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Analysis: Murdoch emails loom large in election lawsuits against Fox News

Did Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch influence Fox News’ coverage of claims about two voting technology companies — knowing that those claims were false? That has become a significant question in defamation lawsuits filed by Smartmatic and Dominion Voting Systems Corp against Fox News and its parent company Fox Corp (FOXA.O). The plaintiffs are asking for more than $4 billion inContinue reading “Analysis: Murdoch emails loom large in election lawsuits against Fox News”

Capitol riot committee subpoenas Kayleigh McEnany and nine other Trump White House officials

The former White House Press Secretary is one of ten former Trump administration officials included in the latest round of subpoenas The House select committee investigating the 6 January insurrection has issued subpoenas for documents and testimony to 10 former Trump administration officials who served at the highest levels of government during the worst attack on theContinue reading “Capitol riot committee subpoenas Kayleigh McEnany and nine other Trump White House officials”

Trump Campaign Knew Lawyers’ Voting Machine Claims Were Baseless, Memo Shows

Days before lawyers allied with Donald Trump gave a news conference promoting election conspiracy theories, his campaign had determined that many of those claims were false, court filings reveal. Two weeks after the 2020 election, a team of lawyers closely allied with Donald J. Trump held a widely watched news conference at the Republican Party’sContinue reading “Trump Campaign Knew Lawyers’ Voting Machine Claims Were Baseless, Memo Shows”

Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, and the MyPillow Guy Are in Huge Trouble

On Wednesday, a Trump-appointed judge spanked three Trump boosters for spreading Trump’s lies in a ruling that could cost them hundreds of millions of dollars in damages. District Judge Carl J. Nichols crafted a blistering opinion allowing three defamation lawsuits filed by Dominion Voting Systems against MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell and Trump’s lawyers, Sidney Powell and Rudy Giuliani, to move forwardContinue reading “Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, and the MyPillow Guy Are in Huge Trouble”

Michigan judge presses pro-Trump attorneys on whether they checked claims

A Detroit federal judge pressed Republican lawyers Monday on whether they personally examined unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud in Michigan before attempting to use them to overturn the state’s election. Beginning at 8:30 a.m., U.S. District Court Judge Linda Parker questioned Sidney Powell of Texas and other attorneys who sought to have former President DonaldContinue reading “Michigan judge presses pro-Trump attorneys on whether they checked claims”

Trump-tied ‘dark money’ groups funding Arizona ballot review

Dark money groups tied to former President Donald Trump’s inner circle and backed by people who spread baseless claims about the 2020 presidential election appear to be playing a big role in funding an unprecedented review of 2.1 million ballots in Arizona. Republicans in the Arizona state Senate, which authorized the probe, allocated $150,000 in stateContinue reading “Trump-tied ‘dark money’ groups funding Arizona ballot review”

Company: Ex-Trump lawyer raiding nonprofit for personal use

Former Trump attorney and self-proclaimed “Kraken releaser” Sidney Powell has told prospective donors that her group, Defending the Republic, is a legal defense fund to protect the integrity of U.S. elections. But the company suing Powell over her baseless claims of a rigged presidential election says the true beneficiary of her social welfare organization is Powell herself. Dominion VotingContinue reading “Company: Ex-Trump lawyer raiding nonprofit for personal use”

Newsmax Issues Retraction and Apology for 2020 Election Coverage

“No evidence” a Dominion Voting employee tampered with results, far-right network admits. Newsmax, the far-right news outlet that boosted the Trump campaign’s false claims of 2020 election rigging, admitted on Friday that there was “no evidence” that an executive at Dominion Voting Systems had tampered with election results. The statement was part of a settlementContinue reading “Newsmax Issues Retraction and Apology for 2020 Election Coverage”

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