Trump weighs early 2024 launch as January 6 committee looms over his future

7/2/2022 6:30:00 PM

Over the past week, Donald Trump has told associates he is eager to launch another presidential campaign as early as this month

Over the past week, Donald Trump has told associates he is eager to launch another presidential campaign as early as this month

Former President Donald Trump is anxiously mulling when, exactly, he should announce a presidential run for 2024 -- a decision that has become even more pressing as he tries to reclaim control of his image following a spate of damaging revelations by the House select committee investigating his role in January 6, 2021.

(CNN) Over the past week, Trump has told associates he is eager to launch another presidential campaign as early as this month to capitalize on President Joe Biden's increasingly dismal poll numbers and put his potential GOP rivals on notice.when we drove the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq.when we drove the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq.Behind the scenes, Trump is mulling an early entry into the 2024 fray to capitalize on lackluster polling for President Joe Biden and deter any stiff GOP primary competition, prompting concerns from Republicans that he could overshadow their midterm efforts, CNN reported.

But his desire to expedite a campaign announcement -- ditching previous plans to wait until after the November midterm elections -- grew even deeper after former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson raised serious questions in a televised congressional hearing this week about Trump's behavior during the final months of his first term, according to sources familiar with the matter.Some Trump allies have privately admitted that the House committee's public hearings have proven more damaging than expected, as congressional investigators continue to air snippets of sworn testimony from current and former Trump advisers undermining his false claims about the 2020 election and raising new questions about his potential legal jeopardy.With more than 300 miles of range and a suspension firmly planted in the grand touring genre, the Lyriq might just be the beginning of something great at Cadillac.Meadows intermediary may have tried to influence Hutchinson's testimony to January 6 committee, sources sayThe hearings have also clearly weighed on Trump, who spent most of a 90-minute speech to evangelical conservatives last month complaining about them and who has fired off more than a dozen posts to his Truth Social website this week aimed at undermining Hutchinson's credibility.The McMurty Speirling warped both time and space as it flung itself up the hill at the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed.Read MoreIn recent days, some of Trump's advisers have been reaching out to his closest allies to let them know that the former President is seriously considering an earlier-than-expected announcement.The small electric car , climbing the hill in 38.One GOP source familiar with those conversations was told that Trump was considering announcing as soon as the first week of July, while others in his orbit cautioned that he does not currently have the infrastructure in place for a major campaign announcement and"doesn't want this to be a dud," as a person close to Trump described it.6 committee's public hearings that have focused on his behavior during his waning White House days and his efforts to challenge the 2020 election results.

Another source said it was unlikely Trump would make an announcement without alerting the press to ensure maximum coverage.Capable of more than 4,400 lb of downforce, the Speirling boasts insane numbers as it produces about 1,000 hp and weighs less than 2,200 lb.Capable of more than 4,400 lb of downforce, the Speirling boasts insane numbers as it produces about 1,000 hp and weighs less than 2,200 lb.At one point, members of Trump's staff had discussed a potential early July event in Michigan -- a critical battleground state in the midterms and beyond -- that drew internal speculation as a possible venue for his campaign announcement, but the event was scrapped before any serious planning.Multiple sources, who were granted anonymity to speak candidly about closely held discussions, likened the environment surrounding Trump's 2024 decision to his first presidential campaign in 2016 -- chaotic and unorganized with little understanding of who, other than Trump himself, is in charge.The fastback sedan is the production version of the Prophecy concept, and will feature rear- or all-wheel drive and more than 300 miles of range when it arrives in the U."Every day is different.S.We get told he's going to announce imminently, and by the afternoon that has changed," one source with knowledge said.in 2023.Some in his orbit fear that he does not yet have the necessary campaign infrastructure to mount a third bid for the White House just yet.

Fact check: Trump-backed Michigan congressional candidate John Gibbs falsely claims 2020 election had 'mathematically impossible' anomalies A person close to Trump who previously said the former President would wait until after Labor Day to toss his hat into the 2024 GOP primary changed their tune earlier this week, saying a September announcement is now"up in the air" and that if Trump does announce early,"it will be July.""He's sounding a lot more committed lately," added another person close to Trump.Before decamping to Mar-a-Lago earlier this summer for his Bedminster, New Jersey, club, Trump was insistent to those around him that he would announce before the November midterms.He then changed course only a few weeks later, telling allies he didn't want to interfere with the midterms and thought he could draw more momentum by waiting to announce after the election -- assuming Republicans retake the House majority, as they are favored to do.Three sources described Trump as anxious and reactive whenever conversations about a future run arise." However, some Republicans have been fretting that an early Trump entry could suck the oxygen away from important midterm races as they face a tough battle to reclaim the Senate.

He vacillates between concerns about the investigations he is facing and wanting to"fight fire with fire," as one source put it, knowing that as soon as he launches a fresh bid for the White House he will likely receive the airtime he believes he needs to be his best defender.Although the former President has granted dozens of interviews since leaving office, the bulk have been with authors of not-yet-published books or right-wing media outlets with limited reach.The absence of any Trump-aligned Republicans on the House panel probing January 6 has only exacerbated his desire to redirect attention to himself -- possibly with a presidential campaign launch.Without any representation on the committee, Trump's allies have been unable to cross-examine witnesses in real time or preemptively respond to witness testimony.That dilemma was on full display this week as Hutchinson, a 26-year-old former aide to Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, delivered blow-by-blow testimony detailing the warnings Trump and his top aides received leading up to January 6 and his response -- or lack thereof -- that day.RNC officials have stressed that the party will cut off its funding of his legal bills pertaining to a New York attorney general inquiry, but McDaniel has recently concluded he will make an early entry anyways, according to the outlet.

The hearing was announced with only 24 hours' notice, while Hutchinson's identity as its live witness leaked at the eleventh hour."He knows that if he announces [a run for president] he'll be center stage again," giving him the opportunity to rival the hearings, one source told CNN.Accounts of Trump angrily demanding to go to Capitol on January 6 circulated in Secret Service over past yearBut others say Trump's primary motivation for declaring his candidacy this early is because of the other potential Republican presidential hopefuls jockeying for a run.Top Republicans like Sens.Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Rick Scott of Florida, former United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and former Vice President Mike Pence have made recent pit stops in early voting states and are laying the groundwork for their own potential campaigns."I do not think he will run in 2024.

One source said Trump"wants to clear the field and dare other people to run against him."There is perhaps no potential rival that sentiment applies more to in this moment than Gov.Ron DeSantis, whom Trump has become fixated on amid the Florida Republican's emergence as a hero of cultural conservatism and -- according to some of Trump's own aides -- a more palatable version of the former President himself.Through his Save America leadership PAC the former President has recently blasted out examples purportedly demonstrating his strong position within a potential 2024 GOP field.Trump's next appearance on the campaign trail is scheduled for July 9, when he is due to host a rally for Alaska Senate Republican hopeful Kelly Tshibaka.He'll talk about it insistently.

While sources close to the former President do not expect that to be the vehicle for a campaign launch, they have not ruled out a spur-of-the-moment post to his Truth Social site that could set the 2024 GOP primary in motion..

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Ya, Prison guy Joe Lean Reality, discusses acoustic vibrations in his cell that disturb debates being held there, note2note Maybe you can run for office after a 'coup' from there. 5 dead any ? ? ? Boooo Boooo 👎👎👎👎👎 Great i think that Donald Trump is the real president of United States! Of course he will... his fundraising is down.

Yes , PLEASE !!!!! Fix what the demoncrats are doing to this country !!!!!!! This jerk cannot run for President again. He is totally delusional. Money Money Money. Trump won PLEASE RUN, YOU GOLDEN DOUGH BOY! You will be the ANCHOR that drags the GQP so far into the muck, that they'll never control Congress ever again!

one way to derail indictment Election fraud donations stopped. So he needs a new angle to con his followers with. I really feel sorry for them, but we all suffer for their stupidity.

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I don't understand why he isn't behind bars Two years of campaign should be good enough to raise a bit of money to at least get his head out if the shit. Trump can still be indicted as a candidate because he is still just an ordinary citizen. He would be just like anyone else whose broken the law!!indictable

🤮 Most dangerous man on earth!! Great. The best president ever. Let's Go!!!! He's going to obliterate Biden and 4 more years of the republican president... Not that it would make any difference. The US wants war and sells its own weapons to other countries. It contradicts the campaign against war, and the current problems between Ukraine and Russia were started by the US in the first place. Take responsibility. The weak are cowards who rely on nuclear weapons.

I WILL BE BACK

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He doesn’t have the balls to lose again. Glad he can't Tweet about it! 😆😂🤣😂 He’s going jail 🔥🤣 So keep those donations coming in or purchase 2024 merchandise. 4 more years for the Don in the whitehouse .....and lets end the bidens / democrats cost of living crisis and democrats war in ukraine ........vote for the Don in 2024 👍

To try to avoid prosecution... Donald Trump launching another presidential campaign, is more important to USA and to the world than to him With over 85% disapproval rating Joe Biden is ruining USA, only Trump can safe American Fuck this shit That would be good fun lol 😆 🤣 Hate him, Love him. Whether you think he's a friend of the people, or enemy of the state. His drive is a mountain to overcome. Go do your thing Don and let history write it up.

Trump mulls early 2024 announcement with July on the table: ReportFormer President Donald Trump is apparently eyeing an early 2024 announcement in an attempt to win back the White House — and it could come in the next few days. Sure, let him run again. All we will hear about is the lie about a stolen election. A great agenda for the Republican Party. Good luck GOP. based Oh boy. Here we go.

So we can have jackass part 2. ? 🤮 Could he be launched into space with a one-way passage to the Red Planet instead? When power is in stronger hands again, the committee will be changed to investigate the riots before January 6th, you know the ones where they burned whole towns down and barely anyone was arrested?

What happened January 6th? Do it. Embarrass yourself some more Who would be stupid enough to be his running mate? I’m serious. and he will win He is saying it so donations come in this month. He’s a tease. Must be short on cash. Does the this mean we get to watch the gong show again? So he loses the nomination, does he March on GOP headquarters just like he tried to overthrow a legally elected government?

He will loose bigly again .

Trump mulls early 2024 announcement as Biden's popularity slumpsSources say that the prospect of an imminent announcement of a presidential run by Donald Trump mirrored what happened in 2016, with plans changing and no one knowing for sure what was happening. Take the attention away from the the Criminal Enterprise being possibly indicted .🤷🏿‍♂️ Trump will announce his run only after he thinks the fix is in and he definitely will win by cheating. Yeah bring on the Golden showers pee tape star maybe he can drive his limousine with the blondes in the back

Please, mother of all things holy, NO. No. My brain can’t take anymore bullshit this year. Just make this man go away. PLEASE. 🙏🏻 Please....Please....Pul-leeez.....do NOT RUN FOR PRESIDENT....not that you'd ever be elected again. You had your chance. Mara Lago is calling. Goooo.......enjoy yourself!

Go away Tired of this Putin wannabe. All the division in America tells me Trump wants dictatorship & getting his minions to do that. If he can't dictate the whole country, then he'll get us divided. Are we on the brink of dividing into 2 countries? Trump can be dictator to Republicans. GOP Surely to goodness, y’all can come up with someone better than this. I mean, seriously.

probably to avoid being charged by the DOJ. Ridiculous! The grift that keeps on grifting.

Trump Eyes Early 2024 Announcement as Jan. 6 Scrutiny IntensifiesRepublicans are bracing for Donald Trump to announce an unusually early bid for the White House, a move designed in part to shield Trump from a stream of damaging Jan. 6 revelations. In what world does he think he has a chance of winning? 🙄🤦‍♂️ fguzmanon7 Fake News. Where is Hunter? Did Ashley Biden's dad really shower with her? He won’t! Cause then he could no longer do what he want with the donations 🤡

Very likely , he’ll fail again It's about the money you who believe will give him Please let's get someone who can win and lead us The circus is coming to town!!! Hopefully you don't give him the ridiculous airtime you did like in 2016 which allowed him to be elected President. Turn him off. Only the DOJ can now end this madman’s game plan; he’s looking to delay his day of reckoning by claiming it would be political! He is willing to drag this country through the mud to save himself! DOJ must act!

I hope not God help us Does he need more money? He is just asking for donation to another fake fund. Maybe he will tell us the details of his healthcare insurance plan If the Left is Heated now, their about to MELT if he does....

Trump beats Biden, DeSantis in 2024 matchups despite Jan. 6 hearings: PollNew survey data shows that just 39 percent of voters would back Biden in a hypothetical 2024 rematch against Trump, a figure that has decreased since May. Voters’ Remorse Fake news Trump (55%) clearly was the choice of GOP voters for 2024, Emerson results showed. He was followed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (20%) and former Vice President Mike Pence (9%). No other potential Republican candidate received more than 5%.

Now I do understand how he victimized China and tried to sell up the oil along with Covid. Infact he lied about his birth to maneuver the oldest Minsk pact of and the countries in war saying he was a German born and the Russian connections were nothing but the way to the crudes. No No No Omfg I literally just had a nap and had a dream Donald Trump ran for president again and one. Seeing as the way this shit show of a world is going I wouldn't be shocked. Please don't let it be.

Big macs and fascism for everyone. Wow, bring it on😂😂😂😂😂 Well 71% think that its a Great Idea! I could use some 1.99 Gas right now! And why wouldn’t he He’s practically still in charge with the latest SCOTUS rulings 🤦🏻‍♂️ Can you do that from Attica? Is that to avoid being indicted? For those who pray, pray. For those who vote, vote. It’s not just the United States Citizens who need protection from this man but every decent person in the whole world.

Please help me stay out of jail , pardon myself again …. I bet he is. Welcome distraction. That’s why the democrats are running all these sham investigations, they’re scared as hell of him. They’re slinging shit on the wall in hopes something will stick. So far it’s fallen back on their faces. I guess someone advised him that if he announces his candidacy before the Jan 6th Committee puts out there report he will be protected from indictment for his crimes against America.

President of the soap on a rope club in San Quentin Should get the prison vote as will have lot of campaign time there. This time he will claim the Republican primary is rigged, and incite his armed supporters to storm the GOP headquarter and hang the chairwoman Ronna McDaniel. FoxNews BreitbartNews

Ugh. Not again! I don’t think I can stomach it. Cover this like you look up Trumps arse 24/7. Remember you telling us ,it was all Russian disinformation? More bullsheet. Where's your coverage,comrades? Disgrace and embaresment to the word ' journalism '

From jail? 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 While media keeps normalizing a guy who pushed a violent coup. Seriously reporters like nytimes politico really needs to look at themselves. Say U.S. democracy worth not covering this guy or more violence is trash brianstelter Maybe he should run for president of the cell block he’s assigned to when he gets to federal prison.

Horrible journalism here GOT MY VOTE!! He should not even be considered to run again, legally, morally & competently If he is not penalized to extreme we will never move fw & this behavior will be duplicated (many would argue it already is) MAGA Better than what we are stuck with NOW BUT would still prefer YOUNG BLOOD

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Why launch an election campaign if he believes elections are corrupt? $$$ There’s not one publicly traded company that would hire Trump as their CEO. Quick, get that money from the Trump cult before you go to jail.