Trump Lies

Special Counsel Subpoenas Records In 3 More States

CNN reports: Local officials in Nevada, New Mexico and Georgia have received federal subpoenas for records related to the 2020 election as the Justice Department’s investigation intensifies in battleground states. Special counsel Jack Smith sent the subpoenas to the New Mexico secretary of state’s office and to the Clark County, Nevada, elections division in late November, according to copies of …

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Trump Sues Pulitzer Prize Board For Defamation

Fox News reports: Former President Trump filed a defamation lawsuit on Tuesday against the Pulitzer Prize Board over the 2018 National Reporting prizes given to The New York Times and Washington Post for coverage of “now-debunked theory” of alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Trump’s suit, filed Tuesday in Okeechobee County, Florida, was obtained by Fox News Digital. It states …

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Natl Archives Asked To Look Into Trump’s Storage Unit

The Washington Post reports: The House Oversight Committee sent a letter to the National Archives on Tuesday requesting a review to determine whether former president Donald Trump has retained any additional presidential records at his storage facility in Florida. The request from the committee’s chairwoman, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.), follows a report from The Washington Post that at least …

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DOJ Urged To Investigate Election Software Plot

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Election security advocates called for federal investigations Tuesday of a “coordinated plot” by former President Donald Trump’s supporters to copy election software in Georgia, Michigan and Nevada after the 2020 election. The request urged Jack Smith, the U.S. Department of Justice’s special counsel investigating Trump, to pursue the multistate data-copying effort as part of his probe …

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Chicago Seeks To Force Removal Of Trump Tower Sign

Politico reports: Two Chicago aldermen are revisiting a proposal to take down the nearly 3,000-square-foot T-R-U-M-P sign that adorns the former president’s Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago. Gil Villegas has been vexed by Trump since the insurrection. The Chicago alderman had presented an ordinance in 2021 that said sign permits could be revoked if the holders were found …

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POLL: 61% Of Republicans Say “Not Trump” In 2024

USA Today reports: Republican support for Donald Trump’s presidential bid in 2024 has cratered, an exclusive USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll finds, as the former president is beleaguered by midterm losses and courtroom setbacks. By 2-1, GOP and GOP-leaning voters now say they want Trump’s policies but a different standard-bearer to carry them. While 31% want the former president to run, 61% prefer some other …

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Texts Show Meadows Plotting To Overturn Election

Talking Points Memo reports: White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows exchanged text messages with at least 34 Republican members of Congress as they plotted to overturn President Trump’s loss in the 2020 election. Those messages are being fully, publicly documented here for the first time. One message identified as coming from Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC) to Meadows on January 17, …

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Special Counsel Subpoenas Georgia Secretary Of State

The Washington Post reports: Special counsel Jack Smith has sent a grand jury subpoena to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, bringing to five the number of 2020 battleground states where state or local election officials are known to have received such requests. State and local officials in Arizona, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin have received similar subpoenas — all of …

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Trump Judge Formally Tosses His Special Master Plea

CNN reports: Judge Aileen Cannon on Monday formally dismissed the case, which Trump brought to challenge the Mar-a-Lago evidence collection and in which she appointed special master Raymond Dearie, another judge, to make recommendations on whether prosecutors could access evidence. The dismissal of the case now gives the Justice Department full access to tens of thousands of records and other …

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Trump Admits Rejecting Russian Offer To Trade Whelan

The Daily Beast reports: Speaking to Face The Nation on Sunday, former National Security Council Russia specialist Fiona Hill confirmed that Russia asked the Trump administration to swap Bout and another Russian – drug smuggler Konstantin Yaroshenko – for Whelan following his 2018 arrest. Hill said Russia raised the issue “many times.” The pair were “put on the table by …

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Fauci: I Couldn’t Be Complicit In Trump’s COVID Lies

“I have such a great deal of respect for the office of the presidency that it just made me very uncomfortable, but I had to do it, Chris, because I couldn’t stand there and be complicit in saying hydroxychloroquine works when it doesn’t. “You know, ‘bleach works.’ It doesn’t. ‘The virus is going to go away like magic.’ It’s not. …

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Bolton: Trump Rejected Prisoner Swap For Paul Whelan

The Independent reports: Former National Security Adviser John Bolton has revealed that Donald Trump turned down the chance to secure Paul Whelan’s release two years ago – despite the former president claiming to be outraged over the Biden administration’s deal which freed Brittney Griner but left the US marine in Russian custody. Mr Bolton, who was the national security adviser …

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Judge Declines To Hold Trump In Contempt Of Court

ABC News reports: A federal judge in Washington declined to hold former President Donald Trump or his legal team in contempt of court following a court hearing Friday as the Justice Department had requested, sources familiar with the matter told ABC News. The judge instead urged the Justice Department and Trump’s legal team to resolve the dispute themselves, the sources …

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Whelan’s Brother Rips Trump: You Did Nothing For Him

The Hill reports: The brother of former Marine Paul Whelan, who has been imprisoned in Russia for nearly four years, slammed former President Trump on Friday after Trump criticized the Biden administration for the deal it struck to free WNBA star Brittney Griner but not Whelan. David Whelan said in a post on Twitter that Trump seems to have mentioned his …

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REPORT: January 6 Committee Considering Criminal Referrals For Eastman, Giuliani, Meadows, And Clark

CNN reports: The House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, insurrection is considering criminal referrals for at least four individuals in addition to former President Donald Trump, multiple sources told CNN. The panel is weighing criminal referrals for former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, right wing lawyer John Eastman, former Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark and Trump’s …

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DOJ To Judge: Hold Trump Team In Contempt Of Court

The Washington Post reports: Justice Department lawyers have asked U.S. District Court Judge Beryl A. Howell to hold Trump’s office in contempt, according to the people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe sealed court proceedings. But the judge has not yet held a hearing or ruled on the request, they said.The request came after months of mounting …

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Sioux City: Trump Is Stiffing Us On His Rally Invoices

The Sioux City Journal reports: Save America, a leadership political action committee (PAC) created by Trump, rented several parking lots from the city for the Nov. 3 rally, which was intended to bolster the campaigns of Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley and Gov. Kim Reynolds. The PAC had a separate agreement with Hawthorne Global Aviation Services, the current fixed-base operator …

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“Isolated” Trump Hasn’t Left Mar-A-Lago In Weeks

The Washington Post reports: Since announcing his 2024 presidential bid three weeks ago at Mar-a-Lago, Donald Trump has barely left his private South Florida club — except to play golf at his course across Lake Worth Lagoon. He spoke at a friendly think tank conference held at Mar-a-Lago and a for-profit gala, also at Mar-a-Lago. He had dinner at Mar-a-Lago …

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Court Hears Trump’s Claim Of Immunity From Riot Suits

CNN reports: A federal court of appeals in DC spent nearly two hours on Wednesday grappling with whether former President Donald Trump should be immune from liability in three separate lawsuits stemming from the January 6, 2021, insurrection. A federal judge in Washington, DC, ruled in February that the lawsuits can move forward, denying Trump’s claim that his conduct was …

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Trump Hosts Notorious QAnon Extremist At Mar-A-Lago

ABC News reports: A prominent adherent of the QAnon and “Pizzagate” conspiracy theories posed for photos with former President Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago resort Tuesday night after speaking at an event hosted at the club, according to the photos and videos posted to social media. Videos and photos posted to social media appear to show Liz Crokin, a prominent …

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