Majority Whip Tom Emmer (R-Minn.) on Oct. 24 became the third consecutive GOP speaker-designate to withdraw from the race under fierce opposition from a minority of his fellow Republicans. The House has been largely paralyzed for three weeks without a speaker.
Former President Donald Trump’s ex-attorney Michael Cohen testified in the New York civil fraud case brought by New York Attorney General Letitia James. He said President Trump made up an inflated net worth number, and that he helped to reverse engineer the assets to achieve the number.
Another Trump-aligned lawyer struck a plea deal in the Georgia RICO case—this time in tears. Attorney Jenna Ellis said that she relied on false information provided by other lawyers while representing President Trump.
The White House warns of the possible consequences of a cease-fire in Gaza. Meanwhile, an 85-year-old former hostage shares her frightening experiences while in Hamas captivity.