What we know: • Court appearance takes place at 3 pm ET in Miami • Expected to plead not guilty to 37 counts • Will voluntarily turn himself in before that • Will be fingerprinted digitally • Mugshot will likely not made public • Will not be handcuffed.
Via NBC News:
Amid heightened security and anticipated protests, former President Donald Trump is set to appear Tuesday in federal court in Miami to face charges he misled investigators and mishandled the country’s secrets.
Trump, 76, is scheduled to appear before a magistrate judge at 3 p.m. ET, when he’ll be arraigned alongside his co-defendant and aide, Walt Nauta, 40.
He’s not expected to make any public comments at the courthouse, and he is scheduled to deliver remarks at his estate in Bedminster, New Jersey, on Tuesday night. The event had originally been planned as a private fundraiser for his 77th birthday, which is Wednesday.
A transcript of the hearing will be released, likely soon after the hearing.
Last birthday as a free man, or just last birthday. I’m not picky.
BREAKING: Here’s a rundown of all the news related to the Trump Indictment Today:
1) The Trump Indictment has just been UNSEALED!Defense and weapons capabilities, Nuclear information and other defense secrets were all included in the Top Secret documents Trump held.
2) Trump aide Walt Nauta has been INDICTEDNauta was allegedly involved in moving boxes of classified documents following subpoenas by the government.
3))Trump allegedly on tape He is allegedly talking about not being able to declassify documents as a former President, and appears to have shared a classified document about Iran.
4) Trump’s lawyers have stepped downFollowing the indictment the team of attorneys representing Trump in the documents case has stepped down.
All in all Donald Trump had 36 counts against him.
Aileen Cannon, a U.S. district judge appointed by former President Donald Trump to the federal bench, will initially oversee the federal case against the man who elevated her to the role,.
Cannon was assigned Trump’s case while a magistrate will handle his first appearance Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Miami, the latest twist in a legal battle of historic magnitude. It remains unclear at this stage, however, if Cannon will ultimately preside over the entire case.
Even before the documents case, Cannon has been linked to Trump legal cases.
While Cannon was randomly assigned the Mar-a-Lago case, Trump in April 2022 sought to get an unrelated racketeering lawsuit against Hillary Clinton before the Southern District of Florida, where Cannon is a judge. That case was sent to Clinton-appointee U.S. District Judge Donald Middlebrooks instead, but Trump asked him to recuse himself from the case. Middlebrooks took notice of Trump’s attempt to get a judge seen as friendly in that case and specifically mentioned Cannon in court documents.
Singer, Dancer, WW2 French Resistance Spy, and Civil Rights activist. Josephine Baker was much more than just a banana skirt.
Josephine Baker, born on June 3, 1906 was an iconic figure in the world of entertainment. She was a French-American singer, dancer, and actress, known for her remarkable talent, charisma, and trailblazing spirit. Josephine Baker was also known for her open bisexuality, which was an important aspect of her personal life.
Baker was born in St. Louis, Missouri, United States, and grew up in a challenging environment. She faced poverty and racial discrimination, but her determination and passion for performance pushed her towards a brighter future. At the age of 13, she started performing on stage, and by the 1920s, she had gained significant recognition for her unique style and energy.
In 1925, Josephine Baker achieved worldwide fame when she traveled to Paris (Baker refused to perform for segregated audiences in the United States ) and became an instant sensation at the Folies Bergère with her captivating performances. Her provocative dances, featuring her famous “banana skirt” and sensual movements, revolutionized the entertainment industry and broke numerous social barriers.
Baker was the most successful American entertainer working in France. Ernest Hemingway called her “the most sensational woman anyone ever saw”. The author spent hours talking with her in Paris bars. Picasso drew paintings depicting her alluring beauty. Jean Cocteau became friendly with her and helped vault her to international stardom.
Aside from her success on stage, Josephine Baker was also active in the French Resistance during World War II. She served as a spy, smuggling secret messages hidden in her sheet music and using her celebrity status to gather information for the Allies. Her bravery and contributions earned her several honors, including the Croix de Guerre and the Medal of Resistance.
Josephine Baker’s personal life was marked by her bisexuality. She had both romantic and sexual relationships with both men and women, which was considered taboo at the time. She was known for her affairs with prominent figures, including Frida Kahlo, Colette, and many others. Her openness about her bisexuality challenged norms and helped pave the way for acceptance and understanding of different sexualities.
In the 1950s and 1960s, Josephine Baker became increasingly involved in the civil rights movement. She actively fought against racism and segregation, refusing to perform for segregated audiences in the United States. Her contributions to the movement were recognized, and she was the only woman to speak at the March on Washington in 1963.
I have walked into the palaces of kings and queens and into the houses of presidents. And much more. But I could not walk into a hotel in America and get a cup of coffee, and that made me mad. And when I get mad, you know that I open my big mouth. And then look out, ’cause when Josephine opens her mouth, they hear it all over the world.
josephine baker – march on washington – 1963
Later in her life, Josephine Baker adopted twelve children from different ethnic backgrounds, forming what she called her “Rainbow Tribe.” Her dedication to promoting racial harmony and acceptance through her family exemplified her commitment to social justice and equality.
Coretta Scott King approached Baker in the Netherlands to ask if she would take her husband’s place as leader of the Civil Rights Movement. After many days of thinking it over, Baker declined, saying her children were “too young to lose their mother”.
Josephine Baker continued to perform and advocate for civil rights until her death on April 12, 1975, at the age of 68. She received a full Catholic funeral at L’Église de la Madeleine, attracting more than 20,000 mourners.[The only American-born woman to receive full French military honors at her funeral, Baker’s funeral was the occasion of a huge procession. After a family service at Saint-Charles Church in Monte Carlo. Josephine Baker was interred at Monaco’s Cimetière de Monaco.
Her legacy as a bisexual trailblazer, entertainer, and activist live on, and she is remembered as an LGBT icon of the 20th century.
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For many years, the CIA and other federal agencies routinely denied security clearances to gay men and women and would fire anyone in their employ if they were wound out to be gay. In the ’50s and ’60s during the McCarthy era the federal government would use the excuse that gays were a blackmail risk which in truth turned out to be nothing more than homophobic rhetoric because it was false. There was never one case brought forward that a gay federal agent was blackmailed.
But that all changed when President Clinton signed an executive order ending the practice in 1995.
Now as part of the CIA’s efforts to diversify its workforce, the spy agency is reaching out to a group that once was unable to get security clearance — lesbians and gay men.
“This is the first time we’ve done a networking event of this type with any of the gay and lesbian chamber of commerce in the United States,” says Michael Barber, a self-identified “straight ally” and the spy agency’s LGBT Community Outreach and Liaison program manager.
Over the past year, Barber and others at the agency have worked to get the word out that the CIA has changed. Now, Barber says, the CIA even has a program for gay couples and we actually have LGBT employees serving overseas with their partners,”
Over 200 CIA employees are members of the agency’s LGBT resource group today. The spy agency is one of the founding partners of Outserve, an organization that represents gay active military personnel, including those with the CIA.
“Part of the reason we’re doing outreach is to change our perception within the community,” he says. “That this is no longer an issue for holding security clearance, we want the best and the brightest regardless of your sexual orientation
A German spy known only as Anton Robert K who was outed as gay and a traitor in 2007 by his wife who discovered his same-sex affair with his Macedonian translator, has been found guilty of revealing state secrets. The 43-year-old faces 27 months in prison, while his translator-slash-lover Murat A. is looking at a 14-month run. Prosecutors said the lover had been allowed to read classified documents as well as the agent’s laptop during bedroom encounters in 2007 and 2008. The court heard that Murat A, who was connected to organised crime and a foreign spy service, sought to sell the information, though no proof of this was presented at the trial. The pair were also found guilty of filing fraudulent expense claims worth €14,700 (£12,500).