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Reactions are pouring in after the criminal charges against former President Donald Trump were revealed. On April 5, Mexico’s President Andres Manuel López Obrador said the charges are being used for “political purposes.” In America, lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are chiming in as well. Meanwhile, U.S. intelligence officials are watching Russia and China for signs of interference in U.S. politics.

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy met with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen in California, in a rejection of saber-rattling by the Chinese communist regime. Retired Marine Col. Grant Newsham tells NTD’s Stefania Cox the meeting symbolically strengthens the United States’ support for the island. But, he says, signs of U.S. reticence in its support are also showing through.

Tornadoes continue to batter much of the Central United States. At least five people were killed in Missouri when a tornado touched down in Bollinger County.

A North Carolina state representative is switching to the Republican Party, after serving about 10 years as a Democratic lawmaker. Her move gives Republicans veto-proof control in her state.