Tag Archives: Trump lies

Lindell Eagerly Takes Obscene Call From Fake Trump

The Big Lead reports: Mike Lindell is trying to release his new social media platform. According to Newsweek, “FRANK” failed to launch today, for the second time in a week. Lindell blamed a cyber attack and is currently hosting a talk show of some sort on the platform’s webpage as part of a 48-hour “FRANK-a-thon.” That brings us to the …

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OAN Fires Longtime Producer For Admitting Network’s Own Staffers Don’t Believe Its Lies About 2020 Election

Mediaite reports: One America News Network, the pro-Trump station that embraced conspiracy theories about the 2020 election, fired a producer that spilled to the New York Times about working there. Marty Golingan, a producer at OAN since 2016, confirmed that he had been fired on Monday. While most spoke on condition of anonymity, Golingan gave an on the record interview. …

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Lindell Hires Free Speech Lawyer To Fight Dominion

The Daily Beast reports: According to court documents filed late last week, Lindell’s company, MyPillow, has hired veteran First Amendment attorney Nathan Lewin to represent the company as its Trump-aligned founder faces a billion-dollar defamation lawsuit from Dominion Voting Systems. Lewin joins his friend and fellow legal heavyweight, celebrity lawyer and Trump impeachment-defense veteran Alan Dershowitz, who, while not an …

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REPORT: Ex-Trump Official Probed Over State Secrets

The Washington Post reports: In the Trump administration’s four-year battle with the intelligence community, a recurring character was a brash lawyer named Kashyap P. “Kash” Patel. He appeared so frequently, in so many incarnations, that he was almost a “Zelig” figure in President Donald Trump’s confrontation against what he imagined as the “deep state.” Patel repeatedly pressed intelligence agencies to …

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Trump Rape Accuser Seeks To Boot DOJ From Case

Bloomberg News reports: A former New York advice columnist who says Donald Trump defamed her when he denied raping her two decades ago urged a federal appeals court to reject the former president’s claim that he’s protected from her lawsuit because he was a government employee when it was filed. E. Jean Carroll asked the U.S. Court of Appeals in …

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DOJ Sues Roger Stone And Wife For “Defrauding” US

Reuters reports: The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday sued Roger Stone, saying the close ally of former President Donald Trump owes about $2 million in unpaid federal income taxes, according to a court document seen by Reuters. The civil lawsuit, filed in federal court in Florida, alleged that Stone and his wife, Nydia, used a commercial entity to “shield …

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YouTube Bans Former Trump Official Sebastian Gorka

Salon reports: Former Trump White House senior adviser turned right-wing radio host Sebastian Gorka was permanently booted off of YouTube over the weekend after receiving his third strike on the platform in 90 days for touting unhinged election conspiracy theories. Gorka’s channel was suspended for misleading users on the platform by pushing the baseless claim that the 2020 election was …

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Smartmatic: Fox Hosts Can’t Claim Free Speech Shield

Law & Crime reports: The 120-page motion, filed Monday evening in New York state court, argued that Fox News and its employees cannot use the First Amendment as a shield against the demonstrably false claims laid out in the initial complaint. The $2.7 billion suit — which also names Fox personalities Maria Bartiromo, Jeanine Pirro, former Fox host Lou Dobbs, …

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Trump: NY Tax Law Doesn’t Apply, I’m Not President

Bloomberg News reports: Donald Trump said a New York law enabling Congress to ask for his state tax returns no longer applies because he isn’t president. The law, known as the Trust Act, allows the state to share the president’s tax information with a congressional committee that asks for it. Trump sued the House and Ways and Means Committee to …

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Trump Attacks “Dumb Son Of A Bitch” Mitch McConnell

Politico reports: Trump veered off his prepared text during a roughly 50-minute speech before several hundred well-heeled GOP donors at his Mar-a-Lago resort in South Florida, saying that he was “disappointed” in former Vice President Mike Pence, calling last year’s presidential election election a “fraud” and mocking Dr. Anthony Fauci. The former president spent several minutes tearing into McConnell, saying …

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Costco Quietly Axes MyPillow Products From Website

The Insider reports: If you’re looking to buy a MyPillow product from Costco, you might struggle. The brand’s products seem to have disappeared from the retailer’s website. This is a change from January, when Costco said that it had “contractual commitments to MyPillow that we intend to honor” when asked for comment. Read the full article. Last week MyPillow CEO …

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FB Oversight Board To Consider Reinstating Trump

Politico reports: Facebook’s oversight board is expected to rule in the coming weeks on whether to uphold or overturn Trump’s indefinite suspension from the platforms, which the company imposed after the Jan. 6 Capitol riots over fears he might incite further violence. So far, the panel of scholars, lawyers and other outside experts has bucked Facebook’s judgment in five of …

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Trump Lawyer Apologizes To Former DHS Official After Being Sued For Saying He Should Be “Shot At Dawn”

The Washington Examiner reports: Attorney Joe diGenova issued an apology to a former Homeland Security Department cybersecurity chief who he once suggested should be executed. A statement was released on Friday, four months after the ex-official, Chris Krebs, sued him and the Trump campaign for defamation. Krebs sued the Trump campaign and diGenova on Dec. 8 in Montgomery County, Maryland, …

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Flynn Ignored Official Warnings On Foreign Payments

The Guardian reports: The Defense Department inspector general has uncovered evidence that Michael Flynn accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars from foreign interests and governments, despite repeated warnings by the DoD and the Justice Department that his conduct might be illegal, the Guardian can reveal. After the retired general pleaded guilty in 2017 to federal criminal charges that he had …

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Giuliani Seeks Dismissal Of Dominion Suit, Denies All

The National Law Journal reports: Rudy Giuliani is asking a federal judge to throw out Dominion’s $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against him on jurisdictional grounds. In the 10-page motion to dismiss filed Wednesday—Giuliani’s first formal response to the complaint—attorney Joe Sibley wrote that Giuliani denies having “defamed plaintiffs or that he has engaged in any wrongful or malicious conduct toward …

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Fox Host Demands Lying Media Be “Held Accountable”

“It’s just really important to point out that the standard is so high to hold any of these news organizations accountable. You have to prove intentional malice. It is extremely hard to prove. It’s why 60 Minutes — it’s why the left, MSNBC, CNN, they get away with murder each and every day. They can say whatever they want because …

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Bloomberg: Trump May Never Have Presidential Library

Bloomberg News reports: Planning for a library would suggest he’s done being president and that’s not something he’s ready to concede. Trump has publicly dangled the possibility that he will seek the Republican nomination in 2024. “Once he says, ‘I am going to be raising money for my library,’ he’s given up even the pretense of trying to run again,” …

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50% Of GOP Voters Believe Lies About Capitol Riot

Reuters reports: Since the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, former President Donald Trump and his Republican allies have pushed false and misleading accounts to downplay the event that left five dead and scores of others wounded. His supporters appear to have listened. Three months after a mob of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol to try to overturn …

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How The Trump Campaign Stole Over $100 Million From Their Donors With A Sneaky Recurrent Donations Scam

The New York Times reports: Facing a cash crunch and getting badly outspent by the Democrats, the campaign had begun last September to set up recurring donations by default for online donors, for every week until the election. Contributors had to wade through a fine-print disclaimer and manually uncheck a box to opt out. As the election neared, the Trump …

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Former Guy Calls On Cultists To Cancel “Woke” MLB

The Insider reports: Former President Donald Trump on Friday called for a boycott of Major League Baseball, following the league’s decision to move its All-Star game out of Georgia. In a statement, Trump said: “Baseball is already losing tremendous numbers of fans, and now they leave Atlanta with their All-Star Game because they are afraid of the Radical Left Democrats …

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