Exclusive: Rachel Maddow Interviews Lev Parnas – Part 1 | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Lev Parnas, federally indicted associate of Donald Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani, talks with Rachel Maddow in an exclusive interview about his role in the Ukraine scheme that would lead to Trump’s impeachment. Aired on 1/15/20.

Jan. 6 commission threatens criminal referrals after Steve Bannon snubs subpoena

The commission said the former White House adviser “indicated that he will try to hide behind vague references to privileges of the former President.” The House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol is threatening to hand out criminal contempt referrals after a lawyer for former Trump strategist Steve Bannon said his client would notContinue reading “Jan. 6 commission threatens criminal referrals after Steve Bannon snubs subpoena”

Group asks DC court panel to investigate DOJ official who peddled false Trump election claims

A group of legal heavyweights on Tuesday asked the disciplinary panel of the D.C. Court of Appeals to investigate a former Department of Justice (DOJ) official who allegedly sought to use his official position in the federal government to overturn former President Trump’s election defeat. In a 15-page ethics complaint, the group said former DOJ officialContinue reading “Group asks DC court panel to investigate DOJ official who peddled false Trump election claims”

59% of GOP Voters Say ‘Believing’ Trump Won 2020 ‘Important’ to Being a Republican: Poll

As former President Donald Trump and his allies continue to push false claims that the 2020 election was stolen by Democrats, most Republicans now think supporting Trump’s claim that he won to be a crucial part of their own partisan identity, according to a new poll. In a new CNN poll released Sunday, 59 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents say thatContinue reading “59% of GOP Voters Say ‘Believing’ Trump Won 2020 ‘Important’ to Being a Republican: Poll”

GOP Sends Out Fake Pence Email Calling 2020 Election ‘Contested Takeover,’ Then Apologizes

The National Republican Senate Committee (NRSC) sent out a fundraising email calling the 2020 election a “contested takeover,” which it signed with former Vice President Mike Pence‘s name—but he didn’t approve the message. Pence refused to cave to former President Donald Trump‘s pressure to not formally certify the official election results on January 6, the day the U.S. CapitolContinue reading “GOP Sends Out Fake Pence Email Calling 2020 Election ‘Contested Takeover,’ Then Apologizes”

Seditious Presidents Shouldn’t Be Allowed To Run Again, Argues Fox News’ Juan Williams

And the “facts say Trump tried to stage a coup,” declared the Fox News’ analyst. American presidents who try to strong-arm democracy to hang onto power should not be allowed to run again, Fox News’ liberal-leaning pundit Juan Williams argued Monday in an impassioned attack on Donald Trump. Williams, in a column in The Hill,Continue reading “Seditious Presidents Shouldn’t Be Allowed To Run Again, Argues Fox News’ Juan Williams”

DOJ notes revealed: Trump’s coup was longer in the making than we thought

Jeffrey Clark was no Justice Department rogue. He was doing a dry run for a coup long in the making It’s no secret that former President Donald Trump plotted to overturn the 2020 election if he lost. He had set up the scenario for months, even declaring at one point that the only way theContinue reading “DOJ notes revealed: Trump’s coup was longer in the making than we thought”

The Trump DOJ tried to seize 3 Washington Post journalists’ communications the day before Attorney General William Barr stepped down, new documents show

The Trump DOJ tried to obtain three journalists’ records days before Attorney General William Barr left office. The three Washington Post journalists were covering Russia’s influence in the 2016 election. The court order was filed on December 22, 2020 – Barr, a powerful Trump ally, left the next day. Former President Donald Trump’s Justice DepartmentContinue reading “The Trump DOJ tried to seize 3 Washington Post journalists’ communications the day before Attorney General William Barr stepped down, new documents show”

Trump says being impeached twice didn’t change him: ‘I became worse’

Former President Trump on Sunday said he “became worse” after he was impeached by the House of Representatives twice during his four years in office. Trump, during a speech at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), compared calls for his impeachment to calls for former Attorney General William Barr‘s impeachment. Two ethics groups in October called on the HouseContinue reading “Trump says being impeached twice didn’t change him: ‘I became worse’”

Trump Pressured DOJ To Back Election Fraud Claims, New Emails Show

The president and his allies pushed senior Justice Department officials to overturn the election results and keep him in power, documents show. New emails released Tuesday by Democrats on the House Oversight Committee reveal a pressure campaign by then-President Donald Trump and his allies to push Justice Department officials to overturn the 2020 election results.Continue reading “Trump Pressured DOJ To Back Election Fraud Claims, New Emails Show”

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