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People gather in front of the New York courthouse where used to be President Trump is charged.

Large crowds gathered outside his announced indictment in Manhattan throughout the morning.

A New York grand jury has voted to indict Trump in connection with an alleged hush money payment to an adult film actress Stormy Daniels before the 2016 election.

The judge in the case rules that cameras are not allowed during the trial, but several photographers are allowed to take photos before things begin in the courtroom.

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The former president lashed out at the Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Brag late at night and accused him of leaking “the various points and complete information about the pathetic charges against me”.

He went on to say that the prosecutor should “INDICATE YOURSELF” and asked him to resign.


Trump’s attorney Joe Tacopina said on Tuesday that there would be no guilty plea from his client.

“One thing I can assure you as I sit here today: there will be no plea of ​​guilty in this case. That’s one thing I can guarantee you,” Tacopina said on Good Morning America when asked if the president would consider pleading guilty to a misdemeanor “to fix this.”


The hill did you cover what is happening with Trump’s case. Follow here.

The hills Alexander Bolton Reports on what to expect from the GOP site in the future.

“Republicans warn that the unprecedented indictment of former President Trump on multiple counts sets a dangerous precedent that will lower the bar for future political prosecutions and plunge the nation onto a dangerous precipice.” he writes.

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In Congress

Gallego takes on Sinema:

Democratic Representative from Arizona Ruben Gallego broke a record for Hispanic Senate candidates in his first quarter of fundraising when he tried to oust the former Democrat and current independent senator. Kyrsten Sinema.

Sinema hasn’t said if she’s seeking re-election, but she’s burned bridges and Gallego has faced a major challenge.

Gallego now has a huge fundraising boost.

The Hill reports, “Gallego raised $3.7 million in its first official fundraising quarter, making its launch more successful than any Latin American Senate candidate in history.”

???? In the White House

POTUS looks at the science:

President Biden is meeting with its Science and Technology Advisors today to discuss innovations and technological advances.

???? 2024

DeSantis vs Disney:

Florida governor Ron DeSantiswho isn’t so quietly testing the waters for a run for the 2024 GOP presidential bid has been dubbed “anti-business and anti-Florida” by the Disney CEO Bob Iger in their escalating feud.

Here’s how Appointment describes the situation: “We love the state of Florida,” Iger said at the company’s annual meeting. “We respect and appreciate what the state has done for us.”

ALSO … In the wake of a horrific mass shooting in Nashville, DeSantis signed legislation relaxing Florida’s gun laws.

More on DeSantis: Democrats have released 500 pages of opposition research in anticipation of his presidential campaign.

???? In court

UConn takes the title:

It was a celebratory night for the University of Connecticut after the men’s basketball team defeated San Diego State in Monday’s NCAA championship game.

But maybe it was a bit too celebratory?

The Associated press reports: “As of early Tuesday, 15 people have been arrested and 16 taken to hospital during the celebrations. None of the injuries were believed to be serious.”

“The vast majority of those celebrating the Husky win last night did so safely and responsibly,” said a UConn spokeswoman Stephanie Reitz said in a statement. “A small number chose to risk their safety and that of others by vandalizing or vandalizing property after the game.”

And then there was terrible destruction on campus! (The hill)

???? Wait what?:

first lady Jill Bidenwho attended the NCAA women’s basketball championship game between Louisiana State University and Iowa, believes both teams should be honored at the White House — an unusual request that sparked controversy given their possible easy loss to the women of the LSU showed who defeated Iowa 102-85 to win their first national championship.

“I know the champions are going to come to the White House, we always do. We hope LSU comes,” the first lady said at an appearance in Colorado this week. “But you know, I’m going to tell Joe that Iowa should come too because they played such a good game.”

LSU Tigers star angel reese, the best player of the final four, had none of it Tweet a link to a story over Jill Biden’s bizarre remarks and called it “A JOKE” with a bunch of laughing emojis.

representative Troy Carter (the only Democrat on the Louisiana delegation to DC) also appealed to the White House to give to the LSU players their deserved visit without having to entertain the runners-up.

On tap

The House of Representatives and the Senate are involved spring break and extra-urban until April 17th. President Biden And Vice President Harris are in DC

  • 11:30 a.m.: President Biden And Vice President Harris rreceived the President’s daily briefing.
  • 1:30 p.m.: White House Press Secretary Karine Jean Pierre Brief reporter.
  • 2:45 p.m.: President Biden meets with the President’s Advisory Council on Science and Technology.
  • After the indictment (TBD): Trump returns to Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida.

All times Easter.

???? Something to see

Voters head to the polls in Chicago and Wisconsin The Hill’s Morning Report – What is Trump’s alleged crime?

???? In lighter news

Today is National Vitamin C Day. As your grandma probably told you, vitamin C can prevent colds, but it can also lower blood pressure. Be sure to drink your OJ or eat some vitamin C-rich foods to celebrate the holiday.

And since you’ve made it this far, check out this video by The GOAT Kim Mulkey celebrates LSU victory.

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