TRUMP BUSINESS GETS INDEPENDENT OVERSIGHT: A New York State judge has ordered an independent monitor to oversee the Trump Organization’s financial statements in response a civil suit alleging that the company has vastly overstated its assets in its dealings with banks and insurers. The judge also allowed a preliminary injunction blocking the company from transferring assets without court approval. The state’s attorney general has filed the civil suit alleging fraudulent business practices against former President Donald Trump, three of his children and the Trump Organization.
- Meanwhile, the former president filed a lawsuit against the attorney general, Letitia James, that seeks to stop the investigation. Trump’s suit, filed in Florida, claims that the New York suit is part of “the continuing witch hunt that has haunted and targeted Donald Trump since he came down the golden escalator at Trump Tower in June of 2015.”
HE’S VERY PROBABLY GOING TO RUN AGAIN: Former President Trump made his intentions to run again very clear last night at a rally in Iowa, two years to the day after his 2020 election loss. “And now in order to make our country successful and safe and glorious, I will very, very probably do it again, okay?” he said. “Very, very, very probably.”
PAUL PELOSI OUT OF HOSPITAL: Paul Pelosi, the husband of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, yesterday left the hospital six days after an intruder attacked him with a hammer in the couple’s home in San Francisco. Now 82, he suffered a fractured skull in the attack by the intruder, who said his intended target was the House speaker.
NETANYAHU RETURNS TO POWER IN ISRAEL: Benjamin Netanyahu has returned to power in Israel after he and his conservative allies won control of its legislature, the Knesset. A new government will be formed after the election results are certified on November 9th.
EVACUEES RETURN AFTER LOUISIANA ACID SPILL: A chemical leak caused by a train derailment in St. James Parish, Louisiana, has been contained and most of the nearby residents who were evacuated have been allowed to return home. The train car was carrying 20,000 gallons of hydrochloric acid when it derailed on Wednesday, spilling most of the acid.
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