Trump Lies

WaPo: Trump Wants $2B Presidential Library In Florida

The Washington Post reports: Speculation is coursing through Trump World about a possible presidential library and museum. No announcements have been made, but two people familiar with internal discussions said it is likely to be located in Florida and run by Dan Scavino, one of Trump’s longest-serving and most loyal aides who advises him on social media and most recently …

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Axios: Barr Told Trump Election Claims Were “Bullshit”

Axios reports: Attorney General Bill Barr stood behind a chair in the private dining room next to the Oval Office, looming over Donald Trump. The president sat at the head of the table. It was Dec. 1, nearly a month after the election, and Barr had some sharp advice to get off his chest. The president’s theories about a stolen …

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CNN: Around 100 Pardons Expected Tomorrow

CNN reports: President Donald Trump is preparing to issue around 100 pardons and commutations on his final full day in office Tuesday, according to three people familiar with the matter, a major batch of clemency actions that includes white collar criminals, high-profile rappers and others but — as of now — is not expected to include Trump himself. The White …

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Senator Worries Trump Will Divulge Classified Intel

CNN reports: Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) described the possibility of President Trump divulging classified information after leaving office as a “grave danger.” King, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, noted that intelligence briefings are typically given to former presidents as a courtesy rather than a legal requirement. “There’s a grave danger of [Trump] inadvertently or willfully revealing classified information …

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AP: Trump Campaign Staffers Organized Pre-Riot Rally

The Associated Press reports: Members of President Donald Trump’s failed presidential campaign played key roles in orchestrating the Washington rally that spawned a deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol, according to an Associated Press review of records, undercutting claims the event was the brainchild of the president’s grassroots supporters. A pro-Trump nonprofit group called Women for America First hosted the …

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Karl Rove: If Giuliani Defends Trump, He’ll Be Convicted

The Daily Beast reports: “Rudy Giuliani charted a very bad course for the president in the morning papers when he suggested that the argument was going to be, ‘Well, there couldn’t have been incitement because all the charges of widespread voter fraud are true,’” Rove sighed. “Well, those charges and the so-called experts that the campaign has mustered to advocate …

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ABC/WaPo Poll: 28% Support Trump Pardoning Himself

ABC News reports: Sixty-eight percent in this ABC News/Washington Post poll oppose President Donald Trump pardoning himself for any federal crimes he may be accused of committing. Just 28 percent support a self-pardon. And 58% support Twitter’s ban on Trump. In addition to the expected partisan and ideological differences, opposition to a self-pardon is particularly high – 91% – among …

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Trump Allies Rake In Huge Fees From Pardon Seekers

The New York Times reports: As President Trump prepares to leave office in days, a lucrative market for pardons is coming to a head, with some of his allies collecting fees from wealthy felons or their associates to push the White House for clemency, according to documents and interviews with more than three dozen lobbyists and lawyers. The brisk market …

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Giuliani Claims He’s On Impeachment Trial Team

ABC News reports: President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani tells ABC News he’s working as part of the president’s defense team in his upcoming second impeachment trial — and that he’s prepared to argue that the president’s claims of widespread voter fraud did not constitute incitement to violence because the widely-debunked claims are true. “I’m involved right now … …

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Election Disinfo Plunged After Twitter Banned Trump

The Washington Post reports: Online misinformation about election fraud plunged 73 percent after several social media sites suspended President Trump and key allies last week, research firm Zignal Labs has found, underscoring the power of tech companies to limit the falsehoods poisoning public debate when they act aggressively. The new research by the San Francisco-based analytics firm reported that conversations …

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CNN’s Daniel Dale Lists Trump’s “15 Most Notable” Lies

CNN’s Daniel Dale reports: Trying to pick the most notable lies from Donald Trump’s presidency is like trying to pick the most notable pieces of junk from the town dump. There’s just so much ugly garbage to sift through before you can make a decision. But I’m qualified for the dirty job. The most dangerous lie: The coronavirus was under …

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Girls Scouts Want Out Of Lease In Trump Building

Business Insider reports: “In 2014, the Girl Scouts of Greater New York entered into a 15-year lease at 40 Wall Street,” Meridith Maskara, the CEO of the Girl Scouts of Greater New York, said in a statement provided to Insider by a spokeswoman for the Girl Scouts of The USA. “As a matter of very high priority, our organization has …

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Kudlow Disappointed With Trump’s Treatment Of Pence

Axios reports: White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow criticized President Trump’s response to last week’s U.S. Capitol siege and his treatment of Vice President Mike Pence in the aftermath of the 2020 election, in an interview with The Wall Street Journal on Friday. Kudlow said he considered resigning after the Capitol violence, but spoke with other senior White House officials …

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Trump May Face Criminal Investigation In Georgia

The New York Times reports: Prosecutors in Georgia appear increasingly likely to open a criminal investigation of President Trump over his attempts to overturn the results of the state’s 2020 election, an inquiry into offenses that would be beyond his federal pardon power. The new Fulton County district attorney, Fani Willis, is already weighing whether to proceed, and among the …

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Criminal Probe Expands To NY Trump Family Compound

CNBC reports: The Manhattan district attorney’s office has expanded its criminal probe of President Donald Trump’s company to include a sprawling property in Westchester County, New York. A lawyer for the town of Bedford, New York, told CNBC that DA Cyrus Vance Jr.’s office issued a subpoena to the town for records related to the Trump Organization’s Seven Springs Estate …

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Conway: You Can’t Deny People Are Better Off [VIDEO]

Deadline reports: Kellyanne Conway denounced the storming of the Capitol and said she had insisted to President Trump for months that he’d lost the election, but otherwise found little common ground with Bill Maher over the legacy of the last four years. “How do you look back now … anything go wrong?” the host of HBO’s Real Time With Bill …

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MyPillow Nut Visits WH, Seen With “Martial Law” Notes

The Independent reports: One of Donald Trump’s fiercest supporters, MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, went to a meeting at the White House with notes suggesting “martial law if necessary”. The notes, captured by a photographer as Mr Lindell entered the Oval Office on Friday, come after Mr Lindell tweeted then deleted calls for the president to “impost martial law” in the …

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Cohen Grilled By NY Prosecutors On Trump’s Finances

The Associated Press reports: New York prosecutors conducted an hourslong interview Thursday of Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, asking a range of questions about Trump’s business dealings, according to three people familiar with the meeting. The interview focused in part on Trump’s relationship with Deutsche Bank, his biggest and longest standing creditor, according to the three people, …

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REPORT: Trump Planning Departure Ceremony, Event May Feature Red Carpet, Military Band, 21-Gun Salute

USA Today reports: President Donald Trump will leave the White House for Florida shortly before President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration Wednesday, two sources familiar with his plans said on the condition of anonymity to discuss details not yet announced. Trump will hold a farewell ceremony at Joint Base Andrews, the usual jumping off point for Air Force One located in Maryland …

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Trump To Leave DC On Morning Of Biden Inauguration

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump now plans to leave Washington on the morning of Inauguration Day next Wednesday after considering a departure on Tuesday, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday. Trump, who had already announced plans not to attend President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, is planning a farewell event at Joint Base Andrews, the base outside Washington where …

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