Trump facing 37 criminal counts, unsealed federal indictment says
Former President Donald Trump faces 37 criminal counts involving confidential documents found at his Mar-a-Lago residence.LEARN MORE
Opinions are split between those who believe Trump should drop out of the 2024 presidential race and those who say he still has their votes.
The unsealed federal indictment against former president Donald Trump comes during the 2023 Western Conservative Summit in Denver.
Inside the Denver Convention Center, opinions were split between people who believe Trump should drop out of the 2024 presidential race and those who say he still has their votes.
The summit, taking place over two days, brings together conservative leaders and exhibitors to "inspire, educate, and activate grassroots conservatives to make a difference in their communities," according to the group's website.
Conference attendee Nancy Tuggle is not a fan of the criminal prosecution of the former president, but believes Trump's time in power has passed.
"I'm ready for him to back off," Tuggle said. "I was hoping after all of his bombastic stuff that kept me defending him so strongly, that he would have learned. That he would be a little bit more humble."
Mary Cason says the indictment only helps Trump secure the nomination.
"They're scared to death. The left is scared to death," Cason said as she walked out of the conference.
Some conservative politicians are cautiously supportive of the former president, but others are all in. Candidate Vivek Ramaswamy vows that if he wins the White House in 2024, Trump will get a pardon.
Only one candidate so far has called for the former President to drop out.
As former Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson took the stage to give a speech Friday in Denver, that position got him a few boos from the crowd.
Hutchinson is himself a former federal prosecutor.
"It's a serious matter," Hutchinson told Scripps News. "And it's going to be an issue in the campaign, and we don't need those distractions. And that's why, if he puts the office of the presidency as high as it should be in this country, then he should step aside."
Then there are voters like Rachel Kloefkorn, representing hard-core supporters who say no matter what Donald Trump does or is accused of, he can still count on their support.
"I love Trump. He's president of the United States as we speak," says Kloefkorn, repeating the false idea that Trump won the 2020 election. "He's more of our president for the people than anybody else has ever been."
A bail bondsman charged alongside former President Donald Trump and 17 others in a Georgia election case is the first defendant to take a plea deal.
Twitter was served a warrant earlier this year as part of the investigation into Donald Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election.
Trump has sought to delay his other criminal cases as he aims for a 2024 White House comeback.
Democratic Rep. Jamaal Bowman of New York said he accidentally pulled a fire alarm during Saturday's House vote to fund the government.
Allie Phillips was denied a medically necessary abortion, and now her story is pushing her to run for Tennessee state office.
Their contract expired over the weekend and both sides have yet to settle on new terms. The clock is running out for a contract agreement.