens of other states and…

Supreme Court Will Rule on Trump Election Interference Immunity

The Supreme Court has agreed to take up rule on whether Donald Trump is immune from prosecution in the Justice Department’s election interference case. The decision means a high-profile trial will be further delayed — if it even takes place at all. The court will begin hearing oral arguments on April 22. The Justice Department indicted Trump last August over his efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election. The former president has spent recent months trying to get the case thrown out, arguing he is immune…

Where to Buy Online, Overview

Just in time for Trump's upcoming trials, a new book has been released compiling (and definitively explaining) the former president's indictments If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, Rolling Stone may receive an affiliate commission. Last year, Donald Trump made history as the first former president to face criminal indictment. Now, anyone looking to better understand, remember, celebrate the historic moment can pick up this new book: The

Trump May Have to Sell Property to Cover NY Fine, Lawyers Say

The former president can’t pay his $454 million civil penalty, so he offered a meager $100 million bond instead In response to the $454 million penalty levied against Donald Trump in his New York civil fraud case, the former president offered to pay a $100 million bond — less than a quarter of what he owes.  In a court filing Wednesday, attorneys for Trump called the $454 million an “unprecedented and unconstitutional sum” coupled with the “draconian injunctive relief” for the payment. His

Supreme Court Will Decide What Free Speech Means on Social Media

The Supreme Court is hearing two cases on Monday that could set new precedents around free speech on social media platforms. The cases challenge two similar laws from Florida and Texas, respectively, which aim to reduce “Silicon Valley censorship” on social media, much like Elon Musk has done at X in the last year.Twitter Verification is a Hot Mess“Silencing conservative views is un-American, it’s un-Texan and it’s about to be illegal,” said Texas Governor Greg Abbott on X in 2021, announcing one of the laws the Supreme…