Donald Trump stretches over possible rival Ron DeSantis for the 2024 Republican nomination. According to a Morning Consult poll published by The Hill, the former president obtains 56 percent of the votes among Republican voters, compared to 23 percent for the Florida governor, thus marking a gap of 33 percentage points. This is the largest margin in favor of Trump since Morning Consult began its survey last December. Former Vice President Mike Pence is third with 7 percent, followed at 4 percent by former US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley.
A federal judge has denied a request by the Justice Department to charge former President Donald Trump with contempt of court for failing to comply with his mandate to turn over all classified documents in his possession. The media reported it, quoting two sources after a closed-door hearing. Judge Beryl Howell, again according to the TV channels, urged the tycoon team and the justice department to work together to find a mutually acceptable solution. Former US President Donald Trump has asked a judge to block a Justice Department investigation into files seized from his home during an FBI search. In a lawsuit filed, his legal team has requested that an independent attorney be appointed to oversee documents that agents removed from Mar-a-Lago in Florida this month. Trump is under investigation for mishandling confidential documents.