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First Trump allies surrender in Georgie election subversion case

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The first of former President Donald Trump’s co-defendants in Georgia’s high-profile criminal case, which accuses Trump and his associates of subverting the 2020 election results, surrendered at an Atlanta jail.

County records and an official statement confirmed this pivotal moment in the ongoing legal saga.

John Eastman, former lawyer to Trump, and Scott Hall, a Republican poll watcher, both voluntarily surrendered to the county sheriff’s office. Their actions precede Trump’s scheduled surrender, set for two days from now, in response to his fourth criminal indictment this year.

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Donald Trump, currently the front-runner for the Republican 2024 White House nomination, has consistently dismissed all the prosecutions as politically motivated, persistently asserting, albeit falsely, that his 2020 loss to Democratic President Joe Biden resulted from electoral fraud.

John Eastman, in a statement, expressed his intention to surrender, having agreed to a $100,000 bond agreement the day before. He remarked, “I am here today to surrender to an indictment that should never have been brought. It represents a crossing of the Rubicon for our country, implicating the fundamental First Amendment right to petition the government for redress of grievances.”

Scott Hall, the Republican poll watcher from Georgia’s Fulton County, was booked by the county’s sheriff’s office on Tuesday and remains in custody, as indicated by jail records. He had previously consented to a $10,000 bond arrangement, which entails reporting to pre-trial supervision every 30 days.

In the 41-count Georgia indictment unveiled last week, Trump and 18 other defendants face charges of racketeering and various other crimes related to their concerted efforts to reverse Trump’s electoral loss in the state to Joe Biden. Prosecutors are pushing for a trial to commence in March, although the complexity of the case and the sheer number of defendants may potentially lead to delays.

Mark Meadows, Trump’s former chief of staff, recently sought to have the case moved to federal court and dismissed on the grounds of immunity from prosecution for actions taken during his federal tenure. Meadows had also requested a delay in his surrender until after a hearing in federal court on Monday. However, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis rejected this request and informed Meadows’ legal team that she would seek his arrest if he did not surrender by Friday afternoon, according to court records.

It is anticipated that Trump and other defendants will raise similar arguments, potentially causing further delays as their legal teams engage in pretrial litigation with prosecutors.

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BREAKING: Shots ring out at Trump rally

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Donald Trump was whisked off the stage at a rally in Butler, Pennsylvania after loud noises rang through the crowd.

Trump was showing off a chart of border crossing numbers when bangs started ringing through the crowd. Trump could be seen reaching with his right hand toward his neck. There appeared to be blood on his face.

He quickly ducked behind the riser as agents from his protective detail rushed the stage and screams rang out from the crowd. The bangs continued as agents tended to him on stage.

His motorcade has left the venue.

In a statement, Trump says he is “fine” and says he is being checked at a medical facility.

Donald Trump was safe, the U.S. Secret Service and his campaign said on Saturday after multiple shots rang out at a rally by the Republican presidential candidate in Pennsylvania as video showed Trump grimacing and raising a hand to his right ear.
The former president had just started his speech when gunshots erupted and Trump and other rally attendees hit the deck. Secret Service agents swarmed around him and live video showed blood on the right side of Trump’s face and ear.
 
Trump repeatedly raised his fist in the air, with an American flag visible behind him, as security ushered him away.
“The Secret Service has implemented protective measures and the former president is safe,” a spokesperson for the agency said on X after what it called an incident.
“This is now an active Secret Service investigation and further information will be released when available.”

A map of the site, showing where the alleged gunman was situated compared to Donald Trump.

CNN reported that Trump was injured, but gave no other details. It was not clear how or what injuries he may have sustained.

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NASA astronauts phone home, confident Boeing’s Starliner will return to Earth safely

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Stranded NASA astronauts express confidence in Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft, assuring its capability to safely transport them back to Earth from the International Space Station.

The astronauts, over a video call to NASA, highlighted Starliner’s enhanced safety features and testing protocols as reassuring factors for their safe return.

“I have a real good feeling in my heart that this spacecraft will bring us home, no problem…”, said Sunita “Suni” Williams, one of the stranded NASA astronauts.

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Franchising vs. Independent: key differences to choosing the right SMB model

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With latest Australian Federal budget, many SMB’s are weighing their options when selecting a suitable business model.

Franchising provides brand recognition, operational support, and economies of scale but involves ongoing fees.

Independent businesses offer full control and profit retention but face higher costs and regulatory challenges.

For risk and reward, the franchising model reduces risk through established practices and support but involves ongoing fees and profit-sharing with the franchisor.

On the alternative, independent businesses retain full control of profits but face higher risks and responsibilities in managing the business.

Sonia Shwabsky, CEO at Kwik Kopy Australia, joins to share her key insights on SMB’s. #featured

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