Latest from Trump: Republicans call for Clinton to be jailed for ‘espionage’

Stormy Daniels obliquely denies writing a statement on the Trump case

As a debunked story that Hillary Clinton was ‘spying’ on Donald Trump makes the rounds in right-wing media, Rudy Giuliani has fanned the flames by saying he has the evidence in ‘my room, or my den, for that matter’. did he declare. newsmax Tuesday. “I had it there for years.”

Mr. Giuliani, who served as Mr. Trump’s personal attorney while he was still in the White House, did not specify what that evidence consisted of. He only said that there were many.

Former Secretary of State Mrs Clinton hit back by mocking the “fake scandal” set up to distract from the former president’s misdeeds.

Joe Biden ignored another of Donald Trump’s claims for “executive privilege” and ordered the publication of White House visitor logs until January 6, 2021 inclusive. The records will be made available to the House Select Committee investigating the murder attack on the United States Capitol – as the panel’s work progresses on several fronts.

Meanwhile, as the launch of Mr. Trump’s new social media site, Truth Social, draws near, Donald Trump Jr is being ridiculed promoting his father’s first post on the platform – “Get Ready!” Your favorite president will see you soon! — on Twitter, the platform from which Trump Sr is banned.


Clinton rigged ‘infiltrations’ scandal revives calls to ‘lock him up’

Once again, pro-Trump Republicans are insisting that Hillary Clinton deserves jail time for her alleged crimes. This time it’s because of John Durham’s recent court case, which – as detailed by various non-right-wing outlets, including The Independent – does not implicate Mrs. Clinton in any crime.

Nevertheless, here is Missouri Senator and 2020 election objector Josh Hawley banging the drum on Fox News.

Andrew NaughtyFebruary 17, 2022 11:31 am


“Legitimate political discourse”? Not enough…

The Republican Party’s recent decision to censor Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger for daring to participate in the Jan. 6 inquiry was not well received, to put it mildly, with the reference to ‘legitimate political speech’ particularly unwelcome. by those who accuse the party of downplaying the violent attack on the Capitol.

But it seems it’s not just Democrats and proud Trump critics who oppose the language. According to a new poll, only 33% of Republican voters agree that the events of January 6 meet this definition.

Andrew NaughtyFebruary 17, 2022 11:15 am


Durham filing: Why the ‘Clinton spied on Trump’ claim is inaccurate

Donald Trump, Fox News et al may still be obsessed with John Durham’s court filing, but explaining what he truly medium is tricky (although hardly impossible). Speaking on MSNBC last night, the New York TimesCharlie Savage gave this helpful summary – in which he explains why the pro-Trump, anti-Clinton narrative of what happened is wrong.

And for a written explainer, read this from The Independentby Andrew Feinberg:

Andrew NaughtyFebruary 17, 2022 10:35 am


Some Capitol rioters are serving their sentences in unorthodox ways

At the start of the prosecution of those arrested for taking part in the January 6 riot, some lawyers adopted an unusual tactic: have their clients read and watch classic works on social injustice, the workings of government, the value democracy or the Holocaust. The goal was to get people who had isolated themselves within a right-wing media ecosystem to think more critically about both their own actions and the messages that had encouraged them to join the insurgency.

Among those who took a version of this approach was Edward Hemenway, who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor. His lawyer argued he completed the community service part of his sentence with an online course provided by a specialist website – a course that many legal systems exclude as an alternative to more traditional forms of work. .

Like News reports:

There are non-profit organizations that are providing virtual volunteering opportunities, especially during the pandemic. But a host of local court systems across the country advise on their websites that they will not accept online service to fulfill court-ordered obligations…

A handful of court websites specifically mention Logan Social Services. The website for the Cobb County, Georgia, the court system lists the organization as one of the programs it won’t accept certifications from, stating in capital letters: “YOU CANNOT DO COMMUNITY SERVICE ONLINE” and “YOU CANNOT PAY FOR YOUR COMMUNITY SERVICE “. It is also prohibited by the local court system in Mariette, Georgia.

Read the full report below.

Andrew NaughtyFebruary 17, 2022 9:55 a.m.


Oath Keepers leader says January 6, 2020 panel elections were ‘illegitimate’

Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes told the House Select Committee earlier this month that he still believes President Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 election was “illegitimate,” his lawyer told Wednesday. the courtyard.

But Mr Rhodes’ lawyer argues his statement should not count against his client because many Republicans also believe the same.

“There are a lot of public leaders who still say that on a regular basis,” said Mr Rhodes’ lawyer, James Bright.

Andrew NaughtyFebruary 17, 2022 9:15 a.m.


Joe Biden reveals he put a dead dog on a Republican’s doorstep

President Joe Biden recalled a humorous moment that happened when he was a county councilor in the 1970s at an event with officials from county-level governments across the country.

Speaking at the National Association of Counties’ 2022 legislative conference Tuesday night in Washington, the president described what happened when a woman from a “very wealthy neighborhood” in his district called Mr. Biden, then a New Castle County councilor in his late 20s or early 30s, to care for a dead animal on his lawn.

Read the full report by John Bowden of The Independent.

Shweta SharmaFebruary 17, 2022 08:30


Jan. 6 panel discusses subpoena for Ivanka Trump – report

The House select committee investigating the Capitol riots is considering issuing a subpoena to Ivanka Trump, in an effort to force her to cooperate with the investigation, a source has reported. Guardian.

The move will force Mr. Trump’s own family member to testify against him for the first time in connection with the Jan. 6 riots.

The source said the committee is not expected to take the action immediately, but it was discussed among the members as they considered the options available after she refused voluntary cooperation.

The panel did not discuss a possible subpoena for Mr Trump’s daughter during a closed meeting last Friday, the source said, adding that the committee wanted to give him the opportunity to help. investigations before taking the plunge.

It comes after select committee chairman Bennie Thompson asked for Mrs Trump’s willing cooperation in an 11-page letter last month, noting that she was one of the people closest to the former president in the days leading up to the attack.

Shweta SharmaFebruary 17, 2022 08:08


FAA administrator appointed by Donald Trump resigns

Steve Dickson, the Federal Aviation Administration administrator who was appointed by Donald Trump, is expected to step down at the end of next month, the agency said.

He cut short a five-year term to step down after serving the agency for nearly two years. Mr Dickson said in a letter to his staff that it was ‘time to come home’ to his family after serving 43 years in the aviation industry.

He said the agency was in a “better place” than two years ago and had overcome some of the challenges and “built a stronger, more collaborative, inclusive and open culture.”

Shweta SharmaFebruary 17, 2022 07:51


Trump is in ‘potential legal disaster’, analyst says

Attorney Philip Rotner told MSNBC that accounting firms don’t typically fire their clients, but Mazar’s decision citing a conflict of interest that cannot be waived means they are at a disadvantage to him.

“They don’t protect him anymore. They protect themselves. They also warned users that they could not trust the financial information provided by Trump,” Rotner said.

“There are outstanding loans that could be called based on the accounting firm saying that the financial information provided is no longer reliable. And it could be nearly impossible for Trump to find new sources of cash, because who is going to trust to its financial statements now?” he added.

He said the fact that this is happening while Mr Trump faces a civil and criminal investigation in New York means he faces “potential legal catastrophe”, both for his business and his freedom.

Shweta SharmaFebruary 17, 2022 07:32


Mike Lindell and his 10,000 pillows are denied entry to Canada in support of truckers

Pro-Trump conspiracy theorist Mike Lindell and a truck full of 10,000 of his pillows have been denied entry to Canada in support of protesting truckers.

The CEO of MyPillow and a videographer were intercepted at the Port Huron-Sarnia border crossing on Tuesday evening on their way to Ottawa to distribute “pillows and Bibles” to protesters, a Canadian government source said. The national post.

Olivier O’ConnellFebruary 17, 2022 05:15

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