Donald Trump's Bedtime Stories
You can go to bed tonight confident that we have at least one, maybe several days, before the reported unprecedented arrest of the former president. Plus, why Marjorie Taylor Greene opposes protests.
Hi, and thanks for checking in before bedtime on this Sunday night, March 19, 2023. I hope your weekend was relaxing, as was mine, and if you had to work, that you are taking good care of yourself. Another Monday is just minutes away! A reminder: If you’re not already a paid subscriber, you can get 50% off a one year subscription if you subscribe before this Saturday, March 25!
Here Now the News:
WHAT A WEEK THIS WILL BE: Brace yourself for what’s to come!
A grand jury in Manhattan reportedly will hear from at least one more witness in its investigation of former President Donald J. Trump for allegedly approving an illegal payment of hush money prior to the 2016 election to buy the silence of former adult film actress Stormy Daniels. She claims she had a sexual affair with Trump, who is also facing felony charges for recording that payment as “legal expenses.” —NBC News
Trump announced on social media he expects to be arrested Tuesday. His lawyer said that was a guess, not actual information. —USA Today
Trump also called for his supporters to protest his potential arrest.
Manhattan D.A. Alvin Bragg says in an internal email he won’t be intimidated. —Associated Press
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R- Ga.) and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) broke with Trump in recommending against protests.
MTG EXPLAINS HERSELF: In an interview with The Daily Beast, the MAGA-congresswoman expressed worry about a repeat of the events of Jan. 6, which Rep. Greene claims was infiltrated by federal agents.
“There are a lot of concerns about protests because of people like Ray Epps and Scaffold Commander. There are a lot of reasons to believe there were feds or fed assets instigating the riot at the Capitol on January 6th.”
Greene also told The Daily Beast that she firmly believes Trump supporters have the right to peacefully protest while making clear her objection to Trump protests lie with “federal agents [who] infiltrate political movements and attempt to incite political violence.”
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy similarly called for Americans to refrain from protesting, telling reporters during a House GOP retreat, “I don’t think people should protest this, no.” McCarthy added: “And I think President Trump, if you talk to him, he doesn’t believe that either.” WTF??
CHINA’S LEADER WILL PAY A VISIT TO RUSSIA IN SUPPORT OF PUTIN TOMORROW: Xi Jinping will lend morale support, but will he arm Russia in its war against Ukraine? —Washington Post
PUTIN VISITED OCCUPIED UKRAINE AND CRIMEA THIS WEEKEND: CBS News
HE EVEN DROVE HIMSELF AROUND BOMBED-OUT MARIUPOL: BBC
STOCK FUTURES RISE FOLLOWING USB PURCHASE OF CREDIT SUISSE: CNBC
NEW STUDY REVEALS 186 MORE BANKS AT RISK OF COLLAPSE: USA Today
WHAT A MUSSELMAN! Arkansas men’s basketball coach Eric Musselman showed off his muscles as he celebrated the team’s upset victory over the defending national champions, the Kansas Jayhawks. The No. 8 Razorbacks topped the Jayhawks 72-71 Saturday. The 58-year-old coach jumped onto the press table and ripped off his red polo shirt, exciting the crowd. —Fox News
UPDATE ON OUT GAY NCAA TRAILBLAZER DERRICK GORDON: In a story I wrote for the Los Angeles Blade about Maryland head coach Kevin Willard, I’ve provided an update on the former college hoops player for Seton Hall, Derrick “Flash” Gordon, who was the first player in men’s college basketball to come out as gay. He recently quit pro sports and has also found love!
UPDATED ANTI-TRANS LEGISLATION MAP: Journalist Erin Reed has the latest look at what’s happening from coast to coast in her excellent Substack, Erin In The Morning. You should subscribe!
Star Trek Corner
JERI RYAN’S CHARACTER IN STAR TREK PICARD PROVIDES A QUICK LESSON ON THE IMPORTANCE OF AVOIDING “DEADNAMING:” Collider
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That’s all for tonight. I’ll be back tomorrow morning with another look at the news you need to rise up and start your day. Until then… Good night, and good luck!
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