Trump Lies

Banner Plane Over Mar-A-Lago: “CONVICT TRUMP”

ABC News reports: Calls for former President Trump to be convicted in his second impeachment trial came in the form of a sky banner flying over his Mar-a-Lago residence on Friday as his attorneys mount their defense in Washington. The banner was visible over the club in Palm Beach, Fla., minutes before his defense team began presenting its arguments. This …

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Politico Calls Trump’s Defense “Falsehood-Laden”

Politico reports: Donald Trump’s legal team opened his impeachment defense with a falsehood-laden attempt to sway Republicans to reject the House’s charge that the former president incited the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol. The presentations on Friday, the first day of opening arguments for the Trump’s defense team, amounted to out-of-context assertions to push back against the House managers’ …

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REPORT: Trump’s Revenge Tour To Start After Trial

From the conservative Washington Examiner: As soon as his Senate impeachment trial ends, former President Donald Trump plans to get back in public, according to his team. With few social media avenues open to him, that will require Trump to get out personally. But he’s got a plan — and a “list.” Early on, we’re told he’s likely to make …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump’s Lawyers Present Their Defense

CBS News reports: Former President Trump’s legal team will mount their defense on Friday, the fourth day of the second Senate impeachment trial against him. They plan to conclude their arguments in a single day. Both sides will then field questions from senators before lawmakers consider any requests for witnesses or admission of additional evidence. If the House managers decline …

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Meadows Lies About Trump’s Actions On Day Of Riot

Mediaite reports: “We took immediate action,” Meadows claimed after Fox News host Laura Ingraham asked why the former president chose not to tell the rioters to disperse during the hours they were ransacking the Capitol, noting it has been a major talking point from House Democrats during Trump’s Senate trial. “He wanted our National Guard to be on the ready …

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Trump Was Sicker With COVID Than Was Reported

The New York Times reports: President Donald J. Trump was sicker with Covid-19 in October than publicly acknowledged at the time, with extremely depressed blood oxygen levels at one point and a lung problem associated with pneumonia caused by the coronavirus, according to four people familiar with his condition. His prognosis became so worrisome before he was taken to Walter …

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Trump’s DOJ Worked To Block Probe Into Giuliani

The New York Times reports: In the final months of the Trump administration, senior Justice Department officials repeatedly sought to block federal prosecutors in Manhattan from taking a crucial step in their investigation into Rudolph W. Giuliani’s dealings in Ukraine, delaying a search warrant for some of Mr. Giuliani’s electronic records, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Impeachment Trial Day Three

NBC News reports: The third day of the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump will kick off Thursday at noon ET, with the Democratic House impeachment managers set to conclude their opening arguments. The managers have more than half of the total 16 hours they were allotted to make their arguments left, but they may not use all …

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Trump Spox: Lawyers Will Conclude Defense Tomorrow

Mediaite reports: Trump spokesperson Jason Miller announced via Twitter that the legal defense team will only need one day, and plans to wrap the impeachment trial defense by Friday. House Managers started opening arguments against President Donald Trump on Tuesday of this week, arguing that the former president incited the deadly and violent insurrection led by his supporters on the …

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Impeachment Trial Turns To Trump’s Lack Of Remorse

The New York Times reports: The House Democrats prosecuting Donald J. Trump resumed their case against him on Thursday, turning attention to the harm caused by the Jan. 6 Capitol attack and the “lack of remorse” by the former president who they have charged with inciting it as part of a desperate bid to cling to power. A day after …

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LIVE VIDEO: Senate Resumes Hearing Trial Evidence

The Associated Press reports: Democrats at former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial played audio recordings of police officers begging for more help against rioters storming the Capitol, the fear and panic apparent in many of their voices. As the mob breached the Capitol, one officer told dispatch, “We’re still taking rocks, bottles and pieces of flag and metal pole.” In …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Impeachment Trial Day Two

NBC News reports: The second day of the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump will kick off Wednesday at noon ET, with the Democratic impeachment managers commencing their opening arguments. They have 16 hours over two days to make their presentations and then Trump’s attorneys begin their defense with the same amount of time allotted — proceedings that …

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Twitter: Even If Trump Wins In 2024, He’ll Stay Banned

The Daily Beast reports: Donald Trump will never be allowed to return to Twitter—even if he decides to run for president again in 2024, and wins. The social-media company’s CFO Ned Segal appeared on CNBC’s Squawk Box on Wednesday morning, and was asked whether Trump could ever turn to the platform in the scenario that he returns to the White …

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Bumbling Defense Lawyer: Trump Isn’t Mad At Me

Fox News reports: Trump lawyer Bruce L. Castor Jr. defended his performance Tuesday in the Senate, saying it has “not been communicated” to him that former President Trump was angry over his statements during the first day of the Senate impeachment proceedings. During an exclusive interview with Fox News, Castor addressed reports that Trump was “furious” and “beyond angry” over …

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Trump Paid $3.5 Million To Pre-Riot Rally Organizers

Open Secrets reports: As former President Donald Trump faces a Senate impeachment trial on charges of inciting attacks on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, unanswered questions about the full extent of his ties to a nearby rally the same day highlight the need for more campaign finance transparency. Newly identified payments in recent Federal Election Commission filings show people …

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GA County Formally Opens Criminal Probe Into Trump

The New York Times reports: Prosecutors in Fulton County have initiated a criminal investigation into former President Donald J. Trump’s attempts to overturn Georgia’s election results, including a phone call he made to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in which Mr. Trump pressured him to “find” enough votes to help him reverse his loss. On Wednesday, Fani Willis, the recently …

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CNN: Trump Furious Over Lawyers’ Trial Performance

CNN reports: Former President Trump was unhappy with Bruce Castor’s opening argument on the Senate floor this afternoon, according to two people familiar with his reaction. Trump was almost screaming as Castor made meandering arguments that struggled to get at the heart of his defense team’s argument, which is supposed to be over the constitutionality of holding a trial for …

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The Kraken Tried To Evade Dominion’s Process Server

Forbes reports: Dominion Voting Systems had to hire private investigators and employ other costly measures to serve attorney Sidney Powell in its defamation case against her after she “evaded” their summons, the company said in a court filing Tuesday, as the former Trump campaign attorney faces multiple billion-dollar legal challenges for spreading an outlandish conspiracy theory that its voting machines …

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Senate Votes 56-44 That Trump’s Trial Is Constitutional

Reuters reports: A divided Senate voted 56 to 44 on Tuesday to proceed with the impeachment trial of former president Donald Trump, rejecting his lawyers’ argument that it is unconstitutional. Most Republicans stood with Trump and his legal team, which contended the Senate cannot convict a person no longer in office. The House impeachment managers, in pressing for the trial …

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Trump Trial Lawyer Sued Him Last Year, Accused Him Of Making “Repeated” False Claims About Voter Fraud

The Washington Post reports: Last year, Philadelphia lawyer Michael T. van der Veen filed a lawsuit against then-President Donald Trump accusing him of making “repeated claims” that mail voting is ripe with fraud “despite having no evidence in support of these claims.” This week, van der Veen is adopting a different posture as part of the team of attorneys defending …

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