Trump Lies

LIVE VIDEO: Senate Begins Trump Impeachment Trial

NPR reports: After the gavel at 1pm ET on Tuesday, there will be four hours that will be split between House impeachment managers and Trump’s defense team to debate whether the trial is constitutional. The Senate will then vote on this question, and in this case, given last month’s 55-45 vote on a very similar question, they will be expected …

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Trump Lawyer Admits Biden Won Election Legitimately

Mediaite reports: Trump defense lawyer Bruce Castor made an extensive argument that the 2020 election was indeed legitimate. Castor’s case — part of a meandering opening argument that baffled viewers — was that Democrats’ motives for impeachment are singular: “The majority in the House of Representatives does not want to face Donald Trump as a political rival in the future.” …

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Criminal And Civil Trump Probes Accelerate In New York

Reuters reports: As former U.S. President Donald Trump goes to trial this week in the Senate on charges of inciting the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, criminal and civil investigations into his businesses are accelerating in New York. Manhattan prosecutors probing Trump’s real-estate business for possible insurance and tax fraud have stepped up witness interviews in recent months and hired forensic …

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Jason Miller: If Georgia Officials Didn’t Want To Get Calls From Trump, They Shouldn’t Have Run For Office

The New York Times reports: The office of Georgia’s secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, on Monday started an investigation into former President Donald J. Trump’s attempts to overturn the state’s election results, including a phone call he made to Mr. Raffensperger in which Mr. Trump pressured him to “find” enough votes to reverse his loss. Jason Miller, a senior adviser …

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Newsmax Host: Only One Person Died In Capitol Riot

“They’ve been lying about so much — including, by the way, that five people died on January 6th, 2021. It’s not true. Only one person died on that day. You know who it was? The unarmed woman, Ashli Babbitt. Unarmed woman shot and killed by Capitol Police. We’ve heard very, very little about that case. And you know what? That …

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Fox Seeks Dismissal Of $2.7 Billion Smartmatic Suit

Law & Crime reports: Lawyers for the Fox Corporation and Fox News on Monday night filed a motion to dismiss a $2.7 billion lawsuit against the cable news behemoth by Smartmatic, a maker of electronic voting technology. Smartmatic sued Fox News and Lou Dobbs, Maria Bartiromo, and Jeanine Pirro in New York state court for reports and commentaries about the …

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GA Opens Probe Into Trump’s Call To Overturn Election

The New York Times reports: The office of Georgia’s secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, on Monday started an investigation into former President Donald J. Trump’s attempts to overturn the state’s election results, including a phone call he made to Mr. Raffensperger in which Mr. Trump pressured him to “find” enough votes to reverse his loss. Such inquiries are “fact-finding and …

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Schumer Unveils Rules For Trump’s Senate Trial

Spectrum News reports: Speaking on the floor of the Senate on Monday, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced that a deal has been reached with the Republican minority and House Impeachment Managers on the rules for the second impeachment trial of former president Donald Trump. On Tuesday, there will be another debate on the constitutionality of the trial — not …

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Jarvanka Made Up To $640M While In White House

From the watchdog group CREW: Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump reported between $172 million and $640 million in outside income while working in the White House, according to an analysis of financial disclosures by CREW. It is impossible to tell the exact amount as the income is sometimes reported in broad ranges. Both Kushner and Trump announced they would not …

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Impeachment Managers Scoff At Trump’s Defense

Via email from the House impeachment managers: The evidence of President Trump’s conduct is overwhelming. He has no valid excuse or defense for his actions. And his efforts to escape accountability are entirely unavailing. As charged in the Article of Impeachment, President Trump violated his Oath of Office and betrayed the American people. His incitement of insurrection against the United …

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Lawyers: Trump Didn’t Mean “Fight Like Hell” Literally

CNN reports: In his speech on January 6, Trump told the crowd to “fight like hell.” “And if you don’t fight like hell, you’re not going to have a country anymore,” Trump said. In their brief, Trump’s lawyers argued that Trump’s speech about fighting was metaphorical and he did not call for any violence. “Of the over 10,000 words spoken, …

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Trump Lawyers File Brief Demanding Case Be Dismissed

The Associated Press reports: Lawyers for Donald Trump on Monday blasted the impeachment case against him as an act of “political theater” by Democrats, whom they accused of exploiting for their own party’s gain the chaos and trauma of last month’s riot at the U.S. Capitol. In a brief filed on the eve of the Senate impeachment trial, lawyers for …

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Cohen Apologizes To Stormy Daniels For “Needless Pain”

The Associated Press reports: Seeking to bury the hatchet, Cohen interviews Daniels in the latest episode of his podcast, “Mea Culpa,” in which the two commiserate over life-altering experiences with Trump and his recent departure from office. Cohen, in keeping with the title of his program, apologizes for “the needless pain” he put Daniels through when he arranged a $130,000 …

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Trump’s Trial Expected To Be Speedy, Few Witnesses

The Associated Press reports: Scheduled to begin Tuesday, just over a month since the deadly riot, the proceedings are expected to diverge from the lengthy, complicated trial that resulted in Trump’s acquittal a year ago on charges that he privately pressured Ukraine to dig up dirt on a Democratic rival, Joe Biden, now the president. This time, Trump’s Jan. 6 …

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Miller Claims Trump Is “Happier” Without Social Media

The UK’s Sunday Times reports: On inauguration day, Donald Trump left Washington on the presidential plane, Air Force One, to the sound of Frank Sinatra’s My Way. The song begins: “And now the end is near” — but is it? Trump fully expects to survive and thrive politically after his impeachment trial for inciting the violent storming of the US …

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NYT: Dems Planning “Fast-Paced Cinematic” Case

The Washington Post reports: When the House impeachment managers prosecute former President Donald J. Trump this week for inciting the Capitol attack, they plan to mount a fast-paced and cinematic case aimed at rekindling the outrage lawmakers experienced themselves on Jan. 6, in arguments delivered from the scene of the invasion. Armed with lessons from the first impeachment trial of …

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POLL: Majority Say Convict Trump, Bar Him From Office

ABC News reports: With his impeachment trial set to begin this week, a narrow majority of Americans say they support the Senate convicting former President Donald Trump and barring him from holding federal office again, according to a new ABC News/Ipsos poll released Sunday. Compared to public attitudes in the early days of his first impeachment trial, support for the …

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Trump’s Election Lies Have So Far Cost $519 Million

The Washington Post reports: President Donald Trump’s onslaught of falsehoods about the November election misled millions of Americans, undermined faith in the electoral system, sparked a deadly riot — and has now left taxpayers with a large, and growing, bill. The total so far: $519 million. The costs have mounted daily as government agencies at all levels have been forced …

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Trump Lawyer Claims During Senate Trial He’ll Show Videos Of Democrats Encouraging Anti-Police Violence

From the far-right Washington Times: Former President Donald Trump‘s defense at his Senate impeachment trial next week will include videos of Democrats encouraging violence, one of his lawyers said Friday. The clips would counter videos that Democrats likely will show of the riot at Capitol and Mr. Trump‘s fiery speech at a rally shortly before the attack on Jan. 6, …

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Dobbs Retweets Praise From Trump, Attacks On Fox

Mediaite reports: Hours after news broke that Fox News cancelled Lou Dobbs’ Fox Business Network show, Dobbs was active on Twitter thanking people defending him, and retweeting some people taking shots at the network. The news of Lou Dobbs Tonight being cancelled came just one day after Smartmatic filed a lawsuit against Fox and several hosts, including Dobbs. Fox has …

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