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.

Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas convicted for funneling foreign money into US campaigns

Giuliani associate Lev Parnas was convicted on 6 campaign finance-related charges after a high-profile trial. His co-defendant, Andrey Kukushkin, was also found guilty of the two charges against him. Both men were accused of illegally funneling a Russian businessman’s money into US campaigns. Lev Parnas, a Ukrainian business associate of former New York mayor RudyContinue reading “Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas convicted for funneling foreign money into US campaigns”

Steve Bannon admits he helped plan 6 January Trump rally to ‘kill the Biden presidency in the crib’

Former White House strategist ‘privately told President Trump to have a reckoning on January 6th,’ Robert Costa says Trump White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon has said that he spoke with Donald Trump ahead of his rally on 6 January, discussing how to “kill the Biden presidency in the crib” before a pro-Trump mob laid siege to the Capitol to stop the certificationContinue reading “Steve Bannon admits he helped plan 6 January Trump rally to ‘kill the Biden presidency in the crib’”

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”

GOP Strategist Arrested for Underage Sex Trafficking

The feds just arrested wealthy Republican strategist and occasional Fox News guest Anton Lazzaro on five counts of underage sex trafficking. Anton Lazzaro, a young Republican strategist and former congressional campaign manager in Minnesota, was arrested on underage sex trafficking charges Thursday morning, according to federal law enforcement. Lazzaro, an occasional Fox News guest whoContinue reading “GOP Strategist Arrested for Underage Sex Trafficking”

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”

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 Ally Allegedly Told Arizona Official ‘We Need You To Stop the Counting’: Report

The head of Arizona’s Republican Party, an ally of former President Donald Trump, reportedly demanded that officials stop counting votes while the ex-president was losing the state to President Joe Biden last year. Newly released records show that at some point during the election’s aftermath, Arizona Republican Party Chairwoman Kelli Ward texted former Maricopa County Board of SupervisorsContinue reading “Trump Ally Allegedly Told Arizona Official ‘We Need You To Stop the Counting’: Report”

Giuliani facing inquiry into whether he lobbied Trump for Turkey

Rudy Giuliani is the subject of a Justice Department inquiry into possible foreign lobbying for Turkish interests separate from a criminal probe of his activities in Ukraine, according to people familiar with the matter. For almost a year, the former New York mayor and personal lawyer to Donald Trump has been fielding questions about whetherContinue reading “Giuliani facing inquiry into whether he lobbied Trump for Turkey”

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