Jan. 6 panel subpoenas a Trump ally who promised to pursue his election fraud claims

The Democratic-led House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol issued a subpoena Wednesday for an ex-Justice Department official who had promised to pursue former President Donald Trump’s false election fraud claims. The official, Jeffrey Clark, was a key figure in a recent Senate report detailing Trump’s attempts to enlist the department in his effortsContinue reading “Jan. 6 panel subpoenas a Trump ally who promised to pursue his election fraud claims”

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”

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”

US attorney tells Senate he resigned before Trump could fire him for refusing to back Georgia election lies

On Wednesday, The New York Times reported that Byung Pak, a former U.S. Attorney for Atlanta, told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he resigned to avoid being fired by President Donald Trump for refusing to endorse his claims that there was extensive voter fraud in Georgia. “While he did not discuss Mr. Trump’s role in his decision toContinue reading “US attorney tells Senate he resigned before Trump could fire him for refusing to back Georgia election lies”

Follow the money: Understanding the deep roots of Donald Trump’s coup attempt

It sure looks as if Jan. 6, and the entire Trump presidency, were planned and funded by oligarchs in the shadows Donald Trump and his allies and followers were involved in a conspiracy against American democracy, the Constitution, the general welfare and the rule of law. Trump may have been president by title, but not in spirit orContinue reading “Follow the money: Understanding the deep roots of Donald Trump’s coup attempt”

Trump’s acting attorney general revealed ‘frightening’ activity at Justice Department, Senate Judiciary chair says

Senate Judiciary Chairman Dick Durbin said August 8 that former acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen revealed in testimony this weekend “frightening” information about what had occurred at the Justice Department during the waning days of the Trump administration. Senate Judiciary Chairman Dick Durbin said Sunday that former acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen revealed in testimony thisContinue reading “Trump’s acting attorney general revealed ‘frightening’ activity at Justice Department, Senate Judiciary chair says”

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”

Emails: Michigan sheriff sought to seize voting machines amid Trump claims

Barry County Sheriff Dar Leaf last year tried to enlist fellow “constitutional sheriffs” to seize Dominion voting machines at the heart of an election conspiracy theory promoted by then-President Donald Trump, Bridge Michigan has learned. A trove of emails obtained by Bridge through the Freedom of Information Act indicate Trump had at least some law enforcement supportContinue reading “Emails: Michigan sheriff sought to seize voting machines amid Trump claims”

Trump Wanted His Justice Department to Stop ‘SNL’ From Teasing Him

“SNL” amounted to “nothing less than unfair news coverage and Dem commercials,” Trump tweeted in 2018, pondering whether his thought “should be tested in courts, can’t be legal?” It was the middle of Donald Trump’s presidency, and he was—yet again—mad at Saturday Night Live. And he wanted the federal government to help him settle the score. In March 2019, theContinue reading “Trump Wanted His Justice Department to Stop ‘SNL’ From Teasing Him”

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