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Riot Committee Chair: Subpoenaing Trump On Table

The Wall Street Journal reports: The House’s select committee probing the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump won’t hesitate to subpoena members of Congress or Mr. Trump and will try to enforce the subpoenas in court if necessary, said the panel’s chairman. “Anybody who had a conversation with the White House and officials …

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Bob Dole: “I’m A Trumper” But Joe Biden Won Fairly

USA Today reports: He was one of the few elders of the traditional Republican establishment to endorse Donald Trump in 2016 and the only former presidential nominee to attend the convention that nominated Trump. In a split with the 45th president, Dole said there’s no question that Trump lost his reelection race in 2020 – narrowly perhaps but fair and …

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Dem Bill Requires Speaker To Be Member Of House

Oh yes, the cultists will scream about this: A new bill introduced on Monday by Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-Pa.) would only allow an elected House member to serve as Speaker after former President Trump called the suggestion that he seek the gavel “so interesting.” The Constitution does not directly state that the House Speaker must be a member of the …

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Energy Dept Dumps Trump Rule On Showerheads

NBC News reports: So much for Donald Trump’s quest for “perfect” hair. President Joe Biden’s administration is reversing a Trump-era rule approved after the former president complained he wasn’t getting wet enough because of limits on water flow from showerheads. Now, with a new president in office, the Energy Department is going back to a standard adopted in 2013, saying …

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BOOK: Pelosi Feared “Maniac” Trump Would Use Nukes

The Hill reports: Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was fearful former President Trump would launch nuclear weapons in his final days in the White House, according to a new book. Washington Post journalists Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker write in “I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump’s Catastrophic Final Year” that Pelosi called Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the …

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Leaked Kremlin Docs Show Operation To Back Trump

The Guardian reports: Vladimir Putin personally authorised a secret spy agency operation to support a “mentally unstable” Donald Trump in the 2016 US presidential election during a closed session of Russia’s national security council, according to what are assessed to be leaked Kremlin documents. The key meeting took place on 22 January 2016, the papers suggest, with the Russian president, …

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NJ Trump Golf Club To Pay $400K In Fatal DUI Crash

The Washington Post reports: One of former president Donald Trump’s golf clubs on Wednesday agreed to pay a $400,000 penalty to the state of New Jersey for overserving alcohol to a customer who later caused a fatal car crash, according to settlement documents released by the state. Under the settlement, Trump’s golf club in Colts Neck, N.J., pleaded no contest …

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Trump Refuses Plea From DeSantis To Postpone FL Rally

Yahoo News reports: Former President Donald Trump is rejecting pleas from Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to postpone a campaign-style rally this weekend some 200 miles from the Miami suburb where an international search-and-rescue mission is excavating bodies from the site of a collapsed seaside condominium. DeSantis’s office has “made a direct plea” to the former president’s team, calling on it …

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Right Wing Sites See Plummeting Traffic Post-Trump

Axios reports: Outlets most dependent on controversy to stir up resentments have struggled to find a foothold in the Biden era, according to an Axios analysis of publishers’ readership and engagement trends. By the numbers: Web traffic, social media engagement and app user sessions suggest that while the entire news industry is experiencing a slump, right-wing outlets are seeing some …

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Loser Rages Against His Former Attorney General

The Hill reports: Former President Trump on Sunday lambasted his former Attorney General, Bill Barr, after Barr described Trump’s repeated unsubstantiated claims about the 2020 election as “bullshit” in a forthcoming book. “Bill Barr was a disappointment in every sense of the word,” Trump said in a statement issued late Sunday. “Besides which, Barr, who was Attorney General (lawyer) shouldn’t …

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Romney Compares Trump’s Lies To Pro Wrestling

CNN reports: Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) said on Sunday that claims made by former President Trump and other Republicans about the 2020 election being rigged against the former New York real estate mogul to “a bit like WWF.” “Here in the U.S., there’s a growing recognition that this is a bit like WWF, that it’s entertaining, but it’s not real,” …

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Mike Pence: I’m Proud To Have Certified The Election

The New York Times reports: Former Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday night made his most forceful attempt yet to separate himself from his former boss, Donald J. Trump, on the issue of certifying the 2020 election results. Speaking at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Mr. Pence defended the constitutionally mandated role he played in certifying the Electoral College vote …

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BOOK: Top General Refused Trump’s Order To Have Troops “Beat The Fuck Out Of” Civil Rights Protesters

CNN reports: The top US general repeatedly pushed back on then-President Donald Trump’s argument that the military should intervene violently in order to quell the civil unrest that erupted around the country last year. Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley often found he was the lone voice of opposition to those demands during heated Oval Office discussions, according to excerpts …

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BOOK: Trump Hoped COVID Would “Take Out” Bolton

From the coming book Nightmare Scenario: Trump had tried to joke about the virus for months, sometimes even mocking people who had become ill. At one meeting several months [before Trump got sick], NEC director Larry Kudlow had stifled a cough. The room had frozen. Trump had waved his hands in front of his face, as if to jokingly ward …

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Docs Show 881 Secret Service Members Got COVID

From the government watchdog group CREW: Nearly 900 Secret Service employees tested positive for COVID-19 between March 1, 2020 and March 9, 2021, according to government records obtained by CREW. The vast majority served in protection jobs, either as Special Agents or in the Uniformed Division. The records obtained by CREW show that in the first year of the pandemic, …

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DOJ Drops Trump-Era Criminal Probe Into Bolton’s Book

Law & Crime reports: Dropping both a criminal inquiry and a civil lawsuit, the Justice Department has closed the book on whether former President Donald Trump’s ex-National Security Advisor John Bolton’s memoir illegally disclosed classified information, his aide confirmed on Wednesday. “The Room Where It Happened,” depicted the 45th president as a man regularly seeking to do favors for “dictators …

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Hillary: Biden Has To Clean Up Trump’s Putin “Disaster”

NBC News reports: Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that President Joe Biden has to clean up the “disaster” that former President Donald Trump created by emboldening Russian President Vladimir Putin. Clinton, a former secretary of state, said Biden will make clear that Russia will face consequences if there are further cyberattacks against the United States, arguing that Trump left Putin unchecked …

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Putin Gushes Over “Extraordinarily Talented” Trump

NBC News reports: “Well even now, I believe that former U.S. president Mr. Trump is an extraordinary individual, talented individual, otherwise he would not have become U.S. president,” Putin told NBC’s Keir Simmons during a wide-ranging and, at times, contentious interview. “He is a colorful individual. You may like him or not. And, but he didn’t come from the U.S. …

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Feds: Man Posed As Trump’s Sister To Scam Cultists

NBC News reports: A Pennsylvania man fraudulently used then-President Donald Trump’s relatives’ names and photos – including those of Trump’s teen son – to rip off unsuspecting followers of a fictitious political fundraising operation, the FBI said. Joshua Hall, of Mechanicsburg, Penn., allegedly raised thousands of dollars using Trump family identities on his platforms – claiming those relatives were helping …

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POLL: 51% Support Trump’s Two-Year Ban By Facebook

Politico reports: While the majority of Americans have heard about former President Donald Trump’s Facebook suspension, just over half support the platform’s two-year ban, according to a new POLITICO/ Morning Consult poll released Monday. 71 percent of voters have heard “a lot” or “some” about Trump’s suspension from the social media platform, while 51 percent of Americans strongly or somewhat …

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