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Publishing Professionals: No Book Deals For Trumpers

Fox News reports: A long list of authors and other publishing professionals are calling on their industry to effectively refuse book deals with anyone who worked in former President Trump’s administration. “As members of the writing and publishing community of the United States, we affirm that participation in the administration of Donald Trump must be considered a uniquely mitigating criterion …

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Pirro Frantically Lobbied For Ex’s Last Minute Pardon

CNN reports: Fox News host Judge Jeanine successfully lobbied former President Donald Trump in an eleventh-hour effort to pardon her ex-husband in the final hours of Trump’s presidency, CNN has learned. Pirro was upset that her ex-husband Albert J. Pirro Jr. wasn’t on Trump’s final pardon list that came out early Wednesday morning, and that message was conveyed to the …

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Trump Pardoned Pirro’s Ex-Husband In His Final Hour

The Hill reports: President Trump in his final hour as commander in chief on Wednesday pardoned the ex-husband of Fox News host Jeanine Pirro. Trump granted a full pardon to Albert J. Pirro, Jr., a White House spokesperson said after the president landed in Florida. Albert Pirro, an attorney and lobbyist, was convicted in 2000 of conspiracy and tax evasion …

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Axios: Trump Wanted To Sue The Lincoln Project

Axios reports: The male voice in the TV ad boomed through the White House residence during “Fox & Friends” commercial breaks. Over and over and over. “The end is coming, Donald. … On Jan. 6, Mike Pence will put the nail in your political coffin.” The Lincoln Project, the anti-Trump PAC dedicated to pissing off the president with viral commercials, …

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Trump Revokes 5-Year Lobbying Ban For His Officials

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump, in one of his final acts of office, released current and former members of his administration from the terms of their ethics pledge, which included a five-year ban on lobbying their former agencies. The ethics pledge was outlined in one of Trump’s first executive orders, signed on Jan. 28, 2017, as part of …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Departs White House For Last Time

The Guardian reports: In his last few hours as president, Trump will fly to his private Mar-a-Lago resort and residence in Palm Beach, Florida, aboard the Air Force One jumbo jet for the last time in a presidential capacity, ensuring he and his wife Melania are almost 1,000 miles away from the White House and Capitol when Biden takes over. …

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Trump Talked Out Of Pardons For Family, GOP Reps

CNN reports: Huddled for a lengthy meeting with his legal advisers, Trump was warned the pardons he once hoped to bestow upon his family and even himself would place him in a legally perilous position, convey the appearance of guilt and potentially make him more vulnerable to reprisals. So, too, was Trump warned that pardons for Republican lawmakers who had …

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Melanie Issues Farewell: Don’t Be Violent, “Be Best”

Via press release from the White House: Be passionate in everything you do but always remember that violence is never the answer and will never be justified. When I came to the White House, I reflected on the responsibility I have always felt as a mother to encourage, give strength, and teach values of kindness. It is our duty as …

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Trump Exits With Worst Approval Rating Of Presidency

Gallup reports: As President Donald Trump prepares to leave the White House, 34% of Americans approve of the job he is doing as president, the worst evaluation of his presidency. His 41% average approval rating throughout his presidency is four points lower than for any of his predecessors in Gallup’s polling era. Trump’s ratings showed a record 81-percentage-point average gap …

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Scarborough May Sue Trump For “Murder” Claims

The Hill reports: MSNBC “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough said in an interview that he has considered taking legal action against President Trump for repeatedly amplifying an unfounded conspiracy theory about the death of one of Scarborough’s former aides. Scarborough, a former GOP lawmaker from Florida, told the Times Radio that he consulted defamation lawyers in New York and Washington, …

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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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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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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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Graham: Pardoning Rioters Would “Destroy Trump”

“There are a lot of people urging the president to pardon folks who participated in defiling the Capitol, the rioters. “I don’t care if you went there and spread flowers on the floor, you breached the security of the Capitol, you interrupted a joint session of Congress. “You tried to intimidate, assault, you should be prosecuted to the fullest extent …

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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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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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Trump Bans Aides From Discussing Richard Nixon

CNN reports: Trump has been consumed by the unraveling of his presidency during his last days in office, according to people around him, which included a casual discussion among advisers recently about a possible resignation. Trump shut the idea down almost immediately. And he has made clear to aides in separate conversations that mere mention of President Richard Nixon, the …

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