Trump cultists

NC Rally Cultists Told To Stop Making “QAnon Salute”

The Daily Beast reports: Security personnel at Donald Trump’s rally on Friday night in Wilmington, North Carolina, attempted to get MAGA-loving supporters to lower their raised arms and single finger, which signifies their allegiance to the far-right conspiracy theory QAnon. The rally controversy follows Trump sharing a video post on Truth Social late Thursday night “filled with references” to QAnon. …

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Georgia To Toss Voting Machines Breached By Cultists

The Hill reports: Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) announced on Friday that the state will replace voting machines in Coffee County after a forensics team linked to former President Trump handled the equipment last year. “To allay the fears being stoked by perennial election deniers and conspiracy theorists, we’re replacing Coffee County’s election machines,” Raffensperger said in a …

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Judge Threatens To Jail Giuliani Over Debt To Ex-Wife

New York City’s NBC affiliate reports: Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani skipped out on a court hearing in Manhattan Friday where a judge ordered the 78-year-old to pay his ex-wife over $225,000 as part of a divorce settlement, or he could wind up in jail. Judge Michael Katz said Giuliani is in contempt of court and has until …

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Arizona GOP Chair Loses Court Battle On Phone Records

NBC News reports: A federal judge in Arizona ruled Thursday that the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol can see the phone records of Arizona Republican Party Chairwoman Kelli Ward and her husband. U.S. District Court Judge Diane J. Humetewa rejected the Wards’ arguments in a February lawsuit that the congressional panel should be …

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QAnon House Candidate Denies “Stolen Valor” Report, Claims Combat Missions To Afghanistan Are Classified

The Daily Beast reports: After the Associated Press reported that Ohio Republican congressional hopeful J.R. Majewski had wildly exaggerated his military and professional background, Majewski held a press conference Friday to insist that his full military records are “classified.” Despite frequently boasting about being a “combat veteran” who fought in Afghanistan after 9/11, military records published by AP showed that …

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Koch Industries Bankrolls Dozens Of Election Deniers

The Guardian reports: Fossil fuel giant Koch Industries has poured over $1 million into backing – directly and indirectly – dozens of House and Senate candidates who voted against certifying Joe Biden’s win on 6 January 2021. Koch, which is controlled by multibillionaire Charles Koch, boasts a corporate Pac that has donated $607,000 to the campaigns or leadership Pacs of …

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Matt Gaetz Unlikely To Be Charged With Sex Trafficking

The Washington Post reports: Career prosecutors have recommended against charging Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) in a long-running sex-trafficking investigation — telling Justice Department superiors that a conviction is unlikely in part because of credibility questions with the two central witnesses, according to people familiar with the matter. Senior department officials have not made a final decision on whether to charge …

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Mail Voting Opponent Has Voted By Mail Multiple Times

CNN reports: The Republican candidate aiming to run Nevada’s elections has called to end mail voting by falsely claiming the voting method is rife with fraud. But public voting records reviewed by CNN’s KFile show he voted by mail multiple times, including while living in one state and voting in another. Jim Marchant, the GOP nominee for secretary of state, …

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LIVE VIDEO: McCarthy Unveils Plan To Retake US House

ABC News reports: The plan, dubbed the “Commitment to America,” marks McCarthy’s most concrete attempt to outline a policy agenda to try to persuade voters ahead of November’s races, in which the GOP is favored — but not guaranteed — to flip the House. The proposal seeks to replicate former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s “Contract with America,” an agenda …

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McCarthy Courts Far-Right Reps In Bid For Speakership

The Hill reports: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) is giving the confrontational right flank of the GOP conference a seat at the table as he aims to shore up their support for Speaker if Republicans take the chamber next year. Firebrand Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) will be at a rollout event outside Pittsburgh on Friday for McCarthy’s Commitment …

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Jury: Project Veritas Must Pay $120,000 To Dem Group

The New York Times reports: A jury in a federal civil case on Thursday found that Project Veritas, a conservative group known for its deceptive tactics, had violated wiretapping laws and fraudulently misrepresented itself as part of a lengthy sting operation against Democratic political consultants. The jury awarded the consulting firm, Democracy Partners, $120,000. The decision amounted to a sharp …

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Judge To Mike Lindell: You Can’t Have Your Phone Back

Law & Crime reports: A federal judge in Minnesota appointed by Donald Trump on Thursday rejected a motion for a temporary restraining order which was filed by local counsel and self-described constitutional consultant Alan Dershowitz on behalf of MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell. Like the Trump case, the judge noted, plaintiff Lindell is seeking return of property as DOJ conducts an …

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Trump House Pick Advocated Against Women Voting

Mediaite reports: CNN’s Andrew Kaczynski revealed on Wednesday evening that the GOP nominee for a Michigan House seat, John Gibbs, once ran a think tank called The Society for the Critique of Feminism that advocated against the right for women to vote, work and be in government. Gibbs received former President Donald Trump’s endorsement in his successful bid to unseat …

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Newsmax Host: NY AG Hates Trump For Being White

“The crime is that Donald Trump is successful. And now you’re just looking for evidence. This is not how law enforcement is supposed to function. You should be impeached. You should be impeached on federal charges. |And you should be taken, quite frankly — removed from your position and then you should have your law license stripped from you. “This …

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Hitler Mustache Rioter Gets Four Years In Federal Prison

The New Jersey Advance reports: Timothy Hale-Cusanelli, the former Naval base employee and Army reservist from Monmouth County convicted of rioting in the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, was sentenced to four years in federal prison Thursday. Multiple reporters present at the sentencing in Washington, D.C. reported the sentence via Twitter. Prosecutors argued for 78 months, or 6 1/2 …

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No Evidence Found Of Walker’s “Charitable Donations”

The New York Times reports: Back when he was a businessman running a food-distribution company, Herschel Walker, the Republican candidate for Senate in Georgia, said his company offered its customers more than just burgers and hot wings. “You are not just serving delicious, appealing food … you’re teaming up with Herschel, in an effort to level life’s playing field for …

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Australian Outlet Denies Defaming Murdochs By Calling Them “Unindicted Co-Conspirators In Continuing Crisis”

Australia’s Crikey reports: Private Media has filed its defence to the defamation claim made by Lachlan Murdoch [photo] against the company and its journalists. Since the beginning, our intention has been to bring the use of defamation law by the rich and powerful into the light, so we wanted to explain the key points of our legal defence and what …

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QAnon Ginni To Interview With House Jan. 6 Committee

CNN reports: The House select committee investigating January 6, 2021, has come to an agreement with Ginni Thomas, the conservative activist and wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, to be interviewed by the panel in the coming weeks, according to a source close to the committee. Ginni Thomas’ attorney, Mark Paoletta, confirmed the voluntary interview in a statement, saying, …

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Five “America First Groypers” Arrested In Capitol Riot

NBC News reports: Five people who federal investigators say are associated with the far-right group America First have been arrested in connection with last year’s attack on the U.S. Capitol. In addition to numerous criminal charges, they are accused of entering House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s conference room, according to a court filing. The Justice Department said in the filing that …

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Cultists Scream After 77 Newspapers Cancel “Dilbert”

Fox News reports: The “Dilbert” comic strip named after its title character struggling to make it up the corporate ladder and often pokes fun at office culture with satirical humor and social commentary has been canceled in nearly 80 markets, its author told Fox News. Scott Adams, who has written and illustrated the popular comic since 1989, said Lee Enterprises …

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